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Aboriginal Health Practitioner – Healthy Living NT – Darwin

  • Opportunity to travel to and service remote communities
  • Excellent remuneration and salary sacrifice options
  • Relocation and professional development assistance available

Rural Workforce Agency NT are partnering with Healthy Living NT to find an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner to join its dedicated and passionate team in Darwin.

Why Healthy Living NT?
Healthy Living NT is committed to working for the interests of people diagnosed with diabetes, heart disease and related chronic conditions living in the Northern Territory (NT) and to the provision of high quality services and health promotion to their members and clients. Established in 1980 as the Diabetes Association of the NT Inc., Healthy Living is an independent, member based organisation with a Public Benevolent Institute charity status with the ACNC.

What’s in it for you?
In addition to a wonderful Darwin lifestyle and a rewarding career, Healthy Living NT offers an excellent range of employment benefits including:

  • Excellent salary package of approximately $109,000 plus super
  • Salary sacrifice of up to $15,900, as well as a meal/entertainment card
  • 5 weeks annual leave, plus Christmas shutdown period as extra leave
  • Work with a small committed team of health professionals
  • Relocation and professional development assistance to eligible candidates

What’s the role?
The purpose of the position is to provide education, information and support through the delivery of activities and educational programs focusing on prevention and management of diabetes for people with diabetes, health professionals and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. This position will also support Healthy Living NT in their ongoing capability and capacity development to better support First Nations people.
Responsibilities include, but not limited to-

  • Delivering evidence-based diabetes prevention and self-management information and education to Indigenous people and members of the Indigenous health workforce across the NT and other related health promotion activities
  • Improving awareness of the NDSS and the benefits of registration for Indigenous people
  • Writing articles and short form content for the consumer magazines, newsletters, social media and website.
  • Engaging with external consumer and professional networks, to understand the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities
  • Working collaboratively with the broader health network in the development of diabetes educational resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and health professionals

Is the role right for you?
What will see you thrive in this position is sharing in Healthy Living NTs mission of advocating and representing the interests and concerns of people, and their families, living with diabetes, heart disease and related chronic conditions throughout the NT.
Before you reach out and apply, we need you to have:

  • Qualifications in the Cert IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Care with relevant professional accreditation from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
  • Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies, history and their cultures, including an understanding of the issues that affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in contemporary Australian society
  • Demonstrated and well developed understanding of adult education learning principles, presentation skills, stages of behaviour change and group education
  • Demonstrated ability to participate in planning, implementing and evaluating education programs, resource development and health promotion activities
  • An NT Driver’s Licence, a satisfactory Police Criminal check, comprehensive vaccinations for COVID-19 and any other immunisations required for safe working practices and a Working with Children check (Ochre card)

What’s it like living in Darwin?
Situated on the very edge of the NT, Darwin is a coastal community home to possibly the friendliest and most culturally diverse people in Australia. Darwin’s suburban landscape varies greatly, from inner-city apartment living through to sprawling acreage properties. The Top End typically sits at 25-33°C all year round. Unlike the rest of Australia, which experiences four distinct seasons, Darwin only has two: The Dry and The Wet. The Larrakia people, or the ‘Saltwater people”, are the traditional owners of the Darwin region and around 2,000 Larrakia live in the region and are recognised for their talent in music, performance and art.

If this sounds like a role for you, we want to hear from you. APPLY TODAY by clicking the “Apply for this job” link
Applicants must address the selection criteria in a cover letter and provide a current CV along with contact details for at least 2 referees.
Want to find out more about this opportunity? Please contact Paul Wallwork on 08 8982 1011 or recruitment@ntphn.org.au

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Unlike other Primary Health Networks, we have a rural workforce agency. The Rural Workforce Agency NT attracts, recruits, and supports health professionals working across regional and remote communities in the NT. Support programs include orientation for new recruits, professional development, GP locum relief, grants and scholarships, workforce planning and advice, and practice management support.

Unlike other Primary Health Networks, we have a rural workforce agency. The Rural Workforce Agency NT attracts, recruits, and supports health professionals working across regional and remote communities in the NT. Support programs include orientation for new recruits, professional development, GP locum relief, grants and scholarships, workforce planning and advice, and practice management support.

Key Responsibilities, but not limited to:

To be considered for this oppertunity, you must meet the below essential criteria:

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Salary:

Salary package valued at $109,000 plus super
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Job Type:

Aboriginal Health

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