Aboriginal Counsellor – New Street – Wagga Wagga Murrumbidgee Local Health District


Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Dependent upon qualifications and experience
Remuneration: $71,240.00 – $116,891.00 per annum (+ super + 17.5% leave loading where applicable)
Hours per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ426483
Applications Close: 21 September 2023
Vaccination Category: A (including influenza and 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccination) 

*This is an Aboriginal Targeted role.*


Outstanding Experience. Infinite Opportunities.



Here in the Riverina, we treasure your skills and experience and we’re ready to roll out the red carpet to welcome you to town.

We’ve prepared oodles of goodies to help you move and settle in, including:

  • Salary packaging up to $20,600 per annum tax free for living expenses! Take advantage of novated leasing a new car!
  • Relocation assistance and accommodation support considerations
  • Subsidised gym and leisure centre membership for you and your family
  • Free confidential counselling services for you and your family

Craving a fresh start somewhere new and actually interesting? Join the incredible team in the Murrumbidgee District. Jump in at a comfort level that suits you: from state-of-the-art hospital that will remind you of the city, to small multi-disciplinary health facility where you literally get to do it all. No matter where you choose, your learning will be nurtured and you’ll be well supported to operate at the top of your scope.

And don’t worry – there are already oodles of young people here to welcome you: at work, in local clubs, at the pub, and down at the river!

There’s heaps to show your family when they come to visit, which is a breeze – you’ll be central to Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. (You can always pop home for the weekend on a quick flight if you find a break in your social calendar!) 

Want to know more about the community of Wagga Wagga? Visit us here.


About Your Role

New Street Murrumbidgee is a NSW Health child protection initiative and part of a developing network of services delivered by Local Health Districts in New South Wales.  It provides counselling intervention to children and young people (10 – 17 years) with harmful sexual behaviours, and their families and / or caregivers.
As well as providing counselling intervention, the Aboriginal counsellor position has a key focus in collaborating with local service providers in the provision of programs related to engaging with local Aboriginal communities across MLHD.  The position also requires community development and capacity building with local Aboriginal communities in order to best facilitate ongoing communication and service delivery to these communities.  The program has a specific focus on improving outcomes for Aboriginal peoples.
New Street Murrumbidgee sits within the Priority Populations Program within the Integrated Care and Partnerships Directorate.

*This position has been designated as a targeted role. Preference will be given to persons of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.

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

Learn more about the role and requirements here.

Upgrade Your Career and Lifestyle at MLHD

Your application will require you to include a resume and cover letter outlining your skills and experience and why you are a good fit for this position. 

Go on, you’ve earned a promotion, a world-class workplace, inspiring colleagues, award-winning staff and patient programs – all wrapped up in a rich tapestry of cultural treasures. Contact Cindy Blackett, Clinical Coordinator – New Street on 02 5943 2850 or [email protected] now for a confidential chat.

New applicants must have completed the COVID-19 vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate. Should a medical contraindication certificate be provided, ongoing employment post certificate expiry is conditional to meeting COVID-19 vaccination requirements. 

MLHD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Aboriginal People and people from racial, ethnic, or ethno-religious minority groups and people with disability.




Murrumbidgee Local Health District

Job Salary

Full time