NACCHO Aboriginal Health 50 + #JobAlerts and @senbmckenzie #Scholarship opportunities #Rural Health @RoyalFlyingDoc #Features @Apunipima @MiwatjHealth @CAACongress #QLD @IUIH_ @NATSIHWA #Aboriginal Health Workers @IAHA_National Allied Health @CATSINaM #Nursing

This weeks #Jobalerts

Please note  : Before completing a job application please check with the ACCHO that the job is still open

For scholarships see Part 2 below after job listings

Jobs of the week 

Job opportunities at NACCHO – Canberra

Senior Project Officer Closing 10 May

Senior Grants Officer Closing 10 May

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled health organisation (NACCHO) is the national peak body representing Aboriginal health through its membership of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS). ACCHSs are the leading and preferred provider of culturally safe and comprehensive multidisciplinary primary health care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities.

NACCHO represents its Membership of over 140 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services at the Commonwealth government level, advocating to government for evidence-supported, community-developed responses and solutions to the deep-seated social, economic and political conditions that prevail in many Aboriginal communities

The Senior Policy Officer is one of a team of policy officers and has responsibility for the development and implementation of the NACCHO’s policy papers.

The NACCHO’s Senior Policy Officer role is broad and covers a range of duties and activities across the policy lifecycle. The Senior Policy Officer provides timely, accurate and persuasive advice, underpinned by analysis, contextual awareness and stakeholder consultation. The NACCHO undertakes policy work in a range of different environments.

Officers in this role provide advice on highly complex and sensitive policy matters that contribute to the NACCHO’s and stakeholder’s strategic policy direction.

More info apply HERE

NACCHO is seeking a qualified Senior Grants Manager.

The Senior Grants Manager is responsible for overseeing the orderly administration of NACCHO’s grants management program and executing the National Network Funding Agreements. This will include developing implementation plans, tracking and reporting on deliverables, assessing application budget reviews and any other work assignments in accordance with established fiscal year work flow and job priorities.

Working collaboratively as part of the wider team, this role will develop systems and tools for efficient grant management and reporting; and ensure a coordinated approach to risk-management in cooperation with the Finance Team.

More info Apply HERE

There are 6 JOBS AT Apunipima Cairns and Cape York

  • Medicare Coordinator
  • Primary Health Care Manager – Napranum
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner – Napranum
  • Patient Safety Coordinator
  • Program Advisor Nutrition Strategy
  • Health Worker – Tackling Indigenous Smoking – Mapoon 
The link to  job vacancies on website is

 

There are 3 JOBS AT IUIH Brisbane

 + Podiatrist (Ongoing Full Time Position based at Windsor) + Care Coordinator CCSS (Ongoing, Full Time position located in Caboolture) MATSICHS + Family Partnership Worker – ANFPP South (Ongoing, Full Time Position)

 There are 13 JOBS at ATSICHS Brisbane

As part of our commitment to providing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community of Brisbane with a comprehensive range of primary health care, youth, child safety, mental health, dental and aged care services, we employ approximately 150 people across our locations at Woolloongabba, Woodridge, Northgate, Acacia Ridge, Browns Plains, Eagleby and East Brisbane.

The roles at ATSICHS are diverse and include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Aboriginal Health Workers
  • Registered Nurses
  • Transport Drivers
  • Medical Receptionists
  • Administrative and Management roles
  • Medical professionals
  • Dentists and Dental Assistants
  • Allied Health Staff
  • Support Workers

Current vacancies

Jobs of the week 30 positions in the NT Alice Spring ,Darwin East Arnhem Land and Katherine

There are 6 JOBS at Congress Alice Springs

More info and apply HERE

There are 21 JOBS at Miwatj Health Arnhem Land

More info and apply HERE

 

There are 3 JOBS at Wurli Katherine

More info and apply HERE

Clinical Services Coordinator

Job No: 97950
Location: Adelaide, SA
Closing Date: 9 May 2018
  • Dynamic leadership opportunity for a Registered Nurse (RN3) or Aboriginal Health Practitioner (HS L6) to drive improved health outcomes for Aboriginal people
  • Predominant and well-respected Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation in Adelaide, South Australia
  • Attractive remuneration with salary sacrificing 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.

Nunkuwarrin Yunti aims 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 advance their social, cultural and economic status.

More info Apply HERE

The MJD Foundation is seeking Expressions of Interest to fill the important role of Chairperson for the organisation.
The current Chairperson Neil Westbury PSM has informed the Board that he wishes to stand aside after 7 years in the position.
Neil’s succession plan has been openly discussed with Board members and Senior Management and the plan is for him to step down as Chair once a suitable replacement is found.
As a volunteer Chairperson, you will have the skills and experience to drive the Strategic direction of the organisation and will be required to work in close partnership with its CEO. You will have Board experience as well as a strong track record of successfully working with Aboriginal people and be familiar with issues and challenges facing remote communities.
The MJDF enjoys a cohesive and multi-skilled Board that is supported by Finance,  Research and Risk Management Sub-committees that provide expert advice and support to the Board. The organisation also has a highly professional and dedicated staff team with an impressive track record in supporting our clients.
Attached is a Position Description outlining the role and the skills we are seeking.
Please send your Expression of Interest, addressing the selection criteria to Board member Janice Oake (janiceoake@icloud.com) by 31st May 2018.
The preferred candidate may be invited to meet with the Board as a guest at Board meetings before a final decision is made.
Download Position details HERE

More Info apply :

How to submit a Indigenous Health #jobalert ? 

NACCHO Affiliate , Member , Government Department or stakeholders

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.Scholarships to improve regional health services

Health professionals in rural and regional Australia wanting to increase their skills are being encouraged to apply for financial support under the Australian Government’s Health Workforce Scholarship Program.

Officially launching the program today, Minister for Rural Health, Bridget McKenzie, said the Government was investing $11 million in the scholarships over three years from 2017-18 to help make health services more accessible for people living in country areas.

“The Health Workforce Scholarship Program provides support based on the needs of communities — whether for GPs, nurses, dentists or allied health professionals,” Minister McKenzie said.

“The program is delivering better outcomes for patients in rural and regional communities across Australia by supporting health practitioners to build up their professional skills.

“Support may be provided to health professionals already working in areas experiencing a shortage of services, or to those willing to move to areas where there is a lack of services.

“Importantly, most of the scholarships in the forthcoming round will include a ‘return of service’ obligation to ensure the recipients practise in rural and regional Australia for at least 12 months on completion of their studies.”

Geraldton resident and Indigenous Community Business Development Officer, Lenny Papertalk, is one health professional who has made the decision to apply for a scholarship.

“I will be applying for a scholarship to pursue a Masters of Social Work at University of Western Australia after having identified a high number of youth suffering from depression and mental illness within the Indigenous communities in Geraldton,” she said.

“I’m very committed to making a difference in rural health, so am hopeful of gaining this scholarship in order to improve health outcomes in my community.”

Tim Shackleton, CEO of Rural Health West in Western Australia, said the scholarship program would ultimately help to expand the range of health services available for people living in rural and remote communities in WA.

“The Health Workforce Scholarship Program will provide grants to postgraduate rural health professionals undertaking further study in the field of medicine, nursing or allied health,” he said.

“One-off bursary and support payments are available to help cover the cost of attending training and these payments can be put towards course fees, conference registrations, and accommodation and transports costs.”

The Health Workforce Scholarship Program is administered by a consortium of Rural Workforce Agencies (RWAs) led by Health Workforce Queensland. RWAs are located in all states and the Northern Territory, and all RWAs are included in the consortium.

The RWAs work closely with Primary Health Networks, local and state governments and other workforce planning groups to determine what skills are needed and where.

Further information about the Health Workforce Scholarship Program, including how to apply for a scholarship can be found on each of the Rural Workforce Agencies websites.

State Rural Workforce Agency Website Address
QLD Health Workforce Queensland https://www.healthworkforce.com.au/
NSW Rural Doctors Network https://www.nswrdn.com.au/site/index.cfm
VIC Rural Workforce Agency Victoria https://www.rwav.com.au/
TAS HR Plus https://www.hrplustas.com.au/
SA Rural Doctors Workforce Agency https://www.ruraldoc.com.au/
WA Rural Health West http://www.ruralhealthwest.com.au/
NT Northern Territory Primary Health Network https://www.ntphn.org.au/health-professionals

 

Applications are now open to lead the Indigenous Girls’ STEM Academy!

An exciting opportunity to invest in a generation of . Apps close 4 May.

More info

Applications are open for Round 1 of the IAHA RFDS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Scholarship, which aims to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander allied health students to undertake a remote/rural clinical placement.

Apply here –

Applications for Milparanga – developing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership.

Milparanga is a leadership development program and was formerly known as the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leaders Program (NATSILP).

It is an 11-day, two session program, with the first session taking place in a regional location and the second session taking place in Canberra. Milparanga is for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person who are 21 years or older.

There are full scholarships available (Australian Government), as well as placements for those who obtain their own funding.

The cost of Milparanga is $12,500 plus GST. This includes all accommodation, meals, on course travel, and equipment. Participants may be responsible for a small component of their travel to and from major transport services.

The participant contribution is $200 plus GST towards program costs and for lifetime membership of the Network of Fellows of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation. They may also be responsible for a small component of their travel to and from major transport services.

Below are links to the website and social media posts, to share through your networks:

 

Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Queensland can now apply to participate in this year’s Queensland Indigenous Youth Leadership Program (QIYLP).

Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Jackie Trad urged eligible people to apply and reap the benefits of QIYLP.

“This program is extremely beneficial to some of our youngest generations as it allows participants to develop their skills and gain valuable leadership experience,” Ms Trad said.

“QIYLP nourishes the ideas of young and emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders – allowing them to grow and create positive change in their communities.”

Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women Di Farmer said the Queensland Indigenous Youth Leadership Program was a wonderful opportunity for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to develop leadership skills and learn about influencing change.

“The program brings together 40 participants from across the state to participate in a six-day residential program where not only will they develop leadership skills but they will also learn about the democratic processes in Queensland,” Ms Farmer said.

“The program is one of the country’s most prestigious and effective Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young leadership

programs.

“The young participants will undertake a range of experiences in QIYLP including leadership and professional development workshops, mentoring and networking opportunities and attend parliament workshops.”

“Many of these young people could be Indigenous or community leaders of the future and it is a great chance for them to have this type of experience under their belts as they embark into leadership roles,” Ms Farmer said.

“Applications are now open for those aged 18 to 25 years, for the six-day residential program that will take place in Brisbane from 30 June 2018 to 5 July 2018.

“There has already been more than 450 young people participate in QIYLP since its original inception in 2004 as a three day program, and what is even more pleasing is to see some returning as mentors and co-facilitators at this year’s program.

“I’d urge any young Aboriginal and Torres Strait young person to consider applying for the QIYLP.”

QIYLP is co-delivered by the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women and the Queensland Parliamentary Service, and supported through a partnership with mining company Glencore.

Applications are open now and will close on 4 May 2018.

For more information visit

http://www.qld.gov.au/atsi ( http://www.qld.gov.au/atsi )

NACCHO TOP 21+ #JobAlerts : This week in Aboriginal Health : CEO NACCHO ,Doctors, Aboriginal Health Workers #mentalhealth

This weeks #Jobalerts out day early because of #budget2017

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1. AHMRC NSW CEO Chief Executive Officer

2.NACCHO CEO Chief Executive Officer

3 -11 http://www.iuih.org.au/Jobs/IUIH-Vacancies

12.Two scholarships to the Harvard Business School’s Authentic Leadership Development 

13. Sunrise Health NT Mental Health Registered Nurse

14.Sunrise Health Program Coordinator (PHaMs)

15 -17.Danila Dilba Health Service Darwin 

18.Urapuntja Community  NT : Psychologist 

19. Ceduna Koonibba Aboriginal Health Service – GP

20.Galangoor Duwalami Primary Health Care Service (2 GP’s)

21 . Congress Alice Springs :Remote Area Nurses/Aboriginal Health Practitioners 

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. AHMRC NSW CEO Chief Executive Officer

2.NACCHO CEO Chief Executive Officer

NACCHO and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services have 45 years of cultural experience, knowledge and capability in delivering comprehensive primary health care.  NACCHO works with governments, private providers, hospitals and specialists to increase access, provide affordable quality care, and close the gap on health outcomes for Aboriginal people.

About the Opportunity

We are seeking an Indigenous CEO who will bring strong leadership experience and highly developed strategic skills to lead the organisation and members through the next chapter of change in the sector. An innovative and influential leader will make the most of these opportunities for the sector.

The role includes the following responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic direction and vision for the future
  • Be an influencer, advocate and voice of the sector
  • Foster a collaborative culture with the team and membership base
  • Develop good working relationships with Federal and State Governments and relevant bodies in the sector
  • Build effective relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Ensure governance compliance and financial sustainability
  • Liaise effectively and collaboratively with Board members

What we are looking for

To be successful in the role you will be an Indigenous person and bring the following skills and experience with you:

A strong understanding of government, health policy and of the importance of community controlled comprehensive primary health care for Aboriginal people

Demonstrated experience at a senior level acquired within a NFP or similar organisation

Extensive demonstrated experience in policy development and implementation

Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills and outstanding stakeholder management

Demonstrated media experience

Applying for the role

You should submit to jobapplications@naccho.org.au by Sunday 14 May 2017 a two-page pitch that highlights your key abilities as they relate to this position. Your resume should be a maximum of 3 pages.

First contact: Kate Gumley, Senior Policy Officer NACCHO m: 0412 519 684
Chairperson: Matthew Cooke M: 0487 345 763

3.IUIH Nurse Supervisor – Australian Nurse Family Partnership

Applications close 9am on Friday 12 May 2017

The position of Nurse Supervisor contributes by leading, modelling, coordinating and working with a team of up to 8 nurse home visitors and 3 Indigenous Family Partnership Workers. The position will be based on Brisbane South Side and the team will provide support to women who live within the catchment areas of Metro South Health and Hospital Service including the three maternity hospitals (Mater Mothers, Redlands and Logan).

EOI-Download

Enquiries about the role can be addressed to Sue Kruske at sue.kruske@iuih.org.au

Applications (resume and brief covering letter addressing the key requirements in the EOI) are to be submitted via SEEK.

4.IUIH Nurse Home Visitor – Australian Nurse Family Partnership

Applications close 9am on Friday 12 May 2017

The ANFPP offers Nurse Home Visitors (NHV) a high level of autonomy, flexibility and personal satisfaction. It relies on a long term relationship with a woman that builds on her skills, confidence and hope, and values her ability to determine her own future.

The position is based on the Brisbane South Side and the team will provide support to women who live within the catchment areas of the Metro South Health and Hospital Service which includes the three maternity hospitals (Mater Mothers, Redlands and Logan).

EOI-Download

Enquiries about the role can be addressed to Sue Kruske at sue.kruske@iuih.org.au

Applications (resume and brief covering letter addressing the key requirements in the EOI) are to be submitted via SEEK.

5.IUIH Family Partnership Worker – Australian Nurse Family Partnership

Applications close 9am on Friday 12 May 2017

The Family Partnership Worker contributes to the cultural acceptance of the program within the community and the maintenance of culturally safe visits to participating mothers and their families. The positions support the ANFPP team on a broad range of cultural issues and liaises with clients, family and community members.

The successful applicant will identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, have strong links with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community on the Brisbane South Side and have the ability to integrate women and families into primary care services.

EOI-Download

Enquiries about the role can be addressed to Sue Kruske at sue.kruske@iuih.org.au

Applications (resume and brief covering letter addressing the key requirements in the EOI) are to be submitted via SEEK.

6.IUIH Senior Legal Officer

Applications close 9am on Thursday 18 May 2017

The role of Senior Legal Officer will include:

1. Overseeing the establishment of the IUIH Legal Service with core components including:
2. Direct legal services – advice and casework
3. Information and referral service
4. Legal education and development – organisation and community

This is an exciting opportunity to join a committed team working from Bowen Hills and across the Moreton Bay region as required.

EOI-Download

Enquiries about the position can be directed to hr@iuih.org.au

Applications (resume and brief covering letter addressing the key requirements in the PD) are to be submitted via SEEK to be considered.

7.IUIH Indigenous Outreach Worker (CTG)

Applications close 9am on Thursday 18 May 2017

Based at the Salisbury office, the Indigenous Outreach Worker will support improved access for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to available health care services in the Metro Brisbane South region.  This includes effective liaison with local Indigenous communities, identification of barriers to access, implementation of practical solutions and provision of assistance to identified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to manage primary health care related needs.

EOI-Download

Enquiries about the position can be directed to Helen Quelch by email at helen.quelch@iuih.org.au

Applications (resume and brief covering letter addressing the key requirements in the EOI) are to be submitted via SEEK to be considered.

8.IUIH Psychologist – Child focus

Applications close 9am on Friday 19 May 2017

Working from MATSICHS Caboolture you will provide, in accordance with the Institute Model of Care, culturally appropriate clinical care and supportive health services to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community as a member of a multi-disciplinary primary health care team, ensuring effective assessment, service delivery and referral practices are delivered in accordance with best psychology practice.

EOI-Download

Enquiries about the position can be directed to Jess O’Reilly by email at Jessica.OReilly@iuih.org.au

Applications (resume and brief covering letter addressing the key requirements in the EOI) are to be submitted to hr@iuih.org.au

9.IUIH Project Officer (CTG) – Brisbane North

Applications close 9am on Friday 19 May 2017

The Project Officer will provide support to mainstream general practice to improve access to private general practice for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. This will include working directly with a defined number of approved mainstream general practices in the familiarisation of CTG initiatives designed to support these general practices in the provision of appropriate and timely care for Indigenous people in their region, especially those at risk of or who already have a chronic disease.

This is a great opportunity to join a committed multi-disciplinary team working across the Moreton Bay region and other IUIH premises as required.

EOI-Download

Enquiries about the position can be directed to Helen Quelch by email at helen.quelch@iuih.org.au

Applications (resume and brief covering letter addressing the key requirements in the EOI) are to be submitted via SEEK to be considered.

10.IUIH Project Officer (CTG) – Brisbane South

Applications close 9am on Friday 19 May 2017

The Project Officer will provide support to mainstream general practice to improve access to private general practice for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. This will include working directly with a defined number of approved mainstream general practices in the familiarisation of CTG initiatives designed to support these general practices in the provision of appropriate and timely care for Indigenous people in their region, especially those at risk of or who already have a chronic disease.

This is a great opportunity to join a committed multi-disciplinary team working from Salisbury and other IUIH premises as required.

EOI-Download

Enquiries about the position can be directed to Helen Quelch by email at helen.quelch@iuih.org.au

Applications (resume and brief covering letter addressing the key requirements in the EOI) are to be submitted via SEEK to be considered.

11. IUIH General Practitioner

We are seeking a General Practitioner to provide services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients and families as part of a multi-disciplinary team of medical and health staff, within the operational framework of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled health service.

The position is located at Strathpine clinic although the position may be required to work at other locations within the Moreton region from time to time, including Caboolture, Morayfield and Deception Bay.

EOI-Download

Enquiries about the position can be directed to Layla Scott by email at layla.scott@iuih.org.au

Applications can be addressed to hr@iuih.org.au

12.Two scholarships to the Harvard Business School’s Authentic Leadership Development 

Chief Executive Women (CEW) is pleased to offer two scholarships to the Harvard Business School’s Authentic Leadership Development program, funded by the Australian Government.

Applications are now open to women in senior roles in service to the public, with particular emphasis on those in non-traditional fields.

If you, or a woman you know have what it takes to be a CEW scholar, apply before the deadline, Monday 15 May, 2017.

For more details, visit the CEW Scholarship page.

A second round of scholarships will be offered specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. These scholarships on Leading for Results will held in late November in Singapore. Further information will be available later in the year.

The Office for Women administers the Women’s Leadership and Development Strategy (WLDS). The WLDS provides funding and support to organisations aimed at improving gender equality and support for women’s economic empowerment and opportunity, safety and leadership.

13. Sunrise Health NT Mental Health Registered Nurse
About the Organisation

Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation’s (SHS) main purpose is to improve the health and wellbeing of the people in the region east of Katherine in the Northern Territory using a holistic approach that includes a high standard of medical care, the promotion of social justice and the overcoming of the sickness that affects so many people in the region. This is done through the organisation’s health clinics and health education, mixing together traditional Indigenous culture and the best of mainstream medicine.

Sunrise provides a fulfilling and stimulating work environment in a diverse range of areas for those seeking a career in Indigenous Health.

About the Opportunity

Sunrise Health Service has an extremely rewarding opportunity for a Mental Health Registered Nurse to join their dedicated, multidisciplinary team in the Katherine region, on a full-time basis.

Reporting to the Population Health Program Manager, you will beresponsible for providing expert support to clients requiring mental health care, their families, and the remote based staff providing care.

To be considered, you must be a Registered Nurse with experience in Mental Health and have demonstrated knowledge and skills managing Mental Health conditions.

Although the SHS office is located in Katherine, you will need to live and work in remote communities during the week. SHS provides accommodation for employees living and working in these communities.

Candidates with previous experience in Communicare will be highly regarded.

As this role will see you living and working in remote communities and such you will need a current driver’s license, 4WD drive experience, and the willingness to travel on light aircraft.

Please note: The successful candidates must be willing to undergo a Police Check and a Working With Children Check.

About the Benefits

Your dedication will be rewarded with an attractive remuneration package circa $97,151 – $104,375.

This package includes:

  • 6 weeks leave per year;
  • Up to 10 days study leave;
  • Salary packaging options;
  • Full support from the health team; and
  • Relocation assistance

Please Note: to apply, you will be required to upload a current resume as well as respond to the questions below.

Don’t miss this opportunity to direct a dedicated team in producing improved mental health outcomes for the community –

Apply Now

14.Sunrise Health Program Coordinator (PHaMs)

Program Coordinator (PHaMs)
About the Organisation

Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation’s (SHS) main purpose is to improve the health and wellbeing of the people in the region east of Katherine in the Northern Territory using a holistic approach that includes a high standard of medical care, the promotion of social justice and the overcoming of the sickness that affects so many people in the region. This is done through the organisation’s health clinics and health education, mixing together traditional Indigenous culture and the best of mainstream medicine.

About the Program

The Personal Helpers and Mentors (PHaMs) service aims to provide increased opportunities for recovery for people whose lives are severely affected by mental illness. This Program takes a strengths-based recovery approach and assists people aged 16 years and over whose ability to manage their daily activities and to live independently in the community is impacted because of severe mental illness.

About the Opportunity

Sunrise Health Service has an extremely rewarding opportunity for a Program Coordinator (PHaMs) to join their dedicated, multidisciplinary team in Katherine, on a full-time basis.

Reporting to the Population Health Program Manager, you will beresponsible for leading, managing, and coordinating of the Personal Helpers and Mentors Program (PHaMs). This program assists by providing a range of skill development and support programs and is non-clinical in its focus.

To be considered, you must hold a tertiary qualification in a relevant Mental Health discipline with a demonstrated ability to engage and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in non-clinical Mental Health or related programs. You will also have previous experience in Communicare.

This role will see you living and working in the remote Ngukurr Community and, as such, you will need a current driver’s license, 4WD drive experience, and the willingness to travel on light aircraft.

Please note: The successful candidates must be willing to undergo a Police Check and a Working With Children Check.

About the Benefits

Your dedication will be rewarded with an attractive remuneration package circa $59,085 – $94,110.

This package includes:

  • 6 weeks leave per year;
  • Up to 10 days study leave;
  • Salary packaging options;
  • Full support from the health team; and
  • Relocation assistance

Don’t miss this opportunity to direct a dedicated team in producing improved mental health outcomes for the community –

Apply Now!

15 -17 Danila Dilba Health Service

Danila Dilba Health Service is going through a dynamic period of expansion, growth and review and currently has the following vacancy

We offer:

  • Attractive salary with salary packaging benefits
  • Six weeks annual leave
  • Flexible hours
  • Training and development
15 .COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORKER

*$66,322

2 Positions – Full Time – Fixed Term

These positions will work in partnership with Primary Health Care Teams to support individuals and families to build resilience using an approach that builds on community and cultural strengths.

16.SOCIAL WORKER

*$101,200

1 Position – Full Time – Fixed Term

This position is responsible for providing high quality mental health, AOD and social and emotional wellbeing services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

 17.CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

*$107,666

1 Position – Full Time – Fixed Term

This position is responsible for the provision of high quality mental health and social and emotional wellbeing services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. These services may include clinical evidence based counselling, brief psychological interventions, case management, trauma informed practice and coordination of care/aftercare.

 

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people encouraged to apply.
Danila Dilba Health Service is an Aboriginal community controlled organisation that provides comprehensive, high-quality primary health care and community services to Biluru (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) people in Yilli Rreung (greater Darwin) region.
Details: www.daniladilba.org.au

 

18.Urapuntja Community  NT : Psychologist 

URAPUNTJA HEALTH SERVICE ABORIGINAL CORPORATION

POSITION DESCRIPTION – PYSCHOLOGIST

Title                                     Psychologist

Responsible To                 Clinic Manager

Location                             Amengernternenh Community, Utopia and Ampilatwatja        Community

SUMMARY OF POSITION

The Urapuntja Community is situated on the Sandover Highway some 280 km north east of Alice Springs. Urapuntja Community comprises 16 Outstation communities spread out over some 3230 square km of desert. There are some 900 people who are mainly Anmatyerre and Alyawarra speaking people. Distances to the outstations vary from 5 to 100 kms from the clinic.

Urapuntja Health Service developed from many years of negotiations by Aboriginal people to have their own health service. Urapuntja is a community controlled health service with a Board of Directors which is elected from and by the community at the Annual General Meeting held each year. The Directors meets regularly to discuss issues and make decisions relevant to the Organisation.

The Psychologist position has been funded by the NTPHN to provide services to the residents of both the Urapuntja and Ampilatwatja Health Service areas.

The Psychologist will work as a member of the Social and Emotional Wellbeing Team as well as the clinical team, to provide psychological services addressing the needs of all clients using the bio-psychosocial to community members who self- refer or are referred by a provider. At times the Psychologist will work under the supervision of the Clinic Manager. At other times the Psychologist will be required to work with limited assistance. The Psychologist will be required to travel by 4WD vehicle to provide clinical services to remote outstations in both the Urapuntja and Ampilatwatja Health Service Areas.

 

DUTIES OF THE POSITION

  1. Create, develop and nurture culturally appropriate interactions within Primary Health Care (PHC) teams and with the community.
  2. Develop a positive culture within integrated PHC teams through development of “core” behavioural health skills including cooperative interpersonal relationship building strategies.
  3. Make appropriate referrals to other providers and seek resources to aid team members and community residents.
  4. Perform assessment and provide brief treatment for a wide range of psychological and behavioural health needs using brief therapy.
  5. Maintain currency of job knowledge and skills and assist PHC team members to self-care.
  6. Utilises professional communication and conflict resolution skills with team members, various brief therapeutic modalities including group learning circles, individual, child, family, couples counselling, and family support services.
  7. Direct Caseload that involves documentation and procedural adherence; includes Medicare billing as appropriate and provide identified social and emotional wellbeing services to clients.
  8. Provide evidence-based culturally appropriate interventions (including assessment, therapy and case management) on individual, group and family levels.
  9. Ensure the development of Mental Health Care Plans in collaboration with GP’s, for all eligible clients in the service, and facilitate the provision of co-ordinated clinical care and treatment for referred clients.
  10. Follow defined service quality standards and relevant Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) policies and procedures to ensure high quality, safe services are being provided within a safe workplace.

Further

  1. Contribute to opportunities to Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) processes, quality and service delivery outcomes
  2. Participate in opportunistic and community screening activities
  3. Work with other community health program staff and seek advice and assistance from a General Practitioner
  4. Enter data accurately into the Communicare system
  5. Collect specified data on all client contacts in accordance with Clinic and funding body requirements
  6. Liaise with other staff within Urapuntja Health Service in regards to patient care, referrals and follow up as required
  7. Assist other health staff requiring community, cultural and/or linguistic assistance with clients where culturally appropriate
  8. To provide quality and professional service of care and work ethics at all times
  9. Work within strict confidentiality guidelines, ensuring all client and organisational information is kept secure
  10. Undertake any other duties at the request of the Clinic Manager which are considered relevant to the position and the level of classification

 

SELECTION CRITERIA

Essential

  • Recognised qualifications in Psychology with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registration to practice as a Psychologist.
  • Proven ability to be self-directed and self-motivated as well as working effectively as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current issues, standards and trends in the delivery of mental health and social and emotional well-being services to Aboriginal people.
  • Demonstrated recent experience in the mental health and social and emotional wellbeing assessment, treatment and rehabilitation methods appropriate to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people.
  • Proven ability to be able to develop the behavioural health and working skills required by each employee working within a PHC team.
  • Proficiency in and commitment to the use of electronic information systems for the maintenance of clinical and service delivery records.
  • Hold a current Northern Territory (NT) manual driver’s licence or ability to obtain, ability and willingness to undertake travel by 4WD or light aircraft to remote communities, and capacity to reside in a remote community.
  • A good level of health and fitness that matches the requirements of the role. Note: If so required by UHSAC at any time, you must undergo a satisfactory medical examination (including a pre-employment medical examination) for the purpose of determining whether you are able to perform the inherent requirements of your position. Any such medical examination will be at the employer’s cost, and copies of any medical report will be provided to you. You must advise UHSAC of any illness, injury, disease, or any other matter relating to your health or physical fitness which may prevent you from performing your duties, or which may affect your ability to work safely.
  • Excellent communication skills, in particular the ability to communicate sensitively in a cross-cultural environment
  • Current Drivers Licence
  • Ochre Card (Working with Children Clearance)

 

Desirable

    • Masters in Clinical Psychology qualification.
    • Awareness of/sensitivity to Aboriginal culture and history
    • Experience in using a Patient Information and Recall System and in data collection and analysis including the ability to use word processing, spreadsheet, and database software to produce effective reports.
    • Previous experience working with primary health care teams.
  • Experience working in the area of Indigenous Primary Health

 

  • Highly developed cross cultural communication skills and willingness to take cultural advice from Aboriginal staff
  • Previous experience working with remote Aboriginal communities and Aboriginal organisations and groups

 

19.Ceduna Koonibba Aboriginal Health Service – GP

Medical practice in rural and remote Australia

 

20. Galangoor Duwalami Primary Health Care Service (2 GP’s)

 

Galangoor Duwalami Primary Healthcare Service is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled primary health care service, operating in both Hervey Bay and Maryborough, servicing the entire Fraser Coast area.

Galangoor Duwalami collaborates with health and well-being partner agencies to enable integrated continuity of care for the community, and continue to work to contribute to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health policy and program reform in Queensland to address the Burden of disease and Close the Gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

General Practitioner (GP) two positions available

This is an exciting opportunity to join an innovative and flexible employer, enthusiastic and committed team and make a direct impact on improved health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Fraser Coast area.

The Practice:

Galangoor Duwalami (meaning a ‘happy meeting place’) is located on the Fraser Coast in sunny Queensland, with two clinics (Hervey Bay and Maryborough). Originally established in 2007 we offer a comprehensive suite of Health Services within the Fraser Coast region.

The Hervey Bay clinic is situated at the beachside, while a newly built practice in the heart of Historical Maryborough, offers exceptional facilities with 10 consulting rooms including a mums and bubs room, new equipment and large reception. The practice is Community Controlled and has a well-established clientele and reports indicate continued growth.

This is a rewarding prospect for a compassionate, engaging, visionary and thorough General Practitioner with an ability to work within a diverse interdisciplinary team exhibiting admirable communication skills.

  • Two positions available – 2 Part Time – hours negotiable OR 1 Full Time and 1 Part Time
  • Well balanced working environment – Monday to Friday from 0830 to 1700.
  • No on-call requirements
  • Competitive Salary Package
  • Salary packaging
  • Annual Leave plus Study Leave
  • 9.5% Superannuation Entitlement

Key Requirements:

Must Have:

  • Qualified Medical Practitioner, holding current registration with the Medical Board of Australia
  • Eligible for unrestricted Medicare Provider Number

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Application Process:

A Position Description is available by email. All applications, including a covering letter, are to be e-mailed to: ann.woolcock@gdphcs.com.au

For further details regarding this position please contact Ann Woolcock on 07 41945554.

 

21. Congress Alice Springs :Remote Area Nurses/Aboriginal Health Practitioners 

REMOTE AREA NURSES/ABORIGINAL HEALTH PRACTITIONERS

Utju and Santa teresa

  • Base salary: $72,364 – $106,314 (p.a)
  • Total effective package: $94,168 – $133,712 (p.a)*
  • Fixed term 2 year contract

Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (Congress) has over 40 years’ experience providing comprehensive primary health care for Aboriginal people living in Central Australia. Congress is seeking Remote Area Nurses/Aboriginal Health Practitioners who are interested in making a genuine contribution to improving health outcomes for Aboriginal people.

Remote Area Nurses/Aboriginal Health Practitioners are integral members of the Congress Health Service, providing high quality, comprehensive and culturally safe clinical care for the Various Congress Auspice Remote Sites. The positions work within a multidisciplinary team to ensure high standards of integrated clinical care and client flow.

Central Australia offers a unique lifestyle in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere in the heart of Australia. Its attractions include Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Watarrka (Kings Canyon) and a host of other world heritage sites.

As well as a wonderful lifestyle and rewarding work, Congress offers the following:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Six (6) weeks annual leave
  • 9.5% superannuation
  • Generous salary packaging
  • A strong commitment to Professional Development
  • Family friendly conditions
  • Relocation assistance (where applicable)
  • District allowance and Remote Benefits

For more information on these positions please contact Clinic Managers, Jason King on (08) 8956 0911 and email: jason.king@caac.org.au for Santa Teresa and Kimberley Williamson on (08) 8956 7308 and email: kimberley.williamson@caac.org.au

Applications close: Monday 22 May 2017.

*Total effective package includes: base salary, district allowance, superannuation, leave loading, and estimated tax saving from salary packaging options.

Contact Human Resources on (08) 8959 4774 or mailto:vacancy@caac.org.aufor more information. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

For more information about jobs at Congress visit www.caac.org.au/hr.

To apply for this job go to: http://www.caac.org.au/hr & enter ref code: 3480143.

NACCHO Aboriginal #Heart Health @HeartAust @AusHealthcare : Lighthouse Hospital project employment opportunities

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What is the Lighthouse hospital project?

  • The Lighthouse hospital project is a joint initiative of the Heart Foundation and the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA).
  • The aim: to improve care and health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples experiencing coronary heart disease, the leading cause of death among this population.

Australia is a privileged nation by world standards. Despite this, not everyone is equal when it comes to heart health and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the most disadvantaged. The reasons are complex and not only medical in nature. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have a troubled history with institutions of all kinds, including hospitals.

The Lighthouse Hospital project aims to change this experience by providing both a medically and culturally safe hospital environment. A culturally safe approach to healthcare respects, enhances and empowers the cultural identity and wellbeing of an individual.

This project matters because the facts are sobering. Cardiovascular disease occurs earlier, progresses faster and is associated with greater co-morbidities in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. They are admitted to hospital and suffer premature death more frequently compared with non-Indigenous Australians[1].

Major coronary events, such as heart attacks, occur at a rate three times that of the non- Indigenous population. Fatalities because of these events are 1.5 times more likely to occur, making it a leading contributor to the life expectancy gap [2].

Current employment opportunities

1.The National Project Manager – Lighthouse Hospital Project

Will manage the development, delivery and evaluation of the Lighthouse Hospital Project (Phase 3) across 18 hospital sites nationally. The role will lead project partnerships and oversee a national team of four to drive sustainable change in acute settings to improve cardiac care and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Regular interstate travel will be required.

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2.The Lighthouse Hospital Project ( 3 ) Coordinators

Will manage the day to day support for the development, implementation and evaluation of the Lighthouse Hospital Project (Phase 3) in approximately six hospital sites each. The Coordinators will support the development of local and state-based project partnerships and work as part of a national project team of five to drive sustainable change in acute settings to improve cardiac care and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Regular interstate travel will be required.

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Contact:

Fiona Patterson, National Programs Manager,

fiona.patterson@heartfoundation.org.au, 03 9321 1591

Phase 1 (2012–2013)

Aim – To improve the care of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples experiencing acute coronary syndrome (ACS).

We developed this project was developed in response to a 2006 report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

The project first focused on providing culturally safe and positive consumer experiences, which were reviewed by 10 organisations known for providing exemplary care in the treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

The project identified key elements that make a difference to ACS care:

  • expanding roles for Aboriginal Liaison Officers, Health Workers, Patient Pathway Officers and equivalent roles
  • better identification of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients
  • building strong partnerships and communication channels with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and other relevant organisations
  • fostering and supporting clinical champions
  • building capacity for patient-focused care
  • use of technology
  • use of an industry-based quality matrix.

Phase 2 (2013–2016)

Aim – To drive systemic change in acute care hospital settings to improve care for and the experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples experiencing ACS.

In Phase two, the scope was to improve activities in eight public hospitals across Australia to improve clinical and cultural care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients with ACS.

The toolkit

We developed a quality improvement toolkit, ‘Improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with acute coronary syndrome’, to provide a framework to address health disparities.

The toolkit aimed to:

  • ensure care providers met minimum standards of care, cultural safety
  • identify practices and actions that can and/or should be improved
  • foster engagement
  • improve healthcare services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with ACS.

The toolkit outlined four areas that were critical in providing holistic care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their families as they journeyed through the hospital system and return to their communities.

The four domains were:

  • governance
  • cultural competence
  • workforce
  • care pathways.

The pilot

Eight pilot hospitals participated in testing the toolkit:

  • Bairnsdale Regional Health Service, Victoria
  • Coffs Harbour Health Campus, New South Wales
  • Flinders Medical Centre, South Australia
  • Liverpool Hospital, New South Wales
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital, Queensland
  • Royal Perth Hospital, Western Australia
  • St Vincent’s Hospital, Victoria
  • Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital, New South Wales.

Each hospital developed an action plan that outlined the areas they would address and the quality improvement activities they would undertake during the pilot. The project outcomes were dependent on community engagement, capacity to embed change, project support and the governance structures at each site.

Key Phase 2 achievements

  • Improved relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients
  • Strengthening relationships with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and medical services
  • Creating culturally safe environments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients
  • Increased self-identification among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients
  • Streamlining processes related to culturally appropriate clinical care of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients
  • Enhanced staff capacity to respond to the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients

Phase 3

We are awaiting funding for Phase three of the Lighthouse Project.

This will aim to increase the reach and the critical mass of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples experiencing an acute coronary syndrome who receive evidence based care in a culturally safe manner.

Within this phase there will be a focus on integration of health services and care coordination by enhancing the relationships between local community groups, hospitals, local Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations and Primary Health Networks.

The implementation of this phase would enable hospitals to address the actions in the revised Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare National Safety and Quality Health Service.

The Lighthouse hospital project is a joint initiative of the Heart Foundation and the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association and is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.

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References

  1. Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council (AHMAC). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2012 Report. Canberra: AHMAC, 2012.
  2.  Mathur S, Moon L, Leigh S. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with coronary heart disease: further perspectives on health status and treatment. Cardovascular disease series no. 25. Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2006.

NACCHO Aboriginal Health Newspaper April 2016 edition : Advertising and Editorial opportunites

NACCHO NEWS 2016

“Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Close the Gap Campaign for the governments of Australia to commit to achieving equality  for Indigenous people in the areas of health and  life expectancy within 25 years.”

Next publication date 6 April 2016

Advertising and editorial closes 18 March 2016

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Response to this NACCHO media initiative has been nothing short of sensational over the past 3 years , with feedback from around the country suggesting we really kicked a few positive goals for national Aboriginal health.

Thanks to all our supporters, most especially our advertisers, NACCHO’S Aboriginal Health News is here to stay.

We are now looking to all our members, programs and sector stakeholders for advertising, compelling articles, eye-catching images and commentary for inclusion in our next edition.

This 24-page newspaper is produced and distributed as an insert in the Koori Mail, circulating 14,000 full-colour print copies nationally via newsagents and subscriptions.

Our audited readership (Audit Bureau of Circulations) is 100,000 readers!

Our target audience also includes over 500 NACCHO member and affiliate health organisations, relevant government departments, subsidiary indigenous health services and suppliers, as well as the end-users of Australian Indigenous health services nationally.

Your advertising support means we can build this newspaper to a cost-neutral endeavour, thereby guaranteeing its future.

DOWNLOAD OUR 2016 ADVERTISING RATE CARD

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Please note the following key dates for the next edition:

Article Proposals 18 March 2016
Ads artwork 18 March 2016
Publication date 6 April 2016

Note: the earlier you book your ad or submit an article for consideration, the better placement we can offer in the printed newspaper. All prices are GST inclusive. Discounts are available to not-for-profits, NACCHO member organisations and industry stakeholders..

 LEVEL Column x CM FULL PAGE 380x260mm HALF PAGE 190x260mm ¼ PAGE 190x128mm
Public $19.80 $5,266.80 $2,633.40 $1,316.70
Member $11.00 $2,926.00 $1,463.00 $731.50
Stakeholder $15.40 $4,096.40 $2,048.20 $1,024.10

 

7 Good reasons to advertise in the NACCHO Health Newspaper:

  1. Highly targeted health sector audience
  2. Quality production and guaranteed national distribution in partnership with the award-winning Koori Mail
  3. Spend any surplus dollars before the end of the financial year
  4. Article space offered with ad bookings of 3-editions or more
  5. Newspaper also distributed at NACCHO National Summit this June
  6. 1500 copies posted to the CEO’s of Australia’s top Aboriginal health organisations and departments
  7. Thankyou ‘burst’ through NACCHO’s social media network naming all advertisers

For all editorial content and advertising artwork matters,
contact Colin Cowell

Editorial consultant on 0401 331 251 

nacchonews@naccho.org.au

 

NACCHO Aboriginal Health Newspaper advertising and editorial opportunities now open

NAHNEWS

NACCHO has announced the publishing date for the 6th edition of Australia’s first national health Aboriginal newspaper, the NACCHO Health News .

Publish date 18 November 2015

Working with Aboriginal community controlled and award-winning national newspaper the Koori Mail, NACCHO aims to bring relevant information on health services, policy and programs to key industry staff, decision makers and stakeholders at the grassroots level.

While NACCHO’s website and annual report have been valued sources of information for national and local Aboriginal health care issues for many years, the launch of NACCHO Health News creates a fresh, vitalised platform that will inevitably reach your targeted audiences beyond the boardrooms.

NACCHO will leverage the brand, coverage and award-winning production skills of the Koori Mail to produce a 20-28 page three times a year, to be distributed as a ‘lift-out’ in the 14,000 Koori Mail circulation, as well as an extra 1,500 copies to be sent directly to NACCHO member organisations across Australia.

Our audited readership (Audit Bureau of Circulations) is 100,000 readers!

Great reasons why you should advertise!

1. Support Australia’ first Aboriginal Health Newspaper

2. Support the Aboriginal Community Controlled organisations behind this exciting Advertising opportunity NACCHO and Koori Mail

3. Reach a huge targeted audience: National Distribution of 14,000 copies

4. Audited circulation 100,000 readers

5. Plus targeted distribution to NACCHO member services

6. Discounted member advertising rates

  • Normal advertising cost $19.80 per column cm
  • b. NACCHO member rates $11 per column cm
  • c. NACCHO stakeholder rates $15.40 per column cm

7. Employment ads will reach employees in the ACCHO’s

8. Promoted by the Koori Mail and NACCHO media and social media

9. Advertise your organisation’s progress and health messages

10. Show your support for NACCHO!

SPECIAL AD RATES 18 November edition FOR NACCHO Members and stakeholders

Download our rate card HERE

Closing date for article ideas 1 October

Advertising bookings closing 15 October

Read a previous edition online.

For all editorial content and advertising artwork matters,
contact Colin Cowell Editorial consultant 0401 331 251

 Email  nacchonews@naccho.org.au

 

NACCHO Employment Opportunity : Workforce Policy Officer wanted

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WORKFORCE POLICY OFFICER

NACCHO is the national body which articulates the health and wellbeing needs and interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We do this by listening to and supporting the ‘on- the -ground’ experiences of our 155 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation Member Services (ACCHOs) who manage around 300 fixed and mobile clinics located Australia wide in urban, regional and remote communities.

We are seeking an experienced policy developer and analyst to provide advice and ensure that NACCHO maintains organisational and national leadership in the development and management of innovative and effective projects, workforce practices and health services for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities that support the objectives of NACCHO, Affiliates and Members Services.

To be successful in this role, you will need to have:

  • The ability to persuade, influence and collaborate with individuals, teams and Government Departments to facilitate change.
  • High analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to present to a range of audiences.
  • Ability to manage workload and competing demands.

Key Duties include:

  • Provide high level strategic advice on projects, project implementation, project development and program policy development related to workforce development.
  • Provide high level advice and recommendations to enable the development of the strategic direction of the organisation in terms of workforce management.
  • Enhance the standing of NACCHO with government bureaucrats, senior health sector, executives, affiliates, community members and business.

Key Requirements include:

  • Degree in Business, Management, Public Health, Social Science, or equivalent preferred.
  • Demonstrated skills in policy development and analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to research and analyse complex material, summarise key issues and develop innovative and creative solutions.
  • Knowledge and experience with workforce development and VET sector.

Enquiries and Applications can be addressed to: By 21 August  2015

Greta Evans HR Manager – NACCHO by email at:

greta.evans@naccho.org.au

NACCHO employment opportunity: National Client Quality Co-ordinator

 

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” This position will be a national quality champion for the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO) Sector’s approach to culturally safe comprehensive primary health care.”

National Client Quality Co-ordinator (Full Time)

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) Canberra

Teaming with other NACCHO secretariat staff, affiliated state and territory ACCHO peak bodies (Affiliates) and the Member network of direct service providers the role will identify enablers and challenges for continuous quality improvement (CQI).

The points of major quality focus being the effectiveness and satisfaction experienced by clients /patients for care journeys coordinated via ACCHO Service level clinical teams and the equally important teamwork of chronic diseases prevention and support for healthy living choices.

Working closely with Affiliates and regional and local Member Services the position will facilitate a nationally consistent ACCHO Sector approach for implementation of the National CQI Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care being introduced by the Department of Health. A pivotal objective of this implementation will be to support local Member Services flexibly develop and take forward annual plans for CQI including the application of Plan-Do-Study- Act (PDSA) cycles.

The role will also communicate the experiences, issues, and learnings from these local CQI initiatives as high level advocacy and policy advice to the NACCHO Board and Government especially for Closing the Gap.

We are looking for an experienced quality improvement specialist possessing an informed understanding of the ACCHO Sector’s models of care with a tertiary degree in a recognised health, management or policy discipline.

You will have excellent listening and engagement skills with local clinical teams and communities, a capacity to work collaboratively and strategically with state and territory Affiliates and excellent evidence based, analytical and policy targeted writing abilities that develop and coordinate a national response and position.

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Person interested in this role, we strongly encourage an application.

You would be responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Facilitation of national network meetings and workshops
  • Collaboratively preparing and taking forward a national level ACCHO Sector CQI Plan which mutually informs and is strengthened by interlocking Sector plans and CQ I actions at state/territory , regional and local levels.
  • Preparing CQI templates and tools for user friendly application by local Member Services ACCHO Sector with measures for monitoring and evaluating
  • Developing measures for monitoring and evaluating CQI effort for the ACCHO Sector at the ‘system level’ as a national client service system.
  • Regular evidence based analytical report writing that accurately translates Member Services CQI experiences into targeted policy advice for the Board and Government.

If you believe your skills and experience match the above, please forward a covering letter outlining your skills and experience and a copy of your resume to:

greta.evans@naccho.org.au

NACCHO Employment Opportunity : Policy Officer: Experienced analyst and policy developer wanted

 

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NACCHO is the national body which articulates the health and wellbeing needs and interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  Managing around 300 fixed and mobile clinics, our 150 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation Member Services speak authoritatively on what constitutes the effective delivery system of comprehensive primary health care to Aboriginal people, families and communities.

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At a policy level NACCHO takes the lead in reforming Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Policy and its delivery system through:

  • review of Government Health policies that impact on the Close the Gap targets and more broadly on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and
  • development of internal Sector specific adaptive responses, to identified strategic priorities, including addressing: innovative models of service delivery, nationally consistent Workforce Strategy for AICCHSs, detailed costed Service Development Proposals to enhance comprehensive and integrated primary health care/aged care/mental health services

We are seeking an experienced analyst and policy developer to independently provide written analyses of policy at national and state levels relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Wellbeing Programs, funding service delivery models, initiatives, research and planning; that impact NACCHO, Affiliates and Members Services.

A Competitive Salary Package including salary sacrifice is on offer

Key Duties include:

  • Provide NACCHO with continuing updated analyses in designated areas of national policies, strategies, programs and research findings
  • Conduct Desk-based and internet research on Policy Issues
  • Provide the GM with analyses, advice, positions papers, communiques and recommendations for NACCHO’s range of responses to the external environment
  • Comprehensive needs analysis, development and implementation of workforce solutions

Key Requirements include:

  • Degree in Business, Public Health, Social Science, or equivalent preferred
  • Demonstrated skills in policy development and analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to research and analyse complex material, summarise key issues and develop innovative and creative solutions
  • Knowledge and experience with workforce development and VET sector

Enquiries can be addressed by email to: greta.evans@naccho.org.au

NACCHO Employment Opportunity: Expressions of Interest FASD Project Officer

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EXPRESSION OF INTEREST 

FASD PROJECT OFFICER

(Full Time project position based in Canberra)

NACCHO is the national body which articulates the health and wellbeing needs and interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Managing around 300 fixed and mobile clinics, our 150 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation member services speak authoritatively on what constitutes the effective delivery system of comprehensive primary health care to Aboriginal people, families and communities.

NACCHO in conjunction with the Menzies School of Health Research has been funded by the Department of Health to develop and implement health promotion resources and interventions to prevent and reduce the impacts of FASD on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and young children.

The FASD Prevention and Health Promotion Resources (FPHRP) are being developed for New Directions Mothers and Babies Services (NDMBS) across Australia.

NACCHO will provide key project support in the engagement, support and project implementation for participating NDMBS services.

The project has commenced and is funded for a two year period. This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-resourced and structured project, work with our dedicated member services and support them to make a direct impact on improved health outcomes in our community.

Competitive Salary Package – Base $75k + + Salary Sacrifice + Superannuation Key

Duties include:

  • Assist the Project Team with surveying and collation of baseline service data
  • Assist with the review of the health promotion resources.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of the workshops.
  • Liaise with all Services regarding their role and ongoing participation in the project.
  • Attend site visits to assist the NDMBS with implementing the resources

Key Requirements include:

  • A sound knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, health service issues and services
  • Experience in health promotion and or child and maternal health, preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to take direction, determine priorities and manage own workload in order to meet agreed timelines and objectives
  • Ability to liaise with, work effectively and support ACCHO and NDMBS service delivery teams

    Enquiries and Applications (Resume and brief Covering Letter) can be addressed to:

    Craig Flegeltaub a/g HR Manager by email at: mailto: Craig.Flegeltaub@qaihc.com.au

                                     APPLICATIONS CLOSE – 21 May 2015.

NACCHO job opportunity: National Communications and Media Advisor

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Are you an experienced Communications and Media professional?

Do you want to use your skills towards shaping a better future for Aboriginal Australians?

If you are committed to contributing to change, please read on…

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About NACCHO

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) is a living embodiment of the aspirations of Aboriginal communities and their struggle for self-determination.  Founded at a meeting in Albury in 1974, NACCHO is the national authority on Comprehensive Aboriginal Primary Health Care representing over 150 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) across the country on Aboriginal health and well-being.

Based in Canberra, NACCHO is governed by a board of community-elected Aboriginal leaders from every state and Territory across Australia.  Through employment, engagement, empowerment and social action, ACCHOS have become strategic sites for Aboriginal community development, by empowering Aboriginal people through self-determination.  They are a proven mechanism for Aboriginal people to take responsibility over their own health matters.

ACCHOs ranged from large multi-functional services employing several medical practitioners and providing a wide range of services to small services that rely on Aboriginal Health Workers and/or nurses to provide the build of primary care service, often with a preventative focus on health education.  The services form a network, but each is autonomous and independent, both of one another and of government.

NACCHO is committed to Investing in Healthy Futures for Generational Change

About the role

The Communications and Media Advisor is a multifaceted position encompassing the strategic implementation of NACCHO’s National Communication Strategy, from stakeholder engagement, media relations, social media and website management, through to project management and media monitoring.

The position reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer and Chair, providing high level strategic and political advice, as well as providing recommendations to enable the strategic direction of the organisation.

The role of Communications and Media Advisor has day-to-day responsibility for the following:

  • Public Relations, Media and Monitoring
  • Website Management
  • Marketing and Social Media Management
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Brand Development
  • Events Management
  • Strategic Direction

About you

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced Communications and Media Advisor to be part of the NACCHO team as we work towards developing our brand and promoting Aboriginal Community Controlled Health.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience in the following:

  • Website Management (WordPress)
  • Customer Relationship Management databases
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • iPhone and Android apps
  • Events Management systems

A tertiary qualification in media, communications, journalism or a related field would be highly regarded.

This is a full-time ongoing opportunity.  To submit an application to work within the NACCHO team, apply by filling out the form below.  Please ensure you have your resume available, as you will be required to attach your resume to the application.  The selection criteria below must be filled out in order to proceed with the application.

APPLY HERE

Applications close COB Friday 4th April 2014.

For further information on this exciting opportunity, contact

Josh Quarmby on 02 6246 9345, or email Mailto:josh@naccho.org.au

NACCHO is committed to increasing the workforce participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

CJC

After 43 years ,286 jobs in 17 countries the current National Communications and Media Advisor Colin Cowell  is retiring

I would like to thank the 10,000 plus followers (this alert, Twitter and Facebook ) and 15,000 monthly readers of this NACCHO Communique that  I created  over  two years ago.

Thank you for your support and positive feedback

Colin Cowell