Case Manager, Harm Minimisation

  • Are you passionate about improving health and wellbeing in the community?
  • Exciting career opportunity exists with one of South Australia’s renowned health services!

About Nunkuwarrin Yunti

Nunkuwarrin Yunti, the foremost Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation in Adelaide aims to promote and deliver improvement in the health and wellbeing of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their families in the greater metropolitan areas of Adelaide and regional areas to advance their social, cultural and economic status. The Organisation places a strong focus on a client centered approach to the delivery of services and a collaborative working culture to achieve the best possible outcomes for clients.

About the Program

Harm Minimisation aims to build healthy Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities by minimising the harm that substance misuse has on individuals, families and communities inclusive of responding to people who inject drugs and reducing the transmission of Blood Borne Viruses.

About the Opportunity

Nunkuwarrin Yunti has an exciting full-time opportunity for a passionate and hard working Case Manager – Harm Minimisation in Adelaide, SA with outreach to other service locations.

In this pivotal role you will primarily be responsible for building healthy Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities by minimising the harm that substance misuse has on individuals, families and communities inclusive of responding to people who inject drugs and reducing the transmission of Blood Borne Viruses.

Some of your key responsibilities will include, but may not be limited to:

  • Providing information, education and support, clean needle program services and brief interventions;
  • Developing and implementing care coordination plans;
  • Providing inclusive, client driven case management for people with substance abuse issues;
  • Facilitating access to support networks, aftercare and self-help groups;
  • Maintaining regular contact with other health professionals; and
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of Program policies and procedures.

To be considered for this role you will hold a minimum Certificate 4 or equivalent in Aboriginal primary health care or community/social health services and have demonstrated experience in providing effective and well-informed advice, assessment, care coordination, advocacy liaison and referral to community services.

Additionally, you’ll demonstrate skills in time management, multi-tasking, prioritising and problem-solving, with a willingness to learn and develop your skills.

Reporting to the Team Manager, you will be a strong communicator, have the ability to deal with people with high and complex needs and the ability to deal with conflict constructively.

Importantly, you’ll be able to demonstrate experience in supporting Aboriginal individuals and families, and will be driven to improve the health outcomes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. You will have knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal societies and culture, and the ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal people. You will have knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal societies and culture, and the ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal people.

To Apply

Please note: A current SA Driver’s Licence and the ability to drive in the course of work activities is a requirement of this role. Employment will also be subject to a National Police Clearance and a Working with Children Check.

Please click here to view a full position description.

Please forward your CV, a Cover Letter and Application Form (click here). Candidates who do not complete and submit the Application Form, Cover Letter and CV will not be considered further for this position.

We encourage and thank all applicants for their time, however only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Should you have any queries or for further information please contact HR via hr@nunku.org.au

Due to the nature of this role, applicants from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please note applications close by COB 6 December 2019.