Aboriginal Health Promotion and Chronic Care Officer

  • Full Time
  • Wodonga

About the Corporation

Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) is a Community Controlled Organisation and provides a range of services for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people living within the Ovens Murray region.

Our Purpose

MAC was established in 1994 by Local Aboriginal Community members with the aim to have a healthy and proud community through motivation, education and cultural acknowledgment and giving a sense of belonging.

Position Overview

The key focus of this position is to work within the local Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander community, offering education and support to people at risk of developing or those diagnosed with chronic illness to access appropriate health care that is culturally respectful and addresses aspects of health including prevention and treatment.

These responsibilities must be conducted in line with Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation policy, procedures, guidelines, legislative (statutory) requirements and government funding agreements.

Key Duties

• Screening activity and support once diagnosed with a chronic illness.
• Individual and group education about chronic illness management.
• Assistance with access to medical treatment and supplies.
• Demonstrating a preventative approach towards chronic illnesses within a program/group.
• Delivery of information about chronic disease.
• Maintain appropriate records of activity (progress and outcomes).
• Prioritise task to a level of importance and work on multiple issues at the same time
• Maintain client and staff confidentiality at all times.

Qualifications and Experience 

• A qualification or experience in Aboriginal contexts.
• Minimum Certificate Ill in Community Services/Welfare Studies and/or relevant experience.
• Demonstrated ability to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and individuals in culturally appropriate ways.
• Knowledge of health and wellbeing issues that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities face.
• Clear and effective written and oral communication skills that is readily understood by the intended audience.
• Demonstrated understanding of chronic care illnesses and management.
• Demonstrated ability to plan, deliver and evaluate health promotion activities.
• Accurate record keeping and timely lodgment of reporting requirements.
• Demonstrated capacity to manage sensitive information, maintain confidentiality and remain impartial at all times.

Applying for this role
For further information on this role, or to obtain a position description, please contact Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation on (02) 6024 7599.

Applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, resume, and address the selection criteria with statements against the essential requirements of the role. This should not exceed 5 pages. Applicants should include the names of two work related referees who have supervised the applicant, who can be contacted following the interview process to comment upon the applicant’s employment and work performance.

Applications are open until the position is successfully filled.

Applications can be submitted via email: hr@mungabareena.org.au
However, it is encouraged that you apply via seek.

To apply for this job please visit www.seek.com.au.

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