Recruitment Officer

Job No: PAMS1040
Location: Highgate

Location: Highgate, WA
Employment Type: Full-time
Employment Category: 5-6 Month contract with the possibility of extension
Remuneration: $63,763.26 - $73,169.81 per annum pro rata + superannuation + salary sacrifice

About the Organisation

The Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS) provides holistic primary health care to the individuals and families within the remote Aboriginal communities of Jigalong, Parnngurr, Punmu and Kunawarritji.

PAMS has over 700 registered clients, with most being Martu. Services offered include health education and promotion programs and initiatives, as well as the monitoring and management of ongoing health issues such as diabetes, hypertension, ante-natal & post-natal care and child health.

About the Opportunity

The Recruitment Officer reports to and is directly accountable to the Operations Manager and is responsible for providing high quality and effective recruitment services to the Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS). The occupant will facilitate end to end recruitment, sourcing high quality candidates to fill permanent, fixed term and temporary positions, primarily focused on ensuring the effective staffing of the Newman Hub. The occupant will be responsible for developing and maintaining a candidate database of qualified, skilled and experienced candidates relevant to all positions within PAMS.

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About You

To be considered for this position, candidates must be able to clearly demonstrate their ability to meet the below Essential Selection Criteria:

  • Extensive experience as a recruitment consultant/officer in the healthcare industry or a related field.
  • A sound understanding of human resource functions as they relate to recruitment and selection.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate with applicants, external organisations, management and employees at all levels of the organisation.
  • Well-developed administrative skills, including strong attention to detail, accuracy and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in contributing to a small team, including the capacity to review and improve workplace practices.
  • Demonstrated capacity to effectively communicate, promote and uphold HR initiatives and values, including discretion and confidentiality.
  • Strong written communication skills – able to draft correspondence, edit documents and write instructional information.
  • Proficient keyboard skills and demonstrate proficiency in the use of business technology and desktop applications; including the use of Microsoft Office packages and internet database packages.
  • Well organised with the ability to effectively plan and coordinate own workload.

Ideally, in addition to the above, the successful candidate would also meet the following criteria:

  • The person is of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent and is acknowledged as such by their community.
  • Possession or working towards a qualification in Human Resources.
  • Experience with an e-recruitment candidate management system, such as Scout Recruit.
  • Experience in a not for profit organisation, ideally within the health industry.

The position involves working within a multicultural organisation where the majority of staff, clients and stakeholders identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. Candidates must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Please note: In addition to the above skills and experience, the successful candidate will require an unrestricted WA “C” Class Driver’s Licence, and be required to submit a National Police Clearance (dated within 3 months) prior to appointment.

Applicants for this position must be legally entitled to work in Australia and will be required to provide evidence of this entitlement. Acceptable evidence includes an Australian or New Zealand passport, birth certificate, or foreign passport with relevant visa.

About the Benefits

While you will face diverse new challenges in the role, you will also enjoy an attractive remuneration package including a base salary of $63,763.26 - $73,169.81 per annum pro rata plus superannuation. You'll also gain access to generous salary packaging options, which will greatly increase your take home pay. In addition, you will have access to a number of fantastic benefits including:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • 4 weeks’ annual leave + 17.5% leave loading
  • Support to further invest in your career through additional training + study leave options
  • Employee Assistance Program

This position offers the opportunity to work closely with remote Aboriginal communities and make a drastic impact to the health and well-being outcomes of these communities.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Please note there is no closing date for this advertisement. Applications will be assessed as received and interviews scheduled accordingly. PAMS reserves the right to withdraw this advertisement without further notice, therefore we encourage interested candidates to submit their application without delay.

For further information about this position please call Kimberley Biggs, Human Resources Advisor on (08) 9227 1631.

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

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