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Aboriginal Health Worker – Drug & Alcohol/Sexual Health – Identified

Brought to you by: Biripi Aboriginal Corporation Medical Centre

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pin icon Port Macquarie & Mid North Coast
About Biripi:
Biripi Aboriginal Corporation Medical Centre (Biripi ACMC) is a community controlled health service that employs up to 100 staff members which provides a wide range of culturally appropriate health and well-being services covering communities across the Mid-Northern NSW Region. These include; Clinical, Maternal Health, Aged and Community Care, Community Health and Dental Health Services from Clinics and Facilities around Taree and Statutory Out of Home Care (OOHC) through Biripi Aboriginal Children Services (BACS) in Taree and Walanbaa Gaayili in Inverell.
About the role:
We have a male designated position available. This position is also Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Identified.
The Aboriginal Health Worker – Drug & Alcohol/Sexual Health position is responsible for providing culturally and gender appropriate prevention, early intervention and clinical services in the area of Drug & Alcohol and Sexual Health to ensure the achievement of agreed program performance indicators and improve health outcomes for local Aboriginal people and communities.
The key objectives of the role include:
  • Ensure that drug & alcohol and sexual health education and promotional components of the program are effective and culturally appropriate
  • Assess and improve sexual health in the local Aboriginal community
  • Increase knowledge and awareness on sexual health issues
  • Increase sexual health screening and intervention
  • Increase knowledge of safe sex practices
  • Work collaboratively with General Practitioners in the support of clients with drug and alcohol misuse issues
  • Assess drug and alcohol misuse and associated harms in the local Aboriginal community
  • Design, plan and implement the Biripi drug and alcohol misuse support program and any associated harm minimisation strategies
Skills and experience
If you have:
  • Aboriginality
  • Minimum Certificate IV qualification in Aboriginal Health, Primary Health Care
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills and experience in sexual health, drug and alcohol fields or other related health areas
  • Sound knowledge of community health, public health and Aboriginal health
  • Experience working with health service agencies, non-government organisation, community groups and medical professionals at all levels
  • Ability to build relationships with all levels of the organisation and the community
  • High level of written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work flexibly within tight time schedules and in accordance with variable workload demands
  • Ability to hold all relevant security clearances including National Police Check and Working with Children clearance
  • Current valid Driver’s license, minimum of Class “C” or equivalent
Please apply via seek with a current resume and a cover letter (Cover Letter and Resume will need to be in one document).
Only Seek applications will be considered.
Applications close 5pm on Sunday 15 November 2020.
Please Note: This is a designated Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander position under section 14D of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act 1977. Proof or Confirmation of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander heritage will be required from the successful applicant.
This position is classified as an “Identified Position” and as such is Male and Female Designated & authorised under section 30 of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984.

Applications close on 15/11/2020.

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