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Get involved with North Richmond Community Health

You can support North Richmond Community Health’s work as a volunteer, member or employee. Our organisation relies on the unique skills of community members, clinical staff, strategists, volunteers and operational staff.

We value our community’s time, skills, efforts and expertise. See how you can get involved below.

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Oral Health Conference 2016 at North Richmond Community Health (NRCH)

A collaborative, positive and flexible working environment.


Our organisation is a busy health hub in the middle of Richmond. North Richmond Community Health, which includes the Centre for Culture Ethnicity and Health, is a great place to work.  You’ll find an environment where staff are inspired through meaningful work and supported by colleagues and management.

We prioritise an inclusive and positive working atmosphere at North Richmond Community Health. With flexible working arrangements, we help ensure that people of all circumstances are well-represented in our staff.

As an employee, you’ll enjoy a number of benefits including:

  • flexible working arrangements, including purchased leave, Accrued Days Off and Time-In-Lieu
  • wellbeing policy, with on-site subsidised fitness classes including pilates and personal training, work health checks and social events
  • comprehensive and competitive salary packaging options.


We enjoy rich cultural diversity in our workforce. Approximately 55% of our staff were born overseas and over 75% identify with an ethnicity other than Australian. Over 65% of our staff speak languages other than English.

We would like to hear from you if you have:

  • superior skills in delivering culturally-responsive services in your given field
  • keen ability to contribute to a respectful collegiate environment
  • can contribute to innovation and service improvement
  • effective relationship building skills to foster a harmonious workplace.

You are welcome to send expressions of interest in employment at North Richmond Community Health or the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health to workforus@nrch.com.au.

To see positions available at the Centre for Culture and Ethnicity and Health, go to their website.

Current employment opportunities

This is a unique opportunity to become a part of the two year trial of Victoria’s first Medically Supervised Injecting Room (MSIR) at North Richmond Victoria.

North Richmond Community Health is seeking to employ a full time Nurse Team Leader.

The purpose of the position is to lead a dedicated team of Nurses to reduce the risks of illicit drug use and improve the health and well-being of people who use illicit drugs. The position is also responsible for fostering important partnerships and relationships with a wide group of stakeholders, advocating strongly on key issues critical to the program’s future.

The position will contribute to the achievements of the organisation’s strategic directions.

Core activities include:

  • Lead the development and maintenance of an innovative service delivery model
  • Provide support and supervision for all MSIR Nurses
  • Develop and monitor protocols to assess and, as appropriate, manage incidents of drug related overdose that occur within the vicinity of the MSIR and provide overdose support and follow up as required
  • Lead in the development of a health education and prevention program for the MSIR
  • Participate in delivering education sessions on AOD tailored to the wider community

We are looking for applicants with:

  •  Minimum 5 years experience in managing AOD and/or mental health assessment and treatment services
  • Demonstrated knowledge of co-occurring drug use and mental health issues, harm reduction in the context of illicit & other drugs and risks associated with the use of these
  • Highly developed relationship management and negotiation skills with a broad range of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience in preparing grants and tenders from both government and non-government agencies
  • Extensive experience managing critical incidents including overdoses
  • Knowledge of local agencies and services relevant to the client group
  • Division 1 Registered Nurse, current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • CPR with Oxygen Administration

For further information regarding this position please contact Natalie Coughlan on (03) 9418 9966

All applications must be emailed and include a cover letter, CV and address the essential skills and experience selection criteria. Email subject line must state: MSIR Nurse Team Leader Job Application. Please send applications to workforus@nrch.com.au by COB 22nd May 2018.

Position Description

CEH is part of North Richmond Community Health, an agency committed to making healthcare more accessible and culturally relevant.

The Project Officer is a part time 0.5 position offered on a fixed term 12 month contract basis.  The position is responsible for developing and managing a suite of projects and activities for CEH, particularly in the areas of cultural competence, resource development, social marketing, professional learning and education and health literacy.

Key Tasks:-

  • Design, deliver, and evaluate cultural competence related projects.
  • Develop learning materials and resources for service sectors;
  • develop and strengthen relationships that provide both opportunity and further funding.

Qualifications and Experience:-

  • Relevant qualifications and post-graduate qualifications.
  • Considerable experience working in a service sector.
  • Experience in developing consumer focussed resources.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles of cultural competency.
  • Demonstrated experience in project planning
  • Experience working with CALD communities.
  • A Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment will be highly regarded.

All applications must be emailed and include a cover letter, cv and address the essential skills and experience selection criteria. Email subject line must state: Project Officer. Please send applications to workforus@nrch.com.au by COB 17th April 2018.

For any enquiries please contact Bernice Murphy on (03) 9418 9915.

Only successful applicants will be contacted

Position Description

Volunteers for Oral Health Conference at North Richmond Community Health (NRCH)

Working with the community, for the community.


Our valued volunteers support many of North Richmond Community Health’s vital services to the community.

Volunteer principles:

  • Volunteering benefits the community and the volunteer.
  • Volunteering is always a matter of choice.
  • Volunteering is an activity that is unpaid and not undertaken for the receipt of salary, pension, government allowance or honorarium.
  • Volunteering is a legitimate way in which citizens can participate in the activities of their community.
  • Volunteering is a vehicle for individuals or groups to address human, environmental and social needs.
  • Volunteering is an activity performed in the not for profit sector only.
  • Volunteers do not replace paid workers nor constitute a threat to the job security of paid workers.
  • Volunteering respects the rights, dignity and culture of others.
  • Volunteering promotes human rights and equality.

Current volunteering opportunities

Homework Program Tutor: Position description

Application form

Needle Syringe Program Assistant: Position description

Application Form

Due to the high interest in the  Needle Syringe Program Assistant, we will place potential volunteers on our waiting list.

Companion Animal Program Volunteer: Position description

Application form

Companion Animal Program volunteer handbook

Due to the high interest in the Companion Animal Program, we will place potential volunteers on our waiting list.


Membership of North Richmond Community Health Limited is free and entitles you to have an input in how we operate and deliver our services.

You may apply to be a Voting Member or an Associate Member.  Please take the time to read the rights and responsibilities of each class of membership in the application form below. To apply, please fill out the form below and send the completed copy to our Governance Manager, Cheryl de Blaquiere, at cheryld[at]nrch.com.au.

Application for voting membership form

Student Placements/Work Experience

North Richmond Community Health provides a supportive environment for Student Placements and Work Experience offered to post-secondary, undergraduate and post-graduate students.

Our placements aim to provide students with a valuable experience that enhances specific skills, leading to increased employability.

Placement opportunities are available in the following disciplines:-

  • Occupational Health
  • Speech Pathology
  • Social Work
  • Medical
  • Nursing
  • Allied Health
  • Dental
  • Community Services

Applications will only be accepted by filling out either a Student Placement or Work Experience form.   Please email completed forms to Nicole Burton at nicoleb@nrch.com.au.  For enquiries contact Nicole on (03) 9418 9967.

All applicants must have a current Police Check and Working with Children Check (obtained at their own expense), and must be covered by insurance. Unfortunately not all applicants can be offered a place.  This will be determined by the availability of qualified staff to supervise students.

Application Form Student Placements

Application Form Work Experience







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