HACC Worker

  • Base/Location:Njernda Medical Centre, 84 Hare Street Echuca
  • Reports To:HACC-PYP and CHSP Coordinator
  • Hours:Full-time (37.5 hours week)
  • Award:SCHADS Award
  • Position Scope:

    The Home And Community Care Program for Younger People (HACC-PYP) and Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) provide Domestic Assistance, Social Support- Group & Individual and Meals to eligible Aboriginal clients in the community to improve their quality of life and to support them to live well in their own home while remaining as independent as possible.

Organisational Values

A goal of the Njernda Aboriginal Corporation is to be a leader in the care and protection of children and young people and in working with families and communities to build capacity, resilience and independence.

Case Managers will embrace Njernda’s vision for empowering our Aboriginal community and the organisations 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

  • Ensure services are provided to Aboriginal clients in compliance with the standards outlined in the HACC-PYP and CHSP Program manuals.
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of the Programs services to enable more appropriate service delivery and referrals.
  • Provide support to Aboriginal community members and their carers who are receiving assistance through the HACC-PYP and CHSP programs.
  • Enter data daily on the services provided using Communicare.
  • Attend specific HACC-PYP and CHSP Programs training and general staff meetings.
  • Function as a member of the HACC-PYP and CHSP teams and liaise with members of the wider Njernda team for the benefit of your clients.
  • Develop and maintain links with other Aboriginal and mainstream services.
  • Act at all times 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.


Key Selection Criteria

Applicants Must Possess:

  • A Certificate 3 in Aged or Community Care -or a willingness to undertake this training.
  • A Food Handlers Certificate is an advantage or willingness to undertake this training.
  • A proven knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal people and Aboriginal culture.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal people and handle issues in a sensitive manner.
  • A good understanding of social and health issues effecting Aboriginal people in the community
  • 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 to moderate computer skills.


All applications close: 14th Aug 2020

Other relevant information

  • This is a full-time position comprising 37.5 hours per week. In order to perform the duties of this position effectively you may be required to work additional hours or vary your working times, on any day of the week, as appropriate and necessary from time to time. There is no paid over-time, however, time in lieu arrangements will be negotiated as required
  • The position is currently based at ECHUCA, Victoria, subject to change based on strategic and operational needs of the organisation and program
  • Terms and conditions of employment will be included in an Employment Contract upon commencement
  • 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
  • Njernda Aboriginal Corporation has a smoke-free workplace policy.


To be considered for an interview all applications MUST:

  • include a current resume;
  • include a covering letter;
  • address the Key Selection Criteria;
  • and include the names and telephone contacts of at least two referees.


Address your application marked: “Private & Confidential”

To: HR Manager
Njernda Aboriginal Corporation
84 Hare Street,
(PO Box 201)
Echuca Vic 3564
Email: jobs@njernda.com.au


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). 

Applications may be posted, emailed, hand delivered or faxed (provided that a hard copy is posted on the same day).


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