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Aboriginal Health Worker - Queanbeyan

Organisation/Entity: Southern NSW Local Health District
Job Category:
  • Aboriginal Health | Aboriginal Health Practitioner
Job Location:
  • Illawarra & South Coast / Wollongong & The South Coast
Job Reference Number: REQ174852
Work Type: Part-Time
Total Remuneration Package: $60572 - $79857
Closing Date: 29/04/2021 - 11:59 PM


Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
Location: Queanbeyan
Position Classification: Aboriginal Hlth Practitioner
Remuneration: $30.64 to $40.40 per hour
Hours Per Week: 19
Requisition ID: REQ174852
Applications Close: 29 April 2021   
Interview Details:  Interviews for this position will be held the week of the 10 May 2021


Please note SNSW Local Health District is currently undertaking an organisational restructure, internal employees who have been affected  by the restructure will be granted priority interviews

Where you'll be working

At Southern NSW Local Health District we are working to help our communities lead healthy lives.  Our mission is that all people across our diverse societies are able to have timely access to the right healthcare in the right setting to maximise their health, wellbeing and independence.

 Queanbeyan – enviable lifestyle and affordable property, surrounded by an eclectic mix of small towns and villages. With Canberra just a 5 minute drive away, you can enjoy all the attractions of the nation’s capital along with fabulous restaurants. Connect easily and quickly with world through the Canberra International Airport, with the beach and ski fields just 2 hours away.

There is an abundance of lifestyle benefits available to you in country NSW and you will be amazed at what you will have access to - and it all comes without the queues and crowds of a big city. For more information visit our website.

What you'll be doing
The Palliative Care Aboriginal Health Practitioner will work within a plan of care under the supervision and direction of a registered/regulated health professional and within the limits of the Aboriginal Health Practitioner position description.

The position will support the Eurobodalla palliative care team in the provision of flexible, holistic and culturally sensitive palliative care services to Aboriginal clients and the community. The role will act as a link to palliative care services and ensure that care is inclusive of community and cultural issues.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent (NB applicant’s race is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised by Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977, NSW) and have established links with their local Aboriginal community.
  2. Please list your experience/qualifications in relation to the essential requirements as set out in the Position Description
  3. Demonstrated ability to liaise, proactively engage and work collaboratively with vulnerable communities and relevant agencies in ensuring culturally responsive services.
  4. Effective interpersonal skills, problem solving skills and personal resilience.
  5. Ability and willingness to undertake training in palliative care, advance care planning and grief and loss. This may include the need to travel to attend workshops and courses.
  6. Ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary health care team and effectively communicate and collaborate with others, including Aboriginal people and communities.
  7. Demonstrated capacity to plan, develop, deliver, document and evaluate health promotion and education initiatives and the ability to use computer programs, as required within this process (including capacity to learn relevant programs, including those for patient records and data reporting).
  8. Evidence of a current unrestricted drivers’ licence and the ability to maintain. Ability and willingness to drive/travel as the role requires. This may involve driving long distances and overnight stays.

Please note that to apply for this position you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia, or be able to independently and legally live and work in Australia by way of your own Temporary Visa.  We do not offer sponsorship in this position for applicants requiring a temporary visa.  For more information, please see www.immi.gov.au

This is a Category ‘A’ position, please read and understand NSW Health policy directive PD2018_009.  All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy

Need more information?

  1) Click here for the Position Description
  2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Dorothy Nicholson on Dorothy.Nicholson@health.nsw.gov.au or phone 02 6298 9233