Position Details
Reference Number 35282
Position Title Italian Interpreter
Employment Type Permanent Part Time
Location Western Health
Position Summary

About Us

Western Health manages three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. It also operates the Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a culturally diverse population of more than 1 million people. We have 7,000 employees who are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES).

Our continued growth has seen the addition of a new purpose built, multi-storey Joan Kirner Women's and Children's at Sunshine Hospital.

About the Role

Seeking an experienced NAATI Certified Italian Interpreter to work part time across all Western Health sites with outstanding interpreting and interpersonal skills and that demonstrate a willingness to develop and maintain their own knowledge.


  • Interpreting for Italian patients across all areas of Western Health
  • Working collaboratively with Western Health staff to ensure a timely and effective service
  • Promote ongoing learning and education for all staff regarding Interpreting services
  • Ensure safe, accurate and high quality interpreting is delivered in line with Western Health values and policies
  • Maintaining an accurate record of statistical information

Skills & Experience OR Essential Criteria

  • Successful transition to NAATI Certification – Only NAATI Certified Interpreters will be considered
  • Demonstrate exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience in working in a health service
  • Possess excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team


We offer a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Work-life balance
  • Professional development and career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Onsite fitness clubs
  • Culturally safe and respectful environment
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program


At Western Health, we value our employees and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience. Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance and (if applicable) a Working With Children’s Check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies

Selection Criteria
Contact Person Lyn Bongiovanni
Contact Number 0438371475
Closing Date 17/10/2019
Position Description Interpreter Position Description latest 2019.pdf
Application Guide click here to view
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