NACCHO Aboriginal Health Training News: Congress #ACCHO Alice Springs wins major Training Large Employer of the Year Award

“Receiving this award is great recognition of what can be achieved through the combination of a Workforce Engagement and Development Plan, a dedicated Leadership team and an Aboriginal Staff Advisory Committee.

With a workforce of 399 staff and over 50% Aboriginal employment, training is critical to achieving Congress’ strategic objectives through building a skilled workforce that has appropriate clinical and non-clinical skills to deliver culturally‑safe and responsive health care to Aboriginal people .

Accredited and non-accredited training remains a commitment across our entire workforce, establishing an Aboriginal workforce is critical to closing the gap in health outcomes for Aboriginal people and Congress strategic plan. “

Chief Executive Officer, Donna Ah Chee. ( See NACCHO TV Interview HERE )

Photo above  : Tracey Donnellan Brand : General Manager Health Services Division CACC accepting the award in Darwin

Congress is thrilled to be named 2017 Large Employer of the Year at the NT Training Awards.

The Large Employer of the Year Award recognises organisations with a workforce of  200+ employees that has achieved excellence in the provision of nationally recognised training to its employees.

Congress has a proud 43 year history of providing comprehensive Aboriginal community controlled health care to over 15,000 Aboriginal people in Alice Springs and across six remote Aboriginal communities in Central Australia.

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The Congress Workforce Engagement and Development Plan was precipitated by the Congress Board of Directors establishing a benchmark of 60% Aboriginal employment.  The Plan builds on a number of innovative strategies to support Aboriginal people to gain employment and qualifications and to build on our existing workforce including:

  • A cadetship program that supports Aboriginal people to attain undergraduate tertiary qualifications in a health, early childhood or commerce field.
  • A traineeship program employing trainees across a number of health, early childhood and administrative positions, providing on the job and accredited Certificate IV training and career in Congress.
  • An Aboriginal Health Practitioner (AHP) focused traineeship program with 13 AHP trainees progressing towards Certificate IV in Aboriginal Primary Health Care with a pathway to an AHP career in Congress.
  • A Diploma of Leadership and Management program focused on supporting Aboriginal staff into management positions.
  • Provision of nationally accredited mentoring set skill set for Managers and mentors.
  • 63 staff currently actively engaged in training from Certificate III to post graduate qualifications, with the predominate focus on investing in our Aboriginal workforce.
  • Strategic focus on Professional Development, training and study across our entire workforce with generous paid leave available to staff.

Accredited and non-accredited training remains a commitment across our entire workforce, establishing an Aboriginal workforce is critical to closing the gap in health outcomes for Aboriginal people and Congress strategic plan” said Chief Executive Officer, Donna Ah Chee.

Congress acknowledges our training partners, Central Australian Remote Health Development Service and Batchelor Institute.

Congress delivers comprehensive health care across 13 Health Services in Alice Springs and six remote Aboriginal communities in Central Australia

Part 2 Congress Education & Training Service

What do we do?

Our Education and Training Service provides a range of education and training opportunities to Aboriginal people interested in pursuing a rewarding and meaningful career in Aboriginal health.

  • Traineeships
  • Cadetships
  • HLT40213 Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice

Traineeships

Congress traineeships are offered to Aboriginal school leavers seeking work experience and/or Aboriginal people looking to return to work and or a career change, who are interested in building career in the field of Aboriginal health or related administrative and corporate service.

Congress traineeships provide full-time employment for 12-18 months (role dependant) leading to a nationally accredited qualification (Certificate III or IV) on completion.

Cadetships

Congress offers cadetships to Aboriginal people who are undertaking full-time study at university in a health, social services or business administrative field and who are seeking on the job training in their field.

Cadetships are offered on a fixed-term basis for the duration of the university course length.

Cadetships include:

  • full-time study on campus;
  • 12 weeks full-time per year paid Congress placement;
  • mentoring and coaching with Congress professional;
  • allowance for text books/equipment;
  • weekly allowance paid for study periods; and
  • allowance for accommodation and travel costs.

Course fees and HELP fees are the responsibility of the cadet.

AHPs

Congress works in partnership with Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE) to provide accredited training to Congress students and trainees, specifically the HLT40213 Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice course.

The training component is delivered by BITE through its workshop program based at the Desert Peoples Centre (DPC) in Alice Springs.

Congress supports this training through students undertaking clinical practice within their own services. Congress will also accept other BIITE students on clinical placement and will share with BIITE resources to provide access to the Communicare system.

For more information regarding the HLT40213 Certificate IV visit the BIITE website here.

How to apply:

For more information on available positions, eligibility and how to apply visit the Jobs page or email vacancy@caac.org.au.

Opening hours

Mon – Fri  8.30am – 5pm

Contact Details

Human Resources
(08) 8959 4771

Traineeships and Cadetships – Training & Development Coordinator
(08) 8959 4771

NACCHO congratulates the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association #AIDAconf2017 @AIDAAustralia for 2O years of strong leadership

 ” Since the first Indigenous doctor graduated in 1983, more than 300 other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have gone onto become doctors.

The Australian Indigenous Doctors Association (AIDA) has played an important role in contributing to the growth of this critical workforce through the strong support it provides Indigenous doctors and medical students,

This week AIDA will celebrate its 20th anniversary during its annual conference starting today .

A recent commitment to work with the Australian Government, National Aboriginal Community-Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) and the Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges (CPMC) will see further improvements in health systems capabilities to deliver appropriate services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples “

Karen Wyld is covering the #AIDAconf2017 conference for the Croakey Conference News Service 

Picture above : AIDA emerged from a conference of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander medical students and doctors in 1997

You can read some of the stories of its members in this publication

Download PDF Journeys into Medicine

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Watch recent interview with Dr Mark Wenitong on NACCHO TV

Watch recent interview with Dr Ngiare Brown  on NACCHO TV

Karen Wyld is covering the conference for the Croakey Conference News Service and provides a comprehensive preview below. Karen Wyld is an author, consultant and freelance writer from South Australia. Of Aboriginal descent (Martu), she has a background in community development, social/health research, health workforce training, and Aboriginal community-controlled health. ( See  full info below )

Family Unity Success – 20 years strong,

This week, there will be more than a few doctors in the house at Cypress Lakes Resort in Pokolbin, New South Wales, when the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association (AIDA) holds its annual conference.

This year’s AIDA conference theme is Family Unity Success – 20 years strong, which is well reflected in the program. Featuring VIP guest speakers, informative sessions with inspiring leaders in health, and numerous cultural activities and networking opportunities, the program runs from Wednesday 20 through to Saturday 23 September 2017.

From little things, big things grow

AIDA is a strong, supportive network of over 500 doctors, medical students, and partner organisations. This year’s conference will be its biggest ever, with more than 360 registered delegates and speakers.

AIDA emerged from a conference of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander medical students and doctors in 1997. That inaugural event was held at Salamander Bay in the Hunter region of NSW. And in 2017 AIDA returns to NSW, this time Hunter Valley, for their 20th year celebration.

Since its inception, AIDA has been achieving its goals of contributing to equitable health and life outcomes and the cultural wellbeing of Indigenous people by reaching population parity of Indigenous medical graduates and supporting a culturally safe health care system.

The culturally-appropriate high-level support that AIDA provides members, especially Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander medical students, is both a contributing factor to the association’s success and to an expanding Indigenous health workforce.

With a Secretariat led by CEO Craig Dukes, AIDA continues to grow from its base in Old Parliament House Canberra. The Board of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander doctors and a student Director provide direction to the Secretariat.

AIDA’s Student Representative Committee (SRC) is another means of supporting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander medical students. With representatives from most Australian medical universities, the SRC provides advice to AIDA on initiatives to support Indigenous medical students to succeed in their studies and personal career aspirations.

Through strengthening collaboration with key medical bodies and colleges, AIDA continues to influence the Australian health care system to work towards strategic changes within provision of health services for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Conference highlights

Starting on Wednesday 20 September, with member-only sessions and the AGM, this year’s AIDA conference has plenty to offer delegates. In the morning, James Wilson Miller and Laurie Perry of the Wonnarua Nation will conduct the welcome to Country. Dr Kali Hayward, AIDA President, and Dr Louis Peachey, AIDA Life Member, will present a session on the history of AIDA, and the vision for its future.

The agenda will be complemented with cultural activities, including a dance workshop and yarning circles. The day will finish with an evening gathering that includes a smoking ceremony, dance performances, unveiling of art, and Indigenous astronomy.

With renowned journalist and filmmaker Dr Jeff McMullen as MC, Thursday and Friday’s agenda has many informative sessions and skills-based workshops. AIDA has also attracted many Australian and international special guest speakers, including:

  • The Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP, Minister for Indigenous Health
  • Senator Richard Di Natale, Leader of the Australian Greens
  • Professor Tom Calma, AO National Coordinator Tackling Indigenous Smoking, and Consultant to Commonwealth Health
  • Associate Papaarangi Reid, Deputy Dean Maori, Tumuaki, University of Auckland
  • Dr Michael Gannon, President of the Australian Medical Association
  • Mr Philip Truskett AM, Chair-Elect of the Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges, and AIDA Patron
  • Dr Martina Kamaka, Associate Professor, Department of Native Hawaiian Health, John A. Burns School of Medicine
  • Dr Nathan Joseph, Chairperson, Te Ora

A presentation by the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council Ngangakaris on Thursday is another highlight in an agenda that features Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives of health and wellbeing, and cultural activities.

Thursday evening, AIDA’s SRC will be hosting a networking event with sponsorship from National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers Association (NATSIHWA). And on Friday night the Platinum Gala Dinner and awards ceremony will be held, MCed by Steven Oliver, Aboriginal writer, performer and comedian.

On the Saturday, an optional tour of Baiame Cave is offered to delegate and guests, or a choice of three specialised professional development workshops.

Moving forward with cultural safety

After presenting a VIP address in the plenary session on the Friday, the Hon Ken Wyatt MP will be participating in the Cultural Safety Panel. With his previous experience working within the health sector, and current appointment of Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous Health, Minister Wyatt’s contribution to this panel will be a conference highlight.

The cultural safety panel builds on recent work that AIDA has conducted in strengthening cultural competency within the Australian health sector. In 2016, AIDA conducted a survey to collate feedback from members on incidents of bullying, racism and lateral violence in the workplace. AIDA is now working on strategies to address the key issues that arose from the survey report.

A recent commitment to work with the Australian Government, National Aboriginal Community-Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) and the Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges (CPMC) will see further improvements in health systems capabilities to deliver appropriate services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Presidential perspectives

Dr Kali Hayward, AIDA President, is looking forward to celebrating the 20th year milestone with fellow AIDA members, by reliving AIDA’s history and acknowledging those who have contributed to its success.

Since the first Indigenous medical graduate in 1983, there are now over 300 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander doctors, specialists and surgeons. AIDA’s strong support of the Indigenous medical workforce and mentoring of Indigenous students in medicine has contributed to this outstanding growth in the number of medical practitioners.

Hayward acknowledges the supporting environment that AIDA’s conferences provide Indigenous medical students, and speaks highly of the Growing Our Fellows session. This provides Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander medical students an opportunity to have a one to one conversation with a representative from fifteen medical colleges. With strong competition to get into college training programs, this is unique opportunity for students to discuss their career pathways through medicine.

Whilst the CEO and Secretariat have worked tirelessly to ensure this year’s conference will be special, AIDA’s strong reputation has meant that they received many offers of support. This has resulted in an enviable conference program. Dr Hayward says that AIDA is very appreciative of people giving their time, with many VIP speakers and guests eager to celebrate the 20th milestone.

Hayward also stated that she “…is very proud to be the current President. Proud of the students, and other AIDA members. And proud to be able to help create a safe environment for students and doctors to come together.”

Looking at how far AIDA has come since 1997, there is much to be proud of, and many examples of Family Unity Success to celebrate at the conference.

Join the conversation

Karen Wyld is covering the #AIDAconf2017 for the Croakey Conference News Service

Please join the conversations arising during and after the conference.

Karen Wyld is an author, consultant and freelance writer from South Australia. Of Aboriginal descent (Martu), she has a background in community development, social/health research, health workforce training, and Aboriginal community-controlled health. She currently has a draft novel long-listed for the 2017 Richell Prize. Read her recent articles for Al Jazeera, Monumental Errors, and for @IndigenousX: Ongoing administrative errors afflict the Indigenous Advancement Strategy. Follow on Twitter:  @1karenwyld

NACCHO Aboriginal Health #RUOKDay : Download @RACGP Report underlines crucial role of GPs in #mentalhealthcare

“With a shortage of psychologists and other mental health professionals in rural and remote areas, the role of rural doctors in providing mental healthcare is already absolutely critical, and is becoming more so.

“Feedback from many rural and remote doctors backs up the findings in today’s RACGP report — namely, that there is a significant mental healthcare load in general practice.

“And this area of general practice care is growing.

“Many rural doctors already undertake additional upskilling in advanced mental healthcare.”

President of the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA), Dr Ewen McPhee

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A major report released today on general practice care in Australia shows that the most frequent visits to GPs are for psychological care, demonstrating that the sector plays a critical role in helping patients with their mental health as well as physical health.

The report, General Practice: Health of the Nation, is the first of what will be an annual insight into the state of general practice in Australia, published by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).

Dr Ewen McPhee continued

“And under the National Rural Generalist Pathway that the Federal Government is progressing, medical graduates training as Rural Generalist doctors will be able to undertake advanced mental healthcare as a key element of their training, alongside other advanced skills.

“Earlier this year, we also welcomed an announcement by the Federal Government that, from November, it will increase access for rural and remote Australians to Medicare-rebated psychological care delivered by video consultations.

“Under the change, psychologists will be able to deliver up to 7 of the currently available 10 face-to-face sessions accessed through a General Practitioner. The rebates for these sessions have previously only been available if provided by a GP.

“This change will help to significantly improve access to tele-psychology services for many rural and remote Australians and the Government deserves full credit for implementing it.”

RDAA has supported concerns raised by the RACGP, however, that despite the fact that over 85% of the Australian population visits their GP each year, the general practice sector receives only 5% of the total annual health budget.

“This should be sending significant warning bells to governments” Dr McPhee said.

“Given the reliance that Australians have on general practice for their primary care — and the ability of investment in general practice to generate significant budget savings by reducing hospital admissions — it is clear that additional investment in general practice needs to be made, sooner rather than later.”

Consumers Health Forum MEDIA RELEASE :

The finding that psychological issues are a leading reason patients see GPs highlights the importance of the GPs’ role as the first base for health concerns in the community.

The Health of the Nation report released by the Royal Australian College of GPs today reveals mental health issues like depression and anxiety are among the most common ailments reported by 61 per cent of GPs.

“That is a disturbingly high figure.  It is also the issue causing GPs most concern for the future,” the CEO of the Consumers Health Forum, Leanne Wells, said.

The next most commonly mentioned as emerging issues by GPs are obesity and diabetes.  The prevalence of these conditions, all of which raise complex challenges for the most skilled GP, underlines the need for a well-coordinated and integrated health system in the community.

“The Consumers Health Forum recognises the GP as the pivotal figure in primary health care who needs more support through such measures as the Government’s Health Care Homes, initiating more integrated care of those with chronic and complex conditions.

“At a recent Consumers Roundtable meeting with Health Minister, Greg Hunt, we set out priorities for a National Health Plan to strengthen Australia’s primary health system, making it more consumer-centred, prevention-oriented and integrated with hospital and social care.

“We also called for more investment in health systems research, shaped by consumer and community priorities, to stimulate services that reflect advances in health sciences and knowledge.

Too often Australians, particularly those with chronic illness, are confounded by our fragmented health system.

We have world class health practitioners and hospitals. But these are disconnected so that patients don’t get the comprehensive top-quality care that should be routine.

“Investing in primary health care led by GPs is the way to a better performing and more consumer-responsive health system,” Ms Wells said.

 

 

Aboriginal Community Controlled Health TOP #jobalerts @IUIH_ @AMSANT @CAACongress @MiwatjHealth

This weeks #Jobalerts

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

1. Miwatj Health NT Senior Social and Emotional Well Being Therapeutic Clinician

2. AMSANT Alice Springs : Indigenous Health Project Officer ( IHPO )

3. Congress Alice Springs Chief Operating Officer at the Central Australia Academic Health Science Centre (CAAHSC)

4. Congress Alice Springs : WOMENS HEALTH NURSE

5 -7 Yerin Aboriginal Health Services Inc. 3 positions 1.Aboriginal Health Worker – Mental Health : Team Leader – Chronic Disease Program Team Leader – Mental Health and AODS (Wellbeing Program)

8-13 : Wurli-Wurlinjang Health NT 6 positions

8.Wurli-Wurlinjang Family Partnership Program (WWFPP) – Various Positions

9.Program Coordinator _ Strong Indigenous Families (FDV)

10.Strong Indigenous Families. Positions include: Counsellors/ Therapists, Case Managers & Community Engagement Support Officers (FDV)

11 .Mental Health Professionals

12.Registered Aboriginal Health Practitioner

13.General Practitioner

14.Mawarnkarra Health Service WA program Manager

15. National Health and Medical Research Council 2017 – 2018 Indigenous Internship program

 16 – 22 JOBS AT IUIH Brisbane

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1. Miwatj Health NT Senior Social and Emotional Well Being Therapeutic Clinician 

Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation is the regional Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service in East Arnhem Land, providing comprehensive primary health care services for over 6,000 Indigenous residents of North East Arnhem and public health services for close to 10,000 people across the region.

Miwatj Health aims to improve access to integrated, culturally responsive and safe mental health and drug and alcohol services that holistically meet the social and emotional well being and mental health needs of the population in the East Arnhem region.  We  are seeking enthusiastic, dedicated and an appropriately qualified senior therapeutic clinician to fill a role within our organisation.

Our Values

  • Compassion care and respect for our clients and staff and pride in the results of our work.
  • Cultural integrity and safety, while recognising cultural and individual differences.
  • Driven by evidence-based practice.
  • Accountability and transparency.
  • Continual capacity building of our organisation and community.

In this role you will be responsible for working collaboratively with members of the Social and Emotional Well Being (SEWB) team, and the Manager, Mental Health to contribute to the development and delivery of the Miwatj SEWB model.

Key Responsibilities include;

  • Demonstrated experience in working in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations or environments and fully embrace the concept of Aboriginal Community Control
  • Experience in delivering (culturally adapted) Focused Psychological Strategies to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Deliver culturally adapted evidence based therapeutic interventions that value and build upon traditional indigenous knowledge
  • Contribute to a coordinated approach for the prevention, assessment, early intervention, referral and shared care arrangements for common mental and behavioral disorders, including alcohol and drug use disorders
  • Develop and articulate a Miwatj SEWB Model that includes the promotion of strong SEWB, screening, self-referral and early intervention for common mental health disorders (including alcohol and drug use disorders) as part of comprehensive primary health care. This includes the development of mental health care plans, clinical pathways, case management, and clear referral pathways and processes
  • Develop clinical governance structures and processes to support the delivery of culturally-adapted evidence-based therapeutic interventions to address common mental health disorders, including alcohol and drug use disorders, as part of comprehensive primary health care
  • Ensure Therapeutic Work complements and works in an integrated way with the existing medical and social/cultural support streams of care
  • Effectively manage a team of two clinicians to deliver, articulate and promote the SEWB Miwatj Model

To apply for this role you must be either a registered Clinical Psychologist, Registered Psychologist, Mental Health experienced Social Worker, or Mental Health experienced Occupational Therapist and be eligible to work in Australia.

For further details please refer to the Job Description.

This is a full time position with benefits and an attractive salary commensurate with experience. The position is Darwin based and will involve regular travel throughout the Miwatj region (locally based and subsidised accommodation may be negotiated).

Applications close 11 October 2017.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

2. AMSANT Alice Springs : Indigenous Health Project Officer ( IHPO )

About the Position

AMSANT is seeking a motivated individual with high level knowledge and awareness of the Health and Community Services Sector (Government and non-government) in the NT and on a national scale. The successful candidate will possess effective oral, written and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with Indigenous people while also maintaining sound cross cultural skills, strong analytical and problem solving skills and have a passion for contributing to improvements in Aboriginal health in the NT. Qualifications in Health/ Human Services or equivalent experience is essential with sound understanding of chronic disease and clinical background being highly desirable. Qualifications in Public Health, Health Promotion or Health Education is also desirable.

Contract Type & Salary

This is a full time role to 30 June 2018 with salary between $99,995 and $106,084 based on the successful applicant’s experience and qualifications. Generous salary packaging is also available.

Location
Alice Springs

How to apply
Download a copy of the position description and selection criteria from www.amsant.org.au

Your application should address the selection criteria and include a cover letter and two referee’s details. Email applications to hr@amsant.org.au

Application closing date
15th September 2017

For further information

Contact Human Resources on 08 8944 6666

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

 

3. Congress Alice Springs Chief Operating Officer at the Central Australia Academic Health Science Centre (CAAHSC)

  • Base salary: $158,554 – $183,085 (p.a)
  • Total effective package: $188, 192 – $220,310 (p.a)
  • Full-Time Maximum Term 3 year contract

The Central Australia Academic Health Science Centre (CAAHSC) is a partnership of 12 organisations from across the Territory including the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (Congress), to establish a health research centre. The CAAHSC is a construct around innovation in regional health that brings together Aboriginal health services, the Alice Springs hospital and leading research and education institutions under a virtual centre of excellence. The centre has a focus on Aboriginal health, remote health and primary health care in a regional context, with another key focus to translate research into outcomes on the ground. The CAAHSC is an exciting collaborative, and it will be at the forefront of some incredible research and Congress is the leading partner.

The Centre is one of only two consortia nationally to be recognised as a Centre for Innovation in Regional Health (CIRH) by Australia’s peak funding body for medical research, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

The Centre is seeking a Chief Operating Officer who is interested in making a genuine contribution to improving health outcomes for Aboriginal people.

The Chief Operating Officer provides direct strategic and governance support to the Executive Committee of the Central Australia Academic Health Science Centre (CAAHSC) and manages the day to day operations of the CAAHSC.

Alice Springs offers a unique lifestyle in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere in the heart of Australia. It is within easy reach of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Watarrka (Kings Canyon) and a host of other world heritage sites.

As well as a wonderful lifestyle and rewarding work, Congress offers the following:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Six (6) weeks annual leave
  • 9.5% superannuation
  • Generous salary packaging
  • A strong commitment to Professional Development
  • Family friendly conditions
  • Relocation assistance (where applicable)
  • District allowance

For more information on the position please contact Chief Medical Officer – Public Health, Dr John Boffa (08) 8951 4401 or 0418 812 141 or email john.boffa@caac.org.au.

Application close: MONDAY 2 OCTOBER 2017.

*Total effective package includes: base salary, district allowance, superannuation, leave loading, and estimated tax saving from salary packaging options.

Contact Human Resources on (08) 8959 4774 or vacancy@caac.org.au for more information

To apply for this job go to: http://www.caac.org.au/hr& enter ref code: 3748736.

4. Congress Alice Springs : WOMENS HEALTH NURSE

Full-time, Fixed Term 2 Year Contract based in SANTA TERESA

  • Base Salary: $98,982 – $106,314 (p.a)
  • Total Effective Package: $121,757 – $129,934 (p.a)*
  • Female Identified Position

Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (Congress) has over 40 years’ experience providing comprehensive primary health care for Aboriginal people living in Central Australia. Congress is seeking a Women’s Health Nurse who is interested in making a genuine contribution to improving health outcomes for Aboriginal people.

The Women’s Health Nurse works within a multi discipline team to provide culturally appropriate women’s health services and health promotions to Aboriginal women and children 0 – 8 weeks of age living in Santa Teresa.

This position participates in the after hour on call roster for medical emergencies. All after hour call outs are accompanied.

Central Australia offers a unique lifestyle in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere in the heart of Australia. It is within easy reach of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Watarrka (Kings Canyon) and a host of other world heritage sites.

As well as a wonderful lifestyle and rewarding work, Congress offers the following:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Six (6) weeks annual leave
  • 9.5% superannuation
  • Generous salary packaging
  • A strong commitment to Professional Development
  • Family friendly conditions
  • Relocation assistance (where applicable)
  • District allowance and Remote Benefits

For more information on the position contact Clinic Manager Jason King on (08) 8956 0911 and Jason.King@caac.org.au

Applications close: SUNDAY 1 OCTOBER 2017

*Total effective package includes: base salary, district allowance, superannuation, leave loading, and estimated tax saving from salary packaging options.

Contact Human Resources on (08) 8959 4774 or mailto:vacancy@caac.org.aufor more information. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

For more information about jobs at Congress visit www.caac.org.au

To apply for this job go to: http://www.caac.org.au/hr & enter ref code: 3736373.

5 -7 Yerin Aboriginal Health Services Inc. 3 positions 1.Aboriginal Health Worker – Mental Health : Team Leader – Chronic Disease Program Team Leader – Mental Health and AODS (Wellbeing Program)

 

                 

Overview of Positions

Yerin Aboriginal Health Services Inc. is providing services to individuals and families living with Chronic Disease, Mental Health or requiring support for Drug and Alcohol issues.     With the early onset of chronic diseases in our community and the need for early intervention, we encourage you to utilise your experience and community insights to make a difference by applying for one of the following positions.

Aboriginal Positions – Identified (Full Time)

  • Aboriginal Health Worker – Mental Health

Targeted Positions (Full Time)

  • Team Leader – Chronic Disease Program
  • Team Leader – Mental Health and AODS (Wellbeing Program)

Competitive Salary Package is available including salary sacrifice.

To obtain an application pack – please email recruitment@yerin.org.au or contact Alison Trindall on 02 43511040; or visit our website www.yerin.org.au

If you would like to discuss the position requirements, please contact Paul Hussein, Operations Manager at Yerin on 43 511040, or email paul@yerin.org.au

Identified Position is under Section 9A of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.

Job Applications close 20 September 2017

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8-13 : Wurli-Wurlinjang Health NT 6 positions

If you are considering applying for a position with us, we encourage you in the first instance to review the position profile of the vacancy you are interested in. This will assist you in understanding the role you are interested in and will provide details in relation to the position responsibilities and other criteria applicants should consider addressing in their application.

All applications must contain the following as a minimum:

  • completed employment application form
  • current resume or curriculum vitae (CV)
  • a cover letter which provides a clear and concise overview of your ability to meet the requirements of the role.
  • a minimum of two referees (names, positions and telephone contact number) preferably one current and one past supervisor

Note: Applications who are successful must have the ability to satisfactorily complete a Criminal History Check and obtain a Working with Children Card.

Applications may be forwarded using our online Employment Application Form OR by emailing the Human Resources team at hr@nullwurli.org.au

View all details of these Wurli current vacancies HERE

8.Wurli-Wurlinjang Family Partnership Program (WWFPP) – Various Positions

9.Program Coordinator _ Strong Indigenous Families (FDV)

10.Strong Indigenous Families. Positions include: Counsellors/ Therapists, Case Managers & Community Engagement Support Officers (FDV)

11 .Mental Health Professionals

12.Registered Aboriginal Health Practitioner

13.General Practitioner

14.Mawarnkarra Health Service WA program Manager

 Mawarnkarra Health Service is a community controlled Aboriginal health service providing access to and delivering quality medical services to improve the physical, spiritual, cultural, social and emotional wellbeing of the families of the Roebourne area.

We are seeking a Programs Manager to lead a team who provide programs focused on the physical, spiritual, cultural, social and emotional wellbeing of our clients. The successful applicant must have demonstrated relevant experience in program/project management, strong team management skills and the ability to successfully lead a team to achieve required outcomes and objectives.

The remuneration package for this position will be negotiated commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Interested applicants must address specific Selection Criteria in order to be considered for the interview stage.

This position offers an attractive base salary together with a range of other benefits including rental assistance and a work vehicle.

A copy of the Position Description and Selection Criteria for the above advertised position can be requested from Shenae Murphy, MHS Human Resource Officer on 9182 0800 or email hrofficer@mhs.org.au

Applications are to be received no later than 4.00pm, Friday 15th September 2017. Applications can be emailed to hrofficer@mhs.org.au or sent via post to PO BOX 59 Roebourne WA 6718.

15. National Health and Medical Research Council 2017 – 2018 Indigenous Internship program

 
 
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is pleased to invite eligible applicants to apply to the Indigenous Internship program.
The Indigenous Internship program provides a wide range of opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to gain insight into the work of the NHMRC, as well as to enhance their educational experience through practical work experience.
An internship with the NHMRC provides:
·         exposure to government processes and requirements in relation to funding health and medical research
·         experience in developing guidelines, identifying and promoting resolution of ethical issues
·         exposure to mechanisms and challenges of disseminating and increasing uptake of knowledge
·         better understanding of the rationale for, and demands of, public administration and accountability
A limited number of paid placements for internships are available in our Canberra and Melbourne offices.
 
Eligibility
To be eligible you must be:  enrolled in an Undergraduate or Postgraduate degree in a health or medical research related field; able to work independently and as part of a team; and can provide evidence to confirm that you are of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.
 
Applications for the 2017-18 Indigenous Internship Program close on Friday 29 September 2017.
To find out more please see our Indigenous Internship Information, which details eligibility and selection, as well as the terms and conditions of the program.
If you have any questions, please contact the Indigenous Employment Coordinator TJ Oberleuter on 02 6217 9530.

16 – 22 JOBS AT IUIH Brisbane

IUIH and its members are constantly looking for healthcare workers, GP’s, allied health professionals, medical and health related students to fill short or long term vacancies within their growing operations.Current job opportunities are listed below:

Website HERE

+ Team Leader – Home Support (Hervey Bay) Full Time On going + Manager, Family Wellbeing Services + Business Intelligence Analyst / Developer + Regional Optometrist + Registered Nurse – Full Time Ongoing + Exercise Physiologist, Full Time On going Based at Windsor + Exercise Physiologist – Hervey Bay / Cherbourg – Full time, Fixed Term + Indigenous Outreach Worker (CTG) Bundaberg Full Time Fixed Term

Aboriginal Health this weeks TOP #jobalerts @AMSANT@AHCSA @NATSIHWA @CATSINaM @NHMRC

This weeks #Jobalerts

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

1. AMSANT Alice Springs : Indigenous Health Project Officer ( IHPO )

2. Congress Alice Springs : WOMENS HEALTH NURSE

3.Mawarnkarra Health Service WA program Manager

4. National Health and Medical Research Council 2017 – 2018 Indigenous Internship program

5 -12   Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation NSW 7 positions Social & Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB

13.AHCSA : Senior Health Policy & Strategy Officer
14. Greater Western Aboriginal Health Service (GWAHS) Aboriginal Health Worker/Practitioner 

15 .QAIHC : Regional SEWB Workforce Support Coordinator

16-17 : Galambila and Werin ACCHOs :Coffs Harbour or Port Macquarie Project Coordinator Suicide Prevention / Aboriginal Health Support Worker – Mental Health Project 

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1. AMSANT Alice Springs : Indigenous Health Project Officer ( IHPO )

About the Position

AMSANT is seeking a motivated individual with high level knowledge and awareness of the Health and Community Services Sector (Government and non-government) in the NT and on a national scale. The successful candidate will possess effective oral, written and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with Indigenous people while also maintaining sound cross cultural skills, strong analytical and problem solving skills and have a passion for contributing to improvements in Aboriginal health in the NT. Qualifications in Health/ Human Services or equivalent experience is essential with sound understanding of chronic disease and clinical background being highly desirable. Qualifications in Public Health, Health Promotion or Health Education is also desirable.

Contract Type & Salary

This is a full time role to 30 June 2018 with salary between $99,995 and $106,084 based on the successful applicant’s experience and qualifications. Generous salary packaging is also available.

Location
Alice Springs

How to apply
Download a copy of the position description and selection criteria from www.amsant.org.au

Your application should address the selection criteria and include a cover letter and two referee’s details. Email applications to hr@amsant.org.au

Application closing date
15th September 2017

For further information

Contact Human Resources on 08 8944 6666

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

 

2. Congress Alice Springs : WOMENS HEALTH NURSE

Full-time, Fixed Term 2 Year Contract based in SANTA TERESA

  • Base Salary: $98,982 – $106,314 (p.a)
  • Total Effective Package: $121,757 – $129,934 (p.a)*
  • Female Identified Position

Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (Congress) has over 40 years’ experience providing comprehensive primary health care for Aboriginal people living in Central Australia. Congress is seeking a Women’s Health Nurse who is interested in making a genuine contribution to improving health outcomes for Aboriginal people.

The Women’s Health Nurse works within a multi discipline team to provide culturally appropriate women’s health services and health promotions to Aboriginal women and children 0 – 8 weeks of age living in Santa Teresa.

This position participates in the after hour on call roster for medical emergencies. All after hour call outs are accompanied.

Central Australia offers a unique lifestyle in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere in the heart of Australia. It is within easy reach of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Watarrka (Kings Canyon) and a host of other world heritage sites.

As well as a wonderful lifestyle and rewarding work, Congress offers the following:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Six (6) weeks annual leave
  • 9.5% superannuation
  • Generous salary packaging
  • A strong commitment to Professional Development
  • Family friendly conditions
  • Relocation assistance (where applicable)
  • District allowance and Remote Benefits

For more information on the position contact Clinic Manager Jason King on (08) 8956 0911 and Jason.King@caac.org.au

Applications close: SUNDAY 1 OCTOBER 2017

*Total effective package includes: base salary, district allowance, superannuation, leave loading, and estimated tax saving from salary packaging options.

Contact Human Resources on (08) 8959 4774 or mailto:vacancy@caac.org.aufor more information. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

For more information about jobs at Congress visit www.caac.org.au

To apply for this job go to: http://www.caac.org.au/hr & enter ref code: 3736373.

3.Mawarnkarra Health Service WA program Manager

 Mawarnkarra Health Service is a community controlled Aboriginal health service providing access to and delivering quality medical services to improve the physical, spiritual, cultural, social and emotional wellbeing of the families of the Roebourne area.

We are seeking a Programs Manager to lead a team who provide programs focused on the physical, spiritual, cultural, social and emotional wellbeing of our clients. The successful applicant must have demonstrated relevant experience in program/project management, strong team management skills and the ability to successfully lead a team to achieve required outcomes and objectives.

The remuneration package for this position will be negotiated commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Interested applicants must address specific Selection Criteria in order to be considered for the interview stage.

This position offers an attractive base salary together with a range of other benefits including rental assistance and a work vehicle.

A copy of the Position Description and Selection Criteria for the above advertised position can be requested from Shenae Murphy, MHS Human Resource Officer on 9182 0800 or email hrofficer@mhs.org.au

Applications are to be received no later than 4.00pm, Friday 15th September 2017. Applications can be emailed to hrofficer@mhs.org.au or sent via post to PO BOX 59 Roebourne WA 6718.

4. National Health and Medical Research Council 2017 – 2018 Indigenous Internship program

 
 
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is pleased to invite eligible applicants to apply to the Indigenous Internship program.
The Indigenous Internship program provides a wide range of opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to gain insight into the work of the NHMRC, as well as to enhance their educational experience through practical work experience.
An internship with the NHMRC provides:
·         exposure to government processes and requirements in relation to funding health and medical research
·         experience in developing guidelines, identifying and promoting resolution of ethical issues
·         exposure to mechanisms and challenges of disseminating and increasing uptake of knowledge
·         better understanding of the rationale for, and demands of, public administration and accountability
A limited number of paid placements for internships are available in our Canberra and Melbourne offices.
 
Eligibility
To be eligible you must be:  enrolled in an Undergraduate or Postgraduate degree in a health or medical research related field; able to work independently and as part of a team; and can provide evidence to confirm that you are of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.
 
Applications for the 2017-18 Indigenous Internship Program close on Friday 29 September 2017.
To find out more please see our Indigenous Internship Information, which details eligibility and selection, as well as the terms and conditions of the program.
If you have any questions, please contact the Indigenous Employment Coordinator TJ Oberleuter on 02 6217 9530.

5 -12   Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation NSW 7 positions Social & Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB

Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation are currently in the process of recruiting 7 new positions in their Social & Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) team.


This team will complement the existing Drug and Alcohol Unit within SEWB Team at Tharawal to provide a holistic approach to the wellbeing of our community.

Contact Tina Taylor at Tina.Taylor@tacams.com.au for more information.

13.AHCSA : Senior Health Policy & Strategy Officer
 

About AHCSA

The Aboriginal Health Council of S.A. Ltd. (AHCSA) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation governed by an Aboriginal Board. AHCSA is a membership-based peak body with a leadership, watchdog, advocacy and sector support role, and a commitment to Aboriginal self-determination. It is the health voice for Aboriginal people across South Australia, representing the expertise, needs and aspirations of Aboriginal communities at both state and national levels based on a holistic perspective of health.

About the Opportunity

AHCSA now has an exciting leadership opportunity for a Senior Health Policy & Strategy Officer to join their team in Adelaide, SA. This is a full-time, fixed term role to 30 June, 2019.

Reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive Officer, this pivotal role will see you supporting and implementing the objectives and policies of the AHCSA by assisting Aboriginal communities to identify their health service needs, and assisting the management of Aboriginal community controlled health services by advocating for their needs at a state and national level. As a senior role within AHCSA you will also provide support to the CEO and Deputy CEO by delivering proactive leadership to AHCSA generally and to their own work areas, specifically.

This is an exciting, senior strategic position within AHCSA and as such needs someone who can bring extensive experience in primary health care, community health or community development, particularly in the formulation, analysis and evaluation of policy.

It is crucial you have the ability to work collaboratively with Aboriginal communities, their leaders and health professionals, while respecting traditional culture, values and ways of doing business. Prior experience working alongside Aboriginal communities will be viewed favourably.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are strongly encouraged to apply.

About the Benefits

This is a rewarding opportunity for a driven individual looking for an opportunity to bring their strategic direction and policy knowledge to make real change within the area of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with an attractive AHCSA Level 7 remuneration package of $96,114 plus super and salary sacrificing options to increase your take home pay.

AHCSA holds a strong commitment to the development of its people. You’ll be given ongoing opportunities for skills improvement and career advancement, including access to conferences focusing on personal and professional development.

Don’t miss this rewarding opportunity to make a positive impact on the health outcomes of Aboriginal communities in South Australia

Apply Now!

14. Greater Western Aboriginal Health Service (GWAHS) Aboriginal Health Worker/Practitioner

These positions will be located at Greater Western Aboriginal Health Service (GWAHS) which operates a Comprehensive Primary Health Care Service on behalf of Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service (WACHS) across Western Sydney, Nepean, and Blue Mountains.

Program Objectives

The Healthy for Life Program at GWAHS is to provide support to Aboriginal residents of the Blue Mountains Local Government Area with the following objectives:

  • Improve the availability and quality of child and maternal health care
  • Improve the prevention, early detection, and management of chronic disease
  • Improve men’s health
  • Improve long term health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians
  • Position Requirements
  • Provide the delivery of quality care and support in the areas of Maternal and Child Health, Women’s/Men’s Health, and Chronic Disease.
  • Coordinate appointments and support for Healthy for Life programs including Maternal and Child Health and Chronic Disease
  • Provide Health Checks and Client Support as required as part of Healthy for Life Program Goals and Objectives
  • Coordinate client transport service for Healthy for Life Program Guidelines
  • Actively promote Healthy for Life Programs

Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification for the above position and is authorised under Section 14D of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage is considered essential and therefore Confirmation of Aboriginality may be requested.

Interested persons will need to contact Anthony Carter, WACHS Executive Manager GWAHS at Greater Western Aboriginal Health Service (02) 9832 1356 or email mailto:anthonyc@gwahs.net.aufor an information package which details the “Essential & Desirable Criteria” to be addressed in application or at www.wachs.net.au

Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 13th September 2017.

No late faxed applications will be accepted.

Anthony Carter, WACHS Executive Manager GWAHS at Greater Western Aboriginal Health Service (02) 9832 1356 or email anthonyc@gwahs.net.au

16-17  : Galambila and Werin ACCHOs :Coffs Harbour or Port Macquarie Project Coordinator Suicide Prevention / Aboriginal Health Support Worker – Mental Health Project 

 

Who we are:

Galambila is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service located in Coffs Harbour, NSW.   Werin is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service located in Port Macquarie, NSW.

Galambila Aboriginal Health Service and Werin Aboriginal Corporation are collaborating on suicide prevention programs in the region.  The new project will identify improved access pathways for the Aboriginal community, to culturally safe mental health services in the Mid North Coast. This project will identify sustainable skills, structures, systems and develop resources to support, improved mental health service access for Aboriginal people.  The project will work with a panel of experts to define the scope of the project including identifying existing suicide prevention strategies, and identifying existing support services.  The project will include detailed and in-depth analysis of strategies and services to enhance further collaboration and coordination of care to minimise gaps in mental health and / or suicide prevention support and service delivery for Aboriginal people.

The role will be required to travel regularly between Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour.  The home location will be negotiated with the preferred candidate.

5. Project Coordinator Suicide Prevention 

The Project Coordinator will:

  • Coordinate the delivery of the project to enhance the capacity of Aboriginal people to engage in mental   health and/or suicide prevention services.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders and communities to enhance the capacity of service providers and the health system to improve access for Aboriginal people and deliver culturally competent mental health and/or suicide prevention services to Aboriginal people
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to pilot new models of, or approaches to, mental health services/ suicide prevention services for Aboriginal people to demonstrate the effectiveness and/or efficiency of these models/approaches to achieve service integration and improved access to stepped care options across the service spectrum.

Your role responsibilities:

  • Undertake comprehensive stakeholder engagement in the community ;
  • Manage all aspects of a project;
  • Work in partnership with stakeholders and service providers to build their cultural competency to effectively deliver culturally appropriate Mental Health and / or suicide prevention services and programs to Aboriginal clients and community members;
  • Provide secretariat support to the panel of experts;
  • Undertake evaluation and analysis of projects and services.
  • Provide supervision, leadership, and management for one direct report; and
  • Provide advice and assistance to Galambila AHS and Werin Aboriginal Corporation team members.

To be successful in the role you will:

  • have demonstrated ability to manage projects, plan workloads, identify resource requirements and deliver outcomes against defined objectives;
  • have extensive community and stakeholder engagement skills;
  • have well developed communication skills including the ability to be sensitive, and respectful of Aboriginal Community members affected by suicide;
  • have demonstrated ability to undertake analysis and evaluation of programs and services.

More details on the role responsibilities and the Selection Criteria can be obtained from the application pack.

Application packs can be obtained by emailing your request to Jane at mailto:HR@Galambila.org.au or Jen at Jen.Cook@Galambila.org.au.  Alternatively you may obtain directly from the Galambila website.

Applications will close 5pm Tuesday, 12 September 2017

 

 Aboriginal Health Support Worker – Mental Health Project 

As the Aboriginal Health Support Worker – Mental Health Project you will be responsible for supporting the Project Coordinator implement and deliver the Mental Health Access Improvement Project by:

  • Supporting the delivery of consultation and stakeholder engagement to enhance the health of Aboriginal people primarily focusing on the mental health access improvement project;
  • Reviewing the social and emotional wellbeing needs of Aboriginal clients and identifying existing resources, services, service delivery structures, and the accessibility of services against these needs; and
  • Supporting the service delivery improvements that focuses on social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal clients and community members.

Your role responsibilities:

  • Support the comprehensive stakeholder engagement in the community;
  • Provide project support to the Project Coordinator ;
  • Work closely with the project coordinator in the delivery of building service providers cultural competency to effectively deliver culturally appropriate Mental health and / or suicide prevention services and programs to Aboriginal clients and community members;
  • Support the evaluation and analysis of programs and services.
  • Provide recommendations and advice on the health care needs of Aboriginal clients and community members;
  • Work closely with the project coordinator to develop, implement and evaluate programs, resources and activities relating to Aboriginal health and wellbeing, illness and distress, including provision of education and information on health care issues to clients, community groups and organisations.

To be successful in the role you will

  • have a proven ability to build rapport with community members, clients and other stakeholders;
  • have extensive knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal traditional culture and history;
  • Ability to function in a multi-disciplinary team; and
  • Proven ability to prepare a variety of types of documentation including briefing notes, reports, and correspondence.

More details on the role responsibilities and the Selection Criteria can be obtained from the application pack.

Application packs can be obtained by emailing your request to Jane at HR@Galambila.org.au or Jen at Jen.Cook@Galambila.org.au.

Alternatively you may obtain directly from the Galambila website.

How to apply?

To submit your application for this role you will need to provide:

  1. Applicant details form;
  2. Your current resume;
  3. A cover letter highlighting your experience in project management and community engagement.

Applications will close 5pm Tuesday, 12 September 2017. 

For more information, opportunity to discuss the role or to submit your application please contact Jane Lennis or Jen Cook By phone: 02) 6652 0850

Email: mailto:HR@Galambila.org.auor mailto:Jen.Cook@Galambila.org.auDrop in: Corner of Harbour Drive and Boambee Street, Coffs Harbour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NACCHO Aboriginal Health and @MHPNOnline free webinar : Reducing the mental health impact of Indigenous incarceration

NACCHO Member Alert speaker update August 30

 ” Our CEO Pat Turner and NACCHO staff would like to invite all health workers to be a part of this free webinar: Reducing the mental health impact of Indigenous incarceration on people, communities and services.
 
Developed by NACCHO and produced by Mental Health Professionals’ Network (MHPN) the webinar features Q&A with a panel of experts and will explore the key issues and the impact that incarceration has on individuals, families and communities.”

Download FLYER HERE and share /promote this free webinar

No need to travel to benefit from this free PD opportunity.
Simply register and log in to participate from your home, work or anywhere you have a computer or tablet with a high speed internet connection.
 
Register now to attend this free webinar for health practitioners on
Wednesday 13 September 2017, from 4:30pm – 5:45pm AEST.
 
NACCHO also invites all Member services to ask staff to register now to access a free Mental Health Professionals’ Network webinar for their own professional development.
 
The Indigenous interdisciplinary panel will explore and discuss ways of reducing the mental health impact of Indigenous incarceration on people, communities and services.
 
This professional development opportunity is free and the previous webinar conducted by the MHPN had 680 participants across Australia.
 
The webinar features a Q&A with a panel of experts and will explore the key issues and the impact that incarceration has on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The panel will discuss strategies to enhance cultural awareness and develop responsive services for Indigenous communities affected by incarceration.

WHO’S ON THE PANEL?
 
Julie Tongs OAM : CEO Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service ACT
Dr Louis Peachy : QLD-based rural medical advisor
Dr Marshall Watson : SA-based psychiatrist
Dr Jeff Nelson : QLD-based psychologist
 
Facilitator: Dr Mary Emeleus (QLD-based general practitioner and psychotherapist).
 
Simply register and log in to participate from your home, work or anywhere you have a computer or tablet with a high speed internet connection.
Registrations close at midnight on Tuesday 12th September, 2017.
 
Please find attached a flyer about the updated webinar and it would be appreciate if you could distribute this to your local network.
 
 

Aboriginal Primary Health Care Certificate 3 and 4 :@NSWTAFE ” Google School ” delivers to 38 Indigenous #NSW #QLD student graduates

Part of my job is to run clinics in the community, so having my Certificate IV qualification will allow me to check blood sugar, take blood samples and measure body mass index,”

Stephen Taylor from Nowra is studying this Certificate IV course to upskill in his job as an Aboriginal Community Support Worker and Chronic Care Coordinator, which involves monitoring the health of his clients thus minimising hospital visits. He believes these skills will increase his value to his community and to his employer

TAFE NSW Aboriginal Pathways students from across NSW and Queensland benefited from contemporary online learning during their recent studies in primary health care in Port Macquarie.

Originally published HERE

The students are studying the Certificate III or Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care and are developing valuable skills like assessing clients’ physical wellbeing, administering medications, providing nutritional guidance, and addressing social determinants of health.

According to Sharon Taylor, Key Account Manager for Aboriginal Pathways TAFE NSW, this is not only the first time Certificate III and IV Practice qualifications in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care have been held in Port Macquarie, but also the first time the qualifications have been delivered using the flexible technology of Google Classroom.

“Although they were all first time users, students and staff all spoke enthusiastically of this type of learning, highlighting as outstanding benefits the automatic saving function, online networking and collaborative features,” said Ms Taylor.

Both qualifications have a focus on culturally appropriate application, and workers in this industry are crucial to improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Amarlee Kelly, one of the 38 students in the two classes, is an Aboriginal woman from Tweed Heads, in Bundjalung country on the north coast of NSW. For Ms Kelly, leaving family and country to study in Port Macquarie took her out of her comfort zone.

“I was very nervous and uncomfortable about leaving my husband,” said Ms Kelly.

“We have been married for 24 years, and we rarely do things without each other. [But] when Uncle Bill performed his amazing Welcome to Country, I was really able to get a feel for Birpai country, and after that I felt much more comfortable and was able to settle down and get to work.”

Ms Taylor added that with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) accreditation, TAFENSW Aboriginal Pathways are able to offer the Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Practice qualification, which enables their graduates to become AHPRA- registered practitioners.

 

NACCHO This weeks top Aboriginal Health #Jobalerts : #Aboriginal Health Workers #Dental #Pharmacy #Doctors #TacklingSmoking

This weeks #Jobalerts

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

1.Aboriginal Health Worker – Drug & Alcohol – Durri AMS close 21 August

2. Aboriginal Health Worker : Wathaurong Aboriginal Health Service Closes 20 August

3.Aboriginal Program Project Officer Cancer Council Victoria Closes 14  August

4.ACADEMIC SPECIALIST – INDIGENOUS EYE HEALTH POLICY AND PRACTICE (RE-ADVERTISED)

5. Policy Adviser (Indigenous Health) Australian Medical Association

6- 7 Congress Senior Policy Officer and Media Communications Officer

8.Pharmacist – FIFO to Maningrida – Arnhem Land

9. ATSICHS Dental Services Brisbane : Oral Health Therapist

10.Tackling Indigenous Smoking Support Officer (OVAHS) close 16 August

11. Aboriginal Health Worker / Practitioner Carnarvon Medical Services Aboriginal Corporation (CMSAC)

12.General Practitioner | Remote Aboriginal Health Service NT

13.Senior Research Fellow, CREATE Adelaide

14.Employment at Miwatj Health NT

15.Nunkuwarrin Yunti’s Link-Up SA Program added 10 August

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How to submit a Indigenous Health #jobalert ? 

NACCHO Affiliate , Member , Government Department or stakeholders

If you have a job vacancy in Indigenous Health 

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Tuesday by 4.30 pm for publication each Wednesday

1.Aboriginal Health Worker – Drug & Alcohol – Durri AMS close 21 August

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 the Macleay and Nambucca valleys 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 community.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Aboriginal Health Worker with an interest in the area of Drug & Alcohol to join the passionate team at our Nambucca Heads clinic site.

This challenging role would suit an experienced and motivated Aboriginal Health Worker with a desire to achieve positive outcomes in indigenous health.  You will work with a dedicated team of healthcare professionals.

The successful candidate will enjoy beautiful beaches, World Heritage Rainforest, and relaxed lifestyle of the mid north coast whilst making a real difference in the community.

Benefits include 9.5% super, attractive salary sacrifice, training and access to an employee assistance program.

To apply to to our website:  www.durri.org.au, download a copy of the Application Pack and submit this along with your resume not exceeding 4 pages, and your submission for 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: 21 August 2017 at 5.00 pm 

Applicants must have a current Police and Working with Children Check Clearance and Confirmation of Aboriginality.

Pursuant to Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) Australian Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification for this position.

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

Contact: Paula 02 65602360

2. Aboriginal Health Worker : Wathaurong Aboriginal Health Service Closes 20 August

The Wathaurong Aboriginal Health Service is a fast growing and innovative health service that aims to provide the local Aboriginal community with culturally appropriate, high quality care. The following position is now available:-

Aboriginal Health Worker
Part Time 22.8 hours per week (Ongoing)

The successful applicant will be part of a service aimed at providing intensive case work and direct support to Aboriginal people.  You will facilitate clinical assessments, work in partnership with the clinical practice, and provide cultural expertise to ensure the provision of holistic and culturally appropriate health care. You will also assist Aboriginal people to access appropriate primary care services, and liaise with internal and external practitioners to assist in the delivery of culturally appropriate services. You will work in North Geelong and also in Colac.   Qualifications as an Aboriginal Health Worker are desirable or a willingness to undertake study to achieve the qualification.

This is an identified position, open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants only.

If you have extensive experience in related areas of work and a solid understanding of the issues confronting Aboriginal communities then we want to hear from you.

A Position Description is available from www.wathaurong.org.au

A police check, Working with Children Card and a driving license are required for all positions.

Applications to be sent to Human Resources preferably via email jobs@wathaurong.org.au or post to Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative, PO Box 402, North Geelong 3215.  Applications that fail to answer the key selection criteria will not be considered.

Closing date for these positions is 20 August 2017

Wathaurong is a Child Safe organisation

Wathaurong is a smoke free workplace

3.Aboriginal Program Project Officer Cancer Council Victoria Closes 14  August

 
 
Description of position:
Cancer Council Victoria is looking for an Aboriginal Programs Project Officer to join the Screening, Early Detection and Immunisation Program.
The successful applicant will work in partnership with stakeholders to deliver community-based projects, support the implementation of innovative media and communications activities and engage with the workforce sector to support participation in cancer screening, early detection and immunisation programs and reduce the impact of cancer in the Victorian Aboriginal community.
This is a part-time (0.6 or 0.8 FTE) fixed term position until March 2018.
Applications for this role close at the end of the day on Monday 14th August.
Cancer Council Victoria has a Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan and is strategically working to help Close the Gap.
 
 

4.ACADEMIC SPECIALIST – INDIGENOUS EYE HEALTH POLICY AND PRACTICE (RE-ADVERTISED)

Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Salary: Level B $98,775 – $117,290 p.a. plus 9.5% superannuation or Level C $120,993 – $139,510 p.a. plus 9.5%superannuation

Indigenous Eye Health in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne has developed and is supporting implementation of the Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision. The work is of national and international significance and is demonstrating effective translational research through the systematic implementation of evidenced-based, sustainable public health reform in Indigenous eye health.

You will support the regional implementation of The Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision from a health system perspective and contribute to and lead improvements in Indigenous eye health across Australia. As part of a small, strategic and responsive team, you will collaborate with stakeholders within regions, jurisdictions and nationally to implement the Roadmap recommendations and provide technical advice and support. You will contribute to Roadmap advocacy and support submission of national and international peer reviewed publications and be actively involved in conference and meeting presentations.

To be successful in the position, you must have:
-Leadership experience or demonstrated potential for leadership and 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
-Demonstrated capacity to maintain and contribute to industry partnerships and collaborations with a broad range of stakeholders.

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 http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/working/benefits and http://joining.unimelb.edu.au

This is a re-advertised position. Previous applicants need not re-apply.

Close date: 3 Sep 2017

Position Description and Selection Criteria

Download File 0043281_REVISED_Level B or C_July 2017.pdf

For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/search/info/selection-criteria

5. Policy Adviser (Indigenous Health) Australian Medical Association

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for this exciting role.

The AMA

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) is the most influential membership organisation representing registered medical practitioners and medical students of Australia.

The AMA exists to promote and protect the professional interests of doctors and the health care needs of patients and communities.

The Federal Secretariat of the AMA contributes to the achievement of this Mission through reinforcing the AMA’s peak status in the development and implementation of health policy and identifying and acting upon the main issues affecting members.

The Federal Secretariat also delivers relevant member services and works with members directly to grow and value membership of the AMA.

Public Health

The AMA’s Public Health team is responsible for the AMA’s work on population and community health issues, including prevention, substance abuse, child and youth health and Indigenous health. The Secretariat assists in developing the AMA’s policies and political advocacy on Public Health issues of national importance.

The Role 

The Policy Adviser (maternity leave cover, part-time) will provide high level policy and strategic advice to the AMA President on Indigenous health issues. The Policy Adviser will write policy responses and take a lead in the development of AMA policy on all Indigenous health issues.

The Policy Adviser will develop policy positions for consideration by the Task Force on Indigenous Health and resolutions informed by research and input from within the AMA and when required from other medical organisations and health stakeholders.

The Policy Adviser will take a lead in the development of strategies to advocate AMA policies and prepare written material to support AMA campaigns and advocacy on Indigenous health.

The Policy Adviser will manage the AMA Indigenous Medical Scholarship and coordinate support for scholarship recipients, and will also coordinate the production of the AMA’s annual Report Card on Indigenous Health,

The Policy Adviser will provide secretariat support for the AMA Taskforce on Indigenous Health, represent the AMA at meetings and on external committees such as the Close the Gap Campaign Steering Committee.

Selection Criteria

  • demonstrated experience in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the ability to communicate in a culturally sensitive manner
  • knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health issues
  • experience working as a Policy Adviser or similar type of role on Indigenous health issues;
  • established networks in the Indigenous health sector;
  • relevant qualifications or a combination of qualifications and experience relevant to the role;
  • demonstrated ability to contribute to policy development;
  • an ability to identify relevant issues and to collate and present information to substantiate policy advice;
  • demonstrated ability to work independently, using initiative to solve problems and produce high quality accurate work with a minimum of supervision and under tight deadlines;
  • excellent communication skills both written and verbal;
  • the ability to liaise effectively and build collaborative working relationships with stakeholders;
  • demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a small team, including the ability to supervise staff;
  • experience in using modern computer software and office systems to analyse data, produce documents dealing with complex issues, and maintain accurate records;
  • an enthusiastic and flexible approach.

To apply for this role please submit a cover letter and an up to date resume via SEEK. For further information or for a confidential discussion in respect of this role please contact Alyce on 02 6270 5482. Remuneration for this role will be determined after assessment of relevant skills, experience and qualifications.

Closing Date for Applications – Tuesday 22 August 2017 – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

APPLY HERE

6- 7 Congress Senior Policy Officer and Media Communications Officer

Work for Congress! Congress is currently seeking a Senior Policy Officer, Media Communications Officer to work full-time at our new headquarters in Canberra.

Check out the job descriptions below and apply today

3.Media and Communications Officer

Apply HERE

4.Senior Policy Officer

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8.Pharmacist – FIFO to Maningrida – Arnhem Land

We are seeking an enthusiastic professional pharmacist passionate about providing quality services to the people of Maningrida in western Arnhem Land. This onsite position presents unique and rewarding challenges as part of the primary health care team.

About the Role

The position is full-time (40 hours per week) providing direct dispensing and counselling about medicines to clients of the Aboriginal Health service.

  • The pharmacist also acts as advisor to medical, nursing and allied health staff including Aboriginal staff on the safe and effective use of medicines in the community.
  • Dose administration aid packing is minimal as this is co-ordinated offsite

Skills and Requirements

  • A degree in pharmacy and registration as a pharmacist with the Australian Health Professional Registration Authority is essential
  • Experience and high level of performance in clinical pharmacy.
  • Demonstrated ability, or willingness to acquire the ability, to interact with Aboriginal people in a sensitive and culturally safe way.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary health care team
  • Ability to plan, negotiate and implement changes to day to day practice to ensure the highest standard of care possible to clients of the service.

Benefits

There is potential to increase the impact of clinical services for the people of Maningrida for the innovative person who can develop professional services to suit the population and the health service.

Other benefits include

  • Generous salary including remote living and relocation allowances
  • Conditions are negotiable and can be by fly in fly out from Darwin or living in the community
  • Professional support and mentoring is available from the co-ordinating pharmacy in Darwin

For further information please contact

Shelley Forester Ph: 0412700560

Email: shelley.forester@udcp.com.au

  • Applicants are required to provide a current CV and contact details for at least two referees.
  • Applicants are asked to submit a one page summary of how they meet the above criteria.

9. ATSICHS Dental Services Brisbane : Oral Health Therapist

Position Title
Oral Health Therapist
Department/Team
Department/Team Dental
Location
ATSICHS Dental Services
Salary Range
$70,835 – $80,508 base salary, plus Superannuation
Employment Status
12 month contract role with view to permanency
Reports To
Dental Services Manager
Direct Reports
Nil

Organisational History and Structure      

ATSICHS Brisbane is a not-for-profit community owned health and human services organisation delivering on the unique health and wellbeing needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in greater Brisbane and Logan. We are the largest, most comprehensive Aboriginal Medical Health Service in Queensland, and Australia’s second oldest. We are determined to create a flourishing future and lasting legacy for our people and our community.

Our services include medical and dental clinics, mums and bubs programs, an aged care facility, family and child safety services, foster and kinship care, social and emotional wellbeing services, kindergarten programs and a youth service.

We have five core values which shape the way that we work:

  • Community
  • Respect
  • Collaboration
  • Quality
  • Accountability

Our vision for the future is that we are world leaders in Indigenous health and social support services provided in an urban setting. To do this we are focussing on four strategic priorities:

  1. Work smarter, work together
  2. Ensure easy to access services for every stage of life
  3. Champion healthy individuals and thriving families
  4. Build a strong and sustainable organisation.

Position Outline               

As a key member of the ATSICHS Brisbane team, the Oral Health Therapist is expected to personally contribute to the shaping and achievement of ATSICHS vision and goals. The Oral Health Therapist will provide three (3) key functions:

Supports dental care delivery:

Supports dental care delivery by providing general and emergency oral health care to Murri School Students as well as other eligible clients; diagnosing dental decay and gum diseases, provide dental examinations, cleaning, scaling and extracting, taking X-Rays and impressions for mouthguards, and brining complex dental items to the attention of Dentist. Educates students and patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control, and postoperative instructions. Assist in encouraging students and patients to make an active change to their oral care with the aid of ATSICHS approved oral health educational material.

Operates within CQI and clinical governance framework:

Oral Health Therapists support processes that ensure the delivery of dental care is performed within the highest quality. Included activities involve CQI, contributing to policy implementation, audits and reporting of clinical incidents.

Actively contributes in developing a flourishing team:

Support fellow staff in a team environment to build collegiality and a sense of belongingness within the team and ATSICHS family. Staff will actively participate in team activities and contribute to a flourishing workplace culture that promotes the ethos and values of ATSICHS Brisbane as a long standing Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation.

Skills, Competencies, Qualifications, Education and Experience

Essential:

  • Certificate, Diploma or Degree in Oral Health Therapy and be eligible to register with AHPRA
  • Hold a current radiation licence
  • Demonstrated experience that demonstrates practical skills and knowledge in the provision of dental care to clients
  • Demonstrated ability to meet targets and performance outcomes
  • Ability to support a continuous improvement model for achieving outcomes
  • Proven ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines
  • Effective communication skills – both in writing ad verbal
  • Working with Children’s Card (Blue Card) or be eligible to apply.

Desirable, but not mandatory:

  • Previous experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Knowledge of EXACT

How to Apply    

Applications can only be submitted through seek link

Applications must be submitted before 14th August 2017

ATSICHS HR on 07 3240 8900

APPLY HERE

10.Tackling Indigenous Smoking Support Officer (OVAHS) close 16 August

11. Aboriginal Health Worker / Practitioner Carnarvon Medical Services Aboriginal Corporation (CMSAC)

About the Organisation

Carnarvon Medical Services Aboriginal Corporation (CMSAC) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service established in 1986. CMSAC aims to provide primary, secondary and specialist health care services to Carnarvon and the surrounding region.

To find out more, visit http://www.cmsac.com.au/about-us/

About the Opportunity

Exciting opportunities exist for 2 Full-Time, experienced and passionate Aboriginal Health Workers / Practitioners to join the CMSAC team.

Reporting directly to the Senior Registered Nurse, the Aboriginal Health Worker will be responsible for providing supportive, effective and efficient Primary Health Care services to clients in the clinic and within the community.

As an Aboriginal Health Worker / Practitioner, your responsibilities will include (but not limited to):

  • Work with members of the clinical team to deliver Primary Health services to clients
  • In collaboration with the multidisciplinary team, conduct health checks on clients
  • Using the Therapeutic Guidelines, perform consultations with clinic clients, including listening to their story, providing a basic physical examination and consulting with more experienced clinical staff as necessary, and to advise on the treatment and management of a client’s health problems
  • Assist the Senior Registered Nurse and Program Nurses to address areas of improvement
  • Provide education to clients and families on health care and health promotion
  • Demonstrate leadership in maintaining infection control principles
  • Have an understanding of CMSAC reporting requirements

About You

The successful applicant will have a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. You will have a sound understanding of the unique issues impacting the health of Aboriginal peoples whilst have experience in the provision of health promotion programs.

In addition to the above, the successful applicant will possess:

  • Certificate IV Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice
  • Current Apply First Aid certificate, or willingness to obtain
  • Current, unencumbered C-Class Manual Drivers Licence
  • Working with Children Check and a National Police Clearance, or willingness to obtain
  • The ability to pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test

About the Benefits

CMSAC is dedicated to recognising and rewarding dedication. As such, you will enjoy an attractive remuneration package including salary sacrificing options!

In addition:

  • CMSAC will negotiate relocation assistance with the right candidate
  • You’ll enjoy a fantastic work/life balance, with Monday – Friday hours, 8:30am – 5.00pm and 5 weeks annual leave!

Applications close Monday 21 August at 5pm.

APPLY FOR THIS JOB

12.General Practitioner | Remote Aboriginal Health Service NT

The Role
Cornerstone Medical are seeking Vocationally Registered Doctor for an exciting permanent position within an Aboriginal Medical Service in the NT. You be will be responsible for providing holistic primary health care services alongside an experienced team of Registered Nurses and visiting specialists.The Centre
You will work alongside an experienced team of 1 additional GP, 14 nurses, allied health workers, and an experienced support team. The hours of work are 5pmwith no on call or after hours. There is a pharmacy onsite, numerous health programs and visiting specialists weekly.The location
You will be located on the beautiful and untouched coastline of NT; right on the coast. This is an is an indigenous community in one of the largest most remote towns of Australia’s Northern Territory. The renowned fishing town is the major service centre for the population of 2,300 as well as more than 30 outstations or homelands, with a school, health clinic, multiple food outlets, two supermarkets, service station, arts centre, créche and a tarmac airport with daily commercial flights to Darwin.The Criteria 
To be eligible for this position you must meet the following criteria:

  • MBBS
  • Vocational AHPRA registration
  • Interest in indigenous health, Chronic Disease and remote GP work

The Package
On appointment for this position, you will be offered:

  • OTE $240-350,000 per annum including
  • Free Accommodation and full relocation assistance
  • Quarterly return flights to Darwin with accommodation
  • Yearly retention allowance lump sum $35,000
  • Salary sacrificing up to $30,000
  • Professional development allowance and Attraction allowance
  • 4 return trips to Darwin per annum incl accommodation
  • House, vehicle, laptop and phone
  • Indemnity insurance reimbursed
This really is a fantastic opportunity to expand your career in Indigenous Health as a part of a supportive and community focused organisation.  For more information on this or other exciting opportunities please phone Aoife (Eva) McAuliffe today on 07 3171 2929 or email aoife@cmr.com.au
Aoife (Eva) McAuliffe
07 3171 2929

13.Senior Research Fellow, CREATE Adelaide

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FTC – Full-time Contract
SAHMRI North Terrace

Applications close Friday 11, August 2017

12 Month Contract

Wardliparingga Aboriginal Research Unit

The Centre of Research Excellence in Aboriginal Chronic Disease Knowledge Translation and Exchange (CREATE)

At the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), we are committed to achieving innovative, ground-breaking health and medical research that fundamentally improves the quality of life for all people.

The Aboriginal Research Unit (Wardliparingga  Unit) within SAHMRI conducts health and well-being research that is of direct relevance to, and in partnership with, Aboriginal people in South Australia. Our research is focused on the significant difference between the health status and life opportunities available to Aboriginal people and other Australians. Our research is broad in nature, including epidemiology, health services research, evaluation and clinical trials.

The Centre of Research Excellence in Aboriginal Chronic Disease Knowledge Translation and Exchange (CREATE) focuses on translating research to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, with particular focus on the prevention, treatment and management of chronic diseases. The Centre is a collaborative enterprise between The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO), the Wardliparingga Aboriginal Research Unit, SAHMRI; The Joanna Briggs Institute, University of Adelaide, and The School of Public Health, University of Adelaide.

The aim of CREATE is to assist the Aboriginal health sector to use existing knowledge (published and unpublished) on best practice chronic disease prevention and treatment as well as service delivery models to improve the coverage and appropriateness of their services and care.

CREATE is guided by a Leadership Group comprising of senior representatives from Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations around Australia.

The Senior Research Fellow, CREATE will provide academic and operational leadership to the CREATE team, acting as a conduit between the CREATE Chief Investigators and the Adelaide based research and administration team. The position has the responsibility for day to day oversight and support of specified research projects and staff, providing expertise and supervision as required.

The Senior Research Fellow, CREATE is broadly responsible for the achievement of a range of determined project outcomes, and is required to apply high level qualitative analytical skills and demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communication. Dissemination strategies will require CREATE findings are published within peer-reviewed journals and to translate these findings to stakeholders with influence on Aboriginal health policy and practice.

SAHMRI has a strong commitment to employment Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people into these roles. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are therefore strongly encouraged to apply.

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values and our institute is dedicated to grow a culture that pursues, enables and demands research excellence. We’re proud of the work we do and work hard as a team to make a positive difference to the community.  Excellence, Innovation, Courage, Integrity and Teamwork are what help us achieve our goals. If these are also your qualities and goals, apply today.

For a copy of the position description please click here

Applications close: 11 August 2017

APPLY HERE

14.Employment at Miwatj Health NT

Miwatj Health offers a wide range of employment opportunities for health and other professionals, in a unique primary healthcare environment.

We offer satisfying career paths for doctors, nurses, Aboriginal Health Practitioners, allied health staff, public/population health practitioners, health informatics specialists, administrative, financial and management personnel.

If you are suitably qualified and are looking for a rewarding and challenging experience in one of the most diverse, beautiful and interesting regions of Australia, we invite you to apply for any of the current vacancies listed below.

All applications for current vacancies must include:

  • a current Resumé,
  • names and contact details of at least two referees, at least one of whom must be a employment referee.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, particularly those with links to and knowledge of local communities in the region.

Separately from the list of current vacancies, you may also submit a general expression of interest, with a current Resume, and we shall retain it on file for future reference if an appropriate vacancy arises.

Miwatj strongly prefers that all applications and expressions of interest submit your application via our recruitment platform by clicking the link below.

You may contact HR via recruitment@miwatj.com.au. However, if that is not possible, EOI or resume may be mailed or faxed, to arrive by the closing date, to:
Miwatj Health – Human Resources Department
PO Box 519
Nhulunbuy NT 0881
Fax number (08) 8987 1670

See Website for all details and APPLY

https://miwatj.applynow.net.au/

Two New Vacancies are available within the Link Up Program.

Both positions are 12 month Contract position that may be extended subject to funding.

Link Up Caseworker:   (Click for more information)

Link Up Counsellor: (Click for more information)

Nunkuwarrin Yunti’s Link-Up SA Program is funded by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (Federal), and also receives reunion funding from the Department of Premier & Cabinet, Aboriginal Affairs & Reconciliation (State).

Link Up provides family tracing, reunion and counselling services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their families who have been separated under the past policies and practices of the Australian Government. Assistance is also provided to people over the age of 18 years who have been adopted, fostered or raised in institutions.

For more information about Link Up (Click here)

Please feel free to communicate this opportunity through your networks.

Applications close – COB Monday 14th August 2017.

 

 

NACCHO Aboriginal Health Events #SaveADate #amafdw17 #HealthyAustralia #NACCHOAgm17 @IAHA_National @AIDAAustralia

23- 29 July   : NACCHO supports Family Doctor Week #amafdw17

July 26 : Martin Bowles from the Dept. of Health Twitter live stream

4 August : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s day

7 August : Victorian Aboriginal Health Education Conference

8-9 August : 2nd World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Viral Hepatitis Alaska in August 2017

13 September : Webinar Reducing the mental health impact of Indigenous incarceration on people, communities and services

20-23 September : AIDA Conference 2017

26-27 October Diabetes and cardiovascular research, stroke and maternal and child health issues.

10 October  : CATSINAM Professional Development Conference Gold Coast

18 -20 October 35th Annual CRANAplus Conference Broome

30 October2 Nov  :NACCHO AGM Members Meeting Canberra

27-30 November  :Indigenous Allied Health Australia : IAHA Conference Perth

If you have a Conference, Workshop Funding opportunity or event and wish to share and promote contact

Colin Cowell NACCHO Media Mobile 0401 331 251

Send to NACCHO Media

mailto:nacchonews@naccho.org.au

23- 29 July  NACCHO supports Family Doctor Week #amafdw17 :

See our NACCHO post : Our ACCHO doctors – are the key to better physical and mental health for all our mob

July 26 Martin Bowles from the Dept. of Health Twitter live stream

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Join at 8am this Wed on Twitter+livestream for a with Martin Bowles from the Dept. of Health

4 August each year, Children’s Day

SNAICC has announced the theme for this year’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s day

Held on 4 August each year, Children’s Day has been celebrated across the country since 1988 and is Australia’s largest national day to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

The theme for Children’s Day 2017 is Value Our Rights, Respect Our Culture, Bring Us Home which recognises the 20th anniversary of the Bringing them Home Report and the many benefits our children experience when they are raised with strong connections to family and culture.

The ‘Children’s Day’ website is now open

7 August Victorian Aboriginal Health Education Conference

See above for registration links

13 September : Webinar Reducing the mental health impact of Indigenous incarceration on people, communities and services

Developed in consultation with NACCHO and produced by the Mental Health Professionals’ Network a federally funded initiative

Join our interdisciplinary panel as we explore a collaborative approach to reducing the mental health impact of Indigenous incarceration on people, communities and services.

The webinar format will include a facilitated question and answer session between panel members exploring key issues and impacts of incarceration on individuals, families and communities.

The panel will discuss strategies to enhance cultural awareness and develop responsive services for Indigenous communities affected by incarceration. Strategies to increase self-esteem and enhance emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing of individuals will also be explored.

When: Wednesday 13th September, 2017

Time: 4.30pm – 5.45pm (AEST)

Where: Online – via your computer, tablet or mobile

Cost: Free

Panel:

  • Dr Mark Wenitong (Medical Advisor based in QLD)
  • Dr Marshall Watson (Psychiatrist based in SA)
  • Dr Jeffrey Nelson (Clinical Psychologist based in QLD)
  • Julie Tongs (OAM) (CEO Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service – Narrabundah ACT)

Facilitator:

  • Dr Mary Emeleus (General Practitioner and Psychotherapist based in QLD)

Read more about our panel.

Learning Outcomes:

Through an exploration of incarceration, the webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to:

  • Describe key issues and impacts of incarceration on individuals, families and communities
  • Develop strategies to enhance culturally aware and responsive services for Indigenous people and communities affected by incarceration
  • Identify strategies to increase self-esteem and enhance emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing

Before the webinar:

Register HERE

 

20-23 September AIDA Conference 2017

The AIDA Conference in 2017 will celebrate 20 years since the inception of AIDA. Through the theme Family. Unity. Success. 20 years strong we will reflect on the successes that have been achieved over the last 20 years by being a family and being united. We will also look to the future for AIDA and consider how being a united family will help us achieve all the work that still needs to be done in growing our Indigenous medical students, doctors, medical academics and specialists and achieving better health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

This conference will be an opportunity to bring together our members, guests, speakers and partners from across the sector to share in the reflection on the past and considerations for the future. The conference will also provide a platform to share our individual stories, experiences and achievements in a culturally safe environment.

Conference website

30 Sept : The 2017 Human Rights Photography competition  Closes

The 2017 Human Rights Photography competition is now open to children and adults around the country, with a $600 camera prize up for grabs for the most outstanding image!

For almost a decade, the Australian Human Rights Commission has been holding photo competitions every couple of years. Our last competition attracted a record 450 entries.

Photography is a powerful medium with a long history in the promotion and advancement of human rights around the world. Photos foster empathy for the suffering and experience of others, community engagement and positive social change. No one can forget the impact of photos such as Nick Ut’s famous photo The Terror of War of child Kim Phuc after a napalm attack during the Vietnam War.

Our focus for this year’s competition will be the experiences of people at home. The theme for the 2017 competition is Home, inspired by Eleanor Roosevelt’s famous quote “Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home…

The shortlisted and winning photos to be displayed at the 2017 Human Rights Awards on 8 December in Sydney.

So, what are you waiting for?

About the competition

  • Enter at https://photocompetition.humanrights.gov.au/
  • There will be two categories for entries: Under 18 and 18 & over.
  • Overall winners will receive their prizes at the 2017 Human Rights Awards on December 8 in Sydney. A selection of photos from the Competition will also be on display.
  • Main prizes worth $600.
  • The competition will close on 30 September 2017.

If you have a query about the competition, please email photocomp@humanrights.gov.au

Photo Credit: Nimboi’s Bat by Sean Spencer, from the 2011 competition.

10 October CATSINAM Professional Development Conference Gold Coast

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Contact info for CATSINAM

18 -20 October 35th Annual CRANAplus Conference Broome

We are pleased to announce the 35th Annual CRANAplus Conference will be held at Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa in Broome, Western Australia, from 18 to 20 October 2017.

THE FUTURE OF REMOTE HEALTH AND THE INFLUENCE OF TECHNOLOGY

Since the organisation’s inception in 1982 this event has served to create an opportunity for likeminded remote and isolated health individuals who can network, connect and share.

It serves as both a professional and social resource for the Remote and Isolated Health Workforce of Australia.

We aim to offer an environment that will foster new ideas, promote collegiate relationships, provide opportunities for professional development and celebrate remote health practice.

Conference Website

 

26-27 October Diabetes and cardiovascular research, stroke and maternal and child health issues.

‘Translation at the Centre’ An educational symposium

Alice Springs Convention Centre, Alice Springs

This year the Symposium will look at research translation as well as the latest on diabetes and cardiovascular research, stroke and maternal and child health issues.  The event will be run over a day and a half.
The Educational Symposium will feature a combination of relevant plenary presentations from renowned scientists and clinicians plus practical workshops.

Registration is free but essential.

Please contact the symposium coordinator on 1300 728 900 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm) or via email at events@baker.edu.au  

30 October2 Nov NACCHO AGM Members Meeting Canberra

We welcome you to attend the 2017 NACCHO Annual Members’ Conference.

On the new NACCHO Conference Website  you find links to

1.Registrations now open

2. Booking Your Accommodation

3. Book Your Flights

4. Expressions of Interest Speakers, case studies and table top presentations Close

5. Social Program

6.Conferences Partnership Sponsorship Opportunities

7.NACCHO Conference HELP Contacts

The NACCHO Members’ Conference and AGM provides a forum for the Aboriginal community controlled health services workforce, bureaucrats, educators, suppliers and consumers to:

  • Present on innovative local economic development solutions to issues that can be applied to address similar issues nationally and across disciplines
  • Have input and influence from the ‘grassroots’ into national and state health policy and service delivery
  • Demonstrate leadership in workforce and service delivery innovation
  • Promote continuing education and professional development activities essential to the Aboriginal community controlled health services in urban, rural and remote Australia
  • Promote Aboriginal health research by professionals who practice in these areas and the presentation of research findings
  • Develop supportive networks
  • Promote good health and well-being through the delivery of health services to and by Indigenous and non-Indigenous people throughout Australia.

Where :Hyatt Hotel Canberra

Dates : Members’ Conference: 31 October – 1 November 2017
Annual General Meeting: 2 November 2017

CLICK HERE

27-30 November Indigenous Allied Health Australia : IAHA Conference Perth

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Abstracts for the IAHA 2017 National Conference are now open!

We are calling for abstracts for concurrent oral presentations and workshops under the following streams:
– Care
– Cultures
– Connection

For abstract more information visit the IAHA Conference website at: https://iahaconference.com.au/call-for-abstracts/

NACCHO supports Family Doctor Week #amafdw17 : Our ACCHO doctors – are the key to better physical and mental health for all our mob

  ” The key to a longer and healthier life is eliminating risky health habits and behaviours from your daily routine, and the best advice on minimising health risks is available from your local GP

Many Australians face the prospect of a premature death or lower quality of life through risky behaviours that are often commonplace, but are still very detrimental to their health.

Many people may not even realise that they are putting themselves, and sometimes others, at risk through everyday poor health habits and decisions

AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon pictured above recently visiting Danila Dilba ACCHO Darwin with NACCHO Chair Matthew Cooke

Launching AMA Family Doctor Week 2017 – the AMA’s special annual tribute to all Australia’s hardworking and dedicated GPs – AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, urged all Australians to establish and maintain a close cooperative relationship with their local family doctor.

Photo above  :All AMA Presidents from all states and Territories met at Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service (AHS) for Close the Gap Day Event : Winnunga is an Aboriginal community controlled ACCHO primary health care service for Canberra and the ACT community

See interview here : Dr Nadeem Siddiqui Executive Director Clinical Services Winnunga AMS ACT

Dr Gannon said that having a trusting professional relationship with a GP is the key to good health through all stages of life, for every member of the family.

“GPs are highly skilled health professionals and the cornerstone of quality health care in Australia,” Dr Gannon said.

“They provide expert and personal advice and care to keep people healthy and away from expensive hospital treatment.

“General practice provides outstanding value for every dollar of health expenditure, and deserves greater support from all governments.”

Dr Gannon said that 86 per cent of Australians visit a GP at least once every year, and the average Australian visits their GP around six times each year.

“Around 80 per cent of patients have a usual GP, which is the best way to manage your health throughout life,” Dr Gannon said.

“Your usual GP will be able to provide comprehensive care – with immediate access to your medical history and a long-term understanding of your health care needs, including things like allergies or medications.

NACCHO APP : Find an ACCHO Doctors at one of our 302 clinics

Photo above : The NACCHO App contains a geo locator, which will help you find the nearest Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation in your area and  provides heath information online and telephone on a wide range of topics and where you can go to get more information or assistance should you need urgent help 

Links to Download the APP HERE

“Family doctors are the highest trained general health professionals, with a minimum of 10 to 15 years training.

“They are the only health professionals trained to diagnose undifferentiated conditions and provide holistic care from the cradle to the grave

“Your GP, your family doctor, is all about you.

“When you are worried about your health, or just want to know how to take better care of your health, you should talk to your GP.”

View Interview Here : Dr Marjad Page Gidgee Healing Mt Isa Aboriginal Health In Aboriginal Hands

Dr Gannon said that the specialised work of GPs is in great demand due to the growing and ageing population, and because of health conditions that result from our contemporary lifestyles and diets.

“The importance of quality primary health care and preventive health advice has never been higher due to our modern way of life,” Dr Gannon said.

According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW):

  • 45 per cent of Australians are not active enough for a healthy lifestyle;
  • 95 per cent of Australians do not eat the recommended servings per day of fruit and vegetables;
  • 63 per cent of Australians are overweight or obese;
  • 27 per cent of Australians have a chronic disease;
  • 21 per cent of Australians have two or more chronic diseases; and
  • 20 per cent of Australians have had a mental disorder in the past 12 months.

“Our hardworking local GPs – our family doctors – are the key to better physical and mental health for all Australians,” Dr Gannon said.

“They provide quality expert health advice and help patients navigate their way through the health system to achieve the most appropriate care and treatment for their condition.

“Join the AMA in acknowledging their great work during Family Doctor Week.”

Follow all the FDW action on Twitter: #amafdw17