Current Vacancies

Social Outreach Worker x 3 positions- East Gippsland

Proudly serving Australians since 1928, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) provides emergency aero medical and health services for people in rural and remote Australia. In Victoria, the RFDS works in partnership with a number of community health organisations across the State to improve the health and well-being of our rural and regional communities. We believe in creating opportunities so all Victorians have the choice to access essential primary health care services.An opportunity for either part time or full time can be considered, 0.6FTE to full time, this position is a fixed term role until 30/06/2022 with the possibility of extension, based in East Gippsland.RFDS Victoria are looking for Social Outreach workers to join their new CARE program. The RFDS Victoria CARE program is a new non-clinical outreach program designed to support the mental health and wellbeing of bushfire-affected communities in East Gippsland.The Social Outreach Worker will provide low intensity mental health & wellbeing services to adults impacted by bushfire in East Gippsland. They will link clients to appropriate primary care and community services and community networks as required. Community engagement will be essential to build trust and rapport and engage hard to reach individuals in community. This role involves regular travel across the delivery catchment area to facilitate service delivery.Key Selection Criteria Qualifications in one of the following:Social workCounsellingMental healthORQualifications in one of the following* and significant relevant work experience:Community developmentHealth promotionCommunity services*Other health and community related qualifications may be consideredStrong understanding of East Gippsland and local recovery needsDemonstrated experience in conducting community engagement activitiesPossess excellent interpersonal communication skillsDemonstrated capacity to quickly learn and following detailed proceduresAbility to work autonomously and as part of a teamCurrent Working with Children CheckSatisfactory National Police CheckHold a current Victorian Drivers LicenseDesirable:Experience (either work or lived experience) providing mental health supportA reliable car for travel (all travel costs reimbursed)This is a rare opportunity to work for an iconic Australian organisation that promotes a supportive and inclusive working culture. If this sounds like the role for you please provide your CV and a cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria above (no more than 2 pages) by COB Tuesday July 26th 2021. Please note that due to the large volume of applications received RFDS will only be contacting those shortlisted for interviews. We reserve the right to close this ad prior to the advertised date if the right candidate is found. RFDS is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  70000 AUD Moonee Ponds 3039