15 September, 2023

Aftercare Worker (Identified)

‘Keeping Our Generations Growing Strong’

Wuchopperen is a Community Controlled Aboriginal Health Organisation providing holistic health care services to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Cairns.


Full Time, Fixed term until 30 June 2025 (2 Positions)

Based in Cairns

Salary $93,858 – $98,111


The Aftercare Worker will work in the Culture Care Connect program which brings together key streams of suicide prevention, planning, coordination, and activity across the network regions, including raising awareness, early prevention, crisis management and aftercare services.

The successful applicant will hold a Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care and Mental Health qualifications or equivalent training and/or experience. Registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is highly desirable.

Benefits of working with Wuchopperen:

  • Generous salary sacrifice benefits
  • 5 Weeks annual leave
  • 15 days personal leave
  • Commitment to professional development
  • 12% Superannuation Contribution

How to Apply:

To be eligible for interview, applicants must:

  • Provide a cover letter of no more than two pages, addressing the Core Capabilities in the Position Description
  • Provide an Identified Reference
  • Hold AHPRA registration or a current Blue Card (for suitability to work with children and young people)
  • Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (at least first 2 vaccinations plus one booster) and provide evidence
  • Possess a current driver’s licence

Applicants who do not address these requirements, will not be considered for shortlisting.


Note: Revised legislation requires applicants to hold a blue card prior to commencement. Refer to Qld Government’s Blue Card Services website for more information.

It is a condition of employment for the employee to be, and remain, vaccinated against COVID-19 (refer to Queensland Government Health Employment Directive No. 12/21). Evidence of vaccination must be provided with the application


The above is an Identified position. It is a genuine occupational requirement that an Identified position be filled by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person, as permitted by and arguable under section 25, 104 and 105 of the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act (1991).


For more information or to apply please go to: www.wuchopperen.org.au/careers or contact Korrie Brown, Acting Allied Health Manager on ‪07 4080 1158.


Closing date for applications:  5 pm on Monday, 25 September 2023.