Coronavirus Aboriginal support team – South East Sydney

10 November 2020

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 The South Eastern Sydney LHD have a team of Aboriginal support workers to assist community members and encourage members to get tested.

The role of an Aboriginal Support Officer (ASO) is to support the needs of an identified case or close contact throughout the COVID case or contact interview, isolation period and follow up process. The ASO will be responsible for providing culturally appropriate support to identified individuals and support them with any additional needs they or their families might have. This includes supporting and assisting through any further processes they need during their case.

The ASO will also be responsible in supporting the workers within the PHU dealing with an identified case by providing them with any support they may need with an identified client. The ASO is available to any staff and can be accessed when needed to answer any questions or concerns should they arise.