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Aboriginal Liaison Officer

Job posted: 21/06/2024
Applications close: 21/07/2024 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: South West Region | Warrnambool

Job type: Full time

Organisation: South West Healthcare

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services

Reference: VG/1802585

Reference: VG/1802585

Occupation: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: South West Region | Warrnambool

Are you passionate about making a difference in the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities? We're looking for dedicated individuals to join our team an Aboriginal Liaison Officer at our beautiful Seaside Warrnambool Campus.

Are you passionate about making a difference in the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities? We're looking for dedicated individuals to join our team an Aboriginal Liaison Officer at our beautiful Seaside Warrnambool Campus.

About the Role:

As an Aboriginal Liaison Officer, you will:

  • Enhance access to mainstream health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Promote and deliver culturally safe healthcare services.
  • Support patients in navigating the healthcare system.
  • Work within communities to break down barriers to care.

Position Overview:

  • Permanent, Full-Time Position: 80 hours per fortnight with a monthly ADO.
  • Location: Warrnambool Campus.
  • Role: Community Development Worker.
  • Salary: $60,398.00 - $69,685.20 pro rata, plus superannuation. (Renumeration according to experience /qualification)

What You Bring:

  • Deep knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
  • Strong time management skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and services.

 Qualifications:

  • Preferred but not essential: Grade 3 Cert IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Practice/Community) or equivalent.
  • Proven knowledge of Aboriginal culture, society, and kinship networks.
  • Understanding of primary and secondary health issues affecting Aboriginal communities.
  • Experience in the Aboriginal Health sector (preferred but not essential).

Designated Position:

In accordance with Section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010, this designated position is open only to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants will need to provide a completed confirmation of Aboriginality form or a copy of a previously completed form.

 

Where we are.

Warrnambool is located on Peek Whurrong and Kirrae Whurrung lands of the Eastern Maar/Gunditjmara nations.

A vibrant and dynamic community that is home to over 35,000 people, Warrnambool has an enviable mix of seaside location, culture and heritage while being a contemporary city.

With outstanding access to sporting, education (pre-school to university) and transport facilities you can enjoy a full calendar of events, attractions and social activities for all ages.

To learn about the vibrant town and region please visit: http://www.warrnambool.com/

 Who we are.

As an organisation SWH prides themselves on their values, Care, Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Leadership and their overall dedication to the local community.

SWH respects all individuals and promote equity and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, racial, cultural and religious backgrounds and socio- economic status.

SWH is the major specialist referral centre for the Barwon South West sub-region, and provides a comprehensive range of acute, sub-acute, specialist, community, mental health and aged services.

With a population of 39,000 and a catchment of 100,000 Warrnambool is the regional centre to Victoria's Great South Coast.

 What we offer

You will enjoy benefits such as:

  • Excellent salary packaging options including meals & entertainment, novated leasing and additional superannuation contributions.
  • Cultural and ceremonial leave.
  • Internal and external professional development opportunities.
  • A range of internal development opportunities focusing on personal development such as resilience and mentoring workshops and comprehensive leadership programs.
  • Excellent terms and conditions of employment.

How to apply

Submit your application by selecting the Apply button below and include a cover letter and resume by Sunday 21 July 2024.

Please ensure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the position description.

 Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with the Allied Health Professionals (Victorian Public Sector) (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2021-2026

 The successful applicant will be required to be eligible for and undergo the following:

  • Police Record Check
  • Employee Working with Children's Check
  • Current Immunisation status

For futher inquires in relation to this role, please call - Manager Aborigional Heath - (03) 55631549 

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Aboriginal Liaison Officer

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

As per advertisement

Contact:

Manager Aboriginal Health |
03 55 55631549

Aboriginal Liaison Officer