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WACHS is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation which strives to provide holistic health care to enhance the health and emotional well-being of the Aboriginal and non Aboriginal community of Wellington and surrounding districts.

We are currently seeking applications for the following position:

3 x ANFPP Nurse Home Visitor Positions - Dubbo

3 Positions are available as follows:

1 x Full Time Position
1 x Full Time Position (Maternity Relief)
1 x Part Time Position

Are you a Registered Nurse or Midwife who dreams of having the time to implement the strategies you are too time poor to implement in your current position?

Do you want to use your critical thinking skills to provide interventions that make a difference?

Are you a Midwife, looking for a change, and the opportunity to use your knowledge to assist women to become the best Mum they can be, from pregnancy through to toddlerhood, in a truly relationship based model?

Are you a Registered Nurse who is passionate about Aboriginal health, understands the principles of Primary Health Care and strengths based models of care, and who wants to be able to put these into practice?

Do you want an attractive employment package including being able to make the most out of your salary packaging?

WACHS is seeking passionate and self-motivated Registered Nurses or Registered Midwives to work as Home Visitors in the Australian Nurse-Family Partnership Program. This includes working in a strengths based, sustained home visiting program providing education and support to families from the antenatal period to their child’s second birthday. New graduates with previous nursing experience are encouraged to apply.

About the Role

The ANFPP Nurse Home Visitor (Registered Nurse or Registered Midwife) is responsible for providing comprehensive community health nursing services to Indigenous women and their families identified for the ANFP Program. The home visiting begins during the antenatal period and continues until the child is 2 years old.

Each Nurse Home Visitor will receive extensive training including Motivational Interviewing, assessment of Parent-Child Interaction, and the PIPE curriculum.

The Nurse Home Visitor is responsible for maintaining the highest standards in nursing practice and adherence to the ANFPP model, policies, procedures, guidelines and standards of the ANFPP, and of the Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service. The Nurse Home Visitor works closely with an Aboriginal Family Partnership Worker to empower families to thrive in a culturally safe way.

The ANFP Program is based on the evidence based Nurse-Family Partnership model developed by David Olds in the United States, and will closely follow that program. This includes regular Reflective Supervision.

Dimensions of the Position

The position reports directly to the Team Leader ANFPP (Nurse Supervisor).

Essential Criteria

  • Registered or eligible for registration as a Registered Nurse and/or Midwife with the AHPRA with two years nursing experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues that impact on Aboriginal people and Aboriginal communities.
  • An understanding of the principles of primary health care and strengths based models of care.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including intermediate computer skills and ability to use Patient Information Systems and Microsoft Windows based programs.
  • Ability to work autonomously, demonstrating efficient time management skills.
  • Willingness to undertake professional training.
  • Willingness to collaborate with Aboriginal Family Partnership Workers, Aboriginal Health Workers and other Aboriginal staff, to build and maintain therapeutic relationships with clients and their families.
  • Valid drivers licence.

Note: WACHS considers being a female as a genuine occupational qualification for the Nurse Home Visitor position and this qualification is authorised under s. 31 of the Anti—Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

Desirable Criteria

  • Recent experience in maternal/child health, community health or mental health nursing.
  • Experience in building therapeutic relationships and the maintenance of therapeutic boundaries.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to provide:

  1. A detailed response to the essential criteria listed above
  2. A copy of your current resume
  3. Details of 2 referees (one must be a current supervisor)
  4. Please send your completed application to karenj@wachs.net.au

All enquiries can be directed to Emma Ramsay on 02 6882 2751

Closing Date: 5pm Friday 13th of December 2019



Full Time - Aboriginal Health Worker - Healthy for Life Program - Wellington

Purpose of Position

This position is part of the Healthy for Life Program. This position provides direct patient contact and clinical support in the areas of Maternal and Child Health and Chronic Disease. It participates as a team member in health promotional activities in the area of Maternal and Child Health and Chronic Disease. It is committed to quality activities aimed at improving Indigenous health in the Wellington LGA.

Dimensions of the Position

The position reports directly to the Healthy 4 Life Program Manager.

Essential Criteria

  • Aboriginality
  • Certificate IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Practice)
  • Drivers licence
  • Demonstrated experience in providing health services to Aboriginal people in the community and/or primary health care nursing
  • Proven ability to work well within a service team
  • Demonstrated experience of working independently and/or showing initiative in relation to patient care
  • Understanding and knowledge of specialist medical, allied health and support services locally
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of respect for and compliance with culturally appropriate ways of working with Aboriginal individuals, families and communities
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the primary health care setting in a rural location
  • Computer literacy

Desirable Criteria

  • Previous general practice experience
  • Knowledge of chronic disease management

All essential criteria questions to be answered

Contact: Jay Forrester

Contact Number: (02) 6845 5400

Contact Email: JayF@wachs.net.au

Close Date: 22 Nov 2019



All applications should address the selection criteria along with a current resume and 2 current referee's.

Applications should be addressed to contact person and submitted via email by closing date.

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