Career Opportunity

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Project Worker


Reference: 4973654

  • Permanent Part Time position (22.8 hours per week)
  • Based in Braybrook
  • Great supportive environment

In return for your hard work and dedication, you'll enjoy a range of staff benefits including:

  • Keeping your work-life balance in check, with the flexibility of part-time hours available
  • Generous not-for-profit salary packaging options, which can significantly increase the value of your take-home pay
  • Comprehensive orientation, induction and supervision program - you'll have our full support at every turn.
  • Opportunity to participate in Balit Narrum where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander co-workers connect with executive to enhance cohealth capacity as a culturally safe and inclusive organisation for First Nations people.

About the role

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

This position works within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Team, which aims to engage and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to manage their health care needs, provide care coordination services and to improve access to health services. The team coordinate Foodshare Braybrook in the west, the Billabong BBQ program in the north, and a Planned Activity Group. Other services include a Paediatric Clinic and a multidisciplinary clinic for Aboriginal children in out of home care.

Your daily duties will be diverse however, in essence will include:

  • Manage and coordinate the weekly Braybrook Food share program.
  • Provide a responsive service to the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community with a focus on people with complex needs.
  • Provide practical assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients of cohealth in order to improve their access to health, welfare and recreational services.
  • Organise and coordinate health education and promotion activities aimed at maximising good health and preventing illness.
  • Act as an advocate for individual Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients/groups of clients as appropriate, particularly those who have complex health and social wellness needs

About You:

  • Must be of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander health and culture and ability to communicate effectively with the client group.
  • Skills in managing time and planning work priorities to meet requirements of the position.
  • Well-developed computer skills including Word, Internet and other Office applications;
  • willingness to learn current data programs such as TRAK Care
  • Willingness to participate in appropriate training and commitment to ongoing education.
  • A current driver's license is required for the position.

Applications for this position will close as soon as a suitable candidate is sourced, therefore we strongly encourage your application as soon as possible.

Additional information can be obtained from the attached position description.

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.

Who is cohealth?

We believe in developing our people, to assist in driving continuous improvement within the organisation. At the same time, we're dedicated to creating a working culture where staff members can flourish. We work hard to ensure that all our positions are challenging and rewarding, where you can utilise and further develop your skills to truly make a difference.

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.

The successful candidate 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)

Applications Close: 03 Feb 2020