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- KALPA PURRU WIRRANJARLKI - PUBLIC HEALTH SECTION -
GROW WELL ASSISTANT
Full-time, 38 hours a week
FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM
DISORDER (FASD) OFFICER
Full-time, 2 Year Contract
Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation is an Aboriginal community controlled organisation that provides
primary health services to the people of Tennant Creek and the Barkly Region, Northern Territory. Anyinginyi
offers a holistic approach to the physical and mental health and wellbeing of its clients through its clinical,
social and emotional, educational and fitness services.
This position is to support and assist the Grow Well Coordinator within their role, conducting health
promotional programs addressing nutrition in young children, and supporting early childhood
development, in Indigenous communities. Working throughout the Barkly region involved in the
development of activities that enable young mothers or carers to gain useful parenting skills.
If you are looking for a start in a new and rewarding challenge this is the role for you. You will be
required to travel to communities on a regular basis therefore it will be a requirement that you have a
drivers licence or can obtain one as soon as possible.
This position will build on the existing FASD networks, resources, programs and initiatives already
developed and implemented by Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation in Tennant Creek and across
the Barkly Region.
Work with community groups, health and other professionals to develop strategies for awareness,
education and support around FASD. Build community support for the promotion of healthy pre-
conception awareness, intervention and prevention strategies, including not drinking (for both women
These positions are identified Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander position under Section 57 of the NT
Anti-Discrimination Act; Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply.
Generous remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate including:
6 weeks annual leave, sick leave, RDOs, salary sacrificing provision and superannuation.
If you would like further information and a position description, please contact the Public Health
Section Manager, Samone Sallik on (08) 8962 2615 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
or the HR Admin Officer on 8962633 or email@example.com
All applicants will be required to obtain or be in possession of an OCHRE Card.
Visit our website: www.anyinginyi.org.au and download Job Descriptions and
apply online or just to find out more about our organisation.
APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Friday, 23 September 2016
- Culturally Responsive -
~ Prevention is the Solution~
The CLP Government
says our schools are
“NT Public Education is underfunded by 5 - 10 times”
Professor Stephen Lamb March 2015
Public schools have had their funding cut by 6.7% per student from
The worst cuts being inflicted on remote schools, which lost 13% of
their per student funding
During the same period, the Government INCREASED funding to
Catholic schools by 21.4% and Independent schools by 10.7%
Our children deserve properly funded schools. We ask you to vote for
nothing less. NT Council of Government School Organisations (COGSO).
Authorised by Tabby Fudge 41 Bagot Road, Ludmilla NT
PRISONERS returning to Tennant Creek and the
Barkly after their stint in jail have to find their own
The legislation change to the Correctional Services Act that
removed the Department’s obligation to fund the repatriation
of prisoners means that many locals have been stranded in
Alice Springs and Darwin.
The decision has put pressure on extended family members,
especially those living in Alice Springs, as visitors move in
to already-overcrowded homes.
A Tennant Creek woman, who moved to Alice Springs,
says she can’t say no to those who have nowhere else to go.
“We can’t say ‘go away’, she said.
“They have to come and stay until they get enough money
for the bus or someone can give them a lift because there’s
nowhere else for them to go.”
“They can cause a lot of problems too, like humbugging,
especially if they start drinking.”
Department of Correctional Services Senior Communi-
cations Officer Barry Lowe said the cost of repatriating
prisoners was an unfunded expense.
“We discovered that about 70 per cent of the prisoners who
were bought homebound tickets on their release never used
them, preferring to stay in Darwin or Alice Springs,” he said.
“We felt this waste of public money was unacceptable
however we continue to fund repatriation costs for prisoners
released on parole or on other correctional orders managed
Mr Lowe said the Department also looked at the repatria-
tion needs of prisoners on a case-by -case basis and under
certain circumstances, may still provide financial support
for prisoners wanting to return to their home communities.
“We encourage prisoners to plan for their return to society
when they are released,” he said.
“Most prisoners leave the correctional centres with con-
siderable savings from the money they earned working in
prison industries or on day release jobs,” he said.
“Released prisoners also receive an immediate $200 pay-
ment from Centrelink.”
Mr Lowe said there had been no complaints about his
Department’s position on prisoner repatriation.
“In fact many of our prisoners decide not to return to their
communities when they are released because of the link
between their lives in those communities and the offending
behaviour that led them to prison,” he said.
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