SOCIAL EMOTIONAL WELLBEING WORKER

Programs Services Team

The Social Emotional Well-Being Worker is part of the Program 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
Programs Manager

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 Social Emotional Well-Being Worker is to provide support to Aboriginal people to receive services that improve their knowledge of healthy lifestyle behaviours. The role focuses on:

– improving knowledge of behavioural risk factors for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people

– assisting and measuring positive healthy lifestyle behaviour changes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people

– assisting and measuring positive behaviours related to connection to Country, family and/or community

The roles are to provide group education to achieve the above in line with the program plan and program target. The program is called Social, Emotional and Wellbeing.

 

SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Motivation to provide service excellence.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Good oral and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Ability to present to large groups and to assist individuals one on one.
  • Ability to develop program materials.
  • Ability to negotiate complex issues with clients.
  • Ability to use computer systems.
  • Ability to identify situations where a more senior staff member is required for assistance.
  • Ability to prioritise workload and demonstrated organisational skills.
  • Ability to liaise and develop relationships within the Aboriginal community of the area.
  • Understanding of cultural factors when dealing with Aboriginal & TSI clients.
  • Commitment to ongoing participation in education, professional development, evidence based research and quality assurance.

DUTIES

  1. Provide group education to support improving knowledge of behavioural risk factors (drugs, alcohol, bullying, lack of activity, depression and so on) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people.
    • Plan program work for the year with assistance and approval from management.
    • Identify appropriate target audiences, based on evidence and direction from management towards those groups that have knowledge improvement needs.
    • Develop program materials based on evidence (with support from subject matter experts).
    • Ensure program material is reviewed, following relevant Policy prior to presentation.
    • Record group education within Communicare as directed by management.
  1. Undertake activities that support positive healthy lifestyle behaviour changes and / or positive behaviours related to connection to Country, family and/or community for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people.
    • Plan program work for the year with assistance and approval from management.
    • Identify appropriate target audiences, based on evidence and direction from management towards those groups that have knowledge improvement needs.
    • Develop program activities and materials based on evidence (with support from subject matter experts).
    • Ensure program activities and material are reviewed, following relevant Policy prior to presentation.
    • Record group activities within Communicare as directed by management.
  1. Undertake support, to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands around increasing their knowledge of behavioural risk factors and support positive healthy lifestyle behaviourealthy lifestyle behaviour.
    • Record group client assistance within Communicare.
    • Utilise patient alerts and To Do list within Communicare to support the individual achieve positive health outcomes.
  1. Undertake promotion of the Social Emotional Wellbeing program utilising MHS Facebook, MHS Web site, MHS Radio Program.
    • Provide support to the weekly production of the overall MHS Radio Program.
  1. Assist MHS with running community events and health promotion activities as required.
  1. 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.
    • Supervise and delegation to SEWB Support Worker.
    • Undertake activities and work direction as requested by management.

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 regular random drug and 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.

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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