NACCHO Aboriginal Health #Jobalerts as at 4 December #refreshtheCTGRefresh : This week features #VIC Rumbalara ACCHO #NSW South Coast AMS #NT Sunrise ACCHO @MiwatjHealth @CAACongress #QLD @Wuchopperen @Deadlychoices @ATSICHSBris @IUIH_ @Apunipima


This weeks #ACCHO #Jobalerts

Please note  : This is last Job Alert for 2018 ,we will resume this service Wednesday 23 January 2019

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

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 Healt

Over 302 ACCHO clinics See all websites by state territory 

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Tuesday by 4.30 pm Tuesday 22 January for publication each Wednesday 23 January 2019

1.1 Jobs of the week 

General Manager Clinics and Services  : Danila Dilba ACCHO Darwin 

This position is responsible for leading the design, development and delivery of quality, culturally sensitive, comprehensive primary health care clinical services at DDHS Health Clinics and contribute to DHSS whole of services aimed at improving the health status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents.

See DDHS Website 

For further information please contact Sarah Giles on 0429 022 272 or email


All applicants must apply via the online portal (link below) ensuring they address the Selection Criteria and include current resume/CV.

All Employees must hold a current Drivers Licence, be willing to undergo a Police Check and be able to obtain Ochre card clearance.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply

Download Position Description

Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative ACCHO Shepparton Victoria : Family Partnership Worker – Australian Nurse Family Partnership Program (ANFPP)

Full time position – 38 hours per week

We advertise this position as an Identified Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander position only in line with ‘special measures’ under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 Section 12 example 1.

This role exist to support women pregnant with an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander baby and their families using a therapeutic, partnership approach. The program supports voluntary clients to improve their personal health and wellbeing, environmental health, increase their self- efficacy and improve the health and development of their children.

Further information on the Australian Nurse Family Partnership Program (ANFPP) can be found of the following website:

Minimum qualifications required to be considered for this position include: Minimum Cert III in Community Service or equivalent would be highly advantageous.

Salary Packaging is a benefit available for Part or Full Time Employees

Your application will need to include a copy of your Victorian Employee Working with Children Check and a police check obtained within the last 2 months. For consideration for an interview, you must obtain a Position Description from Marieta on (03) 5820 6405 or email: or download the Position Description from and address the Key Selection Criteria, include a current resume, copies of qualifications and a cover letter.

Applications close at 4pm on Wednesday, 19th December 2018 and are to be addressed to:

Human Resources Dept.

Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-Operative PO Box 614 Mooroopna Vic 3629

Justice, AOD and Family Violence Programs and Services now have the following vacancies based at the High Street, Shepparton office

Senior Alcohol and Other Drugs Worker (Counsellor)

Full time position – 38 hours per week

As part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will have a strong understanding of the complexities of AOD and / or mental health and the various service systems that clients interface with as well as the advocacy required in these systems. More importantly, you must be able to demonstrate a knowledge of alcohol and other drug issues impacting on Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people.

You will provide intensive case management and wrap-around services aimed to minimise substance related harm and / or the impacts of trauma engendered mental health issues by maximising the client’s strengths, self-reliance, self-care and participation.

As well, your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to: competently and confidently initiating, supporting and/or coordinating best practice treatment and care models that enhance healthy lifestyle choices and the client’s physical as well as mental health and wellbeing; high quality, comprehensive needs assessments, treatment and support services to clients and their families including family inclusive practices and comorbid principles; high risk assessments and holistic responses between identified partner agencies through case discussion aimed to enhance treatment outcomes.

Minimum qualifications required to be considered for the AOD positions are: Tertiary qualification in AOD, Mental Health, Counselling, Social Work or a related discipline.

The usual mandatory terms and organisational conditions apply to this vacancy including holding a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check and a police check obtained within the last 2 months.

For consideration for an interview, you must obtain a Position Description from Marieta on (03) 5820 6405 or email: and address the Key Selection Criteria. Include a current resume, copies of qualifications and a cover letter.

Applications should be addressed to Human Resources, Rumbalara Aboriginal Cooperative Ltd., Wyndham Street, Shepparton and must be received by HR no later than 4pm on Wednesday 12 December 2018

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community are encouraged to apply

Dietitian Sunrise ACCHO Katherine NT


  • Are you a Dietitian looking for a new opportunity to grow and develop your skills? Join this reputable Aboriginal Health Service!
  • Attractive remuneration package circa $61,777 to $98,396 plus generous allowances and salary sacrifice options!
  • Amazing work/life balance, giving you the chance to explore the wondrous Australian outback! 

About the Opportunity

Sunrise Health Service now has a rewarding opportunity for a Dietitian to join their dedicated, multidisciplinary team. This role is being offered on a full-time basis and is located in Katherine, NT.

Reporting to the Dietitian/Nutritionist Cluster Leader your primary responsibility will be to provide public health nutrition and dietetic services and will contribute to the planning, implementation and evaluation of programs that will improve nutritional status for members of the community.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Liaising with health centre staff and clients to support processes for targeted interventions, including group sessions and activities;
  • Working with the Population Health Team to implement and evaluate community nutrition programs;
  • Acting as the primary source of specific nutrition knowledge and contributing to the professional development of others in the area of nutrition;
  • Developing and implementing activities that aim to improve nutritional status across the region; and
  • Ensuring that all reporting requirements are well planned, coordinated and submitted.

About You

Sunrise Health Service is seeking an individual with strong knowledge and understanding of remote and/or Aboriginal communities are essential, while previous experience living and working in a remote and/or Aboriginal community would be an advantage.

The successful candidate must be degree qualified in Human Nutrition and Dietetics and hold (or be eligible to hold) an Accredited Practising Dietitian status. Previous experience working as a practising dietitian will be ideal.

You must have an understanding of the principles of primary health care in a remote and multidisciplinary environment. Excellent communications skills are a must, including well developed cross-cultural interpersonal abilities and the ability to practice in a sensitive and culturally safe manner; you will understand and adhere to the principles of Aboriginal community control of health services.

The successful candidate should be prepared to undertake considerable travel into remote communities surrounding Katherine, as such an unrestricted drivers licence will be essential.

To be considered, you must be willing to undergo a Police Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencing employment.

About the Benefits

This is a rewarding role that offers you the opportunity to advance your career as part of a highly respected organisation. In addition, you will receive ongoing professional training opportunities to ensure your future career excels.

Your dedication will be rewarded with an attractive remuneration package circa $61,777 – $98,396 (commensurate with qualifications and experience) plus a range of benefits including:

  • 6 weeks leave per year;
  • Up to 10 days study leave;
  • Salary packaging options; and
  • Travel allowances.

Additionally, working at Sunrise Health Service and living in the Katherine region has lifestyle benefits that are unique to the Northern Territory. With Australia’s most stunning landscapes on your doorstep and an incredible outdoor lifestyle on offer, the Northern Territory is the place to be to make the most of life’s adventures.

About the Organisation

Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation’s main purpose is to improve the health and wellbeing of the people in the region east of Katherine in the Northern Territory using a holistic approach that includes a high standard of medical care, the promotion of social justice and the overcoming of the sickness that affects so many people in the region. This is done through the organisation’s health clinics and health education, mixing together traditional Indigenous culture and the best of mainstream medicine.

Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation works in partnership with Northern Territory PHN (NT PHN), who provide support services to health professionals and organisation across the Northern Territory. NT PHN offers support and assistance to eligible nurses and allied health professionals who are relocating them to the NT for the purposes of employment.

Most importantly, the Sunrise approach involves community people taking part in controlling their own health. Everything from financial management and governance, staff selection and service delivery priorities are directed by the organisation’s Aboriginal Board and Community Health Committees. The organisation proudly boast ISO 9001 and AGPAL accreditation.

Sunrise provides a fulfilling and stimulating work environment in a diverse range of areas for those seeking a career in Indigenous Health.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to directly impact the provision of Aboriginal primary health care services 

Apply Now!

Preservation Caseworker x 4 Full Time based in Nowra, Goulburn and Far South Coast

Applications Close 14 December 2018


The Preservation Caseworker is required to work as part of a responsive and dedicated Preservation team who are responsible for providing case management and support to achieve outcomes for families with children and young people who are at risk of entering Out of Home Care (OOHC).

The Caseworker will provide intensive support services to vulnerable children, young people, and their families in order to identify and/or reduce risks, allowing families to maintain the care of their child/children.

The Caseworker will work with and support families in order to prevent children and young people entering statutory OOHC by planning and implementing strategies to build their parenting capacity to provide safe and nurturing environments free from risk of harm.


Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience


* Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Welfare, Community Services or related fields, or willingness to obtain tertiary qualifications in the above fields.

* Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal communities, families and children specifically in to Aboriginal children and young people who are at risk of entering statutory OOHC.

* Experience working within a case management model and/or OOHC.

* Highly developed analytical case work skills.

* Demonstrated capacity to work autonomously in developing and managing detailed, effective family action plans for multiple families simultaneously.

* Demonstrated ability to be adaptable to changing circumstances and organisational requirements, and contribute to the needs of an expanding organisation.

* Proficient computer literacy and the ability to use basic computer programs and all Microsoft Office applications.

* Clear Working with Children Check and National Police History Check.

* Current Drivers Licence.


* *Aboriginality.

* Demonstrated knowledge of relevant legislation, NSW Child Safe Standard for Permanent Care and the Family Community Services Permanency Support Program.

* Demonstrated Knowledge, experience and training in family preservation and restoration.


* Highly developed organisational skills and the ability to manage time effectively and efficiently, including the ability to prioritise competing demands.

* High level of interpersonal skills, ability to communicate effectively with demonstrated ability to apply these across a culturally diverse caseload.

* Highly developed written and verbal communication skills.

* Effective conflict resolutions skills, negotiation, mediation and decision making skills.

For a full Position Description and an Application form, please email

Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health & Community Services LTD.

Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health & Community Services is a community controlled health service providing holistic health care to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities of the ACT and surrounding areas. The Service manages approximately 30 programs through various funding agreements and employs more than 70 staff offering salary sacrifice pursuant to tax department regulations and organisational policy.

Child and Adolescent Psychologist

The role of the Child and Adolescent Psychologist is to enhance the clinical services offered at Winnunga AHCS through working in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team in the delivery of psychology services to young clients and their families. This includes work on an individual basis to provide high level clinical consultations and therapeutic support to children, adolescents and their families to address mental health and wellbeing needs.

We are seeking an experienced Child and Adolescent Psychologist to work within our Clinical and Social Health Team. The successful applicant will have registration as a psychologist with AHPRA, eligible for a Medicare provider number have sound clinical assessment and treatment skills and competency in evidence-based psychological treatments. Experience in trauma informed practice and experience working with and understanding and commitment to the philosophy and practice of an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service and the ability to work sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Previous experience working in mental health and a demonstrated ability to work in a multidisciplinary team is desirable.

A current driver’s licence is essential.

A copy of the position descriptions and selection criterias may be obtained by calling Roseanne Longford on 02 62846259 or email to Applications should be addressed and mailed to Julie Tongs, CEO, Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service 63 Boolimba Cres Narrabundah ACT 2604 or by email to


All people employed at Winnunga are required to provide their WWVPC registration, or to carry out a WWVPC pursuant to the Working With Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act

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 

Wuchopperen Health Service ACCHO CAIRNS 

Wuchopperen Health Service Limited has been providing primary health care services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for over 35 years. Our workforce has a range of professional, clinical, allied health, social emotional wellbeing and administration positions.

  • We have two sites in Cairns and a growing number of supplementary services and partnerships.
  • We have a diverse workforce of over 200 employees
  • 70 percent of our team identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

Our team is dedicated to the Wuchopperen vision: Improving the Quality of Life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. If you would like to make a difference, and improve the health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, please apply today.

Expressions of Interest

We invite Expressions of Interest from:

  • Aboriginal Health Workers
  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Dietitians
  • Diabetes Educators
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Medical Officers (FAACGP / FACCRM)
  • Registered Nurses
  • Midwives
  • Optometrists
  • Podiatrists
  • Speech Pathologists

In accordance with Wuchopperen’s privacy processes, we will keep your EOI on file for three months.

 Current Vacancies

Chief Financial Officer

‘Keeping Our Generations Growing Strong’ Wuchopperen is a Community Controlled Aboriginal Health Organisation providing holistic health care services


There are 2 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 8 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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