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Aboriginal Health Worker - PFT - Mid North Coast Correctional Centre, Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network

Coffs Harbour Region

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Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Aboriginal Hlth Worker
Remuneration: $54,220 - $79,857 p.a
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ171491

Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network is a state-wide Specialty Health Network delivering health care to adults and young people in contact with the forensic mental health and criminal justice systems across community, inpatient and custodial settings.

The Aboriginal Health Worker will work within the Integrated Care Service (ICS) based in the health centres to increase access to health treatment and prevention services for Aboriginal people, and have a strong focus on the prevention and management of chronic disease with an emphasis on improving the patient journey from custody to community.

The Integrated Care Service aims to support and enhance the existing systems to provide an integrated model of care for adult patients in custody and on release into the community with chronic or complex health conditions. Furthermore, ICS is to monitor patients from entry at reception through custody and post release unto the community, ensuring they receive seamless, timely, appropriate and effective health care.

€¢ We offer great Salary packaging and Fitness Passport to eligible staff to enhance benefits.

This is a dedicated Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander position. Applicants must be able to prove Aboriginal descent through parentage, identification as being an Aboriginal person and being accepted in the community as such. Exemption is claimed under Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act. JH&FMHN deems it appropriate to seek confirmation of Aboriginal status from applicants applying for Aboriginal identified positions or targeted positions either during the interview process or prior to commencement of the position.

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