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Senior Aboriginal Health Worker (Correctional Health, Parkelea)_SVHN

Organisation/Entity: St Vincent's Hospital Network
Job Category:
  • Aboriginal Health | Aboriginal Health Worker Senior
Job Location:
  • Sydney Region
Job Reference Number: JR105577
Work Type: Full-Time
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: -
Closing Date: 24/01/2019 - 11:59 PM
Targeted / Identified:


Position Title: Male Senior Aboriginal Health Worker (Correctional Health)

Employment Type: Maximum Term Full Time/ Part Time commencing March 2019 up to 7 years

Hours per week: Up to 38 hours per week

Position Grade: Senior Aboriginal Health Worker Year 1 or 2

Salary: $80,971 to $84,112 pro rata

Enterprise Agreement: Affiliated Health Organisation Professional and Associated Staff Agreement

Department Name: Correctional Health

Location: Parklea Corrections Complex


St Vincent’s is contracted by leading service providers MTC Broadspectrum to deliver health services to Parklea Correctional Centre – a major Sydney prison with capacity for 1,816 male inmates.

The provision of healthcare is a vital part of an inmate’s life. We’ve established St Vincent’s Correctional Health Services because of the unique difference corrective health professionals can make.


In 1838, when the Sisters of Charity who founded St Vincent’s arrived in Sydney from Ireland, they immediately went to the Parramatta Female Factory, where they made an important difference to the lives of hundreds of women convicts there. Similarly today, St Vincent’s Correctional Health aims to make a major difference by providing multidisciplinary healthcare to inmates at Parklea Correctional Complex.


Position Summary:

A vacancy exists in the above unit within the Parklea Corrections Complex for a highly motivated Male Senior Aboriginal Health Worker with appropriate knowledge and skills to join our friendly and supportive team. Our progressive and innovative team offers development opportunities for our staff and a caring environment for the delivery of high quality patient centred care. The role will be required to work in partnership with correctional health staff to deliver culturally appropriate and patient centred services to the patients of Parklea Correctional Complex.


As Senior Aboriginal Health Worker you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on an individual and the community. You will serve as a critical link to identifying the health care needs of the individual patient and promote health and wellbeing.

This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information and how to apply, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/working-with-children/working-with-children-check

The vacancy is open to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens who hold a valid New Zealand passport, Australian permanent residents and those non-residents deemed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to be eligible to work in Australia only.


About St Vincent's Health Network Sydney:

St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is made up of three public hospitals, St Vincent's Hospital Sydney, Sacred Heart Health Service and St Joseph's Hospital at Auburn. We are part of St Vincent's Health Australia, the largest diversified health care organisation within Australia's not for profit Catholic health care sector. As a Catholic health and aged care service provider, our mission is to bring God's love to those in need through the healing ministry of Jesus, with a commitment to those who are poor and vulnerable.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity, ethical practices, and the principles of cultural diversity and promote a smoke free work environment. Appropriate criminal record and child protection checks are conducted for all successful candidates. Employment with St Vincent's is subject to you having current immunity status that complies with the Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases - Policy Directive Immunisation history complies with NSW Health Policy Directive PD2011_005. Appointment and ongoing employment will be subject to continued compliance with the policy directive.

St Vincent's Health Network Sydney has an Australian Taxation Office (ATO) approved salary packaging scheme in place to increase the take home pay of staff. For information about the scheme go to https://www.smartsalary.com.au/



  • Onsite Parking
  • Salary Packing
  • Employee Assistance Program


Application Instructions:

St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is committed to reconciliation and encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for all advertised positions.

When applying for the position, Applicants will be required to upload a recent Resume as well as a separate Cover Letter addressing the Selection Criteria for the position as outlined below. External applicants are to upload their Cover Letter alongside their Resume when reaching the ‘My Experience tab >Resume/CV> Upload. For Internal applicants, this document is to be uploaded further down the page alongside your Resume under Resume/CV> Upload.


Selection Criteria:

  • Personal integrity and demonstrated commitment to the Philosophy, Mission and Values of Mary Aikenhead Ministries and St Vincent’s Health Australia.
  • Be male and of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. This is an Identified Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Position. Applicants for this position must be of Aboriginal descent through parentage, identification as being Aboriginal and being accepted in the community as such. Exemption is claimed under Section 14 of the Anti Discrimination Act 1977. Being male is recognised as a genuine occupation qualification and is authorised under section 31(2h) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.
  • Hold a minimum Certificate III in Aboriginal Primary Health Care Work (Community Care) or equivalent health training and experience, also a willingness to undertake further education, as required.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Aboriginal culture and health issues impacting Aboriginal custodial patients and/or those experiencing with mental health, alcohol or drugs or chronic disease health needs.
  • High level skills in time management, liaison and negotiation, including the ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team in a high demand environment with competing demands.
  • High level written, verbal and computer communication skills, with experience in providing support and advocacy for Aboriginal patients, families and carers.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop linkages and partnerships with local Aboriginal communities, Aboriginal controlled organisations and non-government organisations.
  • Unrestricted class C Driver’s Licence.


An example on how to address the selection criteria is provided in the link below in order to assist you with completing your application.


Applicants that do not address the selection criteria will have their application automatically culled.

Please click here to apply

***Please note that the job posting will come down from career sites at 11:59pm the day before the job posting end date**