The Role

See below the vacancy and the responsibilities as well as the key skills required for the role.



First Nations Social Worker

Heidelberg West

Heidelberg, Australia

Reference: 5731051

  • Provide case work support within a community health setting to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Full Time position August 2022 with possible extension (Part time could be considered)
  • Salary packaging available

You are a recovery-focussed, enthusiastic, and experienced Social Worker with a sound understanding of the social model of health. You have a commitment to self-determination, empowerment, and resilience.

If this sounds like you, then keep reading, as we are currently recruiting to our team.

The First Nations Psychological Services Program at Banyule Community Health includes a Therapeutic Counsellor, Social Worker and Outreach Worker. The vital Social Work role supports adults and/or adolescents providing direct case work and social supports, using a person-centred approach to Aboriginal clients who receive Care Coordination and/or Counselling support through the Banyule Community Health Aboriginal Health Team.

The First Nations Psychological Services Program provides flexible, tailored responses to meet the needs of our clients in the most timely and appropriate way, supporting recovery and self-determination, recognising the episodic nature of mental health concerns.

You will work closely and collaboratively with other health care professionals and service providers who are part of the client's care team to support people with a welcoming, responsive, and flexible approach.

Service provision is face-to-face on site (West Heidelberg) and remotely, via telehealth.

Who are we looking for?

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work
  • Experience working with First Nations community members, with issues including AOD, gambling and family violence.
  • If you are a Social Worker, you must be a current member of AASW or eligible for membership. Accredited Mental
  • Knowledge of relevant practice guidelines and frameworks in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Wellbeing

More about us!

Banyule Community Health offers a range of support services to First Nations community members. Additionally, there are a range of other Counselling and Support Services including: Gambler's Help, Alcohol and Drug/Dual Diagnosis Counselling, Peer Support, General counselling. Our counselling and support services are committed to working with clients towards their goals in a flexible and holistic manner. Treatment and support is provided both face to face and via telehealth, with individual and group interventions. In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of allied health services, counselling services, medical services, oral health and community health and wellbeing activities.

All our services are underpinned by social and public models of health.

We are located in Melbourne's north and northwest, we are close to public transport, bike paths, shopping precincts and major arterial road networks.

Special COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

In order to protect our community and our workforce, Banyule Community Health support the Victorian Public Health Orders requiring our entire workforce to be fully vaccinated. We also believe that this ensures we continue to deliver safe effective essential health and wellbeing services and a safe working environment.

Please address the key selection criteria in your cover letter
For further information please contact Team Leader Rebecca Millard - 0429 512 202.

Banyule Community Health is an equal opportunity employer and are committed to ensuring recruitment processes are fair to all candidates.


Applications Close: 05 Dec 2021


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