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Outreach Worker

  • Are you an AOD Counsellor looking to help pilot a new program in community health?
  • Use your outreach skills to help vulnerable clients to improve health and wellbeing!
  • Finish each workday knowing you have made a difference and contribute to health reform in Victoria!

So why cohealth?

cohealth leads the way in reducing health and social inequity in partnership with people and the communities in which they live. We are committed to providing inclusive and culturally safe health services that protect the human rights of all people of all gender identities, sexualities, ages, cultural backgrounds, faiths and abilities.

Our inclusive workplace culture enables staff to bring their whole selves to work, where uniqueness is valued, and people experience a feeling of belonging. Our aim is for everyone to thrive in their role.

About the role

The role of AOD Counsellor sits within the AOD & Homelessness cluster at Cohealth, which aims to improve the health, wellbeing, housing and social outcomes of people who use drugs and/or those experiencing homelessness in the inner North West of Melbourne. In a multi-disciplinary team, the AOD Counsellor will support the Yarra public intoxication program to deliver an outreach based, after-hours health response to intoxicated people in the City of Yarra.

Additional information can be obtained from the attached position description.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Counselling, Social Work or similar, with minimum two years' experience in the provision of short to medium term counselling for the target population, a lived experience is highly valued.
  • Experience working with, and awareness of the issues that affect, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people from marginalised communities
  • Ability to work with people who are disadvantaged with chronic health issues,
  • Capacity to engage and assess clients and provide appropriate immediate support and on-referrals about/to health and other community services
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, including conflict resolution, negotiation and the ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse social and cultural backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team in an outreach capacity as well as independently with minimal supervision

All Healthcare workers in Victoria are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, you will need to provide evidence before commencing employment with cohealth.

Application process

Click on Apply Now to be directed to our careers page. You will be asked to upload your CV/ resume, and answer the questions provided on Talent Propeller. We will be conducting interviews for this role as applications are received.

If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact Danny Jeffcote by email on danny.jeffcote@cohealth.org.au, using the subject line: Outreach Worker enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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