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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:

Dubbo - ANFPP - Aboriginal Family Partnership Worker - Full Time

ABOUT THE POSITION

WACHS is seeking a full time Aboriginal Family Partnership Worker for the Australian Nurse-Family Partnership Program in Dubbo. The Australian Nurse-Family Partnership Program (ANFPP) is an evidence-based program for women pregnant with an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander baby. The program is based on the Nurse-Family Partnership® (NFP) model developed by Professor David Olds. It is a program of sustained and scheduled home visiting for first time mothers beginning during pregnancy and continuing until the child is two years old.

The program is funded by the Department of Health (DoH). The program has three main goals:

  • Improve child development
  • Improve pregnancy outcomes
  • Improve parental life course

More information about the Australian Nurse-Family Partnership Program can be found at anfpp.com.au.

The Aboriginal Family Partnership Worker will work closely with the Nurse Home Visitors, clients, and their families to ensure the cultural safety and effective delivery of the Program. The Aboriginal Family Partnership Worker will work collaboratively with all team members to assist in the assessment of the needs of clients and their families, plan and deliver interventions during home visits, and provide follow up and case management. The Aboriginal Family Partnership Worker is responsible for adherence to the ANFPP model, policies, procedures, guidelines and standards of the ANFPP, and of the Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service.

The Aboriginal Family Partnership Worker reports directly to the Team Leader of the WACHS ANFPP (Nurse Supervisor).

LOCATION FOR THIS POSITION

Aboriginal Child & Maternal Hub, Dubbo

IS IT AN ABORIGINAL OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER IDENTIFIED POSITION?

Yes

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Aboriginality
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to communicate with local Aboriginal people
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues that impact on Aboriginal people and Aboriginal communities
  • Experience in the provision of social support services and the ability to liaise and advocate on behalf of clients
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Experience in community participation and networking
  • Working with Children and Criminal Record check clearances and a current NSW Drivers Licence

Note: Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification for the above position and is authorised under Section 14D of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977

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

ENQUIRIES FOR POSITION

If you are interested in learning more about this role and applying for the above positions, please visit www.wachs.net.au/work-with-us for key selection criteria and additional requirements.

Contact Emma Ramsay on (02) 6882 2751 or email emmar@wachs.net.au

Please note all applications must address selection criteria listed above, and in the Position Description.

ADDRESS APPLICATIONS TO:

Karen Jarrett

Executive Assistant

Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service

KarenJ@wachs.net.au

CLOSING DATE

5pm, Friday 19thth June 2020



Dubbo - ANFPP - Nurse/Midwife Home Visitor - Full Time

ABOUT THE POSITION

Are you a Registered Nurse or Midwife who dreams of working in a holistic, client centred Program?

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?

WACHS is seeking a full time Nurse Home Visitor for the Australian Nurse-Family Partnership Program in Dubbo. The Australian Nurse-Family Partnership Program (ANFPP) is an evidence-based program for women pregnant with an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander baby. The program is based on the Nurse-Family Partnership® (NFP) model developed by Professor David Olds. It is a program of sustained and scheduled home visiting for first time mothers beginning during pregnancy and continuing until the child is two years old.

The program is funded by the Department of Health (DoH). The program has three main goals:

  • Improve child development
  • Improve pregnancy outcomes
  • Improve parental life course

More information about the Australian Nurse-Family Partnership Program can be found at anfpp.com.au.

The Nurse Home Visitor (NHV) can be a Registered Nurse and/or Registered Midwife. The Nurse Home Visitor, in collaboration with the Aboriginal Family Partnership Worker (AFPW), works to deliver culturally safe, responsive, appropriate and respectful home visits to women pregnant with an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander baby and their families in Dubbo, Wellington, Narromine, and Gilgandra. These home visits are developed and implemented in line with fidelity to the Australian Nurse-Family Partnership Program.

The Nurse Home Visitor will work closely with the Aboriginal Family Partnership Workers, clients, and their families to ensure the effective delivery of the Program. The Nurse Home Visitor will work collaboratively with all team members to assess the needs of clients and their families, plan and deliver interventions during home visits, and provide follow up. The Nurse Home Visitor is responsible for maintaining the highest standards in nursing and/or midwifery 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 reports directly to the Team Leader of the WACHS ANFPP (Nurse Supervisor).

LOCATION FOR THIS POSITION

Aboriginal Child & Maternal Hub, Dubbo

IS IT AN ABORIGINAL OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER IDENTIFIED POSITION?

No

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Registered or eligible for registration as a Registered Nurse and/or Midwife with the AHPRA
  • 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, and within a team, demonstrating efficient time management skills
  • 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
  • Working with Children and Criminal Record check clearances and current NSW 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).

ENQUIRIES FOR POSITION

If you are interested in learning more about this role and applying for the above positions, please visit www.wachs.net.au/work-with-us for key selection criteria and additional requirements.

Contact Emma Ramsay on (02) 6882 2751 or email emmar@wachs.net.au

Please note all applications must address selection criteria listed above, and in the Position Description.

ADDRESS APPLICATIONS TO:

Karen Jarrett

Executive Assistant

Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service

KarenJ@wachs.net.au

CLOSING DATE

5pm, Friday 19th June 2020



Full Time - Maternal & Child Health Nurse - Healthy 4 Life - Wellington

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Maternal and Child Health Nurse provides direct patient contact and clinical support in the area of Maternal and Child Health. The service provides immunisation, developmental and maternal screening, and advice on parenting, settling and behavioural management. The Program as a team member in health promotional activities in the area of Maternal and Child Health. We are committed to quality activities aimed at improving Indigenous health in the Wellington LGA.

IS IT AN ABORIGINAL OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER IDENTIFIED POSITION?

No

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THIS ROLE

  • Conduct immunisation for target group of children as directed by NSW Health directive
  • Participate in the organisation of the daily operation of the immunisation clinic e.g. ordering of vaccines etc.
  • Provide a reminder service for immunisation
  • Record and distribute data to AIR
  • Ensure services provided are accurately documented on file/recall sheet/care plan as per procedure
  • Conduct developmental monitoring for target group as directed by NSW Health
  • Refer children to appropriate services post screening
  • Promote activities for age appropriate development including pamphlets for parent education
  • Discuss and promote developmental issues including safety, growth and development
  • Provide support for ante-natal/post-natal mothers
  • Promote the Maternal and Child Health service
  • Comply with WACHS Clinical Procedures Manual and WACHS Policies and Procedures and Code of Conduct in delivery of service
  • Provide health checks and client support as required as part of the Healthy for Life/New Directions Mothers and Babies Service scheduled programs
  • Manage effective data capture processes and recording of patient information on Communicare ensuring security and accurate filing of all client files/records
  • Provide a monthly/annual activity report

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Essential Criteria

  • Registered nurse
  • Certified midwife
  • Accredited Child and Family Health Certificate
  • Immunisation accreditation or willingness to obtain
  • Hold a current NSW drivers licence
  • Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of Primary health care
  • Understand the principles of EEO and WHS.
  • Hold a valid WWC clearance and Criminal record check

Desirable Criteria

  • Minimum 12 months experience in Child and Family Health
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Computer literate

Note: Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification for the above position and is authorised under Section 14D of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 No. 48.

HOW TO APPLY / ENQUIRIES FOR POSITION

Applications to: Jay Forrester

Email: JayF@wachs.net.au

Phone: (02) 6845 5400

CLOSING DATE:

5pm, 12th of June 2020



Full Time - Aboriginal Health Practitioner - Healthy 4 Life - Wellington

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Aboriginal Health Worker role provides direct patient contact and clinical support in the areas of Chronic Disease Management and Maternal and Child Health. The role requires participation as a team member in health promotional activities in all areas of the Program. The position reports directly to the Team Leader – Healthy 4 Life.

IS IT AN ABORIGINAL OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER IDENTIFIED POSITION?

Yes

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ROLE

  • Provide the delivery of quality care and support in the areas of Maternal and Child Health, Women’s/Men’s Health and Chronic Disease 
  • Ensure services provided are accurately documented on file/recall sheet/care plan as per procedure 
  • Coordinate appointments and support for Healthy for Life programs including Maternal and Child Health and Chronic Disease 
  • Use equipment as per procedures, report any functional problems 
  • Coordinate client transport servicefor Healthy for Life scheduled programs 
  • Comply with WACHS Clinical Procedures Manual and WACHS Policies and Procedures and Code ofConduct in delivery of service 
  • Manage an effective client visitation program as required to support the program 
  • Provide support to clients in Wellington Hospital and follow up support following discharge 
  • Ensure services provided are accurately documented on fie/recall sheet/ care plan as per procedure 
  • Provide health checks and client support as required as part of Healthy for Life scheduled programs 
  • Actively promote Healthy for Life scheduled programs 
  • Utilise the availability of patient information brochures and posters 
  • Assist with the coordination of clinics to encourage the healthy lifestyle message 
  • Encourage patient contact and advice 
  • Promote health prevention strategies (e.g. reminder letters, highlight heart foundation day, diabetes awareness) 
  • Manage effective data capture processes and recording of patient information on Communicare 
  • Maintain secure and accurate filing of all clients files/records 
  • Provide a monthly/annual activity and evaluation report

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Essential Criteria

  • Aboriginality
  • Evidence of current enrolment Certificate IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care
  • NSW Drivers License
  • 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
  • Working with Children and Criminal Record check clearances.

Highly Desirable

  • Certificate IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care
  • AHPRA registration
  • Previous general practice experience
  • Knowledge of chronic disease management

HOW TO APPLY / ENQUIRIES FOR POSITION

Applications to: Jay Forrester

Email: JayF@wachs.net.au

Phone: (02) 6845 5400

CLOSING DATE:

5pm, 12th of June 2020



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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