A Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker advocates with a local doctors surgery

Indigenous Health Worker

Indigenous Health Workers assist with the coordination and provision of health care delivery to Indigenous communities.

Overview

Indigenous Health Workers assist with the coordination and provision of health care delivery to Indigenous communities.

Day-to-day

  • maintaining health records and statistics
  • acting as an advocate in the community they serve, and as a communicator and interpreter on behalf of clients and other health workers
  • providing clinical functions, such as case management and follow-up, independently or in consultation with other health care providers
  • providing health education to individual clients and staff in health facilities
  • providing cultural education to persons outside the cultural community and life skills education to the community they serve
  • providing counselling and referring clients to other health care providers where necessary.

Considerations

  • stressful.

Occupation snapshot
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$1,578 / week
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Stable
Apprenticeships may be available

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