16 February, 2022

Indigenous Outreach Worker – AOD Aftercare

We have a great opportunity for dedicated and experienced individual to join our team as an Indigenous Outreach Worker. Take on an important role improve the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians by reaching out to the community and promoting better health choices. We will provide great learning opportunities, giving you the chance to grow your skills and progress your career.About UsEstablished in 1991, Danila Dilba Health Service is a community organisation providing comprehensive primary health care to Biluru communities in the Yilli Rreung Region of the Northern Territory. We aim to improve the physical, mental, spiritual, cultural and social wellbeing of our clients through innovative comprehensive programs based on principles of equity, access, empowerment, determination and collaboration.About the roleThe successful candidate will provide extensive support to our clients scheduled for completion of AOD rehabilitation. You will educate clients to improve their social and emotional well-being and provide information on strategies to live in their communities without misusing by drugs and alcohol.• You’ll IMPACT the community, helping close the gap in Indigenous healthcare and wellbeing, onehelping hand at a time.• You’ll be PROUD, both of the work you do and who you work for.• You’ll work with a TEAM, alongside people who are down to earth and truly dedicated to what wedo.• You’ll EXPERIENCE and learn something new every day through the variety of your role.• You’ll embrace the OPPORTUNITY to progress your career – follow your path at Danila Dilba.Responsibilities include:• Maintain regular contact with clients within the scope of practice that have been identified by theAOD Aftercare Service;• Facilitate client engagement with primary health care, referrals to specialist and other allied healthservices, both internal and external to DDHS, and when required:• Act as the liaison person on client’s behalf;• Undertake relevant assessments to identify client support needs, gaps in service delivery andpotential service provision enhancement and report on such activities as necessary• Provide a range of health education messages, information and advice to clients and families abouthealthy lifestyles choices;• Assist with planning, delivery, and evaluation of specific health program and community activities;• Participate in regular meetings with the team to record health program report, and client’sfeedback in regard to the delivery of programs and services provided;• Assist with client follow up as directed and coordinated by the Senior Program Officer AOD;• Assist with the establishment and participate in interagency meetings for rehabilitation serviceproviders involved to address client needs, gaps in service provision and minimise duplication ofservices;Are you the right person?The successful candidate will have:• Demonstrated ability to interact and communicate with Aboriginal people from diversebackgrounds, with the sensitivity to Aboriginal culture, history and current social impacts on them.• Demonstrated ability to work within and maintain strict confidentiality guidelines and policies.• Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise with people from awide range of cultural and social backgrounds to both obtain and convey information relevant totheir care.• The ability to interact with a range of health professionals including medical practitioners andallied health professionals.• Ability to work independently, and as part of a team, with an ability to plan, manage and prioritisetasks and resources to deliver outcomes within time and budget considerations.• Demonstrated computer skills especially in the use of client information systems or similar.