Aboriginal Health Worker

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‘Team, balance, community, benefits, environment, autonomy, connecting…’

These are some of the top reasons our staff rate OVAHS as an Employer of Choice in the Kimberley region.

We do what we love, and we love what we do. Our vision is to improve the health and well-being of Aboriginal people in our region, and that’s why the delivery of quality and culturally secure primary and allied health services is our passion. We work adaptively and with transparency to determine, prioritize, and meet the health and well-being needs of Aboriginal people in our region.

OVAHS is a not-for-profit, multidisciplinary primary health care service delivering clinical, allied health and mental health throughout Kununurra and surrounding communities. We are looking for a likeminded individual to join our team of professionals, based at our office in Kununurra.


About the role

  • Provide primary health care services to clients in the clinic and when on community and outreach visits.
  • Ensure the focus of care is on the needs of Aboriginal clients within the context of their cultural identity and social circumstances.
  • To work as part of the OVAHS team in providing a quality and client focused environment


Please note: Due to the nature of the role, applicants must identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander as a genuine occupational qualification in accordance with section 50 (d) of the Equal Opportunity Act (1984).



  1. Minimum of Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Primary Health Care by a Registered Training Organisation.
  2. Practice within clinical standards and quality of care, which is effective, efficient and in accordance with best practice and agreed standards and policies.
  3. Knowledge and understanding of the issues pertaining to the health of Aboriginal people in rural and remote areas.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations.
  5. Demonstrate competent Health Worker practice, transferable to an Aboriginal Community Controlled PHC practice setting.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of the Medicare Benefits Schedule.
  7. Demonstrate effective people skills and intermediate level written and computing skills.
  8. Understanding of quality improvements and risk management within practice.
  9. Willingness to share, with other staff members, knowledge of the local community and culture that is relevant to client care.
  10. Can function as a team member and the capacity to work without supervision.
  11. Can work for short periods, under extreme weather conditions when on outreach and community visits.
  1. A current National Police Clearance (within the last 30 days)
  2. A current Working with Children Check (WWC)



  1. Previous experience in a primary health care facility.
  2. Training or certificates in Aboriginal Health Worker specialties e.g., chronic disease, renal, acute.
  3. Completed Certificate 2 in Medications.


What you can expect from working at OVAHS:

As well as working in a positive team culture and supportive environment, OVAHS offers multiple benefits to employees, including and not limited to:

  1. Salary (Depending on skills and experience)
  2. Rental allowance – $6240 per annum
  3. Aircon Subsidy included into the annual salary
  4. 12-month Annual Airfare $1800 on continued service
  5. 5 weeks accrued Annual leave
  6. An additional 10 days paid Christmas leave
  7. Salary Sacrifice up to $30,000
  8. Superannuation
  9. Training and development


More information

Contact Derek Donohue (Practice Nurse Manager)  on 08 9166 2266 or via email derekd@ovahs.org.au


To apply

Applicants should address each of the selection criteria (located within the job description found on our website) and include their resume along with the names of a least two referees. Email your application to katie.tyson@ovahs.org.au

Job Category: Clinical
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Kununurra

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