Youth Program Officer

Job No: AHCWA263
Location: Highgate, WA

Location: Highgate, Perth 
Employment Type: Full time / Fixed Term until 30 June 2021
Remuneration: $64,347 - 72,113 + superannuation + salary sacrifice

About the Organisation

AHCWA is the peak body for the 23 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) in Western Australia. We are an evolving organisation that acts as a forum to lead the development of Aboriginal Health policy, to influence and monitor performance across the health sector, to advocate for and support community development and capacity building in Aboriginal Communities.

We advocate for the rights and entitlements of all Aboriginal people throughout Western Australia, at a local, regional, State and National level.

To find out more about AHCWA, click here to visit our website.

About the Opportunity 

The AHCWA Health Programs team have a newly created Youth Program Officer opportunity!

As the Youth Program Officer, you will develop an Implementation Plan, inclusive of strategies and activities to execute the Western Australian Aboriginal Youth Health Strategy 2018 – 2023.

Your day to day responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) the following:

  • Assisting in the development of an evaluation plan and the evaluation of the WA Aboriginal Youth Health Strategy 2018-2023;
  • Contributing to the implementation, review and evaluation of the strategy in collaboration with and support from the Aboriginal Youth Program Coordinator, AHCWA Youth Committee, Policy team and management team;
  • Coordinating program initiatives and activities as identified by AHCWA’s Youth Strategy;
  • Developing and maintaining comprehensive project plans, timelines and succinct progress reports;
  • Using baseline findings for benchmarking the strategy/setting targets and regularly incorporate feedback and other monitoring observations to the implementation plan to enhance effectiveness;
  • Documenting progress with respect to implementation methodologies, effects and outcomes of activities to generate evidence for reporting, decision making, policy advocacy, up-scaling best practices and lessons to be drawn from the project.

To view the full position description and selection criteria, click here.

To be successful in this position you will have experience in the planning, implementation and management of community development projects in collaboration with communities and young people, a strong understanding of youth engagement strategies and the ability to mentor Aboriginal youth within our sector. 

Most importantly, you must be able to effectively communicate, promote and uphold AHCWA's initiatives and values. Our values underpin how we conduct business. These are embedded in all roles and when applying, applicants must evidence how their skills and expertise match their ability to work in a way that reflects our values. AHCWA’s values are: culture, resilience, accountability, collaboration, passion and integrity.

About the Benefits

$64,347 - 72,113 + superannuation + salary sacrifice.

In addition, you will have access to a number of fantastic benefits including:

  • Support to further invest in your career through additional professional development
  • Study leave options
  • Annual leave loading
  • Bring your dog to work day
  • Employee assistance program
  • Up to 2 days volunteer leave per year


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Applications close at 5pm, Tuesday 30th April 2019


 For further information about this position please call Sarah Calder on 08 6145 1049

As per section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA) AHCWA seeks to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the different needs of our clients and stakeholders and to improve equal opportunity outcomes for our employees.

The Aboriginal Health Council of WA reserves the right to contact the current or most recent employer(s) and evaluate past employment records of applicants selected for interview. Applicants will be subject to a rigorous employment screening process which will include Reference Checks, Criminal Record Checks, Drug & Alcohol Screening, Medical History Checks, psychometric screening and Working with Children Check. Employment is subject to satisfactory clearance of all relevant checks.






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