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Raypirri Rom Community Worker (F)

Job No: MHAC442
Location: Nhulunbuy, NT

  • We’re one of Australia’s largest providers of Aboriginal healthcare.
  • We’re engaging with health issues at a grass roots community level.
  • We’re looking for passionate individuals who are ready to help change the future for Aboriginal healthcare. 

What we stand for

With eight clinics and growing across East Arnhem Land, we’re providing health care services for over 6,000 Indigenous residents. Our Board of Directors represents communities across the region, ensuring every decision we make helps empower Yolngu people to take control of their lives and direct their own futures.

We’re connected by passion

We share a passion for the rich history of the Yolngu culture and a commitment to ensure that the work we’re doing is instrumental in ensuring self-determination for Indigenous peoples. We’re a people place where going above and beyond is in our nature. We’re not just offering jobs, we’re offering a way to shape Australia’s future. Do you share our passion?

We need you

Miwatj Health is pleased to offer this position as permanent full-time opportunity. Based in our Social, Emotional and Well Being Office in Nhulunbuy on the Gove Peninsula you will be part of our Aboriginal workforce which is critical to our clients success. You’ll be committed to finding the best way to communicate with our clients and our team in order to provide great care in sometimes uncertain circumstances.

Reporting into the Raypirri Rom Team Leader and as a Raypirri Rom Community Worker, you will provide support for clients across a range of Social and Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) issues on the Gove Peninsula.  In addition, this position will primarily focus on community lead support services for Yolngu women and children suffering from the effects of domestic and family violence on the Gove Peninsula.  

Core aspects of your role will include:

  • Provide follow up and support to families and youth.
  • Undertake prevention and early intervention activities to students attending schools with a focus on education.
  • Provide follow up and support for people at risk of self-harm, AOD and other issues that affect Yolngu community residents’ wellbeing, including individuals, families and groups.
  • Provide outreach service delivery, community education and assist other agencies in their work with Yolngu clients.
  • Help Yolngu communities to find strong solutions to problems using a both-ways approach.
  • Discuss work and completion of Incident Reports with Team Leaders on a daily basis.

Why Miwatj?

Whether working with a remote healthcare provider is in your bucket list, or something that is tried and tested, we’d love for you to reach out. East Arnhem Land offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of a community where the richness of Yolngu culture is in the air you breathe. 

A competitive salary of $53,049 - $70,214 per annum (dependent on skills and experience) plus Super and a comprehensive range of benefits are provided with this full-time position.

How do you know if you’re the right fit? 

In order to deliver on our mission, we know that a collaborative, supportive team is critical. We’re looking for people who are committed to not only growing their capability, but willing to step in and support other team members and clients. Whilst knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture is helpful, what will really see you thrive in our communities is an open mind, willingness to be exposed to culture, and curiosity. Before you reach out and apply, we need you to have:

  • Willingness to participate in formal training relevant to the Raypirri Rom Program.
  • Ability to communicate confidently in a group environment, including mediating family meetings.
  • Ability to speak an Aboriginal language from the Miwatj region and knowledge of the region’s traditional kinship systems.
  • Willingness to participate in literacy and numeracy training if required.
  • Personal qualities that contribute to the success of the Raypirri Rom program, including reliability, motivation and commitment.


Due to cultural reasons, this position is an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander female identified position.


Please click here to view the full job description.

For more information please contact the Miwatj Health Recruitment Team at: and quote reference MHAC442.


Application close date: once position is filled.


We’re proud to employ over 116 Yolngu employees and we are always looking to increase that number. If you’re Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and interested in this role you are encouraged to apply.


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