- There are no closing date for any listed vacancy. Applications are assessed as received and interviews scheduled accordingly. Bega Garnbirringu Health Service reserves the right to withdraw any vacancy listed without further notice, therefore we encourage interested candidates to submit their application without delay;
- Applications will be assessed as received and interviews scheduled accordingly;
- Applications received without a cover letter will not be accepted;
- All advertised positions may require one or more of the following:
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About the Role
Within a multi-disciplinary and professional team context, provide an ethical accountable, and culturally appropriate social work service to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community of the Goldfields region. This includes therapeutic intervention, community development, professional consultation, and community education.
Provide direction to the Community Engagement Workers and ensure a comprehensive program of activities is maintained and carried out.
To be considered for this position:
- Tertiary qualifications in Social Work and eligible for full membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers of the Society of Professional Social Workers;
- Demonstrated ability to provide a social work service, based on sound knowledge of the psycho/social/emotional health and lifecycle factors impacting upon social and emotional health and wellbeing ie alcohol and drug misuse, loss, family breakdown, family and domestic violence ect;
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of cultural factors and social determinants particularly relating to Aboriginal Health;
- Current knowledge and ability to plan, develop, implement and evaluate individual and group treatment programs;
- Demonstrated efficient and effective time and caseload management skills;
- Demonstrated ability to work independently or as a member of a multi-disciplinary team;
- High developed written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to relate well to others and demonstrated ability to develop strong and productive partnerships with the Aboriginal Community, Bega employees and liaise effectively with key stakeholders;
- Demonstrated commitment to confidentiality and a high level of accuracy
- Current WA Drivers Licence
About the Role
This position will be a key point of contact for potential participants and families as well as the NDIA and will assist community members to test their eligibility for the NDIS and support the Participant Pathway process working in and alongside the Remote Community Connector and NDIA staff.
You will be required to undergo training with the NDIS and work collaboratively with other agencies.
Under the direction of the Assistant Manager Primary Health, you will be required to meet all required obligations and KPI’s as set by the NDIA and assist with coordinator of the Scheme’s plan and development process.
To be considered for this position:Must have a clinical or allied health background (e.g Aboriginal Health Practitioner, Enrolled or Registered Nurse, Social Worker, Counsellor ect);
- An informed understanding and knowledge of the impact of disability on daily life and how reasonable and necessary supports can impact on a person’s ability to participate in community and economic life;
- Ability to facilitate professional introductions and establish relationships between participants, their families and other relevant stakeholders, service providers and pathway supports;
- Contributing to the planning, monitoring and reporting of the programs objectives and outcomes;
- Providing a high level of leadership to NDIS Remote Community Connectors;
- Delivering direct client care within a professional practice including educational information and health promotion;
- Coordinating and managing service responses for individuals with ongoing and/or complex needs, including managing referrals to external agencies when required;
- Liaising with external agencies in order to establish and nurture key working relationships;
- Sound working knowledge and overview about the communities of the Goldfields;
- Work effectively as a member of a team in an environment of competing priorities;
- Working with Vulnerable Persons clearance and National Police Check;
- Current WA Drivers Licence
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Early Childhood Support (ECS) Program
The purpose of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Early Childhood Support (ECS) program is to approach, engage and support children under 7 years with developmental delay or disability through timely access to early intervention supports delivered by community service providers. The aim of the NDIS ECS approach is to support families to assist children to gain and use functional skills to participate meaningfully in their daily activities and achieve the best possible outcomes throughout their life. This will be achieved through delivery of the following functions:
- Use culturally appropriate evidence based screening to identify children (under 7 years of age) with possible developmental delay and/or permanent disability.
- Work with Remote Community Connectors (RCCs) to assist with connecting children/families to the Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS).
- Undertake further assessment by qualified professionals of developmental delay and provide advice on early supports/services to address that delay.
- Refer to mainstream and/or existing early childhood support/service providers.
- Refer for diagnostic services where required.
- Refer to Evidence, Access & Coordination of Planning (EACP) where access to the NDIS is required.
- Delivery of initial supports (for children under 7 years of age) including:
- Early intervention for children with mild developmental delay or disability who do not require long term early childhood intervention support.
- Some interventions and recommendations for children who require longer term early childhood intervention.
- Delivery of some Hearing Pathway functions.
Occupational Therapist – $128,745 p/a total package
Physiotherapist – $128,745 p/a total package
Speech Therapist – $128,745 p/a total package
Child Psychologist – $139,695 p/a total package
If you believe you are up for the challenge and possess the appropriate skill set, please submit a covering letter addressing the essential selection criteria and tell us why you are the best candidate for this exciting position.
Community Outreach Liaison Officer – Schools Program
Under the direction of the Maternal Child Health Coordinator, you will provide client support including transport administrative assistance for the schools team in an effective and efficient manner which fully supports the delivery of high quality, culturally appropriate services and activities.
To be considered for this role, you must have an understanding of administrative/clerical procedures; intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office software; efficient and effective time management skills; highly developed written and verbal communication skills; current WA Drivers Licence and Working with Children Check; a deep and empathetic understanding of issues affecting ATSI people.
Community Engagement Worker
The purpose of this position is to provide and facilitate support for our clients to access relevant services to address homelessness, substance misuse, violence and social dysfunction.
Under the direction of the Social Worker, you will promote individual and community wellbeing, reduce substance abuse through the provision of referral and access to culturally appropriate AOD prevention, education, treatment, rehabilitation and aftercare services for the ATSI people of the Goldfields region, including Ninga Mia and Boulder camp.
Aboriginality is essential to the Community Engagement Worker position under Section 50D of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984.
Midwife / Registered Nurse – Mobile Clinic
Bega Garnbirringu Health Service (Bega) are currently seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified and committed applicants to fill the role of Registered Nurse/Midwife (Mobile Clinic).
- The Registered Nurse/Midwife is responsible for the delivery of quality primary health care to pregnant women and other clients of the Goldfields.
- You must be able to undertake scheduled travel within the Goldfields region on a regular basis, up to 4-5 days at a time and have an interest in developing and maintaining effective networks, alliances and relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, families and other Health Organisations.
- Due to the remote nature of this work, we require our Mobile Clinic team to have at least 2 years Primary Health Care experience.
- You must hold a current AHPRA registration as a Registered Nurse, hold a current “MR” or higher WA drivers licence (or willing to obtain); police certificate (not older than 6 months); current working with children’s check;