Aboriginal Health Worker
Sydney Local Health District
REQ449968 Requisition #



Wanting to make a difference in an amazing and supportive environment? 

We have a role for you!


About Us

Sydney Local Health District is committed to reflecting the diverse community we serve and creating an inclusive and respectful workplace for all employees, where difference is embraced, contributions are valued, and everyone has a sense of connection and belonging. This enables growth and development of a talented and diverse workforce across our organisation, in a wide range of roles, at all levels.


Where you will be based

Sydney Local Health District is privileged to serve areas such as the Redfern/Waterloo area, the City of Sydney and Marrickville. With a proud history with the Aboriginal Medical Service Redfern, the first Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service in Australia. Our facilities service the Burwood, Canada Bay, Canterbury Bankstown, City of Sydney, Inner West and Strathfield Local Government Areas. Our innovative and prestigious facilities include the Royal Prince Alfred, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Canterbury and Balmain hospitals among other sites and services in the best parts of Sydney.


About the role

Sydney Local Health District wants to expand its incredible Aboriginal Workforce. We currently have various roles and opportunities in providing and improving services to our diverse communities and making them the healthiest communities in Australia.

We are currently looking for:

  • Aboriginal Health Workers
  • Aboriginal Health Practitioners
  • Nursing, Medical & Allied Health Professionals
  • Administration staff e.g. Mail room, switchboard, receptionist, general clerical
  • Cleaning, porters, orderlies, and all other clinical support roles
  • Finance, Human Resources, IT, Security, and many more!

Full Time, Part Time, and Casual positions available.


Remuneration: Dependant on Award  


About you

Our ideal candidate will be someone who can demonstrate the following:

  • Relevant experience and/or qualifications, and professional registration (if applicable)
  • This is a targeted Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander recruitment action under the Government Sector Employment Rule 26, where only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are 'eligible persons' to apply. Successful applicants must demonstrate their Aboriginality as described in section 5.4.5. Citing Aboriginality of PD2023_024 Recruitment and Selection of Staff to the NSW Health Service.   


How to apply

To apply for this role, you need to send your application to John.Burgess@health.nsw.gov.au, Job Reference No.REQ449968

When applying you need to:

  • Answer the targeted question (see below) which should demonstrate your experience and skills
  • Provide an up to date resume that details your previous experience


Targeted Question

  1. What skills or experience do you have that might be relevant to working with us?


Benefit of working with Sydney Local Health District

  • Accrued Day Off (ADO) (For Full Time employees only)
  • Opportunity for extra tax savings through Salary Packaging
  • Novated Leasing
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members
  • Fitness Passport
  • Great education opportunities through our Sydney Education programs


For further details please view the Position Description


For enquiries, please contact


About working for SLHD

We have both Category A and Category B positions, noting that roles that have any contact with the public will generally be Category A, like receptionists or cleaning/porter staff. To be employed by NSW Health for a Category A position you are required to provide evidence of vaccination to comply with the NSW Health Occupational Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases Policy (PD2023_022).


All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course (2 doses) of a Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved or recognised COVID-19 vaccine (except for the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine which is approved by the TGA as a single dose primary course). New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW. A NSW Health agency may require further information about the medical contraindication (including but not limited to an Immunisation Medical Exemption form – IM011 form).


Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations.


SLHD is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disability are encouraged to apply for all internal and externally advertised positions. If you require assistance, please advise the contact person at the time of your application.


Stepping Up aims to assist Aboriginal job applicants by providing information about applying for roles within NSW Health. For more information, please visit: https://www.steppingup.health.nsw.gov.au/


To further connect with us, check us out on LinkedIn


This is an identified Aboriginal position. Applicants for this position must be of Aboriginal descent, identify as being Aboriginal and be accepted in the community as such. An applicant’s race is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised under Section 14(d) of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.    


Applications Close: 29 February 2024

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