Aboriginal Health Practitioner / Worker (Child and Maternal Health) Closes 25th August 2017

Opportunity to Improve Child and Maternal Health Outcomes.

  • Join a well-respected Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation in South Australia!
  • A Full-time and A part-time position available!
  • $59,045 – $66,566 (pro-rata for part time) depending on qualifications and experience PLUS super, salary sacrifice options and more!

About the Organisation

Nunkuwarrin Yunti is the foremost Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation in Adelaide, South Australia, providing a range of health care and community support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Nunkuwarrin Yunti aims to promote and deliver improvement in the health and well-being of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the greater metropolitan area of Adelaide and advance their social, cultural and economic status. The organisation places a strong focus on a client centred approach to the delivery of services and a collaborative working culture to achieve the best possible outcome for clients.

The Women, Children and Family Health Service aims to support safe nurturing environments for pregnant women, infants and children, increase uptake and utilisation of services with an emphasis for clients to encourage continued engagement with services.

About the Opportunity

Nunkuwarrin Yunti now has two opportunities for Aboriginal Health Workers /Practitioners (Maternal and Child Health) to join their multidisciplinary team based in Adelaide, on a full-time and part-time (0.5FTE) basis.

Reporting to the Maternal Child Health Coordinator, you’ll be responsible for communicating information about maternal, infant and child health messages, facilitating internal and external referral and ongoing engagement with a range of social and specialist services and supporting the engagement of individuals and families in opportunities to access information and resources.

Some of your key responsibilities will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Providing up to date information and education to individuals, groups and the wider Aboriginal community;
  • Providing client care in line with agreed best practice guidelines and service protocols;
  • Linking families to child care and early learning environment programs;
  • Attending multi-disciplinary meetings;
  • Contributing to case review and case conferences;
  • Contributing to the development and review of care plans; and
  • Developing and maintaining effective internal and external networks in a professional manner.

To be successful in this role, you will hold a Certificate IV in Aboriginal Primary Health Care (Practice), have previous demonstrated vocation experience in maternal, infant and/or child health and an understanding of best practice approaches to comprehensive primary health care.

You will also need to have a sound knowledge of the issues effective Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and an ability to participate in the development and coordination of care plans.

Candidates will need to have experience in the use of computer software, especially Patient Information Recall Systems and other databases.

A current Medicare Provider Number, or eligibility to obtain one are essential to this role.

While not essential, candidates with professional registration with AHPRA, a Certificate IV in Aboriginal Primary Health Care (Aboriginal Maternal and Infant Care) and qualifications and/or training with immunisation will be highly regarded.

To download the full-time position description, please click here.

To download the part-time position description, please click here.

Please note: It is a requirement of this role that successful candidates have a current driver’s licence, and are willing to undergo a National Police Check prior to commencing employment. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are strongly encouraged to apply.

strong mums solid kids logo