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Social Worker - Health Justice Partnership - East Arnhem Land


Employer: Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Social Work, Health Care & Allied Health, Indigenous
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional NT

Job posted on: 08 January, 2019.
Applications close: 23 February, 2019. (Expired)

Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation is the regional Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service in East Arnhem Land, providing comprehensive primary health care services for over 6,000 Indigenous residents of North East Arnhem and public health services for close to 10,000 people across the region.

Our Values

  • Compassion care and respect for our clients and staff and pride in the results of our work.
  • Cultural integrity and safety, while recognising cultural and individual differences.
  • Driven by evidence-based practice.
  • Accountability and transparency.
  • Continual capacity building of our organisation and community.

Primary Objective

Will lead and champion the development of a new Health Justice Partnership (HJP) between Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation (Miwatj Health) and the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA) while providing social worker support to the Miwatj Social and Emotional Wellbeing team.

Key Responsibilities include

  • Facilitate Legal Health Checks for people presenting to the health clinic and coordinate referrals and bookings to the visiting civil legal clinic.
  • Undertake social work assessment with the clients to develop a shared understanding of their situation and related problems and strengths.
  • Provide short term intensive case work, advocacy, social support, practical help and counselling to Aboriginal people experiencing health and legal problems.
  • Facilitate training and support within a multi-disciplinary team in the context of issue-spotting civil legal problems.

Essential minimum requirements

  • Current Social Worker registration or tertiary qualifications in Social Work from an accredited course providing eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.
  • Understanding of the legal system and its application in the Northern Territory.
  • Ability to develop, implement and evaluate health related programs, training and community development strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with people from a diverse culture, where English is not their first language.

This is a Full-time, temporary 6 month position.

How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.