NACCHO Aboriginal Health #Jobalerts as at 30 January 2019 : Calls to increase Indigenous Health Workers from @NATSIHWA :This week features #NSW CEO @Galambila Coffs Harbour and GWAHS ACCHO #VIC Ballarat ACCHO 12 positions Plus #NT #WA #QLD #SA #TAS

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1. ACCHO Employment NEWS

Calls to increase Indigenous Health Workers

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

    2.4 Wuchopperen Health Service ACCHO CAIRNS

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

   3.1 Congress 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 

6.4 Ballarat ACCHO

7.New South Wales

7.1 AHMRC Sydney and Rural 

7.2 Greater Western Aboriginal Health Service 

8. Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre ACCHO 

9.Canberra ACT Winnunga ACCHO

10. Other : Stakeholders Indigenous Health 

Over 302 ACCHO clinics See all websites by state territory 

NACCHO Affiliate , Member , Government Department or stakeholders

If you have a job vacancy in Indigenous Health 

Email to Colin Cowell NACCHO Media

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1. ACCHO Employment NEWS

Calls to increase Indigenous Health Workers

The critical workforce of Indigenous Health Workers is not growing, according to a joint study by The Australian National University (ANU) and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers Association (NATSIHWA).

The study, based on Census data, shows a 13 per cent decline in the proportion of Indigenous Health Workers aged 15-24, 25-34 and 34-44.

Download a copy of study 

report atsi health workforce

“Whilst we found an increase of 338 Indigenous Health Workers nationally, we also found this not commensurate with population growth,” said Research lead Alyson Wright, from the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health at ANU.

“We found a considerable decline in numbers of younger Indigenous Health Workers.

“There are many reasons why this could be case – we know that workforce is aging, but there are also fewer opportunities to gain the Health Worker qualifications.”

The study found increases in Health Workers in Queensland and New South Wales, but large declines of workers in the Northern Territory.

“We need to find out more about what is working in Queensland and New South Wales. The 11.2 per cent decrease in overall proportion of Health Workers located in the Northern Territory is concerning, given the need to improve health outcomes in this jurisdiction,” said Ms Wright.

Karl Briscoe, CEO of National and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) said the role is unique.

“Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers are the conduit between the community and the health services,” said Karl Briscoe.

“There is nothing else like being an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker.

“It is the world’s first ethnic based health profession that has national training curriculum as well as national regulation sitting behind it.”

Researchers say there is growing evidence that the inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Health workers helps facilitate culturally appropriate care.

“We know that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers are extremely important for improving the health outcomes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities,” said Mr Briscoe.

“We need research to identify the ratio to increase to ensure cultural safety and to respect cultural sensitivities around men’s health.

“Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers are critical to delivering culturally appropriate care. They can reduce communication gaps, improve follow-up practices, help with medical advice and provide cultural education.”

Researchers in the study analysed data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Census in 2006, 2011 and 2016.

The findings was published in Australian New Zealand Journal of Public Health on 29 January.

1.1 Jobs of the week 


Rumbalara Justice, AOD –Alcohol & Other Drugs and Family Violence Programs and Services now have the following vacancies based at the High Street, Shepparton office

Rumbalara Aboriginal Cooperative – Cultural Safety Advisor

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.

 Full time position- 38 Hours per week

The Cultural Safety Advisor will have a significant role to work closely with all family violence services in the area to ensure they provide a culturally safe service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients.

In this role you will support team members working in the Intensive Family Support (IFS) service to strengthen their practice with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families to deliver an inclusive service that is respectful and responsive to the diversity of our clients’ circumstances.

The Cultural Safety Advisor will also be required to assist in the development and delivery of professional development programs to our Member, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services.

Minimum qualifications required to be considered for this position include: Tertiary qualification in Community Services, Social Work, Youth Work or related discipline.

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

Your application must 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 Friday, 15th February 2018 and are to be addressed to:

Human Resources Dept.

Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-Operative
PO Box 614
Mooroopna Vic 3629

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community are encouraged to apply

Galambila Aboriginal Health Service : Coffs Harbour  Chief Executive Officer

Closing Date is Monday, 18 February 2019

The Organisation

Galambila Aboriginal Corporation trading as Galambila Aboriginal Health Service is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service located in Coffs Harbour, NSW. Galambila is a leading provider of high quality, culturally relevant, comprehensive primary health and related care services. Galambila serves the Aboriginal communities of Coffs Harbour, Urunga, Bellingen and Woolgoolga.

Important Information

An offer of employment will be a three year contract term.

Galambila is an equal opportunity employer and all applications for vacancies are based on merit. Women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply

Galambila Aboriginal Health Service considers that being Australian Aboriginal is a genuine occupational qualification under s.14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 NSW – the successful applicant will need to provide documentation that they are recognised by the Aboriginal Community as being of Aboriginal descent. Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents or have legal entitlement to work in Australia.

Galambila provides a smoke-free work environment and promotes a no-smoking culture for staff where they are encouraged and supported not to smoke.


Galambila offers the following attractive salary package for the Chief Executive Officer:

  • Base salary $145,000 p/a includes salary sacrifice up to $31,177 (PBI status);
  • Additional benefits include: 11% superannuation; additional leave; ongoing professional development.

How to apply

To apply for this role you will need to provide:

  • A completed Applicant Details Form;
  • Your updated Resume; and
  • A maximum two page cover letter outlining your skills and experience relevant to the role;
  • Confirmation that you are recognised as being of Aboriginal descent from the Aboriginal community.


final – application package – ceo

final – applicant details form – ceo Word File

You can submit your application directly by email to – alternatively please drop in your application to Galambila Aboriginal Health Service, Corner of Harbour Drive and Boambee St, Coffs Harbour.

For further information or inquiries please ring Jane Lennis or Peter McFadyen on 02) 6652 0850

Incomplete or late applications may not be considered for interview.

Applications must be received on or before 5pm Monday, 18 February 2019

Ballarat ACCHO Various Positions 

  • Aboriginal Children in Aboriginal Care (Section 18) – Team Leader: Full Time
  • Aboriginal Children in Aboriginal Care (Section 18) – Case Manager x 2: Full time
  • Aboriginal Children in Aboriginal Care (Section 18) – Admin and Program Support Officer: 0.6 EFT
  • Program Manager—Care Services: Full time
  • Strong Culture Strong Families—Program Coordinator: Full time
  • Senior Therapeutic Care Clinician—Care Services: 0.8 EFT
  • Case Support Worker—Care Services: Full time
  • Heath Program Manager—Medical Clinic: 30 hours/ Part time
  • Clinical and Therapeutic Mental Health Clinician: 0.9 EFT
  • General Practitioner
  • Personal Assistant to the Director of Governance and Human Resources (Organisational Development Assistant)   12 month maternity leave position – part time 30 hours
  • Human Resources Co-ordinator—Full time

To express an interest in one of the above positions please forward a cover letter outlining your response to the key selection criteria and your resume to Emily Carter –  BADAC Human Resources Administrator at

Applications close 4pm Friday 15th February 2019

Galangoor Duwalami Primary Healthcare Service is seeking a General Practitioner

Come for the experience, fall in love with the people and the lifestyle, stay for a lifetime.

About the Opportunity

Galangoor Duwalami Primary Healthcare Service is seeking a General Practitioner to join us in creating Healthy Living, Healthy Communities and a Healthy Future on Queensland’s fabulous Fraser Coast.

A rare and rewarding opportunity awaits you to work in Aboriginal Health at an innovative Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS) with a multi-skilled and experienced team and growing client group.

Imagine being able to put your medical skills and expertise to work within a modern practice, only minutes from beautiful beaches and in one of the most desirable places to live in Australia.

If you’re in search of a more flexible and liveable lifestyle and looking to relocate, or maybe a local GP keen to make a change – we should talk.

About the Role

Galangoor provides a comprehensive suite of Primary Healthcare Services with a wraparound approach to addressing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and social inequities.

You’ll be joining our two doctors and friendly and supportive inter-disciplinary team, to deliver primary healthcare services with a focus on preventative medical care and linking clients with ongoing support services.

You will have the full support of three Aboriginal Health Practitioners and a growing team of Aboriginal Health Workers, as well as other nursing and allied health staff.

In return we offer a fulfilling career move, relaxed lifestyle and a chance to genuinely make the position your own.

Download the full info and contact details 

galangoor gp recruitment general practioner


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 

2.1 There are 10 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

2.4 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

NT Jobs Alice Spring ,Darwin East Arnhem Land and Katherine

3.1 There are 19 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


6.4 Ballarat ACCHO

7.New South Wales

7.1 AHMRC Sydney and Rural 


Check website for current Opportunities

7.2 Greater Western Aboriginal Health Service 

Greater Western Aboriginal Health Service (GWAHS) has a number of vacant positions : These include:

·       Aboriginal Health Worker

·       General Practitioner

·       Clinic Practice Manager

·       Executive Assistant

·       Practice Nurse

·       Medical receptionist/ transport driver

·       Team Leader, Healthy for Life Blue Mountains

How to Apply

All positions are advertised on ethical jobs, Seek and on the GWAHS website. Applicants are required to provide:

  1. A detailed response to the essential criteria listed in the position description, available at
  2. A copy of your current resume
  3. Details of 2 referees (one must be a current supervisor)
  4. Please send your completed application to

All enquiries can be directed to Rohan on 0433 194 552

Applications close Friday 15 February 2019


Greater Western Aboriginal Health Service (GWAHS) is an entity of Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service. GWAHS provides a culturally appropriate comprehensive primary health care service for the local Aboriginal communities of western Sydney and the Nepean Blue Mountains. GWAHS provides multidisciplinary services from sites located in Mt Druitt and Penrith.

The clinical service model includes general practitioners (GPs), Aboriginal Health Workers and Practitioners, nursing staff, reception and transport staff. The service also offers a number of wraparound services and programs focused on child and maternal health, social and emotional wellbeing, Drug and Alcohol Support, chronic disease, as well as population health activities.

GWAHS is committed to ensuring that patients have access to and receive high quality, culturally appropriate care and services that meet the needs of local Aboriginal communities.

8. Tasmania




9.Canberra ACT Winnunga ACCHO


Winnunga ACCHO Job opportunites 

10. Other : Stakeholders Indigenous Health 

Spark Health is looking for full time Aboriginal Project Officer with relevant qualifications and experience in Health Promotion, Public Health or Community Development.

Applications close on Wed 13 February
Email 📧 for PD and KSC.


Principal Advisor in the Centre for Aboriginal Health

Applications close 6th February 2019.

Links to the position advertisement and application process are:

NSW Health jobs site

NSW Ministry of Health jobs site

IWorkforNSW site


The ‘Academic Specialist – Indigenous Eye Health Policy and Practice’

Job no: 0041756
Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Salary: $120,993 – $139,510 (Level C)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic – 9.5% superannuation

The ‘Academic Specialist – Indigenous Eye Health Policy and Practice’ will join a dedicated multi-disciplinary team of researchers working on Indigenous eye health. You will be based within Indigenous Eye Health (IEH) in the Indigenous Health Equity Unit, Centre for Health Equity in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health.

IEH developed and is supporting the implementation of The Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision. The work is of national and international significance, and provides an opportunity to break new ground in the systematic implementation of evidence-based, sustainable public health strategies using Indigenous eye health as a model.

You will support the regional and jurisdictional implementation of The Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision from a health system perspective. You will contribute to and lead improvements and reform in Indigenous eye health. As part of a small team, you will collaborate with stakeholders within regions, jurisdictions and also nationally to implement the Roadmap recommendations and provide technical advice and support. You will make major contributions to national and international peer reviewed publications and be actively involved in national conferences and meeting presentations.

To be successful in this position, you will need to have:

  • Leadership experience or demonstrated potential for leadership, as well as engagement in research or health systems
  • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of key issues related to Indigenous health
  • Demonstrated experience working, communicating, and engaging effectively with Indigenous communities
  • Established written and verbal communication skills to support advocacy and technical advice and support for policy, research, clinical and community environments
  • Demonstrated capacity to maintain and contribute to industry partnerships and collaborations with a broad range of stakeholders.

The Level of appointment is subject to qualifications and experience.

This could be the next great step in your career. In addition, you will have access to many benefits enjoyed by our staff. To learn more about the benefits and working at the University, see and

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

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