Elder Care Support (ECS) Connector      

  • Base/Location:84 Hare Street, Echuca.
  • Reports To:Executive Director Health and Aging   
  • Hours:.8 to 1.0 FTE (30 – 37.5 hours/week flexible) 12 Month Contract
  • Award:SCHDADS Level 3 pay point 4 or Commensurate with training and experience
  • Position Scope:

    The ECS Connector has the primary responsibility of connecting with local Elders, older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their families to raise awareness of their aged care entitlements.

    The overarching function of the ECS Connector is to ensure that support for clients is organised, sequenced and supported to enable effective access to appropriate aged care services both internal and external to the ACCHO.

    The ECS Connector will work closely with the ECS Coordinator. They will also help determine the level of local demand for aged care services, identify existing aged care services, any service gaps in the area and continue advocacy work with clients as required.

The ECS Connector has the primary responsibility of connecting with local Elders, older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their families to raise awareness of their aged care entitlements.

The overarching function of the ECS Connector is to ensure that support for clients is organised, sequenced and supported to enable effective access to appropriate aged care services both internal and external to the ACCHO.

The ECS Connector will work closely with the ECS Coordinator. They will also help determine the level of local demand for aged care services, identify existing aged care services, any service gaps in the area and continue advocacy work with clients as required.

 

Organizational 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

 

  • active community outreach to promote aged care services, identify and engage with potential clients.
  • support clients to identify goals and needs to ensure they get the appropriate level of care and services, which can include referrals to other specialised services and support.
  • support clients’ aged care needs through internal referral processes.
  • assist clients with advocacy and support throughout the My Aged Care registration and review processes.
  • Provides support to enable client access to appointments.
  • Liaises with the aged care team to continuously review and enhance the role.

 

 

 

Key Selection Criteria

Applicants must possess:

      • -Experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and/or excellent and strong relationships with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community
      • -Experience working with older people.
      • -Understanding of the internal ACCHO services available to clients.
      • -Knowledge of or willingness to learn about the aged care landscape.
      • -Ability to or willingness to learn how to enter data and reporting.
      • -Demonstrated experience working unsupervised and as part of a team.
      • -Understanding of how to assist and support clients to access services, reduce service complexity and confusion.
      • -Understanding of My Aged Care and operational guidelines.
      • -Ability to work autonomously and be a self-starter, with a high degree of initiative and problem-solving skills across multiple sectors.
      • -Experienced in working in a team environment that is open and transparent, with a person-centred focus.

Commitment to Safety

All children have the right to be children and live free of abuse and neglect, so they can grow, learn, and develop. Everyone within Njernda is responsible for ensuring a culture of child safety; preventing child abuse and abiding by the Child Safety Principles

Qualifications & Experience

Demonstrated experience in an aged care or health care sector role working with older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. No qualification is required for this role. However, a qualification in Aged Care, Community Services, health/mental health first aid or related field.

Current First Aid would be well regarded.

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.

 

To be Eligible for an Interview

The Applicant MUST address the Key Selection Criteria and include a recent resume.

Applications should include a covering letter.

Please include the names and telephone contacts of at least two referees.

Address your application marked: “Private & Confidential” to:

  •                       Human Resources Department
  •                        Njernda Aboriginal Corporation
  •                        P.O. Box 21 Echuca Vic 3564

Email         jobs@njernda.com.au

 

All applications close: 14th Jul 2024

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