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(07) 3105 7800
Turrbal and Jagera Country
Level 4, 348 Edward Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
This Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service represents the health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across the Northwest, and Lower Gulf regions of Queensland. They are committed to supporting Aboriginal communities’ own solutions to living long healthy lives; strengthen their culture; and regain their spirit. Their mission is to provide holistic and culturally appropriate health services, underpinned by a philosophy of community participation, and with a strong focus on care coordination.
This service provides a broad range of primary health care and aged care services, and they are now the largest Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service provider by land area in Queensland. Their vast service footprint spans approximately 640,000 km2, including some 11,000 Indigenous people. Their service includes two Hospital and Health Service regions (Central West and Northwest) and shares its boundary with the Western Queensland Primary Health Network (WQPHN).
The Aboriginal Health Worker reports to the Health Services Manager and is part of the Health Services team.
The primary function of this position is to provide high quality services including assessment, examination, treatment and case management, along with contributing to the development of models of holistic health incorporating continuity of care.
The Aboriginal Health Worker work within a clinical team environment with the aim of improving the health status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through the provision of comprehensive and culturally valid primary health care services.
The scope of this position includes clinical and administration.
Understanding of and adherence to the principles of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health services, including a high -evel awareness of health issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in rural and remote locations; an understanding of how ‘whole-of-life’ and social circumstances can impact on health, wellbeing and opportunities.
A minimum Certificate III (ideally Certificate IV) in Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice
Demonstrated knowledge of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health services and the issues facing these organisations.
Demonstrated ability to take direction, determine priorities and manage workloads in order to meet agreed timelines and objectives
Ability to demonstrate good clinical skills
An ability to communicate and empathise with Aboriginal people
Demonstrated understanding of the principles of primary health care
Demonstrated ability to work with a wide variety of professionals and the public, as part of a team
Demonstrated ability to liaise and work with local communities and relevant Government and non-Government organizations.
Effective communication skills – written, verbal and interpersonal
Computer literacy, including use of client record systems, electronic communication and word processing.
Current C Class Drivers Licence (QLD) – essential.
Satisfactory police check – no serious Criminal/Court record.
Current Blue Card (working with children and young people) or willingness to apply for a Blue Card.
Willingness to work flexible hours as required, including the requirement to travel, work and stay overnight for up to several days at a time in remote areas.
Willingness to travel by road and small plane.
3 x Covid-19 vaccinations
About South Wellesley Islands
South Wellesley Islands is a small Queensland Rural Location within the local government area of Mornington, it is located approximately 1809kms from the capital Brisbane covering an area of 150.557 square kilometres.
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Following successful placement, eligible candidates may be entitled to receive support and financial assistance through Health Workforce Queensland's comprehensive workforce attraction and retention incentives. This position may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary for ongoing professional development.