Aboriginal Health Worker - Men’s Business

Aboriginal Health Worker
REQ136532 Requisition #

Enjoy a rich, beautiful life in the regional city of Orange NSW in this role based at Orange Health Service within the Social Work Department.


Employment Type: Permanent Full Time (Job share may be considered)
Position Classification: Aboriginal Hlth Worker
Remuneration: $54,220.00 - $79,857.00 pa plus super
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ136532

Number of FTE: 1.00
Orange NSW
Applications Close: 20 Nov 2019 - 11.59pm

We are unable to sponsor working visas for this position at this time.

About the opportunity

The Aboriginal Health Worker will provide liaison and advocacy for Aboriginal inpatients admitted to Orange Health Service.


There are two Aboriginal Health Workers at Orange Health Service and they are supported within the Social Work Department.


The Aboriginal Health Worker works as a key member of the multi-disciplinary team, providing flexible primary health care services to Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander people and community including activities in response to their holistic and cultural needs, to achieve better health access and outcomes. 

What we can offer you

  • Country living with a meaningful career path
  • Paid leave entitlements
  • Allowances as per the relevant Award
  • Monthly ADOs for full time staff
  • Generous salary packaging options and other fringe benefits
  • Flexible work practices
  • Corporate wellbeing programs, including the Fitness Passport
  • Opportunities for learning and development, including in-house training with My Health Learning and the NSW Health RTO
  • Professional growth and accelerated career progression

Where you'll be working

Orange Health Service, a part of the Western NSW Local Health District. For more information on living and working in our beautiful region, visit our website Western NSW Health Careers.

For more information about the Western NSW Local Health District, watch our video!

To apply for this position, please address the following Selection Criteria

  1. Be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent (pursuant to Section 14 (d) of the Anti-discrimination Act 1977. Being male is a genuine occupational qualification for this position as described under Section 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act, 1977 (NSW).
  2. Hold or be willing to work towards a minimum Certificate IV Aboriginal Primary Health Care (Practice) and be willing to work towards Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) standards to meet Registration as an Aboriginal Health Practitioner.
  3. Understanding of the following factors and how they influence Aboriginal people, their cultural understanding of health issues and their health outcomes: Australian history, socio economic influences, the complexities of chronic disease and preventable lifestyle illness.
  4. Ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary health care team.
  5. Demonstrated capacity to plan, develop, deliver and evaluate health promotion and education initiatives and the ability to use computer programs required to plan, deliver or document this care (including capacity to learn relevant programs, including those for patient records and data reporting).
  6. Ability to effectively communicate, collaborate and consult with others, document care well and interact sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal people.
  7. Current licence to drive in NSW with the ability and willingness to travel and drive for work purposes.
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Help with your application


To be considered for this position, please ensure you address the selection criteria as thoroughly as possible. For guidance with the application process, please visit our website page.

Targeted role

This is a targeted position in accordance with GSE Rule 26: Employment of eligible persons. Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply and preference will be given to suitable Aboriginal applicants in order to improve access to employment and career opportunities. Aboriginal applicants will be required to demonstrate Aboriginality in addition to addressing the selection criteria. Applicants can upload their Confirmation of Aboriginality as an attachment to their application.

Stepping Up – Close the Gap

The Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES) is working in partnership with the Western NSW Local Health District to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants wishing to apply for this role. For more information about this please contact Chantal Bates from the AES on 0458 301 956 or via email chantal.bates@aes.org.au or Abbey Orcher from the AES on 0408 663 482 or via email abbey.orcher@aes.org.au. Alternatively, applicants can visit our website for more information.


Talent pool

If the selection panel identifies a surplus of suitable candidates for the role, an eligibility list may be created where candidates may be offered casual, permanent or temporary full-time or part-time positions within the next 12 months.

Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases

If you are applying for a Category A position, please read and understand NSW Health Policy Directive PD2018_009. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy.

Stepping Up – Close the Gap

The Stepping Up website aims to assist Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander applicants understand how to apply for roles with NSW Health by clarifying the recruitment and onboarding process. For more information, please visit the Stepping Up website.

Working visas

Applicants holding a visa with working rights may be considered for temporary appointment (up to the expiry date of their visa) where no suitable applicant for permanent appointment is identified.

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