MhAP Outreach Worker

15.2 hours per week, fixed-term until 31st December 2021

Footscray, Australia

Reference: 5439950

So why cohealth?

At cohealth, we're passionate about human rights and health equity. We strive to have a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community we're serving, as we know that makes us a stronger and better-performing organisation.

We value people of all experiences and identities, including all cultural backgrounds, faiths, gender identities, sexualities and abilities. Our inclusive workplace culture enables staff to bring their whole selves to work, where uniqueness is valued, and people experience a feeling of belonging.

We're committed to enabling staff's full participation through promoting workplace flexibility and the provision of reasonable adjustments for staff that require modifications.

About the role

This position sits within the AOD and Homelessness cluster and the Mobile health Access Point (MhAP) program a mobile health service in the Western suburbs. Working alongside the Team Leader and Community Nurse, the role of the MhAP Outreach Worker is to provide assertive outreach and engagement opportunities, and interventions, for vulnerable community members.

Your daily duties will vary but your main focus will include:

  • Provide culturally safe and collaborative engagement, assessment, intervention and support services for vulnerable people
  • Facilitate a range of responses to meet the needs of the service users, including brief interventions, primary health support, AOD / mental health support, and referrals
  • Work within a harm minimisation framework and provide clients with support to make informed decisions;
  • Develop strategies and interventions that connect and engage with vulnerable people with their local communities and relevant support networks;

Additional information can be obtained from the attached position description.

About you:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a health-related discipline
  • Minimum of two years professional experience in a similar position
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills, and highly developed interpersonal skills
  • High-level analytical thinking and problem-solving skills with the ability to take initiative
  • Experience developing practical harm reduction strategies, incorporating prevention/education messages
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain partnerships with clients, the community, other service providers and stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience responding to crises and accessing other support services, especially when a vulnerable person's safety is of concern

Application process

Click on apply now to be directed to our careers page. You will be asked to upload your CV/ resume and answer the questions provided on Talent Propeller.

For any questions about the role please contact Chris Platt by emailing

Applications Close: 20 Apr 2021