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Aboriginal Support Worker - Mothers And Babies Program

Rural Health Tasmania Inc. - Ulverstone, TAS

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin



The Support Worker - Aboriginal Mothers and Babies program, functions as a member of a team to increase the social, emotional and spiritual well-being of Aboriginal mothers and babies in Tasmania.


The Support Worker - Aboriginal Mothers and Babies:

  • Provides coordination and service information and support for the Mothers and Babies Program under New Directions Mothers and Babies service funding.
  • Engages professionally with clients and colleagues to support referral to appropriate antenatal, social and health care services as required.
  • Contributes to organisational stakeholder engagement and needs assessment processes to inform service planning and resource allocation.
  • Contributes to advocacy for Aboriginal mothers and babies, in order to achieve beneficial client outcomes in a way that enables each client to retain as much independence as possible.
  • Provide a flexible, Maternal and Child Health service which maximises the health and wellbeing, learning, development and safety outcomes for all children from birth to 6 years of age and their families.
  • Deliver high quality evidence based culturally appropriate practice.
  • Provide support, guidance, information and intervention relevant to individual child development and family circumstances.
  • Participate in the Maternal and Child Health Service in a manner which ensures high standards of service delivery in response to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community needs and expectations.


  • Provide evidenced based assessments with additional emphasis on health promotion and wellbeing.
  • Provide information, support, advice and appropriate referrals relating to children and parents wellbeing, including health, immunisation, breast feeding, antenatal and post-natal care.
  • Provide an innovative approach to flexible service delivery that will encourage access and participation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in the community.
  • Provide a focus on prevention, early detection and intervention of the health and wellbeing concerns of vulnerable infants, children and their families through an interdisciplinary and integrated service response.
  • Recognise and facilitate access for families of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.
  • Promote and provide information and advice about vaccinating against preventable diseases.
  • Act as an advocate for children, parents, the community and the Maternal and Child Health Service as appropriate.
  • Proactively participate in the Aboriginal Health service team in the development and implementation of continuous improvements to the service.
  • Participate in relevant networks and outreach programs concerning young children and families as requested.

Essential Requirements:

  • Appropriate qualifications and experience in Aboriginal health, support work, early childhood education, early childhood development, childcare or social work.
  • An understanding of historical and contemporary Tasmanian Aboriginal issues and culture, or willingness to gain understanding/training in the area.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including consultation and negotiation and the ability to interact, develop network and communicate effectively with a range of people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Good time management and organisational skills.
  • Sound written communication skills.
  • Sound information technology and software application skills, ability to operate in a contemporary office environment.
  • An understanding of the privacy requirements and the sensitivities of working with health information.
  • Current Driver's license.
  • National Police Check.

Applications close 16th April 2021 . Please visit the employment page at the Rural Health Tasmania website at www.ruralhealthtas.com.au for a position description and more details on this position.

Part-time hours: 22.8 per week

Application Deadline: 16/04/2021

Expected Start Date: 24/05/2021

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $40,000.00 – $55,000.00 per year


  • No weekends


  • Ulverstone TAS (Preferred)

Work Eligibility:

  • Permitted to work permanently with no restriction on hours (e.g. citizen, permanent resident) (Required)

Ulverstone, TAS

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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