NACCHO #NAIDOC2017 Scholarships ( 5) and Aboriginal Health #JobAlerts (16) #Kimberleys #Brisbane #Adelaide #Grafton #Casino this week : #Aboriginal Health Workers / #Nurses

This weeks #NAIDOC2017 #scholarships 

 1.Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH) and The Fred Hollows Foundation Workforce Initiative scholarship 

2.Futures in Health Indigenous Scholarship

3. Rural doctors help build Indigenous Doctor workforce NAIDOC Week 2017

 4.Jeff Cheverton Memorial Scholarship 

5.Not-for-profit and diversity scholarships

Please note  : Before completing a job application check with the ACCHO or stakeholder that job is still available

1-2 : Nunkuwarrin Yunti SA : Vacancy for 2x Counsellor/Narrative Therapist positions

3. Policy Officer NATSIHWA

4.Nunkuwarrin Yunti Tackling Tobacco Care Coordinator

5.Nunkuwarrin Yunti Nurse Supervisor (Registered Nurse / Midwife)

6. Broome Project Coordinator – Aboriginal Suicide Prevention Trial

7 -11 Kimberley AMS Four Nurse positions

12. Grafton and Casino Registered Nurse (RN) & Early Childhood Nurse (ECN)

13.Nunkuwarrin Yunti Child Health Nurse

14. Nunkuwarrin Yunti Community Midwife

15-16 Two positions at the Healing Foundation

How to submit a Indigenous Health #jobalert ? 

NACCHO Affiliate , Member , Government Department or stakeholder

If you have a job vacancy in Indigenous Health 

Email to Colin Cowell NACCHO Media

Tuesday by 4.30 pm for publication each Wednesday

1.Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH) and The Fred Hollows Foundation Workforce Initiative scholarship 

The Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH) has partnered with The Fred Hollows Foundation to offer an Indigenous student currently pursuing a career in Optometry with an exciting ‘Workforce Initiative’ scholarship opportunity.

The successful applicant will be provided with up to 30 days of paid employment with IUIH (at a competitive hourly rate) in Brisbane where they will be provided with hands on experience across 17 clinics; the possibility of visiting rural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities; and a $5000 conference scholarship (to cover conference registration, travel and accommodation).

Applicants are required to:
– Identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
– Be currently enrolled (or planning to enroll) in undergraduate optometry study
– Submit an application form to IUIH
– May be required to attend an interview with IUIH.

Applications close 29th September 2017.

If you have any questions regarding this opportunity please email Lisa Penrose, Manager of Eye Health services at IUIH on Lisa.Penrose@iuih.org.au 
Or Kate Odgers-Jewell, Student Placement Coordinator at IUIH on

Kate.Odgers-Jewell@iuih.org.au

2.Futures in Health Indigenous Scholarship

 Watch NACCHO TV Interview with Dr Mark  

“Encouraging more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to pursue a career in medicine, and supporting them to study and succeed, should be a major focus for our nation’s health workforce.

I would encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to apply for the Futures in Health Indigenous Scholarship, along with other programs like it, and aim to make a difference in your own life along with that of your community.” 

Dr Mark Wenitong, founder of the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association and a member of the Kabi Kabi tribal group, said that Indigenous Australians have a vital role to play in our national healthcare workforce.

This $10,000 scholarship will be awarded to an eligible Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student studying a medical or health field at an Australian University. The scholarship supports the second or greater year of study in 2018, with funds contributing to tuition fees and personal learning expenses.

The Futures in Health Indigenous Scholarship will recognise a student who has not only demonstrated exceptional academic performance, but also displayed a commitment to their local community and personal development.

“The Australian healthcare system works very well for the majority of Australians. However, there is great discrepancy in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this country. For Indigenous Australians, there are significant barriers in accessing medical professionals who can communicate effectively and understand cultural approaches to healthcare,” Dr Wenitong said.

Dr Wenitong also said that medicine can offer a highly rewarding career that opens the door to professional success and personal fulfillment for Indigenous students today.

WEBSITE and APPLICATION

3. Rural doctors help build Indigenous Doctor workforce NAIDOC Week 2017

The Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) celebrates the achievements of Indigenous Doctors and medical students and recognises their important contribution to providing culturally sensitive health care to Indigenous communities.

RDAA, in partnership with the Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA) and with generous sponsorship from MDA National, offers a Bursary for Indigenous medical students to assist them to complete a rural or remote placement, or to carry out research to benefit Indigenous health care.

Ms Peta Rutherford, CEO of RDAA, said that RDAA works collaboratively with AIDA to support their efforts to encourage the development of the Indigenous doctor workforce, and also to improve services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Australia.

“It has been very rewarding working with AIDA to identify and assist these dedicated Indigenous medical students and we are excited to be able to offer the Bursary again in 2017.

“Over the previous two years that we have awarded the MDA National Bursary, the applicants have been outstanding and we are confident they will go on to make a big impact on the provision of health care to Indigenous Australians.

“The Bursary provides up to $7000 to an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander medical student to assist them in supporting their study while undertaking a rural or remote clinical placement, to develop skills in a particular area of medicine in order to assist a rural or remote community, or another activity that would benefit rural or remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients.

“The Bursary also supports their attendance at Rural Medicine Australia, Australia’s premiere rural medical conference, to be held in Melbourne in October.

“Applications close at the end of NAIDOC week (Friday 7 July 2017) and we encourage all Aboriginal or Torres Straight Islander medical students to apply.

“We thank AIDA for their involvement in the project, and look forward to again working with an outstanding recipient and further supporting the development of the Indigenous health workforce in Australia.”

Further information on the Bursary can be found at www.rdaa.com.au.

4.Jeff Cheverton Memorial Scholarship 

The Jeff Cheverton Memorial Scholarship has been established by the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA), together with Brisbane North Primary Health Network (PHN), to honour the memory of Jeff Cheverton, who demonstrated excellence in health leadership until his untimely death in March 2017.

This six-week scholarship supports scholars to develop an issues brief on a topic relevant to primary health, mental health, aged care, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, or LGBTQI health. It also provides the opportunity for scholars to spend 6 weeks working with a peak national health body, based in Canberra, and to establish connections with policymakers and practitioners working in their field of research.

Who can apply?
The Scholarship is open to postgraduate tertiary students, early career researchers and those working in primary health, mental health, aged care, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, or LGBTQI health.

Why apply?
The successful applicant will receive:
• an honorarium of $5,000 payable as a one-off amount at the conclusion of the six-week placement, subject to completion of expected outcomes (described below)
• the opportunity to gain training and work experience in a peak national health body
• the opportunity to participate in the broader work of  the AHHA and Brisbane North PHN, which may include meetings with senior policymakers and political leaders, health service providers and academics
• support from a mentor who will provide advice during the research project
• a fully-equipped work-station within the AHHA office in Canberra.
Please note: The AHHA and Brisbane North PHN are not able to provide any assistance (financial or otherwise) with travel or accommodation in relation to the Scholarship.

Timing
The Scholarship will be offered during the summer academic break following granting of the award, starting from 8 January 2018. Scholars are expected to be based in the AHHA national office for six weeks, and must complete their projects within that period.  Alternative arrangements to work remotely will be considered.

Expected outcomes
Scholars are expected to write an Issues brief (no more than 5,000 words) on a topic relevant to primary health, mental health, aged care, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, or LGBTQI health. The format of the Issues brief will be finalised in consultation with AHHA and Brisbane North PHN staff, however, it must:
• clearly outline the policy issue under consideration
• provide a thorough overview of the background to the policy issue and/or overview of the policy context
• outline some policy options/ directions/initiatives
• be objective (non-partisan), and easy to read
• be suitable for online publication by the AHHA.

Website applications

5.Not-for-profit and diversity scholarships

Today the AICD is launching a range of exciting new scholarships for both members and non-members, that will give directors and executives the opportunity to develop their skills and capabilities to be our leaders into the future.

The AICD is proud of the work we do in the not-for-profit sector and our program to promote diversity in the boardroom. The new scholarships continue our important work in these areas.

We encourage all who fit the criteria to apply for the following scholarships:

Not-for-profit (NFP) Scholarships 140 AICD funded NFP scholarships will be made available to executives and directors of small NFP organisations to complete a range of AICD short courses.
Disability Sector Diversity Scholarships 10 Federal Government funded scholarships will be awarded to women involved in non-commercial organisations in the disability sector, providing them with the opportunity to complete the Company Directors Course™ and 12 months’ AICD membership

1-2 : Nunkuwarrin Yunti SA : Vacancy for 2x Counsellor/Narrative Therapist positions

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1x Counsellor/ Narrative Therapist – Harm Minimisation

This position is located within the Harm Minimisation Team. The Team aims to build healthy Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities by minimising the harm that substance misuse has on individuals, families and communities inclusive of responding to people who inject drugs and reducing the transmission of Blood Borne Viruses.

The purpose of this position is to reduce AOD related harms to individuals and their families by conducting assessments and providing a range of counselling interventions to assist clients and their family members to change harmful behaviours and increase their capacity to effectively manage the problems they are experiencing associated with AOD use and promote recovery.

Enquires to Trish Hickey – trishh@nunku.org.au

1x Counsellor/ Narrative Therapist – Mental Health Recovery

This position is located within the Mental Health Recovery Team and will be based in Nunkuwarrin Yunti offices at Christies Beach and Wakefield Street, Adelaide.

The Mental Health Recovery team provides counselling and support services which assist people to better manage a wide range of issues including grief & loss, depression, trauma, family and/or relationship matters, and any other issues which impact on psychological, social and emotional well-being.

The program also provides holistic, culturally appropriate case work. Narrative Therapists provide support, counselling and education to clients referred through the Primary Health Network, peer agencies, Nunkuwarrin Yunti or other sources of referral.

Enquires to Claire Fleckner, Team Manager – Mental Health Recovery team clairef@nunku.org.au

Applications closes COB 17th July 2017.

Please send applications to Jynaya  jynayam@nunku.org.au

3. Policy Officer NATSIHWA

Award:                      NATSIHWA Enterprise Bargaining Award

Level:                        (pro-rata $110,004)

Appointment:       Contract to June 2018, extension subject to funding

Position Hours:     30.4 hrs per week (4xdays) permanent part-time

Updated:                 6/6/2017

Job specification

Position summary

The Policy Officer coordinates and undertakes policy development, providing analysis/review and advice, to support Organisational and/or Government policy initiatives and commitments.

Broadly, the position:

  • undertakes research and analysis, reviewing alternatives in relation to policy deliverables, to contribute to the policy process and to inform decision making;
  • provides a range of project management and support services, including preparation of discussion papers, briefs, submissions, progress and annual reports;
  • contributes to the development and delivery of policy initiatives whilst preparing and reviewing policy advice to ensure alignment with NATSIHWA’s policy and strategic directions and priorities;
  • undertakes communication with key stakeholders and coordinates working groups, committee meetings, and stakeholder consultations to support engagement as well as policy development and implementation;
  • collates information for reporting, monitoring and evaluation purposes to contribute to the achievement of policy outcomes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners on a national basis.

The position will work closely and in partnership with other national peak bodies, RTO’s and relevant external stakeholders to progress NATSIHWA priorities, including to enable, attract and retain growth in a sustainability Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners workforce.

Line management

The Policy Officer reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer.

Special conditions

  • This is a Canberra-based position Primary responsibilities include;
  1. On behalf of the CEO and membership, interpret National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan and other relevant documents and develop policy responses as required.
  2. Identify and pursue opportunities for cooperation and collaboration with relevant stakeholders on initiatives aligned with NATSIHWA priorities.
  3. Assist with implementation of advocacy and promotion strategies in line with NATSIHWA priorities.
  4. Represent NATSIHWA on external working groups, committees, forums or events as delegated, and report on the outcomes.
  5. Support the development and implementation of the NATSIHWA three-year Strategic Plan, Annual Activity Plan, Annual Report and Evaluation Strategies.
  6. Support the development and implementation of the NATSIHWA Communication Strategy.
  7. Assist in identifying and implementing self-generating funding initiatives to support NATSIHWA’s sustainability into the future.

Person specification

  • Demonstrated ability to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and their leaders, respecting cultural values and ways of doing business.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to a wide range of audiences on a range of sensitive and complex issues, especially with regard to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • The ability to interpret and identify key information within policy and other relevant publications relevant to the sector and its members.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with various audiences and across a range of approaches.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team, identify performance outcomes, plan activities and set priorities to achieve agreed objectives and meet timelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to appropriately exercise initiative and judgement, and recognise, mitigate and resolve conflict.
  • As part of a small, dynamic team have the ability to think independently to influence change for the sector.
  • Proven ability to work independently under broad direction.

Experience

  • Experience in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, organisations and communities in the health sector.
  • Experience in the use of information technology, including word processing packages, electronic mail, databases, spread-sheets and PowerPoint presentations.Closing date: 14/7/2017
  • To apply please contact sao@natsihwa.org.au for a position description

4.Nunkuwarrin Yunti Tackling Tobacco Care Coordinator

Join Us to Further Reduce Smoking in the Aboriginal Community

  • Become part of a successful team improving health outcomes for Aboriginal communities in Adelaide
  • Provide culturally smoking cessation support making a positive difference to people’s lives
  • Competitive remuneration HSL 4 plus salary sacrifice options

About the Organisation

Nunkuwarrin Yunti is the foremost Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation in Adelaide, South Australia, providing a range of health care and community support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

First incorporated in 1971, Nunkuwarrin Yunti has grown from a welfare agency with three employees to a multi-faceted organisation with over 100 staff who deliver a diverse range of health care and community support services.

Nunkuwarrin Yunti aims to promote and improve the health and well-being of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the greater metropolitan area of Adelaide and to advance their social, cultural, and economic status. The Organisation places a strong focus on a client-centered approach to the delivery of services, and a collaborative working culture to achieve the best possible outcomes for clients.

About the Opportunity

Nunkuwarrin Yunti has an exciting opportunity for a Tobacco Care Coordinator to join their team in Adelaide on a full-time basis, as part of our Tackling Tobacco program. The initial position is up to December 2017, as the role is subject to ongoing funding. The program has been undertaken since 2010.

With the support of the Tackling Tobacco team this position will utilise approaches to provide effective and evidence based tobacco screening, assessment, quit support and referral programs to clients, staff, and community members who use tobacco. The position will be responsible for supporting health services to talk with clients about smoking and readiness to quit, develop/review clinical guidelines, organise/deliver training to staff, coordinating/ responding to referrals received and ensuring follow up with clients is conducted as per the program plan.

Under direction the primary role of the Tackling Tobacco Care Coordinator is to:

  •  Participate in the planning, development, implementation and promotion of services through the establishment of appropriate plans to ensure services are delivered in a culturally safe manner
  • Utilise tailored approaches to provide expert advice and support to individuals and groups that promotes the harms of smoking, tobacco cessation techniques and Nicotine replacement therapies.
  • Initiate relationships with other service providers to support referrals and referral pathways
  • Coordinate and ensure scheduled follow up is provided to referrals received into the program
  • Coordinate, deliver and undertake community education programs and activities
  • Contribute to policy and procedure development related to tobacco interventions
  • Provide support to lower level staff within the tobacco program as required, particularly in the delegation and scheduling of client follow ups.
  • Work collaboratively with other community support and health teams on a daily basis to ensure quality services are delivered to clients

Please include your CV and a cover letter (no more than 2 pages) addressing the following 3 questions:

  1. What skills, strengths and experience would you bring to the role? Please also comment on your knowledge and understanding relating to Tobacco use within the Adelaide Metropolitan Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community.
  2. Please outline your experience in working with Aboriginal clients regarding their smoking behaviour and how you would work with individuals to encourage them to stop smoking?
  3. This position is responsible for ensuring a high number of referrals are made to the Tobacco program. Please outline what strategies you would implement for both internal and external stakeholders to ensure that this is achieved?

For a Copy of the Job Description Click Here

Further information:  Contact Andrew Schultz, Team Manager – Population Health (Tobacco) – 8406 1600

 Written Application and Current CV to be lodged to Human Resource Administration Officer – Ms Jynaya Smith (jynayam@nunku.org.au) by 5:00pm Friday 14th July 2017.

5.Nunkuwarrin Yunti Nurse Supervisor (Registered Nurse / Midwife)

Australian Nurse Family Partnership Program

  • Ongoing, full time position
  • Attractive remuneration package
  • Starting Salary $95,693.98 + Super + access to Salary Sacrifice
  • Significant career and training development opportunities

Nunkuwarrin Yunti works to promote and deliver improvement in the health and well-being of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the greater metropolitan area of Adelaide and to advance their social, cultural and economic status. The Organisation places a strong focus on a client centred approach to the delivery of services and a collaborative working culture to achieve the best

The Australian Nurse Family Partnership Program (ANFPP) is a program of sustained and scheduled home visiting for Aboriginal families that begins during the antenatal period and continues until the child is 2 years old. Based on the model developed by Professor David Olds in the USA, the AFNPP involves nurses and/or midwives and Aboriginal Family Partnership Workers working in partnership with women who are pregnant with an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander baby, through an intensive home visiting program of evidence based interventions.

The position of Nurse Supervisor contributes by leading, modelling, coordinating and working with a team of 3 Nurse Home Visitors and 3 Aboriginal Family Partnership Workers. The position is located in Nunkuwarrin Yunti’s Women Children and Family Health Unit and will be based at Nunkuwarrin Yunti’s Mile End site. The position manages the team who will provide support to women and families who live within the catchment areas of Playford, Port Adelaide and Enfield (Adelaide Metro) including the two maternity hospitals (Women’s and Children’s Hospital and Lyell McEwin Hospital).

Key Duties

  • Coordinate the development and implementation of the ANFPP and model a strength-based, culturally safe and client-centred program to achieve operational outcomes.
  • Provide leadership to the team for practice governance and day to day operations of the ANFPP program in line with the national ANFPP program guidelines and relevant Nunkuwarrin Yunti Clinical and Practice Governance systems.
  • Develop and maintain a positive learning environment, taking a reflective approach to service, team and individual performance development inclusive of formal training, clinical supervision and regular team meetings.

 Key Requirements

  • Current AHPRA registration as a Registered Nurse and/or Midwife
  • Demonstrated high level of nursing practice in maternal and/or child and family health within a comprehensive primary health care context
  • Experience in the provision of mentoring and leadership to a team of health professionals, preferably including clinical supervision and reflective practice
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander co-workers, clients and communities

Click here to download the Job Description

Click her to download the Application Form

Enquiries about the role can be addressed to Virginia Healy at virginiah@nunku.org.au or on (08) 84061600.

Applications to include completed Application Form, Resume and Covering Letter including a brief overview against the key requirements above.

Applications to be forwarded to Ms Jynaya Smith, Human Resource Administration Officer C/o Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc, PO Box 7202, Hutt Street, Adelaide, SA 5000 or Email: jynayam@nunku.org.au

Note – current driver’s license and National Police Check required prior to employment

ABORIGINAL PEOPLE ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

APPLICATIONS CLOSE DATE – FRIDAY 7th JULY 2017

6. Broome Project Coordinator – Aboriginal Suicide Prevention Trial

Job No: 90286
Location: Broome, WA
Employment Status: Full-time
Closing Date: 10 Jul 2017
  • Rewarding and varied role with the region’s leading provider of Aboriginal health services!
  • Attractive remuneration circa $81,682 – $96,948 base, PLUS district allowance AND accommodation allowances!
  • Do you want to really make a difference in your career? This is a unique opportunity to work with Indigenous communities in the spectacular Kimberley region!

About the Organisation

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services LTD (KAMS) is a well-established regional Aboriginal community controlled health service, founded in 1986, which provides centralised advocacy and resource support for 6 independent member services, as well as providing direct clinical services in a further 6 remote Aboriginal communities across the region.

KAMS has successfully delivered high-quality, accessible comprehensive primary health care services over its 30 years of operation and has provided innovation and national leadership in areas such as health information management and evidence-based best practice in primary health care.

About Broome

Broome is located 2,240km north of Perth and has a permanent population of 14,436. Broome promotes a relaxed and easy-going lifestyle, with nearby shopping centres, Sunday markets as well as a broad range of restaurants and entertainment options. It is founded on the traditional lands of the Yaruwu people and is rich in history, culture and beautiful surrounds.

Broome has a deep history in the pearling industry, spanning back to the 1800’s, with memorials throughout the town to commemorate those lost in the early years of pearling. Cable Beach is also a must-see, being named in honour of the Java-to-Australia undersea telegraph cable that reaches shore there. You can explore its beautiful scenery with a bit of 4WDing at low tide, or you can even take a camel ride every day at sunset!

Roebuck Bay is known as one of the most beautiful beaches that surround Broome, with its “Staircase to the moon” phenomenon drawing food and craft markets each time it occurs. The combination of a receding tide and rising moon create a natural phenomenon that can only be described as breath-taking.

About the Opportunity

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Ltd (KAMS) has a truly rewarding opportunity for a Project Coordinator – Aboriginal Suicide Prevention Trial to join their team in Broome, WA. This is a full-time, fixed term role to 30 June, 2018.

This position has an indirect report to the Executive Steering Group of the Kimberley Suicide Prevention Working Group. The Working Group is charged to set strategy and oversee the Kimberley Suicide Prevention Trial in accordance with the parameters described in the National Suicide Prevention Trial Background and Overview, April 2017.

Reporting to the Deputy CEO, you will be responsible for delivering project deliverables and progress reports in accordance with the agreed project timeline set by the Steering Group. This will involve a range of project coordination and community development tasks.

Some of these tasks will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Identifying needs and service gaps, and community strengths and assets, and support for service mapping activities;
  • Facilitating stakeholder engagement;
  • Collecting and analysing local and regional data;
  • Developing detailed planning, schedules and resource requirements for identified projects;
  • Providing high-level reports, strategic policy, and advice;
  • Ensuring the Program works within the identified KAMS values and is culturally safe; and
  • Delivering the position’s work plan within the approved budget and financial delegations.

To be successful you will need:

  • A qualification in Community Development, Health or related discipline;
  • Demonstrated skill and experience in managing diverse and high level stakeholders at a regional level;
  • Demonstrated ability in project management and monitoring and evaluating a regional program using both qualitative and quantitative techniques, including participatory action research methodologies;
  • Self-motivation and the ability to organise own workload with minimal direction;
  • Excellent problem-solving skills including a high level of conceptual and analytical ability; and
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of Aboriginal Community Control and demonstrated knowledge of cultural safety principles and practices.

KAMS are looking for candidates with well-developed interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills and the ability to maintain client confidentially at all times within and outside the workplace. Ideally, you will have experience working within an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation or an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Community Organisation and experience working in a mental health or social and emotional wellbeing role, however, this is not mandatory.

A ‘C’ Class Driver’s License, Federal Police Clearance and willingness to travel often by 4WD vehicle and light aircraft will be required.

To download a full position description, please click here. 

Please note: Candidates must address the selection criteria outlined in the position description. Please attach answers in a word document and upload with your application. 

About the Benefits

If you are looking for a change of routine, a change of lifestyle or a new adventure, this is the role for you. You will see and experience more of Australia’s real outback than most people ever will – and get paid to do it!

KAMS is an organisation that truly values its team, and is committed to improving employee knowledge, skills and experience. In addition, staff development programs are not only encouraged but are often paid for by KAMS. This is a highly attractive opportunity for someone with a desire to develop their professional knowledge and experience in the area of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health!

While you will face diverse new challenges in this role, you will also enjoy an attractive remuneration package circa $81,682 – $96,948 + super. 

There is also a wide range of additional benefits for the role including:

  • District allowances – $2,920 single $5,840 double p.a;
  • Electricity allowance $1,440
  • Accommodation allowance $13,000;
  • Annual Airfares to the value of $1,285 pa (after 12 months of employment).   

Don’t miss this exciting and rewarding opportunity to have a positive impact on the mental health outcomes of Indigenous communities in the spectacular Kimberley region – Apply Now!

Please note: Candidates must respond to the questions below and attach a current resume to be considered.

7-11 Kimberley AMS Four Nurse positions

7. Registered nurse child health and midwife

http://kamsc-dahs.applynow.net.au/jobs/90282-registered-nurse-child-health-and-midwife

8.Registered nurse town clinic

http://kamsc-dahs.applynow.net.au/jobs/89298-registered-nurse-town-clinic

9.Remote schools registered nurse

http://kamsc-dahs.applynow.net.au/jobs/90281-remote-school-registered-nurse

10.Child health nurse

http://applynow.net.au/jobs/90283-child-health-nurse

About the Organisation

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services LTD (KAMS) is a well-established regional Aboriginal community controlled health service, founded in 1986, which provides centralised advocacy and resource support for 6 independent member services, as well as providing direct clinical services in a further 6 remote Aboriginal communities across the region.

KAMS has successfully delivered high-quality, accessible comprehensive primary health care services over its 30 years of operation and has provided innovation and national leadership in areas such as health information management and evidence-based best practice in primary health care.

12 . Grafton and Casino Registered Nurse (RN) & Early Childhood Nurse (ECN)

Job No: 89222
Location: Grafton, NSW & Casino, NSW
Closing Date: 12 Jul 2017

Yulu-Burri-Ba, in collaboration with ATSICHS Brisbane will be providing Family

  • Take on one of these uniquely rewarding roles and expand your career in Aboriginal Health!
  • Enjoy above award remuneration plus super & salary sacrificing options!
  • Enjoy great work/life balance with Monday to Friday, 35 hour week & family oriented work environment!

About Bulgarr Ngaru

Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal Corporation (BNMAC) is a not-for-profit Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, providing primary health care services to Aboriginal people throughout the Clarence and Richmond Valleys through its’ network of clinics in Grafton, Casino and Maclean.

With a commitment to promoting health, wellbeing and disease prevention, involving a holistic approach to diagnosis, and the management of illness, Bulgarr Ngaru is a central part of the economic and social fabric of the region

Bulgarr Ngaru employs more than 50 people from local communities across the region including health professionals, clerical, and managerial staff. They are the leading employer of Aboriginal people and workers in the primary health sector in the region and more than 60% of staff members are Aboriginal people.

Building on their current regional network of health facilities and a significant client base, Bulgarr Ngaru looks forward to the next two decades of service development and innovation.

About the Opportunities

Registered Nurse – General Primary Health Care

Bulgarr Ngaru is looking for full-time Registered Nurses to join their teams in Grafton and Casino.

As a Registered Nurse, you will be responsible for assisting clients to address health issues in an holistic way. You’ll work collaboratively with Doctors and Health Workers to develop educational and intervention programs that address the contributory factors to wellness and empower clients to put in place a strategy that will improve their overall health and sense of wellbeing.

More specifically, some of your key duties will include:

  • Working within the treatment room and on outreach clinics taking and recording clinical data;
  • Performing patient recalls;
  • Undertaking Health Assessments and Care Plans;
  • Working alongside the Medical Officers to ensure efficient and effective primary health care to clients of the organisation, outreach clinics and in clients’ homes as required;
  • Implementing treatment room protocols to ensure optimum infection control, quality primary health care and patient monitoring and immunisations; and
  • Ensuring compliance with Accreditation procedures regarding cold chain monitoring, drug cabinet and doctor’s bag ordering and monitoring.

The successful RN candidates will be Registered Nurses with AHPRA Registration and relevant post-graduate experience in either an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation or General Practice. Knowledge of clinical accreditation is required, and experience with organisational accreditation processes will be highly regarded.

Importantly, you’ll have a comprehensive understanding of the primary health needs, early intervention, psychosocial and cultural issues impacting on Aboriginal families, and a genuine desire to further your experience in the area of Aboriginal Health. The ability to work closely with Aboriginal Health Workers as an integral part of the team will be well regarded.

Your highly developed interpersonal and liaison skills will ensure your ability to build strong working relationships with service providers, clients and other key stakeholders.

The ideal applicants will radiate patience and adaptability, and will be the type of person who thrives in busy, varied and often unpredictable work environment. Team players who are willing to jump into any task at hand will fit well within Bulgarr Ngaru‘s dynamic team.

Although not essential, knowledge of / experience with Practice Incentive and Service Incentive Payments (Diabetes and Asthma Cycles of Care) would be well regarded.

Early Childhood Nurse

Bulgarr Ngaru is also looking for a full-time Early Childhood Nurse to join their team in Casino.

Due to the nature of this role, applicants are required to be female. In this position, an applicant’s gender is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised by section 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1997.

This position will be responsible for working within the New Directions Mothers and Babies Services – a service that provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families with young children access to a range of child and maternal care.

You’ll be responsible for providing a coordinated assessment, identifying goals, planning strategies, and implementing and evaluating nursing care of children and families by:

  • Monitoring the growth, development and health status of the child (0 to 5 years of age) within the context of the family;
  • Providing pre and post-natal support, advice, health information, first line counselling (where appropriate) and referral of mothers and families to relevant service providers; and
  • Actively promoting and providing a holistic approach to care.

The successful ECN will be a Registered Nurse with AHPRA Registration, and will hold recognised qualifications in Child and Family Health Nursing. A background in working with families and young children, particularly within a community setting, will be essential for your success.

It is essential that you have the ability to effectively and sensitively communicate with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and have a comprehensive understanding of the primary health needs, early intervention, psychosocial and cultural issues impacting on Aboriginal families. Due to the nature of the role, you must also have demonstrated experience working specifically with Aboriginal children and their families.

Additionally, it’s important you have the ability to plan and coordinate client care, while operating effectively within a multidisciplinary team. Effective communication skills and competency in the use of computer programs will ensure your success.

Please note: Candidates for both roles must be willing to provide outreach services on a rotating roster, and a current driver’s license is required. Accreditation as a Registered Nurse Immuniser (or the willingness to obtain this qualification within six months of employment) is also a requirement for both positions.

About the Benefits

If you are looking for a new challenge, a change of lifestyle or a new adventure, this is the role for you. You’ll love being surrounded by stunning beaches on one side and glorious mountains and rivers on the other, with the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Sydney all a quick hop, skip and a jump away!

Bulgarr Ngaru truly values its team, and is committed to improving employee knowledge, skills and experience. You will have access to genuine ongoing training opportunities and professional development.

In return for your hard work and dedication, you’ll be rewarded with an above award, attractive remuneration plus super, salary sacrificing and access to an employee assistance program.

Bulgarr Ngaru offers a family friendly, supportive workplace with strong community ties, and a 35-hour Monday to Friday week, ensuring you achieve a healthy work/life balance.

This is an excellent opportunity to enhance your cultural knowledge in a stunning location. Make a positive difference – Apply Now!

Aboriginal and Torrest Strait Islanders are strongly encouraged to apply.

13.Nunkuwarrin Yunti Child Health Nurse

Opportunity to make a difference and support optimal outcomes for Aboriginal children and families

  • Ongoing, part time position 0.4FTE
  • Attractive Remuneration package
  • Starting salary $69,362 Pro Rata + Super + access to Salary sacrifice

About Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc

Nunkuwarrin Yunti aims to promote and deliver improvement in the health and wellbeing of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the greater metropolitan area of Adelaide and to advance their social, cultural and economic status.

The Organisation places a strong focus on a client centred approach to the delivery of services and a collaborative working culture to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients.

About the Role

The Child Health Nurse is located in the MCH Team in the Women Children and Family Health Unit.

The Unit aims to support safe nurturing environments for pregnant women, infants and children, increase uptake and utilisation of services with an emphasis on early intervention and prevention, provide streamlined coordinated care and positive experiences for clients to encourage continued engagement with services.

For infants and young children aged 0-5 the focus of services is on physical health, cognitive, psychosocial and behavioural development to improve the health of Aboriginal children.

The primary role of the Child Health Nurse is to:

  • Provide proficient infant child and family nursing services in accordance with best practice standards and guidelines
  • Plan, implement and coordinate appropriate service delivery options including those of other disciplines or agencies as required to meet infant and child health care needs
  • Provide day-to-day supervision of care within the team and act to resolve local and/or immediate nursing care or service delivery problems
  • Demonstrate and promote an approach to practice that supports the implementation and maintenance of systems to protect clients and staff
  • Integrate theoretical knowledge, evidence from a range of sources and own experience to devise and achieve agreed client care outcomes
  • Engage in continuous quality improvement and change management processes
  • Contribute to effective multi-disciplinary teams, communication processes and staff development
  • Liaise with external agencies as necessaryClick here to download the (Application Form)The Child Health Nurse is required to be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Authority (AHPRA) Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and have a minimum of three years of demonstrated vocational experience in a Primary Health Care setting consistent with the position’s role and responsibilities.

Applications to include completed Application Form, Resume and Covering Letter including brief statements against the following 4 points:

About You

Click here to download the (J&P)

  1. Your experience in child and family health within a comprehensive primary health care context
  2. Your experience of working effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander co-workers, clients and communities
  3. Your knowledge and understanding of issues which may impact on Aboriginal maternal child and family wellbeing
  4. Why you think you would be the best person for the role

Further information: Contact Clare Levy, MCH Coordinator clarel@nunku.org.au Telephone 0419140170 or 8406 1600

Applications to: Ms Jynaya Smith, Human Resource Administration Officer jynayam@nunku.org.au

 Note – current driver’s license and National Police Check required prior to employment

ABORIGINAL PEOPLE ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

APPLICATIONS CLOSE DATE – COB MONDAY 24th JULY 2017

14. Nunkuwarrin Yunti Community Midwife

Opportunity to make a difference and support optimal outcomes for pregnant women and Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander babies

  • Ongoing, Full time position
  • Attractive Remuneration package
  • Starting salary $69,362 + Super + access to Salary sacrifice

About Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc

Nunkuwarrin Yunti aims to promote and deliver improvement in the health and wellbeing of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the greater metropolitan area of Adelaide and to advance their social, cultural and economic status. The Organisation places a strong focus on a client centred approach to the delivery of services and a collaborative working culture to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients.

About the Role

Working as part of a multidisciplinary team of highly skilled health professionals, you’ll have the opportunity to provide a wrap around, holistic service for your clients. The Community Midwife is located in the MCH Team in the Women Children and Family Health Unit. The Unit aims to support safe nurturing environments for pregnant women, infants and children, increase uptake and utilisation of services with an emphasis on early intervention and prevention, provide streamlined coordinated care and positive experiences for clients to encourage continued engagement with services.

The primary role of the Community Midwife is to:   

  • Facilitate the provision of a coordinated, safe and effective antenatal and postnatal care, health counselling and primary health care to women and their families, in partnership with the Aboriginal Health Workers and Aboriginal Health Practitioners, GPs and staff in birthing hospitals
  • Provide support to clients and families, through assessment and appropriate referrals to internal and external service providers
  • Coordinate and participate in home visiting where appropriate
  • Develop and implement culturally appropriate antenatal groups
  • In partnership with Aboriginal Health Workers and Aboriginal Health Practitioners develop and maintain suitable, evidence based, health promotion and information resources for pregnant women and their families.
  • Contribute to quality management systems and continuous improvement processes

Click here to download the (J&P)

Click here to download the (Application Form)

About You

The Community Midwife is required to be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Authority (AHPRA) Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and have a minimum of three years of demonstrated vocational experience in a Primary Health Care setting consistent with the position’s role and responsibilities.

Applications to include completed Application Form, Resume and Covering Letter including brief statements against the following 4 points:

  1.  Your experience in delivery of antenatal and postnatal care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women within a comprehensive primary health care context
  2. Your experience of working effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander co-workers, clients and communities
  3. Your knowledge and understanding of issues which may impact on Aboriginal maternal child and family wellbeing
  4. Why you think you would be the best person for the role

Further information: Contact Clare Levy, MCH Coordinator clarel@nunku.org.au Telephone 0419140170 or 8406 1600

Applications to: Ms Jynaya Smith, Human Resource Administration Officer jynayam@nunku.org.au

 Note – current driver’s license and National Police Check required prior to employment

ABORIGINAL PEOPLE ARE ENCOURAGED MONDAY 24TH JULY 2017

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