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

A collaborative, positive and flexible working environment.

Job vacancies

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 number of Registered Nurses. This position is responsible for supervising clients before, during and after episodes of injecting. The position aims to optimise health by saving lives and reducing injury from the negative effects associated with drug use. This position is part of the MSIR Nursing team and works closely with the Harm Reduction team. Core activities include:

  • client engagement
  • health assessment
  • management of health emergencies
  • health education
  • brief interventions and
  • referral to other health and welfare services.

Positions are offered on either a casual or part time basis and we are looking for Registered Nurses with

  • AHPRA registration
  • At least two years post graduate experience working in needle and syringe programs, drug and alcohol services or crisis services
  • Experience in psychosocial and drug use assessment and referral, supportive counselling and crisis management desirable
  • Computer competence including the use of clinical databases
  • Understanding of, and commitment to, Harm Reduction and Social Justice
  • Understanding of the health, social and legal issues related to injecting drug use and marginalised populations
  • First Aid with oxygen administration preferred

We offer an extensive employee wellbeing program, and we are located close to public transport. For further information regarding this position, please email workforus@nrch.com.au 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 Registered Nurse Job Application. Please send applications to workforus@nrch.com.au.

Candidates who do not fully meet the selection criteria are still encouraged to apply.

Please note : only successful applicants will be contacted.

Position Description

NRCH has zero tolerance of all forms of child abuse and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously.

Work with us

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.

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

Working with the community, for the community.


Our volunteers are integral to our organisation and provide a vital service to the community. They facilitate social connectedness and assist in improving the health and well-being of our community.

We have a range of volunteering roles throughout the year as well as ongoing roles. Our volunteers bring with them their unique backgrounds, skill set and experiences making a dynamic Volunteer Team.


Current Volunteering opportunities:

Thank you for your interest in Volunteering with NRCH.

Due to the high interest in some of our programs, we may place potential volunteers on our waiting list.

Please note: Only successful Applicants will be contacted for an Interview.



Be part of The Cafe at North Richmond Community Health! We are seeking friendly, reliable volunteers who love working with the community. Whether you’re looking to get some hospitality experience or looking to volunteer your time, we would love to hear from you!

Mondays between 9.30am – 1.30pm for 2 months.

Position description

Application form


Please note: Only successful Applicants will be contacted for an Interview.

Companion Animal Program Volunteer:

Position description

Application form

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


Please note: Only successful Applicants will be contacted for an Interview.

We are looking for an engaging, organised individual to be part of our small (and growing) team of Pro Bono Volunteers and Communication Team. You will work alongside collaborative staff in a supportive, flexible work environment.

Time required: 3 months 1 – 2 days per week


  • Work closely with Centre staff to organise Community BBQ
  • Engage community members and build social inclusion

Skills and Experience

  • Experience in Community Event Management and/or Communications
  • Experience in community engagement and Communications and project management capability.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively in a team environment as well as independently
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills and understanding of community engagement strategies.
  • Well-developed problem solving abilities
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to multi-task to deliver outcomes on time

Benefits of Volunteering at NRCH

  • Work with diverse communities
  • Be part of supportive and collaborative work environment
  • Expand Professional Network

Volunteer Application Form: General

We are looking to engage volunteers for our Social Inclusion Pilot Program to improve the health and well being of our community members through building social connectedness between resident and volunteer. The role involves supporting resident to access required services and other activities (eg. hospital or doctors’ appointments, attending social groups, shopping, walking, catching public transport).

Position Description

Volunteer Application Form: Social Companionship


Please note: Only successful Applicants will be contacted for an Interview.

NRCH in partnership with the Richmond Housing Office runs a monthly group for the seniors in the City of Yarra.  The Group is run to provide a means for the seniors to get together and socialise, build new friendships and have outings to places around Melbourne.  Guest speakers are invited to provided health and community information and local entertainment is often provided.  The volunteer role would assist in the general running of the group and attend meetings to assist with planning.

Position Description

Volunteer Application Form: General


Please note: Only successful Applicants will be contacted for an Interview.


We are looking for a reliable, friendly Volunteer who has a background/qualification in Allied Health, who is comfortable working with participants from a CALD background. You will be providing assistance to the Tai Chi Instructor and Lead Volunteer as well as Group Participants during Group Activity on Thursdays from 1:45pm – 3.15pm. This is a great opportunity offer your Allied Health Skills or gain further experience.

Position Description

Volunteer Application Form: General


Please note: Only successful Applicants will be contacted for an Interview.

NRCH is seeking an enthusiastic and reliable volunteer to assist with Playgroups for parents and pre-school aged children. This is a great opportunity to be part of an important and fun Program.

Position Description

Volunteer Application Form: General


Please note: Only successful Applicants will be contacted for an Interview.

We are looking for a friendly, positive volunteer to provide assistance to Yoga Instructor (Facilitator) and Group Participants during Group Activity. You will have experience in communicating people from CALD backgrounds in a clear manner. Experience with Yoga practice is desirable, however, not essential. The Group will runs on Thursdays 1:15pm-2:45pm.

Position Description

Volunteer Application Form: General


Please note: Only successful Applicants will be contacted for an Interview.


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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