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January

Aboriginal Health Worker

St Vincent's Health Australia - Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Job Description:Position Title: Aboriginal Health WorkerEmployment Type: Permanent Full-timeHours per week: 38 per week (after hours and weekend work as required)Position Grade: Aboriginal Health Education Officer (Graduate/Non Graduate, dependent on qualifications)A vacancy exists in the above unit for a highly motivated Aboriginal Health Worker (AHW) with appropriate knowledge and skills to join our friendly and supportive team. Our progressive and innovative team offers development opportunities for our staff and a caring environment for the delivery of high quality patient centred care.The successful applicant will be expected to be able to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients where dealing with health related issues primarily in the acute and sub-acute settings at St Vincents Hospital, Sydney Ltd (SVHS). The AHW will also assist SVHS staff to provide culturally safe/respectful care to Aboriginal patients and families. The AHW role carries responsibilities for effective liaison and linkage with key community controlled organisations, particularly Aboriginal community organisation, groups and services.The position will contribute to the promotion of the Reconciliation Action Plan.The position will work closely with Allied Health services to patients/clients and their families, liaison with other health care professionals with SVHS and with other external agencies and contribute to the development of policies, procedures and services to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.The successful candidate will be required to work weekends and after hours as per the roster.This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information and how to apply, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website About St Vincent's Health Network Sydney:St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is made up of three public hospitals, St Vincent's Hospital Sydney, Sacred Heart Health Service and St Joseph's Hospital at Auburn. We are part of St Vincent's Health Australia, the largest diversified health care organisation within Australia's not for profit Catholic health care sector. As a Catholic health and aged care service provider, our mission is to bring God's love to those in need through the healing ministry of Jesus, with a commitment to those who are poor and vulnerable.We are committed to equal employment opportunity, ethical practices, and the principles of cultural diversity and promote a smoke free work environment. Appropriate criminal record and child protection checks are conducted for all successful candidates. Employment with St Vincent's is subject to you having current immunity status that complies with the Occupational Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases - NSW Health Policy Directive PD2020 _017. Appointment and ongoing employment will be subject to continued compliance with the policy directive.What we offer:

  • Generous salary packaging and Fitness Passport for eligible staff
  • Opportunity to access a large range of clinical and non-clinical education programs
  • Supported post graduate opportunities within applicable fields
  • Careers development opportunities across the St Vincent’s Health Australia Network.
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Work/Life balance
  • Sydney, NSW

    Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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