29 March, 2022

Aboriginal Health Worker – Drug and Alcohol – Female

This position is responsible for providing culturally appropriate prevention, early intervention and clinical services in the area of alcohol and other drugs, and to ensure the achievement of agreed program performance indicators and improvement of health outcomes of clients.

The key objectives of the role include:

  • Ensure that alcohol and other drugs educational and promotional components of the program are effective and culturally appropriate.
  • Plan and implement the Durri ACMS alcohol and other drugs misuse program with the Program team.
  • Work collaboratively with all alcohol and other drugs clients, clients requiring access to nicotine replacement therapy, and
  • Access alcohol and other drugs misuse and associated harms in the Aboriginal community and design and implement harm minimisation strategies under the direction of the Program Manager.

Selection Criteria Essential:

  1. Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent (This is an identified position under Section 14D of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act 1977).
  2. Certificate III in Aboriginal Health Worker or equivalent
  3. Current First Aid Certificate, or ability to obtain.
  4. High level of written and verbal communication with strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to demonstrate empathy when required.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge, skills and experience in alcohol and other drugs services.
  6. Demonstrated ability of high level of computer literacy; sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
  7. Experience working with health service agencies, non-government organisation, community groups and medical professionals at all levels.
  8. Demonstrated ability to work flexibly within tight time schedules and in accordance with variable workload demands.
  9. Ability to build relationships with all levels of the organisation and the community.
  10. Ability to hold all relevant security clearances including National Police Check and Working with Children clearance.
  11. Current valid unrestricted NSW driver licence, minimum of Class “C” or equivalent.


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