WACHS - Kimberley CADS - Indigenous Diversion Program Project Officer

Expressions of Interest
HSU Level G5
Salary:   $79,651 $86,534 plus allowances

Fixed Term - Full Time
15th May 2018 - 09 November 2018
(with the possibility of extension)

Position: 613605
Location: Kununurra

WA Health is committed to growing the Aboriginal workforce as a part of WA Health's Aboriginal Workforce Policy.  As a measure to achieve equality, Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position.  Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply.

POSITION DETAILS:  The Indigenous Diversion Project Officer (IDPO) provides alcohol and other drug assessments and referrals for offenders with alcohol and/or other drug use problems, appearing in the Magistrate's Court as part of the Indigenous Diversion Program.  The IDPO develops treatment plans and provides treatment/intervention for offenders with alcohol and/or other drug problems referred through the Magistrate's Court Develops and implements community development, prevention and early intervention activities within the rural and remote communities on the Magistrate's circuit(s).  Feedback is also provided to the court by the IDPO on offender progress through the program.

Vacancy is subject to a Working With Children (WWC) Check. For further information please refer to the WWC website at: http://www.checkwwc.wa.gov.au/default.htm. Pursuant of section 50(d) of the equal opportunity Act 1984, the occupant of the position must be of Aboriginal descent.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides alcohol and other drug assessment, referral and intervention to offenders with substance use issues, appearing in the Magistrate's Court across the Kimberley. Delivers alcohol and other drug community development, prevention and early intervention programs within the project's rural and remote communities. Liaises with relevant stakeholders in relation to client and program outcomes. Travel required as part of the Court Circuit (East Kimberley).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Enquiries are encouraged and should be directed to Matthew Looker , Coordinator, Kimberley Community Alcohol and Drug Service  on (08) 9194 2397 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SELECTION PROCESS: The selection process may not necessarily include the conduct of interviews. Please ensure that you seek the approval of your line manager to be released for the period of this appointment prior to submitting you application.


APPLICATIONS: Applicants are requested to submit a current Curriculum Vitae including at least two referees and lodge a written expression of interest including brief details (no more than 4 pages) detailing your skills, knowledge and why you should be considered for this position.

Please mark the application "EOI - Private and Confidential" and forward to Matthew Looker Coordinator, Kimberly Community Alcohol and Drug Service by one of the following methods:

Email:         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mail:            PO Box 3475, BROOME WA  6725
In Person:   KMHDS, Corner of Anne and Robinson Streets, Broome or alternately, KMHDS,        
                          Ivanhoe Road, Kununurra {attention to Cheryl Durrans}

CLOSING DATE: 1600hrs (4:00pm), Monday 23rd April 2018 - late applications will not be accepted

WA health is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of our service. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

WA Health supports flexible working practices within the context of quality health services.

WA Health is committed to a smoke-free work environment across all of its premises, grounds and vehicles.


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