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Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Worker

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Organisation : Forensicare

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Mental Health

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 20 Sep, 2019

About the role

Forensicare is the statutory agency responsible for the provision of adult forensic mental health services across Victoria. Completed in 2017, the new medium-security men’s prison is located in Ravenhall Correctional Centre in Melbourne’s west, providing world-class forensic mental health services in Victoria in a purpose-built state of the art facility developed to international best practice standards.

 About the role:
The Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Worker aims to improve the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal patients engaged through the Forensic Mental Health Services at Ravenhall Correctional Centre. The position will work with other members of the multi-disciplinary team to ensure the provision of high quality and culturally sensitive health care for Aboriginal patients.

The Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Worker will work with Aboriginal patients using the Forensicare Boon-Gim Ngaga (Deep Understanding) Social and Emotional Wellbeing Assessment Package. This package assists patients to develop culturally safe Recovery goals. They will also work with other partner services and programs across Ravenhall Correctional Centre to ensure the development and implementation of effective discharge plans upon release to the community.

About you:
This is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Designated Position, classified under ‘special measures’ of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010.
Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply

You have experience in engaging with Aboriginal people and communities, with a high level of understanding and sensitivity to Aboriginal culture and the issues affecting Aboriginal people. You have a demonstrated commitment to mental health Recovery principles and improving social and emotional wellbeing outcomes for Aboriginal people and communities.

You have well developed organisational and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with a range of people, and good computer literacy and administrative skills.

A Certificate and or experience in in Health, Mental Health, Disability , Alcohol and Other Drug, or other relevant field will be an advantage.


We value our staff and provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • Great salary packaging conditions & leave entitlements
  • Bonus payment for relevant postgrad qualifications
  • Ongoing training and professional development
  • Comprehensive Health and Wellbeing Programs including: Critical Incident Stress Management and Employee Assistance Programs.

This position is subject to a Police Check.

Forensicare values a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

How to apply:
For more information about the role visit and review the attached position description or contact Sarah Harvey on 0466596324

Closing date for applications: 11.45pm 20th September 2019



About the organisation

Organisation Name : Forensicare

How to apply for this role

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Please quote in application: Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Worker via Pro Bono Australia.

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