The role

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker - Parkville Youth Justice

Parkville, Australia

Reference: 6571130

  • Full-time, ongoing position
  • $40.55-$44.70 hourly rate + Super + Salary Packaging
  • Option for 1x ADO per month

cohealth and Parkville Youth Justice Precinct

Parkville Youth Justice Precinct is a youth custodial facility that accommodates children and young people aged 10 to 21 years (up to 24 years depending on age of sentencing). Parkville is the reception point for the Youth Justice custodial system and as such, all reception health assessments are undertaken at Parkville before some young men will be transferred to Cherry Creek Youth Justice Precinct. The primary health service at Parkville is a nurse-led model, with 24/7 on-site nursing coverage.

At Parkville, cohealth aims to deliver a quality, flexible, integrated, efficient service within the custodial environment to young people based on their health needs. This includes delivering primary health, allied health, dental and mental health services, and includes screening, assessing, triaging, and referring to secondary and tertiary health services based on clinical need. cohealth shares a vision for healthy children and young people in custody, supported by a health service responsive to their needs.

cohealth's inclusive workplace culture enables staff to bring their whole selves to work, where uniqueness is valued, and people experience a feeling of belonging. Our aim is for everyone to thrive in their role.

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About the role

cohealth is experienced in delivering services and support to people and their families involved with the justice and child protection systems. ​​​​​

This is an identified position, therefore only Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker will work within a multidisciplinary team and will support the young person from reception all the way through to release into the community. This position engages and develops relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people with various physical health and social support needs and aims to reduce barriers to accessing services.

Please refer to the Position Description for more information.

Your duties include:

  • Engage and build rapport with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and other young people and staff in a culturally safe manner to deliver high quality, person centred and innovative care
  • Monitor, report and document individual client needs, changes in physical and mental health, well-being, and general progress to ensure a smooth and seamless recovery orientated approach
  • Refer, consult, and liaise with families and other key stakeholders to ensure a holistic multi-disciplinary approach to health care provision
  • Maintain information systems and implement relevant administrative procedures and systems.

What cohealth offers:

  • Generous salary packaging options to suit you - tax free amount of up to $15,900 p.a (mortgage, rent, or credit cards) and a further $2,650 p.a (meal, entertainment expenses and holiday accommodation). Salary packaging reduces your cohealth taxable income, meaning you pay less tax on your cohealth income
  • A generous rewards program from our salary packaging provider
  • Exciting Parental leave benefits
    • cohealth offers primary carers 14 weeks paid parental leave upon completion of only 6 months of continuous service
    • Eligible co-workers will continue to receive superannuation on unpaid parental leave as well
  • Novated Leasing available
  • Counselling services for you and your immediate family through our EAP-Access provider, and mindfulness, resilience, and wellbeing programs
  • We offer inclusion, equality, and opportunity in a workplace where making a difference counts (based on our guiding principles and values).

Our ideal candidate:

  • Relevant experience such as Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander health worker, community development, health promotion, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Liaison Officer, Social Work or equivalent experience in the housing, mental health, AOD, disability or welfare sectors, a lived experience is highly valued
  • An understanding of the physical, social, and cultural needs of Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Certificate III or above in Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care
  • Working with Children's Check (WWCC)

The roles in this program are required to undergo mandatory additional security screening. Details will be provided to successful candidates.

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 Key Selection Criteria. We will be conducting interviews for this role as applications are received. If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact hiring manager Sally Wilcox

Applications Close: 11 Apr 2025