Employment

Gagawaaymbanha (Welcome) to AWAHS careers!

The Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service (AWAHS) is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces and values Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, health and wellbeing, child safety, diversity, and inclusion.

As a non-profit organization, AWAHS was developed to provide and improve health outcomes for our local Aboriginal community with a range of culturally appropriate, flexible, reliable, professional and viable health and wellbeing services to strengthen, nurture, enhance and maintain the overall quality of life in our community members.

Employees of AWAHS enjoy working in a multidisciplinary team, friendly work environment, salary packaging benefits, interesting and challenging work, contemporary workplace practices and the ability to give back to the local community.

To ensure transparency in our recruitment process, we advertise our vacant position on this website and in other advertising mediums, and we are unable to respond to unsolicited applications for jobs or keep resume/CVs on file.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community are encouraged to apply for all of our vacant positions.

To download a copy of the relevant Position Description

Click the tab at the bottom of the relevant vacancy

 

How to apply

To apply for any of the positions identified below email your application
to careers@awahs.com.au

Include in your application:

  • Current Resume
  • A cover letter addressing the selection criteria listed above.  Max 2 pages
  • Copies of relevant qualifications

 

Aboriginal Identified Position

Any “Aboriginal Identified Position” means that only persons identified as Aboriginal will be successful

Aboriginality is a genuine, occupational qualification and is authorised by section 14 (d) of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act, 1977 NSW.

 


MEDICAL RECEPTION ADMINISTRATION OFFICER- Albury

Aboriginal Identified Position
FULL TIME & CASUAL POSITIONS AVAILABLE

The Medical Reception Administration Officer is to provide high quality reception and administrative services and support to the patients, doctors and staff at Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service, all of which is to done in a caring and supportive manner.

To be successful you will have:

  • Must be an Aboriginal
  • A strong administrative background
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Great computer skills
  • Preferably have experience working in a community, health or medical organisation
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures

 

 


 

 


ABORIGINAL GATHERING PLACE PROJECT COORDINATOR- Wangaratta

Aboriginal Identified Position

PART TIME POSITION .4 FTE

$45- 50 per hour

Working with the steering committee you will be responsible for developing a gathering place in Wangaratta. The role will be responsible for the development from the business planning stage through to opening of the facilities and potentially the ongoing management of the Gathering Place.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Qualifications and /or extensive experience in project management / community development project work.
  • Excellent computer skills –Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrated experience in undertaking project work with, or advocating for, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Proven ability to negotiate with a range of internal and external partners to achieve a successful project- on time, on budget and what the community requires
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ABORIGINAL MENS SHED COORDINATOR- Albury

Aboriginal Identified Position

Part time position- 2 days per week

The Men’s shed has proven to be a very successful program to the point that we now require a person focused on identifying and delivering appropriate programs and projects that meet the requirements of its members and entices new members.

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • Relevant qualifications and /or extensive experience from a trade or delivery of community programs background.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with men, particularly men of all abilities, and the ability to provide tailored programs and services to meet their needs.
  • Excellent communication, leadership and time management skills with an ability to create a positive environment 
  • Proven computer skills- Microsoft Office
  • Clear understanding of risk management and WH&S issues relevant to a Men’s shed program. E.g. demonstrated understanding, Furniture Making, Cabinet Making, Metal Work and Wood Work

 


 

ABORIGINAL MENTAL HEALTH WORKER- Albury

Aboriginal Identified Position 

Full time position

 

Working as part of a multidisciplinary team you will be engaging with clients and their families affected by mental health and associated issues. This challenging but very rewarding role will see you interact with a range of support organisations and stakeholders in order to get the best outcomes for your clients.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Qualifications and/or extensive experience relevant to the role
  • Proven ability to negotiate with internal and external partners to achieve successful program implementation and sustainability. extensive experience relevant to the role
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, the highest standards of personal integrity and excellent time management skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current health issues relevant to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities

 


ABORIGINAL ALCOHOL & OTHER DRUGS SUPPORT WORKER- Albury

Aboriginal identified position

Full time position

This role provides support, education and empowerment to individuals and their families affected by alcohol and other drugs use issues. A multifaceted approach will see you working across the community to reduce alcohol and other drugs usage and its affects.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Qualifications and/or experience (personal or work) relevant to the role
  • Experience and/or demonstrated passion in working with Aboriginal people and their families who have Alcohol and/or other Drug issues.
  • Proven administration and computer skills including – Microsoft office
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, the highest standards of personal integrity and excellent time management skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current health issues relevant to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities

EXTENDED TRANSITION/ NDIS SUPPORT COORDINATOR – Albury

Full Time Position

Coordinate, facilitate and maintain access to required services for clients with complex needs as a result Mental Health issues. Where appropriate assist client’s transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The NDIS Support Coordinator plays an integral role for NDIS participants in interpreting their NDIS plan, assisting them to establish supports in their plan and develop their capacity over time to coordinate and manage their own supports.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Extensive experience relevant to the role
  • Qualifications in the field of health, social or disability an advantage but not essential.
  • Demonstrated experience in NDIS support coordination
  • Demonstrated skill in establishing empowering and supportive partnerships with participants and their families with complex needs.
  • Understanding of the current health issues relevant to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities.
  • Advanced computer skills- Microsoft Office

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply

 


ABORIGINAL FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER

Aboriginal Identified Position

Part time position- 2 days per week

Working within the Building Stronger Foundations program and in collaboration with other AWAHS staff you will provide culturally sensitive, comprehensive and integrated community based support to Aboriginal children and their families within the Albury Wodonga and surrounding area. This will include facilitation and/or implementation of physical, emotional and social health assessments, consultation, case management, group work, education, supportive counselling and referral as required

To be successful in this role you will have;

  • Qualifications and/or extensive experience relevant to the role
  • Demonstrated understanding of the health issues impacting Aboriginal infants, children and their families.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the highest standards of personal integrity
  • Demonstrated organisational skills, with the ability to work proactively and independently to coordinate multiple deliverables and demands.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills

 

We will be filing this role as soon as a suitable candidate is identified so get your application in NOW

 


OFFICE MANAGER

Aboriginal Identified Position

AWAHS is growing and we expect this growth to continue, to manage this growth strategies have been put in place including the separation of certain responsibilities resulting in this new Office Manager role. This senior management position is responsible for the effective management and coordination of the administration department which includes reception, administration and client transport.

It provides an excellent opportunity to be involved in a growth business and a team that is committed and passionate about the work they do.

Selection Criteria for the role;

  • Qualifications and/ or extensive experience relevant to the role
  • Management experience in a health or medical environment an advantage
  • Proven successful staff management experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the local Aboriginal community in a non-discriminative and professional manner
  • Advanced computer skills preferably with medical administration programs experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and time management skills

We will be filing this role as soon as a suitable candidate is identified so get your application in NOW

 


DENTAL ASSISTANT TRAINEE

Aboriginal Identified Position

The trainee will assist in the provision of a professional oral health service to the clients of Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service.

As part of the dental team the Dental Assistant Trainee will develop their skills and understanding of dentistry whilst completing a twelve month traineeship which upon successful completion will include a Certificate III in Dental Assisting.

Criteria for the role;

  • A genuine interest in the field of Dentistry
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the local Aboriginal community in a non-discriminative and professional manner
  • Understanding of current health issues relevant to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities.
  • Demonstrated high level of written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheets and email

 

 


ORAL HEALTH THERAPIST

Part time position- 3 days per week

The Oral Health Therapist provides oral health assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management, including restorative/fillings treatment, deciduous tooth removal and preventive services, also education for the prevention of oral disease to promote healthy oral behaviours to children, adolescents and adults

Criteria for the role;

  • Bachelor of Oral Health or Bachelor of Oral Health Science recognised by the Dental Practice Board of NSW.
  • Demonstrated experience in oral health therapy.
  • Understanding of the current health issues relevant to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities.
  • Excellent time management, communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent computer skills

             Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply


PRACTICE NURSE

Part time position- 1 day per week- Friday

The role provides supportive clinical care within primary healthcare & as part of a larger multi-disciplinary team whose focus is on improving health outcomes for the local Aboriginal community & others who use the service. The Practice Nurse co-ordinates, monitors and provides primary health care services and support services to AWAHS general practitioners

Criteria for the role;

  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse (Division 1)
  • Nursing experience within primary health care.
  • Understanding of current health issues relevant to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities, particularly with chronic disease.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the local Aboriginal community in a non-discriminative and professional manner
  • Demonstrated high level of written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Computer literacy

            Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply


ABORIGINAL WOMEN’S CULTURAL ADVISOR

Aboriginal  Identified Position- Female

Part time position- 2 days per week

The Cultural Advisor plays a vital role in providing cultural awareness and supporting community connectedness to all aspects of AWAHS and identified stakeholders, including mentoring and support to the AWAHS staff to develop their skills in delivering culturally safe, secure and appropriate service provision. She may also be responsible for cultural groups/programs and activities within the AWAHS (i.e. men’s groups and women’s groups, cultural events).

Criteria for the role;

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in an Aboriginal Health Service or as an Aboriginal Liaison Officer.
  • Possess in-depth understanding of Aboriginal Culture and a willingness to share.
  • Ability to liaise effectively with a wide range of stakeholders, both mainstream and Aboriginal community to provide advocacy and advice and develop appropriate referral pathways, protocols.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide information and educational activities to a range of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated high level of written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Computer literacy

WORKPLACE HEALTH & SAFETY COORDINATOR

Part time position- 2 days per week

Our people are our greatest asset and their health and safety is our priority, due to changes in the organisation we are looking for a person to continue the promotion and implementation of Work Health and Safety across the organisation.

The role is responsible for driving the safety first culture, compliance to organisational and legislative requirements including adherence by all stakeholders, management and ongoing development of systems and the relevant coordination, administration and reporting within the WHS component of the organisation

Criteria for the role;

  • Qualifications and experience relevant to the role
  • Demonstrated understanding of Australian WHS laws, regulations, requirements and its application
  • Proven successful implementation of WHS in the workplace
  • Understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and the ability to communicate in an appropriate manner
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Advanced computer skills- Microsoft Office

 


CHRONIC DISEASE NURSE

Part time position- 2 days per week

The role provides supportive clinical care within primary healthcare & as part of a larger multi-disciplinary team whose focus is on improving health outcomes for the local Aboriginal community & others who use the service.

The Chronic Disease Nurse has key responsibilities in the area of patient focused clinical care, chronic disease management, preventative health & education, will provide supportive case management & linking of clients to other care providers both at AWAHS & outside services, and works closely with the Integrated Team Care (ITC) Care Coordinator.

Criteria for the role;

  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse (Division 1)
  • Nursing experience within primary health care.
  • Experience working in chronic disease management desirable, with experience in developing and managing chronic disease care plans, and running effective chronic disease clinics.
  • Understanding of current health issues relevant to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities, particularly with chronic disease.
  • Demonstrated high level of written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Computer literacy
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply

OUR VISION

“We support the Aboriginal community towards a better tomorrow.
Our focus is to work alongside you to create generational health change.”

OUR LOCATIONS

ALBURY

664 Daniel St

WANGARATTA

86-90 Rowan Street

WODONGA

Trotman Building

Level 4 111-113 Hume Street