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Aboriginal Health Worker

Victorian Aboriginal Health Service

About the Organisation

The Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS) was established in 1973 to address the specific medical needs of Victorian indigenous communities. The organisation has expanded steadily over past 40 years to provide a comprehensive range of medical, dental and social services for our community.

As well as providing a variety of medical services, VAHS is committed to supporting the well-being of the community through contributions to community events and activities. VAHS is also committed to assisting research into the ongoing needs of the community.

VAHS is a child safe organisation.

About the Opportunity

The primary function of this position is to provide high quality services including assessment, examination, treatment and case management, along with contributing to the development of models of holistic health incorporating continuity of care.

The aboriginal health worker works within a clinical team environment with the aim of improving the health status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through the provision of comprehensive and culturally valid primary health care services.

Key Selection Criteria

To be considered for this role you must have the following:

  • Understanding of and Commitment to the Aboriginal community
  • Demonstrated ability to provide follow-up care services for clients and families who are identified as being at risk and / or have a chronic condition
  • Sound knowledge of health issues which influence the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and a strong commitment to improving health and wellbeing outcomes
  • Self-motivated with capacity to manage own workload with limited supervision
  • Demonstrated competence in use of Business Technology, internet and desktop applications
  • Highly developed and effective verbal and written communication skills

Qualifications, Licenses and Registrations

  • Certificate 3 or 4 in Aboriginal Health Work or equivalent
  • Working With Children
  • National Police Check
  • Victorian Driver’s License

How to apply

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