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Aboriginal Health Worker - Sexual Health and Blood Born Viruses

Victorian Aboriginal Health Service
  • Identified position contract to 30 June 2023
  • Drive impactful change in the newly created positions

About the Organisation

The Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS) was established in 1973 to address the specific medical needs of Victorian Aboriginal 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, committed to child safety and wellbeing, and recruits’ staff in accordance with the Child Safe Standards Victoria.

About the Opportunity

The primary function of the sexual health and blood borne (SH/BBV) Aboriginal Health Worker (AHW) 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 SH/BBV AHW 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
  • Certificate 3 or 4 in Aboriginal Health Work or equivalent
  • Demonstrated ability to provide follow-up care services for clients and families who are identified as being at risk and / or require SH/BBV care and management.
  • 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
  • Demonstrated knowledge in sexual health and blood borne viruses
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a multi skilled team
  • 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
  • Knowledge and commitment to occupational health & safety legislation
  • Fully approved Covid 19 Vaccinations (including booster)

This position is not available to persons not of Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander descent. (Permitted under The Victorian Equal Opportunity Act 2010 s12 “A person may take a special measure for the purpose of promoting or realising substantive equality for members of a group with a particular attribute’”)

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