Social Support Service Jobs

Aboriginal Community Care Worker - CASUAL

To provide a safe, care orientated environment for people who are intoxicated. Aboriginal Community Care Workers will provide clients with a bed, meal, shower, laundry facilities and can refer people for other social support and primary health (clinical) services.

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  • Ability to communicate with Indigenous people from different communities and interest groups;
  • Aboriginality is essential under Section 50D of the Equal Opportunity Act of 1984.
  • Basic Computer knowledge;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a community-based organisation;
  • Ability to work out of hours and on a roster basis;
  • Cross cultural sensitivity and understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Communities and people;
  • Possess Current First Aid Certificate;
  • Knowledge /Understanding of Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs and ability to liaise with and advocate on behalf of clients;
  • Demonstrated awareness of the relevant principles and practices of EEO, WHS, Confidentiality and Duty of Care.

Desirable: 

  • Certificate in Community Services and or Alcohol and Other Drugs (or willing to work on to obtain);
  • WA “C” Class drivers’ licence;

Conditions of Appointment: 

Provide Bega Garnbirringu Health Service with the following requirements prior to commencement of employment;

  • Valid Working With Children Check (WA)
  • National Criminal History Check Certificate (Police Clearance - valid within 3 months)

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Tobacco Action Worker

The Tobacco Action Worker assists in the delivery of a culturally appropriate smoking cessation program, tailored to the needs of the ATSI community of the Goldfields region.

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  • Demonstrated and applied understanding of smoking cessation principles and strategies;
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, planning, implementing and evaluating smoking cessation programs;
  • Sound interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to develop meaningful relationships whilst respecting traditional culture and values;
  • Demonstrated commitment to confidentiality and a high level of accuracy;
  • Work effectively as a member of a team in an environment of competing priorities;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of cultural factors and social determinants particularly relating to Aboriginal Health;
  • Ability to travel within the Goldfields community;
  • WA "C" Class drivers license;
  • A current Working with Children Check and Police Certificate (within 6 months).

Conditions of Appointment: 

Provide Bega Garnbirringu Health Service with the following requirements prior to commencement of employment;

  • Valid Working With Children Check (WA)
  • National Criminal History Check Certificate (Police Clearance - valid within 3 months)
  • Valid Drivers Licence (WA)

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Tobacco Action Worker - Female

The Tobacco Action Worker assists in the delivery of a culturally appropriate smoking cessation program, tailored to the needs of the ATSI community of the Goldfields region.

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Location: Kalgoorlie, Western Australia

About the Role

The Tobacco Action Worker assists in the delivery of a culturally appropriate smoking cessation program, tailored to the needs of the ATSI community of the Goldfields region. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply. 

About you

To be considered for this position: 

  • Demonstrated and applied understanding of smoking cessation principles and strategies;
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, planning, implementing and evaluating smoking cessation programs;
  • Sound interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to develop meaningful relationships whilst respecting traditional culture and values;
  • Demonstrated commitment to confidentiality and a high level of accuracy;
  • Work effectively as a member of a team in an environment of competing priorities;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of cultural factors and social determinants particularly relating to Aboriginal Health;
  • Ability to travel within the Goldfields community;
  • WA "C" Class drivers license;
  • A current Working with Children Check and Police Certificate (within 6 months).

Conditions of Appointment: 

Provide Bega Garnbirringu Health Service with the following requirements prior to commencement of employment;

  • Valid Working With Children Check (WA)
  • National Criminal History Check Certificate (Police Clearance - valid within 3 months)
  • Valid Drivers Licence (WA)

Application Instructions:

For further information about this position and details on how to apply, please visit www.bega.org.au/employment/current-vacancies and click ‘apply for position’. 

Find out about Bega Garnbirringu Health Service please visit our website To view a copy of the JDF please click here

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Youth Support Worker

To provide support and advocacy to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in the Goldfields region.

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Type: Permanent Full Time

Position Term: Ongoing, 37.5 Hours per week

Summary of the Position:

To provide an ethical, holistic, accountable and culturally appropriate youth support service by delivering practical and emotional support programs and assist young people to develop skills and make positive changes in their lives.
To provide support and advocacy to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in the Goldfields region, who are facing welfare, behavioural, developmental, social and protection issues.
Develop, plan and facilitate programs to address the particular issues young people face, including building self-esteem and confidence, family conflict, homelessness, drug and alcohol abuse, sex and relationships, education and finding employment.

Ability to travel and stay overnight/s.

To view a copy of the JDF (Youth Support Worker) Click Here

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