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Indigenous Liaison Service Coordinator

Queensland Health - West Moreton Hospital and Health Service - Brisbane City, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Full Job Description
  • Permanent Full-time opportunity
  • Exciting opportunity to maintain links and work collaboratively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Workers, Government Departments, Not for Profit Organisations and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community to strengthen the interface between WMHHS and community services.
Job Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full-time
Location: Brisbane - West,Ipswich region
Contact Name: Christopher Hicks
Contact Number: 0401208997
Closing Date: 07-JUN-21

About the role

The WMHHS Indigenous Hospital Liaison Service provides support and assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients, families and Community across all facilities in the West Moreton Hospital and Health Service. The Indigenous Hospital Liaison Officers work collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams within the West Moreton Hospital and Health Service to ensure that culturally appropriate, sensitive services contribute to the improved health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The WMHHS Indigenous Liaison Service is a key component to the Integrated Care High Performance Care System model. The model provides case management, care navigation and health coaching to support patients to access appropriate services across multiple care providers and to better navigate the health system. The coordinator will have the responsibility for the oversight and development of the Indigenous Hospital Liaison Service across the West Moreton Hospital and Health Service.

To perform this role, it essential that the person who holds the position be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. It is therefore a genuine occupational requirement under section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 the applications are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. An Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person is a person who:

identifies as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Islander person; and
is of Aboriginal and/or Torres Islander descent; and
is accepted as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person by the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community in which he or she lives.

About you

Our ideal candidate will be someone who can demonstrate the following:

Ability to combine your lived experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family structures, culture, practices and protocols with advanced management skills and advanced mental health and/or addictions knowledge and understanding of historical practices to deliver culturally responsive services.
Proven ability to lead, develop and manage cultural services by using your cultural expertise, community connections and leadership skills to establish strong relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples within West Moreton Health.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (including patients, carers and communities) within a health-related context with a clear understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, protocols and health related policies.
Highly developed written and verbal communication, interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively within a multidisciplinary clinical team.
Demonstrated ability to actively participate in a working environment supporting quality human resource management practices including employment equity, anti-discrimination, occupational health and safety and ethical behaviour.

Benefits

17.5% annual leave loading, 12.75 % employer contribution to superannuation. Other employment benefits may include: professional development, salary sacrificing options, wellness programs and the Employee Assistance Service (EAS).

To apply

Further information regarding this role please download and read the attached Role Description and Information Packages. You will need to submit your Cover Letter, CV or Resume including the names and contact details of two referees and a short response (maximum 1-2 pages) on how your experience, abilities, knowledge and personal qualities are relevant to the role. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for all West Moreton Health vacancies.This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License.

Brisbane City, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work




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