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Health Worker - Advanced (Identified) Palm Island Full-time Job

2 weeks ago   Doctor / Physician   Townsville region   8 views
Job Details

The Townsville Hospital and Health Service vision is world-class healthcare for northern Queensland.

Our purpose is `great care every day'.

About your opportunity

The Mental Health Service Group is currently seeking to recruit a Health Worker - Advanced (Identified) to their team on a permanent full-time basis. This position sits within the Cultural Assessment and Liaison Team - Rural Program Area and is based on Palm Island.

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.

As a member of the Cultural Assessment & Liaison Team (CALT), Rural program Area you will participate in and contribute to the delivery of a culturally sensitive and appropriate mental health care service to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients who access the Palm Island Community Health Team.

Generous remuneration package value up to $83,312 p.a. comprising:

  • Salary range of $2617.50 to $2798.80 p.f. (HW4)
  • 4 weeks annual leave with 17.5% loading
  • 12.75% employer contribution to superannuation.

Other employment benefits may include: professional development, salary sacrificing options ( ), shift and locality allowances, employee wellness and assistance programs, and access to corporate discounts.


  • It is a mandatory requirement to be and to remain vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Certificate IV in either:
    • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care.
    • Mental Health
    • Mental Health Peer Work
    • Alcohol and other drugs
  • NOTE: the successful applicant who does not hold the Certificate IV qualification will be appointed at the HW3 level for a fixed term, subject to engaging and participating in a learning agreement to obtain the required qualification with support under HR Policy G10 Study and Research Assistance Scheme (SARAS). Upon completion of your qualification you will be progressed to HW4 level.
  • 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.
  • Possession of class C drivers' licence.
  • All employees of the Mental Health Service Group may be required to work in other areas of the Service.
  • This is a Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD) risk role: Hepatitis A/B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, and Pertussis.
  • 3-month probation period.
  • Pre-employment checks will be conducted.

Please refer to the Role Description for further details.

Why make the change? Discover Palm Island

Palm Island is a dynamic and growing community and on this island, you are likely to commute to work on foot. There is little traffic, and the rainforest grows on the town's fringes, the beach is close by and the fishing is great. Palm Island has its own schools, community pharmacy, general store, service station, butcher, post office, and youth centre. Locals take regular trips to the mainland, to take advantage of shopping and entertainment opportunities in nearby Townsville.

As an employee on Palm', you will be contributing to health service provision in an area with unique needs. The Australian Government has signalled a need to close the gap, a gap that exists in health standards between Aboriginal (and Torres Strait Islander) peoples and other populations. Since Palm Island is almost exclusively populated by Aboriginal peoples, every health service employee plays an important role in making a real difference there. Staff members contribute not only through using their health service expertise, but also their cultural capability.


Contact: Kevin Toby on 07 4433 8122.

Apply ONLINE by: Monday 13 February 2023.

Unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Company Description
Queensland Health is a dynamic organisation committed to providing a range of services aimed at achieving good health and wellbeing for all Queenslanders. Through a network of 16 Hospital and Health Services and the Mater Hospitals, Queensland Health delivers a range of integrated services including hospital inpatient, outpatient and emergency services, community and mental health services, aged care services and public health and health promotion programs.