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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Worker


Reference: 4549670

Full-time +ADO (optional)

Newly created position

Based at our Footscray site


Do you identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person?

Do you have a sound understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures?

Do you have demonstrated understanding of what is important for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people affected by crime?

If so, you may be the person we're seeking


The benefits for you joining cohealth include:

  • Working in a program with the resources to support you in making a real difference, to your clients' lives;
  • Role diversity and internal career progression opportunities;
  • Salary Packaging of up to $15,000 per fringe benefit year, for personal living expenses


cohealth works to ensure prospective and existing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff have equitable access to employment pathways and career development. cohealth engages our workforce through training programs and opportunities to work collaboratively and in culturally informed ways with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander colleagues, clients, Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCO's) and wider Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, to improve their health and wellbeing.

A unique and exciting opportunity has emerged for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Engagement Worker (Identified). To work closely with our Victims Assistance Program offering specialist responses to victims of violent crime including intake and brief intervention, case management, (brokered) counselling services, and community education. Practice is evidence and trauma-informed and client-focussed across Melbourne's north and west.


We seek a self-motivated and friendly individual who has:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work or an equivalent qualification and/or experience;
  • The capability to multi-task and prioritise effectively to achieve quality outcomes in a busy, client-focussed environment;
  • Case management and casework experience with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients;
  • Current Australian Drivers Licence; and
  • Experience working with the police or the criminal justice system would be an advantage.


To perform this role, it is essential that the person who holds the position be an Aboriginal person or Torres Strait Islander person and is therefore a genuine occupational requirement under Section 28 of Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic).

Additional information can be obtained by reviewing the attached position description

Applications close on 3rd March @ 10.00pm


Who is cohealth?

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People accepting employment with cohealth are unable to access our services, some exemptions may apply.

The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions (including provision of a valid Working with Children Check clearance number and criminal record history check)