- Job posted on: 11th May 2021
- Applications close:
WentWest is a one-of-a-kind, innovative not-for-profit organisation, which has played an integral part in the Western Sydney community since 2002, championing primary care education and support, commissioning health services into targeted areas of need and working with key partners to enact long-term reforms across the region’s health system. After many years of successful growth, WentWest is planning for an exciting new future and is offering a unique opportunity to make a lasting and tangible impact, playing a key role in this exciting transformation.
We are seeking an individual with experience in community services and working on community-focused projects. You will play an integral role in coordinating care for Aboriginal families in Western Sydney with identified vulnerabilities, contributing to the outcomes of families, and the Kids Early Years (KEYS) initiative in Western Sydney. The role will assist in empowering the existing system to deliver culturally appropriate, integrated and wrap around services to vulnerable families in Western Sydney.
We are excited to be rolling out an exciting new program, the Kids Early Years (KEYS) initiative throughout Western Sydney. KEYS is an initiative seeking to provide a more comprehensive and systemic approach to vulnerable families with children under 5 by removing organisational barriers to deliver care that is value based, evidence based, and person-centred. The KEYS initiative will be supported by a team of navigators from the Western Sydney Local Health District, the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network, Education, Communities and Justice, and WentWest working together to coordinate care for families in Western Sydney
The KEYS Navigator (Aboriginal Engagement) will work within a multiagency team, to provide information and assistance to service providers – to identify vulnerable families and their needs, support access and co-ordination of quality services between agencies to families, and ensure there is a coordinated shared family plan for ongoing support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.
The primary responsibilities will include:
To be successful in this role you will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience working in the area of primary health care, mental health and/or general practice and have an excellent understanding of the current service system in Western Sydney, particularly for families with children aged 0 to 5 years. This will be coupled with:
Applicants for this role must be connected to Aboriginal culture and community, identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent (ATSI) and be recognised as such by the ATSI community.
The successful candidate will be required to provide a current National Police Check and Working with Children Check and have a current NSW Drivers Licence and access to transport as regular travel is required as part of the role within the Western Sydney. Full working rights to work in Australia are required for this role.
This role is a full-time 12 month contract, with the possibility extension.
Please contact Graham Jose to obtain a copy of the Position Description and submit your resume and covering letter via the APPLY NOW button. In your covering letter, address how you meet the selection criteria outlined in the Position Description (maximum 2 page response).
For further information please contact Graham Jose, email@example.com, using the subject line: Navigator - Aboriginal Health enquiry via EthicalJobs, 0402 986 775