Senior Aboriginal Health Practitioner, PCS (Monday 1st Oct 2018 at 10am)

  • Are you an experienced Aboriginal Health Practitioner looking for an exciting new leadership opportunity?
  • Join a well-respected Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation in South Australia
  • Identified position for Aboriginal candidates


The Clinic

Primary Care Services (PCS) provides comprehensive primary health care to the Aboriginal community. The multi-disciplinary team consists of Aboriginal Health Workers and Practitioners, a Clinical Services Officer, Enrolled and Registered Nurses, and General Practitioners and Registrars. Services are augmented by a range of visiting medical specialists and allied health professionals. The PCS team liaises and works closely with the Women, Children and Family Health program, the Social and Emotional Wellbeing program and the Community Health Promotion and Education program to ensure a high standard of integrated and coordinated client care.

The Opportunity

As Senior Aboriginal Health Practitioner (SAHP), your overarching responsibility in this position is utilising your experience and strong skills as a practitioner by facilitating the professionalisation of the Aboriginal Health Workforce, as well as enhancing the development of their clinical skills and knowledge. In addition, the role will be critical to ensuring Primary Care Services is operating within a culturally safe framework; and play a lead role in Primary Care Services’ health promotion activity.

In order to deliver this, some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing clinical education and supervision, mentoring and supporting staff and students
  • Delivering high-quality comprehensive primary health care in line with operational requirements
  • Contributing to embedding and enhancing cultural understanding to all staff within the unit
  • Assisting health promotion activities with the organisation’s Health Services teams; and
  • Representing Nunkuwarrin Yunti with other bodies and/or members of the public, including liaising with AHPRA and their affiliate networks.

About you

As the SAHP you will be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Authority (AHPRA); have a minimum of a Cert IV in Aboriginal Primary Health Care (Practice) or equivalent; and bring a minimum of three (3) years of demonstrated vocational experience in a Primary Health Care setting.

You will possess in-depth knowledge and understanding of the contemporary issues and their impacts on Aboriginal people and society. Critical to your success is your ability to lead by example, engage and educate employees on culturally appropriate best practice.

Click here to download the SAHP Job Description

Click here to download the Nunkuwarrin Yunti Application Form

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

All roles are identified Aboriginal positions; exemption is claimed under Section 8 (1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975.

The Benefits

Classified under the Nunkuwarrin Yunti Enterprise Agreement of 2017 as Health Services Level 5 with a starting salary of $74,579.93, plus super, you will have access to salary sacrificing options which allow you to significantly increase your take home pay.

In addition, you will have access to generous leave allowances, including additional paid leave over the Christmas period, on top of your annual leave benefits!

Our organisation has a strong focus on professional development so you will have access to both internal and external training and development opportunities to enhance your career and self-care.

To apply

Please forward your CV, Cover Letter and Application Form addressing the assessment questions to

Candidates who do not complete and submit the Application Form and Covering Letter and CV will not be considered further for this position.

We encourage and thank all applicants for their time, however only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Should you have any queries or for further information please contact HR via

Applications close Monday 1st October 2018 at 10am Adelaide time.