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Position Details
Reference Number 420653
Position Title Aboriginal Health Worker
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Entity Murrumbidgee Local Health District
Geographical Location Leeton
Advertised Award/Classification Aboriginal Health Workers/Aboriginal Hlth Worker
Salary $51,608.00 - $76,009.00
Hours per Week 32.00
Number of FTE 0.80
Purpose of Position

The position is a vital part of supporting and monitoring the journey and access of the Aboriginal patient through the hospital and health systems.

 

 

The position will provide emotional, practical, social and welfare support; health education opportunities for Aboriginal inpatients and communities: work with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal health staff to develop and implement programs and strategies for improving health outcomes for the Aboriginal individuals and communities.

 

 

 

The Aboriginal Health Worker has to be multi skilled to be able to deliver an appropriate service to meet the needs of Aboriginal patients from diverse cultural backgrounds, and to act effectively as cultural brokers between the Aboriginal patients and hospital system to ensure a two way understanding of the need to balance cultural needs and healthcare.

 
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  • This is a designated position for persons of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. An applicant's race is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised by Section 14d of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977, New South Wales.
Selection Criteria 1. Must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent NB ( applicants race is a genuine occupational qualification and Authorised by Section 14 of the Anti Discrimation Act 1977, NSW ) and have demonstrated knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

2. Tafe or other qualifications in an appropriate health or welfare related discipline and/or extensive relevant experience in these fields.

3. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of current Aboriginal & Torres Strait slander health priorities and ability to effectively and sensitively liaise and communicate with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.

4. Demonstrated skills in client assessment, support, assistance and advocacy in health or related field and have the ability to develop and delivery culturally appropriate programs and resources.

5. Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team, sound written and oral communication skills and sound negotiation and organisational skills.

6. Demonstrated computer skills and ability to maintain client/program records, provide statistical data and provide reports to management as required.

7. Demonstrated successful experience in working with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander and non-Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, communities and organisations as well as with gGvernment and non–government agencies.

8. Unrestricted NSW driver licence and ability and willingness travel for work purposes.
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 Michelle Druitt
Contact Number 0477712688
Contact Email Michelle.Druitt@health.nsw.gov.au
Closing Date 19/10/2017
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view