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Position Details
Reference Number 429654
Position Title Aboriginal Liaison Worker Drug & Alcohol
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Entity Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
Geographical Location Nepean
Advertised Award/Classification NSW Health Service Aboriginal Health Workers (State Award) Aboriginal Health Worker
Salary $51,608.00 - $76,009.00
Number of FTE 1.00
Purpose of Position

The Drug and Alcohol Aboriginal Liaison Officer will work in partnership with drug and alcohol clinicians and the medically led multidisciplinary clinical review teams to improve engagement and retention in treatment services, improve health outcomes and provide culturally appropriate support for patients.



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. This is an Aboriginal identified position. Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District considers that being of Aboriginal descent is a genuine occupational qualification under section 14 of the Anti-discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

2. Possess a Certificate III in Aboriginal Primary Health Care (or equivalent) or is willing to undertake same.

3. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal cultures and health and welfare services available to Aboriginal people residing in the Nepean Blue Mountains region.

4. Demonstrated understanding and/or experience of the health issues affecting Aboriginal individuals and families due to harmful patterns of substance use.

5. Previous experience and ability to work in a medically led Multidisciplinary Treatment team and a commitment to working within this model of care. This includes experience working within the scope of practice as outlined in the position description and an ability to prioritise daily workload in a similar hospital or healthcare environment.

6. Demonstrated understanding of the principles of maintaining patient confidentiality and privacy, the principles of child protection guidelines within NSW Health, and national policies and strategies for harm minimisation in the drug and alcohol sector.

7. Effective written and verbal communication skills, experience in using Microsoft software applications and patient/client electronic record systems.

8. Current NSW Driver’s Licence and willingness to use it for work purposes.
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 James Brown
Contact Number 0429396931
Closing Date 25/03/2018
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view