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Bi-Cultural Health Worker - Launceston

Australian Red Cross
  • Casual
  • Mowbray

Who we are 

Australian Red Cross is part of the world’s largest humanitarian organisation. Our aim is to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people in Australia and across our region. 

About the role

Assist newly arrived individuals, groups and communities of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (especially those from refugee backgrounds), to better understand and independently access the health system. Assist in minimising the risk of harmful traditional health practices and provide training to Service Providers around the needs of new arrivals.

This position will focus on working with the Afghan community in Launceston. Prior experience working with the Afghan community would be highly regarded and knowledge of the Dari and Farsi languages are essential and Hazaragi would be advantageous. 

What you will bring

  • Demonstrated understanding of the issues affecting culturally and linguistically diverse newly arrived communities especially those with a refugee background
  • Demonstrated ability to assist in the planning and coordination of information or training sessions
  • Good written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to present information in a clear, comprehensive format
  • Connection with, and ability to relate well to people regardless of cultures, attitudes, religious beliefs, socio-economic level and gender
  • Understanding of health issues that affect new arrivals and their connection to the Tasmanian health system
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team
  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work, Human Services or related fields, and/or demonstrated experience in the provision of casework services in the health or welfare sector
  • Current Drivers licence
  • A Working with Vulnerable People check is a mandatory requirement for this role

The benefits 

Be part of one of the world’s largest humanitarian organisations and know that our work directly contributes to improving lives for people experiencing vulnerability. Red Cross offers generous salary packaging benefits. 

Further information 

For further information about this role, please refer to the position description attached below or contact Julie Groome on 0429 046 454 

Position description Download File Position Description - Bi Cultural Health Worker.pdf

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