Aboriginal Health Worker / Practitioner (Maternal & Child Health)

Strong Mums Solid Kids Program

  • Exciting opportunity to apply your maternal child health skills in a unique family centred program
  • Full time (38hrs/week) position; Ongoing (subject to funding)
  • NY Health Services Level 3/4  ($62,505.65 – $70,467.96)

The Organisation

Nunkuwarrin Yunti works 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 to 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

The Program

The Women Children and Family Health Unit aims to support safe nurturing environments for pregnant women, infants and children, increase uptake and utilisation of services with an emphasis on early intervention and prevention, provide streamlined coordinated care and positive experiences for clients to encourage continued engagement with services.

Nunkuwarrin Yunti has an opportunity for an Aboriginal Health Worker / Practitioner to join their Strong Mums Solid Kids (SMSK) program, on a full-time basis and based in Adelaide CBD and outreach throughout metropolitan Adelaide.

The Opportunity

Working within the SMSK team, you will play a pivotal role in supporting the needs of clients and their families through engagement and the delivery of services in child and maternal health and wellbeing. In addition your role will be to encourage clients to participate in preventative health care by facilitating access to the program’s services and broader services as required. This will be achieved by:

  • Delivering information and education to the wider Aboriginal community through health promotion and community engagement activities
  • Promoting the benefits of healthy growth and development, and general preventative health care
  • Providing clinical care including regular health screening and assessments, immunisations, and parenting support and
  • Supporting clients to access referral services and community support, including child care and early learning services.

Please note: This is an identified Aboriginal position; exemption is claimed under Section 8 (1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975.

It is a requirement of the role that successful candidates have a current driver’s license and National Police Check and Working with Children Check prior to employment

The Benefits

With a starting salary range between $62,505.65 – $70,467.96 dependent on qualifications and experience, plus super, you also 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.

Click here to download the Job Description including key requirements for the role

To Apply

Please note:

Please forward your CV, a Cover Letter and Application Form (click here). Candidates who do not complete and submit the Application Form, Cover 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 hr@nunku.org.au

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

Applications close 31 October 2019 at 10.00am Adelaide time