Aboriginal Community Support Worker

  • 1 x Full Time
  • Fixed Term
  • Nowra

The Aboriginal Community Support Worker will be required to promote the service and work in partnership with relevant stakeholders in providing health care programs and services that improve community safety and wellbeing.

12 September 2019


Through the Afterhours Support Program, run in partnership with Waminda – South Coast Women’s Health & Welfare Aboriginal Corporation, the Aboriginal Community Support Worker will provide prevention and intervention to community members who are at risk of suicide, harm to self or others. The position holder will also participate in an on-call roster, provide follow up support for clients referred and linking clients to SCMSAC Health and Wellbeing supports such as case management, counselling, groups/programs as well as access to external services and specialist services.

The Afterhours Support Program also provides a telephone based support line for Aboriginal people in the Shoalhaven at risk of suicide or family/carers impacted and/or bereaved by suicide, follow up safety plan and implementation.


  • Ability to successfully provide community support and advocacy to clients and their families, to assist in the recovery of Aboriginal people at high risk of suicide or following a suicide attempt
  • Provide follow up and support to clients referred from the Afterhours Support line
  • Ensure clients are linked to internal or external supports and mental health based services and programs where required
  • Work alongside other staff members, guiding and supporting clients to stay connected to services
  • Ensure that client pathways, external to the partnership with Waminda, involve services that are culturally sensitive and are consistent with a stepped approach to mental health care
  • Participate in a rotating, on-call roster
  • Positively promote the Afterhours Program to encourage community awareness and participation
  • Maintain high level of integrity and regard for professional boundaries, confidentiality and the ability to maintain sensitive information
  • Willingness to learn, undertake training and ongoing professional development
  • Commitment to working within SCMSAC vision and values
  • Knowledge and commitment to principles and practices of Workplace Health & Safety and Equal Employment Opportunity and how they apply in the workplace
  • Leadership and capacity for innovation, quality assurance and improvement


Applications must address the key competencies (selection criteria):  For an Information Package containing position description, selection criteria and an employment application, please download above or contact Human Resources via email hr@southcoastams.org.au or call 02 4448 0200.

Preferred applicants will also be required to undergo a National Police Check and obtain a new paid employee Working with Children Check (as required by the Act) prior to appointment with South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation.

Salary will be in accordance with the South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation Enterprise Agreement 2012 – 2015.