Mount Druitt - Aboriginal Family Partnership Worker - ANFPP - 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:

  1. Improve child development
  2. Improve pregnancy outcomes
  3. Improve parental life course

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Essential Criteria

  • Aboriginality
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to communicate with local Aboriginal people
  • Demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to Aboriginal culture and history, and current issues affecting lives of Aboriginal people
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues that impact on Aboriginal people and Aboriginal communities
  • Experience in the provision of social support services
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Willingness to undertake professional training
  • Display an understanding of the individuals rights to determine their own path in life
  • Working with Children and Criminal Record check clearances and a current NSW Drivers Licence

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 No. 48.

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 allyrah@gwahs.net.au

All enquiries can be directed to Nicola Penn or Allyra Hulme on 02 8869 4100.

  • Contact: Allyra Hulme
  • Email: allyrah@gwahs.net.au
  • Phone: (02) 8869 4100
  • Application closing date: Wednesday, 21 October 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 teamwork
  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

Wellington - Prison to Work - Pilot Program - Full Time

ABOUT THE POSITION

A new program is helping to actively improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men who have had interactions with the criminal justice system.

The Prison to Work program is offered by the Wellington Aboriginal Community Health Service (WACHS) and supports clients from the wider western NSW region, including at Dubbo, Walgett and Brewrrina.

This position is a full time contract until June 2021 with the possibility of extension.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Aboriginality
  • Experience working in Aboriginal communities, health and health related services
  • Proven ability to case manage Aboriginal clients
  • Demonstrated experience in program planning & reporting
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills and demonstrated ability to lead groups
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrated ability to create partnerships that support men’s health
  • Knowledge of the community corrections, juvenile justice, probation and parole environments
  • Ability to travel within NSW
  • NSW Unrestricted Licence

SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO

Darren Green 
Team Leader – Learning and Development 
(02) 6845 9300 
darreng@wachs.net.au

  • Contact: Darren Green
  • Email: darreng@wachs.net.au
  • Phone: (02) 6845 9300
  • Application closing date: Friday, 09 October 2020