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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

The NRCH Counselling & Casework Program (CCW) at NRCH offers low-income individuals and families counselling and casework services and offers a number of group activities to address community need with a particular focus on mental health, family violence issues and drug and alcohol use support. The CCW is seeking an experienced Program Lead/Senior Social Worker to join North Richmond Community Health on a 3 day per week basis.

Job tasks and responsibilities

  • Providing casework and counselling services to the community
  • Provision of casework to clients with complex needs including family violence, intergenerational and cultural family conflict and high prevalence mental health disorders.
  • Provide a secondary consultation service to staff of NRCH and external services to better meet the social work  and counselling needs of NRCH client groups.
  • Provide team leadership and co-ordination of counselling and casework team.
  • Seek out opportunities to increase services to the local community.

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: Program Lead/Senior Social Worker Job Application. Please send applications to workforus@nrch.com.au by COB 13th November 2017.

For any enquiries please contact Wendi Hobbins on (03) 9418 9905

Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Please note : Previous applicants need not apply.

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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