Mt Druitt - ANFPP Nurse Home Visitor - Full Time

ABOUT THE POSITION

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

The Nurse Home Visitor (NHV), in collaboration with 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 the Blacktown and Nepean LGA’s. 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 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).

IS IT AN ABORIGINAL OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER IDENTIFIED POSITION?

No

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Essential Criteria

  • 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 undertake professional training and ability to travel to access 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.
  • Current Drivers Licence and Working with Children and Criminal Record check clearances.

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

  • Experience working in community health and in particular home visitation.
  • Experience in building therapeutic relationships and the maintenance of therapeutic boundaries.

ADDRESS APPLICATIONS TO

Karen Jarrett - Executive Assistant

Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service

KarenJ@wachs.net.au

  • Contact: Nicola Penn
  • Email: nicolap@gwahs.net.au
  • Phone: (02) 8869 4100
  • Application closing date: Friday, 12 June 2020

Mt Druitt - Connected Beginnings - Aboriginal Community Health Worker - Full Time

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Connected Beginnings Aboriginal Community Health Worker is responsible for facilitating healthcare screening and access to children referred into the Doonside and/or Mount Druitt Connected Beginnings Projects. This includes engaging families for health care for birth to five-year-old children to facilitate better outcomes by the time they start school with a focus on the following domains.

  • physical health and wellbeing
  • social competence
  • emotional maturity
  • language and cognitive skills
  • Communication skills and general knowledge.

This project delivers the health component of the Connected Beginnings Projects that are led by education agencies Ngroo, Mount Druitt and Ngallu Wal, Doonside.

The primary duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintain positive partnerships with key stakeholders
  • Engage Aboriginal Families and Children in their healthcare journey
  • Perform health and developmental screening and referrals
  • Written communication in files, letters and report writing
  • Contribute to data collectionfor the Connected Beginnings Project
  • Facilitate culturally appropriate healthcare for Aboriginal children living within Doonside and Mount Druitt regions
  • Participate in service planning with services and agencies as directed by supervisor
  • Participate in case conferences and family planning meetings
  • Actively participate in staff appraisal and staff supervision processors
  • Participate in quality and accreditation activities as per the direction of the supervisor

IS IT AN ABORIGINAL OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER IDENTIFIED POSITION?

Yes

DIMENSIONS OF THE POSITION

The position reports directly to the (Greater Western Aboriginal Health Service) GWAHS Connected Beginnings Team Leader

Essential Criteria

  1. Aboriginality
  2. Qualification of Aboriginal Health Practitioner (Clinical) with current registration with APHRA
  3. Experience in clinical or community base health care
  4. Excellence in team work
  5. Excellent communication skills with children, families and service partners
  6. Experience in clinical and case management of clients
  7. Demonstrated time management and the ability to prioritise tasks
  8. Knowledge and understanding of the issues that impact on Aboriginal people and Aboriginal communities.
  9. Current Driver’s License
  • Contact: Clair Padilla
  • Email: clairp@gwahs.net.au
  • Phone: (02) 9836 7300 or 0439 092 446
  • Application closing date: Tuesday, 02 June 2020

Mt Druitt - Connected Beginnings - Child Healthcare Worker - Full Time

ABOUT THE POSITION

Greater Western Aboriginal Health service is seeking an experienced and professional Aboriginal Child Health Care Worker to assist our Connected Beginnings - Child Health Team

The Aboriginal Child Health Care worker will be required to work with the Current Connected Beginnings Community programs.

The Connected Beginnings Aboriginal Child health care Worker is responsible for facilitating healthcare screening and access to children referred into the Doonside and/or Mount Druitt Connected Beginnings Projects. This includes engaging families for health care for birth to five-year-old children to facilitate better outcomes by the time they start school with a focus on the following domains.

  • physical health and wellbeing
  • social competence
  • emotional maturity
  • language and cognitive skills
  • Communication skills and general knowledge.

This project delivers the health component of the Connected Beginnings Projects that are led by education agencies Ngroo, Mount Druitt and Ngallu Wal, Doonside.

The Child Healthcare Worker is required to provide a holistic culturally sensitive evidenced based clinical care and health promotion/education to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.

  • Work with and support the work of the Connected Beginnings Health workers in delivering the required services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families to continuously improve the quality of Child Health and Education Services
  • Provide advice and support to improve the clinical practice of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander

IS IT AN ABORIGINAL OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER IDENTIFIED POSITION?

No

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current unencumbered NSW Class C drivers Licence, a willingness to travel and ability to drive a vehicle between sites
  • Working with Children and Criminal Record check clearances.
  • Certificate 3 or higher in child health/development

DESIRABLE CRITERIA

Aboriginality

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA 

  1. Certificate 3 or higher in Child Health/ Development.
  2. Experience in clinical or community base health care
  3. Excellence in team work
  4. Excellent communication skills with children, families and service partners
  5. Experience in clinical and case management of clients
  6. Demonstrated time management and the ability to prioritise tasks
  7. Knowledge and understanding of the issues that impact on Aboriginal people and Aboriginal communities
  8. Current Driver’s License
  • Contact: Clair Padilla
  • Email: clairp@gwahs.net.au
  • Phone: (02) 9836 7300 or 0439 092 446
  • Application closing date: Tuesday, 02 June 2020