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Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer

Job posted: 28/07/2022
Applications close: 24/08/2022 (Midnight)
14 days remaining

14 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Austin Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial, Community Services, Health and Allied Health, Human Resources, Legal, Occupational Health and Safety, Other, Medical, Nursing, Aged Care

Reference: 44243

Reference: 44243

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial, Community Services, Health and Allied Health, Human Resources, Legal, Occupational Health and Safety, Other, Medical, Nursing, Aged Care

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across three campuses in the northeast of Melbourne and state-wide. We have a highly engaged, diverse and collaborative workforce that is unified by our goal to help people live healthy and fulfilled lives.



About the role:
As the Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer (AHLO) within our Ngarra Jarra Aboriginal Health Unit, you will support Aboriginal patients, families, and carers through the provision of cultural support, advocacy, liaison, and discharge planning.  You’ll ensure patients in contact with the hospital have access to services internal to Austin and externally, such as GP’s, community health, mainstream and Aboriginal services.



You will also help to ensure that Austin Hospital is culturally sensitive, safe, and welcoming to Aboriginal Peoples and the community. In conjunction with other Aboriginal Health Unit team members and the Team Leader, you will assist with developing and delivering culturally sensitive policies, practices, and training across Austin Health.



At the level of Senior AHLO, you would also work in conjunction with the Team Leader to take a lead role in:



  • Building collaborative working relationships with the community and Aboriginal Community Controlled organisations

  • Quality improvement activities and hospital accreditation activity

  • Policy and practice development and ensuring continuous service monitoring


To be successful in this role you will have:



  • Relevant experience in a similar or related role

  • A relevant qualification or training in the health or related field


Austin Health considers that being an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Person is a genuine occupational requirement for this position, therefore applications will only be considered from candidates of these backgrounds.



Benefits for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff:



  • Our Commitment to Reconciliation: Austin Health has an Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan and Aboriginal Employment Plan, which outline our support to improving the employment, retention and career progression outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait staff.

  • Indigenous Staff Network: Employees who have identified themselves as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander are invited to join our staff network who meet monthly to connect and yarn.

  • Cultural events: Austin Health celebrates and recognises significant annual cultural events throughout the year such as, Reconciliation Week, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day and NAIDOC Week.

  • Employee Assistance Program: We offer an Employee Assistance Program for all employees which is free to you and your immediate family members.


Work with us!
If you feel this role is right for you, we encourage your early application.  Please apply with your CV and any other relevant documents. All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check conducted by Austin Health and if required, a Working With Children Check.

Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer

Job type:

Not provided

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Danella Webb - (03) 9496 5638
Debra Leahy - (04) 3416 7649

Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer