Wurli-Wurlinjang - Health Service Role - Support Worker SEWB

Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service Role – Support Worker – SEWB - Katherine, NT - Full-time


About Us

Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation delivering primary and clinical health care services to the Aboriginal people in Katherine and surrounding communities. Wurli prides itself on delivering a range of health and wellbeing services to the community in a style and manner that makes clients feel welcome and comfortable. Services include acute and general care, chronic disease, Women’s & Children health, men’s health, alcohol and other drugs, social and emotional wellbeing and client support services.


The Wurli Social and Emotional Wellbeing team aims to achieve better outcomes in early intervention, treatment and management of mental health and alcohol and drug issues for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through an integrated approach in a primary health care setting. The role requires the delivery of high-level psychological services to clients who are self-referred or referred by a provider that contributes to the delivery of culturally appropriate social and wellbeing activities that incorporate community development, engagement and clinical components.


The Support Worker is responsible for providing culturally sensitive support and assistance to our clients in order to improve their social and emotional wellbeing.  Key components of the role will include assisting individuals, by addressing the obstacles that have impacted on their quality of life, as well as providing advocacy, support and linkages to other services to ensure the individual can access better health care, counselling and connection with family and country. A support worker at this level is expected to assist and provide effective case management while working in partnership with individuals to achieve their goals and improve safety and stability.


Wurli is looking for a suitably motivated individual who can demonstrate:

  • Certificate III in Family Wellbeing / Community Services or equivalent experience
  • An Ability to develop and cultivate sound community and client relationships and communicate sensitively and effectively with Indigenous people
  • Sound awareness of basic case management principles
  • Intermediate computer skills, including the ability to use MS Office Suite (including Outlook) and Communicare or equivalent systems

 Prerequisites for the position include:

  • Current Northern Territory Driver’s License
  • National Police Record Check (not less than 3 months old); and
  • Working with Children’s Clearance.

 Please ensure your application includes:

  • A current resume or curriculum vitae (cv)
  • a cover letter/email which provides a clear and concise overview of your ability to meet the key requirements of the role (prerequisites, qualifications/experience and competencies)
  • Current National Police Certificate (no less than 3 months from issue date)
  • Current Northern Territory Driver’s Licence
  • Current Working with Children’s Clearance (Ochre Card)

For further information on this exciting opportunity, please contact a member of our Human Resources Team on (08) 8985 0000

Applications close COB Thursday, 27 May 2021.

Experience of working closely with and having a strong understanding of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander culture would be considered an advantage.

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