Working with PLAHS


The Port Lincoln Aboriginal Health Service Inc provides Primary Health Care to some 1,200 Aboriginal clients in Port Lincoln and surrounding areas, and is principally funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing through the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Country Health SA. It also operates a number of allied programs such as Social and Emotional Wellbeing.

Current Vacancies

Health Promotion Officer – Full time 1.0 FTE

PLAHS Employees Enterprise Agreement 2019, Health Worker Grade 3

(negotiated according to qualifications/experience)

A full-time position is available in this Aboriginal community-controlled Health Service for a highly motivated and creative Health Promotion Officer located in the Public Health Team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Promotion of Aboriginal community health and well-being utilising a Population Health approach
  • Planning and implementation of health promotion activities developed within the PLAHS Strategic Plan in consultation with service providers, agencies and the Aboriginal community
  • Coordination of community health education events and provision of an annual calendar of health promotion activities
  • Contributing to: community consultation and development; research and evaluation: workshop facilitation: resource and policy development, submission writing, advocacy, designing and delivering public information campaigns
  • Promoting realistic community expectations of services and referral pathways
  • Coordination of all health promotional, screening or educational activities to primary and secondary school students and community health education events
  • Providing data and reports as required
  • Coordinating multi-media productions (TV, radio, advertising, publications, pamphlets etc)

The successful applicant will have:

  • A Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice and/or an acceptable equivalent qualification/experience
  • Completed health promotion training, or willingness to undertake further education relevant to the position
  • understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and values
  • ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team approach
  • effective communication skills with a wide range of people and organisations
  • sound IT competence in use of Microsoft Office products, data entry and multimedia programs
  • knowledge of relevant local and external resources and organisations
  • ability to maintain strict confidentiality and uphold privacy principles
  • a current full, unrestricted driver’s licence, a satisfactory Working with Children Check (WWCC), an Aged Care related DCSI Criminal History Check, and/or a National Police Certificate
  • Applicants must provide proof of Covid-19 and current influenza vaccines or be willing to have these prior to commencement.

The Job and Person Specification (including selection criteria) is available from the PLAHS website (www.plahs.org.au), Facebook Page and Reception - phone 86830162 or Reception@plahs.org.au

Enquiries to: Carolyn Miller, Chief Executive Officer – phone 86830162 or Carolyn@plahs.org.au

Written applications MUST address all selection criteria in the Person Specification and include a covering letter and a current resume with names and contact details of three (3) work-related referees.

Applications in an envelope marked “Health Promotion Officer” can be forwarded to:
The Chief Executive Officer, Port Lincoln Aboriginal Heath Service Inc., PO Box 1583, PORT LINCOLN SA 5606 OR emailed to Carolyn@plahs.org.au OR submitted via SEEK.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE STRICTLY AT 5:00pm Friday August 19th 2022

Job and Person Specification Learn more or Apply on Seek >




Casual Aged Home Care Workers

Expressions of interest are invited from people who hold or are studying a Certificate III in Aged Care (or similar) and who are interested in casual home care work with PLAHS clients.

Duties involve providing assistance for assessed clients with household tasks, washing, showering, dressing, mobility, shopping, social activities etc.

Essential requirements also include current:

  • satisfactory DCSI Criminal History Checks (Aged Care and Child-related employment)
  • unrestricted driver’s license
  • a reliable vehicle
  • personal insurance

Please submit your Expression of Interest via the Application for Temporary Employment form which is available from the Reception Counter, PLAHS, 19a Oxford Terrace, Port Lincoln (entrance from rear carpark) or email reception@plahs.org.au and return completed to PLAHS.

For any queries please contact Sarah Davey, Team Leader Chronic Condition Self-Management by calling the office on (08) 8683 0162.

Application for Temporary Employment

Occasionally there are temporary vacancies which need to be filled quickly. Accordingly, a temporary employment register is being established. Positions include Registered and Enrolled Nurses; Aboriginal Health Workers; Support Workers and Administrative staff.

If you are interested in being included on this register, please fill in the 2 page employment application form which is available from the Reception Counter, PLAHS, 19a Oxford Terrace, Port Lincoln (entrance from rear carpark) or email reception@plahs.org.au.

Applications may be submitted at any time.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.