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Drug and Alcohol Testing Officer

Job No: MHAC529
Location: Darwin

  • 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 are pleased to offer this position as a casual opportunity. Based in the Darwin Office you will be working closely with 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.

Core aspects of your role will include:

  • Working on a casual basis, conduct testing of breath, saliva or urine to detect the presence of AOD in an individual across the MHAC workforce at all MHAC operational sites.
  • Accurately record and document specimen results working in accordance to Privacy Act.
  • Escalate testing results in accordance with the Drug, Alcohol and the Workplace policy and procedure.
  • Support clinical staff in the storage and transport of specimens in accordance with standards when required.

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 $47.08 - $54.04 / hour plus superannuation (dependent on skills and experience) Casual 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:

  • Demonstrated previous experience working in a similar role and/or ability to work in accordance to the AS/NZS 4760 Standard – Detection of Drugs in Oral Fluids and AS/NZS 4308 – Detection of Drug in Urine.
  • Ability to conduct regular travel to remote areas of the Northern Territory.
  • High-level verbal and written accuracy with the ability to follow strict policy and guidelines.
  • Manual Drivers License.

Please click here to view the full job description. 

For more information please contact the Miwatj Health Recruitment Team at: and quote reference MHAC529.

Application close date: once the 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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