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Position Details
Reference Number 131813
Position Title Aboriginal Health Education Officer - Male
Employment Status Temporary Full Time (up to 10/01/2014)
Entity Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
Geographical Location Warilla
Award Classification Aboriginal Health Education Officers - Aboriginal Health Educ Off Grad
Salary $878.10 - $1,497.60
Number of FTE 1.00
Purpose of Position

To provide health promotion and education programs appropriate to the needs of Aboriginal men and their families in the community with a focus on Chronic Disease for Aboriginal People Model of Care to manage the care of Aboriginal people with or at risk of developing a chronic disease, and working within a multi-disciplinary community health team.


The position will contribute and support the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of strategic services or operational programs. The position will also be required to:


  • Liaise, provide advice, and advocate on matters related to improving the health of Aboriginal people and work in partnership with government and non government organisations with the aim of delivering integrated and culturally appropriate programs and services for Aboriginal people. 
  • Support development and promotion of health services including follow up services for Aboriginal People with a chronic disease, such as those discharged from hospital.
  • Assist with development of referral pathways for Aboriginal People into appropriate chronic disease management programs.
  • Collaborate with other Aboriginal Health Workers and relevant stakeholders to assist development or strengthen partnerships.
  • Raise awareness in the community and among health professionals and support strategies to address identified deficiencies.
  • Collate and compile program data, prepare program reports and correspondence for management, as required.

This is a temporary full time Male Aboriginal Health Promotion Officer position in the Illawarra.


Must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent (NB applicant’s race is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised by Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977, NSW). 


This is a temporary full time position up to 10 January 2014 with the posibility of extension.

Selection Criteria 1.Must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent (NB applicant’s race is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised by Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977, NSW) and have demonstrated knowledge of current Commonwealth, State and Local and Aboriginal health priorities and ability to effectively and sensitively liaise and communicate with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.

2. Demonstrated ability to successfully plan, lead and provide, evaluate and report on health promotion and education programs within allocated timeframes and resources.

3. A tertiary qualification in a relevant field, or relevant work experience or a combination of study and work experience.

4. Demonstrated ability to engage and work autonomously to prioritise workloads effectively, under limited supervision, with a range of agencies, including working within a multidisciplinary team.

5. Current drivers licence Class C and ability and willingness to travel for work purposes.

6. Well developed verbal communication skills with an ability to work effectively with a range of health professionals/ service providers to ensure coordination of care and appropriate allied health and social services referrals.

7. Demonstrated computer skills with an ability to maintain accurate and appropriate records and produce routine written correspondence, collate data in spreadsheets and report on activities to management.

8. Demonstrated skills in client assessment, support, assistance and advocacy in health or related field and a commitment to quality improvement with the ability to develop resources for the delivery of culturally appropriate programs.
Contact Person Zane Rice
Contact Number 42216786
Closing Date 28/04/2013
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view