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Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health & Community Services
Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health & Community Services is a community controlled health service providing holistic health care to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities of the ACT and surrounding areas. The Service manages approximately 30 programs through various funding agreements and employs more than 70 staff offering salary sacrifice pursuant to tax department regulations and organisational policy.

Services delivered by the Social Health Team include counselling, referral and support for a range of issues including justice/legal matters, alcohol and substance use, care and protection matters, homelessness and social and emotional wellbeing support.

We are seeking several fulltime positions to work within our Social Health Team & Medical Reception.

 

Social Health Worker

Social and Emotional Well Being Program

The role of the Social and Emotional Health Worker is to ensure that the programs objectives are met whilst under the supervision and direction of the Social Health Team Manager. The successful applicant would need to have the ability to problem solve effectively on a day-to-day basis and in crisis situations, liaise with medical staff and negotiate complex issues with clients and their families.

 

Drug and Alcohol Social Health Worker

The successful Drug & Alcohol Worker applicant will have experience in liaising with other drug and alcohol services and build productive working relationships with service providers. Assist clients to work towards self-empowerment through education and the provision of information and appropriate referrals and by developing daily living skills such as budgeting, drug and alcohol awareness and confidence building skills and able to work effectively and appropriately with families.

 

Reducing Alcohol Related Harm for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples Worker

The Reducing Alcohol Related Harm for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Worker applicant would need to have experience in liaising with alcohol services and build productive working relationships with service providers. Assist clients to work towards self-empowerment through education and the provision of information and appropriate referrals. Deliver community education sessions to promote healthy behaviours to reduce harmful alcohol use and provide information on how to access support. Is experienced in delivering weekly alcohol misuse support/information groups, developing and implementing case management plans.

 

Aboriginality is a genuine qualification for the above positions and

is authorized under section 42 of the Discrimination Act 1991

(ACT) and S8 of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth)

 

Project Officer

NDIS Engagement and Sustainability Program

National Disability Insurance Scheme

We are seeking a fulltime Project Officer. The NDIS Engagement and Sustainability Project Officer is situated within Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health and Community Services. The role of the NDIS Engagement and Sustainability Project Officer is to ensure the objectives of the Program are met by increasing community awareness of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The aim of the Program is to increase the number of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) and Aboriginal Medical Services (AMS’) registered and delivering services sustainably under NDIS to Aboriginal and Torre Strait Islander people.

 

NDIS Community Connector

National Community Connector Program

National Disability Insurance Scheme

 

We are seeking a fulltime Community Connector. The NDIS Community Connector is situated within Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health and Community Services. The role of the NDIS Community Connector is to ensure that the objectives of the Program are met by promoting community awareness to support people with a disability to access services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Providing assertive outreach to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in a culturally sensitive manner in breaking down barriers by developing trust and rapport to accessing the NDIS.

 

The successful applicants for all of the advertised positions would demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills, demonstrated capacity to work effectively, positively and collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team.

 

Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply for the NDIS position


Applicants must obtain a copy of the selection criteria and address all criteria.

For more information and or a copy of the position description and selection criteria please call Roseanne Longford, HR Manager on 6284 6259 or email  Roseanne.Longford@winnunga.org.au

 

Applications should be addressed and mailed to Julie Tongs, CEO, Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service 63 Boolimba Cres Narrabundah ACT 2604 or by email to Roseanne.Longford@winnunga.org.au

 

WORKING WITH VULNERALBLE PEOPLE CHECK (WWVPC)

All people employed at Winnunga are required to provide their WWVPC registration, or to carry out a WWVPC pursuant to the Working With Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 (ACT).

 

All applications should be addressed and mailed to Julie Tongs, CEO, Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service 63 Boolimba Cres Narrabundah ACT 2604 or by email to Roseanne.Longford@winnunga.org.au.

 

WORKING WITH VULNERALBLE PEOPLE CHECK (WWVPC)

All people employed at Winnunga are required to provide their WWVPC registration, or to carry out a WWVPC pursuant to the Working With Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 (ACT).

 

 

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