16 Oct

Indigenous Women Family Support Worker Jobs Vacancy in Star Health Saint Kilda

Position
Indigenous Women Family Support Worker
Company
Star Health
Location
Saint Kilda VIC
Opening
16 Oct, 2018 30+ days ago

Star Health Saint Kilda urgently required following position for Indigenous Women Family Support Worker. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

Follow the online directions, complete all the necessary fields, and provide all relevant information so your application is submitted correctly. When you click the 'Apply this Job' button (open in new window) you will be taken to the online application form. Here you will be asked to provide personal and contact details, respond to employment-related questions, and show how you meet the key selection criteria.

Indigenous Women Family Support Worker Jobs Vacancy in Star Health Saint Kilda Jobs Details:

The aim of this position is to work with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and families in the inner south
area of Melbourne to improve their overall health and wellbeing. This will include promoting healthy lifestyles,
strengthening cultural identity and strengthening relationships with families and community.

The objective is to improve the delivery of services to Indigenous women and families by identifying their needs;

raising everyone’s awareness of these needs and being creative in addressing them.

The worker will work with women and families in the Urban and Inner South areas of Port Phillip, Stonnington, Glen
Eira, Kingston and Bayside.

This position is fixed term for 12 month.


Key Responsibilities

Directly -

  • Work with local women and families to address their needs and build on their strengths
  • Provide outreach support to women and their families
  • Develop and run activities that promote health and well-being
  • Support cultural activities that strengthen identity
  • Promote and showcase local culture
  • Support other Indigenous Access staff and programs
  • Promoting and distributing any relevant information to women and families
  • Develop goals with individuals and in groups
  • Support women on an individual basis with some case management

Indirectly -

  • Flexibility in work time and hours
  • Contribute to relevant local networks
  • Develop partnerships with other relevant local agencies
  • Work with other Star Health program areas
  • Attend all relevant programme and network meetings as negotiated by the programme coordinator.

Professional Development

  • Attend any relevant trainings
  • Participate in regular supervision sessions with the Program Coordinator.

Key Capabilities

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Understanding and commitment to Aboriginal health and wellbeing
  • Influence and negotiation – Able to utilise skills to effectively build rapport with staff, clients and external
partnerships

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Star Health

Qualifications [Post-Secondary/Vocational; Undergraduate or Postgraduate degree(s)]

Essential Relevant community service qualification

Preferred

Professional Membership(s)

Experience [Industry sector, field of practice]

Essential

Preferred Previous employment in a similar role



Key selection criteria – Essential

Knowledge and skills • Be of Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander descent

  • Have good knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
cultures, society and ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander people.
  • Be willing to work as a member of a team.
  • Have good time management skills.
  • Hold or be willing to apply for a current Working with Children check.
  • Competent in working with computers
  • Hold a current Victorian Driver’s License

Desirable

  • Previous experience in a similar role.

Protecting babies, children and young people from child abuse and neglect is integral to the work at Star Health

Protecting Children • Star Health has zero tolerance of child abuse. Protecting babies, children and young

Policy Information people from child abuse and neglect is integral to the provision of health services to
this group and their families, and is a core responsibility for all Star Health staff.

Organisational Responsibilities

Personal qualities Resilience - Demonstrates perseverance in achieving objectives and copes effectively
with setbacks and problems.

  • Initiative & Accountability - Takes responsibility for actions and proactively implements
work plan and addresses issues.
  • Empathy and Cultural Awareness - Demonstrates an interest in and an appreciation of
a range of different cultures and actively seeks to understand and effectively address
the issues and views of others.
  • Continuous Quality Improvement - Identify continuous quality improvement
opportunities and act upon when/where relevant.

Other Licence(s) • Unrestricted Victorian Driver Licence (or equivalent)


Important information

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Status: Internal; Confidential Review Date: 1/8/2018 Review by: Coordinator Indigenous

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Star Health

  • Star Health is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to
the health of its employees. The organisation is a smoke-free workplace.
  • Star Health’s usual hours of operation are from 8:00am to 8:00pm Monday to Friday, specific hours of work will
be determined in accordance with operational requirements and contained in the Contract of Employment.
  • Your Letter of Offer may state you will be based at a particular Star Health site; however, it is expected that you
will be required to work at different locations in the greater metropolitan area of Melbourne
  • Offers of employment are contingent upon:

o A successful reference check (all positions);

o Non-adverse Criminal Record check (all positions);

o Fitness for Work medical examination (specific positions);

o Holding and maintaining a valid ‘Working with Children Check’ (all positions)

o Undertake a DHHS Disability Exclusion Worker Check (specific positions)


Star Health is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disabilities and individuals of diverse backgrounds
including those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and LGBTI+ community to
apply.

Some roles may require candidates to undertake psychometric testing prior to appointment.

Salary Packaging Information

  • Star Health currently has two types of Salary Packaging:

o General salary packaging of $15,900 per FBT year

o Meal Entertainment/Facility leasing of $2,550 per FBT year

Salary Packaging is optional and may have considerable tax benefits depending upon personal circumstances.


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