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Advanced Health Worker (Identified)

Kirwan Health Campus

The Townsville Hospital and Health Service is the largest tertiary health service in northern Australia; we are responsible for the delivery of healthcare services, education and research within a region covering over 149,500km with a population of approximately 250,000 people.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wellbeing Assessment and Engagement Service (ATSIWAES) streamlines the way culturally appropriate mental health services are delivered to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers.

Job details

Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Health - Health Service Support
Classification OO5
Workplace Location Townsville region
Job ad reference QLD/TV349768
Closing date 11-Aug-2020
Job duration Permanent full-time
Contact person Neena Walker
Contact details 07 4433 9519
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The Townsville Hospital and Health Service vision is one of excellence… to emerge the leader in health care, research and education for regional Australia.

Do you have what it takes to make a substantial contribution to our vision?
Are you:

  • Excited to take the next step in your career mission?
  • Passionate, committed and dedicated to your profession?
  • Prepared to question and advocate for what is important?

About your opportunity
With minimal direction from the Team Leader Cultural Assessment and Liaison Team (Child & Youth Program Area), the Advanced Health Worker will exercise a degree of autonomy, initiative and judgement to participate in and support the provision of all aspects of cultural guidance and support in clinical practice to the multidisciplinary teams providing care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people accessing the Acute Care Services within the Child & Youth Program Area.

Role requirements:

  • A Diploma in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care, Mental Health Peer Work, Mental Health and Alcohol and other Drugs. Applicants not holding the mandatory qualification will have a Certificate IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (PHC) and will be required to enrol and complete the Diploma within 18 months from date of commencement.
  • 'C' class motor vehicle licence.
  • This position requires the occupant to travel throughout the Townsville Hospital and Health Service regularly and across the state as required.
  • Under s25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991, there is a genuine occupational requirement for the incumbent to be Indigenous to the Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Community. Please complete the attached evidence of attribute document as this forms part of your application.

Generous remuneration package value up to $86,383 p.a. comprising salary range of $68,683 to $75,711 p.a. (OO5), 17.5% leave loading, 12.75 % employer contribution to superannuation. Other employment benefits may include: professional development, salary sacrificing options, shift and locality allowances, corporate discounts, wellness programs and the Employee Assistance Program.

Why make the change?
Our gorgeous weather promotes an outdoor lifestyle as the sun shines nearly all year round (320+ days/year). Enjoy the benefits of urban living without being trapped in a commuter nightmare of metropolitan traffic. Appreciate the country town `feel' and change your pace as you absorb the local tropical/coastal flow.

Living in Townsville, the largest regional centre in the North.

The city heart provides opportunity for boutique shopping, fine dining experiences, cultural events and a bustling nightlife. The Strand is Townsville's waterfront esplanade; take a stroll along the picturesque paths, do some shopping or attend the night markets, be spoilt for choice with alfresco dining options, sit and relax while the kids play at the water park or one of the family fun areas. Picnic and BBQ facilities are available, as well as gym equipment (including a rock climbing wall) and amenities. Swim in the man-made rockpool or the lifeguard monitored beaches. All with magnificent views of the jewel in Townsville's crown, Magnetic Island. A short, scenic ferry ride will get you there.

For a confidential discussion please contact Neena Walker on 07 4433 9519.
Applications close on Tuesday 11 August 2020.

Unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

Please download the Role Description for future reference.
This is a Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD) risk role: Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella and Pertussis.


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