Regional PAHA Coordinator

The Pilbara Aboriginal Health Alliance (PAHA) aims to be the representative body for Aboriginal Health Services in the Pilbara region. The PAHA aims to build partnerships with key stakeholders in order to promote health outcomes for the Pilbara and provide advocacy for the Pilbara Aboriginal communities.

The PAHA Working Group seeks to employ a Regional PAHA Coordinator to assist with establishing the PAHA. The PAHA Coordinator will work with the three working groups (Mawarnkarra Health Service, Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service and Wirraka Maya Health Service Aboriginal Corporation) to ensure the PAHA is created and meets all legislative requirements.

20 Sholl Street, Roebourne, WA 6718.

This role will be a fixed term part time position (0.5 FTE) for 12 months, with possibility of extension and travel will be required between South Hedland, Newman and Roebourne.

Other conditions of employment are identified in your contract for employment.

All Mawarnkarra employees are required to comply with all policies in force at the time of commencement of employment and those implemented from time to time.

As part of the orientation program, employees are required to sign declarations and agreement pursuant to policies of the Health Service.


The PAHA Coordinator will be responsible for the planning and coordination of regional activities, maintaining budgets and tracking expenditure as well as developing relationships with key stakeholders. As travel will be required in this role, sound knowledge of maintaining a safe working environment and occupational health and safety legislation is essential.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Exception time management and organisational skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • Strong administrative skills;
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team;
  • Strong computer skills and Microsoft Office experience;
  • Be willing to undertake a random drug and alcohol screening;
  • Ability to travel when required;
  • Western Australian Working with Children Check Card (or the ability to apply for one if required);
  • Current ‘C’ Class Driver’s License;
  • National Police Clearance (no more than 6 months).

It is desirable you poses a nationally recognized Diploma level or higher in this relevant field.

Attend and participate in the professional development program and relevant external seminars and conferences, as approved.

Performance will be appraised on an on-going basis and formally at the first 3 months and annually thereafter.

Consent to undergo a Working with Children Check and a National Police Certificate. Employment is conditional pending the outcome of these checks.

Must hold a current drivers licence.

All employees are subject to regular random drug and alcohol testing.

Applicants must obtain a copy of the selection criteria and address all criteria. Applications that do not address the selection criteria may not be considered. A copy of the position description and selection criteria may be obtained by calling the Human Resources on (08) 9172 0446 or via email at

Explore local and northwest attractions near Mawarnkarra Health Service

Our service is located within the City of Karratha 40 minutes from Karratha.

The Pilbara is home to several beautiful beaches with opportunities for diving and snorkelling. The area is perfect for fishing and other water-based activities such as boating, sailing and whale watching. Millstream Chichester National Park is famous for its watering holes and camping spots. Within just a few hours’ drive are the world heritage listed sites of Karijini National Park and Ningaloo Reef. There are regular community events such as the Dampier Markets and horse racing and the recent development of the Karratha Art’s Precinct has opened the region up to more artistic pursuits including exhibitions, dance and theatre performances. We enjoy easy access to attractions such as Indigenous Rock Art accessed through guided tours on the Burrup Peninsula.

Explore more about the Pilbara here.

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