- Job posted on: 1st Oct 2021
- Applications close:
The Children’s Ground Approach is Australian designed with First Nations people. We are committed to systems change to ensure dignity, justice and equity for all children and families. Our work focuses on national systems reform by evidencing a new way of working.
The Children’s Ground Approach is a whole of community, whole of life approach. We partner with communities over the course of a generation, led by local expertise, vision and intelligence. Together, we create and deliver an integrated system that is centred on learning, health, development and well-being. The Approach responds to children and their families through the key transition points from pre-birth to young adulthood. Our Approach recognises the cultural, social and economic strength of communities and builds on this to equip children for opportunities locally, nationally and globally.
Children’s Ground operates in Central Australia and across the Top End, with support provided by a Melbourne-based Shared Services team. To learn more about Children's Ground and the work we do, visit our website: https://www.childrensground.org.au
This role will work within a multi-disciplinary team that delivers the Children’s Ground Family Health and Wellbeing Framework, Health in the Hands of the People (HIHP), to improve the health and wellbeing outcomes for the community. This will include the recognition and support of local cultural knowledge systems and practices, and the agency of consumers.
First Nations communities are at significant risk of contracting and transmitting COVID-19 and of experiencing severe symptoms and health impact due to a range of factors including existing or underlying chronic health conditions and overcrowding. However, there are multiple influences contributing to low engagement in COVID-19 vaccine programs.
This role will provide and coordinate a focussed response to COVID-19 with Children’s Ground communities and more broadly (where possible) to engage with First Nations community leaders, families and other local services to provide COVID-19 related health promotion in regard to factors that can reduce and prevent contracting and transmitting COVID-19.
Coordinate a focused response to COVID 19 to: