NACCHO TOP10 #JobAlerts This week in Aboriginal Health : @Walgett_AMS #Mawarnkarra #Durri #Nganampa Health @Apunipima @UrapuntjaAMS

Help Close the Gap and create healthy futures for our mob

This weeks featured jobs on our NACCHO Job Alert

1.Non-Member Board Director — Specialist in Primary Health Care

2.Aboriginal Health Worker, Mental Health – Walgett AMS

3. Aboriginal Health Worker – Drug & Alcohol – Walgett AMS

4.Remote Area Nurses & Nurse-Midwives Nganampa Health Council SA

5. Aboriginal Health Worker – Full Time :Durri ACMS NSW

6. Teacher Aboriginal Health (Practitioner) Port Macquarie NSW

7. Indigenous Health Promotion Officer Mawarnkarra Health Service WA

8. Apunipima Cape York Health Council : Chief Executive Officer Closing 31 March

9. Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Worker : Illawarra Aboriginal Medical Service

10.Urapuntja Health Service :  3 positions currently available : No closing date

HESTA scholarship granted to 10 rural health students to inspire their future leadership

Two Indigenous students among 10 Rural Health Club members to win @HESTASuper scholarship to National Rural Health Conference SEE FULL STORY

How to submit a Indigenous Health #jobalert ? 

NACCHO Affiliate , Member , Government Department or stakeholder

If you have a job vacancy in Indigenous Health 

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1.Non-Member Board Director — Specialist in Primary Health Care

For 40 years, Central Australian Aboriginal Congress has been a voice for Aboriginal people in Central Australia. Today, the organisation provides comprehensive primary health care to Aboriginal people living in Alice Springs and five remote communities in Central Australia.

As a Non-Member Board Director — Specialist in Primary Health Care, you will have the following attributes:

• Ability to identify key issues in relation to primary health care and have oversight of appropriate policies to define the parameters within which the organisation will operate.

• Knowledge, experience and networks in public health including health policy, community health and wellbeing, health needs analysis, health planning, resource allocation, analysis of population health trends, critical appraisal of published evidence and service delivery.

• Knowledge, experience and understanding of primary health care, for example nursing, allied health, medical practice and specialties and community health service provision.

• An understanding of clinical governance, knowledge and experience in clinical leadership, safety and quality standards of service delivery in primary health care, and associated performance measurement and reporting.

• Knowledge and experience in the strategic use and governance of information management and information technology, particularly in the context of health, tele-health, the collection of health data and electronic health records, and including personal information in privacy and security risk management.

• Ability to commit to the responsibilities including the time required by this role and an ability to contribute to continuing to build the capacity and governance of the organisation.

The responsibilities and duty of care for Non-Member Directors is equal to that of Member Directors. As a Non-Member Director, it is not a requirement that you reside in Central Australia.

Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply

Download the FACT  and Contact

5.2 2017_Executive_ CAACAC Non-Member Directors Fact Sheet_Primary Health Care

For further information on these positions, please contact Donna Ah Chee, CEO Ph: 08 8951 4401

To submit your application, please ph: 08 8951 4401 or

email: directorate.execsec@caac.org.au

2.Aboriginal Health Worker, Mental Health – Walgett AMS

Walgett is a nestled in north-central New South Wales. With a population of 2,300, Walgett is a regional hub for the wool, wheat and cotton industries. It is also the gateway to the New South Wales opal fields. Walgett Shire offers a friendly relaxed lifestyle and there are many sporting and recreational pursuits available.
The Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service (WAMS) will work with the Aboriginal Communities of the Walgett Shire area to provide a quality culturally appropriate health service.
The organisation has grown from strength to strength and we have shown all members of the community we are here to help in any way we can.
This position is a permanent full time position and reports through to the Chronic Disease Manager. Duties will include, but not limited to:
 Maintain Confidentiality and Privacy at all times;
 Develop, coordinate and implement community development activities;
 Develop and facilitate cross-cultural awareness training;
 Coordinate referrals to specialist and other agencies services e.g. psychiatrists, psychologists etc.
 Working with WAMS team to research, develop and implement, monitor and evaluate the Aboriginal Mental Health program.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED TO CARRY OUT THIS ROLE:

Essential:
– Aboriginality: a genuine requirement of this position, as per section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977;
– Certificate four in Aboriginal Mental Health and/or relevant qualification;
– Experience working with rural and remote communities;
– Knowledge of current Aboriginal health issues;
– Experience researching, designing and implementing primary health care strategies and an Aboriginal Health program
– Demonstrated knowledge of Aboriginal Mental Health issues significant to Aboriginal people;

– Ability to liaise with both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal organisations and individuals;
– Ability to organise, co-ordinate and facilitate workshops and conferences;
– Sound knowledge of the application of community protocols and the Aboriginal Health Information Guidelines; and
– Current NSW driver’s license.
Desirable:
– Knowledge of Walgett and surrounding communities’ services by WAMS;
– Experience working in mental health and/or related fields;
– First Aid certificates; and
– Ability to create and maintain a client data base, analyse client data and adapt program according to client and community needs.
If you’re looking for a change of pace and the opportunity to gain a unique rural experience, then this is the role for you. Applicants must send through a copy of their resume along with a cover letter outlining their experience. Additional training may be provided to the right candidate.

APPLY HERE

3. Aboriginal Health Worker – Drug & Alcohol – Walgett AMS

Walgett is a nestled in north-central New South Wales. With a population of 2,300, Walgett is a regional hub for the wool, wheat and cotton industries. It is also the gateway to the New South Wales opal fields.  Walgett Shire offers a friendly relaxed lifestyle and there are many sporting and recreational pursuits available.

The Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service (WAMS) will work with the Aboriginal Communities of the Walgett Shire area to provide a quality culturally appropriate health service.

The organisation has grown from strength to strength and we have shown all members of the community we are here to help in any way we can.

This position is a permanent full time position and reports through to the Chronic Disease Manager.  Duties will include, but not limited to:

  • Maintain Confidentiality and Privacy at all times;
  • Increase community awareness of the effects of the abuse of alcohol and other addictive substances;
  • Increase community awareness of all diseases caused by alcohol and other drug substances;
  • Plan, implement and evaluate culturally appropriate programs;
  • Work with judicial and police system to give support to clients requiring counselling and rehabilitation as directed by these agencies;
  • Assist with transportation to outsourced facilities; and
  • Work and assist Doctors and fellow team members at WAMS.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED TO CARRY OUT THIS ROLE:

Essential:

  • Aboriginality: a genuine requirement of this position, as per section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977;
  • Certificate three (3) in Aboriginal Mental Health and/or relevant qualification;
  • Certificate four (4) in Drug and Alcohol;
  • Experience working with rural and remote communities;
  • Knowledge of current Aboriginal health issues;
  • Experience researching, designing and implementing primary health care strategies and an Aboriginal Health program
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Aboriginal Mental Health issues significant to Aboriginal people;
  • Ability to liaise with both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal organisations and individuals;
  • Ability to organise, co-ordinate and facilitate workshops and conferences;
  • Sound knowledge of the application of community protocols and the Aboriginal Health Information Guidelines;
  • Current NSW driver’s license;
  • Clean NCC; and
  • Clean WWCC.

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of Walgett and surrounding communities’ services by WAMS;
  • Experience working in mental health and/or related fields;
  • First Aid certificates; and
  • Ability to create and maintain a client data base, analyse client data and adapt program according to client and community needs.

The successful candidate will need to provide to us, prior to the commencement of work:

  • Clean WCC (Working with Children Check)
  • Clean NCC (National Crime Check)
  • Undergo a Pre-Employment Medical Clearance.

If you’re looking for a change of pace and the opportunity to gain a unique rural experience, then this is the role for you.  Applicants must send through a copy of their resume along with a cover letter outlining their experience.  Additional training may be provided to the right candidate.

APPLY HERE

4.Remote Area Nurses & Nurse-Midwives Nganampa Health Council SA

Remote Area Nurses & Nurse-Midwives

Exciting and varied opportunities for Registered Nurses and Nurse – Midwives to join a highly recognised Aboriginal Health Service. If you have recent Medical/ A&E and Clinical experience, are passionate about making a difference and looking to be remunerated for your efforts – then read on..

Your new company

Nganampa Health Council is an Aboriginal owned and controlled health organisation operating on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in the far north-western region of South Australia. The APY Lands cover roughly 103,000 square km, with a population of approx. 3,000 Anangu people. The region is freehold land controlled by the Anangu people.

Across this area, Nganampa Health operates seven clinics, an aged care facility and assorted health related programs including aged care, sexual health, environmental health, health worker training, dental, women’s health, male health, children’s health and mental health.

Nganampa Health Council is widely recognised as being an exemplar Aboriginal health service in the country. Their successes include significantly reducing the rates of sexually transmitted infections, increasing birth weights through their antenatal program, consistently keeping childhood immunisation rates at 100% and providing high quality residential and respite aged care at their Tjilpiku Pampaku Ngura aged care facility.

Further information can be found at www.nganampahealth.com.au

Your new career

Nganampa Health Council has opportunities for full-time clinic-based Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives to join their clinical teams, based in remote South Australia.

In these highly varied roles, you will be responsible for delivering primary health care according to the CARPA Standard Treatment Manual, and assisting in the early detection and management of chronic illness as part of a multi-disciplinary team. 

Working under the direction of the Medical Director and Clinical Service Manager, some of your areas of responsibility will include:

  • Working collaboratively with Medical Officers, Anangu Health Workers and other health staff to provide primary health care;
  • Treating acute illness and chronic medical conditions, and managing computerised recalls and patient follow-up care;
  • Child health monitoring and immunisations;
  • Patient health education;
  • Assessment and referral of social welfare issues;
  • Public health screening for STI, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis A, B & C;
  • Public health surveying and programs;
  • Antenatal and post natal care;
  • General education support for Anangu Health Workers; and
  • Day-to-day administration of the clinics.

On offer is an extremely attractive salary package circa $204,581 – $238,133, commensurate with remote area experience, (this includes estimated non-cash benefits of $37,615 – $47,141).

Successful candidates will also be supplied with rent-free modern accommodation, including all rent, electricity, gas and basic essentials! Benefits include:

  • District allowance;
  • Work allowance;
  • Superannuation;
  • Annual retention bonus;
  • Leave loading;
  • Annual airfare;
  • 12 days study leave;
  • Recreation leave allowance;
  • 12 weeks annual leave; and
  • Assistance with relocation costs (negotiable)

About you

Candidates need to be adaptable and flexible individuals who can display the initiative, discretion and cultural sensitivity needed to support and drive the organisation’s objectives and values. Your ability to communicate and participate effectively within a cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary health team will be a must.

Individuals who are open to change, accepting of Aboriginal people, comfortable living in a remote environment and who are willing to learn the ways of the people will be well suited to these roles. The ability to work under Aboriginal management and control will also be highly regarded, as will a demonstrated understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal health, the principles of Primary Health Care and relevant legislation. No two days will be the same and as a result, highly resourceful candidates will thrive!

To be considered, you will:

  • Be a Registered Nurse or an RN / Registered Midwife, and be registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA);
  • Have a minimum of three years post graduation/ post bridging course, along with recent acute Medical / A&E experience;
  • Have demonstrable experience working in a clinical environment and hospital-based general nursing experience in the past 5 years (both of which are essential);
  • Ideally hold post basic nursing qualifications in Emergency Care, Critical Care and or rural and remote area Nursing (not essential);
  • Be able to demonstrate a sound professional clinical background and an ability to manage their own tasks; and
  • Have a good degree of computer literacy — health records and organisational documentation is computerised

Midwives must have done some acute general work within the past 5 years.

These positions are based in busy community clinics that are open from 9am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday. Nurses do provide an after hours on-call service, and you will require advanced nursing clinical skills including excellent clinical assessment skills and confidence in managing diversity in presentations — trauma, acute and chronic medical conditions — across all age groups.

The successful candidates must also be willing to undergo a Police Check and a Working With Children Check. A manual driver’s licence is essential and it would be advantageous to have experience with 4WD vehicles, although a 2 day 4WD training course is provided in your orientation week.

If you have a diverse background in clinical experience, including in clinical acute medicine, A&E, paediatrics and/or Aboriginal health care – then we want to hear from you!

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

To receive regular updates from Nganampa Health including future job opportunities, follow Nganampa Health Council on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nganampa-Health-Council/306940186003663

Apply Now

5. Aboriginal Health Worker – Full Time :Durri ACMS NSW

Position designated under Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1997 NSW

For over 30 years, Durri Aboriginal Corporation Medical Service has provided essential and culturally appropriate medical, preventive, allied and oral health services to Aboriginal communities.  Located in Kempsey and surrounds and the Nambucca Valley on the Mid North Coast of NSW. Durri is committed to making health care and education accessible to improve the health status and wellbeing of our communities.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Health Professional to join the dedicated and passionate team at our Nambucca Heads outreach clinic.

This challenging role would suit an experienced and motivated Aboriginal Health Worker/Practitioner, AHPRA registered or willingness to obtain required credentials with a desire to achieve positive outcomes in Indigenous Health.   You will work with a dedicated team of GPs, Nurses, Allied Health practitioners and healthcare workers in the delivery of a wide range of health services.

The successful candidate will enjoy access to beautiful beaches, World Heritage Rainforest and relaxed lifestyle of the Mid North Coast whilst making a real difference in the community.

Above award pay rates and a Monday to Friday work week, make this an attractive and rewarding opportunity.  Benefits include 9.5% superannuation, attractive salary sacrifice, training and access to an employee assistance program.

To apply go to our website: http://www.durri.org.au and download a copy of the Application Pack.  Email this with your resume not exceeding 4 pages, and your submission addressing each of the selection criteria to hr@durri.org.au, or mail to:

Application

Chief Operations Officer

Durri Aboriginal Corporation Medical Services

PO Box 136

KEMPSEY  NSW  2440

Applications close: 05.04.2017 at 5.00 pm

Applications that do not attach a completed selection criteria submission will not be considered

6. Teacher Aboriginal Health (Practitioner) Port Macquarie NSW

North Coast TAFE is seeking a Teacher of Aboriginal Health (Practitioner) with current industry experience and knowledge to be based in Port Macquarie.
This position is an Aboriginal identified position in accordance with Part 9A of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977. Aboriginal applicants must demonstrate Aboriginality.
If you are interested in sharing your talents by teaching, and if helping people, building relationships and making a difference is important to you, then this is for you!

You will love this position if you:

 

  • Like to share your passion and expertise in Aboriginal Health
  • Are a respected industry professional with strong, established, local industry networks in the Hastings and Manning Valley
  • Have the ability to work closely with organisations to assist with their learning needs in conjunction with head teachers and teachers
  • Have experience coaching, mentoring and training existing staff, or trainees in the workplace
  • Are committed to building links within Aboriginal Health

Summary and purpose of position:
The role of the TAFE teacher as a professional educator is to help, construct, guide and enhance the educative process. The teacher delivers educational programs and facilitates learning, enabling students to achieve their desired outcomes.
The role of the teacher involves a broad range of activities which directly and indirectly support learning through the delivery of educational programs and include:

 

  • Providing appropriate variety and flexibility in educational practice
  • Contributing to decision making that affects the learning environment
  • Liaising with local industry, other educational providers and the community to ensure that education and training are relevant and responsive to needs
  • Participating cooperatively in the development and implementation of agreed quality improvement processes by reflecting on experience, their own performance and an evaluation of processes and program outcomes.

If you have…

 

  • Demonstrated high level written and oral communication skills and proven ability to communicate effectively
  • Capability to facilitate learning in an adult environment and hold the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE)
  • Commitment to quality customer service
  • Strengths in problem solving and change management

… We would love to hear from you!

North Coast TAFE is an award winning provider of quality vocational education and training (VET) and one of the largest regional training providers in Australia.
This is a unique opportunity to join our innovative team and dynamic organisation while also enjoying the spectacular lifestyle of North Coast NSW.

Location: Port Macquarie

Status: Full Time for 2 years
Closing date: Monday 3 April 2017, 11:59 pm

 

Learn more: Information regarding the position is available by clicking the following link: Information Package

Important Information:
•Applicants are required to apply on-line
•Applicants are required to address the selection criteria
For any additional information regarding this position please contact Heidi Groves, Talent Resourcing Officer on 02 6588 8053

If you experience difficulties whilst submitting your application online at JobsNSW please contact the Support Team on 1800 562 679.

NOTE: It is an offence for a person convicted of a serious sex offence to apply for this position. Relevant screening checks will be conducted.
This is a child-related position. Applicants must have a valid and current Working with Children Check (WWCC) Clearance as a condition of employment. To apply for a WWCC Clearance, please visit the Children Guardian’s website at http://www.kids.nsw.gov.au/

APPLY HERE

7. Indigenous Health Promotion Officer Mawarnkarra Health Service WA

We are seeking an Indigenous Health Promotions Officer to enhance the holistic primary health care services provided to the Aboriginal people of the West Pilbara, by undertaking activities aimed to develop & implement a coordinated team-based approach to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander health, as well as facilitate working relationships and communication exchange between mainstream organisations, Aboriginal Medical Services, and their peak bodies.

The successful applicant must be willing to travel on a regular basis therefore will need to hold a “C” class driver’s license. The skills required include the ability to complete reporting duties into various computer programs, taking initiative and working within a team environment. Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and organisational skills is also mandatory. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Interested applicants are encouraged to request a copy of the Position Description and Selection Criteria from our Human Resources team on (08)9182 0801 or via emailmailto:hrofficer@mhs.org.au

8. Apunipima Cape York Health Council : Chief Executive Officer

Apunipima Cape York Health Council is committed to the delivery of comprehensive primary health care services to ensure positive health outcomes for the people of Cape York. By tailoring its focus to each individual community, this organisation provides holistic health services, supporting individuals and families across the region. As part of their commitment to the region, the Board of Directors is seeking to appoint a new CEO to lead the organisation with a focus on continued and sustainable growth.

Based in Cairns and managing a diverse team of over 160 staff delivering services to 11 remote Cape York Communities, this role will focus on harnessing the organisation’s 23 years of experience in advocacy and service delivery as well as seeking new opportunities to support the existing client base.

The CEO will be particularly focused on developing the organisation’s capability and driving outcomes to achieve a more innovative primary health care health service. Key to the role are strong people leadership, commercial decision making in a not for profit environment, and the ability to build and maintain high level relationships to maximise the benefit to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community as well as the individuals utilising its services.

Apunipima Cape York Health Council is looking for an Executive with a proven commercial success, strong stakeholder engagement and outstanding leadership skills. The successful applicant will be required to demonstrate a commitment to ensuring improved outcomes for the people of Cape York as well as experience in the management of health services or related industries.

Confidential enquiries can be directed to Ryan Webster on 07 3003 7731.

To apply or request an information pack please email executiveqld@chandlermacleod.com

Applications close on Friday 31st March 2017.

Reference Number: 183587A_148904451643755
Contact Details: Ryan Webster

9. Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Worker : Illawarra Aboriginal Medical Service

The Illawarra Aboriginal Medical Service provides health and community services to the local Indigenous community.

The AOD Worker will work in a highly skilled team to deliver quality care to drug and alcohol clients.

Essential criteria:

  • Minimum of Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working in the Community Services field specific to Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Demonstrated knowledge of case management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of treatment models
  • Proven ability in delivering presentations and facilitating group work
  • Proven ability in counselling single clients, couples and families, inclusive of youth
  • Demonstrated ability to use computer programs such as Microsoft Office, as well as the ability to gain necessary skills to utilise position specific programs
  • Current Drivers Licence
  • Working with Children Check

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of local AOD issues in Indigenous people

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

To apply for this position, please forward your Cover Letter, Selection Criteria Statement and Resume to klawlor@illawarraams.com.au.

Applications will close at 5pm on Friday 31 March 2017
A criminal record check will be carried out on successful applicant.
Applications that do not address the Selection Criteria will not be considered.
Previous applicants need not apply.

10.Urapuntja Health Service :  3 positions currently available

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

Note to above :

Urapuntja Health Service Aboriginal Corporation is celebrating 40 years of service. To mark the occasion we are planning events on the 28th of July 2017. We are also on the hunt for photo’s and stories documenting our history and would greatly appreciate you forwarding this to anyone you may know that has contributed to the success of our service.
For further information and to register interest please contact 40years@urapuntja.org.au

Urapuntja Health Service developed from many years of negotiations by Aboriginal people to have their own health service.

Urapuntja is a community controlled health service with a Board of Directors which is elected from and by the community at the Annual General Meeting held each year. The Directors meets regularly to discuss issues and make decisions relevant to the Organisation.

POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Remote Area Midwife
Location Amengernternenh Community, Utopia, NT
12 month limited term contract full time (38 hours p.w.)
Download Job and Person Specification

General Practitioner
Location Amengernternenh Community, Utopia, NT
12 month limited term contract full time (38 hours p.w.)
Download Job and Person Specification

Remote Area Nurse
Location Amengernternenh Community, Utopia, NT
12 month limited term contract full time (38 hours p.w.)
Download Job and Person Specification

NACCHO #JobAlerts Aboriginal Health : #Mawarnkarra #Durri #Nganampa Health @Apunipima @UrapuntjaAMS

Help Close the Gap and create healthy futures for our mob

This weeks featured jobs on our NACCHO Job Alert

1.Remote Area Nurses & Nurse-Midwives Nganampa Health Council SA

2. Aboriginal Health Worker – Full Time :Durri ACMS NSW

3. Teacher Aboriginal Health (Practitioner) Port Macquarie NSW

4. Indigenous Health Promotion Officer Mawarnkarra Health Service WA

5. Apunipima Cape York Health Council : Chief Executive Officer Closing 31 March

6. Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Worker : Illawarra Aboriginal Medical Service

7.Urapuntja Health Service :  3 positions currently available : No closing date

How to submit a Indigenous Health #jobalert ? 

NACCHO Affiliate , Member , Government Department or stakeholder

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.Remote Area Nurses & Nurse-Midwives Nganampa Health Council SA

Remote Area Nurses & Nurse-Midwives

Exciting and varied opportunities for Registered Nurses and Nurse – Midwives to join a highly recognised Aboriginal Health Service. If you have recent Medical/ A&E and Clinical experience, are passionate about making a difference and looking to be remunerated for your efforts – then read on..

Your new company

Nganampa Health Council is an Aboriginal owned and controlled health organisation operating on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in the far north-western region of South Australia. The APY Lands cover roughly 103,000 square km, with a population of approx. 3,000 Anangu people. The region is freehold land controlled by the Anangu people.

Across this area, Nganampa Health operates seven clinics, an aged care facility and assorted health related programs including aged care, sexual health, environmental health, health worker training, dental, women’s health, male health, children’s health and mental health.

Nganampa Health Council is widely recognised as being an exemplar Aboriginal health service in the country. Their successes include significantly reducing the rates of sexually transmitted infections, increasing birth weights through their antenatal program, consistently keeping childhood immunisation rates at 100% and providing high quality residential and respite aged care at their Tjilpiku Pampaku Ngura aged care facility.

Further information can be found at www.nganampahealth.com.au

Your new career

Nganampa Health Council has opportunities for full-time clinic-based Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives to join their clinical teams, based in remote South Australia.

In these highly varied roles, you will be responsible for delivering primary health care according to the CARPA Standard Treatment Manual, and assisting in the early detection and management of chronic illness as part of a multi-disciplinary team. 

Working under the direction of the Medical Director and Clinical Service Manager, some of your areas of responsibility will include:

  • Working collaboratively with Medical Officers, Anangu Health Workers and other health staff to provide primary health care;
  • Treating acute illness and chronic medical conditions, and managing computerised recalls and patient follow-up care;
  • Child health monitoring and immunisations;
  • Patient health education;
  • Assessment and referral of social welfare issues;
  • Public health screening for STI, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis A, B & C;
  • Public health surveying and programs;
  • Antenatal and post natal care;
  • General education support for Anangu Health Workers; and
  • Day-to-day administration of the clinics.

On offer is an extremely attractive salary package circa $204,581 – $238,133, commensurate with remote area experience, (this includes estimated non-cash benefits of $37,615 – $47,141).

Successful candidates will also be supplied with rent-free modern accommodation, including all rent, electricity, gas and basic essentials! Benefits include:

  • District allowance;
  • Work allowance;
  • Superannuation;
  • Annual retention bonus;
  • Leave loading;
  • Annual airfare;
  • 12 days study leave;
  • Recreation leave allowance;
  • 12 weeks annual leave; and
  • Assistance with relocation costs (negotiable)

About you

Candidates need to be adaptable and flexible individuals who can display the initiative, discretion and cultural sensitivity needed to support and drive the organisation’s objectives and values. Your ability to communicate and participate effectively within a cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary health team will be a must.

Individuals who are open to change, accepting of Aboriginal people, comfortable living in a remote environment and who are willing to learn the ways of the people will be well suited to these roles. The ability to work under Aboriginal management and control will also be highly regarded, as will a demonstrated understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal health, the principles of Primary Health Care and relevant legislation. No two days will be the same and as a result, highly resourceful candidates will thrive!

To be considered, you will:

  • Be a Registered Nurse or an RN / Registered Midwife, and be registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA);
  • Have a minimum of three years post graduation/ post bridging course, along with recent acute Medical / A&E experience;
  • Have demonstrable experience working in a clinical environment and hospital-based general nursing experience in the past 5 years (both of which are essential);
  • Ideally hold post basic nursing qualifications in Emergency Care, Critical Care and or rural and remote area Nursing (not essential);
  • Be able to demonstrate a sound professional clinical background and an ability to manage their own tasks; and
  • Have a good degree of computer literacy — health records and organisational documentation is computerised

Midwives must have done some acute general work within the past 5 years.

These positions are based in busy community clinics that are open from 9am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday. Nurses do provide an after hours on-call service, and you will require advanced nursing clinical skills including excellent clinical assessment skills and confidence in managing diversity in presentations — trauma, acute and chronic medical conditions — across all age groups.

The successful candidates must also be willing to undergo a Police Check and a Working With Children Check. A manual driver’s licence is essential and it would be advantageous to have experience with 4WD vehicles, although a 2 day 4WD training course is provided in your orientation week.

If you have a diverse background in clinical experience, including in clinical acute medicine, A&E, paediatrics and/or Aboriginal health care – then we want to hear from you!

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

To receive regular updates from Nganampa Health including future job opportunities, follow Nganampa Health Council on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nganampa-Health-Council/306940186003663

Apply Now

2. Aboriginal Health Worker – Full Time :Durri ACMS NSW

Position designated under Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1997 NSW

For over 30 years, Durri Aboriginal Corporation Medical Service has provided essential and culturally appropriate medical, preventive, allied and oral health services to Aboriginal communities.  Located in Kempsey and surrounds and the Nambucca Valley on the Mid North Coast of NSW. Durri is committed to making health care and education accessible to improve the health status and wellbeing of our communities.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Health Professional to join the dedicated and passionate team at our Nambucca Heads outreach clinic.

This challenging role would suit an experienced and motivated Aboriginal Health Worker/Practitioner, AHPRA registered or willingness to obtain required credentials with a desire to achieve positive outcomes in Indigenous Health.   You will work with a dedicated team of GPs, Nurses, Allied Health practitioners and healthcare workers in the delivery of a wide range of health services.

The successful candidate will enjoy access to beautiful beaches, World Heritage Rainforest and relaxed lifestyle of the Mid North Coast whilst making a real difference in the community.

Above award pay rates and a Monday to Friday work week, make this an attractive and rewarding opportunity.  Benefits include 9.5% superannuation, attractive salary sacrifice, training and access to an employee assistance program.

To apply go to our website: http://www.durri.org.au and download a copy of the Application Pack.  Email this with your resume not exceeding 4 pages, and your submission addressing each of the selection criteria to hr@durri.org.au, or mail to:

Application

Chief Operations Officer

Durri Aboriginal Corporation Medical Services

PO Box 136

KEMPSEY  NSW  2440

Applications close: 05.04.2017 at 5.00 pm

Applications that do not attach a completed selection criteria submission will not be considered

3. Teacher Aboriginal Health (Practitioner) Port Macquarie NSW

North Coast TAFE is seeking a Teacher of Aboriginal Health (Practitioner) with current industry experience and knowledge to be based in Port Macquarie.
This position is an Aboriginal identified position in accordance with Part 9A of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977. Aboriginal applicants must demonstrate Aboriginality.
If you are interested in sharing your talents by teaching, and if helping people, building relationships and making a difference is important to you, then this is for you!

You will love this position if you:

 

  • Like to share your passion and expertise in Aboriginal Health
  • Are a respected industry professional with strong, established, local industry networks in the Hastings and Manning Valley
  • Have the ability to work closely with organisations to assist with their learning needs in conjunction with head teachers and teachers
  • Have experience coaching, mentoring and training existing staff, or trainees in the workplace
  • Are committed to building links within Aboriginal Health

Summary and purpose of position:
The role of the TAFE teacher as a professional educator is to help, construct, guide and enhance the educative process. The teacher delivers educational programs and facilitates learning, enabling students to achieve their desired outcomes.
The role of the teacher involves a broad range of activities which directly and indirectly support learning through the delivery of educational programs and include:

 

  • Providing appropriate variety and flexibility in educational practice
  • Contributing to decision making that affects the learning environment
  • Liaising with local industry, other educational providers and the community to ensure that education and training are relevant and responsive to needs
  • Participating cooperatively in the development and implementation of agreed quality improvement processes by reflecting on experience, their own performance and an evaluation of processes and program outcomes.

If you have…

 

  • Demonstrated high level written and oral communication skills and proven ability to communicate effectively
  • Capability to facilitate learning in an adult environment and hold the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE)
  • Commitment to quality customer service
  • Strengths in problem solving and change management

… We would love to hear from you!

North Coast TAFE is an award winning provider of quality vocational education and training (VET) and one of the largest regional training providers in Australia.
This is a unique opportunity to join our innovative team and dynamic organisation while also enjoying the spectacular lifestyle of North Coast NSW.

Location: Port Macquarie

Status: Full Time for 2 years


Closing date: Monday 3 April 2017, 11:59 pm

 

Learn more: Information regarding the position is available by clicking the following link: Information Package

Important Information:
•Applicants are required to apply on-line
•Applicants are required to address the selection criteria
For any additional information regarding this position please contact Heidi Groves, Talent Resourcing Officer on 02 6588 8053

If you experience difficulties whilst submitting your application online at JobsNSW please contact the Support Team on 1800 562 679.

NOTE: It is an offence for a person convicted of a serious sex offence to apply for this position. Relevant screening checks will be conducted.
This is a child-related position. Applicants must have a valid and current Working with Children Check (WWCC) Clearance as a condition of employment. To apply for a WWCC Clearance, please visit the Children Guardian’s website at http://www.kids.nsw.gov.au/

APPLY HERE

4. Indigenous Health Promotion Officer Mawarnkarra Health Service WA

We are seeking an Indigenous Health Promotions Officer to enhance the holistic primary health care services provided to the Aboriginal people of the West Pilbara, by undertaking activities aimed to develop & implement a coordinated team-based approach to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander health, as well as facilitate working relationships and communication exchange between mainstream organisations, Aboriginal Medical Services, and their peak bodies.

The successful applicant must be willing to travel on a regular basis therefore will need to hold a “C” class driver’s license. The skills required include the ability to complete reporting duties into various computer programs, taking initiative and working within a team environment. Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and organisational skills is also mandatory. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Interested applicants are encouraged to request a copy of the Position Description and Selection Criteria from our Human Resources team on (08)9182 0801 or via emailmailto:hrofficer@mhs.org.au

5. Apunipima Cape York Health Council : Chief Executive Officer

Apunipima Cape York Health Council is committed to the delivery of comprehensive primary health care services to ensure positive health outcomes for the people of Cape York. By tailoring its focus to each individual community, this organisation provides holistic health services, supporting individuals and families across the region. As part of their commitment to the region, the Board of Directors is seeking to appoint a new CEO to lead the organisation with a focus on continued and sustainable growth.

Based in Cairns and managing a diverse team of over 160 staff delivering services to 11 remote Cape York Communities, this role will focus on harnessing the organisation’s 23 years of experience in advocacy and service delivery as well as seeking new opportunities to support the existing client base.

The CEO will be particularly focused on developing the organisation’s capability and driving outcomes to achieve a more innovative primary health care health service. Key to the role are strong people leadership, commercial decision making in a not for profit environment, and the ability to build and maintain high level relationships to maximise the benefit to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community as well as the individuals utilising its services.

Apunipima Cape York Health Council is looking for an Executive with a proven commercial success, strong stakeholder engagement and outstanding leadership skills. The successful applicant will be required to demonstrate a commitment to ensuring improved outcomes for the people of Cape York as well as experience in the management of health services or related industries.

Confidential enquiries can be directed to Ryan Webster on 07 3003 7731.

To apply or request an information pack please email executiveqld@chandlermacleod.com

Applications close on Friday 31st March 2017.

Reference Number: 183587A_148904451643755
Contact Details: Ryan Webster

6. Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Worker : Illawarra Aboriginal Medical Service

The Illawarra Aboriginal Medical Service provides health and community services to the local Indigenous community.

The AOD Worker will work in a highly skilled team to deliver quality care to drug and alcohol clients.

Essential criteria:

  • Minimum of Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working in the Community Services field specific to Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Demonstrated knowledge of case management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of treatment models
  • Proven ability in delivering presentations and facilitating group work
  • Proven ability in counselling single clients, couples and families, inclusive of youth
  • Demonstrated ability to use computer programs such as Microsoft Office, as well as the ability to gain necessary skills to utilise position specific programs
  • Current Drivers Licence
  • Working with Children Check

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of local AOD issues in Indigenous people

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

To apply for this position, please forward your Cover Letter, Selection Criteria Statement and Resume to klawlor@illawarraams.com.au.

Applications will close at 5pm on Friday 31 March 2017
A criminal record check will be carried out on successful applicant.
Applications that do not address the Selection Criteria will not be considered.
Previous applicants need not apply.

7.Urapuntja Health Service :  3 positions currently available

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

Note to above :

Urapuntja Health Service Aboriginal Corporation is celebrating 40 years of service. To mark the occasion we are planning events on the 28th of July 2017. We are also on the hunt for photo’s and stories documenting our history and would greatly appreciate you forwarding this to anyone you may know that has contributed to the success of our service.
For further information and to register interest please contact 40years@urapuntja.org.au

Urapuntja Health Service developed from many years of negotiations by Aboriginal people to have their own health service.

Urapuntja is a community controlled health service with a Board of Directors which is elected from and by the community at the Annual General Meeting held each year. The Directors meets regularly to discuss issues and make decisions relevant to the Organisation.

POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Remote Area Midwife
Location Amengernternenh Community, Utopia, NT
12 month limited term contract full time (38 hours p.w.)
Download Job and Person Specification

General Practitioner
Location Amengernternenh Community, Utopia, NT
12 month limited term contract full time (38 hours p.w.)
Download Job and Person Specification

Remote Area Nurse
Location Amengernternenh Community, Utopia, NT
12 month limited term contract full time (38 hours p.w.)
Download Job and Person Specification

NACCHO #JobAlerts Aboriginal Health #ClosetheGapDay : @Apunipima @AHCWA @GidgeeHealing @UrapuntjaAMS , @HESTAsuper

Help Close the Gap and create healthy futures for our mob

This weeks featured jobs on our NACCHO Job Alert

1. Apunipima Cape York Health Council : Chief Executive Officer Closing 31 March

2.Apunipima Cape York Health Council : Director Clinical Services

3. Community Liaison Officer –  Gidgee Healing Closes 22nd March 2017

4. Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Worker : Illawarra Aboriginal Medical Service

5. Youth Policy Officer  : Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia Close 23 March

6.Urapuntja Health Service :  3 positions currently available : No closing date

7. Aboriginal Health Scholarships : Win a HESTA scholarship : Closes March 20 

 

 

How to submit a Indigenous Health #jobalert ? 

NACCHO Affiliate , Member , Government Department or stakeholder

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. Apunipima Cape York Health Council : Chief Executive Officer

Apunipima Cape York Health Council is committed to the delivery of comprehensive primary health care services to ensure positive health outcomes for the people of Cape York. By tailoring its focus to each individual community, this organisation provides holistic health services, supporting individuals and families across the region. As part of their commitment to the region, the Board of Directors is seeking to appoint a new CEO to lead the organisation with a focus on continued and sustainable growth.

Based in Cairns and managing a diverse team of over 160 staff delivering services to 11 remote Cape York Communities, this role will focus on harnessing the organisation’s 23 years of experience in advocacy and service delivery as well as seeking new opportunities to support the existing client base.

The CEO will be particularly focused on developing the organisation’s capability and driving outcomes to achieve a more innovative primary health care health service. Key to the role are strong people leadership, commercial decision making in a not for profit environment, and the ability to build and maintain high level relationships to maximise the benefit to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community as well as the individuals utilising its services.

Apunipima Cape York Health Council is looking for an Executive with a proven commercial success, strong stakeholder engagement and outstanding leadership skills. The successful applicant will be required to demonstrate a commitment to ensuring improved outcomes for the people of Cape York as well as experience in the management of health services or related industries.

Confidential enquiries can be directed to Ryan Webster on 07 3003 7731.

To apply or request an information pack please email executiveqld@chandlermacleod.com

Applications close on Friday 31st March 2017.

Reference Number: 183587A_148904451643755
Contact Details: Ryan Webster

2. Apunipima Cape York Health Council : Director Clinical Services Close 24 March

An exciting opportunity is available to work as part of the Apunipima Cape York Health Council senior executive team, as our Director Clinical Services. This integral role will work collaboratively with the executive team to provide clinical leadership within the organisation, particularly in the area of clinical governance, supporting the delivery of comprehensive primary health care services to the community of Cape York.

The key responsibilities for the role include, but are not limited to:

  • The development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of all clinical governance and risk management systems and policies within the organisation
  • Working within the executive team to ensure effective planning, implementation and evaluation processes support the delivery of evidence based, best practice medical services, in line with community health plans and contractual obligations
  • Development and maintenance of effective collaborative partnerships and strategic alliances with key external stakeholders, including Cape wide clinical governance collaborations
  • Provide support to the development and implementation of model of care/care pathways, assisting with the development of relevant frameworks and evaluation tools
  • Oversee high quality evidence based care delivery and activities of medical staff to ensure optimal patient outcomes

How do I apply?

To apply for this role please visit our web site www.apunipima.org.au/work-for-us Please note: applicants will be required to address selection criteria as part of the application process for this position

Download this position here NACCHO Job alert Mar 8 Apunipima

3. Community Liaison Officer –  Gidgee Healing Closes 22nd March 2017

Work Type/s: Full Time

Location: Regional QLD .

Applications close: 22 March, 2017.

Primary Health Care Be a part of Primary Health Care excellence in remote Australia Excellent salary package and remote living allowances

We are looking for the right person to take advantage of this exciting opportunity in remote Australia.

About us: Gidgee Healing is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service that provides a broad range of primary health care services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people residing in the Mt Isa, North West and Lower Gulf regions of Queensland.

Gidgee Healing is currently expanding the delivery of its Primary Health Care Services across the Lower Gulf region, to include the communities of Normanton, Mornington Island, Doomadgee and Burketown.

The opportunity: If you are an exceptional Community Liaison Officer inspired by the task of providing high quality health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to ensure they are able to access the best possible care and support – then we want to hear from you!

If you are the right person for this role, you will be committed to the philosophy and practice principles of an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service and will have the knowledge, experience and personal character to work with Aboriginal communities, families and individuals in culturally appropriate manner.

This role will be responsible for developing and implementing local community engagement strategies to actively increase awareness, access to and uptake of health services with the aim of achieving the best possible health outcomes for the Normanton community, with a particular emphasis on the engagement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The role will entail service delivery across a variety of platforms, including clinic-based and community-based settings and may also include some outreach service delivery.

You will have strong interpersonal communication skills; and a demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective working partnerships with community and other stakeholders. If you are someone who possesses these attributes and has a genuine commitment to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Lower Gulf region, we look forward to hearing from you.

The lifestyle: The township of Normanton offers a relaxed and casual lifestyle, with wealth of camping and exploring, scenic national parks, gorges, as well as pristine river, lake and open water fishing and recreation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. How to apply for this job

To obtain a copy of the Application Information and Position Description, please contact Bronwyn Morgan on Ph. (07) 4743 6681 or email: bmorgan@gidgeehealing.com, using the subject line: Community Liaison Officer enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Applications are to be received by COB Wednesday 22nd March 2017.

4. Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Worker : Illawarra Aboriginal Medical Service

The Illawarra Aboriginal Medical Service provides health and community services to the local Indigenous community.

The AOD Worker will work in a highly skilled team to deliver quality care to drug and alcohol clients.

Essential criteria:

  • Minimum of Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working in the Community Services field specific to Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Demonstrated knowledge of case management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of treatment models
  • Proven ability in delivering presentations and facilitating group work
  • Proven ability in counselling single clients, couples and families, inclusive of youth
  • Demonstrated ability to use computer programs such as Microsoft Office, as well as the ability to gain necessary skills to utilise position specific programs
  • Current Drivers Licence
  • Working with Children Check

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of local AOD issues in Indigenous people

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

To apply for this position, please forward your Cover Letter, Selection Criteria Statement and Resume to klawlor@illawarraams.com.au.

Applications will close at 5pm on Friday 31 March 2017
A criminal record check will be carried out on successful applicant.
Applications that do not address the Selection Criteria will not be considered.
Previous applicants need not apply.

 

5. Youth Policy Officer  : Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia Close 23 March

Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Community Development, Health Promotion, Indigenous, Policy & Research, Youth
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Perth

Applications close: 23 March, 2017.

About the Organisation

AHCWA is the peak body for the 22 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) in Western Australia. We are an evolving organisation that acts as a forum to lead the development of Aboriginal Health policy, to influence and monitor performance across the health sector, to advocate for and support community development and capacity building in Aboriginal Communities.

We advocate for the rights and entitlements of all Aboriginal people throughout Western Australia, at a local, regional, State and National level.

To find out more please visit our website here.

About the Opportunity 

AHCWA has an exciting opportunity for a Youth Policy Officer to join our team in Highgate, Perth, on a full-time, fixed term basis.

As the Youth Policy Officer, you will ensure that the youth perspective is heard and reflected in relevant policy development and future program planning within the sector.

Working within the Policy team, your responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) the following:

  • Engaging with Aboriginal youth, youth services and other stakeholders to lead/ assist with policy analysis and development
  • Researching, evaluating and advising on current health related issues and youth affairs affecting youth within Aboriginal communities across Western Australia
  • Promoting the expansion of AHCWA’s current network of young Aboriginal people and expanding AHCWA’s youth representation on relevant consultative committees and working groups across WA
  • Providing input into the development, implementation, review and evaluation of an Aboriginal Youth Health strategy for AHCWA, in conjunction with the youth network and AHCWA’s senior management team
  • Assisting AHCWA in securing funding to ensure the sustainability of AHCWA’s Youth program and in particular to implement initiatives identified within the Youth Strategy
  • Establishing and coordinating the Aboriginal Youth Project Reference Group

To view the full position description, please click here

To be successful in this position you will have a relevant qualification or experience in a relevant field, experience in the formulation, analysis and evaluation of policy focusing on youth topics and previous experience in policy and program development, implementation, evaluation and review.

You will have an understanding of the issues that impact on young Aboriginal people in urban, regional and remote communities. Your strong interpersonal, communication and organisational skills will enable you to strengthen existing community partnership, establish and sustain stakeholder relationships, determine priorities and manage workloads in order to meet agreed timelines and achieve results.

Most importantly, you must be able to effectively communicate, promote and uphold AHCWA’s initiatives and values.

About the Benefits

AHCWA is committed to recognising and rewarding its employees. An attractive remuneration package, salary sacrificing benefits and additional leave entitlements is on offer. In addition, you will have access to a number of fantastic benefits including health and well being initiatives and a flexible and family friendly work environment.

How to apply for this jobApply here

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Applications close at 10am Thursday 23rd March 2017
– See more at: http://www.ethicaljobs.com.au/Members/AHCWA/youth-policy-officer-1#sthash.HCNSiwzC.dpuf

6.Urapuntja Health Service :  3 positions currently available

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

Note to above :

Urapuntja Health Service Aboriginal Corporation is celebrating 40 years of service. To mark the occasion we are planning events on the 28th of July 2017. We are also on the hunt for photo’s and stories documenting our history and would greatly appreciate you forwarding this to anyone you may know that has contributed to the success of our service.
For further information and to register interest please contact 40years@urapuntja.org.au

Urapuntja Health Service developed from many years of negotiations by Aboriginal people to have their own health service.

Urapuntja is a community controlled health service with a Board of Directors which is elected from and by the community at the Annual General Meeting held each year. The Directors meets regularly to discuss issues and make decisions relevant to the Organisation.

POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Remote Area Midwife
Location Amengernternenh Community, Utopia, NT
12 month limited term contract full time (38 hours p.w.)
Download Job and Person Specification

General Practitioner
Location Amengernternenh Community, Utopia, NT
12 month limited term contract full time (38 hours p.w.)
Download Job and Person Specification

Remote Area Nurse
Location Amengernternenh Community, Utopia, NT
12 month limited term contract full time (38 hours p.w.)
Download Job and Person Specification

7. Aboriginal Health Scholarships : Win a HESTA scholarship to Rural Health Conference Cairns

Indigenous health students are encouraged to apply for a new scholarship to attend the National Rural Health Conference in Cairns, from 26-29 April 2017.

The scholarship covers return airfares to Cairns, four nights’ accommodation and conference registrations fees. “

The conference, hosted by the National Rural Health Alliance, is Australia’s pre-eminent event for people committed to better health and wellbeing in rural and remote communities.

Keynote speakers include Janine Mohamed, CEO of the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives, and Dr Mark Wenitong, Medical Director of the Apunipima Cape York Health Council.

There are 10 conference scholarships, provided by HESTA super fund in partnership with Rural Health Workforce Australia. They are for medical, nursing and allied health students who belong to Rural Health Clubs affiliated with the National Rural Health Student Network

HESTA Scholarship – Terms & Conditions

The HESTA National Rural Health Conference Scholarship will support 10 university health students to attend the 14th National Rural Health Conference in Cairns, Far North Queensland, from 26-29 April 2017.

At least one of the 10 HESTA scholarships will be reserved for a student with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage.

Scholarship funding includes return airfares, 4 nights’ accommodation with breakfast at Rydges Cairns and conference registration.*

* Please note: Successful applicants will be responsible for airport transfers, any additional meals (3 dinners) not covered by the accommodation package and the conference program, plus any additional hotel expenses. Breakfasts are provided as part of the accommodation package while lunches, morning and afternoon teas and one dinner are provided at the conference.

Each applicant must be a current member of a Rural Health Club affiliated with the National Rural Health Student Network and currently enrolled in a medical, nursing or allied health course in Australia.

Applicants will be assessed on their response to a series of questions in the online application form – with a particular emphasis on their interest in and commitment to practising in rural Australia.

Student Undertaking

Successful applicants will:

  • Agree to take part in media and promotional activities highlighting the scholarship program with HESTA and RHWA
  • Ensure that they have obtained permission from their university to attend the National Rural Health Conference, 26-29 April 2017
  • Provide immediate notification of withdrawal from or changes to their course of studies in 2017
  • Conduct themselves in a professional and respectful manner throughout the conference
  • Repay scholarship funding received if they faily to comply with the conditions of this agreement

Key dates

  • Scholarship applications open: Wednesday 8 March 2017
  • Scholarship applications close: 5pm (AEDT) Monday 20 March 2017
  • Scholarship winners announced: Monday 27 March 2017

This is part of HESTA’s Reconciliation Action Plan that aims to increase equity between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians.

Applications close at 5pm (AEDT) on Monday 20 March. Find out more and apply at www.rhwa.org.au/hestascholarship

 

NACCHO #JobAlerts Aboriginal Health #ClosetheGapDay : @Apunipima , @UrapuntjaAMS , @AIDAAustralia , @MenziesResearch , @RACGP

Help Close the Gap and create healthy futures for our mob

This weeks featured jobs on our NACCHO Job Alert

1. Apunipima Cape York Health Council : Director Clinical Services

 2.Urapuntja Health Service :  3 positions currently available

3.Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Ass. (AIDA) : Policy officer Closes 15 March

4. Menzies Research Project Manager – Renal Team

5.University Centre for Rural Health- North Coast Research Fellow (Evaluation)

6.RACGP Indigenous Health Award

 

How to submit a Indigenous Health #jobalert ? 

NACCHO Affiliate , Member , Government Department or stakeholder

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. Apunipima Cape York Health Council : Director Clinical Services

An exciting opportunity is available to work as part of the Apunipima Cape York Health Council senior executive team, as our Director Clinical Services. This integral role will work collaboratively with the executive team to provide clinical leadership within the organisation, particularly in the area of clinical governance, supporting the delivery of comprehensive primary health care services to the community of Cape York.

The key responsibilities for the role include, but are not limited to:

  • The development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of all clinical governance and risk management systems and policies within the organisation
  • Working within the executive team to ensure effective planning, implementation and evaluation processes support the delivery of evidence based, best practice medical services, in line with community health plans and contractual obligations
  • Development and maintenance of effective collaborative partnerships and strategic alliances with key external stakeholders, including Cape wide clinical governance collaborations
  • Provide support to the development and implementation of model of care/care pathways, assisting with the development of relevant frameworks and evaluation tools
  • Oversee high quality evidence based care delivery and activities of medical staff to ensure optimal patient outcomes

How do I apply?

To apply for this role please visit our web site www.apunipima.org.au/work-for-us Please note: applicants will be required to address selection criteria as part of the application process for this position

Download this position here NACCHO Job alert Mar 8 Apunipima

 

2.Urapuntja Health Service :  3 positions currently available

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

Note to above :

Urapuntja Health Service Aboriginal Corporation is celebrating 40 years of service. To mark the occasion we are planning events on the 28th of July 2017. We are also on the hunt for photo’s and stories documenting our history and would greatly appreciate you forwarding this to anyone you may know that has contributed to the success of our service.
For further information and to register interest please contact 40years@urapuntja.org.au

Urapuntja Health Service developed from many years of negotiations by Aboriginal people to have their own health service.

Urapuntja is a community controlled health service with a Board of Directors which is elected from and by the community at the Annual General Meeting held each year. The Directors meets regularly to discuss issues and make decisions relevant to the Organisation.

1.POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Remote Area Midwife
Location Amengernternenh Community, Utopia, NT
12 month limited term contract full time (38 hours p.w.)
Download Job and Person Specification

General Practitioner
Location Amengernternenh Community, Utopia, NT
12 month limited term contract full time (38 hours p.w.)
Download Job and Person Specification

Remote Area Nurse
Location Amengernternenh Community, Utopia, NT
12 month limited term contract full time (38 hours p.w.)
Download Job and Person Specification

3.Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA) : Policy officer Closes 15 March

The Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA) is a not-for-profit professional association contributing to equitable health outcomes and the cultural wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We work to continually inform and support a culturally safe health care system as we strive toward our ultimate goal to reach population parity of Indigenous doctors in the medical profession.

We are looking for an experienced policy officer with high-level research, analytic and writing skills to join our small and supportive team. Experience working in a secretariat capacity for committees or working groups will be highly regarded. If you think you have what it takes to contribute to our important work please apply for this role.

Enquiries and applications

Please contact mailto:jobs@aida.org.auwith any enquiries.

Please send your CV and cover letter to jobs@aida.org.au by midnight on 15 March 2016.

Please visit http://www.aida.org.au/our-work/vacancies/

to download the duty statement and selection criteria.

Click here to download the Duty Statement and Selection Criteria PDF.

4.Menzies Research Project Manager – Renal Team

  • 12 month full time contract based in Darwin
  • GSL 8 $113,491 – $127,031 salary package (comprising gross salary $89,411 – $100,662, superannuation & salary packaging benefits)
  • Closing date: 19 March 2017
  • Contact: Gill Gorham via email or phone – (08) 8946 8529.

To view full position details, click here to view the PDF.

Applications should be emailed to humanresources@menzies.edu.au and should include the following information:

  • A brief covering letter identifying the position being applied for
  • A statement addressing the selection criteria in the position description
  • A curriculum vitae (resume)
  • Names and contact details of three referees.

5.University Centre for Rural Health- North Coast Research Fellow (Evaluation

University Centre for Rural Health- North Coast
Sydney Medical School
Reference no. 398/0217

Join an organisation that encourages progressive thinking

  • Be valued for your exceptional knowledge and experience in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • Share our enthusiasm for impactful research

About the opportunity 

This position will be based in the University Centre for Rural Health-North Coast, (UCRH), located in Lismore.  The UCRH has links to the University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine and the School of Public Health, and the Universities of Wollongong, Western Sydney and Southern Cross University.   UCRH research is focused on health priorities for our region, and aims to contribute to knowledge relevant to rural health priorities in Australia and internationally.

This part-time two year position sits within the NHMRC funded Centre of Research Excellence in Integrated Quality Improvement in Indigenous Primary Health Care (CRE-IQI). The CRE-IQI’s vision is to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes by accelerating and strengthening large-scale primary health care (PHC) quality improvement efforts. The CRE-IQI supports collaborative efforts of researchers, service providers and policy makers to address priority areas for development of integrated quality improvement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander PHC. The position will work with the research team and key collaborators to progress priority projects and work programs, including evaluation, research capacity building and research translation.  The position will also be responsible for providing project management support to the CRE-IQI, including oversight of administration and reporting requirements.

For more information about the position please contact Dr Megan Passey on 02 6620 7516. If you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Julie Small on 02 8627 1223 or j.small@sydney.edu.au

If you would like to learn more, please refer to the Candidate Information Pack for the position description and further details.

Closing date: 11pm 20 March 2017

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6.RACGP Indigenous Health Award

The RACGP recognises that improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is one of Australia’s highest health priorities. The RACGP supports research which makes a difference to health outcomes, policy and practice, and the capacity of general practice to engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s health issues. It particularly encourages a systematic approach to strategic and policy-driven research focusing on primary care, developing collaborative approaches and the building of research capacity within populations and communities.

In 2003, the then RACGP President Professor Michael Kidd, waived his right to any form of payment and placed his allowance in a secure interest bearing account with the interest to be used as the basis of an annual award to support general practice initiatives in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. The RACGP Indigenous Health Award was offered for the first time in 2004. The award aims to build a wealth of research knowledge to draw on to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes, and also to develop and encourage researchers in this important field of work in Australia.

Award Details

One or more RACGP Indigenous Health Awards, valued at up to $9,000 in total (excluding GST), are available for a 12 month period to provide support for:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical students
  • medical students to gain experience in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical graduates undertaking GP training
  • GP registrars and GPs undertaking research and educational projects in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • other activities supporting the provision of high quality health care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Eligibility

Applicants for the RACGP Indigenous Health Award must be:

  • a medical student; OR
  • a general practitioner or general practice registrar.

Selection criteria

Applications will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • training potential for applicants 40%
  • significance and relevance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health 20%
  • quality of the proposal 20%
  • value for money 10%
  • potential to build capacity in general practice clinical care, research and/or education and training 10%

Applications open on Tuesday 7 March 2017 and will close on Monday 8 May 2017 at 5pm AEST. Please click here to apply.

This award is made available by a fund established by Professor Michael Kidd AM and supported by RACGP member donations. 

For more information email research@racgp.org.au.

NACCHO #jobalerts Aboriginal Health #Employment opportunities : @Uni_Newcastle Cultural Liaison @MenziesResearch Training Facilitator Plus more

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This weeks featured jobs on our NACCHO Job Alert

1.Research Assistant and Indigenous Cultural Liaison Newcastle University

2.Postdoctoral Research Fellow Newcastle University

3.Brief Intervention Training Facilitator ( 2 positions) Menzies Research

Plus other

4.Australian Public Service are now offering a 12-month Indigenous Apprenticeships 

5.Indigenous Literacy Foundation Current Volunteering Opportunities

6.#closethegapday 16 March event

NACCHO Affiliate , Member , Government Department or stakeholder

If you have a job vacancy in Indigenous Health 

 Email to Colin Cowell NACCHO Media

Tuesday by 4.30 pm for publication each Wednesday

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Faculty of Health and Medicine Centre for Brain and Mental Health

Research Assistant and Indigenous Cultural Liaison 3259

As part of the University’s commitment to increasing Indigenous employment within its workforce, this role is a targeted Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander position. 

The University holds an exemption under Section 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) in relation to its targeted recruiting programs. Please note that both Indigenous and non-Indigenous candidates can apply, however priority will be given to Indigenous candidates who can demonstrate their Indigenous heritage and successfully meet the selection criteria. 

About UON

Built on the principles of equity, excellence and engagement, the University of Newcastle (UON) has a reputation as a world-class institution making an impact within our regions, throughout Australia and across the globe. This is an exciting time to be part of the University of Newcastle as we embark on our NeW Futures Strategic Plan 2016-2025. We are building on strong foundations to realise our 2025 vision to stand as a global leader, distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence, creating a better future for our regions through innovation and impact. Being part of a university on the move gives our people the opportunity to really make a mark in their chosen field.

About the opportunity

As the Research Assistant and Indigenous Cultural Liaison you will provide high level support on the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Global Alliance Chronic Disease funded research trial: Indigenous Counselling and Nicotine (ICAN) QUIT in Pregnancy.

The project addresses an issue of utmost importance to public health – tobacco smoking in pregnant Indigenous women. By addressing smoking among Indigenous women during pregnancy, a single intervention could help prevent disease in two people – mother and child – and make significant inroads into tackling the health disparity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations. ICAN Quit in Pregnancy is designed to increase smoking cessation rates among expectant Indigenous mothers, by providing training and feedback for healthcare providers at Aboriginal Medical Services in the delivery of culturally competent evidence-based smoking cessation care.

Key responsibilities include:

  • managing the Indigenous cultural liaison for the cluster randomised controlled trial;
  • conducting Aboriginal Community consultations with Aboriginal Medical Services and their community members and relevant boards, liaising with peak Aboriginal Health Bodies, and relevant organisations;
  • assisting with the recruitment of study sites;
  • making site visits to Aboriginal Medical Services and other services; and
  • assisting with data analysis, project reports, publications, budgetary responsibility, and the development of resources to support study implementation.

This position is offered on a full-time (part-time may be considered), three year fixed term basis.

Skills and experience

To be successful in this position you will have:

  • a degree in Psychology or Health or similar, with subsequent relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training;
  • female gender as the position concerns predominantly sensitive Indigenous ‘women’s business’;
  • experience and track record in research/work on research projects;
  • demonstrated ability to build external partnerships to achieve common goals and positive outcomes for the University.
  • demonstrated high-level oral and written communication skills, including the ability to facilitate presentations and/or training sessions.

Aboriginal or Torres Strait islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please note: In accordance with the University’s Staff Selection Guidelines, your application will be assessed on the selection criteria found at the link below. It is essential that you address each of the criteria to enable the selection committee to properly assess your application and suitability for interview.

HEW Level 6 – $74,175 to $81,847 per annum, plus Superannuation Guarantee contributions.

Applications close: Friday, 31 March 2017.

APPLY HERE

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Faculty of Health and Medicine Centre for Brain and Mental Health

Postdoctoral Research Fellow 3260

About UON

Built on the principles of equity, excellence and engagement, the University of Newcastle (UON) has a reputation as a world-class institution making an impact within our regions, throughout Australia and across the globe. This is an exciting time to be part of the University of Newcastle as we embark on our NeW Futures Strategic Plan 2016-2025. We are building on strong foundations to realise our 2025 vision to stand as a global leader, distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence, creating a better future for our regions through innovation and impact. Being part of a university on the move gives our people the opportunity to really make a mark in their chosen field.

About the opportunity

As the Postdoctoral Research Fellow you will provide high level research support on the NHMRC Global Alliance Chronic Disease funded trial: Indigenous Counselling and Nicotine (ICAN) QUIT in Pregnancy.

The project addresses an issue of utmost importance to public health – tobacco smoking in pregnant Indigenous women. By addressing smoking among Indigenous women during pregnancy, a single intervention could help prevent disease in two people – mother and child – and make significant inroads into tackling the health disparity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations. ICAN Quit in Pregnancy is designed to increase smoking cessation rates among expectant Indigenous mothers, by providing training and feedback for healthcare providers at Aboriginal Medical Services in the delivery of culturally competent evidence-based smoking cessation care.

Key responsibilities include:

  1. Oversee the day-to-day management of the ICAN Quit in Pregnancy trial, under the supervision of the trials chief investigators.
  2. Prepare research publications, within the context of a large investigator and partner team.
  3. Assist with the general research activities of the wider team, which may include involvement in other research projects, publications, grant applications, and supervision of students.

We aim to provide an environment that will assist the Postdoctoral Research Fellow’s independent career development and in building their track record for future external fellowship and grant opportunities.

This position is offered as either an Academic Level A or Level B, on a full-time (part-time may be considered), three year fixed-term contract basis.

Skills and experience

To be successful in this role, you will have a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or equivalent in a related field of science, eg, behavioural science, public health, epidemiology, community health, nursing, social science, psychology, medicine (PhD candidates who have submitted their PhD and awaiting conferral may be considered) and demonstrated experience in management of Randomised Controlled Trials.

For the full selection criteria for a Level A and B, please refer to the position description, which can be accessed below.

Academic Level A or B: $64,804 to $109,933 per annum plus 9.5% superannuation.

Please note: In accordance with the University’s Staff Selection Guidelines, your application will be assessed on the selection criteria found at the link below. It is essential that you address each of the criteria to enable the selection committee to properly assess your application and suitability for interview.

Applications close: Friday 31 March 2017.

APPLY HERE

menzies

Brief Intervention Training Facilitator ( 2 positions)

$94,372 – $110,660 pro-rata salary package (comprising gross salary $72,998 – $87,067 pro-rata, superannuation & salary packaging benefits)

12 month or part time (0.8 FTE) contract based in Brisbane

Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) has been contracted by Queensland Health to develop, promote, implement and evaluate an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Brief Intervention Training Program.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Brief Intervention Training Program aims to build the capacity of Queensland’s frontline health and community workers to deliver tobacco, nutrition and physical activity brief interventions to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Qualifications and/or extensive experience in a relevant health related discipline.
  • An understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and protocols.
  • Demonstrated understanding of brief interventions and applications in a health setting, particularly in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health care settings.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, written and oral communication skills particularly in engagement and relationship building with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, AMS’s, NGO’s, health providers and other organisations.
  • Hold a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment (TAE40110) or higher with a proven ability to deliver training in an adult setting.
  • Highly developed organisational and time management skills, and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work independently without direct supervision and maintain good organisational and time management skills.
  • Willingness and ability to undertake extensive travel as well as the flexibility and ability to work outside normal hours when required.
  • Current Queensland Drivers Licence.

Contact: Dr Majella Murphy on 07 3169 4232 or majella.murphy@menzies.edu.au or Dr Frances Cunningham on 07 3169 4219 or  frances.cunningham@menzies.edu.au

Closing Date: 8th March 2017

This position is identified for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.

For information on how to apply for this position and to obtain the Position Description and Selection Criteria please visit www.menzies.edu.au/careers or phone 08 8946 8624. 

Please email applications, including a document addressing the selection criteria to: humanresources@menzies.edu.au

4.Australian Public Service 12-month Indigenous Apprenticeships 

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A number of departments in the Australian Public Service are now offering a 12-month Indigenous Apprenticeships Programme.

To find out more about the programme in the Australian Public Service, visit humanservices.gov.au/indigenousapprenticeships

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Current Volunteering Opportunities Marketing Assistant

We are seeking a reliable Marketing Assistant volunteer to work 1-2 days per week for a minimum of 3 months in our Sydney office, starting immediately.

This position requires an organised person with excellent communication, proficient in Mac computers, and holds the ability to work independently, to deadlines.

The role includes supporting the Marketing Coordinator in managing the organisation’s community fundraisers, social media, copywriting, telemarketing, website, graphic design (optional) and other administrative tasks such as filing, mail merge, packing kits and stocktake.

Click here for more information and to apply.


Reception / Administration Assistant 

We are seeking 2 reliable Reception/Administration Assistant volunteers to work 2 days per week until the end of January 2017 in our Sydney office, then one person to be available for 1-2 days thereafter.

These positions require an organised person with excellent communication skills (specifically he/she must be able to direct/handle requests from a number of stakeholders) – and IT skills (Mac and Salesforce CRM).

The job includes doing some basic correspondence, banking cheques, filing and collecting and sending out post for the organisation.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Watch this space for future volunteer opportunities. Please note, we do not offer volunteering placements in remote communities.  

#closethegapday 16 March

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples die 10-17 years younger than other Australians and it’s even worse in some parts of Australia. Register now and hold an activity of your choice in support of health equality across Australia.

Resources

Resource packs will be sent out from 1 February 2017.

We will also have a range of free downloadable resources available on our website

www.oxfam.org.au/closethegapday.

It is still important to register as this contributes to the overall success of the event.

More information and Register your event