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The Older Australians Initiative (OAI) has been introduced to reduce the disproportionate impact of physical distancing measures associated with COVID-19 on the mental health and wellbeing of older people.
The OAI is intended to target people over 65 (or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over 55) living in the community who are experiencing social isolation and/or loneliness as a result of the pandemic and who are at risk of, or have, mental health issues. The OAI will align with the focus of the Social Connections Partnership Project.
The Clinical Mental Health Nurse OAI will have a strong focus on care coordination and increasing social connection for the older people living in the community; will establish a therapeutic relationship with the clients to assess and manage their mental and physical health needs; will conduct health risk assessments, monitor medication and provide support and information to carers while promoting connections to needed services.
Situated in the heart of the picturesque Grampians and Wimmera regions, Grampians Community Health employs over 160 staff at three sites located at Stawell (main office), Horsham and Ararat.
We provide a safe, inclusive and respectful environment that values culture, beliefs, values, gender identity and capacity. We are compassionate, inclusive, professional, courageous and empowering.
Grampians Community Health offers a diverse range of employment opportunities and is seeking qualified and experienced professionals looking for a rewarding career, who are passionate about their work and committed to improving the lives of members of the community.
Grampians Community Health has generous salary packaging benefits up to $15,900 for personal expenses and meal and entertainment expenses in addition to salary and access to ATO Remote Housing Allowance (for eligible place of residence). Salary packaging is an Australian Taxation Office approved means of restructuring your salary to reduce your taxation.
Note: this is an arrangement between the Employee and the GCH Salary packaging provider. The employee will meet any costs or liabilities associated with these requirements during the period of their employment
Working from home
Grampians Community Health is progressive with offering the capacity for many of our staff to work remotely from their homes where the service delivery allows for it. Access to information technology is provided to allow you the flexibility of working from home while remaining connected to Grampians Community Health staff, supervision and management.
Grampians Community Health values our employees by supporting professional development to develop the knowledge and skills of our staff to better meet the needs of our clients. Clinical supervision is provided for all staff who require it for their professional practice.
Eligible staff may purchase up to 20 days additional leave in a financial year.
Employee Assistance Program
Grampians Community Health recognises the importance of providing support for staff members experiencing personal or work related issues and concerns to maintain a safe and healthy working environment. Support is provided through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which offers free confidential, professional assistance to staff members.
All Grampians Community Health employees are required to hold a:
And provide proof of qualifications before commencement
A position description is attached.