Aboriginal Health Practitioner

This position is an Identified Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander position only in line with ‘special measures’ under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 Section 12 example 1.
Organisation Overview:

Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative (RAC) is recognised as a leader among Aboriginal community-controlled organisations, maintaining a high profile in the public and private sectors across research, consultancy, policy development, and partnerships. RAC operates in a culturally appropriate, sensitive, community-controlled environment that maintains a holistic approach to service provision and emphasises the importance of family and community.

RAC has been a resource, service provider and enabler of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities of the Greater Shepparton region since 1980. RAC is a cooperative working to provide a range of supports and services including:

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Positive aging and disability services
  • Community services
  • Asset and infrastructure services
  • Corporate services

RAC has an annual budget of $19 million and a workforce of approximately 230 people. RAC is a significant employer and economic contributor to the region and plays a high profile leadership role as one of the larger Aboriginal organisations in Australia. RAC is committed to ensuring the Aboriginal people in the Goulburn Valley have certainty of access to community-controlled services.

Role Purpose:

We are seeking a highly motivated, experienced, organized and detailed individual to join our team.
The role of the Aboriginal Health Practitioner is to enhance the clinical services provided to clients of Rumbalara with the aim
of improving health outcomes for Aboriginal people of the area.

Employment Conditions:
  • All staff are required to sign a confidentiality agreement on appointment to the organisation
  • Probationary / qualifying periods apply to all new positions
  • All staff are required to adhere to the Code of Conduct of the Co-operative (available to view)
  • All staff are required to follow the policies and procedures to the department and the Co-operative (manuals are available to view)
  • A commitment to equal opportunity and Occupational Health and Safety principles and practices is required
  • Salary packaging is available to permanent part time and full-time staff
  • Tenure of positions at Rumbalara will be tied to existing contracted funding arrangements

About You
Qualifications and Registrations:
• Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice.
• Registration with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia.
• Completion of Continuing Professional Development each year (i.e. professional learning and development training).
Knowledge and skills:
• Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as an Aboriginal Health Practitioner or
eligibility to obtain it.
• Relevant experience for the role within a multidisciplinary team environment.
• Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of primary health and associated skills for performing assessments,
planning, and implementing health care strategies.
• Proven high level of written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
• Excellent computer literacy.

What We Offer:
• Competitive pay and conditions based on the ACCHS Grade 5 Level 3 – Above Award (Salary Range $ 89,000 to
$95,000 per year
• Salary packaging of $15,900 available for Part- or Full-time employees.
• Opportunities for additional incentives, which may include Christmas bonus days, recognition of NAIDOC
day, periodic adjustments aligned with CPI increases, and the possibility of a relocation allowance when
• Professional development opportunities and support to help you grow in your career.
• Access to a free and confidential Employment Assistance Program and more.
• Provision of a laptop and mobile phone to support your work where applicable.
• Fleet cars to carry out daily tasks where applicable.

If you have any further questions regarding this career opportunity, please get in contact with marieta.martin@raclimited.com.au