We are seeking a passionate General Practitioner to join our Don Dale Clinic team at Berrimah. If you are not from Darwin, come and learn about “the Berrimah line”. We are looking for someone special to take on this important role where you’ll improve the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians to contribute to better outcomes in the youth justice sector.
This role is part of a range of culturally appropriate and comprehensive primary health care services to young people within the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre, which includes a significant component of providing high level clinical and operational support.
Who we are
Established in 1991, Danila Dilba Health Service (DDHS) is an Aboriginal community-controlled organisation providing comprehensive primary health care to Biluru communities in the Yilli Rreung Region of the Northern Territory. We aim to improve the physical, mental, spiritual, cultural, and social wellbeing of our clients through innovative comprehensive programs based on principles of equity, access, empowerment, determination, and collaboration.
In relation to this key role, in August 2016 the NT Department of Territory Families asked Danila Dilba to provide a program to support the young people detained at the Centre. Have a look at our website and our annual reports to learn more about us Home | Danila Dilba (ddhs.org.au)
If working Wednesday to Friday is not enough for you, we are currently looking to fill two other GP positions in our Malak and Palmerston Clinics. If you are interested in this position, we can always use your talents in one of our other clinics for the other one or two days. These other GP positions have a general practice focus, so your clinical skills in this area would be maintained.
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What will you focus on
This role delivers quality, comprehensive and culturally safe health, and social support services to young people in detention to meet their health, mental health, social and developmental needs, with the aim of connecting and referring young people to the full range of care and allied health.
With a focus on strong advocating and coordinating care focus working with internal and external care providers to work towards desired outcomes for young people during and post detention.
You will provide clinical services to clients with a focus on applying the principles of chronic disease prevention and management, facilitating access to specialist assessment services, and ensuring the young people are given the best chance to succeed.
What you need to succeed
- A passion to influence and drive change to improve youth and social justice.
- Current registration as a General Practitioner with AHPRA.
- Fellow of the RACGP or ACCRM with a minimum 2 years’ experience in General Practice.
- Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise with people from a wide range of cultural and social backgrounds.
- Demonstrated understanding of the principles of Primary Health Care within Indigenous Health.
- Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to Aboriginal culture, self-determination concepts and history and knowledge of issues impacting on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team in a cross-cultural and complex environment.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) applicants will be granted priority consideration for this vacancy.
DDHS 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 Islanders, diverse cultures, and backgrounds, LGBTIQ+ identifies, and all age groups to apply.
Want to know more or apply?
For further information, please contact either Paul Ryan or Dr Andrew Webster on 08 8942 5400 to discuss the role.
Submit your up to date CV today as we will be looking at candidates with immediate effect, don’t delay.
We are committed to protecting children
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.