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Purple House provides dialysis in the most remote parts of Australia

Join the award-winning Purple House team and be part of a unique model of care that places people, culture and country at the centre of all it does.

Purple House is a non-profit Indigenous health service operating from a base in Alice Springs. The Pintupi communities of the Western Desert saw their elders with end stage renal failure forced into town to access services, so they built an organisation that has been getting people home on country by providing culturally appropriate remote dialysis services for two decades.

This innovative organisation has grown to operate permanent units in 19 remote communities, two Purple Trucks and a range of aged care, NDIS, primary health and social support services in Alice Springs and Darwin to provide a home away from home when people need to be in town. We even run a successful bush medicine social enterprise as well!

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Where's Your Next Adventure?

We’ve got exciting opportunities in remote communities across NT, WA and SA, as well as a diverse roles in our Alice Springs and Darwin bases. Purple House can work with you on your next adventure. We offer a range of flexible employment options and contracts to suit your needs.

Whether you’re considering your first job outside the big city, coming from overseas or are a seasoned remote worker– we would love to hear from you!

Why Join Us?

Freedom & Flexibility

We trust our people to do extraordinary work. You will have ownership over work that directly contributes to our success.

Work With The Best

Strong leadership with a difference - you’ll work closely with our Pintupi board, award winning CEO and amazing team members. It’s truly #notyouraverageworkplace

Generous Annual Leave & Salary Packaging

Packages to help our people make the most of their income and extra leave to recharge and look after yourself.

Cultural Learning

Immerse yourself daily in the world’s oldest living culture.

Make A Difference

Your skills and experience will have direct impact on patients and families lives.

Bring Your True Self To Work

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion make Purple House a better place to work.

Hear From Our People

Job Vacancies

Remote Dialysis Nurse

Position Title:Nurse (Dialysis)
Program:Clinical Services
Location:Remote dialysis site or Alice Springs as directed

About the Role 

We’re looking for passionate, caring people to join our team. You will have a unique opportunity to work as a dialysis nurse in one of our remote locations in the Northern Territory, Western Australia and South Australia.

We have casual and full time roles available and will consider sponsorship for an international candidate.

The role involves:

• Delivering  high standard dialysis clinical care in our facilities

• Coordinating the care of patients with complex health needs

• Providing training/education to dialysis patients and their families to encourage well-being and self-care

 

Your Benefits

• The chance to work “outside of the hospital environment” where you can work independently for a community-run healthcare provider

• Support (leave and financial assistance) for further relevant study

• A competitive remuneration package of $120K-$140K pa including PBI salary packaging

• Flights and transportation to and from your remote location

• Free accommodation, utilities and internet

• 35 days annual leave

• Variety to work in a unit on your own or as part of a team

• An approachable and communicative management team

• An appreciation for who you are and what you bring to the Purple House

 

About you

• You have a patient centred focus and eye on our goal of getting people home on country.

• You are known for your compassion and empathy.

• You are a self-starter and can work autonomously.

• You can communicate with all sorts of people.

• You can think on your feet to negotiate and solve problems.

• You are culturally curious and have respect for culture and country.

• You are passionate and ready for a challenge. (But we are all here to share the fun!)

• Your style is flexible, good humoured and resilient.

• You have a minimum two years recent haemodialysis experience.

• You are currently registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA).

 

We require all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (3 doses).

 

If you think you have what we’re looking for Apply Now

We actively encourage and invite applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for all our positions.

Aboriginal Health Practitioner

Position Title:Aboriginal Health Practitioner
Program:Primary Health Care Team
Location:Alice Springs, NT

About the role

We’re after a self-motivated and hardworking Aboriginal Health Practitioner to join our Primary Health Care team in Alice Springs.

As an AHP, you are a key member of our Primary Health Care service, which is a small multi-disciplinary team providing culturally appropriate clinical care specifically for dialysis patients and their families.

You will be central to maintaining cultural integrity and advocate strongly for our patients. You will maintain strong connections with external health services that recognise and respond to the social and cultural impacts on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.

Some of your day to day responsibilities include:

• Conducting patient assessments, treatment and referrals within scope of practice and in accordance with Primary Health Care Guidelines (CARPA manual)

• Assist in completing annual holistic health screening and chronic disease management plans in collaboration with patient and the GP

• Assist in coordinating internal GP, Allied health and specialist clinics and services for Purple House serviced patients

• Schedule and support patients to attend health care appointments as required.

• Advocate for patients and protect the rights of the individual

• Provide Health promotion and preventative health care advice to all patients

• Collaborate as needed with internal social support, nutrition, aged care/NDIS, care coordination teams.

• Maintain patient records to a high standard, including progress notes, records of communication with or regarding patients, updating medical history and demographic information.

• Plus…lots, lots more!!!

About you

• You have a patient centred focus and eye on our goal of getting people home on country.

• You are known for your compassion and empathy.

• Your style is flexible, good humoured and resilient.

• You are a self-starter and can work autonomously, knowing when to ask for help.

• You can think on your feet to negotiate and solve problems.

• You’re eager to learn and collaborate with your team.

• You are passionate and ready for a challenge. (But we are all here to share the fun!)

• You can communicate with all sorts of people.

• You are culturally curious and have respect for culture and community.

• You have a wealth of knowledge and experience in Indigenous chronic disease health care, bringing new ideas to the team.

• You have a Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care.

• You are currently registered with AHPRA as an ATSI Primary Health Practitioner.

 

We require all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (3 doses).

 

If you think you have what we’re looking for Apply Now

We actively encourage and invite applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for all our positions.

Community Medical Practitioner (Casual)

Position Title:Community Medical Practitioner (Casual)
Program:Primary Health Care
Location:Alice Springs NT

Wonderful opportunity to provide holistic health care, helping achieve outstanding outcomes for dialysis patients from Central Australian communities.

About the Role 

We’re looking for passionate female and male GP’s to join our team to provide holistic and culturally safe health care. You will work closely with a multi-disciplinary team caring for the health and wellbeing of our dialysis patients and families. You will have an opportunity to build strong relationship, spending quality time with patients.

Some of your responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Provide high quality Primary Health Care Services to patients of all age ranges and health care needs, in keeping with best practice standards

• Respond to acute medical/health problems presented by patients including history taking, diagnosis, investigation, treatment and referral as appropriate

• Develop chronic disease management plans with the patients input, in line with national guidelines and pathways

• Provide appropriate health education and promotion to all patients as part of a preventative health care approach.

• Conduct annual holistic health care screening of regular patients to improve health outcomes, enhance care coordination of, and prevent ill health.

• Liaise closely with other members of Primary Health Care team for a collaborative approach in patient care.

• Collaborate closely with specialists and other external stakeholders to provide multidisciplinary approach to health care.

About you

• You have a patient centred focus and eye on our goal of getting people home on country.

• You are known for your compassion, empathy and ability to listen.

• Your style is flexible, good humoured and resilient.

• You are a self-starter and can work autonomously, knowing when to ask for help.

• You can think on your feet to negotiate and solve problems.

• You are considerate and thoughtful in conflict management.

• You’re eager to learn and collaborate with your team.

• You are passionate and ready for a challenge. (But we are all here to share the fun!)

• You can communicate with all sorts of people.

• You are culturally curious and have respect for culture and community.

• You have experience working for an Aboriginal organisation and awareness of the issues pertaining to this region.

Essential

• Medical Practitioner’s Generalist registration with AHPRA

• Fellow of RACG or ACCRM

• Hold Practitioner Indemnity

We require all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (3 doses).

 

If you think you have what we’re looking for Apply Now

We actively encourage and invite applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for all our positions.

Primary Healthcare Nurse (Full Time)

Position Title:Primary Healthcare Nurse (Full Time)
Program:Primary Health Care
Location:Alice Springs NT

$89,000 + 11% Super + Sal Sac

 

POSITION SUMMARY
The PHC Nurse position is responsible  for providing a vital link to the work provided by dialysis nurses, practice nurses, chronic disease nurses, GPs, Allied Health professionals and patient support activities, to ensure holistic care is being accessed by Purple House dialysis patients, with a focus on multidisciplinary, chronic disease shared care management and improved access to mainstream primary health care services.

 

 

Special conditions:

  • The position is offered in alignment to our funding period.
  • New appointments are probationary for the first six months.

 

 

STANDARD REQUIREMENTS

  • Demonstrate a courteous and respectful manner and communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate cultural awareness and knowledge of cultural safety and Indigenous community control.
  • Maintain confidentiality of information about clients, other staff members or community members.
  • Work to achieve standards of best practice and promote continuous quality improvement.
  • Demonstrate safe work practices and promote a safe work environment.
  • We require all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (3 doses).

 

 

FUNCTIONS

  • Works collaboratively with all employees of WDNWPT and other health providers to ensure continuity of holistic quality care for patients with a diagnosed chronic disease and for those who may be at risk of contracting a chronic disease
  • Management of health care needs for case load of patients with multiple, complex, chronic diseases.
  • Coordinate internal GP, Allied health and specialist clinics and services for Purple House serviced patients.
  • Conduct health assessments, treatments and referrals (as necessary) of acute health concerns in keeping with scope of practice and relevant Primary Health Care Guidelines (CARPA)
  • Work collaboratively with external health practitioners and other services to ensure multidisciplinary approach to health care
  • Provide Health promotion and preventative health care advice to all patients
  • Utilise a recall system to ensure patients health care needs are met in a timely manner
  • Work closely with the Purple House Social Support, nutrition and Aged Care/NDIS teams to provide effective, holistic approach to Primary Health Care
  • Schedule and support patients to attend health care appointments as required
  • Advocate for patients and protect the rights of the individual
  • Assist in completion of holistic annual health assessments, and chronic disease management plans, in collaboration with GP and the patient.
  • Maintain patient records to a high standard, including progress notes, records of communication with or regarding patients, updating medical history and demographic information
  • Liaise closely with direct manager for assistance and advice when required and partake in regular team meetings
  • Other duties as required.

 

 

About You

  • You have a patient centred focus and eye on our goal of getting people home on country.
  • You are known for your compassion, empathy, and ability to listen.
  • Your style is flexible, good humoured, and resilient. 
  • You are a self-starter and can work autonomously, knowing when to ask for help.
  • You can think on your feet to negotiate and solve problems.
  • You are considerate and thoughtful in conflict management.
  • You’re eager to learn and collaborate with your team.
  • You are passionate and ready for a challenge. (But we are all here to share the fun!)
  • You can communicate with all sorts of people.
  • You are culturally curious and have respect for culture and community.
  • You have experience working for an Aboriginal organisation and awareness of the issues pertaining to this region.
  • You hold an AHPRA registration.
 

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
  • Are you currently registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)?
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • How many years’ experience do you have as a Primary Health Care Nurse?
  • Do you have a current Police Check (National Police Certificate) for employment?
  • Have you completed a qualification in nursing?
  • Do you have a current NDIS Worker Screening Check?
 

If you think you have what we’re looking for Apply Now!

Maintenance Officer

Position Title:Maintenance Officer
Program:Operations
Location:Alice Springs NT

Full-time hours, admin Level 3 $30.22/hr (FT rate) – 38hrs per week + remote travel allowance as required.

    1. The Maintenance Officer is responsible for overseeing all maintenance works for Purple House infrastructure (including remote housing & facilities), grounds and vehicle fleet upkeep and management.
    2. This role also oversees the work of the Maintenance Workers, including planning and coordinating tasks, monitoring attendance and workflow, and reporting outcomes/incidents to management as needed.

This role requires periodic travel to remote communities. Vehicle and necessary tools provided. 

Must have:

    • Building/plant/fleet maintenance experience
    • Unrestricted NT driver license.
    • Able to travel to remote communities and conduct remote work for a week or so at a time.
    • Current National Criminal History check (less than 6 months) or able to obtain.
    • NDIS worker screening check or able to obtain.
      •  
      • We require all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (3 doses).
        •  

Desirable:

    • Knowledge of Alice Springs & remote communities

PD available upon request. General enquiries to: people@purplehouse.org.au.

Maintenance Worker

Position Title:Maintenance Worker
Program:Operations
Location:Alice Springs NT

Full-time hrs. Admin level 2 $27.37/hr (FT rate) – 38hrs per week + remote travel allowance as required.

    1. The Maintenance Worker contributes to all maintenance works for Purple House infrastructure (including remote housing & facilities), grounds and vehicle fleet upkeep and management.

This role requires periodic travel to remote communities. Vehicle and necessary tools provided. 

Must have:

    • Building/plant/fleet maintenance experience
    • Unrestricted NT driver license.
    • Able to travel to remote communities and conduct remote work for a week or so at a time.
    • Current National Criminal History check (less than 6 months) or able to obtain.
    • NDIS worker screening check or able to obtain.
    • We require all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (3 doses).
      •  

Desirable:

    • Knowledge of Alice Springs & remote communities

PD available upon request. General enquiries to: people@purplehouse.org.au.

 

Dialysis Site Coordinator – Alice Springs

Position Title:Dialysis Site Coordinator – Alice Springs 
Program:Dialysis Operations Manager
Location:Alice Springs NT

WDNWPT Aboriginal Corporation EA 2022 – Dialysis Nurse Level 2

Full time/Part time

$96,626 pa + 11% super + allowances + salary packaging

About the Role 

We are looking for a compassionate and well organised person to coordinate our two-chair dialysis unit in Alice Springs. We are looking for a strong patient advocate who will support patients in their management of complex comorbidities and developing health literacy. 

As site coordinator, you will be responsible for delivering high quality, person-centred dialysis treatment for your patients, as well as oversee the day-to-day operations of the unit, including patient scheduling, equipment maintenance, and supply inventory. You will also help support new nurses in adapting to the Purple House dialysis environment during orientation.  

 

About you

  • You have a patient centred focus and are passionate about patient advocacy.
  • You are a self-starter and can work autonomously.
  • You can communicate with all sorts of people.
  • You can think on your feet to negotiate and solve problems.
  • You are culturally curious and have respect for culture and country.
  • You are passionate and ready for a challenge
  • Your style is flexible, good humoured and resilient.

 

To be successful, you will; 

  • have a minimum 2 years recent haemodialysis nursing experience.
  • have a current Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA) registration.
  • have unrestricted legal rights to work in Australia. 

 

If you think you have what we’re looking for, tell us why by submitting your one-page cover letter and resume here on SEEK.

We suggest you look at our website, Facebook and Instagram to see how we roll.

For any enquires regarding the position contact our people team – people@purplehouse.org.au

We require all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (3 doses).

No Agencies Please

 

Applications close on 22 February 2024. 

People are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed on submission; and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice.

We actively encourage and invite applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for all our positions.

Apply now via SEEK

 

Finance Officer

Position Title:Finance Officer
Program:Business Operations
Location:Alice Springs NT

WDNWPT Aboriginal Corporation EA 2022 – Admin Worker Level 3 – $68000 to $75000 pa full-time 38 hrs

About the role

As a Finance Officer in the Finance Team you will be responsible for providing assistance to the Senior Finance Manager and Finance Manager with general finance functions, support payroll and reporting requirements as well as general finance administrative tasks.

Key responsibilities include accounts payable and receivable, support credit card holders monthly account reconciliation, petty cash reconciliation and general finance administration support services.

At all times ensure that finance processes and records are maintained in compliance with applicable Australian Taxation Office (ATO) rulings, financial accounting regulations and organisational policies and procedures. 

About You

  • You’re experienced in accounts payable, receivable, credit card and financial posting/reconciliation.
  • You work proficiently with Microsoft 365 applications.
  • You have an eye for attention to detail and accuracy.
  • You are a self-starter and can work autonomously, knowing when to ask for help and able to collaborate within a diverse team.
  • You are eager to learn.
  • You are well organised and know how to effectively manage your workload.
  • You can communicate with all sorts of people.
  • You are known for your compassion, empathy and ability to listen.
  • You are culturally curious and have respect for culture and community.

If you think you have what we’re looking for, apply now on SEEK with your cover letter and resume.

We’d suggest you look at our website, Facebook and Instagram to see how we roll.

Applicants must have existing legal rights to work in Australia.

For general enquiries regarding the position or a copy of the position description contact people@purplehouse.org.au 

Applications for the position will only be accepted via SEEK.

Successful candidates must have:

  • Demonstrated experience in a similar role.
  • Recent (less than 6 months old) National Criminal History Check.
  • Obtain an NDIS Worker Screening Check.
  • Covid Vaccination (2 jabs + 1 booster).
  • Unrestricted driver license preferred.  

 

No Agencies Please

You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed on submission; and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice. 

Will be advertised until filled, else applications close 8 March 2024. 

We actively encourage and invite applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for all our positions.

Medicare & Billing Coordinator (Finance)

Position Title:Medicare & Billing Coordinator
Program:Business Operations
Location:Alice Springs NT

WDNWPT Aboriginal Corporation EA 2022 – Admin Worker Level 5 – $78000 to $83000 pa full-time 38 hrs

About the role

Medicare & Billing Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating all Medicare, Aged Care & NDIS related billing & finance functions.  Ensure that all service provision, including remote dialysis and Primary Health Care (PHC) services are appropriately claimed through the relevant systems.  Develop, implement, and promulgate processes and procedures so claims are processed efficiently, in accordance with regulatory framework and in line with Medicare Billing Schedule (MBS). 

About You

  • You’re experienced in Medicare, Aged Care or NDIS billing, related regulatory frameworks and processes.
  • You work proficiently with Microsoft 365 applications.
  • You have an eye for attention to detail and accuracy.
  • You are a self-starter and can work autonomously, knowing when to ask for help and able to collaborate within a diverse team.
  • You are eager to learn.
  • You are well organised and know how to effectively manage your workload.
  • You can communicate with all sorts of people.
  • You are known for your compassion, empathy and ability to listen.
  • You are culturally curious and have respect for culture and community.

If you think you have what we’re looking for, apply now on SEEK with your cover letter and resume.

We’d suggest you look at our website, Facebook and Instagram to see how we roll.

Applicants must have existing legal rights to work in Australia.

For general enquiries regarding the position or a copy of the position description contact people@purplehouse.org.au 

Applications for the position will only be accepted via SEEK.

Successful candidates must:

  • Have demonstrated experience in a similar role.
  • Have a current (less than 6 months old) National Criminal History Check.
  • Be able to obtain an NDIS Worker Screening Check.
  • Have Covid Vaccination (2 jabs + 1 booster).
  • Have an unrestricted driver license preferred.  

 

No Agencies Please

You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed on submission; and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice. 

Will be advertised until filled, else applications close 8 March 2024. 

We actively encourage and invite applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for all our positions.

ICT Support Coordinator

Position Title:ICT Support Coordinator
Program:Business Operations
Location:Alice Springs NT

WDNWPT Aboriginal Corporation EA 2022 – Admin Worker Level 5 – $78000 to $82000 pa full-time 38 hrs

About the role

The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Support Coordinator plays a pivotal role in supporting the organisations’ technology infrastructure and ensuring the seamless operation of ICT systems and infrastructure. The role is responsible for coordinating and executing hardware and software installation and management, a wide range tier I and II ICT related support tasks including technical & user support, minor projects and coordinating tier III related support and procurement with external vendors.

About You

  • You have two + years’ experience in an ICT technical infrastructure, hardware/software management and ICT support role.
  • You work proficiently with Microsoft 365 applications.
  • You have an eye for attention to detail and accuracy.
  • You are a self-starter and can work autonomously, knowing when to ask for help and able to collaborate within a diverse team.
  • You are eager to learn.
  • You are well organised and know how to effectively manage your workload.
  • You can communicate with all sorts of people.
  • You are known for your compassion, empathy and ability to listen.
  • You are culturally curious and have respect for culture and community.

If you think you have what we’re looking for, apply now on SEEK with your cover letter and resume.

We’d suggest you look at our website, Facebook and Instagram to see how we roll.

Applicants must have existing legal rights to work in Australia.

For general enquiries regarding the position or a copy of the position description contact people@purplehouse.org.au 

Applications for the position will only be accepted via SEEK.

Successful candidates must also have:

  • Have a current (less than 6 months old) National Criminal History Check.
  • Be able to obtain an NDIS Worker Screening Check.
  • Have Covid Vaccination (2 jabs + 1 booster).
  • Have an unrestricted driver license preferred.  

No Agencies Please

You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed on submission; and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice. 

Will be advertised until filled, else applications close 8 March 2024. 

We actively encourage and invite applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for all our positions.

 

Support Worker/Case Management

Position Title:Support Worker/Case Management
Program:Aged Care/NDIS/Social Support
Location:Alice Springs NT

WDNWPT Aboriginal Corporation EA 2022 – Community Service Worker Level 2, $31.56 (full-time) or $39.45 (casual with loading). Minimum availability required per week: 15hrs casual, 30.4hrs part-time or 38hrs full-time per week.

Position Summary

Malpa is a Pintupi word meaning ‘friend’ or ‘companion’. The role of Malpa Support is to provide practical support to the NDIS, Aged Care and Support teams in the delivery of care for dialysis patients and their families including transport and other services as directed.

The role of the Malpa Support Workers & Case Managers is to assist the Wellbeing team with practical support for people with complex needs.  Key responsibilities include direct care for dialysis patients and their families including transport and other services as directed. This position also provides administration relief as required to support the Wellbeing team and other client service areas including aged and disability support.

About Purple House

Our mission is to improve the lives of people with renal failure, reunite families and reduce the incidence of kidney disease in our communities. We are run by Aboriginal people for Aboriginal people and work to provide culturally appropriate dialysis services in remote communities, helping people to get home to country and family.

Purple House normal hours of operation are 8.30am to 4.30pm – we do not provide afterhours or residential care.

All employees are expected to carry out their work in accordance with the values of WDNWPT which are: 

  • We will ensure that Walytja (family), Tjukurrpa (dreaming), Ngurra (country) and Kuunyi (compassion) are central to all that we do and say.
  • We will be strong, clever, brave and determined to make life better for our people
  • We will think deeply, plan wisely and take action to improve service and enhance wellbeing
  • We will share our experiences and knowledge with others so that we all can learn

We will foster understanding and respect between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people

Standard Requirements 

  • Demonstrate a courteous and respectful manner and communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate cultural awareness and knowledge of cultural safety and Indigenous community control.
  • Maintain confidentiality of information about clients, other staff members or community members.
  • Work to achieve standards of best practice and promote continuous quality improvement.
  • Demonstrate safe work practices and promote a safe work environment.
  •  

Role responsibilities include:

  • Key responsibilities include client documentation, comprehensive progress notes and liaison with care providers and families.
  • Provide practical support for clients with complex needs.
  • Assist with client’s transport to/from appointments, personal errands, social and cultural activities.
  • Actively support everyday living tasks, including but not limited to, personal shopping, banking, attending appointments and meetings and facilitating personal grooming and care as required. 
  • Assisting clients to negotiate relevant health services
  • To advocate for clients and protect the rights of the individualassisting them to have their voices heard in discussions regarding their health, housing, financial, family and cultural needs
  • Collaborate effectively with other stakeholders, case workers, case managers, clinical coordinator and external services to ensure clients primary health needs are effectively managed.
  • Assist with administration tasks including record keeping, data entry and electronic filing.
  •  

About You

  • You have a patient centred focus and eye on our goal of getting people home on country.
  • You are known for your compassion, empathy and ability to listen.
  • Your style is flexible, good humoured and resilient. 
  • You are a self-starter and can work autonomously, knowing when to ask for help.
  • You can think on your feet to negotiate and solve problems.
  • You are considerate and thoughtful in conflict management. 
  • You’re eager to learn and collaborate with your team.
  • You are passionate and ready for a challenge. (But we are all here to share the fun!)
  • You can communicate with all sorts of people.
  • You are culturally curious and have respect for culture and community.
  • You have experience working for an Aboriginal organisation and awareness of the issues pertaining to this region.
  •  

Qualifications 

  • Skills and or experience working in a social services field. 
  • There are physical aspects to these roles, as such candidates must be able to fulfil the inherit requirements of the role. 
  • Current National Criminal History check (less than 6 months old).
  • Food Safety Certificate or ability to obtain.
  • NDIS Worker Screening or ability to obtain.
  • Provide First Aid & CPR or ability to obtain.
  • Current driver licence or ability to obtain.
  • Vaccination Covid19 (2 jabs + 1 booster).

If you think you have what we’re looking for, apply now on SEEK with your cover letter and resume.

We’d suggest you look at our website, Facebook and Instagram to see how we roll.

Applicants must have existing legal rights to work in Australia.

For general enquiries regarding the position or a copy of the position description contact people@purplehouse.org.au 

Applications for this position will only be accepted via SEEK.

No Agencies Please

You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed on submission; and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice. 

Will be advertised until filled, else applications close 20 March 2024. 

We actively encourage and invite applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for all our positions.

What to expect from the recruitment process

Our process is all about making sure you’re the right fit for us and we are for you.

We can help dialysis nurses with sponsorship to Australia

Our team are here to answer any questions you may have on this process. To reach out, please email people@purplehouse.org.au

Learn More About Our Staff

Our Directors

Our all Indigenous board of directors is elected by the members of our corporation. They are Pintupi Luritja people from the communities of the Western Desert, and include dialysis patients and their family members. Our directors meet four times a year with an Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in November each year. In addition to the AGM, patients and members are also able to attend directors meetings to listen and contribute.

Sarah Brown AM

Chief Executive Officer
Sarah Brown AM is the Chief Executive Officer of Purple House, working with its board of Indigenous directors to run the organisation since its inception two decades ago.

Sarah was recognised with an Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday 2020 Honours List “for significant service to community health, to remote area nursing, and to the Indigenous community”. In 2017 she was Hesta Australia’s Nurse of the Year and in 2018 made the AFR BOSS magazine’s ‘True Leaders’ list.

Rebecca Gordon

People Experience Manager

Bec moved to Alice Springs from Denver, CO, USA in April of 2021 and finally found her perfect fit at Purple House in April 2023.

She has a background in Nursing Education & Human Resources, performing recruitment, payroll, and rostering of educators for a nursing uni.  Bec is thrilled about joining the Purple House and looking after all our people. 

Award Winning Organisation

Purple House Enterprise Agreement:

WDNWPT (Purple House) Enterprise Agreement 10Feb2023 to 10Feb2026.pdf 

 

We are an approved Ausmed provider. 

Find out how to fast track your mandatory training here.

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Still got questions?

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