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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access and Support Worker


Reference: 4689233

Full time + ADO (optional)

Fixed Term from 1st July 2019 until 30th June 2020

Based in Laverton


We are one of Australia's largest and most recognised Community Health Organisations. So naturally, 'community' is what we are all about. But if you think 'community' ends with our Clients, then think again. At cohealth, our team members aren't just paramount to our success, they are our success. And we want to do it the best possible way - that's where you come in.


Our Program

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Aboriginal Access and Support Worker sits alongside the Planned Activity Group (PAG). The PAG provides a range of activities, excursions and in-services for older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The program aims to build capacity and enhance physical activity, cognitive stimulation, healthy nutrition, emotional well-being and social inclusion in a culturally safe setting.


Our Team

Our friendly and welcoming team is widely spread throughout Fitzroy, Laverton and Braybrook sites. Made up of eleven Aboriginal and non-Indigenous staff, led by our talented Program Manager. We are proud to say, that we have a long history of positive engagement with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.


The main elements of this rewarding role will comprise of personal centered care, direct care services, program planning and evaluation, and rick management. With that in mind, our search is for an all-round, a go getter, a real people person, with great communication and interpersonal skills. Someone at thrives engaging with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. An individual with an extensive understanding of the culture, the people, as well as various health and welfare organisations across Victoria, that can assist.


Work/life balance is what you get working at cohealth. As well as lifestyle comes:

  • Training for your role now and development opportunities for your career
  • A supportive, flexible and autonomous work environment
  • A professional, committed workforce and highly supportive community
  • Variety in work and a sense of achievement
  • Not for Profit ‘Salary Sacrificing' benefits on top of your salary


If you are a hard-working, reliable individual who enjoys interacting with the community and genuinely making a difference, please apply!

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.


Additional information can be obtained by viewing the attached position description.

Applications close on 26th May @ 10.00pm


Who is cohealth?

For more information about cohealth and the services provided, please visit our website:

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

Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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)