Community Midwife

  • Join a well-respected Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, renowned through South Australia!
  • Ongoing training to support your professional development and growth!
  • Excellent remuneration $69,362 – $75,142 depending on 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.

    First incorporated in 1971, Nunkuwarrin Yunti has grown from a welfare agency with three employees to a multi-faceted organisation with over 100 staff who deliver a diverse range of health care and community support services.

    Nunkuwarrin Yunti aims to promote and deliver improvement in the health and wellbeing 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 multidisciplinary working culture to achieve the best possible outcome for clients.

    About the Opportunity

    Nunkuwarrin Yunti has significantly expanded Maternal and Child Health services through the New Directions: Mothers and Babies program, funded by the Australian Government. As a Community Midwife funded under this Program, you will be passionate about providing holistic care, support and education to women and their families pre-conceptually, during pregnancy and the early postnatal period. Ideally you will also have experience in the delivery of Women’s Health services.

    Working in partnership with our Aboriginal Health Practitioner and closely with the MCH team, and other Primary Care Services’ staff, including General Practitioners and Specialist and Allied Health providers, you will provide high quality midwifery services.

    As an integral member of a multidisciplinary team, you will work collaboratively to ensure a high level of health care, support and education is provided to the local and wider Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islander community.

    Working under the general direction of the Maternal and Child Health Coordinator, your duties will include, but will not be limited to:

    • Providing midwifery care to individual clients, case management and group work, in one of our primary care services clinics or as outreach, including home visits;
    • Providing support to clients and families, through assessment and appropriate referrals to internal and external service providers;
    • Providing support, guidance and education opportunities for other staff in the team, in particular Aboriginal Health Practitioners and Health Workers;
    • Developing and implementing culturally appropriate antenatal groups (in partnership with Aboriginal Health Practitioners and Health Workers);
    • Developing and maintaining effective internal and external networks; and
    • Contributing to quality management systems and continuous improvement processes.

    The ideal candidate will be an AHPRA Registered Midwife with at least three years’ as a Midwife, and preference will be given to those with community midwifery experience and / or experience working in Indigenous health.

    Nunkuwarrin Yunti are seeking a candidate who is culturally sensitive and has a strong understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, with the ability to effectively communicate with Indigenous clients.

    To view the position description, click here.

    Please note: It is a requirement of this role that successful candidates are willing to undergo a National Police Check prior to employment with Nunkuwarrin Yunti. Additionally, you must have a current driver’s licence with the ability to travel as required.

    For further information or any queries, please contact Michelle Kealy on (08) 8406 1684.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

    About the Benefits

    Working as part of a multidisciplinary team of highly skilled health professionals, you’ll have the opportunity to provide a wrap around, holistic service for your clients. You’ll be given the chance to work closely with children and their families and make a real impact into their health and welfare outcomes, as well as working towards Closing the Gap in Aboriginal Health!

    Your dedication and hard work will be rewarded with a competitive remuneration package circa $69,362 – $75,142 plus super, commensurate on skills and experience. You’ll also enjoy extensive salary packaging options that greatly increase your take home pay!

    Nunkuwarrin Yunti is committed to nurturing ongoing professional development and growth, with training, mentoring and guidance provided. You’ll be granted with a number of opportunities for career advancement, alongside the chance to build your experience within Aboriginal health.

    This is a fantastic opportunity to join an influential Aboriginal health organisation and deliver maternal and child health services to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in metropolitan Adelaide. Apply now!

    Please Note: Applications will be reviewed by COB 27th March, 2017.