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Intellectual Disability Project Officer

EIS Health Limited
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  • Close to train station!
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  • Full time / Part Time Position.

About us

Central and Eastern Sydney PHN is a Not-For-Profit Primary Health Care Organisation covering Sydney Local Health and South Eastern Sydney Local Health District regions.

Our aim is to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of primary health care services for patients particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes; and improve coordination of care.

PHNs are new and exciting additions to the primary health care landscape. You can find out more about this PHN at www.cesphn.org.au.

About the Role:

This new position is part of an exciting Commonwealth Government initiative to improve the health system experience and response for people with an intellectual disability accessing health care services. This role is responsible for improving access to primary care and other specialised services for those with an intellectual disability and their carers. This position will engage with primary care providers and specialist intellectual disability services to support the development of referral networks and improve continuity of care.

Do you have a sound knowledge of issues related to intellectual disability and exposure to primary and tertiary health care settings?

Can you maintain professional working relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders including general practice, allied health, the Local Health Districts, community representatives and social services? The Intellectual Disability Project Officer will be required to support health system integration and stakeholder engagement, person centred approach and quality improvement in general practice.

The Intellectual Disability Service Navigator will be located within the Population Health and Chronic Disease team and will be required to provide expertise and guidance on matters relating to intellectual disability.

Key Responsibilities

  • Consult and provide in-reach services to general practice and allied health to facilitate service navigation and referrals across multiple sectors, thereby improving the continuum of care and reducing service gaps in relation to intellectual disability and chronic disease management and prevention.
  • Participate in local interagency groups to increase knowledge of the local service system, build relationships and promote the project.
  • Liaise with health professionals, the community, service providers and other relevant stakeholders to provide input into program planning, development, implementation and monitoring
  • Monitor and report on program activities, budget and outcomes, and implement evaluation plans for the program activities as directed. Support the collection and maintenance of high quality data
  • Provide input and assist in the planning and development of new policies, procedures, activities and services in the key project areas for both external stakeholders and internal staff

Please address each of the selection criteria in your cover letter or your application will not be considered.

Selection Criteria – Essential

  • Tertiary qualifications in a health-related field and/or relevant experience;
  • Training and/or experience in intellectual disability.
  • Demonstrated experience in stakeholder engagement and consultation in the primary or tertiary health sector.
  • Experience in developing, implementing and evaluating health improvement projects in primary or tertiary settings.
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to set priorities, work effectively and achieve outcomes in complex and challenging environments;

Selection Criteria – Desirable

  • An understanding of the primary health care environment and experience in communicating with health care professionals and consumers within CESPHN boundaries.
  • Ability and willingness to facilitate educational workshops and develop quality education resources.

CESPHN is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

If you have any questions about the role contact Hannah Coffey 02 9304 8632.

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