Maternity Project Worker

  • Base/Location:Njernda Medical Centre, 84 Hare Street, Echua
  • Reports To:Medical Manager/Mid WIves
  • Hours:Full Time
  • Salary:On Application
  • Position Scope:

    The Maternity Project Worker is responsible for developing support programs and networks for pregnant women to assist them throughout their pregnancy.

Organisational Values:
  • Professional Integrity

    We treat all our people with dignity and respect

  • Quality

    We always strive to do our best and improve the way we do things

  • Responsibility

    We commit to the actions we take to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.

  • Client Focus

    We work toward improving the health and wellbeing of our clients and community.



Key Responsibilities:
  • Work in collaboration with midwives/GPs to support pregnant women who attend the centre for shared care.
  • Assist with classes for pregnant women (Whether individual or at ERH)
  • Develop programs/activities for woman during pregnancy and post pregnancy.
  • Attend consultations and follow up visits with the midwife.
  • Assist women to participate effectively in their ante and post-natal care by:
    • providing health information
    • maintaining regular contact including making home visits; ensure women are recalled for upcoming appointments
    • providing transport to and from services
    • referring to Family Support and other services
    • making appointments (including hospital orientation and admission)
    • accompanying women to appointments
    • maintaining contact for 6-8 weeks after the birth
  • Promote services for women and children to the community
  • Develop and deliver appropriate health programs
  • Attend general staff and unit meetings as required.
  • Represent the service at meetings with external agencies
  • Participate in on going training where relevant
  • Maintain records of women who attend the program
  • Act at all times in a professional manner in accordance with the policies and practices of the Njernda Aboriginal Health Service
  • Educate non Aboriginal professionals to assist them to operate in a culturally sensitive manner.
  • Understand and promote the philosophy and need for an Aboriginal health service.
  • Other duties as directed within the scope of the employee’s skill level and training.



  • Previous health worker experience.
  • An understanding and commitment to Aboriginal culture.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-skilled team.
  • A current Victorian driver’s license.
  • Good liaison and communication skills with the Aboriginal community and the wider community.



  • Appointment is subject to a satisfactory police check.
  • You will need to disclose any pre-existing illness or injury you know about which could be affected by the described work duties. Under section 82 (7) of the Accident Compensation Act, failure to disclose such a pre-exiting illness or injury will mean that, if employed, you will not be paid compensation for that condition
  • Commitment to equal opportunity and occupational health and safety principles and practices is required.




All applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria.

Please send your application marked "Private & Confidential" to the following address.


Troy Egan

Human Resources Officer
86 Hare Street
(PO BOX 201)

Applications Close at 4.30pm Monday 28th January 2019. please check the closing date to ensure your application is received within the specified time. Applications may be posted, emailed, hand delivered or faxed (provided that a hard copy is posted on the same day).


Maternity Project Worker Duty Statement



Application Form