21 April, 2023

Aboriginal Health Worker

Expression of Interest (EOI)

Deadly Ears in Deadly Hands study

Fixed-term, full-time or part-time (0.8 -1 FTE) contract until 30 June 2025

Based in Darwin | Travel to remote communities.

Base salary $81,803 – $87,901 per annum, pro-rata, plus super and salary packaging


This position is designated for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people only


Are you an enthusiastic and motivated Aboriginal Health worker who has experience working in either child health or within remote Indigenous community health environments, hospitals or health service settings?  

If this sounds like you, join our team to help make a difference.


About the Role:

Menzies is looking for an Aboriginal Health worker to be part of the Deadly Ears in Deadly Hands research team.

The Aboriginal Health Worker will work within the Deadly Ears in Deadly Hands research team to yarn with and support families of children in the Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) paediatric wards and assist with the identification of those children who are suitable to join the research study. The incumbent will also assist with the ear and hearing assessments, collecting health information from the families and medical records and entering this data into the study database, supporting the families through the hospital discharge process, and helping the carers understand the healthcare requirements of their child after they leave the hospital. The Aboriginal Health Worker will also be involved in the follow-up of the children in the study, conducting satisfaction questionnaires with the family members, and arranging and assisting with follow-up ear health checks.

This position is based in Darwin; however, there may be a requirement to travel remotely via light aircraft and/or 4WD up to 2 days per trip, 15 times a year.

What you will bring to the role

As an enthusiastic, qualified Aboriginal Health worker, you will have excellent communication and organisational skills and ability to:

  • To communicate with Aboriginal people and people from diverse cultures and ability to build strong productive relationships within an organisation and collaborative external partnerships.
  • Demonstrated reliability and strong work ethic with capacity to work without constant direct supervision as part of a multidisciplinary team and maintain good organisational and time management skills.
  • Willingness to learn ear examination skills such as otoscopy, tympanometry and hearScreen, as well as other research skills as required.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality of data and personal information and exercise diplomacy and discretion when dealing with sensitive and confidential issues.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy and record keeping skills including proficient use of Microsoft Office suite for data collection and recording of information.

You will also have Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care and relevant work experience.

Why Menzies

Menzies is one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and a leader in global and tropical research into life-threatening illnesses. If making a positive health impact in Australia and across our region excites and motivates you, join us as we continue to translate our research into effective programs and partnerships in communities across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, and find enduring solutions to health problems that matter.

Benefits of working for Menzies

  • Lead change and help make a positive impact
  • Exciting career opportunity with one of Australia’s leading health research institutes.
  • Base salary of $73,670- $79,770 (GSL 6) per annum, pro-rata
  • Total remuneration salary package including superannuation of $95,232 – $102,272 per annum, pro-rata).
  • Indigenous Knowledge Allowance $3,005 pa, pro-rata (IKA 2)


If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact:

 Dr. Jemima Beissbarth

Senior Research Officer

Child Health Division

Via email: Jemima.Beissbarth@menzies.edu.au 

Or Phone: 08 8946 8506

How to Apply:

Please click on the ‘Apply’ button to submit your application.  


Applicants are required to provide:

  1. Cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining your skills and experience relevant to this role and addressing your ability to fulfill the responsibilities and requirements of the position
  2. Current resume and detail of two referees
  3. Any other relevant supporting documentation.


Closing date: Sunday, 7 May 2023

 The position will only be open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and section 57 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1992 (NT).


To obtain the Position Description, or for more information on how to apply for this position, please visit Menzies’ careers website: http://careers.menzies.edu.au or phone Human Resources on 08 8946 8626.