SOCIAL EMOTIONAL WELLBEING WORKER

Programs Services Team

POSITION CONTEXT

The Social Emotional Well-Being Support Worker is part of the Programs Team at 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

Social Emotional Wellbeing Team Leader

SENIOR 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

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

All Mawarnkarra employees are required to comply with all policies in place 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 Support Worker is to provide support to Aboriginal people to improve their knowledge of healthy lifestyle behaviours and influence a positive change in behaviour on an individual and group level.  The role focuses on:

  • Creating and delivering programs that inform and improve knowledge of risk-taking behaviours in a group setting.
  • Tailoring program delivery for individual clients to improve and increase positive behaviour changes for Mawarnkarra clients.
  • Improving knowledge of behavioural risk factors for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Measuring positive healthy lifestyle behaviour changes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Measuring increased positive behaviours related to connection to Country, family and/or community

 

The role aims to provide group education and individual to achieve the above in line with the program plan and key performance indicators. 

 

SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Knowledge and experience in risk taking behaviours and how to influence a change in behaviour at a group and individual level.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team
  • Developed oral and interpersonal communications
  • Ability to develop program materials and confidence to present activities to large groups
  • Ability to identify and negotiate complex issues with
  • Ability to use computer and data entry systems.
  • Ability to identify situations where a more senior staff member is required for
  • Ability to prioritise workload and demonstrated organisational
  • Capacity to liaise with and develop meaningful relationships with Aboriginal people in Roebourne and surrounding areas.
  • Understanding of cultural factors and ability to work with cultural sensitivity when working together with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander clients.
  • Commitment to ongoing participation in education, professional development, evidence based research and quality

 

DUTIES

  1. Provide individual and 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 Islander people
  • Plan program work 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 and individual 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 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 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 behaviour
      • Record group and individual client assistance within Communicare
      • Utilise patient alerts and To Do list within Communicare to support & achieve positive health outcomes
    2. Undertake promotion of the Social Emotional Wellbeing program utilising relevant media platforms.
    3. Assist the wider MHS team with planning, coordinating and delivering community events and health promotion activities as required.
    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
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and compliance with all Mawarnkarra policies and
  • Participate in maintaining a safe working environment
  • 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.

Current CPR Certificate.

COVID-19 Vaccinated.

All employees are subject to regular random drug and alcohol testing.

Please email your resume and application for a role through to hr@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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