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Jr114017 Aboriginal Health Worker (Open) - Svhn

NSW Health - Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Position Title: Aboriginal Health Worker
Employment Type: Permanent Full-time
Hours per week: 38 per week (after hours and weekend work as required)
Position Grade: Aboriginal Health Education Officer (Graduate/Non Graduate, dependent on qualifications)
Salary: $54,383.00 - $102,106.68 per annum base salary
Enterprise Agreement: The Named NSW (Non-Declared) Affiliated Health Organisations’ Professional & Associated Staff Agreement 2009
Department Name: Aboriginal Health Unit

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).

he 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
Application Instructions:

St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is committed to reconciliation and encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for all advertised positions.

When applying for the position, Applicants will be required to upload a recent Resume as well as a separate Cover Letter addressing the Selection Criteria for the position as outlined below. External applicants are to upload their Cover Letter alongside their Resume when reaching the ‘My Experience tab
Upload. For Internal applicants, this document is to be uploaded further down the page alongside your Resume under Resume/CV

Selection Criteria

Personal integrity and demonstrated commitment to the Philosophy, Mission and Values of Mary Aikenhead Ministries and St Vincent’s Health Australia.

Be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent; identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander; be accepted as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander in the community in which he/she lives, or has lived. This is a genuine occupational qualification as described under Section 14(d) of the Anti- Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

Superior understanding and sensitivity of Aboriginal culture and the issues affecting Aboriginal people including their primary health and welfare needs and experience in providing support and advocacy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as well as qualifications relevant to Aboriginal Health Services in case of Aboriginal Health Education Officer (Graduate).

Proven ability and experience in engaging with Aboriginal people and communities in a health care setting, and experience in Homelessness, Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol, Domestic Violence, Child Protection, Trauma, Coronial Process, Sudden Death and/or Chronic Disease management.
Well-developed written and verbal communication skills – including advocacy, liaison (internal and external) and negotiation.

Effective interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients, families, communities and external stakeholders.

High level skills in time management, liaison and negotiation, including the ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team in a high demand environment with competing demands

Current NSW Driver’s License and willingness to travel as required.

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NSW Health

Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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