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Position Details
Reference Number 173348
Position Title Aboriginal Health Worker (Male) (CCH)
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Entity Mid North Coast Local Health District
Geographical Location Coffs Harbour
Award Classification Aboriginal Health Workers State Award - Aboriginal Health Educ Off Non Grad
Salary $23.63 - $34.80
Hours per Week 24.00
Number of FTE 0.60
Purpose of Position
  • To work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to develop and implement culturally appropriate health education programs in accordance with the objectives of the Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Strategic Plan and Government reforms.
  • To facilitate access to health services for members of the Aboriginal Community with a focus on Aboriginal men.

This vacancy is Aboriginal identified, please see Selection Criteria for further information.  Additional general candidate information can also be located under our organisational profile attached to this advertisement.  This information includes the new Working with Children Checks (WWCC) procedures. 

Selection Criteria Aboriginality: Applicants for this position must be of Aboriginal descent through parentage, identify as being Aboriginal and be accepted in the community as such. All applicants must supply a letter of Aboriginality signed under the common seal from a recognised incorporated Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Community organisation such as Land Council or Elders group, Aboriginal Medical Service, etc. Exemption is claimed under Section 14D of the Anti-discrimination Act 1977 (NSW). It is a genuine occupational requirement that this position is occupied by a male. Exemption is claimed under Section 31 of the Anti-discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

Demonstrated effective communication skills and the necessary inter-personal skills to develop rapport and trust with Aboriginal people.

Relevant nationally recognised qualifications with a Certificate IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Practice) or Certificate IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Community Care) or willingness to undertake and complete.

An understanding and knowledge of Aboriginal social, cultural and economic issues; a capacity to flexibly develop local responses to community needs.

Demonstrated ability to work autonomously as well as be an effective team player in a multidisciplinary environment.

Experience or awareness of health promotion and education i.e. experience in facilitating small groups.

Possess a current NSW drivers licence and willingness to travel in the course of employment.

Demonstrated ability to effectivly use a computer; work with word processing and email software applications. (NB the prefered applications are Microsoft Word and Outlook. However, experience with other applications is considered relevant)
This position requires a Working With Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check
Contact Person Dorothy Wilson
Contact Number 0431542310
Contact Email dorothy.wilson@ncahs.health.nsw.gov.au
Closing Date 17/02/2014
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view