Project work available!

We have an exciting opportunity for Project Support Officer/s to support the Integrating Health Care Planning for Health and Prosperity in North Queensland (place-based planning) Project. The project aims to improve the responsiveness of health services to the health needs of communities in the North Queensland region. As part time Project Support Officer/s based in Kowanyama, this role will be responsible for supporting the project’s Local Reference Group, along with assisting in the coordination of place-based planning processes involving a series of co-design workshops or meetings, implementation of actions, and evaluation. We are looking for local people who know their community.

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What is place-based planning?

Place-based planning takes ‘an holistic approach to health services planning’. It is informed by exploring multiple different types of data including demographic, socioeconomic, workforce, and health behaviours and status; and developing partnerships between local health service providers (public and private), community groups, local, state/regional and national governments and their relevant agencies to use this data, with the benefit of local knowledge, to develop and deliver health programs and services.” (Yeboah 2005)

It takes: “a locally grounded approach to generate locally relevant solutions.” (Panzera 2016)

Yeboah, D. A. (2005). A framework for place based health planning. Australian Health Review, 29(1), 30-36. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1071/AH050030
Panzera AJ, Murray R, Stewart R, Mills J, Beaton N, Larkins S. Regional health workforce planning through action research: lessons for commissioning health services from a case study in Far North Queensland. Aust J Prim Health. 2016;22(1):63-68. doi: 10.1071/PY15149. PMID: 27469053.


Local Project Support Officer/s

To be confirmed

JCU Contacts

Kristy Clancy

Kaz Johnston 

[email protected]  

Deb Smith - 0409 637 206 or [email protected]