Health and Wellbeing Project Officer

  • 1 x Full Time
  • Ongoing
  • Nowra

The Health and Wellbeing Project Officer will work as part of a responsive and dedicated multi-disciplinary team to provide multi-faceted holistic programs and services to Aboriginal people residing in the Shoalhaven Aboriginal Communities.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE:
2 September 2019

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION 

The Health and Wellbeing Project Officer will be required to promote the service and work in partnership with relevant stakeholders in providing health care programs and services to improve community safety and wellbeing. This will include providing culturally appropriate assessment, intervention, referral, and educational and support services as necessary for individuals, families and groups.

The position holder will be required to provide direct client service delivery to individuals and facilitate a range of programs to reduce substance use and improve social and emotional wellbeing among local Aboriginal communities.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Ensure the development of therapeutic relationships with clients of the service is maintained professionally
  • Communicate and work closely with local Aboriginal communities to identify needs and ensure that appropriate culturally sensitive programs and services are driven by community needs
  • Ability to successfully coordinate the delivery of Health and Wellbeing programs and services
  • Ability to communicate effectively and timely and a high level of interpersonal skills
  • High level of Integrity and regard for professional boundaries, confidentiality and the ability to maintain sensitive information
  • High level of organisational ability, time and task management skills
  • Strong community focus with compassion for the client group and ability to maintain unconditional positive regard for the clients
  • Willingness to learn, undertake training and ongoing professional development
  • Leadership and capacity for innovation, quality assurance and improvement
  • Comply with all SCMSAC Policies and Procedures
  • Other duties as reasonably directed by the CEO, Executive Officer or delegate

REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL VACANCIES

Applications must address the key competencies (selection criteria):  For an Information Package containing position description, selection criteria and an employment application, please download above or contact Human Resources via email hr@southcoastams.org.au or call 02 4448 0200.

Preferred applicants will also be required to undergo a National Police Check and obtain a new paid employee Working with Children Check (as required by the Act) prior to appointment with South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation.

Salary will be in accordance with the South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation Enterprise Agreement 2012 – 2015.

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