HACC CHSP Worker**

  • Base/Location:Njernda Wellbeing Unit, 34 Annesley Street, Echuca
  • Reports To:Wellbeing Unit Team Leader
  • Hours:Full Time 37.5 hours per week
  • Award:SCHADS Award
  • Position Scope:

    The HACC Worker provides Home and Community Care services (HACC) to Aboriginal clients in the community to improve their quality of life and to maintain clients in their own home.

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

Organizational Values

Establishing relationships based on respect and trust
Taking ownership and initiative of Njernda values to ensure trusted collaborations are formed
Encouraging cultural and spiritual growth to enable personal growth
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 HACC services are provided to aboriginal clients in compliance with thestandards outlined in the HACC guidelines, including recreational activities (socialsupport), transport assistance, personal care assistance, e.g. shopping, budgeting.
•Develop knowledge and understanding of HACC services to enable more appropriateservice delivery and referrals as appropriate.
•Provide support to aboriginal community members and their carers who are receivingassistance through the HACC program.
•Coordinate catering for corporation programs and events.
•Enter data daily and prepare monthly statistical reports for the health programcoordinator.
•Attend specific HACC training and general staff meetings.
•Function as a team member in close liaison with other health staff.
•Develop and maintain links with other Aboriginal and mainstream services.
•Act at all times in a professional manner and ensure the confidentiality of clientinformation.
•Other duties as directed within the scope of the employee’s skill level and training.


Key Selection Criteria

•A proven knowledge and understanding of aboriginal people and aboriginal culture isessential.
•An ability to communicate effectively with aboriginal people and handle issues in asensitive manner.
•A knowledge and understanding of aboriginal health issues.
•A good understanding of issues effecting aboriginal people in the community andknowledge 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-skilledteam.
•Basic computer skills.

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

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 ofidentify and qualifications
•Commitment to equal opportunity and occupational health and safety principles andpractices is required
•You will need to disclose any pre-existing illness or injury you know about which could beaffected by the described work duties. Under section 82 (7) of the Accident CompensationAct, failure to disclose such a pre-existing illness or injury will mean that, if employed, youwill 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.
Address your application marked: “Private & Confidential”’ to:

Corporate Services Manager
Njernda Aboriginal Corporation
P.O. Box 21 Echuca Vic 3564
Email jobs@njernda.com.au

All applications close: Friday 16th September 2022

➢Written applications should include a covering letter. Please include the names and telephonecontacts of at least two referees.
➢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 isposted on the same day)

All applications close: 16th Sep 2022

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