Published October 7, 2021
Last Modified October 8, 2021
The Salvation Army
Job Type
St Kilda
Closing Date
October 19, 2021

Job Description

We are looking for a skilled and compassionate First Nations person who shares our mission and values. If you have the passion and drive to commit yourself to a challenging and rewarding role; we invite you to review our current vacancies.

About the service

The Salvation Army Access Health and 24/7 Needle and Syringe Program (NSP) acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of this stolen land, the Yalukit Willam clan of the Boon Wurrung. We pay our respects to their Elders both past and present. We acknowledge and uphold their continuing relationship to this land. We acknowledge the Traditional Aboriginal Custodians of the country throughout Victoria and respect the ongoing living culture, strength and resilience of Aboriginal People. We commit to working collaboratively and constructively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and Communities. We are committed to working towards reconciliation and to Closing the Gap as well as to being a culturally competent and capable service.

The Access Health and 24/7 Needle and Syringe Program (NSP) provides primary health care for people who are marginalised and injecting drugs, street sex working and/or experiencing homelessness.

Exciting Opportunity

We have an opportunity for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identified First People’s Worker to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who access The Salvation Army Alcohol and Other Drug Primary Health Care and Harm Reduction Services as well as Homelessness and Youth programs. You will provide cultural support, information, referral, and advocacy to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who attend services and engage with external service providers and community.

This position reports to the Health Services Assistant Program Manager and is located at our St Kilda Crisis Centre Service, St Kilda Victoria.

The position part time position, max 26.6 hours per week fixed term for 12 months. The role is graded as SCHADS level 5 and hourly rate range is $41.90-$43.79 per hour.

In return we offer our employees real and meaningful benefits such as:

  • NFP salary packaging ($15,900 tax free) plus meals and entertainment benefits
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Financial, retail and lifestyle discounts and benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program - Independent confidential counselling service
  • An inclusive culture of dedicated, passionate and professional team members

Please submit online a cover letter describing why you are interested in the role and what skills and experience you bring together with an up to date CV.


Rebecca Thatcher, Program Manager on

Key Selection Criteria

To be successful for the role, you will have:

  • Experience in dealing with complex and diverse issues for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities and methods of providing culturally appropriate solutions.
  • Demonstrated experience engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, communities and service providers.
  • Demonstrated understanding of contemporary issues affecting Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Degree qualification in nursing, ASTI health, social work or related field or, equivalent knowledge skills and experience in related field (desirable)
  • Willingness to engage with training or qualifications relating to role (will be supported to complete by TSA as negotiated with successful candidate)
  • Competent computer skills including experience in data and record management and Microsoft Office Suite
  • A valid driver’s licence; employee working with children check and undergo a national police check

Applicants must be of Aboriginal Australian and/or Torres Strait Islander descent; and identify as an Aboriginal Australian and/or Torres Strait Islander.

This position is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants only, as TSA considers that being Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for the position under the 'special measures' of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic)