CHIRP Community Health (Castlemaine District Community Health) is an equal opportunity employer that values and respects diversity. Our policies and practices are inclusive of clients, staff and volunteers of diverse cultures, sexualities and gender.

Our community based not for profit organisation employs approximately 41 part-time staff providing a range of primary health care and community services. These include Community Health Nurse Programs, Physiotherapy and Exercise Programs, Alcohol and Drug Counselling, Housing support, Family Services, Health Promotion and Generalist Counselling. Some programs are offered by outreach from the Castlemaine Centre to smaller towns within the district.

All appointments are subject to a satisfactory police check and Victorian Working with Children’s Check.

If you are looking at volunteering please see our Volunteer page here.

Current Career Opportunities:

Generalist Health Worker Positions – Casual Specimen collection (oropharyngeal and nasal swabs) and COVID testing clinic support.

CHIRP Community Health is seeking to employ students and/or qualified health workers to collect specimens and provide general support for our COVID testing clinic.

The Clinic currently operates Tuesdays and Thursdays, with additional days scheduled as required to meet surge demand.


CHIRP invites applications from people with qualifications in:

  • Nursing
  • Paramedics
  • Dentistry
  • Dental/oral health therapy
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech pathology
  • Medicine

and from the following undergraduates:

  • Registered Undergraduate Student of Nursing (2nd year or above)
  • Medical students (3rd year or above)
  • Physiotherapy student –final year undergraduate or final year graduate entry Masters program
  • Speech pathology student – final year undergraduate or final year graduate entry Masters program


These positions are casual.  The regular clinic operates Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10.00 – 12.00.

Additional shifts will be negotiated if required.

Successful applicants will be employed under the conditions of the Award or EBA applicable to their discipline.

How to apply

Please read the Position Description Generalist Health Worker – COVID testing for further information about the roles, and how to apply.


Nonresidential Withdrawal Nurse

CHIRP Community Health is a community based organisation that has been proudly working with the local community in the Mount Alexander Shire since 1984.

CHIRP provides a wide range of services and programs aimed at promoting health and preventing illness and is currently seeking applications from suitably qualified and skilled people for the following role:

Non-Residential AOD Withdrawal Nurse

2.5 days per week (0.5EFT)

The role of the Non-Residential AOD Withdrawal Nurse is to provide advice and psychoeducation for people wanting to stop or reduce their alcohol or drug intake and support people to safely achieve a home-based withdrawal when appropriate. The nurse works in collaboration with clients, family members, GPs and other medical staff.

The role involves conducting intake and comprehensive assessments of clients and working collaboratively with the AOD counsellors to manage service referrals.


Eligible for registration with APHRA as a Registered Nurse Division 1

Certificate IV Alcohol and Other Drugs, or willingness to undertake

Further Information

For further information, please contact Deb Barrow, Manager Allied Health and Wellbeing by phone 0407 044 316 or e-mail

For a position description, please email or download a copy from our web-site

NRW Nurse Position Description July 2021


Please include a covering letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria, your Curriculum Vitae and contact details for 3 referees

Please mark your application ‘Confidential Application’ and address it to:

Human Resources Coordinator
CHIRP Community Health
13 Mostyn Street
Castlemaine VIC 3450
or email:

Applications close at 5.00pm on Thursday 5 August 2021

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