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Outreach Education / Training Coordinator - Launceston

Epilepsy Tasmania

Position Summary

Epilepsy Outreach Education and Training is delivered to people living with epilepsy, their families and a range of support service providers including early childhood services, schools, workplaces and the disability, community, and aged care sectors with training modules specific to each of these contexts with intra state travel.

  1. The principal focus of this position is to deliver epilepsy education and training including emergency medication training to a variety of audiences throughout Tasmania and creating awareness.
  2. The Epilepsy Outreach Education and Training Coordinator will be a part of the organisation’s Client Services team providing a fully integrated education and training service to a range of contexts. Referring clients to other agencies for additional services that they may need and providing education and management of Epilepsy and networking with other services. 
  3. The Epilepsy Outreach Education and Training Coordinator will be responsible for delivery of services to budget and provide an integral link between all people involved in the client case, especially doctors and specialists in the area of neurology and epilepsy medicine. Creating public awareness of issues relating to Epilepsy and supporting clients with empathy and compassion in a person-centred approach.
  4. The Epilepsy Outreach Education and Training Coordinator will support change and continuous quality improvement, participating in the design, development and delivery of education and training programs using the Education and Training Quality Plan and meet all quality standards as defined and required by management whilst meeting organisational policies and procedures, that:
  • Meet the needs of people with epilepsy, and education and training audiences
  • Supports local and regional education and training activities.
  • Creating awareness of Epilepsy.
  • Effective communication and organisational skills.
  • Consistently display commitment, integrity and diligence in all work and decisions, ensuring participants and others are treated fairly and with mutual respect and understanding.

Key Responsibilities

3.1 Plan and develop the services

  • Complete Understanding and Managing Epilepsy Course as well as Understanding an EMP and other training as required.
  • Assess the education and training needs of clients and consumers, in consultation with the Client Services team, including the contribution towards development of assessment and measurement systems.
  • Contribute to the design and delivery of education and training courses and programs necessary to meet training needs of people living with epilepsy, staff within Epilepsy Tasmania and community service organisations.

3.2  Financial Management

  • Work closely with the Chief Executive Officer to manage delivery hours and expenses as per approved budget and authorisation.
  • Negotiate education and training agreements/contracts with Chief Executive Officer.

3.3 Leadership/Teamwork

  • Maintain a positive and constructive presence in the Client Services team that promotes excellent relationships with people with epilepsy, their families, Epilepsy Tasmania staff, volunteers and external organisations.

3.4 Networking and Negotiating

    • Build effective local networks with other service providers and communities.
    • Promote epilepsy awareness to the community and support Epilepsy Tasmania promotional activities. 

Level of Responsibilities

4.1 Level of Supervision/Accountability

The Outreach Education & Training Coordinator is required to demonstrate sound judgement to effectively prioritise the workload and to maintain a high quality in the service they provide.

The Epilepsy Outreach Educator and Training Coordinator is required to meet targets and expectations in the following Client Services Team areas:

  • Exercise initiative to ensure compliance with quality standards and provide improvement suggestions.
  • Achieve client and participant satisfaction levels as per policy guidelines
  • Effective delivery of education and training operations and systems including cost management, productivity and utilisation.
  • Effective community engagement

Selection Criteria

5.1 Position competencies:

  • Current Register Nurse (RN) qualification.
  • Experience in delivering training in a variety of contexts. 
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and train with various learners, such as disability workers, teachers and parent, and community across the age ranges.
  • Demonstrated ability to train within established program parameters and organisation policies. 
  • Epilepsy knowledge or similar chronic disease knowledge, especially in the disability sector 
  • Strong administrative and record keeping skills especially in MS Word, PowerPoint, and databases, specifically D365. 
  • Commitment to regional travel as outlined in the Position Description 

5.3 Qualifications

  • Registered Nurse (RN) with successful track record and proven experience post registration
  • Relevant qualifications in neurology/epilepsy and/or community/disability studies highly regarded. 
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment desirable

For a full list of requirements, please see the attached position description.

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