Jobs and Opportunities Board

The opportunities listed below are for your information only. Indigenous Allied Health Australia does not seek to endorse any of the positions, organisations, initiatives, material or statements contained within.
If you have any enquiries about these opportunities please do not contact Indigenous Allied Health Australia, but rather contact the specified organisation or person directly.
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Aboriginal Allied Health Network Forum

Bringing together Aboriginal allied health professionals, assistants, technicians and cadets; mental health trainees and clinicians from across NSW Health.

Wednesday 13 November 2019
National Centre of Indigenous Excellence, Redfern
9:00am – 4:30pm
Registration: 8:30am for a 9am start
RSVP: Friday 25 October 2019

Please refer to the attached PDF for details.


Advanced Health Worker (Identified) Townsville Hospital and Health Service

Advanced Health Worker (Identified)

The primary purpose of this position is to facilitate effective, coordinated and culturally capable health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Renal patients their families and carers accessing renal services within Medical Services, Townsville Hospital and Health Service. To achieve this, you will:

  • Support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients and their family’s navigation through the health care system by: (1) assisting with communication and education relating to all renal conditions, planned procedures and accessing post discharge rehabilitation programs, (2) supporting the patient through the discharge planning process (3) Assisting patients understand end of life care.
  • Participate in the care of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients admitted to the Renal Unit, Medical Ward 1 and Outpatient appointments as per scope of practice.
  • Advocate for the patient and family with health clinicians and support networks and other key services that are engaged with the patient in the primary, secondary and tertiary services.
  • Liaise with relevant primary health services and community programs, rural and remote hospitals and medical services regarding the provision of integrated and coordinated systems of care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients as part of the discharge planning process from the ward.
  • Provide cultural consultancy to health professionals and provide health education and support to the patients of the health services.
  • Support the Townsville Hospital and Health Service to achieve set performance targets in relation to the National Close the Gap key performance indicators.
  • Other duties as may be required.

Mandatory: Possession of a Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health or equivalent.

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.

This position requires the incumbent to operate a class C motor vehicle (manual and automatic) and an appropriate licence endorsement to operate this vehicle is required. Proof of this endorsement must be provided prior to the commencement of duty.

Some roles within Queensland Health are designated as Vaccination Preventable Disease (VPD) risk roles. This is a VPD risk role.


Please download the attached role description for further reference.

Applications close Sunday 20 October 2019


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Gidgee Healing – Job Vacancies

Gidgee Healing in Mount Isa have the following vacancies:

  • 2x Physiotherapists
  • 2x Occupational Therapists

Gidgee Healing’s Goal: To make a significant and growing contribution towards achieving equity in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Mount Isa and the other communities in our geographic service area.

Check out the position desciptions attached to apply.

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Aboriginal Allied Health Cadetship

Applications are now open!

Aboriginal Allied Health Cadetship

Want to work in a job where you can make a difference to help improve the health of our Aboriginal people and communities?

Professional entry-level Allied Health courses include:
– Audiology
– Nutrition & Dietetics
– Occupational Therapy
– Orthotics and Prosthetics
– Podiatry
– Physiotherapy
– Social Work
– Speech Pathology

The SWSLHD Aboriginal Allied Health Cadetships offers the cadets:
– A study allowance of $600 per fortnight (minus tax) commencing at the beginning of each academic year, for a maximum of up to 40 weeks. Cadets also receive $500 each semester for books and equipment.
– A work placement of up to 12 weeks in paid employment in an allied health role in a local public health facility.
– The opportunity to consolidate theoretical knowledge and to practise clinical skills in a public health facility during a work placement period.
– The opportunity to work in a local public health facility while completing allied health studies.
– An income while studying.
– Support and mentoring by professionals – both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal – already working within health settings.
– The opportunity to develop both cultural and allied health links.
– Clinical support and mentoring.
– Potential for ongoing employment once graduated.

CLOSING DATE: 13th October 2019
For further infomration, please contact the SWSLHD Aboriginal Workforce Team on telephone (02) 8738 5713 or (02) 8738 5933. Alternatively, you may email

This is a temporary position and classified as an Allied Health Assistant. The location of the site is negotiable between all facilities and services covered by South Western Sydney Local Health District.

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NSW Physiotherapy New Graduate Allocation Program

***NSW Physiotherapy New Graduate Allocation Program***

For the first time this year, there will be identified physio positions within a number of differing NSW hospitals, offering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students a first year graduate position.

The applications for the 2020 First Year Graduate Year open at 5 p.m. on Friday 20th September 2019 and will close on Friday 4th October 2019. More information can be found at

This is a great initiative and encourage any graduating Indigenous Physiotherapist, regardless of what institution they are graduating from, are informed and encouraged to apply. PLEASE SHARE!

Position Vacant:  Advisor / Senior Advisor Cultural Responsiveness and Reconciliation


 Speech Pathology Australia is seeking to appoint an Advisor, Cultural Responsiveness and Reconciliation. The level of appointment will be dependent on experience. Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage is a requirement for this position. 

This is an exciting new position which will further the Association’s objectives surrounding reconciliation and cultural responsiveness.  The successful candidate will have Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage, with a strong interest and experience relevant to Reconciliation and the provision of culturally safe services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, families and communities.

The position is part time, up to 3 days per week, and is a fixed term, 24 month appointment. The successful applicant may be based at National Office in Melbourne or may work remotely. Travel to National Office will be required.

For further information regarding this position email

To obtain a position description email Speech Pathology Australia.

To apply for the position please forward a cover letter addressing the selection criteria, a copy of your CV, including evidence of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage and the contact details of two referees to

Applications close on Friday 25 October 2019.