Koorie Youth Mental Health Liaison Officer

Job posted: 04/01/2023
Applications close: 05/04/2023 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Geelong

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Barwon Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 176681

Reference: 176681

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Geelong

  • Enhance social & emotional wellbeing outcomes for young Aboriginal people
  • Build your career with an organisation invested in your long term development
  • Permanent Full Time – 76 hours per fortnight

About the facility

Barwon Health is one of the largest and most comprehensive regional health services in Australia, providing care at all stages of life and circumstance.  The Aboriginal Health Team located within University Hospital support and advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander inpatients and their family.

The People & Culture Directorate is a large team that supports and delivers a range of services to the organisation including Human Resources, Employee Relations, Recruitment, Talent Acquisition, On boarding, Staff Care, Payroll and Work Health Safety (WHS).  The Aboriginal Health Unit sits within the people & culture directorate in dedicated space where the Aboriginal Health Team is located.

Our Mission

To improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Barwon and surrounding regions.

The Aboriginal Health Unit provides a holistic, innovative and strategic response for the identified needs of the community and those accessing Barwon Health.

Our approach is underpinned by the principles of self-determination and social and emotional wellbeing.

About the role

  • To assist, support & advocate for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to access culturally appropriate Mental Health, Drugs and Alcohol (MHDAS) services.
  • Assist MHDAS staff in provision of culturally appropriate services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people; and enhance the understanding and capacity of staff within on Aboriginal cultural issues in relation to Social and Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB)
  • To meet the aims and objectives outlined in the Barwon Health Cultural Safety Plan

About the culture

We are an enthusiastic, energetic and focused team who work cohesively together.  We promote positive respectful relationships and strong working partnerships in the workplace and in the community.  As a team we are focussed on providing the highest quality patient centred care and promote the shared benefits of culturally safe service provision.

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Professional development.
  • Access to employee wellness facility.
  • Salary packaging.
  • Social club.
  • Centrally located at University Hospital, only minutes from the vibrant waterfront.

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

This is a special measures role and only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples are eligible to apply, as per the Equal Opportunity Act 2010.

In line with the organisations procedure confirmation of Aboriginality will be required prior to appointment. We at Barwon Health strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the Talent Acquisition team via email at talent.acquisition@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch. Applicants for this role must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and influenza and meet the requirements of the Barwon Health immunisation policy.

Koorie Youth Mental Health Liaison Officer

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Renee Owen - 0419 601 313
Bec Quinn - (03) 4215 0532

Koorie Youth Mental Health Liaison Officer