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TELEHEALTH SUPPORT  - PART TIME

 

Role Overview

 

 The purpose of the Telehealth Support Officer position is to support the Department of Health funded “Building Telehealth Capacity in the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Sector” project.

 

The objectives of the project are continue the work already progressed across the sector by focussing on a select number of ACCHOs to build Telehealth capacity and increase the number of Telehealth consultations at those sites.

 

 Key Responsibilities ( see position description for full list)

 

  1. Develop strong professional relationships with select ACCHO staff so that support and assistance can be provided to them in identifying appropriate patients for Telehealth consultations;.
  2. Work with each select ACCHO to identify specialist gaps and identify appropriate clinicians within private and public health settings that are willing to engage in Telehealth consultations with patients from the select ACCHO;
  3. Ensure the select ACCHOs are Telehealth enabled: staff education and understanding, hardware and software needs met, administrative processes are embedded etc.
  4. Work with DHHS, select ACCHOs and VACCHO’s Business Services team to identify and install all necessary telecommunications hardware and software platforms are embedded and operational within the select ACCHOs;
  5. Work with VACCHO’s Health Evidence team to identify with the select ACCHOs the priority patient groups that could benefit from Telehealth consultations, in accordance with the specialty gap being experienced by select ACCHOs;
  6. Continue to collect and analyse evaluation metrics and prepare and evaluation report in consultation with Director, Public Health and Research and evaluation consultant;
  7. Prepare final project report in consultation with Director, Public Health and Research for submission to DHHS.

 

Selected key selection criteria – (amongst others, see PD for full details)

 

  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to Victorian Aboriginal health, Aboriginal culture, and the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control.
  • Demonstrated ability to work or learn to work with Aboriginal organisations, communities and individuals in culturally appropriate ways as well as mainstream health organisations.
  • Demonstrated project management skills including planning, implementation and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and/or experience with using Patient Information Recall Systems (PIRS), such as Communicare, Medical Director and Best Practice;
  • The ability to work independently to achieve project outcomes, while also linking in with a team to support the achievement of project outcomes.

 

  • Highly developed written communication skills, with proven ability to prepare a range of documents including reports, and general correspondence.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to liaise effectively with a wide range of people at all levels.  An ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships, characterised by co-operation, trust and mutual respect.

 

  • Demonstrated initiative and accountability with proven ability to take responsibility for own actions. 

 

  • Demonstrated adherence to organisational behaviour standards and values, and ability to act with respect, honesty and integrity.

    Full details can be obtained from the position description which is available here

    To be successful in securing this position, candidates will possess the relevant skills and experience as outlined in the position description. In particular, a demonstrated understanding and commitment to Aboriginal health, Aboriginal culture, and the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control, knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting the health of Aboriginal Australians, including the social, lifestyle and other determinants of health status, and strong interpersonal skills to build and maintain effective relationships at all levels.

 

 A current driver’s licence is required for travel.

 

 The successful applicant will be required to undergo a National Police Check (not applicable for internal applicants who are already employed). Applicants should address the key selection criteria

 

 This is a part time 6 month position ( .8 EFT), or alternatively it could also be  a casual role by arrangement

 

 Further information about the positions can be directed to Louise Lyons on 9411 9454 or Jimi Peters on 9411 9411. Applications can be submitted via SEEK or direct to Denise Michie - denisem@vaccho.org.au

 

 Closing date: 29 January 2016

 

 

 

TACKLING INDIGENOUS SMOKING

 

Role Overview

 

 Coordinate a Western District ACCHO consortia (six ACCHOs) to support the development and implementation of a Tackling Indigenous Smoking workplan in accordance with Commonwealth Health guidelines and the identified needs and activities across the six ACCHOs and within VACCHO. The aim is reduce the rate of smoking within Aboriginal communities serviced by these ACCHOs by 10% over a 2.5 year period.

 

 Key Responsibilities ( see position description for full list)

 

  1. Develop a strong working and professional relationship with key staff at each of the six  ACCHOs within the consortia and with community members where appropriate;
  2. Work with each of the six ACCHOs within the consortia to identify strategies and activities within each community (in the form of a work plan) that will support the reduction of smoking within the community by 10% over a 2.5 year period;.
  3. Assist ACCHO staff within the consortia in coordinating community, local area and regional forums/events that engage community members in smoking cessation and harm reduction activities;
  4. Work with VACCHO’s Statewide Tobacco Coordinator, Health Evidence team and other relevant staff to maximise knowledge transfer and to better support the Tackling Indigenous Smoking workplan activities and evaluation;

 

Selected key selection criteria – (amongst others, see PD for full details)

 

  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to Victorian Aboriginal health, Aboriginal culture, and the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control.
  • Demonstrated ability to work or learn to work with Aboriginal organisations, communities and individuals in culturally appropriate ways as well as mainstream health organisations.
  • Knowledge and understanding of, or the ability to acquire knowledge of the issues affecting the health of Aboriginal Australians, particularly in relation to tobacco, smoking and smoking related health conditions;
  • Strong project management, budget management and financial reporting skills and demonstrated experience.
  • Ability to manage the delivery of appropriate training and other programs to achieve a reduction of tobacco usage amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals.
  • A demonstrated understanding of program evaluation models and frameworks.
  • Knowledge of, or experience with using Patient Information and Recall Systems (PIRS), (specifically, Communicare, Best Practice and Medical Director) or data aggregation tools such as PENCAT.
  • Ability to identify systematic themes and develop appropriate strategies for broad implementation.
  • Knowledge of state and national tobacco strategies, key stakeholders and current translational research, including harm reduction approaches to reducing smoking in Victorian Aboriginal communities.

 

 Full details can be obtained from the position description which is available on  here

 

 To be successful in securing this position, candidates must not be a smoker and will possess the relevant skills and experience as outlined in the position description. In particular, a demonstrated understanding and commitment to Aboriginal health, Aboriginal culture, and the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control, knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting the health of Aboriginal Australians, including the social, lifestyle and other determinants of health status, and strong interpersonal skills to build and maintain effective relationships at all levels.

 

 A current driver’s licence is required for travel.

 

 The successful applicant will be required to undergo a National Police Check (not applicable for internal applicants who are already employed). Applicants should address the key selection criteria

 

 This is a full time 12 month position, with a 6 month probationary period and the possibility of extension

 

 Further information about the positions can be directed to Louise Lyons on 9411 9454 or Jimi Peters on 9411 9411. Applications can be submitted via SEEK or direct to Denise Michie - denisem@vaccho.org.au

 

 Closing date: 29 January 2016

 

 

 

CANCER AND CVD PROJECT OFFICER

 

Key responsibilities include: ( see position description for full list)

 

  • Increase participation of Victorian Aboriginal people in cancer screening and early diagnosis programs through a strengths based model of consultation and engagement;

  • Identify key enablers and barriers to health promotional language and messages by developing and leading a strengths based health promotion project with key academic and community partners;

  • Increase service integration (ACCHOs and screening entities), program planning and resources to better identify barriers to cancer screening and early diagnosis by working with DHHS and other key stakeholders (mainstream and Aboriginal organisations);

  • If required, undertake a program of ongoing learning and development leading towards a relevant VET qualification at Cert IV level, and/or maintain qualifications at this level 

    Selected key selection criteria – (amongst others, see PD for full details)

 

  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to Victorian Aboriginal health, Aboriginal culture, and the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control.
  • Demonstrated ability to work or learn to work with Aboriginal organisations, communities and individuals in culturally appropriate ways as well as mainstream health organisations.
  • Knowledge and understanding of, or the ability to acquire knowledge of the issues affecting the health of Aboriginal Victorians, particularly cancer and cardiovascular diseases and associated risk factors;
  • Able to identify culturally appropriate and relevant best practice and/or evidence based models for reducing mortality and morbidity associated with cancer and cardiovascular diseases;
  • Strong project management, budget management and financial reporting skills and demonstrated experience;
  • Able to demonstrate strong cross-sectoral negotiation and engagement skills;
  • A demonstrated understanding of program evaluation models and frameworks;
  • Knowledge of, or experience with using Patient Information and Recall Systems (PIRS), (specifically, Communicare, Best Practice and Medical Director) or data aggregation tools such as PENCAT;

 

 

 

Full details can be obtained from the position description which is available here

 

 To be successful in securing this position, candidates will possess the relevant skills and experience as outlined in the position description. In particular, a demonstrated understanding and commitment to Aboriginal health, Aboriginal culture, and the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control, knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting the health of Aboriginal Australians, including the social, lifestyle and other determinants of health status, and strong interpersonal skills to build and maintain effective relationships at all levels.

 

 A current driver’s licence is required for travel.

 

 The successful applicant will be required to undergo a National Police Check (not applicable for internal applicants who are already employed). Applicants should address the key selection criteria

 

 This is a full time position until 30 June 2017, with a 6 month probationary period

 

 Further information about the positions can be directed to Louise Lyons on 9411 9454 or Jimi Peters on 9411 9411. Applications can be submitted via SEEK or direct to Denise Michie - denisem@vaccho.org.au

 

 Closing date: 5 February 2016

 

 

 

Clinical Quality Improvement Officer

 

VACCHO wishes to appoint a Clinical Quality Improvement Officer to support clinical quality improvement in VACCHO Members across Victoria to improve services and holistic health outcomes. The role will also support the implementation of a national clinical quality framework and the VACCHO Data Strategy.

 

 Key responsibilities

 

  1. Contribute to the development and implementation of a national clinical quality framework for provision of health services to Aboriginal people, through liaison with relevant Victorian and national organisations;

  2. Review clinical quality improvement activities undertaken in Victorian ACCHOs;

  3. Support the implementation of the VACCHO Data Strategy with respect to health data quality, related clinical improvement activities, and interpretation of health service data;

  4. Develop or use appropriate tools and resources to undertake data quality assessment and support clinical quality improvement activities;

  5. Provide support and build capacity of ACCHO staff to effectively use clinical data systems and audit tools and identify ongoing resource requirements.

     Selected key selection criteria – (amongst others, see PD for full details)

 

  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to Victorian Aboriginal health, Aboriginal culture, and the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control;

  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting the health of Aboriginal Australians, particularly public and primary health;

  • Interest and demonstrated experience in supporting quality improvement activities and/or leading change;

  • Clinical qualification or management experience, particularly within ACCHO, primary health, or community health environments;

  • Ability to work with, extract and analyse data from Patient Information and Recall Systems (PIRS), such as Medical Director, Best Practice and Communicare, including use of population health audit and analysis tools such as PEN Clinical Audit Tool, Practice Health Atlas, etc.; and

  • Demonstrated project coordination and evaluation experience, including the ability to identify barriers and provide solutions.

 

Desirable selection criteria

 

Experience working in an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation.

 

Full details can be obtained from the position description.

 

To be successful in securing this position, candidates will possess the relevant skills and experience as outlined in the position description. In particular, a demonstrated understanding and commitment to Aboriginal health, Aboriginal culture, and the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control, knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting the health of Aboriginal Australians, including the social, lifestyle and other determinants of health status, and strong interpersonal skills to build and maintain effective relationships at all levels.

 

A current driver’s licence is required for travel.

 

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a National Police Check (not applicable for internal applicants who are already employed). Applicants should address the key selection criteria.

 

This is a full time position over an initial 12 month period from start date.

 

Further information about the positions can be directed to Louise Lyons on 9411 9454 or Chris Halacas on 9411 9411.

 

Applications can be submitted via SEEK or direct to Denise Michie.

 

Closing date:30 November 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Policy Officer

  • Collingwood Location
  • Need experience in developing policies and submissions
  • Attractive salary packaging options available
  • Full time 7  month position available from November 2015 with possibility of extension

    Reporting to the Policy Director, this position will work as part of a policy team working on developing health strategies and policy and funding submissions, as well as providing support to a wide range of stakeholders.

     Suitable candidates will possess a demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to Aboriginal culture, the concept and practice of Aboriginal community control and Aboriginal health. 

     The person will have extensive experience in report writing and research preferably in a health or community setting.   Extensive project management and advocacy support will be important.  A high level of focus, initiative and the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines and solve problems, along with good written and verbal communication skills and ability to liaise with a broad range of people is required.

     Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

    For queries about the position please contact: Louise Carey, Director Policy Unit on 94119411   Applications close on 26 November 2015. Apply via SEEK or direct to denisem@vaccho.org.au

 Please address the key selection criteria on the position description   To download a position description press here

Finance Services Manager

The Business Services Unit comprises the Executive, Communications, Finance, Administration, Operations, Quality and Human Resources.  Its aim is to support all aspects of the operations of VACCHO with timely, professional and proactive services.

 Role Overview

The Finance Manager will support the Business Services Director and provide strategic leadership to the Finance team and Financial services to VACCHO and  support the achievement of objectives and targets related to financial and strategic goals for VACCHO.

 This person will need:

  • A demonstrated understanding and commitment to Victorian Aboriginal health, Aboriginal culture, and the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control;
  • Experience in a senior Business Development and or Finance role
  • Energy and a capacity to manage a number of competing priorities within tight timeframes
  • An understanding of government and regulatory processes

The responsibilities include:

Strategic Business and Service Planning

  • Lead and develop effective finance systems frameworks, approaches and processes to enable and support the consistent and integrated planning and delivery of VACCHOs financial performance, service and efficiency outcomes for the organisation and its stakeholders.
  • Drive finance team process development – including technology transformation programmes, champion a culture of service improvement and review and streamline operational process to ensure service delivery meets customer expectations.

Finance and Risk Management

  • Prepare and control the organisations budget, determine allocation and spend of funds and executive risk strategies in conjunction with the Director BSU and the Finance subcommittee of the Board, in order to achieve long term financial viability for VACCHO whilst minimising the risk.
  • Ensure accurate and timely preparation of all financial reports and forecasts for the organisation so as to provide clear insight into its financial condition enabling high quality decision making.
  • Ensure Finance Team operational compliance with all risk management strategies, including  quality assurance, safe work practices, EEO compliance, privacy and confidentiality, and other policies as applicable.

Finance Team Management

  • Provide management and professional leadership to the Finance team, to ensure all programs and activities are effective, strategically aligned and delivered within time and budget requirements
  • Develop performance objectives for Finance Team including the establishment of key performance indicators and work plans, short and long term objectives and the development of service level agreement that are all designed to achieve the delivery of quality services.

This is a full time 12 role (with a 6 month probationary period) and the possibility of extension. It could be possible to work .8 rather than full time

Qualifications

Bachelor degree in accounting, commerce, economics or other related disciplines

Full details can be obtained from the position description here.

A current driver’s licence is required for travel. The successful applicant will be required to undergo a National Police Check (not applicable for internal applicants ). Applicants should address the key selection criteria as set out in the position description

Further information about the position can be directed to Eddie Gibbons on 9411 9433 . Applications can be submitted via SEEK or direct to Denise Michie.

Closing date: COB 12 November 2015

 

Working together for Health Coordinator

VACCHO is the peak body for Aboriginal health in Victoria and champions community control and health equality for Aboriginal communities. We are a centre of expertise, policy advice, training, innovation and leadership in Aboriginal health. VACCHO advocates for the health equality and optimum health of all Aboriginal people in Victoria. VACCHO’s primary principles of operation are community control and self-determination of health service provision to Aboriginal people in Victoria.

VACCHO Working Together for Health(WTRH) aims to improve the health and wellbeing of Victorian Aboriginal people by engaging health services in prevention, strengthening systems for preventive healthcare and eventually contributing to decreasing the prevalence of chronic disease in Aboriginal communities.

 The WTFH initiative operates in many contexts, including:

  • Regional collaborative projects taking a place-based approach to improving local prevention and early-detection service systems for local Aboriginal communities, with Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations at the centre. WTFH is currently underway in the Loddon Mallee, Gippsland and Hume regions.

  • Flagship projects to identify transfer and extend best practices and system improvements occurring in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations around Victoria.

  • Sustained efforts to improve the cultural safety and appropriateness of state-wide universal prevention and early-detection services. 

  • State-wide system improvements that enable Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations with the best possible systems, tools and policies to deliver needed and accepted prevention and early-detection services to Aboriginal communities.

     Role Overview

     The Working Together for Health Coordinator will be situated with the Public Health and Research Unit and will work with the VACCHO Membership and other key stakeholders to develop and support a primary care prevention and early detection primary health care model that will service Victorian Aboriginal people through their engagement with their Aboriginal health service. The model will incorporate where appropriate, oral health, sexual health, eye health, smoking and cancer prevention and screening services. 

    Selected key selection criteria – see PD for full details

  1. Demonstrated understanding and commitment to Victorian Aboriginal health, Aboriginal culture, and the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control;

  2. Demonstrated ability to work with Aboriginal organisations, communities and individuals in culturally appropriate ways as well as mainstream health organisations;

  3. Knowledge of currently available prevention and early detection (screening) services, and the barriers for Aboriginal people in accessing these services, in particular, immunisation, sexual health, oral health, tobacco control, cancer screening and chronic diseases such as diabetes;

  4. Experience in facilitating partnerships between Aboriginal and mainstream organisations, specifically in relation to Aboriginal primary prevention and health promotion programs;

  5. Excellent communication skills (including interpersonal, verbal and written) and the ability to liaise effectively with a wide range of people at all levels.  An ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships, characterised by co-operation, trust and mutual respect;

  6. Ability to identify and analyse problems, establish appropriate solutions and recommendations;

  7. Experience with or understanding of Patient Information Recall Systems (PIRS), such as Communicare, Medical Director and Best Practice;

  8. Demonstrated proficiency and experience using Microsoft applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook) combined with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.

Full details can be obtained from the position description which is available here.

To be successful in securing this position, candidates will possess the relevant skills and experience as outlined in the position description. In particular, a demonstrated understanding and commitment to Aboriginal health, Aboriginal culture, and the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control, knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting the health of Aboriginal Australians, including the social, lifestyle and other determinants of health status, and strong interpersonal skills to build and maintain effective relationships at all levels.

A current driver’s licence is required for travel.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a National Police Check (not applicable for internal applicants who are already employed). Applicants should address the key selection criteria

This is a full time position until 30 June 2017, with a 6 month probationary period

Further information about the positions can be directed to Louise Lyons on 9411 9454 or Chris Halacas on 9411 9411.

Applications can be submitted via SEEK or direct to Denise Michie.

Closing date: 12 November 2015

 

Project Officer/Trainer

Within VACCHO, the Education and Training Unit is a registered training organisation and plays a key role in achieving the short and long-term goals of the VACCHO membership and the development of a highly skilled Aboriginal Health Workforce and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health sector in Victoria.

Reporting to the Director ETU, the major focus of this position is to implement projects where funding is secured by VACCHO ETU. These may be implemented within the ACCHO sector, partnering mainstream organisations and or to other stakeholder requirements as identified from time to time. The role requires the use of a variety of skills to ensure projects are promoted, coordinated and meet timelines.

Projects may also involve the production of high quality information and communication processes targeting specific audiences, utilising a variety of methods and media including direct facilitation and multi-media where appropriate.

Some responsibilities include: (see PD for full list)

  1. Implement key projects and strategies within agreed timelines and targets as required.  This will involve the adherence to a defined workplan linked directly to the Key performance indicators within specific funding agreements.  
  2. Engage with key stakeholders including through the conduct of project steering and governance meetings, forums and other events for the canvassing of views, dissemination of information and guidance towards achieving key deliverables.
  3. Design, develop and implement project plans to meet key deliverables and ensure project communication strategies meet target audiences, key performance indicators and priorities.
  4. Design, develop and disseminate communication products and processes, including hard copy print based products as well as those appropriate for multi-media. This will involve the writing and editing of a range of resources and promotional materials.
  5. Conduct training programs and or facilitate information sessions as required.

Selection Criteria

In particular, applicants should have a demonstrated understanding and commitment to Aboriginal health, Aboriginal culture, and the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control.  Applicants should have knowledge and experience of the Australian Vocational Education and Training system, registration and funding body requirements.

Applicants will have high quality skills in group facilitation and or training and assessment and high level written communication and conceptual skills, and ability to prepare quality documents, including general correspondence and reports, promotional materials and other print or multi-media based resources.

Desirable

Certificate IV in Training and assessment or equivalent, plus a degree or similar in systems management or another field, or willingness to undertake training to these qualifications.

A current driver’s licence is required for travel within Victoria.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a National Police Check.

This is a .8 contract position until 30 June 2016.

For a copy of the position description, please click here.

Applicants should address the key selection criteria.  Apply via SEEK or direct to denisem@vaccho.org.au.

Queries about the position can be directed to Carol Williams on 9411 9411.

Closing date: COB 12 November 2015

 

 Senior Clinical Educator

The Education and Training Unit is a registered training organisation and plays a key role in achieving the short and long-term goals of the VACCHO membership and the development of a highly skilled Aboriginal Health Workforce and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health sector in Victoria.

 Reporting to the Manager and Director ETU, the major focus of this position is the coordination and delivery of Aboriginal Health Worker qualifications from AQF level III to V with an emphasis on Clinical Practice.  The role is required to provide clinical and educational leadership, as well as giving direction and support to other clinical trainers and educators.  Other activities may include coordination and delivery of other programs and or other training related projects within the Education and Training Unit.

 This can include:

  • Designing, developing , and implementing  training and assessment strategies to suit the needs of students and employers and
  • Coordinating and delivering training workshops, incorporating simulated learning, on and off-the-job assessments and appropriate on-the-job activities

 Other duties include assisting with the professional development of other trainers and facilitators and working as part of a broader educational team that may include health workers and health professionals

 To be successful in securing this position, candidates will possess the relevant skills and experience as outlined in the position description. In particular, a demonstrated understanding and commitment to Aboriginal health, Aboriginal culture, and the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control.  Applicants should have knowledge and experience of the Vocational Education and Training system, The Australian Skills and Qualifications Authority standards and the Australian Qualifications Framework.

 Applicants will have experience as a clinical trainer/educator and in the coordination and facilitation of high quality learning and skills development programs

 The position requires, as a minimum, Certificate IV in Training and assessment or equivalent plus a Qualification in health, or primary care, to a minimum of AQF level V. It also requires clinical experience in mainstream, acute, primary or community health settings, and a higher qualification would be looked on favourably

A current driver’s licence is required for travel within Victoria.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a National Police Check

This is a full time ( or at a minimum .8) 12 month contract position with a 6 month probationary period   Salary is negotiable depending on qualifications and experience.

 For copies of the position description, please refer to here.   Applicants should address the key selection criteria in their applications. Queries about the position can be directed to Carol Williams on 9411 9411. Apply via SEEK or direct to denisem@vaccho.org.au

 Closing date: COB 12 November 2015

 

Quality Systems Project Officer – Part-time

 VACCHO wishes to appoint a Quality Systems Project Officer. The primary purposes of this position are:

  • to undertake a coordinating role that supports VACCHO to meet its quality objectives;
  • to coordinate the audit schedule and track trends related to the Continuous Quality Improvement systems in place at VACCHO
  • To monitor and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of quality management systems and processes and reviewing /refining these where indicated
  • To coordinate activities that meet ISO9001

Selected key selection criteria – (see PD for full details)

  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to Victorian Aboriginal culture and the concept and practice of Aboriginal community control.
  •  Well-developed written communication skills including an ability to prepare quality documents, including general correspondence, agenda and meeting minutes.
  •  Knowledge and experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of systems, policies and procedures
  •  Demonstrated experience in implementing and/or maintaining a quality management framework

  •  Strong working knowledge of ISO 9001:2000  
  •  Comprehensive understanding of quality and /or risk management principles, frameworks and methodology
  •  Demonstrated proficiency and experience using Microsoft applications (eg, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook) combined with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.  An ability to create and work with Excel spread sheets at an intermediate level as well as an understanding of database systems is required.

Full details can be obtained from the position description available here

Applications should address the selection criteria.

To be successful in securing this position, candidates will possess the relevant skills and experience as outlined in the position description. A current driver’s licence is required for travel.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a National Police Check (not applicable for internal applicants who are already employed). This is a part time position 20 hours per week over a 12 month period from start date, with the possibility of extension.

Further information about the positions can be directed to Fiona Scott on 9411 9411.

Applications can be submitted via SEEK or direct to Denise Michie.

Closing date: 18 September 2015

 

Aboriginal Nutrition Promotion Officer

The purpose of the Aboriginal Nutrition Promotion Officer position is to advance nutrition (including oral health) and physical activity initiatives through health promotion and chronic disease prevention, through building the capacity of VACCHO, VACCHO member organisations and partner organisations.

This capacity building occurs through organisational development, workforce training, strategic partnerships, health information resources and campaigns, and state-wide leadership and advocacy.

Key selection criteria

  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to Victorian Aboriginal health, Aboriginal culture, and the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control;

  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting the health of Aboriginal Australians, particularly public and primary health;

  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal health in Victoria ( particularly in relation to nutrition, oral health and diabetes)

  • Experience in facilitating partnerships between Aboriginal and mainstream organisations specifically in relation to Aboriginal Health promotion programs

  • Excellent communication skills to liaise with a wide range of people and key stakeholders, and demonstrated ability to develop, maintain and enhance relationships.

This is an identified Aboriginal position – only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people need apply

This is a 2 year full time role with a 6 month probationary period

Full details can be obtained from the position description which is available on here.

A current driver’s licence is required for travel.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a National Police Check (not applicable for internal applicants who are already employed). Applicants should address the key selection criteria as set out in the position description

Further information about the positions can be directed to Louise Lyons or Jimi Peters on 9411 9411.

Applications can be submitted via SEEK or direct to Denise Michie.

Closing date: COB 12 September 2015

 

Social and Emotional Well Being ( SEWB) Project Officer

VACCHO wishes to appoint a Project Officer for the Social and Emotional Wellbeing Project The contract is for 18 months. The position is located in the Workforce and Wellbeing Unit whose vision is to empower the Victorian Aboriginal Community and partners to provide high quality health services through leadership, support, advocacy and workforce development.

 Key Responsibilities – ( amongst others) – see full PD for more info here

This position provides support to the SEWB workforce who includes mental health, SEWB, Alcohol and Other Drugs, Bringing Them Home, Link-Up Victoria, Youth and Family workers.

 An integral element of the role as SEWB Project Officer will be supporting the SEWB workforce network by providing state-wide and regional forums, promoting training opportunities, actively seeking funding opportunities for the network, and maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of matters relating to Social and Emotional Well-Being.

 Other responsibilities include: Conducting training needs analysis with the Victorian Aboriginal SEWB workforce, providing support and assistance to the Workforce & Wellbeing Unit relating to state wide support to the SEWB workforce, particularly in the areas of professional development workshops and training opportunities and service/workforce development, and providing support to the Manager with advice to the government on SEWB workforce issues related to the development of wellbeing services for Aboriginal people

 The project officer will contribute to development and implementation of a comprehensive orientation, training and professional development package for the Victorian Aboriginal SEWB & other health related programs workforce

 Key selection criteria – see full PD for all

  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to Victorian Aboriginal health, Aboriginal culture, and the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control
  • Demonstrated ability to work or learn to work with Aboriginal organisations, communities and individuals in culturally appropriate ways as well as mainstream health organisations (particularly in relation to SEWB)
  • Ability to develop health promotion resources for SEWB workforce
  • Highly developed written communication skills, with proven ability to prepare a range of documents including reports, and general correspondence.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to liaise effectively with a wide range of people at all levels.  An ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships, characterised by co-operation, trust and mutual respect.

  • Ability to identify and analyse problems, establish appropriate solutions and recommendations using analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Demonstrated consultation, influencing and negotiation skills.
  • A flexible approach, with strong organisational and planning skills, including the ability to effectively manage time and workload, prioritise tasks, and meet changing circumstances, competing demands, interruptions and deadlines.

 Desirable

 Relevant qualifications and/or experience in Aboriginal health contexts.

To be successful in securing this position, candidates will possess the relevant skills and experience as outlined in the position description, and should address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position description

A current driver’s licence is required for travel and the successful applicant will be required to undergo a National Police Check

Further information about the positions can be directed to Craig Holloway  on 9411 9409 or Belinda Stevens on 9411 9405.

 Closing date: COB 14 August 2015

 

Improving Care for Aboriginal Patients ( ICAP) Project Officer

NOTE: Suitable for Aboriginal Applicants only

VACCHO wishes to appoint a Project Officer for the ICAP program. The position is located in the Workforce and Wellbeing Unit whose vision is to empower the Victorian Aboriginal Community and partners to provide high quality health services through leadership, support, advocacy and workforce development.

The main focus of the Unit is to support the work and advocate the needs of the workforce sectors through professional development and networking opportunities

Key Responsibilities – see full PD for more info (see here)

The ICAP Project Officer is responsible for working closely with Aboriginal communities and their organisations, the Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer (AHLO) and Koori Mental Health Liaison Officer (KMHLO) positions and their employing services toward achieving better health outcomes for Aboriginal people and communities. 

An integral element of the role as ICAP Project officer will be supporting the ICAP workforce network by providing state-wide forums, promoting training opportunities, actively seeking funding opportunities for the network, and maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of matters relating to Primary Health Care.

Key selection criteria – see full PD for all

  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to Victorian Aboriginal health, Aboriginal culture, and the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control
  • Demonstrated understanding of the acute & mental health service system
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting the health of Aboriginal Australians, specifically Aboriginal people living in Victoria
  • Ability to develop health promotion resources for ICAP workforce
  • Highly developed written communication skills, with proven ability to prepare a range of documents including reports, and general correspondence

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to liaise effectively with a wide range of people at all levels.  An ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships, characterised by co-operation, trust and mutual respect

  • Self motivated and demonstrated ability working independently with minimal supervision, and as an effective team member, promoting cooperation and commitment to achieve goals and deliverables
  • Demonstrated consultation, influencing and negotiation skills
  • A flexible approach, with strong organisational and planning skills, including the ability to effectively manage time and workload, prioritise tasks, and meet changing circumstances, competing demands, interruptions and deadlines

 Desirable

 Relevant qualifications and/or experience in Aboriginal health contexts.

To be successful in securing this position, candidates will possess the relevant skills and experience as outlined in the position description, and should address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position description

A current driver’s licence is required for travel and the successful applicant will be required to undergo a National Police Check

Further information about the positions can be directed to Craig Holloway on 9411 9409 Belinda Stevens on 9411 9405.

 Closing date: COB 17 September 2015

 

Assets Officer

This position will be primarily responsible for the development of best practice asset management, development of asset management plans, maintenance and capital improvement programs, including the development and maintenance of annual and four year maintenance and capital improvement plans. It also includes project management of the operational ICT/IM implementation, provision of telephony, car fleet  and printing processes. The incumbent is expected to have the ability to deliver exceptional customer service to VACCHO staff and work collaboratively with the Business Service Unit teams.

Key selection criteria – see full PD for all

  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to Victorian Aboriginal health, Aboriginal culture, and the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control;
  • Demonstrated ability to work or learn to work with Aboriginal organisations, communities and individuals in culturally appropriate ways as well as mainstream health organisations
  • Demonstrated experience in Asset management and facilities management.
  • Experience in organisational change management required to implement new IT/ICM systems in administrative workplaces
  • Experience in managing suppliers and external contractors
  • Experience with strategic management of assets, tenders and maintenance programs
  • Experience with risk control
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to liaise with a wide range of people and key stakeholders, and demonstrated ability to develop, maintain and enhance relationships.

This is a full time role with a 6 month probationary period

Full details can be obtained from the position description which is available here

A current driver’s licence is required for travel. The successful applicant will be required to undergo a National Police Check (not applicable for internal applicants who are already employed). Applicants should address the key selection criteria as set out in the position description

Further information about the positions can be directed to Fiona Scott on 9411 9453 or Louise Carey on 9411 9433. Applications can be submitted via SEEK or direct to Denise Michie  - denisem@vaccho.org.au  Closing date: COB 31 July 2015

 

Victorian Palliative Care Project Officer

 VACCHO wishes to appoint a Project Officer for the Victorian Palliative Care Project The contract is for 12 months subject to successful completion of a 6 month probationary period . The position is located in the Workforce and Wellbeing Unit whose vision is to empower the Victorian Aboriginal Community and partners to provide high quality health services through leadership, support, advocacy and workforce development

 Key Responsibilities – ( amongst others) – see full PD for more info 

The project officer will be responsible for assisting with a range of activities in order to achieve the delivery of the project objectives.  The position will work under the direction and support of the Manager and Director, and forms part of the VACCHO Workforce & Wellbeing Unit; working in a team environment and promotes collaboration between projects.

 The focus will be on building and consolidating partnerships between Aboriginal health services, palliative care services and other relevant organizations by: identifying existing Aboriginal networks to participate in the consultation process; developing strategies to engage key stakeholders in the project and identifying and reviewing other national and state projects and activities relevant to guide the project

The successful applicant will also prepare reports in line with reporting requirements for the Department of Health, outlining project activities against set deliverables.

Key selection criteria – see full PD for all

  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to Victorian Aboriginal health, Aboriginal culture, and the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control
  • Demonstrated ability to work or learn to work with Aboriginal organisations, communities and individuals in culturally appropriate ways as well as mainstream health organisations (particularly in relation to palliative care).
  • Experience in a project management role
  • Understanding of the palliative care service system
  • Ability to develop culturally appropriate health promotion resources for palliative care
  • Highly developed written communication skills, with proven ability to prepare a range of documents including reports, and general correspondence.

  • Ability to identify and analyse problems, establish appropriate solutions and recommendations using analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Demonstrated capacity to manage sensitive information, maintain confidentiality and remain impartial at all times.
  • Self motivated and demonstrated ability working independently with minimal supervision, and as an effective team member, promoting cooperation and commitment to achieve goals and deliverables.

 Desirable

 Relevant qualifications and/or experience in Aboriginal health contexts.

 To be successful in securing this position, candidates will possess the relevant skills and experience as outlined in the position description, and should address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position description which is available here

A current driver’s licence is required for travel and the successful applicant will be required to undergo a National Police Check

Further information about the positions can be directed to Craig Holloway  on 9411 9409 or Belinda Stevens on 9411 9405.

 Closing date: COB 31 July  2015

 

Regional Tobacco Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator

VACCHO wishes to appoint a Regional Tobacco – Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator to coordinate the regional team to raise awareness of the health impacts of smoking and chronic disease in indigenous communities and to actively promote positive lifestyle changes. The team must facilitate culturally secure community education, health promotion, social marketing activities to promote quitting, smoke free environments and encourage healthy lifestyles

 Key selection criteria – see full PD for all

  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to Victorian Aboriginal health, Aboriginal culture, and the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control;

  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting the health of Aboriginal Australians, particularly public and primary health;

  • Experience in health promotion and program management

  • Demonstrated understanding of program evaluation models and frameworks

  • Knowledge of state and National tobacco strategies, key stakeholders and current research, including harm reduction approaches to smoking in Victorian Aboriginal communities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to liaise with a wide range of people and key stakeholders, and demonstrated ability to develop, maintain and enhance relationships. 

Desirable:

Regional  Tobacco Coordinators will be fully qualified in a relevant discipline when fully trained

The person will also work collaboratively with other PHRU teams to achieve the required deliverable and outcomes of the Unit.

 This is a 6 month full time role but extensions may be possible depending on funding commitments and performance review

 Full details can be obtained from the position description which is available on here

A current driver’s licence is required for travel.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a National Police Check (not applicable for internal applicants who are already employed). Applicants should address the key selection criteria as set out in the position description

Further information about the positions can be directed to Louise Lyons on 9411 9454 or Jimi Peters on 9411 9436. Applications can be submitted via SEEK or direct to Denise Michie  - denisem@vaccho.org.au  Closing date: COB 31 July 2015

 

Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Coordinator

VACCHO wishes to appoint a Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Coordinator to be responsible for the overall implementation of the STI and BBV activities and outcomes in line with the funded Key performance Indicators and priorities as set by Member organisations and VACCHO. The purpose of the position is to coordinate VACCHOs sexual health, sexuality and harm reduction resources and training for the ACCHO workforce, and provide strategic sexual health advice to the VACCHO CEO, management and other key stakeholders.

This is a full time position over an 18 month period from start date.

Selected key selection criteria

  1. Sound knowledge ,demonstrated understanding and commitment to Victorian Aboriginal health, Aboriginal culture, and the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control;

  2. Knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting the health of Aboriginal Australians, particularly public and primary health;

  3. Knowledge of and an understanding of sexually transmissible infections and Blood borne viruses specifically how they affect Koori communities, including young Koori populations, LGBTI community members, Aboriginal people who inject drugs, prison populations, Aboriginal people living with HIV or viral hepatitis or Aboriginal Community members engaged in sex work

  4. Ability to coordinate and manage projects to achieve team objectives

  5. Highly developed written and oral communication including the ability to write reports, communication, documentation and correspondence in a clear and effective manner.

  6. Experience in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating programs in the health sector

Full details can be obtained from the position description.

Applications should address the selection criteria. 

To be successful in securing this position, candidates will possess the relevant skills and experience as outlined in the position description. In particular, a demonstrated understanding and commitment to Aboriginal health, Aboriginal culture, and the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control, knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting the health of Aboriginal Australians, including the social, lifestyle and other determinants of health status, and strong interpersonal skills to build and maintain effective relationships at all levels.

A current driver’s licence is required for travel.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a National Police Check (not applicable for internal applicants who are already employed).

Further information about the positions can be directed to Louise Lyons on 9411 9454.

Applications can be submitted via SEEK or direct to Denise Michie.

Closing date: 10 July 2015

Marketing And Sales Communications Officer - Cultural Safety Program

Reporting to the Director Sustainability and Business Unit, the Marketing and Sales Communication Officer will work on coordinating and marketing the sales and delivery of BSU’s short courses, fee for service products and internal sales campaigns and provide on the job training to ACCHOs in the coordination of short courses 

Other duties include conducting marketing analysis and working with stakeholders to grow the business

To be successful in securing this position, candidates will possess the relevant skills and experience as outlined in the position description. In particular, a demonstrated understanding and commitment to Aboriginal health, Aboriginal culture, and the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control.  Experience in the coordination and administration of learning programs is critical as well as knowledge of marketing  

A current driver’s licence is required for travel and candidates must be available for travel.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a National Police Check

This is a full time position with a 12 month contract commencing with a 6 months probationary period   Salary is negotiable depending on qualifications and experience.

The position description is available. Applicants should address the selection criteria

Further Information about the position and how to apply, please www.vaccho.org.au.  Queries about the position can be directed to Nicole Cassar on 9411 9411.

Closing date: COB 3 July 2015

 

Training And Development Officer - Cultural Safety Program

Reporting to the Director Sustainability and Business Unit, the Training and Development Officer will work on delivering the core cultural safety training package for VACCHO which will include assisting to complete the development of training materials, developing additional modules as required and assist in implementing a master training program for facilitators. They will facilitate training sessions.

Other duties include assisting in the coordination of the training program, delivering workshops and marketing the program

To be successful in securing this position, candidates will possess the relevant skills and experience as outlined in the position description. In particular, a demonstrated understanding and commitment to Aboriginal health, Aboriginal culture, and the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control.  Experience in the coordination and facilitation of learning programs is critical as well as knowledge of marketing  

A current driver’s licence is required for travel and candidates must be available for travel.

Full details of the key selection criteria and responsibilities can be obtained from the position description.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a National Police Check.

This is a full time position with a 12 month contract commencing with a 6 months probationary period. Salary is negotiable depending on qualifications and experience.

Applicants must address the key selection criteria

Please send application to Denise Michie. Queries about the position can be directed to Nicole Cassar on 9411 9411.

Closing date: COB 3 July 2015

 

Clinical Quality Improvement Officer

VACCHO wishes to appoint a Clinical Quality Improvement Officer to support clinical quality improvement in VACCHO Members across Victoria to improve services and holistic health outcomes. The role will also support the implementation of a national clinical quality framework and the VACCHO Data Strategy.

 Key responsibilities

  1. Contribute to the development and implementation of a national clinical quality framework for provision of health services to Aboriginal people, through liaison with relevant Victorian and national organisations;

  2. Review clinical quality improvement activities undertaken in Victorian ACCHOs;

  3. Support the implementation of the VACCHO Data Strategy with respect to health data quality, related clinical improvement activities, and interpretation of health service data;

  4. Develop or use appropriate tools and resources to undertake data quality assessment and support clinical quality improvement activities;

  5. Provide support and build capacity of ACCHO staff to effectively use clinical data systems and audit tools and identify ongoing resource requirements.

     Selected key selection criteria – (amongst others, see PD for full details)

  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to Victorian Aboriginal health, Aboriginal culture, and the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control;

  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting the health of Aboriginal Australians, particularly public and primary health;

  • Interest and demonstrated experience in supporting quality improvement activities and/or leading change;

  • Clinical qualification or management experience, particularly within ACCHO, primary health, or community health environments;

  • Ability to work with, extract and analyse data from Patient Information and Recall Systems (PIRS), such as Medical Director, Best Practice and Communicare, including use of population health audit and analysis tools such as PEN Clinical Audit Tool, Practice Health Atlas, etc.; and

  • Demonstrated project coordination and evaluation experience, including the ability to identify barriers and provide solutions.

Desirable selection criteria

Experience working in an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation.

Full details can be obtained from the position description.

To be successful in securing this position, candidates will possess the relevant skills and experience as outlined in the position description. In particular, a demonstrated understanding and commitment to Aboriginal health, Aboriginal culture, and the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control, knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting the health of Aboriginal Australians, including the social, lifestyle and other determinants of health status, and strong interpersonal skills to build and maintain effective relationships at all levels.

A current driver’s licence is required for travel.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a National Police Check (not applicable for internal applicants who are already employed). Applicants should address the key selection criteria.

This is a full time position over an initial 12 month period from start date.

Further information about the positions can be directed to Louise Lyons on 9411 9454 or Chris Halacas on 9411 9411.

Applications can be submitted via SEEK or direct to Denise Michie.

Closing date:26 June 2015

 

Health Data Improvement Officer/Health Information Analyst

VACCHO wishes to appoint a Health Data Improvement Officer/Health Information Analyst to support VACCHO Members across Victoria to improve services and holistic health outcomes through the better use and analysis of data. The role will also support the implementation of the VACCHO Data Strategy.

 Key responsibilities

  1. Support staff in ACCHOs across Victoria to improve data quality, collection, analysis and reporting with a focus on improving holistic health outcomes and quality improvement;

  2. Support the implementation of the VACCHO Data Strategy;

  3. Develop or use appropriate tools and resources to support ACCHO staff to use data for ongoing quality improvement activities and undertake data quality assessment;

  4. Provide support and build capacity of ACCHO staff to effectively use clinical data systems and audit tools and identify ongoing resource requirements;

  5. Build strong relationships with ACCHO staff and other key stakeholders to ensure VACCHO responds to the needs of its Members and can support data and clinical quality improvement activities.

 Selected key selection criteria

  1. Demonstrated understanding and commitment to Victorian Aboriginal health, Aboriginal culture, and the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control;

  2. Knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting the health of Aboriginal Australians, particularly public and primary health;

  3. Ability to use data to improve patient outcomes and improve services;

  4. Ability to work with, extract and analyse data from Patient Information and Recall Systems (PIRS), such as Medical Director, Best Practice and Communicare, including use of population health audit and analysis tools such as PEN Clinical Audit Tool, Practice Health Atlas, Tableau, etc.;

  5. Highly developed written and oral communication including the ability to write reports, communication documentation and correspondence in a clear and effective manner.

 Desirable Key Selection Criteria

  1. Experience working in an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation; and/or

  2. Clinical qualification or management experience, particularly within ACCHO, primary health, or community health environments.

 Full details can be obtained from the position description.

To be successful in securing this position, candidates will possess the relevant skills and experience as outlined in the position description. In particular, a demonstrated understanding and commitment to Aboriginal health, Aboriginal culture, and the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control, knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting the health of Aboriginal Australians, including the social, lifestyle and other determinants of health status, and strong interpersonal skills to build and maintain effective relationships at all levels.

A current driver’s licence is required for travel.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a National Police Check (not applicable for internal applicants who are already employed). Applicants should address the key selection criteria

This is a full time position over an initial 12 month period from start date.

Further information about the positions can be directed to Louise Lyons on 9411 9454 or Chris Halacas on 9411 9411.

Applications can be submitted via SEEK or direct to Denise Michie.

Closing date: 26 June 2015

 

Statewide Tobacco Coordinator

VACCHO wishes to appoint a State wide Tobacco Coordinator to take a lead role in coordinating initiatives as they relate to achieving the key result areas against program deliverable regarding smoking of Aboriginal people

Key Responsibilities

Liaise with the Tackling Smoking workforce within Victoria to reduce the incidence of smoking in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities.

Identify and evaluate harm reduction models and strategies

Play a key role in evaluating initiatives using member service data

Advocate the importance of best practice approaches to reducing smoking in Aboriginal communities

Prepare a report, attend and present at the quarterly Best Practice Forum for Aboriginal Tobacco Control

Collaborate and form networks with key stakeholders and workers

 Key selection criteria

  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to Victorian Aboriginal health, Aboriginal culture, and the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control;

  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting the health of Aboriginal Australians, particularly public and primary health;

  • Experience in health promotion and program management

  • Understanding of translational research, harm reduction and the impact of social determinants on health

  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and understanding of Smoke free policies, smoking related issues and smoking cessation support, specifically how they affect Koori communities

  • Demonstrated experience in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating health programs and projects

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to liaise with a wide range of people and key stakeholders, and demonstrated ability to develop, maintain and enhance relationships.

Desirable selection criteria

Relevant qualification and or experience in Aboriginal Health contexts.

The person will also work collaboratively with other PHRU teams to achieve the required deliverable and outcomes of the Unit

A current driver’s licence is required for travel.

Full details can be obtained from the position description.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a National Police Check (not applicable for internal applicants who are already employed).

Applicants should address the key selection criteria as set out in the position description

This is a full time position commencing 1 June 2015 – ending June 2017

Further information about the positions can be directed to Louise Lyons on 9411 9454 or Jimi Peters on 9411 9436.

Applications can be submitted via SEEK or direct to Denise Michie.

Closing date: COB 14 June 2015

 

Public Health Nutitionist .8 position

VACCHO is the peak body for Aboriginal health in Victoria and champions community control and health equality for Aboriginal communities. We are a centre of expertise, policy advice, training, innovation and leadership in Aboriginal health. VACCHO advocates for the health equality and optimum health of all Aboriginal people in Victoria. VACCHO’s primary principles of operation are community control and self-determination of health service provision to Aboriginal people in Victoria.

VACCHO wishes to appoint a .8 Public Health Nutritionist to provide nutrition and physical activity advice and support to Aboriginal Communities wishing to implement nutrition and physical activity programs– 12 month contract

Key Responsibilities

  1. Provide nutrition and physical activity advice and support to Aboriginal Communities wishing to implement nutrition and physical activity programs.

  2. Liaise with Aboriginal community controlled organisations, in particular Aboriginal Health Workers, and undertake site visits as needed.

  3. Facilitate partnerships, where appropriate, between ACCHOs and mainstream health and community organisations.

  4. Promote best practice, culturally appropriate preventive health, nutrition and physical activity programs within the Victorian Aboriginal community, particularly with Aboriginal health and early childhood services, in partnership with peak health organisations.

  5. Develop and deliver accredited training programs and professional development and networking opportunities for Aboriginal health workers and other staff working in Aboriginal nutrition and physical activity.

  6. Develop culturally appropriate preventive health information and social marketing campaigns for Victorian Aboriginal communities focussed on healthy eating, increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviours in partnership with peak health organisations where appropriate.

Key selection criteria

  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to Victorian Aboriginal health, Aboriginal culture, and the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting the health of Aboriginal Australians, particularly public and primary health (particularly in relation to nutrition, oral health and physical activity).

  • A qualification in nutrition and/or dietetics.

  • Experience in a health promotion and/or public health role.

  • Experience in the development and provision of health education and/or training programs, specifically for Aboriginal community controlled health organisations.

  • Highly developed verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills including the ability to provide advice and support and present to broad audiences.
  • An ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships, characterised by co-operation, trust and mutual respect.
  • Ability to identify and analyse problems, establish appropriate solutions and recommendations using analytical and conceptual skills.

Desirable

  • Qualifications in public health and/or health promotion are also highly desirable.

The person will also work collaboratively with other Public Health and Research Unit teams to achieve the required deliverable and outcomes of the Unit.

Full details can be obtained from the position description.

To be successful in securing this position, candidates will possess the relevant skills and experience as outlined in the position description. Candidates should address the key selection criteria in their applications. A current driver’s licence is required for travel.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a National Police Check (not applicable for internal applicants who are already employed).

Further information about the positions can be directed to Louise Lyons on 9411 9454 or Jimi Peters on 9411 9436.

Closing date: COB 2 March 2015

 

Social and Emotional Well Being Project Officer

VACCHO is the peak body for Aboriginal health in Victoria and champions community control and health equality for Aboriginal communities. We are a centre of expertise, policy advice, training, innovation and leadership in Aboriginal health. VACCHO advocates for the health equality and optimum health of all Aboriginal people in Victoria. VACCHO’s primary principles of operation are community control and self-determination of health service provision to Aboriginal people in Victoria.

VACCHO wishes to appoint a Project Officer for the Social and Emotional Wellbeing Project The contract is for 5 months. The position is located in the Workforce and Wellbeing Unit whose vision is to empower the Victorian Aboriginal Community and partners to provide high quality health services through leadership, support, advocacy and workforce development.

Key Responsibilities

This position provides support to the SEWB workforce who includes mental health, SEWB, Alcohol and Other Drugs, Bringing Them Home, Link-Up Victoria, Youth and Family workers.

An integral element of the role as SEWB Project Officer will be supporting the SEWB workforce network by providing state-wide and regional forums, promoting training opportunities, actively seeking funding opportunities for the network, and maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of matters relating to Social and Emotional Well-Being.

Other responsibilities include: Conducting training needs analysis with the Victorian Aboriginal SEWB workforce, providing support and assistance to the Workforce & Wellbeing Unit relating to state wide support to the SEWB workforce, particularly in the areas of professional development workshops and training opportunities and service/workforce development, and providing support to the Manager with advice to the Prime Minister & Cabinet (PM&C) on SEWB workforce issues related to the development of wellbeing services for Aboriginal people.

The project officer will contribute to development and implementation of a comprehensive orientation, training and professional development package for the Victorian Aboriginal SEWB & other health related programs workforce.

Key selection criteria see full PD for more info

  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to Victorian Aboriginal health, Aboriginal culture, and the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control
  • Demonstrated ability to work or learn to work with Aboriginal organisations, communities and individuals in culturally appropriate ways as well as mainstream health organisations (particularly in relation to SEWB)
  • Ability to develop health promotion resources for SEWB workforce
  • Highly developed written communication skills, with proven ability to prepare a range of documents including reports, and general correspondence.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to liaise effectively with a wide range of people at all levels.  An ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships, characterised by co-operation, trust and mutual respect.

  • Ability to identify and analyse problems, establish appropriate solutions and recommendations using analytical and conceptual skills.

  • Demonstrated consultation, influencing and negotiation skills.

  • A flexible approach, with strong organisational and planning skills, including the ability to effectively manage time and workload, prioritise tasks, and meet changing circumstances, competing demands, interruptions and deadlines.

 Desirable

 Relevant qualifications and/or experience in Aboriginal health contexts.

To be successful in securing this position, candidates will possess the relevant skills and experience as outlined in the position description, and should address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position description.

A current driver’s licence is required for travel and the successful applicant will be required to undergo a National Police Check.

Further information about the positions can be directed to Craig Holloway  on 9411 9409 or Belinda Stevens on 9411 9405.

Closing date: COB 6 February 2015

 

Victorian Aboriginal Palliative Care Project Officer

VACCHO is the peak body for Aboriginal health in Victoria and champions community control and health equality for Aboriginal communities. We are a centre of expertise, policy advice, training, innovation and leadership in Aboriginal health. VACCHO advocates for the health equality and optimum health of all Aboriginal people in Victoria. VACCHO’s primary principles of operation are community control and self-determination of health service provision to Aboriginal people in Victoria.

VACCHO wishes to appoint a Project Officer for the Victorian Palliative Care Project The contract is for 12 months subject to successful completion of a 6 month probationary period . The position is located in the Workforce and Wellbeing Unit whose vision is to empower the Victorian Aboriginal Community and partners to provide high quality health services through leadership, support, advocacy and workforce development.

Key Responsibilities 

The project officer will be responsible for assisting with a range of activities in order to achieve the delivery of the project objectives.  The position will work under the direction and support of the Manager and Director, and forms part of the VACCHO Workforce & Wellbeing Unit; working in a team environment and promotes collaboration between projects.

 The focus will be on building and consolidating partnerships between Aboriginal health services, palliative care services and other relevant organizations by: identifying existing Aboriginal networks to participate in the consultation process; developing strategies to engage key stakeholders in the project and identifying and reviewing other national and state projects and activities relevant to guide the project.

The successful applicant will also prepare reports in line with reporting requirements for the Department of Health, outlining project activities against set deliverables.

Key selection criteriasee full PD for more info

  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to Victorian Aboriginal health, Aboriginal culture, and the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control
  • Demonstrated ability to work or learn to work with Aboriginal organisations, communities and individuals in culturally appropriate ways as well as mainstream health organisations (particularly in relation to palliative care).
  • Experience in a project management role
  • Understanding of the palliative care service system
  • Ability to develop culturally appropriate health promotion resources for palliative care
  • Highly developed written communication skills, with proven ability to prepare a range of documents including reports, and general correspondence.
  • Ability to identify and analyse problems, establish appropriate solutions and recommendations using analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Demonstrated capacity to manage sensitive information, maintain confidentiality and remain impartial at all times.
  • Self motivated and demonstrated ability working independently with minimal supervision, and as an effective team member, promoting cooperation and commitment to achieve goals and deliverables.

 Desirable

Relevant qualifications and/or experience in Aboriginal health contexts.

To be successful in securing this position, candidates will possess the relevant skills and experience as outlined in the position description, and should address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position description.

A current driver’s licence is required for travel and the successful applicant will be required to undergo a National Police Check.

Further information about the positions can be directed to Craig Holloway  on 9411 9409 or Belinda Stevens on 9411 9405.

Closing date: COB 6 February 2015

 

Health Information Analyst

2 vacancies

VACCHO is the peak body for Aboriginal health in Victoria and champions community control and health equality for Aboriginal communities. We are a centre of expertise, policy advice, training, innovation and leadership in Aboriginal health. VACCHO advocates for the health equality and optimum health of all Aboriginal people in Victoria. VACCHO’s primary principles of operation are community control and self-determination of health service provision to Aboriginal people in Victoria.

VACCHO wishes to appoint two Health Information Analysts to provide input to VACCHO's Data Strategy with respect to health data integrity matching and integration – 12 month contracts

Key Responsibilities

To provide input to VACCHO’s Data Strategy with respect to health data integrity, matching and integration; to implement the VACCHO Data Strategy, to undertake data quality assessment and improvement, data collection, analysis and reporting; to develop appropriate materials, plans, processes, policies, guidelines  and systems integration strategies for the implementation and ongoing management of the data activities; and to provide support to Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO) staff regarding clinical data systems and integrity to build capacity and confidence within ACCHOs and identify ongoing resource requirements;

Key selection criteria

  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to Victorian Aboriginal health, Aboriginal culture, and the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control;

  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting the health of Aboriginal Australians, particularly public and primary health;

  • Ability to work with, extract and analyse data from Patient Information and Recall Systems, such as Medical Director, Best Practice and Communicare

  • Ability to effectively use data extraction, analysis, mapping and statistical software such as PENCAT and Practice Health Atlas, MapInfo and SAS

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to liaise with a wide range of people and key stakeholders, and demonstrated ability to develop, maintain and enhance relationships.

Desirable

  • Clinical qualification or experience, particularly within community health environments
  • Experience with conducting clinical data or clinical systems audits
  • Experience with data mapping or data coding.

The person will also work collaboratively with other teams within the Public Health and Research Unit to achieve the required deliverable and outcomes of the Unit.

Full details can be obtained from the position description.

To be successful in securing this position, candidates will possess the relevant skills and experience as outlined in the position description. In particular, a demonstrated understanding and commitment to Aboriginal health, Aboriginal culture, and the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control, knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting the health of Aboriginal Australians, including the social, lifestyle and other determinants of health status, and strong interpersonal skills to build and maintain effective relationships at all levels.

A current driver’s licence is required for travel.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a National Police Check (not applicable for internal applicants who are already employed)

These are two full-time positions commencing for 12 months from starting date – ending around the February 2016

Further information about the positions can be directed to Louise Lyons on 9411 9454 or Chris Halacas on 9411 9476.

Closing date: COB 6 February 2015