Welfare Worker – Needle Syringe Program Bendigo Community Health Services



  • Casual Position 

Bendigo Community Health Services are seeking applicants who have demonstrated skills and ability in delivering information and education to persons in an anonymous outreach setting using a sensitive and non-judgmental approach.  


About BCHS

Bendigo Community Health Services has cared for the health and wellbeing of the Bendigo community for more than 40 years. As an organisation we employ more than 200 people across a broad range of services, you will find working at Bendigo Community Health Services both challenging and rewarding. 

The success of BCHS starts with our staff, who have a high level of professionalism and dedication allowing BCHS to deliver quality services for the community with a particular focus on the vulnerable and disadvantaged. 

Added benefits of working with BCHS include:

  • Flexible working conditions
  • Training programs
  • Supportive environment 


About the role

This position provides outreach needle and syringe provision and disposal services within a harm minimisation and health promotion framework to the City of Greater Bendigo.  The program delivers information and education covering a range of public health and harm reduction issues including safer using practices, identifying and responding to high-risk injecting practices, appropriate disposal of injecting equipment, safe sex practice and prevention of blood borne virus and sexually transmitted infections. 

The position involves working evening shifts Tuesday to Saturday on a casual basis. 

You will need:

  • A qualification in Welfare Work, Community Development, Youth Work, Social Work, Counselling or other health science related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide sensitive practice and engage with a diversity range of community members.
  • Initiate, develop and deliver targeted harm reduction information and education regarding safe injecting equipment and techniques, appropriate disposal, BBV, opiate overdose awareness, prevention and response as well as promoting safe and positive sexual health including STI prevention.  

For further information about the position contact Jan Dunlop on 0438 300 570 or go to Current jobs – Bendigo Community Health Service www.bchs.com.au/careers/current-jobs


How to apply

Applications addressing the Key Selection Criteria should be emailed to [email protected] by 4pm Monday, 30 October 2023. 

Bendigo Community Health Services encourages applications from individuals of all backgrounds and abilities. 

Applications will be acknowledged upon receipt.  Applicants are requested to contact Human Resources on telephone 5406 1312 if an automatic acknowledgement has not been received. 



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