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Aboriginal Health Worker - Drug And Alcohol / Sexual Health (Aboriginal & Male Identified)

Scout Talent - Taree, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


  • Bring your community based health intervention skills to an influential & supportive Not-For-Profit Organisation!
  • Permanent part-time opportunity 30 hours per week with great flexibility! 
  • Attractive remuneration package circa $45,000 - $50,000 plus super and salary sacrificing!
  • This is an Aboriginal identified position as specified under section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW). 

About Biripi ACMC

Biripi Aboriginal Corporation Medical Centre (Biripi ACMC) is a community-controlled organisation funded by numerous Agencies and levels of Government. Based in Taree, the Centre delivers a range of services in the region, including preventative programs and management of aged care, medical care, chronic disease care, maternal and child health services, home nursing services, social, emotional and well-being services.

Since 1981 Biripi ACMC has encouraged families and the wider community to participate in health promotion activities such as dental check-ups, medical checks and other services. They also help families and individuals to access and participate in Aboriginal community activities, programs and events.

About the Opportunity

Biripi ACMC now has an exciting opportunity for a passionate Aboriginal Health Worker - Drug & Alcohol/Sexual Health to join their team in Taree, NSW. This is a part-time, 30 hours per week position working flexible days Monday to Friday.

Reporting to the Programs Manager, you will be responsible for providing culturally appropriate prevention, early intervention and clinical services in the area of sexual health and drug and alcohol to ensure the achievement of agreed program performance indicators and improve health outcomes for local Aboriginal people and communities.

Your day-to-day responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Plan and provide sexual health care services, assessing sexual health in the community and providing feedback to the Programs team;
  • Provide appropriate care and clinical advice regarding sexual health to clients and source specialised support and consultation where needed;
  • Work in collaboration with the Clinical team to promote and provide regular sexually transmitted infections (STI) and blood borne infections (BBI) screening;
  • Arrange sexual health assessments and referrals to other health and community services as required;
  • Organise and coordinate specialist sexual health clinics; and
  • Develop and deliver training sessions to ensure all program and clinical staff are knowledgeable and aware of relevant sexual program information.

About You

To be successful in this role you will hold a Certificate IV in Aboriginal Health. Knowledge, skills and experience in sexual health field and/or Drug and Alcohol or other related health areas will be highly regarded.

You will have a demonstrated respect for Aboriginal culture, with the ability to engage and work effectively with Aboriginal people and communities.

Your well-developed interpersonal skills will enable you to communicate confidently and effectively, as you build relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. It's essential that you can tailor your approach as needed, able to identify strengths and build effective relationships.

The ability to work both independently and as part of a small team will be crucial, as will strong computer literacy, including a sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

You will need a current, unrestricted driver's licence, to hold or be willing to obtain a National Police Check and Working with Children clearance.

Please note: This is an identified position. Biripi considers being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational qualification as specified under section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW). 

Under the Equal Opportunity Act (H143/2018) BWAHS have an exemption and for this reason are accepting male applicants only. 

About the Benefits

Biripi ACMC is an organisation that prides itself on rewarding their staff for their hard work, and as such, offers a range of great benefits.

You will receive an attractive base salary circa $45,000 - $50,000 plus super, negotiable based on your experience and qualifications.As a Not-For-Profit Organisation, they also offer salary sacrificing options up to $15,950. A travel allowance is also provided if overnight stays in nearby communities is required.

Biripi ACMC offers ongoing training and development opportunities, paying for or otherwise supporting any related courses or training that interest you. You'll get the chance to work with an organisation that makes a real impact to Aboriginal health in the local and wider community.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a passionate organisation and make a genuine difference in the lives of vulnerable children - Apply Now.