Aboriginal Health Worker – Research

at University of Western Australia

UWA Medical School Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health

  • Make a difference to the health and wellbeing of older Aboriginal Australians
  • Level 5, full-time or part-time appointment on a 24 month fixed term basis
  • Salary: $69,067 plus 17% superannuation
  • East Perth location

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to 'innovate and inspire' there is no better time to join Western Australia's top University.

About the team

The Centre of Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health was established to assist the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences to promoting the concept of holistic health care and cultural security in relation to Aboriginal health and health care practice, research and learning. The Centre is located in Shenton House on the main UWA campus, however this position will be based at the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service in Perth - Derbarl Yerrigan Aboriginal Health Service.

About the opportunity

We are seeking an enthusiastic Aboriginal Health Worker/Practitioner to join our University of WA research team as a Perth-based, Aboriginal Care Coordinator. You will coordinate access to and implementation of an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service based Dementia prevention and risk Management Program for Aboriginal Australians (DAMPAA). This is a brain health and exercise program being run specifically for older Aboriginal people.

This is a unique opportunity to utilise, learn, develop expertise and contribute to Aboriginal health within an Aboriginal directed centre at University of WA, where your ideas, experience and initiatives will be valued. Work as part of a collaborative research team in partnership with Derbarl Yerrigan Aboriginal Health Service.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Aboriginal Health Worker qualification
  • Relevant experience as an Aboriginal Health Worker or Practitioner, with AHPRA registration
  • Clinical knowledge in chronic disease assessment and management.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong, productive relationships with Aboriginal older people and their families, Aboriginal health services and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to engage, support, and coordinate the care of older Aboriginal community members taking part in the DAMPAA brain health and exercise program
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Administrative and problem solving skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Ability to work independently.

Note: The successful applicant will be an Aboriginal Australian. This position is being advertised under Section 50d of the WA Equal Opportunity Act. Aboriginality is a genuine qualification for this position.

Closing date: Thursday, 18 April 2019

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the Position Description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria.

Please see the position description prior to applying: Download File 502868.pdf

Diversity and Inclusion UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.



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