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Young Aboriginal People Health Linker

Northern Sydney Local Health District - Sydney, NSW

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

We are seeking a person who enjoys working and connecting with young people and is passionate about empowering young Aboriginal people.

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. An applicant's race is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised under Section 14(d) of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.

Northern Sydney Local Health District deems it appropriate to seek confirmation of Aboriginality status from applicants applying for Aboriginal identified positions. Confirmation of Aboriginality can be provided as evidence via:

  1. a confirmation with a common seal on it from an Aboriginal organisation; or
  2. a reference letter stating that the person is Aboriginal and accepted by community. (The letter must be supplied by an Aboriginal organisation)

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time 30 June 2025
Position Classification: Aboriginal Health Practitioner
Remuneration: $1,167.83 - $1,539.67 per week
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ215259

Where you'll be working
Based at Royal North Shore Community Health Centre (Outreach at centres and education facilities across NSLHD. 

What you'll be doing
The Linker engages with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people aged 12 to 25 years old, in various health and community settings including schools, to identify their psychosocial, health and wellbeing needs and facilitate access to various targeted early intervention (TEI) support and primary health services - to optimise young people's wellbeing, health, life potential and connection to community.

Candidates will need to meet the following criteria:

  1. Consistently demonstrates behaviours that reinforce the CORE Values of our organisation; Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment. Demonstrates these behaviours with all stakeholders; colleagues, direct reports, as well as our patients and consumers, and those that care for them.
  2. Must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage under section 14(d) of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act 1977, with knowledge and experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people culture.
  3. Hold a minimum Certificate IV Aboriginal Primary Health Care (Practice) with current registration as an Aboriginal Health Practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Demonstrated knowledge of policies, programs and initiatives pertaining to improving young Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people’s health and wellbeing.
  4. Experience working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and demonstrated understanding of the social determinants of their health and wellbeing. Demonstrated skills to engage with and working effectively with young people and their families to identify their health care and support needs and facilitate access to health and community support services.
  5. Demonstrated ability to take a lead role in liaising and consulting with staff in Government and non-Government agencies at all levels, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, to develop health service pathways for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and undertake community engagement activities.
  6. Ability to problem solve, advocate for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people needs and be adaptable to changing service and client needs.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team, as well as ability to work independently and liaise with other health professionals and external agencies, including schools and community organisations, to facilitate access to integrated care for young Aboriginal people.
  8. Demonstrated high level written verbal and interpersonal communication skills, computer literacy in Microsoft applications and capacity to use electronic health records. Current NSW Driver’s license and willingness to travel across NSLHD.

Need more information?
1) Click here for the Position Description
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For role related queries or questions contact Kim Lyle on [email protected] or 0429 777 990

Applications Close: 8 March 2021

Sydney, NSW

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work




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