Commonwealth Home Support Program Trainee (Identified Position)

  • Base/Location:Njernda Aboriginal Corporation 34-84 Annesley Street, Echuca
  • Reports To:Wellbeing Team Leader
  • Hours:Full Time 37.5 hours per week 2 days on site work 3 days training.
  • Award:Traineeship
  • Position Scope:

    The CHSP trainee will work within a small team servicing Elders by providing in home care, social emotional support, planned activity groups. This Position will give the right individual the opportunity to work and study undertaking the appropriate training with a registered training organisation

This is an “Indigenous Only” role under Special Measures of the EEO Act 2010, Section 12.

Organisational Values
  • Respect
    Establishing relationships based on respect and trust
  • Accountability
    Taking ownership and initiative of Njernda values to ensure trusted collaborations are formed
  • Resilience
    Encouraging cultural and spiritual growth to enable personal growth
  • Advocacy
    Working to transform the disadvantage and challenge that causes impact on our community
  • Cultural Sensitivity

Welcoming and serving our community with understanding and without judgement

Key Responsibilities
  • Ensure CHSP services are provided to Aboriginal clients in compliance with the standards outlined in the CHSP guidelines.
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of CHSP services to enable more appropriate service delivery and correct referral pathways.
  • Provide support to Aboriginal community members and their carers who are receiving assistance through the CHSP program.
  • Enter data daily for reporting requirements.
  • Attend specific training and general staff meetings.
  • Function as a team member in close liaison with other staff.
  • Act always in a professional manner and ensure the confidentiality of client information.
  • Other duties as directed within the scope of the employee’s skill level and training.
  • To attend required training weekly
  • Comply with OH&S and other relevant legislation
Training & Assessment
  • Enrolment in Cert III Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) 2022
  • Be open to learn new things and enjoy the learning journey
  • Accept lawful instruction given by you regarding work, training, and instruction in the workplace
  • Attend/participate in the formal training process, face to face sessions or online activities
  • Complete tasks, assessments, assignments, etc. that are set by the RTO
  • Notify employer or RTO if:
    •  you will be late or absent from work or training
    •  of any change to personal details such as address, name, etc.
Key selection criteria
  • Driver’s license is essential.
  • A proven knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal people and aboriginal culture is essential.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal people and handle issues in a sensitive manner.
  • A knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal health issues.
  • A good understanding of issues effecting aboriginal people in the community and knowledge of the services available to the community within the region.
  • Sound negotiation skills and well-developed communication skills.
  • The ability to maintain records and manage time effectively and efficiently.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and effectively as part of a multi-skilled team.
  • Basic computer skills.
Administration and Documentation
  • Ensure the development, implementation and maintenance of policies, procedures and work practices the support the efficient operations of the organisation.
  • Ensure that all documentation is accurate and completed in a timely manner.
  • Input data using relevant data bases daily.
Communications and organisation Culture:
  • Act in a professional manner always when dealing with internal and external clients
  • Positively promote the organisation both internally and externally
  • Be prompt to provide courteous service to clients, colleagues, and the broader community
  • Maintain confidentiality and all issues relating to the organisation, the clients, and fellow colleagues
  • Treat all clients with respect whilst being responsive to their needs, and promote a culture which prioritises client’s choice at all levels of service delivery
  • Observe and comply with the organisations code of conduct
Teamwork and Communications
  • Be aware of and practice according to the organisation’s objectives and values
  • Demonstrate the ability to work positively within the designated program/team to achieve agreed goals for clients
  • Work harmoniously with other team members to ensure that a quality service is being provided to our clients
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills in dealing with clients, visitors, staff etc.
Other relevant information
  • The successful applicant will be required to undergo satisfactory pre-employment checks, including providing at least two professional referees, completion of a medical declaration, Police Records Check, Working With Children Check, Victorian Driver’s License, and proof of identify and qualifications
  • Commitment to equal opportunity and occupational health and safety principles and practices is required
  • 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-existing illness or injury will mean that, if employed, you will not be paid compensation for that condition.
  • Ongoing engagement and progress at TAFE is a condition of this position

All applications must address the key selection criteria and include a recent resume

Address your application marked: “Private & Confidential”

To: Corporate Services Manager

Njernda Aboriginal Corporation
34 Annesley Street,
Echuca Vic 3564

(PO Box 201)

Echuca Vic 3564


All applications close:                            31st December 2021

All applications close: 31st Dec 2021

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