• Base/Location:Njernda Wellbeing Unit, 34 Annesley Street, Echuca
  • Reports To:HACC CHSP Team Leader
  • Hours:Full Time 37.5 hours per week
  • Award:SCHADS Award
  • Position Scope:

    The HACC Worker provides Home and Community Care services (HACC) to Aboriginal clients in the community to improve their quality of life and to maintain clients in their own home.

This is an “Indigenous Only” role under Special Measures of the EEO Act 2010, Section 12.


Organizational Values
Respect Establishing relationships based on respect and trust
Accountability Taking ownership and initiative of Njernda values to ensure trusted collaborations are formed
Resilience Encouraging cultural and spiritual growth to enable personal growth
Advocacy Working to transform the disadvantage and challenge that causes impact on our community
Cultural Sensitivity Welcoming and serving our community with understanding and without judgement




Key Responsibilities
  • Ensure HACC services are provided to aboriginal clients in compliance with the standards outlined in the HACC guidelines, including recreational activities (social support), transport assistance, personal care assistance, e.g. shopping, budgeting.
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of HACC services to enable more appropriate service delivery and referrals as appropriate.
  • Provide support to aboriginal community members and their carers who are receiving assistance through the HACC program.
  • Coordinate catering for corporation programs and events.
  • Enter data daily and prepare monthly statistical reports for the health program coordinator.
  • Attend specific HACC training and general staff meetings.
  • Function as a team member in close liaison with other health staff.
  • Develop and maintain links with other Aboriginal and mainstream services.
  • Act at all times in a professional manner and ensure the confidentiality of client information.
  • Other duties as directed within the scope of the employee’s skill level and training.


Key Selection Criteria
  • A proven knowledge and understanding of aboriginal people and aboriginal culture is essential.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with aboriginal people and handle issues in a sensitive manner.
  • A knowledge and understanding of aboriginal health issues.
  • A good understanding of issues effecting aboriginal people in the community and knowledge of the services available to the community within the region.
  • Sound negotiation skills and well developed communication skills.
  • The ability to maintain records and manage time effectively and efficiently.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and effectively as part of a multi-skilled team.
  • Basic computer skills.


Commitment to Safety

All children have the right to be children and live free of abuse and neglect, so they can grow, learn, and develop. Everyone within Njernda is responsible for ensuring a culture of child safety; preventing child abuse and abiding by the Child Safety Principles


Other Relevant Information
  • The successful applicant will be required to undergo satisfactory pre-employment checks, including providing at least two professional referees, completion of a medical declaration, Police Records Check, Working With Children Check, Victorian Driver’s License, and proof of identify and qualifications
  • Commitment to equal opportunity and occupational health and safety principles and practices is required
  • You will need to disclose any pre-existing illness or injury you know about which could be affected by the described work duties. Under section 82 (7) of the Accident Compensation Act, failure to disclose such a pre-existing illness or injury will mean that, if employed, you will not be paid compensation for that condition.
To be Eligible for an Interview

The Applicant MUST address the Key Selection Criteria and include a recent resume.


Address your application marked: “Private & Confidential”


To:             Corporate Services Manager

Njernda Aboriginal Corporation

P.O. Box 21 Echuca Vic 3564


Email         jobs@njernda.com.au


All applications close:              30 January 2023

  • Written applications should include a covering letter. Please include the names and telephone contacts of at least two referees.
  • Please check the closing date to ensure your application is received within the specified time. Applications may be posted, emailed, hand delivered or faxed (provided that a hard copy is posted on the same day)

All applications close: 30th Jan 2023

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