Health Promotion Coordinator - Sunrise Health Service - Katherine

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

The Practice

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.

The Role 

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 nutrition and general health promotion. The Health Promotion Coordinator will also provide supervision of three Nutrition community-based workers. 

Essential Criteria

The successful candidate will hold an undergraduate qualification in health promotion or a related discipline. They will demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to plan, implement and evaluate community driven health promotion programs in a sensitive and culturally safe manner in a remote Aboriginal community.

The ideal person will have a demonstrated understanding and adherence to the principles of Aboriginal community control of health services and an ability to practice in a sensitive and culturally safe manner in a remote Aboriginal community.

A qualification in public health or community development is desirable.

A full summary of both role responsibilities and essential criteria are contained within the position description.

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For a confidential discussion about this excellent opportunity contact the Recruitment and Retention team:

t 08 8982 1000


Applicants are required to provide a current CV and address the selection criteria contained in the position description.


Northern Territory PHN (NT PHN) offers 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

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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