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Aboriginal Health Worker - Cooma

NSW Health - Cooma, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
Location: Cooma
Position Classification: Aboriginal Hlth Worker
Remuneration: $27.43 - $40.40
Hours Per Week: 16
Requisition ID: REQ213013
Applications Close: 18 February 2021
Interview: Interviews will take place during the week starting 1 March 2021

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.

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 .

Cooma –the largest town in the Snowy Mountains, with bushwalking, mountain biking, horse-riding, fishing and white-water rafting all on the door-step of the ski-fields. The wilderness experiences are unforgettable, with Australia’s highest peak in Kosciuszko National Park. It’s just over 60 minutes’ drive to Canberra and 80 minutes to Merimbula the gateway of the beautiful Sapphire Coast.

What you'll be doing

The Aboriginal Health Worker works as key member of the multi-disciplinary team to provide primary health care services to Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander people primarily; including activities in response to the physical, emotional, cultural and environmental needs of people and communities.

Selection Criteria: * Must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage (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.

  • Hold a minimum of Certificate III qualification in Aboriginal Primary Health Care OR a relevant Certificate III health qualification OR a formal commitment to complete a Certificate III qualification in Aboriginal Primary Health Care. Training will be supported by the district and must be completed within 2 years from enrolment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the local Aboriginal community, including an awareness of the issues that impact on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary health care team.
  • Understanding of the complexities of Aboriginal chronic disease and preventable lifestyle illness and how this relates to cultural understanding of health issues relating to the local or target client group.
  • Demonstrated capacity to plan, develop, deliver and evaluate health promotion and education initiatives and the ability to use computer programs required to plan, deliver or document this care (including capacity to learn relevant programs, including those for patient records and data reporting).
  • Ability to effectively communicate, collaborate and consult with others, including the ability to interact sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal people and to use email for written communication.
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

Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specific Diseases

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

OASV requirements also include proof of vaccination against influenza and is compulsory for NSW Staff that enter any Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF) or who work in NSW Health owned and operated RACFs.

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For role related queries or questions contact Richard Shipp on 02 4827 3913 or email Richard.Shipp@health.nsw.gov.au

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