Published February 13, 2021
Last Modified February 12, 2021
Closing Date
February 26, 2021

Job Description

So why cohealth?

At cohealth, we're passionate about human rights and health equity. We strive to have a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community we're serving, as we know that makes us a stronger and better-performing organisation.

We value people of all experiences and identities, including all cultural backgrounds, faiths, gender identities, sexualities and abilities. Our inclusive workplace culture enables staff to bring their whole selves to work, where uniqueness is valued, and people experience a feeling of belonging.

We're committed to enabling staff's full participation through promoting workplace flexibility and the provision of reasonable adjustments for staff that require modifications.

About the role

The Needle and Syringe Program (NSP)/Community Development Worker provides onsite and outreach harm reduction services to individuals and groups. Improving health, wellbeing and inclusion amongst People Who Use Drugs (PWUD) is the key purpose of this position. The program engages community provides support and advocacy, education, brief intervention, linkages to treatment and referral services. Within an interdisciplinary team, care is provided in a safe, person-centred, confidential and non-judgmental manner.

Your daily duties will vary but will focus on:

  • Provide harm reduction education, advocacy, referral, needles/syringes and other injecting and disposal equipment to clients
  • Provide condoms, lube and other products to support safer sex and providing information for testing & treatment
  • Undertake community engagement, development activities and tasks which reduces stigma and promotes community safety and wellbeing.
  • Supports and assist clients to understand and navigate health and other community services
  • Support the operation and supervision of the client drop-in space

Additional information can be obtained from the attached position description.

Is this the job for you? If you have...

  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline (e.g. AOD, Community Development, Social Work), Certificate IV or higher with a minimum of two years relevant work experience - lived experience will be highly regarded.
  • Sound knowledge of the health and social issues for people who use drugs
  • The ability to assess client need and develop a care plan
  • Commitment to the principles of harm reduction and recovery
  • The ability to establish respectful professional relationships that have clear boundaries
  • The ability to initiative, act with confidence and works well under your own directionThen apply now!

Click on apply now to be directed to our careers page. You will be asked to upload your CV/resume and answer the questions provided on Talent Propeller.

To apply for this job go to: & enter ref code: 5365445. Applications close 26 February 2021.