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Indigenous Outreach Worker

Job Category
Position Type
Full Time
Application Closing Date
$71,769 - $77,238
  • Darwin location, Full Time (Fixed Term)
  • Two (2) positions
  • Have a real impact on the health and wellbeing of our Indigenous communities
  • Work with a down to earth team, dedicated to what we do

We have a great opportunity for a dedicated and experienced Indigenous Outreach Worker to join our Social and Emotional Wellbeing team. Take on an important role where you’ll improve the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians by reaching out to the community and promoting better health choices. We’ll provide great learning opportunities, giving you the chance to grow your skills and progress your career.

About Us:

Established in 1991, Danila Dilba Health Service is a community organisation providing comprehensive primary health care to Biluru communities in the Yilli Rreung Region of the Northern Territory. We aim to improve the physical, mental, spiritual, cultural and social wellbeing of our clients through innovative comprehensive programs based on principles of equity, access, empowerment, determination and collaboration.

About the role:

The successful candidate will be responsible for working in partnership with Primary Health Care teams to support individuals and families to build resilience using an approach that builds on community and cultural strengths.

You’ll IMPACT the community, helping close the gap in Indigenous healthcare and wellbeing, one helping hand at a time.

You’ll be PROUD, both of the work you do and who you work for.

You’ll work with a TEAM, alongside people who are down to earth and truly dedicated to what we do.

You’ll EXPERIENCE and learn something new every day through the variety of your role.

You’ll embrace the OPPORTUNITY to progress your career - follow your path at Danila Dilba.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work in partnership with Primary Health Care teams to support individuals and families to build resilience with the provision of:
    • Health promotion and preventative activities
    • Brief interventions
    • Community engagement activities
    • Identification of at risk community members, including youth and work with them and their families.
    • Cultural advice
  • Work within multidisciplinary teams to ensure social and emotional wellbeing activities are culturally relevant and clients have access to cultural, psychosocial, psychological and clinical interventions and treatments.
  • Maintain regular contact with clients within the scope of practice that have been referred by clinics, other providers or self-referral to SEWB.
  • Work with a strengths based approach to develop, implement and monitor a case management plan to address specific client needs in collaboration with Community Services Team and SEWB.
  • Provide intervention and support to clients, within the expertise and skills of the worker, by identifying immediate risks and needs, exploring possible interventions, developing and implementing support plans and facilitating referrals.

Are you the right person?

The successful candidate will be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent and will have:

  • Demonstrated experience working with Indigenous people and the ability to communicate effectively and in a culturally appropriately manner
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current issues, standards and trends in the delivery of mental health and social and emotional wellbeing services to Aboriginal people;
  • Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to Aboriginal culture and history and knowledge of issues impacting on Aboriginal children and families, youth and adults and those affected by Stolen Generations’ policies and practices;
  • Demonstrated ability to work within and maintain strict confidentiality guidelines and policies;
  • Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise with people from a wide range of cultural and social backgrounds to both obtain and convey information relevant to their care;
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with clients, carers and other professionals from diverse cultures;
  • Ability to work independently, and as part of a team, with an ability to plan, manage and prioritise tasks and resources to deliver outcomes within time and budget considerations;
  • Proficiency in and commitment to the use of electronic information systems for the maintenance of clinical and service delivery records.

We want you to be proud of both the work you do and of who you work for! Follow your path at Danila Dilba - where every person matters.

Interested? See position description below

Please ensure that you address the selection criteria and provide a current resume. 

For further information, please contact Mathews David on 0408 732 209 or at Mathews.David@ddhs.org.au

Applications close: 20 July 2020

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