Field Officer



Job Title: Field Officer

Location: Kununurra 


‘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

 The Field Officer position is integral in providing quality and patient focused health care to the community. The role works as a part of the OVAHS clinical team by providing safe and efficient transport of clients, goods, correspondence, and pathology. The focus of care is on the needs of Aboriginal patients within the context of their cultural identity, family and social circumstances.

Please note: Due to the nature of the Field Officer 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. Possess a “C” driver’s license.
  2. A current National Police Check with proven safety record as a motorist.
  3. Be able to undertake the role within organisational standards and quality of care, which is effective, efficient and in accordance with best practice and agreed standards and policies.
  4. Knowledge and understanding of the issues pertaining to the health of Aboriginal people in rural and remote areas.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations.
  6. Proven abilities to be organised and use work time effectively.
  7. Willingness to comply with OHS legislation and Road Traffic act
  8. Demonstrate effective written and interpersonal communication skills.
  9. Willingness to share, with other staff members, knowledge of the local community and culture that is relevant to client care.
  10. Demonstrate the ability to function as a team member and to follow direction.
  11. Able to provide courteous and client focused services.


  1. Previous experience as a driver or field officer

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 the award, position and experiences)
  2. Rental allowance – $6240 per annum
  3. Aircon Subsidy included into the annual salary
  4. 12 month Annual Airfare $1800 to Perth, return or cash equivalent
  5. 5 weeks accrued Annual leave
  6. An additional 10 days paid Christmas leave
  7. Salary Sacrifice up to $30,000
  8. Superannuation
  9. Other

More information

To access the full job description and more information about working with us, visit the Careers page on our website or contact Patricia Hill (Medical Records and Reception Manager)  on or 08 9166 2200.

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:  30.11.22

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

OVAHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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