Health Promotion Officer – Rheumatic Heart Disease

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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

The Health Promotion Officer will support the design and implementation of community awareness campaigns through the delivery of health education, activities, and prevention messages of Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) and Acute Rheumatic Fever (ARF). This position works with community groups, primary health care staff, environmental health services and the wider health service workforce to provide culturally safe and supported pathways between primary, secondary, and tertiary healthcare. The role will assist to develop local strategies to raise awareness that will target Strep A, skin infections, throat infections to prevent ARF and RHD.


Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons are strongly encouraged to apply.


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. ACCHS Award range $75,625.47 – $80,300.69 pro rata per annum (inclusive of air-con subsidy and uniform allowance)
  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. Opportunity to salary sacrifice, greatly increasing take-home wage
  7. Superannuation


Applications Close: Ongoing


More information

Contact Derek Donohue (Practice Nurse Manager)  on 08 9166 2266 or via email


To apply, 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
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Kununurra

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