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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Project Worker

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Organisation : Cohealth via Big Splash

Location : Australia, Melbourne, Victoria (Braybrook)

Work Type : Part-time

Sector : Health – General

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 4 Feb, 2018

About the Role

Part time, ongoing (22.5 hours a week)

Located in Braybrook


Do you identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person?

Do you have a sound understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures?

Do you have a sound understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and welfare organisations within Victoria?

If so, you may be the person we’re seeking

Scope as an Employer:

The successful candidate will enjoy a range of staff benefits including flexibility to suit your work-life balance, access to professional support and development opportunities, salary packaging which can significantly increase your take home pay and most importantly, job satisfaction! We work hard to ensure that all our positions are challenging and rewarding, where you can utilise and further develop your skills to truly make a difference

The Role:

This is a vital role within cohealth, engaging with marginalised Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who access the City of Maribyrnong and surrounding areas for social, recreational and other reasons. Within this role, you will engage with community members and support them to connect with a range of health and community services to meet their needs.

Key duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinating a weekly Foodshare program at the Braybrook Hub;
  • Referring, consulting and liaising with other staff within cohealth and local agencies to ensure a holistic multi-disciplinary approach to health care provision;
  • Acting as an advocate for individual Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients/groups of clients, particularly those who are homeless and/or have complex health and social wellness needs;
  • Maintaining and completing client files and statistical/program records in keeping with the organisation’s policy; and
  • Organising and coordinate health education and promotion activities aimed at maximising good health and preventing illness.

We seek a self-motivated and friendly individual who has:

  • A commitment to the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;
  • Experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and peoples in urban settings;
  • Non-judgmental attitude to people experiencing homelessness and with substance abuse issues;
  • Well-developed computer skills including Word, Internet and other Office applications or a willingness to learn;
  • A current Victorian driver’s license

To perform this role, it is essential that the person who holds the position be an Aboriginal person or Torres Strait Islander person and is therefore a genuine occupational requirement under Section 28 of Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic).

This position will be paid under the Community Health Centre (Stand Alone Services) Social and Community Service Employees Multi Enterprise Agreement 2013 – 2015 Community Development Worker, Class 1 Year Dependant on Experience, (SCHADS Level 2).

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Cohealth via Big Splash

Who is cohealth?

For more information about cohealth and the services provided, please visit our website: www.cohealth.org.au

Apply for this Job

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Project Worker via Pro Bono Australia.


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