Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Health Education Officer Graduate or Non Graduate
Remuneration: $52,874 - $90,255 per annum
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ69255
Are you Aboriginal and interested in working in the alcohol and other drugs field?
Drug Health is seeking an Aboriginal Support Worker to work in our Assertive Community Management team. You will be working with vulnerable and complex clients with alcohol and other drug problems.
Where you'll be working
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH) is a major metropolitan tertiary referral hospital and a principal provider of specialist healthcare. It remains one of the nation’s most respected hospitals, with a distinguished history serving the health needs of local, state wide, national and international communities.
What you'll be doing
The Aboriginal Support Worker works with the Assertive Community Management (ACM) team to p rovide flexible, holistic, and culturally sensitive health services to Aboriginal clients to achieve better health outcomes and better access to treatment for Aboriginal people with drug and alcohol issues.
This includes participation in assessment, education, referrals, follow-up and if suitably qualified, case management for clients of the ACM program. The ACM program works with ACM teams from Sydney Local Health District, South East Sydney Local Health District, and St Vincent’s Hospital Network.
SLHD is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disability are encouraged to apply for all internal and externally advertised positions. If you require assistance, please advise the contact person at the time of your application.
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent. Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised by section 14(d) of the Anti- Discrimination Act 1977.
- Tertiary qualifications in health, social sciences or related field, or demonstrated equivalent experience.
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the health issues and key policies that impact on Aboriginal Communities.
- Demonstrated ability to liaise, proactively engage and work collaboratively with vulnerable communities and relevant agencies in ensuring culturally responsive services.
- Knowledge of drug and alcohol issues and harm ministration and experience working with vulnerable clients and families with complex health and psycho-social needs in a community setting.
- Demonstrated experience working across agencies on projects/programs.
- Demonstrate capacity to work effectively and collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team and to work autonomously without supervision.
- Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, computer literacy skills, and unrestricted NSW driver's licence (P2 acceptable).