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Aboriginal Health Worker Homeless Health Service

St Vincent's Health Australia - Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Position Title: Homeless Health Service Aboriginal Health Worker

Employment Type: Maximum Term, Full-Time

Hours per week: 38 hours per week (occasional early starts as required)

Position Grade: Aboriginal Health Education Officer Non-Graduate

Salary: $54,383.00 - $80,097.00 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 role, to engage with and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Working within a harm minimisation strengths-based framework, the AHW will support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experiencing or at risk of homelessness to access health services of their choice. The AHW will work closely with the Homeless Health Service staff in an outreach capacity to ensure the provision of culturally respectful and safe care and will have an important role in advocacy on behalf of their clients. The AHW will develop and maintain effective networks with both internal and external stakeholders and will assist in the cultural development, implementation and evaluation of health promotion and health education initiatives undertaken by the Homeless Health Service.

The position is full-time, working 8am – 4:30pm weekdays with occasional early starts. Maximum-term up to 30/10/2021 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 Occupational Assessment, Screening & Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases - Policy Directive PD 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/

What we offer:

  • Generous salary packaging and Fitness Passport for eligible staff
  • Opportunity to access a large range of clinical and non-clinical education programs
  • Supported post graduate opportunities within applicable fields
  • Careers development opportunities across the St Vincent’s Health Australia Network.
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Work/Life balance

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 awareness of the impact that homelessness has on the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Demonstrated awareness of the issues that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people may face when accessing health services and the ability to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait people experiencing homelessness to access health services of their choice.
  • 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 and upload selection criteria is provided in the attachment below in order to assist you with completing your application.

Please ensure you review the instructions on how to upload this document as applicants that do not address the selection criteria may have their application automatically culled.

Position Description and Critical Job Demands Checklist:

Review the following documents:

JR115454_AHW PD Non-Graduate Capability Level 1.pdf

JR115454_HOT AHW Job Demands Checklist and Health Declaration Form.pdf

JR115454_How to upload and address the selection criteria 11.01.21.pdf

Contact Details:

Erin Longbottom, Homeless Health Service Nursing Unit Manager, 0467727784, erin.longbottom@svha.org.au

Alternate Contact:

Closing Date:

17 February 2021 11:59pm

Sydney, NSW

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