22 June, 2023

Child Health Nurse

About the Organisation

The Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service Aboriginal Corporation (DYHS) was established in 1974 and is the largest Aboriginal community-controlled health service provider in Western Australia, providing care to over 20,000 Aboriginal patients across four clinics in East Perth, Mirrabooka, Maddington and Midland.

Our staff enable the delivery of culturally responsive primary health services, focusing on prevention, early intervention, comprehensive care and care coordination including chronic disease management.


About the Role

The Child Health Nurse is required to provide specialist child health services to children and their families who are clients of Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service. This position will be across all 4 clinics namely; Mirrabooka, Midland, Maddington and East Perth.


Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Delivering culturally appropriate child health care including scheduled and enhanced child health checks, screening, assessment, brief intervention and care planning, recall & follow-up of appointments;
  • Identifying children most at risk of developmental delay and/or poor health outcomes, and works within a multi-disciplinary team approach to ensure appropriate care plans are developed and implemented;
  • Identifying children who are not presenting for immunisation, and work within a multi-disciplinary team approach to ensure they are immunised as per the WA Immunisation Schedule;
  • Collaborating with Maternal and Child Health Coordinator to ensure contact is made with mothers within 10 days of birth to ensure commenced of child health checks, screening and care coordination;
  • Implementing and undertaking best practice initiatives and strategies that support families to make healthy life choices, to reduce risk factors affecting pregnancy, child birth and chronic diseases such as smoking, alcohol and illicit drugs.


To be considered, you must meet the following Essential Criteria:

  1. Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Registered Nurse and/or Midwife;
  2. Post-graduate qualification in Child Health plus a minimum 12 months experience working in the clinical area;
  3. Understanding scope of practice in line with relevant state board;
  4. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Primary Health Care principles and social determinants of health;
  5. Fully Covid-19 Vaccinated;
  6. Current Working with Children Check;
  7. Current WA Immunisation Certificate;
  8. Current WA Drivers Licence; 
  9. A National Police Clearance not older than 3 months with an acceptable outcome.


A copy of the Job Description can be obtained by contacting People Services Team on 1300 420 272 or work@dyhs.org.au.

The Benefits

As a public benevolent institution, DYHS offers salary packaging up to $15,900. Other entitlements include study leave, long service leave after 7 years, 12 days of personal leave per year, NAIDOC Day holiday and professional development opportunities.


How to Apply:

Please apply through SEEK, applications must include:

  • Current Resume including current contact details; and
  • Cover letter addressing the selection criteria (2 pages maximum) outlining your suitability for the role.


Please note shortlisting will commence immediately and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


 Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service Aboriginal Corporation is an equal opportunity institution, providing educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, colour, gender, age, or disability.

Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service reserves the right to contact the current or most recent employer and evaluate past employment records of applicants selected for interview.

The organisation reserves the right to re-advertise the position or to delay final selection if it is deemed that applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool.

Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service Aboriginal Corporation is committed to a smoke free environment across all buildings, grounds and vehicles.