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Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer

  • LocationAlfred Health
  • Work TypePart time
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtClosed 3 days ago
    Never published
  • Job no: 41230
  • Category: Allied Health and Medical Science, Social Work

Alfred Health

Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory, to inpatient and home and community based services.

  • Permanent - ongoing
  • Part Time - 48 hours per fortnight (0.63EFT)
  • Community Development Worker – Class 2b Year 6 (ON15) 
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identified position 

The Role

An enthusiastic worker is sought to provide consultations with patients, families and health professionals in order to improve access and care for Aboriginal patients.  The AHLO will work with patients, and carers, to provide practical and culturally appropriate support to ensure they are followed up post discharge from acute health care with improved linkages to GP’s, community health and local Aboriginal services.  The AHLO will also be expected to work collaboratively with positions in the community such as Star Health and Access Health to develop efficient and coordinated services in response to the needs of the local ATSI community.  The successful applicant will need to have a good understanding of the local Aboriginal community.  An understanding of the importance of engagement with the local Aboriginal community will also be essential to this role.  This role will work in collaboration with the Social work team at Alfred Health.  Experience in a hospital or a mental health setting is desirable.  An understanding of working within an Electronic medical record is essential to this role.  This role will require the successful candidate to provide coverage on one weekend day to support patients and families over the weekend. 


  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Health, Disability, Education, Social Sciences, Community Development or Project Management
  • Experience working with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population.
  • Demonstrated experience in the local Aboriginal community is essential 


  • Hospital based work experience.
  • Mental health experience


  • Salary Packaging
  • Discount Health Insurance
  • Car Parking (subject to availability)
  • Onsite Gym
  • Child care services

Applications close: September 28, 2021 

Please Address the Selection Criteria with your application.

All enquiries to Devereaux de Silva – Manager Social Work and Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officers on 9076 3026.



Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

Website: www.alfredhealth.org.au

  • Closed 3 days ago - 20 Sep 2021