Chronic Disease Support Worker

Position:          Chronic Disease Support Worker

Location:         Numurkah Campus

Hours/EFT:     0.3 EFT (24 Hours Per Fortnight)

Status:             Part Time Permanent

 

NCN Health has an exciting opportunity available as a Chronic Disease Support Worker. This position will be located at our Numurkah campus.

The Chronic Disease Support Worker is an integral member of the multidisciplinary Primary Health team and is responsible for supporting clients and the wider community to:

  • enable people living with a chronic disease to increase their self- management skills through provision of evidence based, affordable, accessible, and flexible program opportunities;
  • support nursing and allied health professionals to develop, co-ordinate and establish integrated chronic disease management practices, processes and protocols;
  • promote and expand community awareness of chronic disease self-management programs; and
  • enhance partnerships within the organisation and the community in relation to the management of chronic disease.

Key Selection Criteria:

Mandatory:

  • Satisfactory National History Criminal Check prior to commencement of employment (less than 6 months old)
  • Satisfactory Victorian ‘Employee’ Working with Children Check prior to commencement of employment
  • A current Drivers Licence
  • Immunisation in accordance with Infection Control Guideline

Essential:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Nursing or Allied Health with current certification from the Australia Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as appropriate.
  • Demonstrated experience in and commitment to best practice health education, chronic disease management, health promotion and self-management principles.
  • Ability to translate complex health information into clear and concise messages targeting those with chronic disease.
  • Demonstrated understanding of principles of chronic disease theory and practice frameworks and integrated service coordination principles in relation to chronic disease supports.
  • Ability to work independently and without direct supervision within a multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills with ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills with an ability to efficiently manage multiple demands and tasks simultaneously.
  • Competent in using Microsoft products (Outlook, Word, Excel) and well-developed computer skills and experience including accurate and timely client data management.
  • Ability to undertake further training to support this role

Desirable:

  • Accredited Asthma Educator
  • Accredited Quit Educator
  • Relevant training in program such as pulmonary rehabilitation, cardiac rehabilitation and other chronic disease programs.
  • Knowledge and/or experience of delivering services to individuals and families from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and also individuals from socially disadvantaged backgrounds.

 

Enquiries:

Robyn Sprunt, Primary Health Manager, phone 5862 0566

 

For further information please see attached position description.

 

Applications

Must address the key selection criteria, include application letter, resume, complete an application for employment form and provide a minimum of 2 professional referees and submit an application to:

 

Nicole Cason

Director People & Culture

PO Box 128, Numurkah  Vic  3636

Email: NCNrecruitment@ncnhealth.org.au

 

Closing Date

5pm Sunday, 28th February 2021

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and work in a supportive and team focused work environment.
If you want to make a difference, we encourage you to join our team!

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