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Clinical Education and Support Officer - CAWLS

  • Tennant Creek
  • Full-time



  • Support implementation of the NT Health Clinical Guidelines for culturally safe DFSV practice within Tennant Creek Hospital.
  • Contribute to building capacity of DFSV and Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) interventions in the health sector through delivery of training at Tennant Creek Hospital and to staff within selected primary health partner organisations across the Barkly Region.
  • Work with the CAWLS Education Team to provide guidance and support to embed the principles underpinning the Northern Territory Government Risk Assessment and Management Framework (RAMF) into health practice at Tennant Creek Hospital and within selected primary health partner organisations.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Contribute to the development and delivery of training to enhance the capacity of frontline health workers to identify and respond to disclosures of DFSV and Child Sexual Abuse within the hospital setting, and within select primary health settings.
  2. Guide and support the Hospital and select primary health partners in aligning practice and processes to reflect the principles underpinning the NT Risk Assessment Management Framework, including through enhanced referral pathways and support responses to better meet social emotional health and wellbeing needs of patients.
  3. Contribute to the provision of a secondary consultation service ensuring compliance with confidentiality management processes, trauma-informed principles and mandatory reporting obligations.
  4. Contribute to the ongoing evaluation of the NT Health Clinical Guideline and to the Local Link pilot program, including through collection and compilation of both qualitative and quantitative data.
  5. Work with the Education and Policy Manager and CAWLS Management Team for the overall success of the implementation of the NT Health Clinical Guidelines and Primary Health Network Local Link Pilot program, fulfilling obligations pursuant to funding agreements and ensuring the service is compliant with all regulatory requirements.


Selection Criteria


  1. A Bachelor degree in a relevant health discipline/social services or law and/or substantial experience operating within the DFSV sector. 
  2. Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAA40104 or TAE40110) or equivalent, and/or degree. 
  3. Post graduate experience in providing contemporary advanced clinical services responding to domestic, family and sexual violence and demonstrated comprehensive understanding of culturally safe practice.
  4. Demonstrated ability to plan, develop, implement and evaluate clinical education and training activities.
  5. Demonstrated understanding of the dynamics of domestic, family and sexual violence as it affects women and children.
  6. Experience as an adult educator and/or facilitator with excellent public speaking skills;
  7. Well-developed communication, interpersonal skills, negotiation and conflict management skills, with experience working with multi-disciplinary team environment.
  8. High level planning and time management skills including the demonstrated ability to prioritise and complete tasks within expected timeframes and an understanding of the principles of quality improvement and patient safety.
  9. Personal commitment to reflection and self-care to build resilience and minimise the impact of vicarious trauma.
  10. Current NT Driver’s License, NT Ochre Card & Criminal History check (or the ability to obtain). 



  1. Familiarity with and experience implementing the NT DFSV Risk Assessment and Management Framework.
  2. Experience delivering training to the health sector. 
  3. Previous experience working in specialist DFSV service.
  4. Demonstrated understanding of the health service sector and the legal sector.
  5. Experience working with people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) / Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.


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Applications close 12:00 AM ACST, 1 August 2024. 


For further information contact Juilanna Marshall on 08 8952 4055 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Last modified: 09/07/2024 12:39 PM

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