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This weeks #Jobalerts

Please note  : Before completing a job application please check with the ACCHO that the job is still open

For scholarships see Part 2 below after job listings

Jobs of the week 

Job opportunities at NACCHO – Canberra

Senior Project Officer Closing 10 May

Senior Grants Officer Closing 10 May

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled health organisation (NACCHO) is the national peak body representing Aboriginal health through its membership of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS). ACCHSs are the leading and preferred provider of culturally safe and comprehensive multidisciplinary primary health care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities.

NACCHO represents its Membership of over 140 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services at the Commonwealth government level, advocating to government for evidence-supported, community-developed responses and solutions to the deep-seated social, economic and political conditions that prevail in many Aboriginal communities

The Senior Policy Officer is one of a team of policy officers and has responsibility for the development and implementation of the NACCHO’s policy papers.

The NACCHO’s Senior Policy Officer role is broad and covers a range of duties and activities across the policy lifecycle. The Senior Policy Officer provides timely, accurate and persuasive advice, underpinned by analysis, contextual awareness and stakeholder consultation. The NACCHO undertakes policy work in a range of different environments.

Officers in this role provide advice on highly complex and sensitive policy matters that contribute to the NACCHO’s and stakeholder’s strategic policy direction.

More info apply HERE

NACCHO is seeking a qualified Senior Grants Manager.

The Senior Grants Manager is responsible for overseeing the orderly administration of NACCHO’s grants management program and executing the National Network Funding Agreements. This will include developing implementation plans, tracking and reporting on deliverables, assessing application budget reviews and any other work assignments in accordance with established fiscal year work flow and job priorities.

Working collaboratively as part of the wider team, this role will develop systems and tools for efficient grant management and reporting; and ensure a coordinated approach to risk-management in cooperation with the Finance Team.

More info Apply HERE

There are 6 JOBS AT Apunipima Cairns and Cape York

  • Medicare Coordinator
  • Primary Health Care Manager – Napranum
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner – Napranum
  • Patient Safety Coordinator
  • Program Advisor Nutrition Strategy
  • Health Worker – Tackling Indigenous Smoking – Mapoon 
The link to  job vacancies on website is


There are 3 JOBS AT IUIH Brisbane

 + Podiatrist (Ongoing Full Time Position based at Windsor) + Care Coordinator CCSS (Ongoing, Full Time position located in Caboolture) MATSICHS + Family Partnership Worker – ANFPP South (Ongoing, Full Time Position)

 There are 13 JOBS at ATSICHS Brisbane

As part of our commitment to providing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community of Brisbane with a comprehensive range of primary health care, youth, child safety, mental health, dental and aged care services, we employ approximately 150 people across our locations at Woolloongabba, Woodridge, Northgate, Acacia Ridge, Browns Plains, Eagleby and East Brisbane.

The roles at ATSICHS are diverse and include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Aboriginal Health Workers
  • Registered Nurses
  • Transport Drivers
  • Medical Receptionists
  • Administrative and Management roles
  • Medical professionals
  • Dentists and Dental Assistants
  • Allied Health Staff
  • Support Workers

Current vacancies

Jobs of the week 30 positions in the NT Alice Spring ,Darwin East Arnhem Land and Katherine

There are 6 JOBS at Congress Alice Springs

More info and apply HERE

There are 21 JOBS at Miwatj Health Arnhem Land

More info and apply HERE


There are 3 JOBS at Wurli Katherine

More info and apply HERE

Clinical Services Coordinator

Job No: 97950
Location: Adelaide, SA
Closing Date: 9 May 2018
  • Dynamic leadership opportunity for a Registered Nurse (RN3) or Aboriginal Health Practitioner (HS L6) to drive improved health outcomes for Aboriginal people
  • Predominant and well-respected Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation in Adelaide, South Australia
  • Attractive remuneration with salary sacrificing options

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.

Nunkuwarrin Yunti aims to promote and deliver improvement in the health and well-being of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the greater metropolitan area of Adelaide and advance their social, cultural and economic status.

More info Apply HERE

The MJD Foundation is seeking Expressions of Interest to fill the important role of Chairperson for the organisation.
The current Chairperson Neil Westbury PSM has informed the Board that he wishes to stand aside after 7 years in the position.
Neil’s succession plan has been openly discussed with Board members and Senior Management and the plan is for him to step down as Chair once a suitable replacement is found.
As a volunteer Chairperson, you will have the skills and experience to drive the Strategic direction of the organisation and will be required to work in close partnership with its CEO. You will have Board experience as well as a strong track record of successfully working with Aboriginal people and be familiar with issues and challenges facing remote communities.
The MJDF enjoys a cohesive and multi-skilled Board that is supported by Finance,  Research and Risk Management Sub-committees that provide expert advice and support to the Board. The organisation also has a highly professional and dedicated staff team with an impressive track record in supporting our clients.
Attached is a Position Description outlining the role and the skills we are seeking.
Please send your Expression of Interest, addressing the selection criteria to Board member Janice Oake ( by 31st May 2018.
The preferred candidate may be invited to meet with the Board as a guest at Board meetings before a final decision is made.
Download Position details HERE

More Info apply :

How to submit a Indigenous Health #jobalert ? 

NACCHO Affiliate , Member , Government Department or stakeholders

If you have a job vacancy in Indigenous Health 

Email to Colin Cowell NACCHO Media

Tuesday by 4.30 pm for publication each Wednesday

1.Scholarships to improve regional health services

Health professionals in rural and regional Australia wanting to increase their skills are being encouraged to apply for financial support under the Australian Government’s Health Workforce Scholarship Program.

Officially launching the program today, Minister for Rural Health, Bridget McKenzie, said the Government was investing $11 million in the scholarships over three years from 2017-18 to help make health services more accessible for people living in country areas.

“The Health Workforce Scholarship Program provides support based on the needs of communities — whether for GPs, nurses, dentists or allied health professionals,” Minister McKenzie said.

“The program is delivering better outcomes for patients in rural and regional communities across Australia by supporting health practitioners to build up their professional skills.

“Support may be provided to health professionals already working in areas experiencing a shortage of services, or to those willing to move to areas where there is a lack of services.

“Importantly, most of the scholarships in the forthcoming round will include a ‘return of service’ obligation to ensure the recipients practise in rural and regional Australia for at least 12 months on completion of their studies.”

Geraldton resident and Indigenous Community Business Development Officer, Lenny Papertalk, is one health professional who has made the decision to apply for a scholarship.

“I will be applying for a scholarship to pursue a Masters of Social Work at University of Western Australia after having identified a high number of youth suffering from depression and mental illness within the Indigenous communities in Geraldton,” she said.

“I’m very committed to making a difference in rural health, so am hopeful of gaining this scholarship in order to improve health outcomes in my community.”

Tim Shackleton, CEO of Rural Health West in Western Australia, said the scholarship program would ultimately help to expand the range of health services available for people living in rural and remote communities in WA.

“The Health Workforce Scholarship Program will provide grants to postgraduate rural health professionals undertaking further study in the field of medicine, nursing or allied health,” he said.

“One-off bursary and support payments are available to help cover the cost of attending training and these payments can be put towards course fees, conference registrations, and accommodation and transports costs.”

The Health Workforce Scholarship Program is administered by a consortium of Rural Workforce Agencies (RWAs) led by Health Workforce Queensland. RWAs are located in all states and the Northern Territory, and all RWAs are included in the consortium.

The RWAs work closely with Primary Health Networks, local and state governments and other workforce planning groups to determine what skills are needed and where.

Further information about the Health Workforce Scholarship Program, including how to apply for a scholarship can be found on each of the Rural Workforce Agencies websites.

State Rural Workforce Agency Website Address
QLD Health Workforce Queensland
NSW Rural Doctors Network
VIC Rural Workforce Agency Victoria
SA Rural Doctors Workforce Agency
WA Rural Health West
NT Northern Territory Primary Health Network


Applications are now open to lead the Indigenous Girls’ STEM Academy!

An exciting opportunity to invest in a generation of . Apps close 4 May.

More info

Applications are open for Round 1 of the IAHA RFDS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Scholarship, which aims to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander allied health students to undertake a remote/rural clinical placement.

Apply here –

Applications for Milparanga – developing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership.

Milparanga is a leadership development program and was formerly known as the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leaders Program (NATSILP).

It is an 11-day, two session program, with the first session taking place in a regional location and the second session taking place in Canberra. Milparanga is for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person who are 21 years or older.

There are full scholarships available (Australian Government), as well as placements for those who obtain their own funding.

The cost of Milparanga is $12,500 plus GST. This includes all accommodation, meals, on course travel, and equipment. Participants may be responsible for a small component of their travel to and from major transport services.

The participant contribution is $200 plus GST towards program costs and for lifetime membership of the Network of Fellows of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation. They may also be responsible for a small component of their travel to and from major transport services.

Below are links to the website and social media posts, to share through your networks:


Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Queensland can now apply to participate in this year’s Queensland Indigenous Youth Leadership Program (QIYLP).

Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Jackie Trad urged eligible people to apply and reap the benefits of QIYLP.

“This program is extremely beneficial to some of our youngest generations as it allows participants to develop their skills and gain valuable leadership experience,” Ms Trad said.

“QIYLP nourishes the ideas of young and emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders – allowing them to grow and create positive change in their communities.”

Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women Di Farmer said the Queensland Indigenous Youth Leadership Program was a wonderful opportunity for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to develop leadership skills and learn about influencing change.

“The program brings together 40 participants from across the state to participate in a six-day residential program where not only will they develop leadership skills but they will also learn about the democratic processes in Queensland,” Ms Farmer said.

“The program is one of the country’s most prestigious and effective Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young leadership


“The young participants will undertake a range of experiences in QIYLP including leadership and professional development workshops, mentoring and networking opportunities and attend parliament workshops.”

“Many of these young people could be Indigenous or community leaders of the future and it is a great chance for them to have this type of experience under their belts as they embark into leadership roles,” Ms Farmer said.

“Applications are now open for those aged 18 to 25 years, for the six-day residential program that will take place in Brisbane from 30 June 2018 to 5 July 2018.

“There has already been more than 450 young people participate in QIYLP since its original inception in 2004 as a three day program, and what is even more pleasing is to see some returning as mentors and co-facilitators at this year’s program.

“I’d urge any young Aboriginal and Torres Strait young person to consider applying for the QIYLP.”

QIYLP is co-delivered by the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women and the Queensland Parliamentary Service, and supported through a partnership with mining company Glencore.

Applications are open now and will close on 4 May 2018.

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