We currently have a Full Time Fixed Term (12 months) opportunity to join our Mental Health Team in the role of Health Worker- Towards Home Plus.
The Health Worker-Towards Home Plus will deliver proactive and assertive outreach to engage and provide a crucial point of first contact, with people who are homeless or sleeping rough. As a member of the Assertive Outreach Team, The Aboriginal Health Worker – Towards Home Plus will engage people who are sleeping rough through assertive foot patrols with the aim of providing support with:
• maintaining their tenancy through improved daily living skills
• gaining access to clinical health and mental health services
• engaging with local community
The successful candidate will have:
- A tertiary qualification or experience to a similar level in the areas of health; welfare; allied health or housing (preferred) or at least two years relevant experience
- Experience in working with people with a psychiatric disability and complex presentations.
- Experience in working with homelessness.
- A clear ability to work within and to develop strong collaborative relationships.
- A commitment to consumers’ rights and to consumers’ active participation in planning their service
- Demonstrated experience and skill in the provision of risk assessment and risk management
- At least four years of experience in the delivery of case management or care coordination in a mental health or community setting
- Demonstrated experience in delivering brief interventions, individual counselling or therapeutic groups
- An ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team
- Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
- Computer skills
- Knowledge of safe and appropriate culturally centred practices for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander focused services, including employment of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
- Demonstrated understanding of social, physical, economical, and cultural strengths and challenges affecting Aboriginal communities and their ability to access adequate and quality services.
- Identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
- Demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations
*A police check, Working with Children Card, Vaccination Certificate and current driver’s licence are required for all positions.
The name Wathaurong (Wada-Wurrung) is a recognised tribe (community) which consisted of some 25 clans (family groups) that formed part of the Kulin Nation of Aboriginal people.
The traditional boundaries of the Wathaurong people span the coastline from the Werribee River to Lorne peninsula and traverse inland in a north westerly direction towards Ballarat. The Wathaurong people have lived within these regions for more than 25,000 years.
As custodians of the Wathaurong lands, we are committed to working together to provide a secure future for our community by upholding the dignity of our ancestors; respecting our Elders and instilling a sense of cultural pride and belonging for our children and children’s children.
The Co-operative provides a range of services including; family and community services, support to young people, justice support services; cultural heritage services, and health services. Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative Ltd is the largest employer of Aboriginal people within the Geelong region.
How to Apply
A Position Description can be viewed on our website at: http://www.wathaurong.org.au/careers-with-us/
Applications and enquiries should be sent via SEEK or emailed to [email protected]
Applications should consist of a current resume and a cover letter including responses to the Key Selection Criteria, submitted in Word or PDF format before the closing date.
Applications close on Thursday 12 October 2023