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WACHS is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation which strives to provide holistic health care to enhance the health and emotional well-being of the Aboriginal and non Aboriginal community of Wellington and surrounding districts.

We are currently seeking applications for the following position:

Dubbo - Aboriginal Community and Therapy Support Worker - ACTT - Part Time

ABOUT THE POSITION

We are looking for an Aboriginal Community and Therapy Support Worker to join our multidisciplinary team (Allied Health professionals) in order to meet our growing demand. This position will support, advocate and liaise for Aboriginal Children and their families in Dubbo, referred to the Aboriginal Children’s Therapy Team (ACTT).

About us:

ACTT is a free Allied Health Service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children, aged up to 8 years of age, who live in Dubbo. The team consists of Speech Pathologists, an Occupational Therapist, Psychological services supported by Aboriginal Community and Therapy Support Workers. We are well regarded within the community and aim to provide the best service for our clients and their families. Delivery can be at our Centre or in families own home, in a small group or on an individual basis, at school, childcare or in the community or a combination of the above.

 

TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT

Part time consisting of: 3 days @ Aboriginal Children’s Therapy Team (ACTT) (Dubbo, NSW)

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Aboriginality
  • Relevant qualification in Aboriginal Primary Health Care/ Education and / or Community Services or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal children and families in health, community services or child related employment.
  • Awareness of and sensitive to Aboriginal culture and history, and current issues affecting the lives of Aboriginal people.
  • Ability to work unsupervised and/or as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrated time management, organisational and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated high level of communication skills (verbal & written) including negotiation and advocacy skills and the ability to communicate with local Aboriginal families, Local health, Education and family support services.
  • Demonstrated experience in the utilisation of Microsoft Office programs.
  • Working with Children and Criminal Record check clearances and a current NSW Drivers Licence

ENQUIRIES FOR POSITION

If you are interested in learning more about this role and applying for the above positions, please visit www.wachs.net.au/work-with-us for key selection criteria and additional requirements.

Contact Jemima Quilty on (02) 6881 8077 or email jemimaQ@wachs.net.au or

ADDRESS APPLICATIONS TO:

Karen Jarrett
Executive Assistant
Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service
KarenJ@wachs.net.au

CLOSING DATE

5pm, 6th November 2020



All applications should address the selection criteria along with a current resume and 2 current referee's.

Applications should be addressed to contact person and submitted via email by closing date.

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