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Community Engagement & Projects Officer (Part-Time Fixed-Term to 30 June 2022)

Position Description

The Centre for Culture Ethnicity and Health (CEH) is a program of NRCH. CEH is a unique agency offering expertise in cultural diversity and health, cultural competence, social marketing, cross-cultural communication, consumer participation and health literacy to organisations across Australia.

The Multicultural Health and Support Service (MHSS) is a program of CEH. We work with communities and health professionals to address the poorer health outcomes experienced by people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, around blood born viruses such as HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections.

The MHSS Community Engagement and Projects Officer (part-time fixed-term, 0.8 EFT) position will:

  •  support MHSS work with specific communities and facilitate initiatives that demonstrate cultural competence, health literate practice, community participation and capacity building
  • focus on BBV/STI prevention and management, sexual health, harm reduction, healthy relationships and behavioural change
  • contribute to MHSS community education and community action initiatives targeting people from high prevalence communities across Victoria

Roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Deliver education/training sessions to targeted communities and stakeholders
  • Support community engagement and community action / health promotion activities
  • Provide links to clients to support and services as identified
  • Promote the health rights of people from migrant and refugee backgrounds
  • Build and maintain effective and sustainable relationships with migrant and refugee community members and organisations
  • Manage projects and portfolios as required

Key Selection Criteria

Essential qualifications, attributes and skills include, but are not limited to: 

  • Relevant Diploma qualification in diversity, health promotion or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years demonstrated cultural competence in working with diverse communities.
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment
  • High level demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong project management skills and experience
  • Demonstrated capacity to work autonomously with high motivation for high level outcomes
  • Knowledge and skills in delivering community education sessions on sensitive issues, sexual health, BBV/STI and healthy relationships
  • Sound understanding of community engagement principles and peer led models of practice

Please note it is a requirement for all employees of North Richmond Community Health to demonstrate evidence of mandatory immunisations/vaccinations prior to commencement of employment, based on the Immunisation Category their position falls under.

All offers of employment are subject to provision of a satisfactory National Criminal History Check.

To apply for this position, please forward a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria and your resume to workforus@nrch.com.au including the subject line MHSS Community Engagement and Projects Officer Application, by close of business on Friday, 3rd of December. Please note, only successful applicants will be contacted.

Please note that applications that do not address the Key Selection Criteria will not be reviewed.

Manager, People & Culture - Maternity Leave Position (Full-time, Fixed-Term)

Position Description

  • Full-Time, Fixed-Term (1 EFT), 10-12 months contract (maternity leave)

The Manager, People and Culture role calls for an experienced HR & IR professional to lead a team responsible for the provision of operational and strategic human resource functions for NRCH.

Roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to

  • Provide high level authoritative advice on strategic, tactical and operational human resource management strategy to support and build the capability and culture of NRCH.
  • Lead a small high performing team in the effective delivery of a broad range of HR programs, services, information and provision of advice to clients to support organisational objectives. These include, business partnering, recruitment, learning and development, safety and wellness, industrial and employee relations.
  • Ensure all HR related policies, procedures and systems are well established and align with the NRCH Strategic Plan, and relevant application of industrial instruments including the relevant Awards and Enterprise Agreements.
  • Identify and manage complex risks and issues associated with the HR function; including management of all operational industrial relations matters through helpful, prompt and clear communication between all parties, and taking proactive action where necessary in response to award/agreement imperatives.
  • Provide leadership to identify and implement developmental programs to support NRCH managers with a focus on building high performing teams and fostering a positive workplace culture.
  • Manage the provision of timely and expert WorkCover and Injury Management advice, administration and coordination, including RTW activities.

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Essential qualifications, attributes and skills include, but are not limited to: 

  • A relevant tertiary qualification and membership of the Australian Human Resources Institute would be well regarded.
  • Demonstrated experience in, and knowledge of, the development, implementation and management of Human Resource Management strategy, policy, governance and risk management frameworks, preferably gained in a public/community sector environment.
  • High-level capability in the provision of technical HR/IR expertise and in leading and motivating a team of professionals, including setting team objectives, assigning team priorities, managing performance standards for individuals and creating a positive workplace culture
  • A working knowledge and extensive experience working with HRIS (such as iChris, ELMO or comparable system).
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and a record of achievement in generating practical and innovative solutions to support organisational objectives.

Please note it is a requirement for all employees of North Richmond Community Health to demonstrate evidence of mandatory immunisations/vaccinations prior to commencement of employment, based on the Immunisation Category their position falls under.

All offers of employment are subject to provision of a satisfactory National Criminal History Check.

To apply for this position, please forward a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria and your resume to workforus@nrch.com.au including the subject Manager, People and Culture.

Please note that applications that do not address the Key Selection Criteria will not be reviewed and only successful applicants will be contacted

Registered Nurse, Medically Supervised Injecting Room (Part-time, Fixed-Term)

Position Description

The Registered Nurse Medically Supervised Injecting Room position (fixed-term part time) is responsible for supervising clients before, during and after episodes of injecting. Core activities include client engagement, working with complex and challenging behaviours, health assessment, management of health emergencies, health education, brief interventions and referral to other health and welfare services.

Roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

Clinical

  • Observe and monitor client’s wellbeing throughout their visit to MSIR, acting on client alerts and behavioural contracts as indicated.
  • Provide client education around vein care, drug use, harm reduction strategies
  • Engage with clients to identify health needs and refer to local health and welfare services
  • Record all client observations and/or interactions on the relevant MSIR forms, clinical database and medical record.
  • In collaboration with members of the healthcare team plan, implement and evaluate patient/client care.
  • Follow the Nurse in Charge direction and assist as required during client emergencies

NSP/Outreach

  • Provide needle syringe (NS) equipment.
  • Participate in needle/syringe retrievals and monitor the area around NRCH as required
  • Provide outreach support and respond to overdoses in the surrounding area as directed

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

We are offering part time positions and we are looking for Registered Nurses with the following essential qualifications, attributes and skills include, but are not limited to:

  • At least two years post graduate experience
  • Experience working in needle and syringe programs, drug and alcohol services, crisis services, Emergency Department desirable
  • Experience in psychosocial and drug use assessment and referral, supportive counselling and crisis management desirable
  • Computer competence including the use of clinical databases
  • Understanding of, and commitment to, Harm Reduction and Social Justice
  • Understanding of the health, social and legal issues related to injecting drug use and marginalised populations
  • AHPRA registration
  • CPR Certificate with Oxygen Administration
  • First Aid Certificate

Please note it is a requirement for all employees of North Richmond Community Health to demonstrate evidence of mandatory immunisations/vaccinations prior to commencement of employment, based on the Immunisation Category their position falls under.

All offers of employment are subject to provision of a satisfactory National Criminal History Check.

To apply for this position, please forward a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria and your resume to workforus@nrch.com.au including the subject line Registered Nurse, Medically Supervised Injecting Room Application. Please note, only successful applicants will be contacted.

Please note that applications that do not address the Key Selection Criteria will not be reviewed.

Nurse Team Leader, Medically Supervised Injecting Room (Full-time, Fixed-Term)

Position Description

The purpose of the MSIR Nurse Team Leader (Full time, fixed term until 29 June 2023) position is to lead a dedicated nursing team to provide best-practice clinical care, reduce the risks of illicit drug use and to improve the health and wellbeing of people who inject drugs. The position will also contribute to the achievements of the organisation’s strategic directions through supporting the day to day operations of the MSIR.

Roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Provides clinical leadership in the development and maintenance of best practice clinical standards
  • Provides clinical leadership as part of the development of an innovative multidisciplinary service delivery model
  • Provides support and supervision of MSIR nursing staff
  • Responds to medical emergencies and incidents that occur at the MSIR
  • Provides leadership in VHIMS reportable incident investigation, reporting and follow-up with staff
  • Acts as the MSIR Emergency Response Coordinator
  • Participates in, and develop education sessions for clinical staff and the wider community
  • Supports staff in service provision activities

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Essential qualifications, attributes and skills include, but are not limited to: 

  • Division 1 Registered Nurse with current Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency registration
  • Demonstrated supervisory and/or management experience
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership of a team of Registered Nurses with diverse experience and skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of harm reduction practice, including understanding the co-occurrence of mental health conditions with a harm reduction framework
  • High level de-escalation and conflict management skills and the capacity to support staff to deal with difficult situations
  • Experience managing critical incidents, including overdose
  • Sound interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse cultural and social backgrounds

Please note it is a requirement for all employees of North Richmond Community Health to demonstrate evidence of mandatory immunisations/vaccinations prior to commencement of employment, based on the Immunisation Category their position falls under.

All offers of employment are subject to the provision of a satisfactory National Criminal History Check.

To apply for this position, please forward a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria and your resume to workforus@nrch.com.au [link removed] including the subject line MSIR Nurse Team Leader Application. Please note, only successful applicants will be contacted

Work with us

Our organisation is a busy health hub in the middle of Richmond. North Richmond Community Health, which includes the Centre for Culture Ethnicity and Health, is a great place to work.  You’ll find an environment where staff are inspired through meaningful work and supported by colleagues and management. We prioritise an inclusive and positive working atmosphere at North Richmond Community Health. With flexible working arrangements, we help ensure that people of all circumstances are well-represented in our staff.

As an employee, you’ll enjoy a number of benefits including:

  • flexible working arrangements, including purchased leave, Accrued Days Off and Time-In-Lieu
  • wellbeing policy, with on-site subsidised fitness classes including pilates and personal training, work health checks and social events
  • comprehensive and competitive salary packaging options.

We enjoy rich cultural diversity in our workforce. Approximately 55% of our staff were born overseas and over 75% identify with an ethnicity other than Australian. Over 65% of our staff speak languages other than English. We would like to hear from you if you have:

  • superior skills in delivering culturally-responsive services in your given field
  • keen ability to contribute to a respectful collegiate environment
  • can contribute to innovation and service improvement
  • effective relationship building skills to foster a harmonious workplace.

You are welcome to send expressions of interest in employment at North Richmond Community Health or the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health to workforus@nrch.com.au. To see positions available at the Centre for Culture and Ethnicity and Health, go to their website.

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OUR PEOPLE

Our Clients
Our Staff
Our Community
Our Contractors, Students and Volunteers
Our External Stakeholders

CONNECTEDNESS WITH OUR COMMUNITY
  • understand how community, social connections and support affect people’s overall health and wellbeing
  • our success is driven by our ability to build relationships, break silos and connect across teams, functions and our community
  • our whole is greater than the sum of our parts
  • value team and community, as much as individuals
  • how we get things done is as important as what we achieve – the means are greater than the end.
INNOVATION
  • embrace change and be open to doing things differently
  • embrace new technology and look for efficiencies with resources
  • have a continuous improvement mindset, exploring opportunities to improve ways of working
  • strive to meet new and emerging client and/or community demands or needs
OPENNESS
  • act with integrity and honesty, be transparent in your dealings, choose words and actions that are sincere and not misleading
  • share ideas freely, communicate clearly and with positive intent
  • actively listen and be receptive to feedback and ideas, encouraging others to contribute and speak up
  • avoid any real or apparent conflicts of interest and use powers responsibly
ORGANISATIONAL LEARNING
  • make the workplace a training ground for professional growth and transformation
  • learning is emphasised and values, encourage making time to update knowledge and skills
  • follow evidence-based practice
  • be allowed to try new things and sometimes make mistakes or not always get it right
  • learn constantly and keep abreast of latest developments and industry best practise
EMBRACE DIVERSITY
  • put yourself in other’s shoes, treating them how you would want to be treated
  • contribute to the diversity of NRCH, actively support what makes people different and different perspectives
  • foster a culture of inclusion where every voice is welcome, heard and respected – LGBTIQA+, women, people with a disability, First Nations and those from migrant and refugee backgrounds
  • endeavour to reflect everyone’s needs and preferences, avoiding ‘one-size fits all’ approaches
  • ensure freedom from exclusion, discrimination, harassment and bullying
  • we ensure clients and staff cultural safety
RESPECT FOR OTHERS
  • demonstrate dignity and respect for colleagues, our clients and community members
  • ensure due regard for people’s feelings, wishes, views and rights
  • treating others fairly and objectively
  • always communicate with respect, integrity and honesty
EQUITY OF ACCESS
  • ensure provision of services to all vulnerable people without exception
  • demonstrate respect for our clients and members of the community; being compassionate to different circumstances and experiences
  • treat all members of our community fairly and objectively, being sensitive to unique differences
  • ensure freedom from any forms of exclusion, with information sharing, transparency and accessibility

Membership

We are currently updating our membership application form and will be making that available online shortly. In the meantime, please contact anastasiag@nrch.com.au with any membership queries.

 Student Placements/Work Experience

 North Richmond Community Health provides a supportive environment for Student Placements and Work Experience offered to post-secondary, undergraduate and post-graduate students. Our placements aim to provide students with a valuable experience that enhances specific skills, leading to increased employability. Placement opportunities are available in the following disciplines:-

  • Occupational Health
  • Speech Pathology
  • Social Work
  • Medical
  • Nursing
  • Allied Health
  • Dental
  • Community Services

 For more information or to apply, please email workforus@nrch.com.au

 All applicants must have a current Police Check and Working with Children Check (obtained at their own expense) and must be covered by insurance. 

Unfortunately, not all applicants can be offered a place.  This will be determined by the availability of qualified staff to supervise students.

Volunteering Opportunities

We have a range of volunteering roles throughout the year. Our volunteers bring with them their unique backgrounds, skill set and experiences making a dynamic Volunteer Team.

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