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Indigenous Outreach Worker

Job Category
Position Type
Full Time
Application Closing Date
Classification: $69,601 - $74,905 per annum (HPCS 2.1 to 2.4)

This position is identified for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person and is intended to constitute a special measure under section 8 (1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and section 57 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1996 (NT).


Established in 1991, Danila Dilba Health Service (DDHS) is an Aboriginal community-controlled organisation committed to providing culturally appropriate, comprehensive primary health care services and community development within the Biluru (Aboriginal) community of the Yilli Rreung (Greater Darwin) Region in the Northern Territory.

We work to address the social determinants of health including the broader issues that affect our people’s health, through evidence-based research and public advocacy. We also work to empower individuals, families, and communities to optimise their health.


The Indigenous Outreach Worker provides extensive support to clients to address social and family needs ensuring their access to health services in the region including internal and external people liaison, negotiation, and the resilience to persist in an often-challenging health care environment.


  • Maintain regular contact with clients within the scope of practice that have been identified by the clinic.
  • Facilitate client referrals to specialist and other allied health services, both internal and external to DDHS, and when required act as the liaison person on client’s behalf.
  • Provide a range of health education messages, information and advice to clients and families about healthy lifestyles choices; (e.g., nutrition and physical activity, alcohol consumption, quit smoking programs and the importance of Aboriginal health checks).
  • Undertake relevant assessments to identify client support needs, gaps in service delivery and potential service provision enhancement and report on such activities as necessary.
  • Assist with planning, delivery, and evaluation of specific health program and community activities.
  • Participate in regular meetings with the team to record health program report, and client’s feedback regarding the delivery of programs and services provided.
  • Assist with client follow up and recalls as directed and coordinated by the Clinic Coordinator.
  • Assist with the establishment of an Interagency Meeting for service providers involved in Town Communities to address client needs, gaps in service provision and minimise duplication of services.



  • Demonstrated ability to work within and maintain strict confidentiality guidelines and policies.
  • Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise with people from a wide range of cultural and social backgrounds to both obtain and convey information relevant to their care.
  • The ability to interact with a range of health professionals including medical practitioners and allied health professionals.
  • Ability to work independently, and as part of a team, with an ability to plan, manage and prioritise tasks and resources to deliver outcomes within time and budget considerations.
  • Demonstrated computer skills especially in the use of client information systems or similar.


  • Experience working in a clinical practice or community health education program.
  • Relevant qualifications in the industry.

Louise Beahan (Clinic Manager - Darwin Clinic)

08 8942 5400

We ask that you supply the following documentation in your application to assist the hiring managers with their decision making.   

  • Current resume and cover letter
  • Police Check
  • Working with Children Clearance (Ochre Card)
  • Current drivers’ licence.
  • Current CPR certificate or the preparedness to obtain one within 6 months of commencement.
  • Full Covid-19 vaccination certificate, or evidence of exemption as listed on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) be submitted.
  • Full rights to work in Australia.
  • 6 weeks annual leave.
  • 5 days paid leave during end-of-year shut down (additional to annual leave).
  • Salary packaging up to $15,990 per annum.

Select “Apply now” and you will be directed to the full position description.


Danila Dilba Health Service is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas where we work. Applicants are advised we will conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment.

To work with DDHS you must hold, or be willing to obtain, a current police check, a valid NT working with children's card, a current CPR certificate and full vaccination against COVID-19, or an exemption as listed on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).

Only those with full working rights will be considered for this position.



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