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We employ some bright minds at Diabetes WA, and we are always on the lookout for more – whether they be employees, volunteers or fundraisers.

Our team is a dynamic group of individuals, dedicated to the cause of improving the lives of those affected by diabetes. For many of us, that cause is also a personal one. Almost half of us are affected by diabetes in some way, whether that be living with the condition or caring for a spouse or loved one with the condition.

Current Positions

Aboriginal Health Coordinator

Diabetes WA is a leading not-for-profit health organisation, providing support, education and programs to thousands of Western Australians at risk of, or affected by, diabetes.  The team at Diabetes WA is a dynamic group of individuals, working within a caring and empowering culture, dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by the condition.

We are currently seeking an experienced health practitioner to engage with Aboriginal communities across Western Australia and coordinate Diabetes WA programs, including diabetes training for local health professionals.

This position is a full-time, maximum term contract until 30th June 2022. We are offering a competitive salary with a broad range of employee benefits available, including salary packaging options that can add further value to annual salaries, depending on individual tax circumstances.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Coordination and delivery of culturally adapted diabetes programs, including Aboriginal DESMOND (DESY) and Feltman.
  • Facilitate programs, including preparing and scheduling tasks, provide training support to health professionals to ensure effective facilitation.
  • Project management of key contract requirements under the National Diabetes Services Scheme.
  • Maintain and develop partnerships and working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, attending stakeholder meetings, delivering presentations and acting as a Diabetes WA representative as required.
  • Develop high quality grant applications; and seek to secure opportunities for continued and expanded funding.
  • Some flexibility is required for the delivery of programs and services on evenings and weekends, with intra and inter-state travel.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Aboriginal health practitioner or health promotion officer qualifications.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in Aboriginal Health.
  • Experience working with Aboriginal communities and/or Aboriginal Controlled Organisations.
  • Strong project management skills including researching, developing, implementing and evaluating programs and projects.
  • Strong program delivery and group facilitation skills.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to engage with a wide range of stakeholders including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people.


  • Tertiary qualifications in health (or equivalent) or working towards.

If you are a self-driven and enthusiastic professional looking for a hands-on role within a supportive team environment, please apply via Seek by submitting your resume and a cover letter by 5pm, Friday 30th July 2021.

Please note Diabetes WA requires all employees provide a National Police Certificate and Working with Children Check (if applicable to position) upon commencement of employment.

Diabetes WA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons. Diabetes WA encourages people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from CALD backgrounds and people living with disabilities.

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