Community Liaison Officer (CLO)


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‘Team, balance, community, benefits, environment, autonomy, connecting…’

These are some of the top reasons our staff rate OVAHS as an Employer of Choice in the Kimberley region.

We do what we love, and we love what we do. Our vision is to improve the health and well-being of Aboriginal people in our region, and that’s why the delivery of quality and culturally secure primary and allied health services is our passion. We work adaptively and with transparency to determine, prioritize, and meet the health and well-being needs of Aboriginal people in our region.

OVAHS is a not-for-profit, multidisciplinary primary health care service delivering clinical, allied health and mental health throughout Kununurra and surrounding communities. We are looking for a likeminded individual to join our team of professionals, based at our office in Kununurra.


About the role

Working within your local community you will be the main contact person for the Suicide Prevention Trial site. This position will work closely with the Kimberley Aboriginal Suicide Project Coordinator to support and engage local community people in identifying, implementing, and evaluating suicide prevention activities related to the Kimberley Aboriginal suicide prevention trial.


Please note: Due to the nature of the role, applicants must identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander as a genuine occupational qualification in accordance with section 50 (d) of the Equal Opportunity Act (1984).



  1. Sound communication skills – verbal, non-verbal and written
  2. Patience and empathy
  3. Good teamwork skills
  4. Maturity and a responsible attitude
  5. Good organisational skills
  6. Ability to work on your own
  7. Be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent
  8. Able to produce a current National Police Clearance (within the last 30 days)
  9. Able to produce a Working with Children’s Check
  10. Able to produce a current driver’s license


What you can expect from working at OVAHS:

As well as working in a positive team culture and supportive environment, OVAHS offers multiple benefits to employees, including and not limited to:

  1. Salary (Depending on skills and experience)
  2. Rental allowance – $6240 per annum
  3. Aircon Subsidy included into the annual salary
  4. 12-month Annual Airfare $1800 on continued service
  5. 5 weeks accrued Annual leave
  6. An additional 10 days paid Christmas leave
  7. Salary Sacrifice up to $30,000
  8. Superannuation
  9. Training and development


More information

Contact Jenni Rogers (Health Programs Manager)  on 08 9166 2209 or via email

To apply

Applicants should address each of the selection criteria (located within the job description found on our website) and include their resume along with the names of a least two referees. Email your application to


Applications Close: 30th January 2023doc_1332_CLO Suicide Prevention JDF v3

We reserve the right to close off this position before the closing date.


OVAHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Category: SSU
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Kununurra

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