Full Time - Aboriginal Family Partnership Worker - Western Sydney

GWAHS is seeking a passionate and self-motivated Aboriginal Family Partnership Worker to join the Australian Nurse Family Partnership Program team in Western Sydney. This includes working in a strengths based, sustained home visiting program providing support to families from the antenatal period to their child’s second birthday.

  • Western Sydney location
  • Use your skills to make a difference in Aboriginal health

About the Role

The ANFP Home Visiting Program involves Aboriginal Family Partnership Workers and Nurses visiting indigenous women and their families identified for the ANFP program to provide comprehensive community health nursing services. The home visiting begins during the antenatal period and continues until the child is 2 years old.

The Family Partnership Worker will work closely with the Home Visiting Nurses and the identified families to ensure the effective operation of the program. The Family Partnership Worker will accompany Home Visiting Nurses on their visits to families. The Family Partnership Worker will have a liaison role with other agencies and organizations to support family’s wellbeing.

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.

Dimensions of the Position

The position reports directly to the Team Leader ANFPP (Nurse Supervisor) and is based in Mount Druitt NSW.

Essential Criteria

  • Aboriginality
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to communicate with local Aboriginal people
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to Aboriginal culture and history, and current issues affecting the lives of Aboriginal people
  • Experience in the provision of social support services
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Display an understanding of the individuals rights to determine their own path in life
  • Current drivers licence
  • Understanding of EEO, WHS, EAPS and Ethical works practices and the ability to implement and modelthese standards within the workplace

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience in community participation

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 Nurse Home Visitor position and this qualification is authorised under s. 31 of the Anti—Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

How to Apply

Applicants are required to provide:

  1. A detailed response to the essential criteria listed above in the position description, available at www.gwahs.net.au
  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@gwahs.net.au
  • Contact: Nicola Penn
  • Email: karenj@gwahs.net.au
  • Phone: 02 8869 4100
  • Application closing date: Monday, 17 February 2020

Full Time - Nurse Home Visitor - Mt Druitt

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?

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?

GWAHS 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. Full time positions available.

More information about ANFPP can be found at www.anfpp.com.au

The position reports directly to the Team Leader ANFPP (Nurse Supervisor) and is based in Mount Druitt NSW.

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 and in the position description, available at www.wachs.net.au
  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
  • Contact: Nicola Penn - ANFPP Team Leader
  • Email: karenj@wachs.net.au
  • Phone: 02 8869 4100
  • Application closing date: Monday, 17 February 2020

Full Time - Specialist Director - Wellington ACHS

This volunteer role will appeal to people who are passionate about contributing to the growth of our expanding Aboriginal Health Service. We are seeking two applicants who have the expertise working in a current or previous role that can provide a combination of experience in the following areas:

Essential Criteria

  • Completion of formal Governance qualifications ie AICD or willingness to undertake.
  • Possess a good understanding of the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health sector
  • Understanding and knowledge of Closing the Gap Initiative
  • Exercise good governance of the organisation and guide the strategic direction
  • Demonstrated expertise in developing effective strategic partnerships
  • Clinical governance and risk management experience
  • The ability to understand the needs of diverse communities
  • Help to grow our network of stakeholders and supporters
  • Reside in the Dubbo Regional Council Shire and are an active community member

Desirable Criteria

  • Be of ATSI descent
  • Previous or current mainstream board experience
  • Human resources experience with relation to contracts between NFP and government funded agencies, legal agreements, and industrial relations requirements
  • Experience in the legal environment working for or with a not-for-profit organization Desirable
  • Experience assessing and sourcing funding for not-for-profits
  • Experience in the Primary Health Care environment

To request and application package, please contact;

Post: Attn: EOI Specialist Director Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service

28 Maxwell Street,

PO Box 236 Wellington NSW 2820

Fax: (02) 6845 5445

NOTE: All qualifications and experience needs to be detailed in the EOI application and will be reviewed prior to board selection. Disclosure of any relationship with any staff members currently working at WACHS would be required during the application process

  • Contact: Darren Green
  • Email: darreng@wachs.net.au
  • Phone: 02 6845 5400
  • Application closing date: Friday, 24 January 2020