Field Officer – Child & Maternal Health


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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 and mental health services throughout Kununurra and surrounding communities. We are looking for a likeminded individual to join our team of professionals, based at our clinic in Kununurra.

About the role

  • To work as a part of the OVAHS Child and Maternal Health team by providing safe and efficient transport of clients, goods, correspondence, and pathology
  • To work as part of the OVAHS team in providing a quality and patient focused health care
  • Ensure the focus of care is on the needs of Aboriginal patients within the context of their cultural identity, family, and social circumstances.


  1. Possess a current C-class driver’s license.
  2. National Police Check (current within the previous 3 months), or willingness to obtain one.
  3. Knowledge and understanding of the issues pertaining to the health of Aboriginal people in rural and remote areas.
  4. Proven abilities to be organised and use work time effectively.
  5. Willingness to comply with all relevant OSH legislation including the Road Traffic Act.
  6. Demonstrate effective written and interpersonal communication skills.
  7. Willingness to share knowledge of the local community and culture that is relevant to client care, where appropriate.
  8. Demonstrate the ability to function as a team member and to follow direction.
  9. Able to provide courteous and client-focused services.
  10. Can work for short periods under extreme weather conditions when on outreach and community visits.
  11. Be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.


  1. Previous experience as a driver or field officer.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations.

Licensing Requirements

  1. Hold a current and valid Working with Children Check
  2. Able to produce a National Police Clearance (current within the prior 30 days)
  3. Hold a current C-Class 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. Above award salary $62,242.02 per annum pro rata, plus
  2. Rental allowance
  3. 12-month Annual Airfare $1800 on continued service
  4. 5 weeks accrued Annual leave
  5. An additional 10 days paid Christmas leave
  6. Salary Sacrifice greatly increasing take-home pay.
  7. Superannuation

More information

To access the full job description and more information about working with us, visit the Careers page on our website or contact Derek Donohue (Practice Nurse Manager)  on 08 9166 2266 or via email


To be considered for this position and shortlisted for an interview, please submit the below documents to:

  1. A Cover Letter addressing each of the selection criteria (located within the attached job description)
  2. A current CV/Resume along with the names of a least two referees.


Applications Close: 21st of April 2023

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

OVAHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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