Aboriginal Family Partnership Worker – closes 20th October 2017

  • Join a well-respected Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation in South Australia
  • Excellent remuneration depending on experience and qualifications PLUS super, salary sacrifice options and more!
  • Starting salary for ACHW L3  $59,045 or ACHW L4 $66,566
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Ongoing training to support your professional development and growth

About the Organisation 

Nunkuwarrin Yunti is the foremost Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation in Adelaide, South Australia, providing a range of health care and community support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Nunkuwarrin Yunti aims to promote and deliver improvement in the health and well-being of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the greater metropolitan area of Adelaide and advance their social, cultural and economic status. The organisation places a strong focus on a client centered approach to the delivery of services and a collaborative working culture to achieve the best possible outcome for clients.

About the Opportunity

Nunkuwarrin Yunti has an opportunity for an Aboriginal Family Partnership Worker to join their multidisciplinary team based in Adelaide, on a full-time basis, to deliver the Australian Nurse Family Partnership Program (ANFPP). The Program involves nurses and/or midwives and Aboriginal Family Partnership Workers working in partnership with women who are pregnant with an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander baby and their families. It is a program of sustained and schedules home visiting that begins during the antenatal period and continues until the child is 2 years old.

Reporting to the Nurse Supervisor (ANFPP) you will be responsible for supporting women to engage and remain engaged in the program and working with Nurse Home Visitors to deliver the Program.

You will also be responsible for providing advice and assistance on a broad range of cultural issues to ensure observance of appropriate cultural protocols and maintenance of culturally safe services to participating mothers and their families.

Some of your key responsibilities will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Maintaining and developing engagement with the Aboriginal community including a network of Program sponsors and advocates;
  • Assisting in the coordination and implementation of targeted health promotion activities;
  • Providing information on referral resources and support women and their families to identify and achieve their stated goals;
  • Assisting with the customisation of ANFPP program resources to ensure their cultural relevance to Aboriginal families in Adelaide;
  • Contributing to Unit directions, activity and outcomes to ensure quality safe care for women, children and their families; and
  •  Maintaining effective positive team morale and positive image of Nunkuwarrin Yunti.

To be successful in this role, you will have an appropriate vocational and/or tertiary qualification and/or minimum two years vocational experience attained through previous appointments in a relevant field consistent with and sufficient to fulfil duties of this role (e.g. community health, maternal and child health or an early childhood setting)

 Appointment at Level 4 requires registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Authority or another suitable nationally recognised professional association.

The ideal candidate will have strong connections with Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander communities in the western and northern areas of metropolitan Adelaide and have an awareness of issues which may impact on maternal child and family well-being.

Candidates will also need to have well-developed interpersonal skills, an ability to advocate on culturally matters, and support negotiation and conflict resolution processes.

An ability to use professional judgement to prioritise care and organise workload and experience in the use of computer software, especially Patient Information Recall Systems and other databases is also needed for this role.

While not essential, previous training in maternal health, child and family health, mental health, substance abuse and/or case management will be highly regarded.

To download the position description, please click here.

Please note: It is a requirement of this role that successful candidate has a current driver’s licence, and is willing to undergo a National Police Check prior to commencing employment.

This is an identified position for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples 

About the Benefits

Working as part of a multidisciplinary team of highly skilled health professionals, you’ll have the opportunity to provide a wrap around, holistic service for your clients. You’ll be given the chance to work closely with children and their families and make a real impact into their social and emotional wellbeing outcomes, as well as working towards Closing the Gap in Aboriginal Health.

Your dedication and hard work will be rewarded with a competitive remuneration package plus super, commensurate with skills and experience. You’ll also enjoy extensive salary packaging options that greatly increase your take home pay! Nunkuwarrin Yunti is committed to nurturing ongoing professional development and growth, with extensive training, mentoring and guidance provided. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an influential Aboriginal health organisation and deliver services for young families in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in metropolitan Adelaide. Apply now!

Applications close on Friday the 20th of October 2017.

Further information can be gained by contacting Noreen Conlon (ANFPP Nurse Supervisor) on 8150 5007

If you are interested in this position please complete the attached Expression of Interest form (click here to access) and return to Noreen Conlon at noreenc@nunku.org.au