Aboriginal Health Management
REQ123654 Requisition #

Sydney Children's Hospitals Network is the largest paediatric health care entity in Australia. We care for thousands of children each year in our hospitals and in their homes — with one purpose in mind — to help young people live their healthiest lives.

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Health Mgr Lvl 2
Remuneration: 97812 - 116013 per annum
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ123654

• New role 
• Managing the Aboriginal Health Worker Network
• Works across Sydney Children’s Hospital Network at both Randwick and Westmead
• Salary packaging available

The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) has recently established an Aboriginal Health Unit to support the Aboriginal Health outcomes across SCHN in line with the SCHN Aboriginal Health Strategic Plan 2018/2021. 
A key component of the Aboriginal Health Unit Manager role is to oversight the day to day work of the Aboriginal Health Worker Network across both Children’s Hospital Westmead and Sydney children’s Hospital Randwick.
Reporting to the Aboriginal Health Management Advisor, the role has the opportunity to set the expectation across SCHN, build relationships internally which is integral to ensuring Aboriginal families and communities have access to services that are culturally responsive, holistic and comprehensive, engaging, well-resourced and flexible.

To be successful for this role, you must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, as defined under Section 14 of the Anti-discrimination Act 1977 (NSW), have demonstrated experience in a health-related field, leadership experience, high level understanding of challenges to be addressed in closing the gap in health disparities, intergenerational trauma and how it affects Aboriginal children, young people, their families and their communities. 
Most importantly, you will have demonstrated ability to work autonomously, motivate others and have a strong track record of building and maintaining relationships of mutual respect that will enable success in leading the Aboriginal Health Worker Network.
The person appointed to this position will play a critical role in day-to-day services within the hospitals and lead a change of culture which will ensure the services and environment, within the SCHN are culturally responsive and inclusive, enabling equitable health outcomes for Aboriginal children, young people and their families.

SCHN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Indigenous Australians, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. 

As this is a “Category A” position, please refer to the Application Guide for vaccination requirements.


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 https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. We recognise the value of Aboriginal staff providing health care to Aboriginal children and families that access the services we provide at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. Aboriginal job applicants are encouraged to visit the NSW Health Aboriginal Recruitment tool, Stepping Up to assist in preparing your application.

Being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational qualification for this position as described under Section 14 (d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act, 1977 (NSW).

Please note: To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.

Need more information?
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For role related queries or questions contact Michele Scarcella on Mick.Scarcella@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 13/09/2019

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