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Yarra Housing Estate Mental Health Project Coordinator (part-time fixed term)

Position Description

The Yarra Housing Estate Mental Health Project Coordinator role (part-time fixed term) coordinates and implements defined outcomes for the Yarra Mental Health Project. This 12-month project will:

  • Continue the implementation, monitoring and stewardship of actions underway identified in the community-led priorities from the Yarra Mental Health Forum.
  • Work with existing stakeholders, as well as identifying additional stakeholders, in order to understand service sector intersectionality with a view to providing cohesive services across the three Yarra Housing Estates via a partnership approach between government, service providers and residents.
  • Collaborate with the Yarra Residents Voice Group and provide leadership of related mental health engagement activities. This will include refining and updating priorities with residents, actioning priorities across settings, and reporting to the group on the progress.
  • Develop mental health literacy of residents and community and faith leaders
  • Implement strategies to help reduce stigma of people accessing mental health services and experiencing poor mental health

Roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to

  • Improve the understanding and increase awareness of local mental heatlh services available to residents living in the Yarra Housing Estates Support strategies via communication, education and capacity building in community for reducing stigma for people experiencing mental health issues
  • Strengthen mental health services engagement with residents on the Yarra Housing Estates
  • Establish and/or improve referral pathways that provide timely access to culturally safe mental health services
  • Chair the Project Reference Group for the Yarra Housing Mental Health Project
  • Provide direction and supervision of the Mental Health Concierge staff that will be employed to support the project.

Essential Qualifications and Experience include, but are not limited to

  • Mental Health Qualification, Social Work/Counselling qualification.
  • Experience working in mental health service or field
  • Experience in project management
  • Experience in community development or similar
  • Must have worked with diverse communities

To apply for this position, please forward your covering letter and resume to workforus@nrch.com.au including the subject line Yarra Housing Estate Mental Health Project Coordinator Application, by close of business on Friday, 25th of June 2021.

The preferred candidate will be required to undergo a Police Check prior to any offer of employment being made and only successful candidates will be notified

Community Engagement Worker, Multicultural Drug and Alcohol Partnership (MDAP)

Position Description

The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health (CEH) is recruiting a Community Engagement Worker for the Multicultural Drug and Alcohol Partnership (MDAP), to provide outreach support to South Sudanese young people and their families who may be experiencing issues with alcohol and other drugs.

The position is 3 days a week (needs to include Thursday and Friday) and requires the applicant to speak one of the community languages (Dinka, Nuer, Swahili or Arabic) as well as English.

The purpose of this role is to engage individuals, families and community around problematic alcohol and drug use, with the aim of reducing the harms associated with these. The workers provide mobile outreach to community members who use alcohol and other drugs. By building trusting relationships, the workers guide them towards pathways into support and treatment for AoD use and mental health. The workers engage with families who are affected by the AoD use of a loved one, and help to facilitate improved relationships within the family. The workers are also involved in providing education to communities about AoD as well as initiating community development activities.

Please see the position description for qualifications, experience, capabiltities and skills requirements.

To apply please send a one page cover letter and resume to Sophie Dutertre at sophied@ceh.org.au.

Applications close on Friday 18th June.

COVID-19 Communications & Engagement Adviser, Victorian Turkish, Albanian and Bosnian Communities (0.5 EFT)

Position Description

The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health (CEH) is seeking to recruit a contractor to work as  COVID-19 Communications & Engagement Adviser, as part of the Vaccine Voices project.

This position is until the end of December 2021.

Experience as a health professional (including those with overseas experience) is desirable.

The COVID-19 Communications & Engagement Adviser will provide communications and engagement support to healthcare professionals with shared language and culture to deliver community engagement activities promoting trust and confidence in COVID-19 vaccine uptake among the community in Victoria. The Adviser will do this utilising their well-developed existing networks and relationships in this community. This will occur as part of a broader remit of the Rapid Response Engagement and Testing team within the Victorian Department of Health.

JOB SUMMARY

  • Are you an independent and driven person who wants to promote the health of your community?
  • Are you a person who is creative at connecting people, building relationships and networks?
  • Are you experienced in community engagement within your culturally and linguistically diverse community?
  • Do you believe that promoting COVID-19 messaging and vaccine uptake needs to be led by people from your community?

You will help identify and motivate health care professionals (like doctors, nurses and pharmacists) to find opportunities to connect with the community in Victoria. These health care professionals will build community trust and confidence in COVID-19 vaccination by providing information and guidance in language.

You will use your knowledge about stakeholders, communication, community engagement and cultural diversity to:

  • Understand what informs and influences diverse members of the community about COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Develop a creative community engagement and communications plan to ensure health care professionals engage with community and groups about COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Design and implement regular communication and engagement opportunities (such as events, talks, forums online and in-person) with health care professionals for the community.
  • Work with the Victorian Department of Health to ensure health care professionals are updated and connected about COVID-19 vaccination and COVIDSafe behaviours.
  • Maintain accurate records of these activities.

    Please see the position description for qualifications, experience, knowledge and skills requirements. 

    An ABN may be required for this role. The Victorian Department of Health and the NRCH can advise you of this.

    To apply for this position, please send CV and cover letter (no more than one page) outlining your experience to: workforus@nrch.com.au

    Applications due: close of business Friday, 18 June, 2021

    For further information about this role, please contact: sophied@ceh.org.au

    Diabetes Nurse Educator (Part-Time)

    Position Description

    Diabetes Nurse Educator role (Permanent Part-Time, 0.5 EFT) provides culturally safe, high quality, evidence-based assessment, education and support to clients for the self-management and prevention of diabetes.

    Roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to

    • To provide high quality and person centred diabetes prevention and self-management education services to individuals and groups, and particularly to members of identified target groups and communities
    • Liaise with and support internal and external health service providers and other health services in the management of their clients with or at risk of diabetes, and assist in coordination of services to clients
    • Maintain high quality, accurate client records as per AHPRA and NRCH clinical record keeping guidelines.
    • Maintain privacy and confidentiality in regard to client records and information.
    • Attend and contribute as appropriate at clinical meetings, peer review, oral health and site meetings.
    • Meet service objectives, standards and targets; ensure Quality Assurance in relation to direct patient care; continuously improve services provided.

    Essential Qualifications and Attributes include, but are not limited to

    • Current registration with AHPRA as Registered Nurse (Division 1).
    • Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education or equivalent or higher qualification.
    • Holding or working towards Credentialled Diabetes Educator status with Australian Diabetes Educators Association
    • Current Professional Development requirements as per APHRA.
    • Demonstrated competence and skill as a Diabetes Educator with a minimum two years’ experience.
    • Demonstrated experience with clients requiring insulin stabilisation.
    •  Understanding of the principles of self-management of chronic disease.
    • Knowledge of community health principles and a commitment to providing primary health services in the community.
    • Experience working with and appropriately responding to people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds and with complex health, mental health and social issues.
    • Demonstrated ability to work within an Empowerment or Health Literacy model to support clients in making informed choices regarding their health and self-management of diabetes.

    This is a unique opportunity to work with a leading Victorian healthcare organisation where you can truly make a difference to patients, people and the community.

    To apply for this position, please forward your covering letter and resume to workforus@nrch.com.au including the subject line Diabetes Nurse Educator Application, by close of business on Tuesday, 22nd of June 2021. 

    The preferred candidate will be required to undergo a Police Check prior to any offer of employment being made and only successful candidates will be notified.

    Project Officer (part-time, fixed term)

    Position Description

    The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health (CEH) is part of NRCH and 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.

    We are currently seeking to appoint a Project Officer (part-time fixed term).

    The Project Officer will work to position CEH as a critical leader within the service sectors by showing innovation and direction in how to engage with CALD communities around critical health issues such as Covid-19.

    Roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to

    • Develop accurate and in-depth knowledge of Covid-19 infection and safety measures, vaccination in Australia and cultural and linguistic barriers to effective communication
    • Deliver health information in plain language across levels of health literacy and English-language proficiency
    • Develop information resources and organise translations
    • Develop and deliver workshops for Bicultural Workers and Community Leaders
    • Develop models of good practice for CALD community engagement for current and future application to the broader community and health sectors
    • Work collaboratively with other CEH staff and programs to provide more integrated products and services.
    • Prepare regular and thorough reports as required by funding bodies and management
    • Develop and strengthen key relationships which provide both opportunity for further funding, innovative collaboration and/or positioning

    Essential Qualifications and Attributes include, but are not limited to

    • A relevant qualification in public health, community development or community health
    • Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment is highly regarded
    • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to deliver clear messages in plain language
    • Demonstrated understanding of the principles of health literacy, access and equity and community development frameworks.
    • Demonstrated experience in project development, implementation and evaluation in the community and primary health sector: a minimum two years’ experience is necessary
    • Demonstrated experience working effectively with CALD communities across different cultures and languages
    • Well-developed skills to successfully represent CEH to multicultural and mainstream communities and services.

    To apply for this position, please forward your covering letter and resume to workforus@nrch.com.au including the subject line CEH Project Officer Application, by close of business on Tuesday, 22nd of June 2021. 

    The preferred candidate will be required to undergo a Police Check prior to any offer of employment being made and only successful candidates will be notified

    Registered Nurse, Medically Supervised Injecting Room
    • Part-Time, Fixed-Term
    • 0.6 EFT/22.8 hours per week preferred

    Position Description

    North Richmond Community Health (NRCH) is committed to making healthcare more accessible and culturally relevant. With the recent addition of Victoria’s first Medically Supervised Injecting Room, NRCH works with community members to support social justice principles which afford all people the right to dignity, respect, and the highest quality of care.

    NRCH provides a range of medical, allied health, dental and community services to clients from all backgrounds.

    This is a unique opportunity to become a part of Victoria’s first Medically Supervised Injecting Room (MSIR) at North Richmond Victoria.

    NRCH is seeking to employ a number of Registered Nurses.

    This position 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.

    Key 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

    We are offering part time positions and we are looking for Registered Nurses with

    • 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

    To apply for this position, please forward your covering letter and resume to workforus@nrch.com.au including the subject line Registered Nurse, Medically Supervised Injecting Room Application.

    The preferred candidate will be required to undergo a Police Check prior to any offer of employment being made and only successful candidates will be notified.

    Administrative Assistant Executive Office

    This Administrative Assistant Executive Office (Full Time, fixed-term) provides professional support to the Executive team at NRCH in day to day tasks to ensure the Executive team is informed, organised and prepared for all obligations and engagements.

    ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO

    • Organise the Executive team’s diaries, mail, correspondence and documents in an orderly and up to date manner
    • Manage communication from the Executive team with internal and external stakeholders on a daily basis via phone, email and/or letter
    • Working closely with and providing support to the Executive Assistant as required
    • Organise and schedule ad hoc and regular meetings with internal and external stakeholders
    • Message taking, ensuring urgent issues are attended to. Redirection of calls where appropriate, providing information where possible to assist callers and issue resolution when Executive Team members are absent in accordance with guidelines.
    • Contribute to company-wide communications such as newsletters, internal email updates, stakeholder and partner updates, and company intranet/internet content
    • Assist with event management activities as required
    • Involvement in specific projects as instructed from time to time.

    ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS AND ATTRIBUTES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO

    • Qualifications in communications, business or business administration
    • Previous experience working to Executive level staff
    • Experience in meeting management including venue booking, agenda formulation and distribution of papers
    • High level interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders
    • High level computer skills with Intermediate to Advanced skills in Microsoft Office
    • High level written and verbal skills with the ability to accurately draft and edit documents
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision
    • Excellent time management and organisational skills. Ability to prioritise workflow

    To apply for this position, please forward your covering letter and resume to workforus@nrch.com.au including the subject line Administrative Assistant Executive Office Application

    Position Description

    The preferred candidate will be required to undergo a Police Check prior to any offer of employment being made and only successful candidates will be notified.

    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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