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Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service (AWAHS) is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces and values Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, health and wellbeing, child safety, diversity, and inclusion.

As a non-profit organisation, AWAHS was developed to provide and improve health outcomes for its local Aboriginal community, offering a range of culturally appropriate, flexible and professional services with focus on holistic health and wellbeing. Whilst primary care is at the forefront, AWAHS aims to nurture and maintain the overall quality of life for its community members.

Our benefits

Health & wellbeing

The health and wellbeing of our staff is integral to supporting the health and wellbeing of community.
There are a host of benefits, programs and people in place to support optimal health, including free weekly massages for all staff!

Work-life balance

We understand that life gets busy and our staff have other priorities outside of work.
We’re pleased to offer flexible working arrangements that support employees because we know that a balanced environment is testament to the teams success.

Cultural pride

As an Aboriginal community-controlled organisation we get to celebrate our culture in our work.
We observe significant days and events in a way which is meaningful to us and enjoy connection with community everyday!

Professional development

Through on-the-job training, traineeships and dedicated professional development events, we’re invested in empowering our team to achieve new skills that support career growth.

Generous incentives

From salary packaging and above-award salaries, to training opportunities and no expectation for overtime, a career at AWAHS is a balanced and rewarding choice.

Aboriginal Identified Position:

Working at AWAHS is an exciting experience where no two days are the same. Employees enjoy a dynamic work environment that is culturally diverse, friendly and supportive. Offering contemporary workspaces, opportunities for professional development across a multidisciplinary team, salary packaging benefits, and interesting and challenging work – a career at AWAHS is a rewarding experience.

To ensure transparency in the recruitment process, AWAHS advertises vacant position on this website and across other advertising mediums. We are unable to respond to unsolicited applications for jobs or keep CV’s on file.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community are encouraged to apply for all vacant positions.

To download a copy of the relevant position description or to apply for a role, click the tab below for the relevant vacancy.

An “Aboriginal Identified Position” refers to persons who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander only.

Aboriginality is a genuine, occupational qualification and is authorised by section 14 (d) of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act, 1977 NSW

What the team said

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Please include in your application

  • Current resume
  • A cover letter addressing the selection criteria. Maximum 2 pages
  • Copies of relevant qualifications

 

Department: Social Emotional Wellbeing Team
Employment Status: Full Time
Remuneration: $110,656 per annum + superannuation + excellent salary packaging tax benefits.
Closing Date: 28 April 2024

 

Organisation
Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service Inc. (AWAHS) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation. AWAHS provides first class Primary Health Care Services to the Aboriginal community who reside in Albury / Wodonga and surrounding areas. As a Bulk Billing Health Service there is no charge to our clients for the medical services provided.

 

Vision Statement
We support the Aboriginal community towards a better tomorrow. Our focus is to work alongside you to create generational health change.

 

Position Purpose
We’re seeking a dynamic individual to fill the role of Program Manager to lead our esteemed Social & Emotional Wellbeing Team (SEWB). 

Working closely with the CEO, this pivotal position is fundamental to our continued success and evolution.
As Senior Manager, you will spearhead the management, coordination performance and quality outcomes of our SEWB Team of 30 + people, taking on a leadership role in guiding, supporting, and mentoring our dedicated staff.
Your responsibilities will extend to ensuring the delivery of exemplary services through the implementation of best practices and rigorous quality control measures.

Relationships and Reporting Lines Supervision
The position reports directly to the CEO.

Your duties will also include:

  • Strategic Planning – Develop and implement goals for the department, focusing on client service excellence
  • Financial Management – Maintain operations within budgetary guidelines
  • Compliance – Ensure organisational compliance with legislation and guidelines for safe service delivery
  • NDIS Oversight – Manage NDIS programs within the department
  • Supervision and Support – Provide leadership and direction for effective service provision
  • Policy Contribution – Contribute to policy development and integrated service delivery
  • Reporting – Provide regular management reports and participate in departmental planning
  • General Duties: Participate in policy development, represent the organization, and ensure compliance with policies

You will need to:

  •  Hold a degree qualification in counselling, social work, or a related field and/or extensive community services management experience relevant to the role
  • Identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • Demonstrate understanding of issues related to the spiritual, social, and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal communities
  • Have proven experience in the implementation of Best Practice principles
  • Demonstrate experience in the development, management, administration, and evaluation of programs, preferably within the health and wellbeing field
  • Have a successful track record in managing staff and fostering a collaborative work environment
  • Possess strong budgeting and financial management skills
  • Hold a current Driver’s License

If you’re passionate about making a positive difference in the local Aboriginal community and positively impacting lives of others and possess the qualifications and leadership acumen to drive excellence within our organisation, we invite you to apply for this rewarding opportunity. Join us in our mission to enhance the wellbeing of our community and foster a culture of empowerment and resilience.

 

This position is subject to Section 50(d) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 and is only open to applicants of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent. Proof of descent will be required.

Position: Practice Nurse / Clinic Duty Officer
Department: Clinic Team
Employment: Casual – 3 days p/week
Award : Nurses Award 
Salary: As per contract
Date: November 2023

 



Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service (AWAHS) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation. AWAHS provides first class Primary Health Care Services to the Aboriginal community who reside in Albury / Wodonga and surrounding areas. As a Bulk Billing Health Service there is no charge to our clients for the medical services provided.

 



Vision Statement

We support the Aboriginal community towards a better tomorrow. Our focus is to work alongside you to create generational health change.

 



Position Purpose


The role provides supportive clinical care within primary healthcare & as part of a larger multi-disciplinary team whose focus is on improving health outcomes for the local Aboriginal community & others who use the service.

 

The Practice Nurse coordinates, monitors and provides primary health care services and support services to AWAHS general practitioners. There is a role in triaging client’s requests as part of day only appointments and coordinating the GP’s waitlist as the Clinic Duty Officer.

Relationships and Reporting Lines



Supervision

The position reports directly to the Clinic Manager of AWAHS.
Internal
The Nurse will work collaboratively with all other team members of AWAHS.
External
The person will be expected to liaise with key stakeholders who are involved in providing family-based services to the local community, as well to the Aboriginal community.

 



The Role and its Responsibilities

  • Triage acute presentation support along with general health screening and assessment.

  • First aid assistance with emergency procedures

  • Working closely with the clinic doctors and nurses around the assessment, preparation of management plans and health checks, involvement in disease specific clinics, referrals to allied health services, referrals to health programs, & regular review of recall register.

  • Coordination of clients within the multi-disciplinary team, including allied health services & external service providers.

  • Provision of information and feedback between the services, patients, and GP

  • Organising & referring clients for home medication reviews & supporting clients who attend the clinic for medication management.

  • Involvement in health promotion activities designed to promote client, staff & community wellbeing through health information, promotional brochures, community development & self-care initiatives.

  • Preventative health activities including health assessments, immunisations, & opportunistic health education.

  • Pathology collection & diagnostic procedures (e.g. ECG).

  • Assisting with minor procedures & wound care.

  • Infection control management and implementation.

  • Home support & assessment as required.

  • Provide education, training & support for Aboriginal Health Worker & Medical Students working within the clinic where requested.

  • Additional duties as directed by the Clinic Manager.


Administrative Tasks and Documentation

  • Maintain accurate client and program records and statistics as required.

  • Actively uphold the AWAHS philosophy, policies and procedures.

  • Participate in the ongoing development and implementation of policies which are sensitive to the identified health needs and concerns of Aboriginal people/communities and which reflect the principles of social justice and equity, by consultation, participation and advocacy in appropriate forums.

  • Maintain confidentiality.

  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of a supportive environment within the team.

  • Participate in the evaluation of the program’s services and group activities.

  • Work in accordance with the EEO, WH&S, Code of Conduct and safe working practices, policies and procedures of the Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service.


Professional and Workplace Conduct

  • Accept personal responsibility and be accountable for professional practice.

  • Participate in performance appraisal and supervision processes.

  • Maintain professional skills and knowledge via appropriate staff development activities.

  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills in recording and reporting information to the multidisciplinary team.

  • Participate in quality improvement activities.

  • Work as part of a team and actively participate in staff meetings.

  • Participate in research activities including the compilation of daily and monthly statistics on the services provided as required.

  • Work within the scope of practice outlined. 

  • Work within the clinical guidelines, policies and procedures of AWAHS.

  • Follow all WHS policies and procedures associated with conducting clinical activities within the client’s home (eg use of PPE).

 


Eligibility Criteria and Requirements

  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse (Division 1).
  • Nursing experience within primary health care is preferred.
  • Understanding of current health issues relevant to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities.
  • Demonstrated high level of written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Current drivers licence.

 


Employment Prerequisites

  • Current and clear Criminal Record Check.
  • Current and clear Working with Children Check.
  • Complete and appropriate for role Health Declaration Form.

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