NSW Government Hunter New England Local Health District

Remuneration: $60,398 – $101,211 per annum + super + benefits Employment Type: Permanent Full Time Position Classification: Aboriginal Health Worker, Counsellor Level 1/2, Social Worker Level 1/2 Location: Kamilaroi Country / Moree Community Health Service Hours Per Week: 38 Requisition ID: REQ462834 Applications close: 4th February 2024

About the Role:

The Aboriginal Family Wellbeing and Violence Prevention Worker will empower Aboriginal people, families and communities to work together to reduce the impacts of violence, abuse and neglect within the Moree community.
You will work with people who have experienced sexual assault and/ or family and domestic violence through short periods of crisis, working with clinical experts to guide and support your practice.
Our Aboriginal Family Wellbeing and Violence Prevention workers are part of District wide team, supported by an Aboriginal Family Wellbeing and Violence Prevention Coordinator.
You will also be part of the wider VAN Aboriginal and overall clinical network, which offers support, education and training. Applicants will be supported to complete an educational pathway developed by the Education Centre Against Violence (ECAV) to become a qualified Counsellor.

Where you’ll be working:

This role is based at Moree Community Health Service.
The Violence, Abuse and Neglect network has a range of services in HNE providing responses to people who have experienced violence, abuse and neglect in their lives.
Within the network, we have a team of Aboriginal Family Wellbeing and Violence Prevention workers who provide local services and support to people who have experienced domestic and family violence and sexual assault.

About You:

The successful candidate will have an understanding of the impact of family and domestic violence on the health and well-being of victims and children.
Previous experience in working in a health, community of government service would be valued, as well as demonstrated experience being a part of community development activities.
Being an enthusiastic and self-directed health or community worker would be a great attribute for this role.


Four weeks annual leave (pro-rata for part-time employees)
Up to 12 allocated days off each year (for full-time employees)
Superannuation contributions 11%
Salary packaging – Up to $9k for living expenses + $2.6k meal & entertainment + Novated leasing.
Fitness Passport
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members


Applicants must be female under Section 31 (2) (h) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.
Bachelor of Social Work, which provides eligibility for membership to Australian Association of Social Workers OR Bachelor degree in Counselling from a recognised and accepted education provider as deemed appropriate by the employer.
Completion of willingness to complete with support, the Education Centre Against Violence qualification pathway – Graduate Certificate in Human and Community Services (Interpersonal Trauma).
Current drivers licence and ability to undertake travel as required.

Additional information:

We are unable to accommodate visa sponsorship for applicants requiring a visa for this position.

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For role related queries or questions contact Anita Barbara on Anita.Barbara@health.nsw.gov.au

Information for Applicants: All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). Additionally, Category A workers are required to receive a booster dose three months after completing the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations. New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate (IM011 immunisation medical exemption form) certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW. Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations. Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specific Diseases – this is a Category A position. Please read and understand NSW Health policy directive (PD2022_030). All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in the policy. Applicants will be assessed against the essential requirements and selection criteria contained within the position description (link below). For assistance addressing selection criteria visit: https://bit.ly/3vL5fq2 Stepping Up Website: is a resource designed to help indigenous job applicants apply for positions in NSW Health. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/HNEHealthSteppingUp. #AboriginalEmployment

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