Aboriginal Community Worker - Public Health, Part-time - 100858
- 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 a part-time opportunity (negotiable hours, dependent on applicant). Based in Galiwin’ku Health Centre 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.
You will report into the Public Health Team Coordinator and work in collaboration with the Public Health Team staff to support the delivery of health promotion activities across the region.
Core aspects of your role will include:
- Work within the Miwatj Public Health team to provide health promotion program activities to individuals and groups across a range of settings on different health topics.
- Assist in community events, including equipment set up/pack down, delivering education and interacting with clients to promote health information.
- Act as a role model for community members on the benefits of engaging in healthy life choices.
- Act as an advocate for Miwatj Health, promoting programs and services and referring community members to Miwatj clinics.
- Work in partnership with other health professionals to ensure a multi-disciplinary approach to health.
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 (full time equivalent, dependent on skills and experience) plus Super and a comprehensive range of benefits are provided with this part-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:
- Ability to speak an Aboriginal language from the region and knowledge of traditional kinship systems operating in the region.
- Understanding of the health, social and emotional wellbeing needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
- Confident in communicating with a wide range of people and speaking publicly.
- Effective written and verbal communication skills.
- Commitment to training and professional development.
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For more information please contact the Miwatj Health Recruitment Team at: firstname.lastname@example.org and quote reference MHAC557.
Application close date: once the positions are 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.