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Aboriginal Health Workers – Drug & Alcohol

This position is responsible for providing Drug and Alcohol services to clients of Durri ACMS who reside within the Kempsey LGA.


1. Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent (This is an identified position under Section 14D of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act 1977)
2. Certificate IV – Drugs and Alcohol or willingness to undertake
3. Demonstrated experience with development of community programs
4. Sound knowledge of community health, public health and Aboriginal Health
5. A thorough knowledge of and association with the local Aboriginal community
6. Experience working with health service agencies, nongovernment organisation, schools, community groups and medical professionals at all levels
7. Continuous developing professional competence and qualifications
8. High level of written and verbal communication skills
9. Demonstrated ability to work flexibly within tight time schedules and in accordance with variable workload demands
10. Ability to use Microsoft products and the ability to use or willingness to gain proficiency in the Communicare patient information management system
11. Current First Aid Certificate, or ability to obtain
12. Current immunisations or willingness to participate in staff immunisation program including COVID-19 vaccinations
13. Ability to hold all relevant security clearances including National Police Check and Working with Children clearance
14. Current valid driver’s license, minimum of Class “C” or equivalent

The key objectives of the role include providing.

1. Ensure that alcohol and other drugs educational and promotional components of the program are effective and culturally appropriate.
2. Plan and implement the Durri ACMS alcohol and other drugs misuse program with the Program team.
3. Work collaboratively with all alcohol and other drugs clients, clients requiring access to nicotine replacement therapy, and
4. Access alcohol and other drugs misuse and associated harms in the Aboriginal community and design and implement harm minimisation strategies under the direction of the
Program Manager.

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