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$103,112-$108,352 base +super +NFP pkg +leave loading +++

If you have ever considered working for an organisation you will be proud to work for, keep reading. 

As our one and only podiatrist you will work within our multidisciplinary Active Mob team, comprising of physiotherapy, dietetics, diabetes education and pharmacy who deliver culturally appropriate services to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community of Greater Darwin.

This role is a part of the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) Top End Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Diabetes Related Foot Complications Program, aiming to reduce the prevalence of diabetic foot ulcers and subsequent amputations.

You will work closely with the Royal Darwin Hospital High Risk Foot Service, Northern Territory Primary Health Network (NTPHN) and be supported by the Program Coordinator at Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory (AMSANT).

This is not your average podiatrist position.  While you will be treating clients, you will also be actively involved in their booking process and ensuring that a wholistic approach to their health is actioned, via internal and external referral pathways.

In addition to client care, you will also be involved with the research and reporting requirements that are part of our funding arrangements.

If you want to develop your podiatrist career, and love a challenge please read the full Position Description contained within the online application process.  This is a full-time, fixed term position in line with funding term, which is currently until 30 June 2023, but we anticipate that the program will be ongoing.


Established in 1991, Danila Dilba Health Service is a community organisation providing comprehensive primary health care to Biluru (Aboriginal) communities in the Yilli Rreung (Greater Darwin) Region of the Northern Territory. We aim to improve the physical, mental, spiritual, cultural, and social wellbeing of our clients through innovative comprehensive primary health care programs and services.


Maybe its time to come home to The Territory, or just time to get off the treadmill and enjoy a diverse city, that is super friendly and has so much to offer.

If you are not from the Territory, or Darwin, please have a look at what we have to offer, you might be very surprised.  If you are looking for a connected place, rich in culture, that is beautiful and filled with potential than have a look at the boundless opportunities we have to offer.  You won’t find a city that is warmer and more welcoming, filled with diverse and optimistic people.  If you are open minded, with a spirit for the creative and quirky, I suggest you continue to explore.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Podiatry, and current AHPRA podiatry registration and professional indemnity.
  • 5 years postgraduate experience to enable incumbent to deal with the complexity of this role and ability to operate as the sole podiatrist in our organisation.
  • Demonstrated clinical expertise in a primary health context, working under current evidence-based practice guidelines with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated skill working in a primary care setting, the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team with a sound understanding of your role as a podiatrist in chronic disease self-management for clients.
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to the philosophy and practice of an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation and the ability to work sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) applicants will be granted priority consideration for this vacancy.

  • An organisation with 31 years history and good standing in the areas we work. The ability to have a meaningful purpose driven role, with a reputable organisation who are always looking for diverse, new talent to come and join us.
  • A culture committed to diversity, with a significant amount of key leadership positions being filled by Aboriginal talent.
  • 6 weeks annual leave per annum.
  • Generous salary packaging which we can provide due to our not-for-profit status, and it typically has a significant increase to your take home pay. For more information on NFP tax savings Tax Savings Calculator - GO Salary.
  • Relocation assistance to an out of Darwin applicant will be considered.
  • Danila Dilba values inclusivity and promotes a workplace that actively seeks to welcome contributions from all people. We encourage people of all abilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, diverse cultures, and backgrounds, LGBTIQ+ identifiers, and all age groups to apply.

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


For further information, please contact Joseph Knuth on 0417 404 419 or 08 8942 5313.


Please submit your CV and covering letter by 19 December 2022.

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