Sexual Health Outreach Worker

Clinical Services Team

The Sexual Health Outreach Worker is part of the Clinical Services 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

Clinical Manager

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Conditions of employment as 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.

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

To provide a culturally appropriate service, including assisting with accessing holistic health care services to clients.

The role of the Sexual Health Outreach Worker is to ensure that the program objectives are met whilst working under the supervision and direction of the Clinical Manager. The focus will be to meet the needs of the target community by providing health services, at times out of hours, to the targeted population. This will be achieved by working in a team environment, coordinating and collaborating with other team members and supervising staff to do all things to plan and deliver services and monitor and evaluate outcomes.

SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members and the client population.
  • Ability to provide support in highly stressful circumstances.
  • Ability to work with families in a supportive environment.
  • Ability to assess the needs of people living with a sexual health disease and assist in providing access to services, including health services, based on their needs.
  • Ability to prioritise workload.
  • Ability to collect and record data.
  • Ability to produce reports.
  • Ability to work in a team and be accountable to team members and supervisors.
  • Ability to work in collaboration to develop a work plan and monitor outcomes on a regular basis, adapting plans to meet service needs.
  • Motivation to provide service excellence.
  • Ability to seek the advice and support of the Sexual Health Registered Nurse and other senior staff when necessary.
  • Commitment to ongoing participation in education, professional development, and quality assurance.

DUTIES

1. Community member responsibilities

☑ Community liaison: Establish strong links in the broader Aboriginal community for the purpose of establishing connections and community referrals to services.

☑ To establish links within the community, encourage and support target population to undertake health services, including: health checks and medical services when required.

☑ Provide education and awareness raising programs within the community about accessing health services for sexual health.

☑ Practical assistance: To provide practical assistance to individuals within the community by assisting with patient transport services if needed, to ensure the individuals can access health services.

☑ Provide support in ensuring an adherence to medication regimes, follow up appointments and attendance at appointments.

☑ Assist with transportation to individuals when required.

☑ Provide follow-up support to individuals.

☑ Administration and support: Provide input and feedback to the MHS team on any access issues or barriers that are deterring or limiting access to services.

☑ Identify and work with the team to formulate solutions to access and care barriers.

☑ Teamwork and program implementation and coordination: Work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team.

☑ Establish strong links with other service providers providing services to target population for the purpose of enhancing client services and coordination of services.

☑ Feedback and access: Provide input and feedback to the MHS team for the purpose of enhancing early identification of those who would benefit from health checks and extended health services.

☑ Provide input and feedback on how to address barriers for the target population in accessing services.

2. Program responsibilities

☑ Work collaboratively to write a plan for the implementation of the program.

☑ Meet regularly with the Clinical Manager & Sexual Health Registered Nurse to report on progress and implementation of program.

☑ Develop a plan for data collection, review and feedback to the team and MHS.

☑ Collect data daily and report on data at least weekly.

☑ Assist other staff in the collection of relevant data.

☑ Educate other team members on the program and their role in implementation.

3. Resources

☑ Use of a pool vehicle during work hours and for work purposes (no personal use and no home garaging).

☑ Use of a mobile phone during work hours for work purposes (no personal use).

☑ Comply with policies and procedures for use of vehicles, phones and other resources.

4. Professional and other responsibilities

☑ Participate positively in the work of MHS.

☑ Undertake any task not included in this position description that is reasonably requested and required.

☑ Maintain the highest standards of professional conduct.

☑ Contribute to the achievement objectives of the service.

☑ Demonstrate an understanding of and compliance with all Mawarnkarra policies and procedures at all times.

☑ Participate in maintaining a safe working environment.

☑ Other duties as directed by managers.

    EDUCATION

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

    OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION

    Performance will be appraised on an on-going basis and formally at the first 3 months and annually thereafter.

    Consent to undergo a Working With Children Check and a National Police Certificate.  Employment is conditional pending the outcome of these checks.

    Current Drivers Licence.

    All employees are subject to random drug & alcohol testing.

    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.

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    The Corporate Services Manager is part of the Corporate Team of Mawarnkarra Health Service. The Service 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 MANAGE
    CEO

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

    37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:45pm with 45minutes (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 role of the Corporate Services Manager is responsible for all assets of the organisation and to implement the relevant objectives of the organisation by ensuring that the corporate team deliver a supportive, quality, effective and efficient service in order that the health needs of clients and the community are met

    SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES

    • Motivation to provide service excellence.

    • Demonstrated ability to lead a multidisciplinary team.

    • Demonstrated capacity to lead in a collaborative manner with staff.

    • Demonstrated ability to problem solve issues on a day-to-day basis.

    • Demonstrated conflict resolution skills.

    • Ability to manage the assets of the organisation.

    • Experience in the application of Workplace Health and Safety legislation.

    • Ability to report against key deliverables.

    • Good writing skills.

    • Good interpersonal skills.

    • Commitment to ongoing participation in education, professional development, evidence based research and quality assurance.

    DUTIES

    1. Leadership and management

    • Manage the corporate team staff on a day-to-day basis.
    • Motivate staff to provide service excellence.
    • Oversee the provision of the highest standards of service fulfilling the responsibilities of the program requirements.
    • Ensure that staffs are allocated responsibilities appropriately under the programs they work under.
    • Monitor staff performance and manage same.
    • Conduct regular staff appraisals, as per the organisation’s policy.
    • Identify staffs that require support and assistance in fulfilling their responsibilities and arrange for the provision of support and assistance.
    • Monitor and manage compliance with the policies of Mawarnkarra.
    • Promote a collaborative working environment for all staff.
    • Identify staff that may require performance management.
    • Ensure that the professional development needs of staff of the corporate team are met and are consistent with organisational policy.
    • Provide leadership in problem solving issues that arise.
    • Ensure that staffs are appropriate and respectful of clients, visitors and other staff at all times.

    2. Manage the assets of the organisation, including equipment, vehicles and housing

    • Maintain and update the asset register.
    • Manage the maintenance of equipment, vehicles, buildings and housing.
    • Manage the purchase, transfer and disposal of assets.
    • Ensure all policies and procedures for asset acquisition and disposal are followed.

    Equipment

    Ø Ensure all regular servicing of all equipment, including medical equipment, is conducted on time as per the labelling.

    Ø Ensure all emergency repairs to equipment are conducted in a timely fashion.

    Vehicles

    Ø Manage the day-to-day running of vehicles ensuring vehicles are ready for use by staff.

    Ø Hold all vehicle keys

    Ø Ensuring no unauthorised use of vehicles

    Ø Ensuring that home-garaged cars are available for use by all staff during the day

    Ø Conduct log-book audits

    Ø Manage the purchase, leasing, transfer and disposal of the fleet vehicles.

    Ø Ensure all polices and procedures for vehicles and use of vehicles are followed.

    Ø Ensure all vehicles registered is current with the Department of Transport WA

    Ø Management of accounts relating to fuel, cleaning, maintenance and repairs of vehicles

    Ø Maintaining an accurate and contemporary register of all vehicles, delegated drivers and vehicles assigned under home garaging, conditional and private use vehicles.

    Housing & MHS Buildings

    Ø Ensure all facilities are maintained to a high standard.

    Ø Ensure that all of the paperwork is completed prior to a staff member occupying a Mawarnkarra house, such as the lease is completed and inspections are carried out.

    Ø Ensure regular inspections are undertaken on Mawarnkarra housing.

    Ø Ensure all furniture included in the housing for a staff member is documented and accounted for.

    Ø Ensure all maintenance for Mawarnkarra housing is carried out in a timely fashion.

    Ø Ensure all polices and procedures for housing are followed.

    Security

    Ø Manage security portfolio on behalf of Mawarnkarra.

     

    Ø Ensure correct security delegation is given to each staff member.

     

    Ø Ensure security protocols are followed for arming, disarming & lock up procedures.

     

    Ø Ensure regular maintenance is carried out for security system for Mawarnkarra Health Services, including the Safe House.

    IT

    Ø Manage the IT portfolio on behalf of Mawarnkarra.

     

    Ø Ensure all IT updates/upgrades/maintenance are carried out in a timely and non-disruptive manner.

      EDUCATION

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

      OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION

      Performance will be appraised on an on-going basis and formally at the first 3 months and annually thereafter.

      Consent to undergo a Working with Children Check and a National Police Certificate. Employment is conditional pending the outcome of these checks.

      All employees are required to adhere to the 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.

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