Working for SWAMS
The South West Aboriginal Medical Service (SWAMS) aims to provide rewarding career opportunities in the not-for-profit health care sector.
We offer a variety of roles in our administration services, health promotions or clinical services departments, which operate out of two-state-of-the art buildings in Bunbury, Western Australia.
These roles include a vast range of clinical and non-clinical positions, all which have the passion and vision to closing the gap in Aboriginal health care throughout the South West Region.
If you have the drive and passion for assisting in, promoting and delivering culturally safe and holistic health care to the people of the South West, we want to hear from you.
If you have any questions please contact (08) 9797 8111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What SWAMS offers:
Sophie Lee Carroll
"I started in 2017. It’s the relationships I have built while working here with clients and staff. I have a great passion to help my community, and here at SWAMS I always feel supported to further my career to continue to get things done.
"I have recently become the Indigenous Health Project Officer for the South West, my role in this is to support our clients and raise awareness about the ITC program which helps them better manage their chronic health conditions and live a longer happier life."
"Take a shot, do the training or join a course because if you have a passion and want to help people, SWAMS is the place for you. I always feel supported to keep hitting my goals and better myself. I look forward to my future years here at SWAMS."
"The best thing about working at SWAMS is being able to work with family and with the Aboriginal community.
"We hold a lot of events which allow us to engage with the community and get their thoughts on health issues affecting them and how SWAMS can help.
"SWAMS is a great place to work, always good for a laugh as well."
"I love being part of a very professional multidisciplinary team.
"I feel like I am part of an organisation that is providing a very essential service in the community."
"I have been employed at SWAMS for 5 years. The enjoyment I receive is the fact that our people are becoming more conscious of their health. I currently work as an Indigenous Outreach Worker. Working one on one with clients, putting a face to a name or a phone call
"Gaining our clients trust giving them the confidence that we will do our best to deliver the best health service possible. "
"I have been at SWAMS for 2 years. I am the Mothers and Babies Outreach Worker. I work out the community with our mums and bubs and support them at the clinic. I absolutely love my Role at SWAMS, I love the family environment around our team.
"I enjoy yarning with our parents and watching our koorlangkas grow into little people. My advice to someone who wishes to work at SWAMS is don’t hesitate to apply, this experience has helped me grow as a person, to direct me to what I want to do with my career. I’ve always bounced around jobs just not really knowing what I wanted to do. I am now positive that I am supposed to work with families and boodjari yorgas."
"I have been at SWAMS for seven years.I enjoy being part of a multi-disciplinary team. Everyone’s opinions are valued. The clients are the central focus and involved with decision making.
"My role at SWAMS has given me an amazing opportunity to share in the health journey of our clients and get to know them and their families. SWAMS provides great opportunities for ongoing education to staff. I work as acredentialed Diabetes Educator and Coordinator of the chronic disease team. My role is varied and includes working with clients, SWAMS staff and other community agencies. A large part of the role is advocacy and care coordination where we aim to make living well and strong with a chronic disease a focus for maintaining independence and health. SWAMS is a professional organisation supported by a great team of workers with a wide variety of skills."
"I have worked at SWAMS since 1997 starting as a Care Giver. From little things big things grow. Every day is different and challenging for the benefit of the community. My role is now Social Worker, which benefits the community in filling in the gaps and liaising with service providers in getting things done.
"Social emotional well being is a big fact or when working as a Social Worker. I would say that SWAMS gives you the opportunity for employment and pathways into education."