Health Promotion Coordinator - Sunrise Health Service - Katherine

  • Rewarding opportunity to promote health initiatives
  • Immerse yourself in diverse work which takes you to regularly to remote communities
  • Enjoy attractive salary and benefits


Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation (SHSAC) is a community-controlled health organisation providing comprehensive primary health care services through nine remote health centres to some 4000 people living in the Katherine East region. Health centres are located at Barunga, Manyallaluk, Wugularr, Bulman, Mataranka, Jilkminggan, Minyerri, Ngukurr and Urapunga.

The SHSAC approach involves community people owning and controlling their health services. Strategic direction is set by the SHSAC Board with the aim of providing comprehensive primary health care programs that are holistic and culturally safe. It is a “two-way learning” model where program design combines traditional knowledge with Western evidence-based practice.

In this exciting role, the Health Promotion Coordinator will work with community members, relevant stakeholders and Sunrise Health Service staff to plan, implement and evaluate health promotion initiatives throughout the Sunrise region around general health promotion. The Health Promotion Coordinator will also provide supervision of three community-based workers


  • Coordinate the general health promotion activities of the Population health team and community clinics
  • Collaborate with community members, Community Liaison officer, Population Health staff, remote clinic staff and stakeholders to design, plan, implement and evaluate community driven health promotion initiatives
  • Devise and implement the strategic plan for Health Promotion at Sunrise Health Service
  • Provide management, mentoring and staff development for three community-based workers, to help facilitate the delivery of regular and sustainable community driven health promotion programs
  • Coordinate and implement a social media/marketing campaign to use for health promotion
  • Engage in community consultations regularly; including gathering feedback
  • Build and maintain partnerships with local stakeholders to help develop and support a coordinated approach to health promotion in communities
  • Coordinate the development of new culturally appropriate Health Promotion resources when needed


To be considered for this opportunity, you must meet the below essential criteria:

  • Undergraduate or post-graduate degree in health promotion or related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience designing, planning, implementing and evaluating community-driven health promotion programs and activities in remote Aboriginal or low SES communities
  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles of Aboriginal community control health services and ability to practice in a sensitive and culturally safe manner in a remote Aboriginal community
  • Demonstrated knowledge of comprehensive Primary Health Care Principles, including social determinants, and their application in a remote Aboriginal community setting
  • Well-developed presentation and communication skills and the ability to effectively negotiate and communicate in a cross-cultural setting
  • Demonstrated experience in health promotion or community development work
  • High level experience working in a multidisciplinary team environment


  • Qualification in public health or community development
  • Demonstrated experience in social marketing
  • Experience working in NT remote Aboriginal communities


  • Salary range $83,256 - $99,841
  • Six weeks annual leave
  • General professional development opportunities up to 10 days per annum
  • Diverse workload with Travel to remote communities

**The successful candidate must be willing to obtain a satisfactory police clearance and working with children’s check (Ochre) prior to commencement in this role.

**Candidates are required to address the above listed selection criteria and provide a cover letter with their application to be considered for this role.

Application close date 1st February 2019

If you would like to discuss this role further, please contact our Recruitment and Retention Team for a confidential discussion today.

t 08 8982 1070


NTPHN Incentives

Northern Territory PHN (NT PHN) may be able to offer support and financial assistance to health professionals who are relocating to the NT or moving within the NT to a greater remoteness area classification for the purposes of employment. For further information regarding these opportunities, contact the recruitment and retention team.

The Location: Katherine Region

The town of Katherine is the thriving main town within this sub-tropical region, situated a three hour drive south of Darwin. The main town is situated on the banks of the Katherine river and has a population of around 10,000 people while the larger Katherine region has a population of just over 24,000. Katherine is well equipped as a regional town with a shopping Centre that features a supermarket and many specialty shops. Katherine is on the edge of Kakadu National park which is filled with waterfalls and bush walks. Kayaking through the picturesque Katherine Gorge is a popular weekend activity.

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