Your New Career Awaits!
Kimberley Renal Services (KRS), as a part of the larger Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services, currently has a unique opportunity for a Learning and Development Coordinator to join their dedicated team on a full-time basis based in Broome. The opportunity to work out of either Derby or Kununurra may be available to the right candidate.
Working with all areas of the wider KRS community, this critical role will be responsible for coordinating and delivering of all training and development opportunities ensuring Kimberley Renal Services complies with all Accreditation and Licencing Standards. Working with both clinical and non-clinical areas, you will have the opportunity to create the training framework for the organisation.
What you will (l)earn
Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Ltd (KAMS) is an organisation that truly values its team and is committed to improving employee knowledge, skills and experience. This is a highly attractive opportunity for people interested in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health to make a real difference in local communities.
For your hard work and dedication to this role, you will receive:
- An attractive base salary circa $93,525;
- Accommodation Allowance;
- Relocation assistance available;
- Generous 5 weeks of leave per year, giving you time to explore the magnificent sights of the Kimberley region!
People who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander are encouraged to apply.
As the Learning and Development Coordinator for KRS, you will be uniquely positioned to create and deliver training and development opportunities across the entire KRS organisation. With strong communication and interpersonal skills, you will develop relationships across all levels of the organisation, enabling you to tailor training to the needs of the individual and the organisation as a whole.
What you'll need to be successful:
- Certificate IV in Training and Assessment;
- Strong Demonstrated experience in training and development delivery;
- An understanding of national and Western Australian training standards and requirements
- Federal Police Clearance
While experience working in a remote location and experience with ISO accreditation are not required for the role, these would be viewed favourably.
As part of this role, you will travel occasionally by air in small planes and/or by road to visit neighbouring remote communities and experience parts of Australia that many never get the opportunity to see. You will need a current open Driver's License and be comfortable travelling under these conditions.
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About the Organisation
The successful applicant will be employed by KAMS.
KAMS is a well-established regional Aboriginal community controlled health service, founded in 1986, which provides centralised advocacy and resource support for 6 independent member services, as well as providing direct clinical services in a further 6 remote Aboriginal communities across the region. Kimberley Renal Services (KRS) includes 4 Renal Health Centres based in Fitzroy Crossing, Broome, Kununurra, and Derby and a mobile prevention unit.
The incidence of Kidney Disease in the Kimberley is one of the highest in Australia. Chronic Kidney disease (CKD) and End-Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD) incidence within the Aboriginal population of the Kimberley dramatically exceeds the national burden of disease. Dialysis prevalence in this region has more than tripled in the last decade and is increasing at a much faster rate than in the rest of Western Australia (WA).
KRS and the regional Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) have developed a renal strategic plan to help combat this health crisis. This has enabled many patients to return to the Kimberley from Perth, which is 2,500kms away, to receive their treatment.
About the Kimberley Region
The Kimberley region is located in the northern part of Western Australia and covers about 421,000 square kilometres. The Kimberley has only three towns with a population of more than 2,000 (Broome, Derby and Kununurra), and the total population is around 37,000. In addition to the sealed Route 1, which runs along the southern part of the area, the unsealed Gibb River Road runs through the heart of the region from Derby to the highway near Kununurra. Access to much of the region is by dirt road, air or sea.
Industries in the region have included pearling (a big industry in Broome for many years until the 1940s), mining (including the Argyle Diamond mine, which began operation in 1983 and is still producing about 1/3 of the world's diamonds), agriculture (centred on the Ord River Irrigation Area near Lake Argyle) and tourism. The geology of the area is varied and fascinating, as well as producing some spectacular scenery.