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Position Details
Reference Number 428027
Position Title Drug and Alcohol CALD Project Worker
Employment Status Temporary Full Time (up to 31/12/2018)
Entity Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
Geographical Location Penrith
Award Classification Dependent on qualifications
Salary $61,173.00 - $88,627.00
Number of FTE 1.00
Purpose of Position

The D&A CALD Project Worker will work closely with identified Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) community groups and organisations on a quality improvement project.  In consultation with CALD communities, the project worker will identify culturally safe treatment options, establish a baseline of CALD participation and engagement in culturally safe treatment services and rates of completed treatment episodes for drug and alcohol related issues across the NBMLHD. The outcomes of the quality improvement project will include enhanced access to culturally appropriate drug and alcohol information and services and improved cultural competence of staff in Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) treatment services so they are working effectively in cross-cultural situations.



Together, Achieving Better Health

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District will drive innovation and excellence in health service delivery that provides safe, equitable, high quality, accessible, timely and efficient services that are responsive to the needs of patients and the community



Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively encourages diversity and inclusion within our workforce.  We encourage applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.


About Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District

The Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District provides world-class clinical care, research and innovation, and is committed to providing a workplace culture that values and promotes the growth of high performing teams and individuals.  We are passionate about the work we do, and are committed to improving the health of our local community and enhancing the experience of all our patients. 

See why people like you join our local health district – and welcome to the family!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2FVDzrwYZI


To check out our diverse workforce and see some of our recent innovative and community-focused achievements, browse our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/NepeanBlueMtsLHD

If you would like more information about our Local Health district, please visit our website: http://www.nbmlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/


About Applying

If you read this and think “Wow – that’s me!” then please review the position description and selection criteria for the role.  You will need to submit an application electronically by clicking on the “Apply Now” button.  So that we truly understand how perfect you are for this role, please ensure that you detail your experience, skills, knowledge and any other relevant information by responding to each selection criteria.


To apply, you need to be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or hold an appropriate work visa.

Selection Criteria 1. Graduate qualification in the following health disciplines: social work, welfare, counselling, occupational therapy, psychology, behavioural sciences or a health related discipline. Demonstrated experience in undertaking research, program evaluation or quality improvement projects including the selection of appropriate research methods and preparing written reports.

2. Evidence of demonstrated advance reasoning skills including written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills as well as conducting interviews with key stakeholders.

3. Experience in the use of information technology systems including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point as well as web publishing, and qualitative research and/or statistical software.

4. Demonstrated experience in undertaking community consultation, needs assessment or community development work with CALD communities.

5. Demonstrated knowledge of current national and state-wide policies for multicultural health as well as strategic directions within the drug and alcohol sector including harm minimisation and the recovery model.

6. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively as a member of a project team and completion of tasks within required time frames.

7. Current unrestricted NSW Class C driver’s license and willingness to travel for work.
This position requires a Working With Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check
Contact Person Rick Turner
Contact Number 0413808721
Closing Date 14/01/2018
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view