Aboriginal Health Practitioner

at University of Western Australia

Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health

  • Be part of a collaborative project devoted to improving the brain health of older Aboriginal people
  • Level 5, full-time appointment on a two-year fixed term basis
  • Salary range: $69,067 to $76,671 plus 17% superannuation
  • Geraldton based position

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.

We are seeking an enthusiastic Aboriginal Health Practitioner to join our research team as a Geraldton-based, Aboriginal Care Coordinator, on a healthy lifestyle project that has the potential to improve the health and wellbeing of older Aboriginal Australians. We have been funded to develop and deliver an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service (ACCHS) based Dementia Prevention and Risk Management Program for Aboriginal Australians (DAMPAA).

The Team

The Centre of Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health was established to assist the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences promote 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 Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (GRAMS).

The Opportunity As an Aboriginal Health Practitioner, you will contribute to a project aiming to improve the brain health of older Aboriginal people. You will assist with on-the-ground research activities such as assisting in the recruitment and screening of older Aboriginal research participants, health data collection, facilitating research participant's engagement in the project, and keeping accurate records. In addition, you will raise awareness of our work in the community.

This is a unique opportunity to utilise, learn, develop expertise and contribute to improving the health of older Aboriginal people. You will work as part of a collaborative team where your ideas, experience and initiatives will be valued.

About You

To be considered for this opportunity, you will hold an Aboriginal Health Worker qualification such as an Aboriginal Health Training Certificate IV (or equivalent training and experience) along with current Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registration. You will also demonstrate relevant experience as an Aboriginal Health Worker/Practitioner with an ability to work closely and respectfully with older Aboriginal community members, Aboriginal health services and other stakeholders. A Current Western Australian driver's licence, access to a vehicle and occasional travel within Geraldton will also be required.

The successful applicant will be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. This position is being advertised under Section 50 (D) of the WA Equal Opportunity Act. Aboriginality is a genuine qualification for this position.


For further information regarding the position please contact Mr Alex Lalovic, Study Coordinator, on +61 8 9224 4515 or alex.lalovic@uwa.edu.au.

Closing date: Sunday, 17 November 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: 503485.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.

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.
  • UWA has been awarded Platinum Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2019).



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