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Aboriginal Health Worker – Eye Health

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Organisation : Victorian Aboriginal Health Service

Location : Melbourne (Fitzroy)

Work type : Full-time, Contract/Temporary

Sector : Community Support Services, Indigenous

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 7 Aug, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Victorian Aboriginal Health Service

The Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS) was established in 1973 to address the specific medical needs of Victorian Aboriginal communities. The organisation has expanded steadily over past 40 years to provide a comprehensive range of medical, dental, and social services for our community.

As well as providing a variety of medical services, VAHS is committed to supporting the well-being of the community through contributions to community events and activities. VAHS is also committed to assisting research into the ongoing needs of the community.

VAHS is a child safe organisation, committed to child safety and wellbeing, and recruits’ staff in accordance with the Child Safe Standards Victoria.

About the role


The primary function of this position is to provide and coordinate high quality eye health services, along with contributing to the development of models of holistic health incorporating continuity of care. 

The Eye Health Aboriginal Health Worker works within a clinical team environment with the aim of improving the health status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through the provision of comprehensive and culturally valid primary health care services.  

Key Selection Criteria

To be considered for this role you must have the following.

  • Understanding of and Commitment to the Aboriginal community.
  • Certificate IV in Aboriginal Health Work or equivalent
  • A demonstrated ability to communicate, engage effectively and work together, with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Demonstrated ability to provide follow-up care services for clients and families.
  • Sound knowledge of health issues which influence the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and a strong commitment to improving health and wellbeing outcomes
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a multi skilled team
  • Self-motivated with capacity to manage own workload with limited supervision
  • Understanding of patient confidentially within the context of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people health service
  • Demonstrated competence in use of Business Technology, internet, and desktop applications
  • Highly developed and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Fully approved Covid 19 Vaccinations (including booster)
This position is not available to persons not of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent. (Permitted under the Victorian Equal Opportunity Act 2010 s12 “A person may take a special measure for the purpose of promoting or realizing substantive equality for members of a group with a particular attribute”)

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Aboriginal Health Worker – Eye Health via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services, #Healthcare_and_Medical
Sector: #Community_Support_Services, #Indigenous


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