Aboriginal Health Worker - Homeless Health Service

Aboriginal Health Worker - Homeless Health Service

30 Jun
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St Vincent's Health Australia
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Sydney

30 Jun

St Vincent's Health Australia

Sydney

Sydney NSW



$54,220 - $79,857 a year



Position Title: Aboriginal Health Worker - Homeless Health Service



Employment Type: Maximum Term, Full-Time



Hours per week: 38 hours per week



Position Grade: Aboriginal Health Education Officer (Non-Graduate)



Salary: $54,220 - $79,857 AUD Annual



Enterprise Agreement: The Named NSW (Non-Declared) Affiliated Health Organisations' Professional & Associated Staff Agreement 2009



Department Name: Homeless Health Service



Position Summary:



A vacancy exists in the above unit for a highly motivated Aboriginal Health Worker (AHW) – non-graduate, to engage with and support people experiencing or at risk of homelessness who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.





Working within a harm minimisation strengths-based framework, the AHW will support people experiencing or at risk of homelessness that identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander to access mainstream health services of their choice. The AHW will work closely with the Homeless Health Service staff in an outreach capacity to ensure culturally respectful and safe care will be provided to people experiencing or at risk of homelessness who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. The AHW will have an important role in advocacy on behalf of their clients and will Develop and maintain effective networks with both internal and external stakeholders . The AHW will assist in the development, implementation and evaluation of health promotion and health education initiatives undertaken by the Homeless Health Service.



The position is full-time, working 8:00 am – 4:30 pm weekdays with occasional early starts. Maximum -term until 30/06/2021 with the possibility of extending the contract.



This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information and how to apply, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/working-with-children/working-with-children-check



About St Vincent's Health Network Sydney:



St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is made up of three public hospitals, St Vincent's Hospital Sydney, Sacred Heart Health Service and St Joseph's Hospital at Auburn. We are part of St Vincent's Health Australia, the largest diversified health care organisation within Australia's not for profit Catholic health care sector. As a Catholic health and aged care service provider, our mission is to bring God's love to those in need through the healing ministry of Jesus, with a commitment to those who are poor and vulnerable.



We are committed to equal employment opportunity, ethical practices, and the principles of cultural diversity and promote a smoke free work environment. Appropriate criminal record and child protection checks are conducted for all successful candidates.



Employment with St Vincent's is subject to you having current immunity status that complies with the Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases - Policy Directive Immunisation history complies with NSW Health Policy Directive 2020_017. Appointment and ongoing employment will be subject to continued compliance with the policy directive.



St Vincent's Health Network Sydney has an Australian Taxation Office (ATO) approved salary packaging scheme in place to increase the take home pay of staff. For information about the scheme go to https://www.smartsalary.com.au/



Application Instructions:



St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is committed to reconciliation and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for all advertised positions. When applying for the position, Applicants will be required to upload a recent Resume as well as a separate Cover Letter addressing the Selection Criteria for the position as outlined below. External applicants are to upload their Cover Letter alongside their Resume when reaching the ‘My Experience tab >Resume/CV> Upload. For Internal applicants, this document is to be uploaded further down the page alongside your Resume under Resume/CV> Upload.



Selection Criteria:



- Personal integrity and demonstrated commitment to the Philosophy, Mission and Values of Mary Aikenhead Ministries and St Vincent’s Health Australia.

- Must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent (NB applicant’s race is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised by Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977, NSW).

- Demonstrated cultural awareness and understanding of people who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and how to engage and support people to access mainstream health services.

- Demonstrated awareness of the issues that face people experiencing or at risk of homelessness who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.

- Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and within the interdisciplinary team and demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development

- Demonstrated computer literacy with email and an electronic patient record system

- Well-developed written and verbal communication skills

- Current Drivers Licence.



An example on how to address the selection criteria is provided in the link below in order to assist you with completing your application.



Applicants that do not address the selection criteria will have their application automatically culled.



Position Description and Critical Job Demands Checklist:



Review the following documents:



JR112736_How to upload and address the selection criteria 2020.pdf



JR112736_HOT AHW JDC (1).pdf



JR112736_AHW PD Non-Graduate Capability Level 1.pdf



Contact Details:



Nursing Unit Manager, Erin Longbottom, 04677727784, [email protected] Er



Alternate Contact:



Closing Date:



14 July 2020 11:59pm

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