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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.

North Richmond Community Health (NRCH) is committed to making healthcare more accessible and culturally relevant.

We are currently seeking to appoint a Payroll Officer on a part time (4 day per week) temporary basis, with the possibility of longer term work.

The Payroll Officer is responsible for administering high quality, accurate payroll services within the organisation. This includes receiving and processing payroll data such as time sheets, salary packaging, superannuation and leave applications.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensure all payroll transactions are processed accurately, efficiently and on time;
  • Collating, entering and reviewing timesheets for all employees (300 staff), including calculating overtime, public holidays and leave.
  • New starters, termination calculations and record maintenance;
  • Compliance of Awards/EBA’s and Legislation;
  • Transmit Payroll data to the ATO via Singletouch payroll;
  • Maintaining payroll operations by following policies and procedures;
  • Distribution of payslips to employees;
  • Weekly, monthly and adhoc reporting as required;
  • Being a key point of contact for all payroll queries;

Skills and Experience:

  • Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • Able to demonstrate excellent time management skills;
  • Previous experience in a payroll environment;
  • Ability to work autonomously, under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • High levels of accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Ability to follow instructions and show resourcefulness;
  • Positive attitude with the ability to work as part of team;
  • Able to maintain privacy and confidentiality at all times.
  • Minimum 2 years experience in payroll administration.

How to apply for this job

To register your interest in this position, please email your cover letter and resume to workforus@nrch.com.au by close of business on Monday 12th August.  Email subject line must state : Temporary Payroll Officer Job Application.  Any queries may also be emailed to this address.

Please note: only successful applicants will be contacted.

The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health (CEH) is a unique agency offering expertise in cultural diversity and health, cultural competence, social marketing, cross-cultural communication and consumer participation and health literacy to organisations across Australia.

We currently have funding for a 20 month project working with South Sudanese individuals, families and communities.

The purpose of these roles is to engage with members of the community around alcohol and drug use with the aim of reducing harms associated with these activities.  The workers will provide mobile outreach to community members who are affected by substance use.  Building trust and providing education are the key elements of the positions.

Three positions are currently available, 1 x 0.8 position and 2 x 0.6 positions.  Working hours will likely be between 2pm and 9pm, with regular weekend work.

Roles and Responsibilities:-

  • Engage with the South Sudanese community members via mobile outreach;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with affected community members;
  • Provide a link to appropriate support and services;
  • Provide practical support and referral services;
  • Deliver community education sessions;
  • Maintain sound data collection practices, evaluation and report writing;

Essential Skills & Experience:-

  • Solid written and verbal communication skills, including report writing and evaluation;
  • Strong project and case management skills;
  • Demonstrated experience in working with refugee young people in crisis;
  • Ability to self-manage;
  • Knowledge and skills in delivering community education on sensitive topics including behavioural change, harm reduction and intergenerational conflict;
  • Demonstrated cultural competence in working with diverse ethnicities, religions, ages, genders and sexualities;
  • Ability to work out of standard business hours and on weekends.

Desirable Skills and Attributes:-

  • A South Sudanese background;
  • Dinka, Arabic or Swahili speaking;
  • Experience working in areas such as AoD, homelessness, intergenerational conflict, family mediation, trauma informed care, etc.


  • Relevant qualifications in diversity and health promotion, youth work, mental health, community development, preventing violence against women, or other relevant field;
  • Certificate IV in AoD, Undergraduate or Post-Graduate degree in AoD or completion of the four core competencies of the MQS.
  • Current Victorian Drivers Licence;
  • Australian Work Rights.

To submit your application, please forward a covering letter, selection criteria letter and your resume to workforus@nrch.com.au by close of business on Friday 27th September 2019.

Please note : only successful applicants will be contacted.

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

Position Description


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. Only successful Applicants will be contacted for an Interview.


We are currently not accepting Applications for opportunities that are not listed below – this includes:

AOD, MSIR, Companion Animal Program & The Cafe  



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


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


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

*** Experience as a carer, an interest in AFL and creative pursuits would be desirable***


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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