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Vulnerable Families Coordinator

Western Sydney Local Health District - Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Employment Type: Temporary Full Time (Up to 12 months)
Position Classification: Health Manager Level 2
Remuneration: $49.47 - $58.68 per hour
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ236627

Where you'll be working
Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) is responsible for providing primary and secondary health care for people living in the Auburn, Blacktown, and The Hills Shire, Holroyd and Parramatta Local Government Areas (LGAs) and tertiary care to residents of the Greater Western Region. We are committed to our vision of 'better health services for the people of western Sydney and beyond' and to the delivery of health care or related services in line with our core values of collaboration, openness, respect and empowerment.

What you'll be doing
WSLHD and Department of Communities & Justice (DCJ) WSNBM District have a strong partnership which identifies opportunities for alignment of services, shared resources and improved service delivery in a range of areas of mutual concern including prevention and early intervention for at risk and vulnerable children, young people and their families.
As part of this Partnership, a Vulnerable Families Coordinator position was established within WSLHD to enable progression of a range of key initiatives identified through a Memorandum of Understanding developed by this Partnership. These include:
  • Provision of a central point of contact for DCJ-Community Services for at risk and vulnerable children and young people who have identified health needs
  • Management of internal and external referrals for children and young people identified by DCJ-Community Services as requiring health intervention
  • Supporting the implementation and ongoing management of the Pregnancy Family Meetings Project across WSLHD
  • Supporting the implementation of other key partnership initiatives including Making a Safe Home (MaSH) and the Whole Family Team Project across WSLHD
The position also manages The Hive Health Project (Check Ups Before Schools), a partnership project with The Hive / Uniting Way and will have involvement in the new Western Sydney Service Deliver Reform Project – Kids Early Years (KEYS).
People with disabilities who meet the selection criteria are encouraged to apply; and where required, WSLHD will implement reasonable adjustment consistent with industry standard.
Stepping Up aims to assist Aboriginal job applicants by providing information about applying for roles in NSW Health organisations. For more information, please visit: http://www.steppingup.health.nsw.gov.au/ Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
Please note: A person who is not an Australian citizen or a permanent resident is only eligible for temporary employment for a period not longer than the duration of their current visa or a period not shorter than the duration of the advertised position.
Selection Criteria:
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in a health related discipline and / or experience relevant to the role
  • Demonstrated experience in the delivery of health services to at risk and vulnerable children, young people and their families
  • Demonstrated understanding of child protection policy and practice and the needs of children and young people in out of home care, including the roles, responsibilities and functioning of health and human service agencies and non-government organisations involved in meeting these needs.
  • Demonstrated experience in project coordination and management, including the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of project deliverables.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, consult and negotiate effectively with senior executives, management, health staff, FACS staff and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated effective planning, organisational and problem solving skills and ability to work in a changing environment, to prioritise workload and meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

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For role related queries or questions contact Jo Fuller on jo.fuller@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 16th June 2021

Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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