Working collectively to take a coordinated approach to delivering culturally safe prevention and early detection services to Aboriginal Victorians, particularly in relation to smoking, cancer prevention and screening, sexual health, eye health and oral health. WTFH aims to ensure that prevention and early detection effort is delivered in a comprehensive, coordinated, and effective manner. It supports a systematic, proactive, and sustainable approach to prevention and early detection.
**This is an “Indigenous Only” role under Special Measures of the EEO Act 2010, Section 12.
We are an Aboriginal Community Controlled, multidisciplinary health service offering a range of primary care services to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community of Robinvale. We employ Doctors, Nurses, Aboriginal health workers, midwives, maternal child health nurses and allied health providers to deliver the full range of services to manage the health of our community. We are an accredited practice and a member of the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO), reflecting our commitment to community control and empowerment
Our aim is to give our clients the highest possible quality of care, by ensuring excellence in all aspects of our Health Service. We endeavour to provide clients with the best and most current treatments, methods, materials, and equipment within our resource capabilities to ensure that the clients receive the high quality of service they have come to expect. We believe that clients come first. Teamwork is highly valued and encouraged within the Health Service to promote a harmonious and productive environment. We hold great importance in ethical and responsible behaviour as essential to maintain the trust and loyalty of our clients and staff. Our health service philosophy includes ensuring our programs are conducted according to Aboriginal principles and priorities while following good practices and accountability.
We work collectively with ‘Working Together for Health’ (WTFH) initiative of DHHS and take a coordinated approach to delivering culturally safe prevention and early detection services to Aboriginal Victorians, particularly in relation to smoking, cancer prevention and screening, sexual health, eye health and oral health. WTFH aims to ensure that prevention and early detection effort is delivered in a comprehensive, coordinated, and effective manner. It supports a systematic, proactive, and sustainable approach to prevention and early detection.
A WTFH Regional Coordinator is co-located at BDAC and DHHS and supports WTFH funded Prevention and Health Promotion Coordinator, as well as supporting health promotion more generally in the region.
As a regional project WTFH is part of a suite of activities auspice by Loddon Mallee Aboriginal Reference Group (LMARG).
LMARG is a forum comprised of member Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs), formed in 1997 from the Loddon Mallee Region of northwest Victoria. LMARG works to improve the health and social outcomes of Aboriginal communities in the LMARG catchment through the development of regional priorities and targeted services.
Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve their health. It moves beyond a focus on individual behaviour towards a wide range of social and environmental interventions.
The Working Together for Health employee will work to meet the objectives of Njernda’s Prevention and Promotion Health plan in line with the Agreed Working Together for Health priorities to achieve the following responsibilities:
Experience, and Competencies
Education, Training and/or Competencies:
Conditions of Employment:
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 St, Echuca Vic 3564
PO Box 201, Echuca Vic 3564
Applications close: Monday 31st January 2022 12.00 noon.
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).
All applications close: 31st Jan 2022