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Aboriginal Health Practitioner

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$72,556 - $94,785 + on-site allowance
  • Position:  Aboriginal Health Practitioner   
  • Location:  Don Dale Youth Detention Centre
  • Duration: Full-time, part-time, and casual positions available
  • Salary: $72,556 - $94,785 + on-site allowance


Established in 1991, Danila Dilba Health Services (DDHS) is a not-for-profit, Aboriginal community-controlled organisation that is 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 Norther Territory.

We are focused on acute care, immunisation, chronic disease management, women’s health, men’s health, child and maternal health and sexual health.

We also provide a range of community programs in areas including health promotion, mental health, social and emotional wellbeing, and alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.


In this hands-on role you will play a crucial role in improving the health standards for young people detained at the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre (DDYDC), while maintaining cultural integrity and advocating for clients. You will provide high quality primary care services to young people detained at the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre (DDYDC), including supporting clients with unknown underlying health conditions that require assessment, diagnosis and care coodination with external services. 

This role offers the flexibility for full-time, part-time, and casual employment.


  • Provide Primary Health Care (PHC) to clients within the Don Dale facility, and other DDHS facilities as negotiated, including completing an assessment, treatment, and referrals as necessary (SODAF) to CAPRA standards.
  • Perform young person’s health checks.
  • Coordinate care for young people in detention.
  • Identify high risk clients.
  • Prepare and deliver daily medications to young people in detention at DDYDC, under supervision for non-medication endorsed AHPs, providing advice about healthy lifestyles.  e.g., nutrition and physical activity and quit smoking programs
  • Undertaking administrative duties in the maintenance of client files for young people in detention.
  • Assist GP’s and other clinical/medical staff, including visiting health professionals and specialists.


  • Current registration as an AHP with AHPRA.
  • Certificate IV in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Practice) or similar
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working in a primary health care practice
  • Demonstrated experience working with vulnerable young persons.
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, including demonstrated liaison and negotiation skills with the ability to engage with people from a wide range of cultural and social backgrounds.


  • Experience working in a youth justice environment / custodial setting.
  • experience working with the Communicare Patient Information and Recall system (PIRS)
  • qualifications in medications management

For further information please contact Larissa Hall on 8931 5780

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.
  • Covid-19 vaccination certificate, or evidence of exemption. 
  • Current drivers’ licence.
  • Work right documents (Australian passport/birth certificate OR international passport with visa).
  • Relevant qualifications.
  • 6 weeks annual leave.
  • 5 days paid leave during end-of-year shut down (additional to annual leave).
  • $8.43 per hour on-site allowance
  • Salary packaging up to $15,990 per annum.
  • Compensated to attend and support a NAIDOC week event annually.

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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