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1.Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Ltd  : Deputy Medical Director (KAMS) – Close 31 July

2. Bega Garnbirringu Health Services ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH WORKER

3-4 . Nunkuwarrin Yunti SA : Vacancy for 2x Counsellor/Narrative Therapist positions – Close 17 July

5. Policy Officer NATSIHWA -Close 14 July

6.Nunkuwarrin Yunti Tackling Tobacco Care Coordinator – 14 July

7.Nunkuwarrin Yunti Child Health Nurse – 24 July

8. Nunkuwarrin Yunti Community Midwife – 24 July

9-10. Two positions at the Healing Foundation – 21 July

 

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1.Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Ltd  : Deputy Medical Director (KAMS) – Identified Position

Job No: 90703
Location: Broome, WA
Employment Status: Full-time
Closing Date: 31 Jul 2017
  • Do you want to really make a difference in your career?
  • Take on this rewarding management role with the region’s leading provider of Aboriginal health services!
  • Attractive remuneration circa $230,000 base, PLUS district allowance AND accommodation allowances!

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) now has a rewarding opportunity for a full-time Deputy Medical Director to join their team in Broome, WA.

Please note: Due to the nature of this role, applicants are required to be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. This is a genuine occupational requirement for this position, which is exempt under Section 14 of the Anti-discrimination Act.

Reporting to the Medical Director, you’ll be responsible for providing comprehensive primary health care in line with accepted best practice standards.

Some of your key duties will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Assisting in the development and maintenance of high quality health services, ensuring continuous monitoring, quality improvement and innovation in the delivery of comprehensive primary health services;
  • Supporting the education, training and on-site up-skilling of the KAMS primary health care workforce;
  • Acting as a cultural champion for health services in the Kimberley;
  • Leading and participating in clinical audit activities in KAMS and member services
  • Assisting the Kimberley Renal Service with medical cover; and
  • Assisting the Medical Director when required.

To be successful you will need:

  • FRACGP, FACRRM or equivalent, with eligibility for medical registration in WA;
  • Significant experience in the delivery of general practice / primary heath care;
  • The ability to act as an effective member of a multidisciplinary health team;
  • Experience in working effectively with Aboriginal people;
  • The competency required to manage emergencies in a remote setting; and
  • A commitment to the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control.

KAMS are looking for candidates with well-developed interpersonal and communication skills, along with the ability to maintain client confidentially at all times within and outside the workplace. You will have experience working within an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation or an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Community Organisation and a strong interest in developing the skills required to lead an Aboriginal Health Organisation.

A ‘C’ Class Driver’s License, Federal Police Clearance, Working with Children Clearance, and willingness to travel often by 4WD vehicles and light aircrafts will be required.

To download a full position description, please click here.

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 circa $230,000 + super. 

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

  • On call allowance – 10% of base salary;
  • District allowances – $2,920 single $5,840 double p.a;
  • Electricity allowance $1,440
  • Accommodation allowance $13,000;
  • Mobile phone allowance $100 per month;
  • 6 weeks’ annual leave & 2 weeks’ study leave;
  • 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 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.

Apply HERE

2. Bega Garnbirringu Health Services ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH WORKER

The primary purpose of this position is to assist in the development and delivery of Environmental Health education programs, and to undertake Environmental Health tasks with clients and outlying Communities including but not limited to: pest control, dog control, yard/community clean ups, preventative health promotion and other tasks as required.

The successful application must possess a qualification in Environmental Health, a current driver’s licence, current police certificate and the ability to travel on outreach is essential.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Bega Garnbirringu Health Services (Bega) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation based in Kalgoorlie. Bega has a strong commitment to providing culturally appropriate and sustainable service delivery. We are rapidly becoming renowned as an employer of choice due to our positive work environment and very attractive terms and conditions. These include a 35-hour week, up to 5 weeks’ leave, salary sacrifice options, professional development opportunities and onsite childcare facilities.

A detailed position description can be downloaded from our website http://www.bega.org.aurequested via emailmailto:recruitment@bega.org.au or by calling the Human Resource Officer on 08 9022 5500.

Applications close 4.00pm, Friday, 21 July 2017

3- 4 : 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

5. 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

6.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.

 

 

7.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

8. 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

9-10 : Two positions at the Healing Foundation

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