Aboriginal Health Practitioner: AMIHS – Incentives Offered Hunter New England Local Health District


There’s never been a better time to join Hunter New England Local Health District! This vacancy is eligible for a NSW Health Rural Health Incentive package of $10,000 per year in addition to award entitlements. Apply now and enquire about an incentive package that will benefit you and your family!

Remuneration: $63,561 – $83,799 + Super + Salary Packaging + Rural Incentives
Location: Moree Community Health Service
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Aboriginal Hlth Practitioner
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ419899
Applications Close: Tuesday, 8th August 2023

This position is identified for applicants of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander descent. Are you of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent?

About the Role

  • This is an Aboriginal Maternal and Infant Health Service (AMIHS) role, providing an integrated, culturally appropriate, accessible community-based maternal and infant health service to the NSW communities of Moree, Mungindi and Collarenebri.
  • In collaboration with the rest of the Community Health team, you will work to improve the health of Aboriginal women during pregnancy and Aboriginal maternal and perinatal health outcomes.
  • You will provide integrated and accessible care in a range of settings, including home visits, for Aboriginal women and babies up to 8 weeks of age.
  • The role will see you consulting with the Aboriginal community and collaborating with mainstream Moree-based maternity service providers, child and family health services, medical services, and other agencies providing services to women, children and families in a community setting.
  • We are looking for someone who is proactive, with excellent communication skills, able to consult and engage with the Aboriginal community and work collaboratively.
  • The successful candidate will be supported by existing staff, the AMIHS network, online learnings and supported for education opportunities as required.

Where you’ll be working

  • Moree provides care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, and/or women whose baby will be Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.
  • The AMIHS service aims to provide culturally appropriate support and education during pregnancy, after birth and for the first 8 weeks post birth.
  • The service is located at Moree Community Health and works closely with Moree Hospital Maternity Service, local Medical Services and visiting specialists.
  • The AMIHS service also provides outreach clinics to Mungindi and Collarenebri.


  • $10,000 per year in Rural Incentives
  • Four weeks annual leave (pro-rata for part-time employees)
  • Up to 12 allocated days off each year (for full-time employees)
  • Superannuation contributions 11%
  • Salary packaging – Up to $9k for living expenses + $2.6k meal & entertainment + Novated leasing. 
  • Fitness Passport 
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members


  • This position is identified for applicants of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander descent.
  • Hold a Certificate IV in Aboriginal Primary Health Care (Practice) and a current authority to practice as an Aboriginal Health Practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Eligible to drive in NSW and the ability to travel as required.

Additional Information

  • An eligibility list will be created for future permanent full or part time and temporary full or part time vacancies.
  • This position is full time; however, part time/job share arrangements may also be considered.
  • To be eligible for permanent employment in this position you must be an Australian Citizen, or a permanent resident of Australia, or a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand Passport. Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable local candidate is identified for the position; in this instance, you may only be offered employment in line with the conditions and expiry date of your visa.
  • We are unable to accommodate visa sponsorship for applicants requiring a visa for this position.

Need more information?
1) Click here for the Position Description
2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Lee Clissold on [email protected]



Hunter New England Local Health District

Job Salary

Full time