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Bilingual Community Health Worker - Vietnamese

Employer: Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland
Work Type/s: Contract, Part Time
Classification/s: Health Promotion, Multiculturalism & Diversity, Health Care & Allied Health
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Brisbane & Gold Coast

Job posted on: 20 November, 2018.
Applications close: 04 January, 2019. (Expired)

  • Fixed term part time role (4 days per week)

The Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ) has been working directly with Queensland's many communities since 1976. Our focus is supporting and advocating for the needs, interests and contributions of culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Queensland.

About the program

The BBV&STI Program at ECCQ is funded by Queensland Health to provide BBV&STIs prevention and management services to people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, including migrants and refugees. The Program consists of two stand-alone but also interlinked programs: the CALD Prevention, Testing and Awareness Program for people from, or with close connections to people from countries with high BBV prevalence, and the CALD Management and Treatment Program for people living with HBV and/or HCV. The Prevention, Testing and Awareness Program aims to reduce infections of BBV&STIs in CALD populations, and the Management and Treatment Program aims to support and improve access to care for people affected by hepatitis B and/or C.

Purpose of the position

The Vietnamese Community Health Worker will work primarily within the CALD Management and Treatment program to assist in developing and implementing an early intervention, peer-based model in South East Queensland to support the people diagnosed with viral hepatitis, in particular chronic hepatitis B, from the Vietnamese community.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Must hold a tertiary qualification in a health related area.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of BBV and STI issues, in particular viral hepatitis in the Vietnamese community.
  • Demonstrated good organisational skills.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, including speaking, reading and writing in both English and Vietnamese.
  • Demonstrated experience or ability to engage effectively with clients and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously in a small team environment, and to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability in using Microsoft Office Suite.

Other requirements

  • Currently hold, or be eligible to obtain a Working With Children Blue Card.
  • Possess a current Queensland driver's license in Australia and access to a vehicle with comprehensive car insurance.
  • Flexibility in relation to being able to work outside normal business hours as and when required and the ability to travel interstate as required.
  • Australia citizenship, permanent residence visa or valid working visa.

For more information about this position please contact the Program Manager, Zhihong Gu on (07) 3255 1540 during business hours.

How to apply for this job

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