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Aboriginal Palliative Care Coordinator

Calvary Health Care - Newcastle, NSW

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
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Calvary Mater Newcastle
Aboriginal Palliative Care Co-ordinator
Fixed Term Full Time - Project role for the period March 2021 to September 2021
Department of Palliative Care

This is identified for Aboriginal people and exemption is claimed under Section 14d of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants must demonstrate Aboriginality in addition to addressing the selection criteria.

We are offering an exciting opportunity to lead the co-design, pilot and evaluation of a model of culturally appropriate palliative care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people residing in the greater Newcastle area, in partnership with local stakeholders and community. Support and training will be provided as required.

  • Join one of Australia’s leading health, community and aged care providers
  • Excellent salary packaging options available
  • Exciting career opportunity

About the role

The Project Coordinator will work under the governance of the Senior Research Fellow to facilitate the co-design, pilot and evaluation of a model of culturally appropriate palliative care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people residing in the greater Newcastle area, in partnership with local stakeholders and community. The scope of work will include a comprehensive needs assessment based on community consultation and engagement, consultation with Aboriginal Health workers/Liaison Officers including CMN Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer and liaison with Indigenous advisory groups and workshops.

What you bring

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in health or welfare/social science/ research related discipline and experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to a range of audiences including a multidisciplinary team and people from diverse cultures.
  • Capacity to work independently, and as part of a team, maintaining confidentiality, with good organisational and time management skills and a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.


This is an excellent opportunity to be a part of a leading mission based health care organisation. We offer paid parental leave, salary packaging, career progression, flexible working hours and training and skills development. Calvary is also proud to be recognised as a leader in gender equality. Further details are available here: https://www.calvarycare.org.au/careers/benefits/

About Calvary

Calvary is a national Catholic provider of health, community and aged care services operating in six states and territories. Our services include public and private hospital care, acute and sub-acute care, home care services and retirement and aged care services, in both rural and metropolitan areas. Calvary employs over 11,000 people and has over 1,500 volunteers.

Calvary continues the mission of the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, a mission focused on caring for those who are sick, dying and in need. We express our values of hospitality, healing, stewardship and respect through “being for others” exemplified by the Spirit of Calvary and the example of Venerable Mary Potter.

How to join the team

To join our diverse, compassionate and dedicated team for a rewarding Calvary career, please submit an online application.

Please note: attached to the job advertisement on the Calvary Careers portal are important documents relating to the role. Please ensure you view these documents before beginning your application. It is suggested that you download a copy of these for your reference.

Candidates must hold Australian or NZ Citizenship or the capacity to permanently work in Australia. Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.

As part of the application process, you may be required to participate in a health evaluation, which could include face to face assessment and drug and alcohol testing, to ensure your suitability for the role.

Please note we are unable to accept emailed applications or resumes and phone calls from recruitment agencies.

Newcastle, NSW

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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