Job type: Full Time

Salary: $55k - $82k

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Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Aboriginal Hlth Worker
Remuneration: $55,492 - $81,731 p.a
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ257824

Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network is a state-wide Specialty Health Network delivering health care to adults and young people in contact with the forensic mental health and criminal justice systems across community, inpatient and custodial settings. An exciting opportunity exists for an enthusiastic applicant to join our professional team in an expanding and dynamic service. Challenge yourself; why not consider working within our unique health care environment.

What you’ll be doing

The Aboriginal Health Worker will work within the Integrated Care Service (ICS) based in the health centres to increase access to health treatment and prevention services for Aboriginal people, and have a strong focus on the prevention and management of chronic disease with an emphasis on improving the patient journey from custody to community.

The Integrated Care Service aims to support and enhance the existing systems to provide an integrated model of care for adult patients in custody and on release into the community with chronic or complex health conditions. Furthermore, ICS is to monitor patients from entry at reception through custody and post release unto the community, ensuring they receive seamless, timely, appropriate and effective health care.

• We offer great Salary packaging and Fitness Passport to eligible staff to enhance benefits.
• Additional Allowances apply to this position

This is a dedicated Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander position. Applicants must be able to prove Aboriginal descent through parentage, identification as being an Aboriginal person and being accepted in the community as such. Exemption is claimed under Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act.JH&FMHN deems it appropriate to seek confirmation of Aboriginal status from applicants applying for Aboriginal identified positions or targeted positions either during the interview process or prior to commencement of the position.

Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.

See what our past employee’s say about why you should join the Network

  • Must be a person of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander decent - an applicant’s race is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised under Section 14 of the Discrimination Act 1997 NSW.
  • Must possess a Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care or equivalent qualification.
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills and understanding of computers and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Must be able to identify and implement health promotion activities within a secure environment for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander patients.
  • Possess a current NSW drivers licence and the willingness to travel across the Network (as necessary).
  • Possess the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Recent experience working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander patients and their families and knowledge of their local cultural-specific communities and its health services.
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to the values of the Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network.
  • Need more information?
    1) Click here for the Position Description
    2) Find out more about applying for this position
    For role related queries or questions contact Madeline Hill on

    Applications Close: 10 October 2021

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