NACCHO Aboriginal Health #Jobalerts as at 14 November : This week features @NATSIHWA #National 4 positions @TISprogramme #NT @MiwatjHealth @CAACongress #QLD @Deadlychoices @ATSICHSBris @IUIH_ @Apunipima

This weeks #ACCHO #Jobalerts

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

This weeks NACCHO tribute National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA)

1.1 Job/s of the week 

1.2 National Aboriginal Health Scholarships 

AMA Indigenous Medical $10,000 Scholarship 2019 Applications close 31 January 2019.


    2.1 Apunipima ACCHO Cape York

2.2 IUIH ACCHO Deadly Choices Brisbane and throughout Queensland

    2.3 ATSICHS ACCHO Brisbane

3.NT Jobs Alice Spring ,Darwin East Arnhem Land and Katherine

   3.1Congress ACCHO Alice Spring

   3.2 Miwatj Health ACCHO Arnhem Land

   3.3 Wurli ACCHO Katherine

   3.4 Sunrise ACCHO Katherine

4. South Australia

4.1 Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc

5. Western Australia

  5.1 Derbarl Yerrigan Health Services Inc

  5.2 Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services (KAMS)


6.1 Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS)

6.2 Mallee District Aboriginal Services Mildura Swan Hill Etc 

6.3 : Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-Operative 2 POSITIONS VACANT

7.New South Wales

7.1 AHMRC Sydney and Rural 

8. Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre ACCHO 

9.Canberra ACT Winnunga ACCHO

10. Other : Stakeholders Indigenous Health 

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This weeks NACCHO tribute National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA)

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) is the peak body for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners in Australia.

It was established in 2009, following the Australian Government’s announcement of funding to strengthen the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce as part of its ‘Closing the Gap’ initiative.

NATSIHWA’s goal is to promote the ongoing recognition of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners as a vital and valued component of a strong professional Aboriginal health workforce to obtain better health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

You will find Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners working in rural, regional, remote and urban locations.

They are employed largely by the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Sector, other Aboriginal Medical Services, mainstream and private health services.

NATSIHWA compliments the other discipline-specific Indigenous health bodies such as the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association (AIDA), Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) and Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses (CATSINaM).

However, NATSIHWA is the ONLY organisation in Australia that has a prime focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners. Policy development, mentoring and support, education and professional development forums, and media activities are all critical components of the NATSIHWA’s role and responsibilities.

SEE WEBSITE for more Info

1.1 Jobs of the week 

Flexible FIFO arrangements for suitable Medical Officers required to work across the Cape York region of Far North QLD with Full Time, Part Time, and Casual positions available! 

Come work for Apunipima Cape York Health Council (ACYHC) and engage in an exciting opportunity to contribute positive health outcomes for the people of the Cape York region, as a key member of a multidisciplinary team, providing a diverse range of clinic and community based services.

ACYHC is one of Australia’s leading Aboriginal Community Controlled health services, delivering a broad spectrum of comprehensive primary healthcare services to 11 traditional communities of Cape York, in a culturally appropriate manner.

Successful applicants will be vocationally registered General Practitioners (either FACRRM or FRACGP) with current unconditional registration with AHPRA and current medical indemnity insurance.  Previous experience living and/or working in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities or remote locations, with at least 7 years of postgraduate experience and 3 years of general practice or primary healthcare experience is desirable.

An attractive salary is available for these positions, including options for generous salary sacrifice, a great team environment, supportive networks and diverse duties.  It is expected that these roles will work on a rotating roster.

How do I apply?

To apply for this position please click on the “Apply Now” button below. Please note: applicants will be required to respond to screening questions as the final step of the application process, after uploading their resume and cover letter.

For enquiries regarding the recruitment process contact the HR team by email: or phone: 07 4037 7269.

To discuss this role please contact Louise Craig – Senior Medical Officer by e-mail: or by Phone: 07 4037 7202.

Apunipima Cape York Health Council is an equal opportunity employer

Tackling Indigenous Smoking Job site

There’s lots of #TIS organisations currently looking for staff to work on #TacklingSmoking in their communities | Check out some of these vacancies here:

Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) Officer View
New South Wales
Tackling Indigenous Smoking Officer View
New South Wales

Tackling Indigenous Smoking Educator ViewOrd Valley Aboriginal Health Service

Western Australia, Kimberley

Project Officer (Tackling Indigenous Smoking) ViewSouth Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation

New South Wales


Durri ACMS is now seeking two General Practitioners to join their team.

These are full-time roles, with the opportunity to work out of either the Kempsey or Nambucca Heads clinics. Operating Monday to Friday, your hours will be 8:30am – 5:00pm, with no after hours or weekend work required!

Along with a team of General Practitioners and Allied Health professionals, you will be providing comprehensive, primary health care services to the local Aboriginal community.

Why join us?

This is a fantastic opportunity to embrace unique, complex challenges and in turn, benefit from broad exposure to a number of health conditions that you won’t find elsewhere. Our people turn complex social, cultural and medical challenges into powerful client outcomes and service improvements, and you’ll have the opportunity to do the same.

You’ll join a dedicated, multidisciplinary team of health professionals delivering highly regarded and beneficial services to the local community. If you’re looking to contribute to vital health improvements for today and tomorrow, and want to contribute to closing the gap in Aboriginal healthcare, this is your chance.

Successful candidates will receive an excellent remuneration circa $280,000, inclusive of salary packaging options.

Additionally, you will receive relocation assistance, making it a great opportunity for interstate candidates to apply. Plus 6 weeks’ annual leave to explore the beauty of the region – just half an hour drive from Port Macquarie and 15 minutes to some of the most stunning beaches, you’ll love this rare opportunity to work in Aboriginal health without living remotely.

In addition, you’ll enjoy ongoing professional development including training sessions with various specialists.

If you’re a GP looking to expand your horizons and take on a new and exciting challenge – Apply Now!



Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Salary: $69,148 – $93,830 (Level A)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic – 9.5% superannuation

Unlike many illnesses and disabilities, most poor eye health is preventable or treatable.  Although Australian Indigenous people are reported to have the world’s best vision, as a group they have rates of blindness and vision loss at least 10 times higher than mainstream. Much of the poor eye health is due to inappropriate or inadequate health service delivery.

In addition, Australia is the only developed country to still have trachoma and in many outback areas, Indigenous communities have rates of trachoma as high as anywhere in the world.  This blinding, infectious disease disappeared from mainstream Australia 100 years ago but a concerted program to address trachoma in Australia is still to be implemented.

The successful applicant will join a dedicated multi-disciplinary team of researchers working on Indigenous eye health.

You will be based in the Indigenous Eye Health (IEH) Group in the Indigenous Health Equity Unit, Centre for Health Equity in the Melbourne School of Population & Global Health.

As part of a small team, the Research Assistant will support and contribute to the work of IEH developing, implementing and delivering health promotion and social marketing strategies designed to support the Roadmap.  The work will focus on trachoma health promotion and social marketing and will utilise a number of Indigenous sport, art, media and community groups to engage and raise awareness of trachoma elimination and the availability of eye health services. The role requires engaging with children and adults in remote Indigenous communities and with health, education and other partners and sector stakeholders.

This position will enable the Research Assistant to contribute to improvements in Indigenous eye health delivering genuine community outcome and benefit.  This work is of national and international significance, and provides an opportunity to contribute to the systematic implementation of evidence-based sustainable public health strategies using Indigenous eye health as a model.

The IEH is led by Melbourne Laureate Professor, Harold Mitchell Chair of Indigenous Eye Health, Professor Hugh R Taylor AC. The Research Assistant will report directly to the lead of the trachoma team. As a member of the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health’s academic team, the successful candidate will be expected to support the broad ethos of the School and the School’s compliance with University policies and procedures, including environmental health and safety.

IEH strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Australians.

For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria, please go to:


1.2 National Aboriginal Health Scholarships 

AMA Indigenous Medical $10,000 Scholarship 2019 Applications close 31 January 2019.

This Scholarship is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are currently studying medicine at an Australian university.

For the purposes of this Scholarship, an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person is someone who is of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, who identifies as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person and is accepted as such by the community in which he or she lives or has lived.

Applicants will be asked to provide a letter from an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community organisation supporting their claim.

The Scholarship commences no earlier than the second year of the recipient’s medical degree.  To receive the Scholarship, the recipient must be enrolled at an Australian medical school at the time of application, and have successfully completed the first year of a medical degree.

However, students who are in their first year of medicine are eligible to submit an application for their second year.  Results for the first year will be sought before any award is made.

In awarding the Scholarship, preference will be given to applicants who do not already hold any other scholarship or bursary.

The Scholarship will be awarded on the recommendation of a selection panel drawn from the AMA’s Taskforce on Indigenous Health.  Selection of the Scholarship recipient will be based on:

  • satisfactory academic performance judged on results achieved;
  • reports from referees familiar with applicant’s work and suitability for a career in medicine; and
  • a statement provided by the applicant describing his or her aspirations, purpose in studying medicine, and the uses to which he or she hopes to put his or her medical training.

Each applicant will be asked to provide a curriculum vitae (maximum two pages) including employment history, the contact details of two referees, and formal proof of full-time enrolment in a medical course for the 2019 academic year.

The Scholarship will be awarded for a full course of study, subject to review at the end of each year.  The Scholarship may be withheld or terminated if a Scholarship holder’s performance in any semester is unsatisfactory. The final decision to withhold or terminate a Scholarship is at the discretion of the AMA..

The value of the Scholarship in 2019 will be $10,000 per annum, paid in a lump sum.

Please note that it is the responsibility of applicants to seek advice from Centrelink on how the Scholarship payment may affect ABSTUDY or any other government payment.

Applications close 31 January 2019.

The Indigenous Peoples’ Medical Scholarship Trust Fund was established in 1994 with a contribution from the Australian Government.   In 2016, the Trust Fund became The AMA Indigenous Medical Scholarship Foundation.  The Foundation is administered by AMA Pty Ltd.

The Australian Medical Association would like to acknowledge the contributions of the following donors:  Reuben Pelerman Benevolent Foundation; the late Beryl Jamieson’s wishes for donations towards the Indigenous Medical Scholarship; Deakin University; The Anna Wearne Fund and B B & A Miller, sub-funds of the Australian Communities Foundation.

Apply HERE 

There are 8 JOBS AT Apunipima Cairns and Cape York

The links to  job vacancies are on website

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

NT Jobs Alice Spring ,Darwin East Arnhem Land and Katherine

3.1 There are 13 JOBS at Congress Alice Springs including


More info and apply HERE

3.2 There are 19 JOBS at Miwatj Health Arnhem Land


More info and apply HERE

3.3  JOBS at Wurli Katherine

More info and apply HERE

3.4 Sunrise ACCHO Katherine

Sunrise Job site

4. South Australia

   4.1 Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc

Nunkuwarrin Yunti places a strong focus on a client centred approach to the delivery of services and a collaborative working culture to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients. View our current vacancies here.



5. Western Australia

5.1 Derbarl Yerrigan Health Services Inc

Derbarl Yerrigan Health Services Inc. is passionate about creating a strong and dedicated Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islander workforce. We are committed to providing mentorship and training to our team members to enhance their skills for them to be able to create career pathways and opportunities in life.

On occasions we may have vacancies for the positions listed below:

  • Medical Receptionists – casual pool
  • Transport Drivers – casual pool
  • General Hands – casual pool, rotating shifts
  • Aboriginal Health Workers (Cert IV in Primary Health) –casual pool

*These positions are based in one or all of our sites – East Perth, Midland, Maddington, Mirrabooka or Bayswater.

To apply for a position with us, you will need to provide the following documents:

  • Detailed CV
  • WA National Police Clearance – no older than 6 months
  • WA Driver’s License – full license
  • Contact details of 2 work related referees
  • Copies of all relevant certificates and qualifications

We may also accept Expression of Interests for other medical related positions which form part of our services. However please note, due to the volume on interests we may not be able to respond to all applications and apologise for that in advance.

All complete applications must be submitted to our HR department or emailed to HR

Also in accordance with updated privacy legislation acts, please download, complete and return this Permission to Retain Resume form

Attn: Human Resources
Derbarl Yerrigan Health Services Inc.
156 Wittenoom Street
East Perth WA 6004

+61 (8) 9421 3888



 5.2 Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services (KAMS)

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services (KAMS)



6.1 Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS)


Thank you for your interest in working at the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS)

If you would like to lodge an expression of interest or to apply for any of our jobs advertised at VAHS we have two types of applications for you to consider.

Expression of interest

Submit an expression of interest for a position that may become available to:

This should include a covering letter outlining your job interest(s), an up to date resume and two current employment referees

Your details will remain on file for a period of 12 months. Resumes on file are referred to from time to time as positions arise with VAHS and you may be contacted if another job matches your skills, experience and/or qualifications. Expressions of interest are destroyed in a confidential manner after 12 months.

Applying for a Current Vacancy

Unless the advertisement specifies otherwise, please follow the directions below when applying

Your application/cover letter should include:

  • Current name, address and contact details
  • A brief discussion on why you feel you would be the appropriate candidate for the position
  • Response to the key selection criteria should be included – discussing how you meet these

Your Resume should include:

  • Current name, address and contact details
  • Summary of your career showing how you have progressed to where you are today. Most recent employment should be first. For each job that you have been employed in state the Job Title, the Employer, dates of employment, your duties and responsibilities and a brief summary of your achievements in the role
  • Education, include TAFE or University studies completed and the dates. Give details of any subjects studies that you believe give you skills relevant to the position applied for
  • References, where possible, please include 2 employment-related references and one personal character reference. Employment references must not be from colleagues, but from supervisors or managers that had direct responsibility of your position.

Ensure that any referees on your resume are aware of this and permission should be granted.

How to apply:

Send your application, response to the key selection criteria and your resume to:

All applications must be received by the due date unless the previous extension is granted.

When applying for vacant positions at VAHS, it is important to know the successful applicants are chosen on merit and suitability for the role.

VAHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to ensuring that staff selection procedures are fair to all applicants regardless of their sex, race, marital status, sexual orientation, religious political affiliations, disability, or any other matter covered by the Equal Opportunity Act

You will be assessed based on a variety of criteria:

  • Your application, which includes your application letter which address the key selection criteria and your resume
  • Verification of education and qualifications
  • An interview (if you are shortlisted for an interview)
  • Discussions with your referees (if you are shortlisted for an interview)
  • You must have the right to live and work in Australia
  • Employment is conditional upon the receipt of:
    • A current Working with Children Check
    • A current National Police Check
    • Any licenses, certificates and insurances

6.2 Mallee District Aboriginal Services Mildura Swan Hill Etc 

MDAS Jobs website 

6.3 : Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-Operative 2 POSITIONS VACANT


7.New South Wales

7.1 AHMRC Sydney and Rural 

Check website for current Opportunities


8. Tasmania




9.Canberra ACT Winnunga ACCHO


Winnunga ACCHO Job opportunites 

10. Other : Stakeholders Indigenous Health 

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