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Aboriginal Support Worker

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Full Time
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$67,574- $72,723 base pa +super +6 weeks annual leave +leave loading +++
  • Social & Emotional Wellbeing Program
  • City base, working across multiple Darwin locations

Come and join our motivated team focused on facilitating and coordinating culturally appropriate low intensity mental health therapeutic and social groups. Working hand in hand with our Social and Emotional Well Being (SEWB) team to gain positive outcomes for our clients.


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.

Have a look at our website to learn more about us at ddhs.org.au.  You will also find a full Position Description for this role on our careers page at ddhs.org.au/career-opportunities.


With a focus on Social and Emotional Wellbeing of our clients you will facilitate and co-ordinate social and therapeutic groups.   You will work closely with our SEWB team to co-design and facilitate group workshops with a focus on low intensity mental health.

You will also coordinate and actively participating in relevant community events to provide awareness and promote SEWB program.

Its critical in this role that you are able to provide cultural input and support to SEWB clients and staff members, hence why it is an identified role.


  • Identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Certificate IV in Mental Health or the commitment to complete in the following 12 months (this will be funded by the employer).
  • Experience working in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with clients, carers, and other professionals.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to changing work environments and requirements.
  • The ability to demonstrate cultural understanding and sensitivity of our clients and be able to translate that to on-the-job application.
  • Ability to maintain clear documentation and comply with confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated computer skills and the ability to use relevant to the role.
  • 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.
  • Willingness to travel to multiple locations within the Greater Darwin Region.


  • 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, + leave loading.
  • An additional 5 days leave at the end of year shut down period.
  • Generous salary packaging which we can provide due to our not-for-profit status, which typically has a significant increase your take home pay. For more information on NFP tax savings Tax Savings Calculator - GO Salary.

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.


For further information, please contact Jahmayne Coolwell on 08 8942 5404 or 0418 536 507.

Apply by sending your CV and a covering letter by 5 May 2023.


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. 

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