Administration Officer

Job No: PAMS1035
Location: Newman

Location: Newman
Employment Type: Permanent
Employment Category: Full time
Remuneration: $55,566.00 - $63,763.26

About the Organisation

With an administrative hub based in Newman, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, The Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS) provides holistic primary health care to the individuals and families within the remote communities of Jigalong, Parnngurr, Punmu and Kunawarritji.

PAMS has over 700 registered clients, with most being Martu. Services offered include health education and promotion programs and initiatives, as well as the monitoring and management of ongoing health issues such as diabetes, hypertension, ante-natal & post-natal care and child health.

About the Opportunity

Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service is currently seeking a highly organised, knowledgeable and efficient Administration Officer to join our Administration Hub in Newman. This is a great chance to gain experience within a supportive organisation!

The Administration Officer is accountable to the CEO and will report directly to the Operations Manager. The occupant of this position will be responsible for providing PAMS with administration support including reception duty, assisting the Finance Officer and the Finance & Contracts Manager (at Aboriginal Health Council of WA) to ensure timely processing of accounts payable.

Our successful applicant will be enthusiastic, a team player and maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality at all times.

To view the full Position Description and Selection Criteria, visit

About You

To be considered for this position, you must have:

  • Experience in general office administration;
  • Demonstrated working experience as a Finance Assistant, Bookkeeper, Payroll Officer or similar role;
  • High attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Sound written communication skills- able to draft correspondence, edit documents and write instructional information;
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills- able to communicate with clients and external visitors, managers and staff at all levels and present a professional image;
  • Good keyboard skills and demonstrated competence in the use of business technology and desktop applications including, internet, word, spreadsheet and database packages;
  • Good time management skills with the ability to effectively plan and organise and coordinate own workload;
  • The ability to maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality;
  • Ability to work independently, show initiative and work productively within the team environment; and
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and to work to deadlines.

Certificate IV in Business Studies or other relevant tertiary qualification would be highly regarded however is not essential.

The position involves working with a multicultural organisation where the majority of staff, clients and stakeholders identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. Candidates must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Please note: In addition to the above skills and experience, the successful candidate will require an unrestricted WA “C” Class Driver’s Licence, and be required to submit a National Police Clearance (dated within 3 months) prior to appointment, in order to be eligible for the position.

Applicants for this position must be legally entitled to work in Australia and will be required to provide evidence of this entitlement. Acceptable evidence includes an Australian or New Zealand passport, birth certificate, or foreign passport with relevant visa.

About the Benefits

While you will face diverse new challenges in the role, you will also enjoy an attractive remuneration package including a base salary of $55,566.00 - $63,763.26 per annum plus superannuation. You'll also gain access to generous salary packaging options, which will greatly increase your take home pay. In addition, you will have access to a number of fantastic benefits including:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • 5 weeks’ annual leave + 17.5% leave loading
  • Power subsidy in accordance with the PAMS Employee Remuneration Policy
  • Support to further invest in your career through additional training + study leave options
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Retention Initiatives in accordance with the PAMS Employee Remuneration Policy

This position offers the opportunity to work closely with remote Aboriginal communities and make a drastic impact to the health and well-being outcomes of these communities.

PAMS operates four remote sites, three of which have a team of one nurse and a range of ancillary workers. Although the successful candidates will have a substantive location (Newman) they must be prepared from time to time to work across any one of these sites should they be required.

PAMS operates in some of the most remote parts of Australia and staff are required to be proficient at driving a 4WD vehicle and willing to fly in light aircraft.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Applications close at 5pm, Sunday 19 January 2020

For further information about this position please call Lailah Eloche on 08 9227 1631.

As per section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA) PAMS actively seeks to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the differing needs of our clients and stakeholders and to improve equal opportunity outcomes for our employees.

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