Senior Aboriginal Health Worker - Chronic Care Team (Miller Community Health Centre) - Temp F/T

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Aboriginal Health Worker Senior
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South Western Sydney Local Health District
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REQ76150 Requisition #
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Employment Type: Temporary Full Time until 30 June 2020
Position Classification: Aboriginal Health Worker Senior
Remuneration: $1633.47 - 1696.84 per week
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ76150


In this role Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised by section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1997.
                                                   
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South Western Sydney is an exciting, interesting and dynamic place to live and work. South Western Sydney is home to a mixture of metropolitan and rural communities which is culturally diverse. South Western Sydney has a very significant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community, especially in Campbelltown, Wollondilly, Camden, Wingecarribee and Liverpool.

Transforming Your Experience is SWSLHDs key strategy to positively transform how our patients, consumers, staff and communities experience our organisation and services. Our vision is that our care is always safe, high quality and personalised and all our staff are supported and empowered to achieve their full potential. SWSLHD upholds the CORE Values – Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment. The Transforming Your Experience Strategy provides us with a clear direction for working together to deliver safe and high quality health services and build the health of our communities – now and into the future.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
South Western Sydney Local Health District is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disability are encouraged to apply for all internal and externally advertised positions. If you require assistance, please advise the contact person at the time of your application.

Where you'll be working:
Primary & Community Health refers to a range of community based prevention, early intervention, assessment, acute/post-acute treatment, health maintenance and continuing care services designed to improve or maintain the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities.

What you'll be doing
The position is responsible for the provision of culturally safe, patient centred care coordination services to Aboriginal patients and their families with chronic and/or complex needs.
The position will work collaboratively with a clinician to provide assessment, care coordination, and education to patients, families and carers that takes into account clinical, psychosocial and cultural needs.
The position will have leadership responsibilities including supervision of staff, cultural mentoring and active participation in service development activities including collection and analysis of data.

Selection Criteria

  • This is an Identified Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Position. Applicants for this position must be of Aboriginal descent through parentage, identification as being Aboriginal and being accepted in the community as such. Exemption is claimed under Section 14 of the Anti Discrimination Act 1977.
  • Relevant qualifications including but not limited to Certificate IV in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care or relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the range of factors that have influenced the health status of Aboriginal communities.
  • Demonstrated ability to inform and support the development of culturally safe Aboriginal health programs/services and their implementation.
  • Ability to undertake health/social needs assessments that demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of Aboriginal culture and social issues in relation to health matters; and make referrals to community service providers.
  • Demonstrated ability to play a leadership role within a multidisciplinary team and to supervise staff.
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills and computer literacy.


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For role related queries or questions contact Shannon Thorne on 8781 8001 or 0447 397 425 email Shannon.Thorne@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 25/11/18

Interview Date Range: 26/11/18 - 30/1/18                

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