Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service Role - Community Support Worker - KISP

Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service Role – Community Support Worker (KISP) - 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 role of a Community Support Worker is responsible for providing a culturally sensitive approach 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 therapeutic case management while working in partnership with individuals to achieve their goals and improve the safety and stability.

 

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

  • Certificate III in Community Services; Certificate III in Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care / Certificate III in Population Health or equivalent experience/training
  • Previous experience in a support worker or caseworker role in the community services sector
  • Demonstrates an understanding of Aboriginal Culture relevant to Katherine town and local Communities. 

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 Tuesday, 1 June 2021.

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

Vacancy Description - Position Profile _ Support Worker Level 2.pdf (296 kB)
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