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Accredited Diabetes Educator

Danila Dilba Health Service
  • Darwin location, Full Time (Fixed-term - 2 years)
  • Have a real impact on the health and wellbeing of our Indigenous communities.
  • Work with a down to earth team, dedicated to what we do

If you are someone that is passionate about leading the design, development, and delivery of culturally sensitive primary health care services in around the allied health and specialist service space. This is the role for you!

Take on an important role where you’ll improve the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians by reaching out to the community and promoting better health choices. We will provide great learning opportunities, giving you the chance to grow your skills and progress your career.

About Us

Established in 1991, Danila Dilba Health Service is a community organisation providing comprehensive primary health care to Biluru communities in the Yilli Rreung Region of the Northern Territory. We aim to improve the physical, mental, spiritual, cultural, and social wellbeing of our clients through innovative comprehensive programs based on principles of equity, access, empowerment, determination and collaboration.

About the role

You will oversee the delivery of quality, culturally sensitive, comprehensive primary health care services allied health and specialist services. This role will also look explore a range of new services and programs within DDHS.

  • You’ll IMPACT the community, helping close the gap in Indigenous healthcare and wellbeing, one helping hand at a time.
  • You’ll be PROUD, both of the work you do and who you work for.
  • You’ll work with a TEAM, alongside people who are down to earth and truly dedicated to what we do.
  • You’ll EXPERIENCE and learn something new every day through the variety of your role.
  • You’ll embrace the OPPORTUNITY to progress your career - follow your path at Danila Dilba.

Some of your responsibilities include:

  • Provide diabetes and self-management guidance and education to pre-diabetics, type 1, type2, and gestational diabetic patients.
  • Develop individualised diabetes education plans for patients in collaboration with medical provider, and monitor adherence to plan.
  • Provide nutritional counselling for weight control and diabetes management.
  • Use comprehensive knowledge of nutrition to assist patients with meal planning.
  • Teach patients to manage blood glucose with carbohydrate counting and to manage weight with calorie counting.
  • Assist medical provider in assessing need for, and frequency, of self-glucose monitoring and teach patients self-glucose monitoring.
  • Assist medical provider in evaluating blood glucose logs in conjunction with diet diaries at provider visits.

Are you the right person?

You will have:

  • Qualification as a health professional (e.g., Nurse/ Pharmacist) and current registration with AHPRA. [Consideration may be given to other appropriate qualifications/ training in specific circumstances and in consultation with the Department of Health.
  • ADEA Credentialed Diabetic Educator with a minimum of 3 years’ experience working in diabetic care.
  • Experience working with chronic disease self-management models of care.
  • Experience working with but not limited to Adults newly diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes; Adults with established Type 2 Diabetes requiring an update or review of their self-management.
  • Proven ability to independently plan, prioritise and complete a high-volume complex workload within a changing environment.
  • Proven high-level communication and interpersonal skills, including well developed negotiation and conflict management skills, with significant experience working in a team environment to achieve quality outcomes.

We want you to be proud of both the work you do and of who you work for! Follow your path at Danila Dilba - where every person matters!


For further information, please contact Sarena Ruediger on 08 8942 5400 or at recruit@ddhs.org.au using the subject line: Accredited Diabetes Educator enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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