Clinical Dietitian (NDIS) Outreach

Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation

  • We’re one of Australia’s largest providers of Aboriginal healthcare.
  • We’re engaging with health issues at a grass roots community level.
  • We’re looking for passionate individuals who are ready to help change the future for Aboriginal healthcare.

What we stand for

With eight clinics and growing across East Arnhem Land, we’re providing health care services for over 6,000 Indigenous residents. Our Board of Directors represents communities across the region, ensuring every decision we make helps empower Yolngu people to take control of their lives and direct their own futures.

We’re connected by passion

We share a passion for the rich history of the Yolngu culture and a commitment to ensure that the work we’re doing is instrumental in ensuring self-determination for Indigenous peoples. We’re a people place where going above and beyond is in our nature. We’re not just offering jobs, we’re offering a way to shape Australia’s future. Do you share our passion?

We need you

Miwatj Health are pleased to offer this position as a full time, fixed term for a 12 month period. Based in the Miwatj Health Darwin Office, you will be working closely with our Aboriginal workforce which is critical to our client’s success. You’ll be committed to finding the best way to communicate with our clients and our team in order to provide great care in sometimes uncertain circumstances.

Core aspects of your role will include:

  • Provide clinical and culturally appropriate dietetic services to chronic disease and NDIS clients in remote Aboriginal communities with minimal supervision.
  • Work in partnership with stakeholders to implement and evaluate activities that aim to improve the nutritional status of chronic disease clients.
  • Manage client care and administrative duties, including planning travel and client appointments, follow-up phone calls / telehealth where required.
  • Deliver public health nutrition activities in line with the Miwatj Food Security and Nutrition Strategy as required.
  • Contribute to the development of nutrition resources and provide expert advice to Miwatj health staff in the area of nutrition and physical activity.
  • Participate in continuing education to update skills and knowledge in order to provide optimum level of client care.
  • Follow defined service quality standard, Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) policies and procedures relating to the work being undertaken in order to ensure high quality, safe services and workplaces.

Why Miwatj?

Whether working with a remote healthcare provider is in your bucket list, or something that is tried and tested, we’d love for you to reach out. East Arnhem Land offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of a community where the richness of Yolngu culture is in the air you breathe.

A competitive salary of $57,492 – $74,197 per annum (dependent on skills and experience) is available with this full time, fixed term position.

How do you know if you’re the right fit?

In order to deliver on our mission, we know that a collaborative, supportive team is critical. We’re looking for people who are committed to not only growing their capability, but willing to step in and support other team members and clients. Whilst knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture is helpful, what will really see you thrive in our communities is an open mind, willingness to be exposed to culture, and curiosity. Before you reach out and apply, we need you to have:

  • Relevant qualifications in Nutrition & Dietetics that meets membership eligibility requirements of Dietetics Association of Australia (DAA) and current Accredited Practising Dietitian credential.
  • Understanding of the social determinants of health and impact on Aboriginal health in remote communities in the Northern Territory.
  • Post graduate experience in providing contemporary high level clinical Nutrition & Dietetics services to patients.
  • Demonstrated awareness and understanding of Aboriginal culture and proven experience in working effectively with patients of diverse cultural and social backgrounds.
  • Well-developed communication, interpersonal skills, negotiation and conflict management skills, with experience working in a team environment to achieve positive health outcomes.
  • Ability and willingness to travel regularly to communities in the Miwatj region.
  • Current NT manual driver’s license, or ability to obtain.
  • Ochre card, or ability to obtain.

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For more information please contact the Miwatj Health Recruitment Team at: and quote reference 100865.

Application close date: once the position is filled.

We’re proud to employ over 116 Yolngu employees and we are always looking to increase that number. If you’re Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and interested in this role you are encouraged to apply.

Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation