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Aboriginal Engagment Officer

  • Bathurst Island, NT, Australia, 0822
  • Permanent
  • Make a difference at one of Australia’s leading health care providers
  • Generous salary packaging benefits, ongoing professional development and supportive team environment
  • This role is based in Tiwi Islands in Aged Care

About the role

Calvary Health Care are seeking an Aboriginal Engagement Officer to provide cultural support to our Tiwi Island residents and clients. The role will engage collaboratively with the Tiwi Island Community, Aboriginal Elders and organisations to strengthen partnerships and enable care of Calvary Mulakunya residents and community clients. 

Mulakunya Flexible Aged Care is a 22 bed flexible aged care service with an additional 35 flexible community packages, funded by the department of health (DoH) for older Tiwi Islands who require short-term residential respite and longer term housing and community based services. This role will be a 12 month contract. 

Key Responsibilities

  • provide emotional, social and cultural support to Tiwi Islands patients, clients and their families.
  • advocate and liaise on behalf of residents and their families.
  • provide information about the services offered by Calvary
  • assist residents and families with redirection and referrals to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal organisations
  • develop partnerships and networks within the communities and agencies of Bathurst and Melville Islands agencies to promote the health and wellbeing of Calvary clients and staff.

What you bring 

  • Precious experience in health and /or community services
  • cultural competency - an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as well as the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.
  • Ability to provide cultural safety training for non-Aboriginal staff about Tiwi Island Aboriginal culture and practices
  • Well-developed stakeholder engagement and coordination abilities
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal, and the ability to develop and maintain communications with Aboriginal people and communities, hospital staff and government agencies.
  • current driver's licence and NDIS screening check
  • A desire to join a team committed to the care of others in a mission based organisation

For further information please contact Farzi on 08 8935 6000 or 

About Calvary

We are a leading provider of quality, integrated care that puts our patients, residents and clients at the centre of everything we do. Calvary offers flexible careers in clinical, allied health, hospitality, ICT and health administration, mission, leadership, management and more. Founded in Australia in 1885, we’re one of the largest providers of health, aged and community care with over 18,000 staff and volunteers, 14 Public and Private Hospitals, 72 Residential Care and Retirement Communities and 19 Community Care Centres.

As an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and are committed to fostering a workplace that is respectful, welcoming and inclusive where people are supported to draw strengths from their identity, culture and community. We value the integral dignity of each person and we encourage applications from First Nations peoples, people living with a disability, LGBTIQ+ people, people who have come to Australia as migrants or refugees and veterans.

Why work for Calvary?

Joining us is your opportunity to learn with purpose and drive positive impact to our community in a stimulating work environment. We offer paid parental leave, salary packaging, career progression, flexible working hours and training and skills development. Calvary is also proud to be recognised as a leader in gender equality.  Further details are available here:

If you are looking for a rewarding career in an organisation that supports the community, apply now!

Please note the following:

  • Only applicants with a valid right to work in Australia will be considered.
  • As part of the application process, you may be required to participate in a health evaluation, which could include face to face assessment and drug and alcohol testing, to ensure your suitability for the role.
  • Calvary has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all workers. You will also be required to provide evidence of other immunisation as required for your role including RECRUITER TO COMPLETE
  • Please note we are unable to accept emailed applications or resumes and phone calls from recruitment agencies.

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