Tell me about this role…

ASHM provides leadership in the field of HIV, viral hepatitis, sexual health and other bloodborne viruses through collaboration, facilitation, direct action, and workforce capacity building. We work collaboratively and in partnership to preserve and protect the health of those impacted. We function as a cohesive and inclusive group of professionals, advancing ASHM’s vision in a skilled, informed, compassionate and appropriate way.

The Indigenous Health Engagement Advisor will lead the development of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander program within ASHM, establishing new and managing existing relationships with key partners and organisations, to progress opportunities to improve the health workforce’s knowledge, skills and cultural competency in managing the HIV, viral hepatitis and sexual and health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

ASHM considers that being an Aboriginal and/or a Torres Strait Islander person is a genuine occupational requirement for this position. Therefore, this role is only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, as an affirmative measure under subsection 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a motivated strategic thinker to lead ASHM in a direction that fosters positive outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities and positions ASHM as an organisation, as a leader or an emerging leader recognised in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.  This role requires someone who is skilled in building relationships, is self-driven and committed to supporting health professionals. They would support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and organisations to become actively involved in the design, delivery and evaluation of ASHM’s services, policies and programs.

What do we offer?

We are committed and dedicated to being a culturally safe organisation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to work alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led organisations. Our Reconciliation Action Plan and our ASHM Board Indigenous Health Engagement National Advisory Group currently guide our work. Cultural mentoring and support are available, as well as training and professional development. We offer generous employee benefits including salary packaging, flexible leave and working arrangements.

We are also able to provide guaranteed confidentiality, support and flexibility in the recruitment process and connect any potential applicants with one of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander partners to discuss their application.

Why apply?

This is a new position within our organisation, so it would be a great opportunity to develop the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander program and shape the way ASHM does its work. A big part of the role will be to initiate and encourage relationships with a range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander partner organisations, with the aim of improving the health care provided to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people affected by HIV, viral hepatitis and sexual health.

To access ASHM’s RAP - https://www.ashm.org.au/programs/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-program/ashms-reflect-reconciliation-action-plan-rap/

ASHM provides a child-safe environment in all its programs and activities.

Informal discussion about any aspect of this role is strongly welcomed and will not impact on your application.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 26 November 2021.

To review the position description and apply - https://ashm.recruitmenthub.com.au/ASHM-Jobs/5705527/title/Indigenous-Health-Engagement-Advisor