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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Worker - Identified Role

We Help Ourselves
  • Woman gender specific role - Part Time Position

WHOS (We Help Ourselves) provides a range of alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment programs in NSW and Queensland. Information on WHOS' services can be found at www.whos.com.au

WHOS strives to ensure that initiatives aimed at Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are culturally appropriate. This position will focus on strong communication around the cultural needs and priorities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women clients as well as building relationships between WHOS and the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and related organisations. The role is one of two identified roles at WHOS Lilyfield that forms the Engagement Team.

This is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identified position (an applicant's race is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised under Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977, NSW). This is a specific role for a woman to work with the women in our services.

Essential Criteria

  • Certificate III or working toward a community service-related course (e.g., Alcohol and Other Drug Work, Mental Health, Community Services).
  • Knowledge, and understanding of the key issues that impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing
  • Ability to develop and deliver culturally appropriate initiatives and resources in response to WHOS community needs.
  • Ability to liaise, engage and collaborate with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and relevant agencies to ensure culturally responsive services.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and function effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary service team.
  • Computer literacy and ability to learn and use relevant programs, including those for client’s records and data reporting.

Remuneration negotiable based on experience and qualifications and according to award conditions. Up to date COVID vaccination is required.

For enquiries, contact  Carolyn Stubley - WHOS Nurse Manager, carolyn.stubley@whos.com.au using the subject line: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Worker - Identified Role enquiry via EthicalJobs or for further info call 02 85727471

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