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Aboriginal Community Health Worker


Employer: GWAHS
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Health Care & Allied Health, Health Promotion, Indigenous
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 04 December, 2018.
Applications close: 20 December, 2018. (Expired)

  • Full time position
  • Mt Druitt location
  • Join our Integrated Team Care (ITC) team

GWAHS is seeking a skilled Aboriginal Community Health Worker to join our team.

Who we are

Greater Western Aboriginal Health Service (GWAHS) is an entity of Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service. GWAHS provides a culturally appropriate comprehensive primary health care service for the local Aboriginal communities of western Sydney and the Nepean Blue Mountains and currently provides multidisciplinary services in Mt Druitt. In addition to the service at Mt Druitt, GWAHS is in the process of commencing service provision from a site in Penrith.

The clinical service model includes general practitioners (GPs), Aboriginal Health Workers and Practitioners, nursing staff, reception and transport staff. The service also offers a number of wraparound services and programs focused on child and maternal health, social and emotional wellbeing and AOD, chronic disease, as well as population health activities.

GWAHS is committed to ensuring that patients have access to and receive high quality, culturally appropriate care and services that meet the needs of local Aboriginal communities.

About the role

The Aboriginal Community Health Worker works as part of a multi-disciplinary team to support, advocate and liaise for the western Sydney community within the clinic environment. The position will facilitate the integration of care between the acute, primary and community based health sectors for people who have chronic and complex care needs and/or are at high risk of experiencing poor health outcomes. The position engages with General Practitioners, Specialist Medical Services, Allied Health Services, Nursing Services, Acute hospital and community based health services and Non-Government organisations to facilitate patient focused and team based coordinated care for identified people in western Sydney.

Selection Criteria

  • Aboriginality
  • Minimum Certificate 3 in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care or experience in primary health care settings or general practice
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to communicate with local Aboriginal people
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to Aboriginal culture and history, and current issues affecting the lives of Aboriginal people
  • Display an understanding of the individuals rights to determine their own path in life
  • Well demonstrated communication skills and ability to work as part of a team
  • Good time management skills
  • Understanding of EEO, WHS and ethical work practices within the workplace.
  • Current driver’s license

For more information about GWAHS and the position please head to our website: www.gwahs.net.au or see the full Position Description attached below.

How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.