NACCHO TOP10+ #JobAlerts : This week in Aboriginal Health : #RuralHealthConf Doctors, Aboriginal Health Workers etc. etc

This weeks #Jobalerts

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1-2 .Danila Dilba Health Service Darwin (2 positions )

3-4-5 Awabakal (3 positions )

6. AH&MRC NSW Public Health and Member Services Support units.

7.Urapuntja Community  NT : Psychologist 

8. Ballarat : Director of Health and Home Support Services

9. Ceduna Koonibba Aboriginal Health Service – GP

10-13 Employment opportunities Lowitja Institute (3 positions)

14.Galangoor Duwalami Primary Health Care Service (2 GP’s)

15.Nunkuwarrin Yunti SA Chronic Condition Management Team


17. Wheatbelt Health Network WA Care Coordinator (Integrated Team Care)

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 1-2 .Danila Dilba Health Service Darwin (2 positions )

Danila Dilba Health Service is going through a dynamic period of expansion, growth and review and currently has the following vacancies

We offer:

  • Attractive salary with salary packaging benefits
  • Six weeks annual leave
  • Flexible hours
  • Training and development



*Total Salary: $66,322 – $71,376

Fixed Term – 1 Position – Full Time

The Outreach Worker will provide extensive support to identified clients affected by domestic violence to address social and family needs and to ensure their access to needed services in the Darwin and Palmerston regions. The Outreach Worker will also work with groups of people in the community to develop community resilience and capacity that is protective against violence

Applications Close:


(Close of business 5.00 p.m.)



*Total Salary: $69,137 – $75,584

1 Position – Full Time

The Aboriginal Health Practitioner (AHP) will participate in the provision of comprehensive primary health care to the Indigenous people of the Greater Darwin Area. In addition the AHP will provide a support role to other health practitioners both within the organisation and the community. The AHP is crucial to maintaining cultural integrity and advocates strongly for our patients.

*Total salary includes leave loading and superannuation

Applications Close:


(Close of business 5.00 p.m.)

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people encouraged to apply.
Danila Dilba Health Service is an Aboriginal community controlled organisation that provides comprehensive, high-quality primary health care and community services to Biluru (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) people in Yilli Rreung (greater Darwin) region.

3-4-5 Awabakal (3 positions )

3. Awabakal Business Manager

4.Awabakal Community Liaison

5. Awabakal Project Officer

 6. AH&MRC NSW Public Health and Member Services Support units.

Full-Time positions available Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council NSW

AH&MRC are looking for highly skilled employees with Aboriginal Health related experience.

We currently have full-time vacancies available in our Public Health and Member Services Support units.

Experience required

  • Knowledge, understanding and experience of Aboriginal health issues, including the social determinants of health – essential
  • Bachelor qualifications preferred but not essential
  • Experience working as an effective team member
  • Verbal communication skills that demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively through consultative processes with Aboriginal communities
  • Written communication skills that demonstrate your ability to prepare and present reports, briefs and general correspondence
  • Demonstrated computer and keyboard skills to operate Microsoft programs and other business applications with knowledge of word processing and spread sheet applications
  • A current driver’s license or the ability to acquire a license and capacity to undertake travel including to rural, remote and regional NSW communities and interstate
  • Attractive salary and salary packaging available
  • Based in Surry Hills, close to Central station and Hyde Park

About AH&MRC

The Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council of New South Wales (AH&MRC) is the peak representative body and voice of Aboriginal communities on health in NSW. We represent our members, the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) that deliver culturally appropriate comprehensive primary health care to their communities.

The AH&MRC is governed by a Board of Directors who are Aboriginal people elected by our members on a regional basis. We represent and support our members and their communities on Aboriginal health at state and national levels.

For further information and to view position descriptions for the roles available please contact Gordana Agic (HR Coordinator) on (02) 9212 4777 or email simply send through your CV via the Apply button below.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply

The AH&MRC is, and promotes, a smoke-free environment

(The AH&MRC considers that being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational qualification under s 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW))


7.Urapuntja Community  NT : Psychologist 



Title                                     Psychologist

Responsible To                 Clinic Manager

Location                             Amengernternenh Community, Utopia and Ampilatwatja        Community


The Urapuntja Community is situated on the Sandover Highway some 280 km north east of Alice Springs. Urapuntja Community comprises 16 Outstation communities spread out over some 3230 square km of desert. There are some 900 people who are mainly Anmatyerre and Alyawarra speaking people. Distances to the outstations vary from 5 to 100 kms from the clinic.

Urapuntja Health Service developed from many years of negotiations by Aboriginal people to have their own health service. Urapuntja is a community controlled health service with a Board of Directors which is elected from and by the community at the Annual General Meeting held each year. The Directors meets regularly to discuss issues and make decisions relevant to the Organisation.

The Psychologist position has been funded by the NTPHN to provide services to the residents of both the Urapuntja and Ampilatwatja Health Service areas.

The Psychologist will work as a member of the Social and Emotional Wellbeing Team as well as the clinical team, to provide psychological services addressing the needs of all clients using the bio-psychosocial to community members who self- refer or are referred by a provider. At times the Psychologist will work under the supervision of the Clinic Manager. At other times the Psychologist will be required to work with limited assistance. The Psychologist will be required to travel by 4WD vehicle to provide clinical services to remote outstations in both the Urapuntja and Ampilatwatja Health Service Areas.



  1. Create, develop and nurture culturally appropriate interactions within Primary Health Care (PHC) teams and with the community.
  2. Develop a positive culture within integrated PHC teams through development of “core” behavioural health skills including cooperative interpersonal relationship building strategies.
  3. Make appropriate referrals to other providers and seek resources to aid team members and community residents.
  4. Perform assessment and provide brief treatment for a wide range of psychological and behavioural health needs using brief therapy.
  5. Maintain currency of job knowledge and skills and assist PHC team members to self-care.
  6. Utilises professional communication and conflict resolution skills with team members, various brief therapeutic modalities including group learning circles, individual, child, family, couples counselling, and family support services.
  7. Direct Caseload that involves documentation and procedural adherence; includes Medicare billing as appropriate and provide identified social and emotional wellbeing services to clients.
  8. Provide evidence-based culturally appropriate interventions (including assessment, therapy and case management) on individual, group and family levels.
  9. Ensure the development of Mental Health Care Plans in collaboration with GP’s, for all eligible clients in the service, and facilitate the provision of co-ordinated clinical care and treatment for referred clients.
  10. Follow defined service quality standards and relevant Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) policies and procedures to ensure high quality, safe services are being provided within a safe workplace.


  1. Contribute to opportunities to Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) processes, quality and service delivery outcomes
  2. Participate in opportunistic and community screening activities
  3. Work with other community health program staff and seek advice and assistance from a General Practitioner
  4. Enter data accurately into the Communicare system
  5. Collect specified data on all client contacts in accordance with Clinic and funding body requirements
  6. Liaise with other staff within Urapuntja Health Service in regards to patient care, referrals and follow up as required
  7. Assist other health staff requiring community, cultural and/or linguistic assistance with clients where culturally appropriate
  8. To provide quality and professional service of care and work ethics at all times
  9. Work within strict confidentiality guidelines, ensuring all client and organisational information is kept secure
  10. Undertake any other duties at the request of the Clinic Manager which are considered relevant to the position and the level of classification




  • Recognised qualifications in Psychology with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registration to practice as a Psychologist.
  • Proven ability to be self-directed and self-motivated as well as working effectively as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current issues, standards and trends in the delivery of mental health and social and emotional well-being services to Aboriginal people.
  • Demonstrated recent experience in the mental health and social and emotional wellbeing assessment, treatment and rehabilitation methods appropriate to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people.
  • Proven ability to be able to develop the behavioural health and working skills required by each employee working within a PHC team.
  • Proficiency in and commitment to the use of electronic information systems for the maintenance of clinical and service delivery records.
  • Hold a current Northern Territory (NT) manual driver’s licence or ability to obtain, ability and willingness to undertake travel by 4WD or light aircraft to remote communities, and capacity to reside in a remote community.
  • A good level of health and fitness that matches the requirements of the role. Note: If so required by UHSAC at any time, you must undergo a satisfactory medical examination (including a pre-employment medical examination) for the purpose of determining whether you are able to perform the inherent requirements of your position. Any such medical examination will be at the employer’s cost, and copies of any medical report will be provided to you. You must advise UHSAC of any illness, injury, disease, or any other matter relating to your health or physical fitness which may prevent you from performing your duties, or which may affect your ability to work safely.
  • Excellent communication skills, in particular the ability to communicate sensitively in a cross-cultural environment
  • Current Drivers Licence
  • Ochre Card (Working with Children Clearance)



    • Masters in Clinical Psychology qualification.
    • Awareness of/sensitivity to Aboriginal culture and history
    • Experience in using a Patient Information and Recall System and in data collection and analysis including the ability to use word processing, spreadsheet, and database software to produce effective reports.
    • Previous experience working with primary health care teams.
  • Experience working in the area of Indigenous Primary Health


  • Highly developed cross cultural communication skills and willingness to take cultural advice from Aboriginal staff
  • Previous experience working with remote Aboriginal communities and Aboriginal organisations and groups



8. Ballarat ACCHO : Director of Health and Home Support Services

The role of the Director of Health and Home Support Services is to provide overarching management across the organisation in the areas of Health and Home Support Services. The position will require the incumbent to effectivly managet and provide service development across the BADAC Health program, Medical Clinic, Social and Emotional Wellbeing program and the Home Support Services.

The Director of Health and Home Support Services will be required to review the current service delivery provided by the organisation and implement concepts and ideas that will work toward the further development of the program and generate possible business concepts that will assist in the directorates operational oncosts and contribute to the organisations overarching goal of achieving self-sustainability.

Applicaitions for this position close on the 3rd of May 2017-5pm.

For information on the position, please contact David Carter (Director of Human Resources and Early Childhood Services) on

For position description and application submission, please contact Emily Carter (Human Resource Administrator) on


9.Ceduna Koonibba Aboriginal Health Service – GP

Medical practice in rural and remote Australia

10-13 Employment opportunities Lowitja Institute (3 positions)

Become part of a leading national Aborginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation

Competititve salary with generous salary sacrifice options

For all enquiries please contact the Lowitja Institute reception on t: 03 8341 5555 or e: 

Communications Officer

  • Full time
  • Melbourne-based

The Communications Officer will be a member of the Innovation and Business Development Team, working with the Communications Manager to establish and deliver the Institute’s communications agenda in service of enhancing the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Applications close 5pm AEST, Wednesday 1 May 2017.

Position description

Apply online

Research Project Officer

  • Full time
  • Melbourne-based

The Research Project Officer will be a member of the Research and Knowledge Translation team, which is responsible for the creation and management of the research-related activities and products required to meet the strategic and operational objectives of the Institute. The Research Project Officer will work within one of the Lowitja Institute’s broader activities, Insight, which converts key elements of research findings into approaches for evidence-based decision making by policymakers, communities and service practitioners.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Applications close 5pm AEST, Wednesday 1 May 2017.

Position description

Apply online

Product Innovation Specialist

  • Full time
  • Melbourne-based

The Product Innovation Specialist will be a member of the Innovation and Business Development Team, working with the Team Director to establish and deliver the Institute’s innovation pipeline agenda including consultancies to enhance the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Applications close 5pm AEST, Wednesday 1 May 2017.

Position description

Apply online

14. Galangoor Duwalami Primary Health Care Service (2 GP’s)


Galangoor Duwalami Primary Healthcare Service is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled primary health care service, operating in both Hervey Bay and Maryborough, servicing the entire Fraser Coast area.

Galangoor Duwalami collaborates with health and well-being partner agencies to enable integrated continuity of care for the community, and continue to work to contribute to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health policy and program reform in Queensland to address the Burden of disease and Close the Gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

General Practitioner (GP) two positions available

This is an exciting opportunity to join an innovative and flexible employer, enthusiastic and committed team and make a direct impact on improved health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Fraser Coast area.

The Practice:

Galangoor Duwalami (meaning a ‘happy meeting place’) is located on the Fraser Coast in sunny Queensland, with two clinics (Hervey Bay and Maryborough). Originally established in 2007 we offer a comprehensive suite of Health Services within the Fraser Coast region.

The Hervey Bay clinic is situated at the beachside, while a newly built practice in the heart of Historical Maryborough, offers exceptional facilities with 10 consulting rooms including a mums and bubs room, new equipment and large reception. The practice is Community Controlled and has a well-established clientele and reports indicate continued growth.

This is a rewarding prospect for a compassionate, engaging, visionary and thorough General Practitioner with an ability to work within a diverse interdisciplinary team exhibiting admirable communication skills.

  • Two positions available – 2 Part Time – hours negotiable OR 1 Full Time and 1 Part Time
  • Well balanced working environment – Monday to Friday from 0830 to 1700.
  • No on-call requirements
  • Competitive Salary Package
  • Salary packaging
  • Annual Leave plus Study Leave
  • 9.5% Superannuation Entitlement

Key Requirements:

Must Have:

  • Qualified Medical Practitioner, holding current registration with the Medical Board of Australia
  • Eligible for unrestricted Medicare Provider Number

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Application Process:

A Position Description is available by email. All applications, including a covering letter, are to be e-mailed to:

For further details regarding this position please contact Ann Woolcock on 07 41945554.

15.Nunkuwarrin Yunti SA Chronic Condition Management Team

Nunkuwarrin Yunti has multiple positions on our Chronic Conditions Management team.

Location: Adelaide, SA

Reference: 87409

Link to job ad/to apply:

Job Title: Chronic Conditions Clinical Workers

Short description/teaser: Multiple opportunities to join a well-respected Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation renowned throughout South Australia!

About the Organisation

Nunkuwarrin Yunti is the foremost Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation in Adelaide, South Australia, providing a range of health care and community support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

First incorporated in 1971, Nunkuwarrin Yunti has grown from a welfare agency with three employees to a multi-faceted organisation with over 100 staff who deliver a diverse range of health care and community support services.

Nunkuwarrin Yunti aims to promote and deliver improvement in the health and wellbeing of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the greater metropolitan area of Adelaide, and advance their social, cultural and economic status. The organisation places a strong focus on a client centred approach to the delivery of services and a collaborative multidisciplinary working culture to achieve the best possible outcome for clients.

About the Opportunity

Nunkuwarrin Yunti is seeking a number of Chronic Conditions Clinical Workers to join their team on a full-time basis.

Reporting to the Chronic Conditions Coordinator, you will provide services for clients with chronic health conditions engaged with the Chronic Conditions Management team. Working alongside a range of service providers, you will ensure coordinated, flexible and accessible care for individual clients.

Working under general or limited direction (depending on level) of the Chronic Conditions Coordinator the primary role of the Chronic Conditions Clinical Worker is to deliver a range of services which includes, but is not limited to:

  • Development, management and implementation of multidisciplinary care plans based on best practice, to optimise health and wellbeing outcomes for individual clients;
  • Management of care coordination processes including recall and referral, case conferencing and coordination of visiting specialist clinics;
  • Liaison with external agencies as necessary for individual client care and development of accessible and appropriate systems and services for the client group; and
  • Information and education to increase awareness and understanding of healthy lifestyles.Working in conjunction with a team of highly skilled health professionals, you’ll have the opportunity to provide a much needed service for your clients. You’ll be given the chance to work closely with a wide variety of people and make a real impact on their health and welfare outcomes, as well as working towards Closing the Gap in Aboriginal Health!Nunkuwarrin Yunti is committed to nurturing ongoing professional development and growth, with training, mentoring and guidance provided. You’ll be granted a number of opportunities for career advancement, alongside the chance to build your experience within Aboriginal health.
  • This is a fantastic opportunity to join an influential Aboriginal health organisation in metropolitan Adelaide. Apply now! Please Note: Applications close 12pm ACST on the 26th of April, 2017.
  • Your dedication and hard work will be rewarded with a competitive remuneration circa $59,045 – $66,566, commensurate with skills and experience, plus super. You’ll also enjoy extensive salary packaging options that greatly increase your take home pay!
  • About the Benefits

Here is the link to the advertisement.


  • Base Salary: $62,263- $67,567(p.a.)
  • Total Effective Package: $79,126 – $85,041(p.a.)*
  • Full-time, fixed term contract up to 30/09/2017

This is an Aboriginal Identified Position

Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (Congress) has over 40 years’ experience providing comprehensive primary health care for Aboriginal people living in Central Australia. Congress is seeking a Senior Aboriginal Youth Engagement Officer who is interested in making a genuine contribution to improving health outcomes for Aboriginal people.

The position leads the Aboriginal Youth Engagement Officer’s (YEO) with responsibility for team and relationship management of the Congress After Hours Services. The Senior Aboriginal Youth Engagement Officer engages with young people in the Alice Springs CBD at night, assists transport of young people off the streets to a safe place and provides brief crisis intervention and referrals.

Night and weekend work is an inherent requirement of the position.

Alice Springs offers a unique lifestyle in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere in the heart of Australia. It is within easy reach of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Watarrka (Kings Canyon) and a host of other world heritage sites.

As well as a wonderful lifestyle and rewarding work, Congress offers the following:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Six (6) weeks annual leave
  • 9.5% superannuation
  • Generous salary packaging
  • A strong commitment to Professional Development
  • Family friendly conditions
  • Relocation assistance (where applicable)

For more information on the position please contact the Social and Emotional Wellbeing Manager, Dr Jon-Paul Cacioli on (08) 8959 4799 or

Applications close: FRIDAY 28 APRIL 2017.

*Total effective package includes: base salary, district allowance, superannuation, leave loading, and estimated tax saving from salary packaging options.

Contact Human Resources on (08) 8959 4774 for more information.

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To apply for this job go to: & enter ref code: 3460868.

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17. Wheatbelt Health Network WA Care Coordinator (Integrated Team Care)

We are seeking a Care Coordinator (Integrated Team Care) to join our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health team at the Wheatbelt Health Centre in Northam, WA.
The Care Coordinator will coordinate care and support to ATSI clients, to facilitate client self-management of chronic conditions and assist them to achieve optimal health outcomes.
The Coordinator works collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive support to clients and will take a lead role in liaising with the local ATSI community.
The applicant must have a Aboriginal Health Worker or Aboriginal Health Practitioner background.
This is an Indigenous-identified position

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