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WACHS is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation which strives to provide holistic health care to enhance the health and emotional well-being of the Aboriginal and non Aboriginal community of Wellington and surrounding districts.


All applications should address the selection criteria along with a current resume and 2 current referee's.

Applications should be addressed to contact person and submitted via email by closing date.



We are currently seeking applications for the following position/s:


Aboriginal Family Partnership Worker


Position Location

Brisbane Street, Dubbo

Type of employment

Full time

Hours per week

38

Is this an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander identified position

Yes

Minimum Qualifications

  • Aboriginality
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to communicate with local Aboriginal people
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues that impact on Aboriginal people and Aboriginal communities
  • Experience in the provision of social support services and the ability to liaise and advocate on behalf of clients
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Experience in community participation and networking
  • Working with Children and Criminal Record check clearances and a current NSW Drivers Licence

About The Position

The Australian Nurse-Family Partnership Program (ANFPP) is a national program, working with first time Mum's having an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander baby from pregnancy until the child's second birthday. The Aboriginal Family Partnership Worker is an essential member of the home visiting team, supporting staff to ensure the Program is provided in a culturally safe, responsive and respectful manner. The Aboriginal Family Partnership Worker works closely with the Nurse Home Visitor to form long term therapeutic relationships with women and their families, with the aim of improving health through pregnancy and beyond; supporting clients to be the best parents they can be; and working with the client to develop a vision for the future. Core and additional training and support are provided at a site and national level. To apply for this position please ensure you review the position on the WACHS website and follow the directions, including provision of a cover letter addressing the selection criteria.

Closing Date

19 March 2021

Position Enquiries

Contact Emma Ramsay on 02 6882 2751 or email emmar@wachs.net.au

Applications

Address to Karen Jarrett by email KarenJ@wachs.net.au


Registered Nurse or Midwife (Nurse Home Visitor) - ANFPP


Position Location

Brisbane Street, Dubbo

Type of employment

Full time

Hours per week

38

Is this an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander identified position

No

Minimum Qualifications

  • Registered or eligible for registration as a Registered Nurse and/or Midwife with the AHPRA
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues that impact on Aboriginal people and Aboriginal communities
  • An understanding of the principles of primary health care and strengths based models of care
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including intermediate computer skills and ability to use Patient Information Systems and Microsoft Windows based programs
  • Ability to work autonomously, and within a team, demonstrating efficient time management skills
  • Willingness to collaborate with Aboriginal Family Partnership Workers, Aboriginal Health Workers and other Aboriginal staff, to build and maintain therapeutic relationships with clients and their families
  • Working with Children and Criminal Record check clearances and current NSW Drivers Licence
  • 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).

About The Position

We are looking for a passionate and strengths based Registered Nurse and/or Midwife for the Australian Nurse-Family Partnership Program (ANFPP). The ANFPP is a comprehensive national primary health care program, working with first time Mum's having an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander baby from pregnancy until the child's second birthday. The Nurse Home Visitor (RN and/or RM) works closely with the Aboriginal Family Partnership Worker to form long term therapeutic relationships with women and their families, with the aim of improving health through pregnancy and beyond; supporting clients to be the best parents they can be; and working with the client to develop a vision for the future. Core and additional training and support are provided at a site and national level, inclusive of flights and accommodation. To apply for this position please send a cover letter addressing the essential criteria, and resume, to the contact person listed.

Please note applications which do not include a cover letter addressing selection criteria may not be considered.

Closing Date

19 March 2021

Position Enquiries

Contact Emma Ramsay on 02 6882 2751 or email emmar@wachs.net.au

Applications

Address to Karen Jarrett by email KarenJ@wachs.net.au


Tobacco Action Worker


Position Location

Darling Street, Dubbo

Type of employment

Full time

Hours per week

38

Is this an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander identified position

Yes

Minimum Qualifications

  • Certificate IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care and willingness to undertake Cert IV course.

About The Position

Tobacco Action Worker will be required to travel on a regular basis and provide education, prevention and awareness around the effects of tobacco smoke and encourage a healthy lifestyle.

Closing Date

7 April 2021

Position Enquiries

Contact Chris AhSee on 02 6882 2757 or email chrisa@wachs.net.au

Applications

Address to Melissa Mills by email melissam@wachs.net.au


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