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April

Aboriginal Health Worker Project Officer

ST VINCENTS HOSPITAL - Darlinghurst, NSW

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Title: Aboriginal Health Worker Project Officer
Employment Type: Permanent Full-Time
Hours per week: 38 Hours per week
Position Grade: Aboriginal HEO Grad Year 1 - Year 11
Salary: $
62,450.97 - 101,801.43​
Enterprise Agreement : The Named NSW (Non-Declared) Affiliated Health Organisations' Professional & Associated Staff Agreement 2009
Department Name: Aboriginal Health Unit

Position Summary:

A vacancy exists in the Aboriginal Health Unit for a highly motivated Project Officer with appropriate knowledge and skills to join our friendly and supportive team. Our progressive and innovative team offers development opportunities for our staff and a caring environment for the delivery of high quality patient centred care. The successful applicant(s) will be expected to be able to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients who are dealing with health related issues primarily in the acute and sub-acute settings at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney Ltd. (SVHS). The AHW will also assist SVHS staff to provide culturally safe/respectful care to Aboriginal patients and families. The AHW role carries responsibilities for effective liaison and linkage with key community controlled organisations, particularly Aboriginal Community groups and services. The position will contribute to the promotion of the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) for SVHS. The position will work closely with Allied Health services to patients/ clients and their families, liaison with other health care professionals within SVHS and with other external agencies and contribute to the development of policies, procedures and services to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The position will be responsible for supporting the development and implementation of project relating to Aboriginal Health. This role will also involve shift rotation and some weekend work.

This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information and how to apply, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/working-with-children/working-with-children-check

The vacancy is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants only. Proof of Aboriginality will be required upon interview.

About St Vincent's Health Network Sydney:
St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is made up of three public hospitals, St Vincent's Hospital Sydney, Sacred Heart Health Service and St Joseph's Hospital at Auburn. We are part of St Vincent's Health Australia, the largest diversified health care organisation within Australia's not for profit Catholic health care sector. As a Catholic health and aged care service provider, our mission is to bring God's love to those in need through the healing ministry of Jesus, with a commitment to those who are poor and vulnerable.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity, ethical practices, and the principles of cultural diversity and promote a smoke free work environment. Appropriate criminal record and child protection checks are conducted for all successful candidates. Employment with St Vincent's is subject to you having current immunity status that complies with the Occupational Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases - NSW Health Policy Directive PD2020 _017. Appointment and ongoing employment will be subject to continued compliance with the policy directive.

What we offer:
• Generous salary packaging and Fitness Passport for eligible staff
• Opportunity to access a large range of clinical and non-clinical education programs
• Supported post graduate opportunities within applicable fields
• Careers development opportunities across the St Vincent’s Health Australia Network.
• Employee Assistance Program
• Work/Life balance

Application Instructions:
St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is committed to reconciliation and encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for all advertised positions.

When applying for the position, Applicants will be required to upload a recent Resume as well as a separate Cover Letter addressing the Selection Criteria for the position as outlined below. External applicants are to upload their Cover Letter alongside their Resume when reaching the ‘My Experience tab >Resume/CV> Upload. For Internal applicants, this document is to be uploaded further down the page alongside your Resume under Resume/CV> Upload.

Selection Criteria

  • Personal integrity and demonstrated commitment to the Philosophy, Mission and Values of Mary Aikenhead Ministries and St Vincent’s Health Australia

  • Be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent; identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander; be accepted as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander in the community in which he/she lives, or has lived. This is a genuine occupational qualification as described under Section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

  • Superior understanding of Aboriginal culture and the issues affecting Aboriginal people including their primary health and welfare needs and experience in providing support and advocacy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

  • Proven ability and experience in engaging with Aboriginal people and communities in a health care setting and experience in Homelessness, Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol, Domestic Violence, Child Protection, Trauma, Coronial Process, Sudden Death and/or Chronic Disease management.

  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills – including advocacy, liaison (internal and external), project management and negotiation.

  • Effective interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients, families, communities and external stakeholders.

  • High level skills in time management, liaison and negotiation, including the ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team in a high demand environment with competing demands

  • Current NSW Driver’s License and willingness to travel as required.


An example on how to address and upload selection criteria is provided in the attachment below in order to assist you with completing your application. Please ensure you review the instructions on how to upload this document as applicants that do not address the selection criteria may have their application automatically culled.

Position Description and Critical Job Demands Checklist:

Review the following documents:

JR114374_Job Demands Checklist and Health Declaration Form - Project Officer.pdf

JR114374_Aboriginal Health Worker - Project Officer PD.pdf

JR114374_How to upload and address the selection criteria 2020.pdf

Contact Details:

Scott Daley, Manager Aboriginal Health Unit, 8382 2407, scott.daley@svha.org.au

Alternate Contact:

Pauline Deweerd, Director Aboriginal Health, 8382 3686, pauline.deweerd@svha.org.au

Closing Date:

30 April 2021 11:59pm

Reconciliation Action Plan:

At St Vincent's we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Employees. As part of our Commitment to Reconciliation and Closing the Gap in employment related outcomes, we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

For further information, visit https://www.svha.org.au/about-us/reconciliation or get in contact at indigenouscareers@svha.org.au

View Reconciliation Action Plan

Code of Conduct:

View Code of Conduct

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