ITC ABORIGINAL OUTREACH WORKER

PART TIME

Programs Team

The ITC Aboriginal Outreach Worker is part of the Clinic Team of Mawarnkarra Health Service. The service’s objective is to provide holistic, primary health care services to the Aboriginal people of the West Pilbara region.

LOCATION
20 Sholl Street, Roebourne, WA 6718.

LINE MANAGER

IHPO / BDA

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Our hours of operation are Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:45pm
  • 15 hours per week with 45 minutes (unpaid) for lunch daily.
  • You are to be ready for work no later than 8:30am daily.

Other conditions of employment are identified in your contract for employment.

All Mawarnkarra employees are required to comply with all policies in force at the time of commencement of employment and those implemented from time to time.

As part of the orientation program, employees are required to sign declarations and agreement pursuant to policies of the Health Service.

POSITION OBJECTIVE

The ITC Aboriginal Outreach Worker will contribute to improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic health conditions through access to care coordination, multidisciplinary care, and support for self-management; and Improve access to culturally appropriate mainstream primary care services.

SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Contribute to better treatment and management of chronic conditions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people enrolled on the program;
  • Improve access to appropriate health care through care coordination and provision of supplementary services for eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic disease;
  • Foster collaboration and support between the mainstream primary care and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector;
  • Improve the capacity of mainstream primary care services to deliver culturally appropriate services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; and
  • Increase the uptake of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items, including Health Assessments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and follow up items.

DUTIES

1. Provide support and assistance to clients:

  • Provide appropriate and timely assessments based on client needs and act according to the assessment.
  • Provide link-up services to clients and provide support and assistance to clients through this process.
  • Participate in case conferencing and undertake all responsibilities as per the care plan of clients.
  • Refer clients appropriately to other services within Mawarnkarra and external to Mawarnkarra.
  • Provide clients with information about the services they are being referred to and provide support as necessary to clients attending other services.
  • Follow-up clients on a regular basis.
  • Initiate client contact where appropriate and necessary.
  • Provide support and assistance to clients in their own environment consistent with the policies of Mawarnkarra.
  • Work effectively and appropriately with families.
  • Provide support and assistance clients requiring housing, family services and assistance with Centrelink and/or Court.
  • Advocate the needs of clients to services such as WA Housing, Centrelink, WA Mental Health Services and Family and Community Services.
  • Provide assistance and support to families and friends of people who are in detox or rehabilitation.
  • Assist clients to improve daily living skills such as budgeting, drug and alcohol awareness and confidence building skills.

2. Manage client files:

  • Maintain confidentiality in all aspects of record keeping.
  • Records all data on clients as required by Mawarnkarra.

3. Program responsibilities:

  • Under the supervision of the ITC Program’s IHPO, to help

4. Professional responsibilities:

  • Maintain the highest standards of professional conduct.
  • Participate in and contribute to the fulfilment of operational needs of the organisation as they arise.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and compliance with all Mawarnkarra policies and procedures.
  • Participate in maintaining a safe working environment.
  • Other duties as directed by management.

EDUCATION

Attend and participate in the professional development program and relevant external seminars and conferences, as approved.

OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION

Consent to undergo a Working with Children Check and a National Police Certificate if required by the employer and if required, employment is conditional pending the outcome of these checks.

Current valid driver’s Licence.

All employees are required to adhere to Smoking policy and be willing to undertake a random drug and alcohol screening.

Please email your resume and application for a role through to hrofficer@mhs.org.au. You will receive confirmation that your application has been received. Should we progress your application to interview, we will contact you to arrange.

MHS may commence appointment proceedings immediately, appoint by invitation or make no appointment at all. This opportunity is only open to candidates with the right to work in Australia. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Explore local and northwest attractions near Mawarnkarra Health Service

Our service is located within the City of Karratha 40 minutes from Karratha.

The Pilbara is home to several beautiful beaches with opportunities for diving and snorkelling. The area is perfect for fishing and other water-based activities such as boating, sailing and whale watching. Millstream Chichester National Park is famous for its watering holes and camping spots. Within just a few hours’ drive are the world heritage listed sites of Karijini National Park and Ningaloo Reef. There are regular community events such as the Dampier Markets and horse racing and the recent development of the Karratha Art’s Precinct has opened the region up to more artistic pursuits including exhibitions, dance and theatre performances. We enjoy easy access to attractions such as Indigenous Rock Art accessed through guided tours on the Burrup Peninsula.

Explore more about the Pilbara here.

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