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The Women’s and Children’s Health Network acknowledges Aboriginal people as the First Peoples and Traditional Custodians of Country throughout South Australia. We acknowledge and respect their ongoing and deep spiritual connection and relationship to land, air, sea, waters, community and country. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing in the APY Lands

WCHN is committed to being responsive to the mental health and wellbeing and cultural considerations that are impacting the health of Aboriginal children and young people who live in the APY Land communities.

WCHN is committed to ensuring Aboriginal children and adolescents:

  • are born healthy and remain strong
  • are supported to thrive in the early years
  • establish and maintain strong connections to culture, country and language
  • grow up in safe nurturing homes, supported by strong families and communities
  • belong to families and communities that are active partners in building a better service system.

The proposed Integrated Model of Care is designed to be responsive to the mental health and wellbeing and cultural considerations that are impacting the health of Anangu peoples who live in the APY Land communities.

We are looking for suitably qualified and experienced staff, who will either live in or be part of a regular visiting service in a FIFO arrangement to the APY Lands to support babies, children, young people and their families living in the APY Lands.

The roles work together with a multidisciplinary team providing a service to communities on the APY Lands and play a critical role in supporting the learning and development of Anangu people to deliver and drive their own health outcomes when possible.

Staff will take cultural guidance and direction from appropriate Aboriginal staff providing mental health services to babies, children, youth and their families/communities on the APY Lands

These roles are supported by experienced leadership and teams at the Women's and Children's Health Network and include benefits such as:

  • Family-friendly initiatives including flexible employment options to assist staff in achieving balance between their work and family life
  • Generous salary sacrifice opportunities
  • Educational programs and support
  • Up to a 30% attraction and retention allowance for time spent on APY Lands
  • Accommodation provided for time spent on APY Lands
  • Travel costs paid by employer
  • Meal costs paid or reimbursed by employer in accordance with applicable guidelines

For more information and job descriptions for each of the available roles, please click here.

For more general information visit the SA Health Careers webpage and read through the guidelines for applying for a job in SA Health. For specific information on conditions and benefits associated with working in SA Health, and how to apply for vacancies, see this page.