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Aboriginal Health Worker Principal

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District - Wollongong, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time secondment relief to 2/1/2022 with possibility of an extension
Position Classification: Aboriginal Heallth Worker Principal
Remuneration: $88,645 - $92,474 pa
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ204367
Location: Warrawong
Closing Date: 7 March 2021

What you'll be doing

The Principal Aboriginal Health Worker (PAHW) position is part of the Aboriginal Health Chronic Care Unit (ACCU), tasked to provide education, preventative health awareness, chronic disease and other health related issues, and programs.

The position will have a lead role in the design, delivery, and evaluation for ACCU Programs & Services, such as Aunty Jean’s Programs & Outreach, as well as developing measures to ensure project sustainability. This will include working in partnership with other providers/ services to provide specialist care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This role will have a clinical component relating to screening and preventative care.

The PAHW will direct all aspects of this project including: building collaborative partnerships with internal and external; health care service providers across the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD); to increase access to health treatment and prevention services and to improve patient journey and outcomes.

The PAHW will ensure provision of clinical supervision and cultural support to AHWs across ISLHD. Basic screening and health checks will be required in this position. Formal training will be provided to the successful applicant so they can competently perform screening and checks, and refer appropriately. This role will include assisting other AHWs (incl. Aboriginal Health Practitioners) to develop relevant skills to deliver quality services. 
 
The PAHW will also support and develop models of care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to ensure safe and culturally appropriate specialised care and referral processes. The PAHW and other AHWs play a key role in combating the high burden of disease and mortality rates in Aboriginal communities by working within a primary health care framework to achieve better health outcomes and better access to health services. This will include community development and capacity building with other health services within ISLHD and non-ISLHD Health services.
 
 

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.

An eligibility list will be created for future temporary and permanent full-time and part-time positions.

Please note: Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.

National Police Checks will be undertaken on successful applicants. This position is designated as child-related employment and you will be required to obtain a Working With Children clearance from the Office of the Children’s Guardian. To apply, please go to https://wwccheck.ccyp.nsw.gov.au/Applicants/Application#

Successful applicants to the role must provide certified documentation of vaccination history and pathology as part of their recruitment documentation. The applicant must be certified as compliant with https://www1.health.nsw.gov.au/pds/Pages/doc.aspx?dn=PD2020_017 before employment can commence.

For further information visit: https://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/

Selection Criteria:

  1. Must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent (an applicant’s race is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised by Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977, NSW) and a demonstrated ability to effectively and sensitively liaise and communicate with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities and agencies.
  2. Relevant tertiary qualifications in a health promotion, public health, or clinical discipline, and/or extensive work related experience.
  3. Demonstrated application of health promotion principles and skills in planning, implementing and evaluating health promotion programs and activities (relating to improving the health and well-being of priority populations and building healthier places).
  4. Demonstrated effective organisational skills including managing competing priorities, problem solving and an ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team as well as independently to deliver agreed outcomes.
  5. Demonstrated development of partnerships and relationships across health services/ teams focused on quality improvement and capacity building to implement an Aboriginal health initiative.
  6. Demonstrated skills in delivery of Aboriginal primary health care, client assessment, referral and advocacy, and an ability to provide clinical supervision and cultural support, and leadership to Aboriginal Health Workers.
  7. Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills, and computer skills with an ability to maintain accurate records in appropriate clinical and/or non-clinical information systems, collate data to develop project planning and evaluation reports.
  8. Current drivers licence Class C and ability and willingness to travel within the LHD for work purposes.

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For role related queries or questions contact Zane Rice on [email protected]

Wollongong, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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