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Aboriginal Care Coordinator

West Heidelberg location


Reference: 4791716

  • Full time equivalent - fixed contract to 30th June 2021
  • Supportive team environment
  • Generous Salary Packaging

Banyule Community Health is seeking to employ an enthusiastic and experienced Care Coordinator. The position works closely with clients, General Practitioners, Aboriginal Controlled Organisations and other service providers to improve the health outcomes for Indigenous Australians with chronic health conditions. The role supports clients to identify when their condition may require further assistance from a health professional, improving access to treatment and management of chronic health conditions. Working as part of a small team that provides a range of holistic supports to Indigenous Australians, with a strong focus on cultural safety. The role will be delivered in a number of settings including within the health service, in the home or other community spaces. Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander people encouraged to apply

Your motivation, interpersonal skills, and expertise will see you excel in this role as you:

  • To provide culturally appropriate care including the coordination of health services and outreach support, working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait clients, their family, carer, GPs, and health and community professionals
  • To support clients to overcome barriers to accessing appropriate health services including the provision of outreach support to clients, family, carers to access GPs and health professionals, assisting clients in the implementation of their care plans
  • To work with Aboriginal staff and clients to look at opportunities that lead to an improvement in health and better management of chronic diseases
  • To carry a case load of clients, develop, monitor and regularly review care plans and maintain client records and report data in line with agency procedures and funding guidelines
  • Organise and approve supplementary service support for approved clients, to expedite the client's access to services, whereservices are not available in a clinically acceptable timeframe
  • To work alongside Banyule Community Health staff to deliver cultural safe and appropriate services

What you will need:

  • Developed skills in care coordination including care planning, service navigating, and advocacy for clients with complex and chronic conditions
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience relating to Aboriginal well being, and provision of culturally appropriate and safe care
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a range of health professionals, including specialists, GPS, nurses and allied health professionals, to provide culturally appropriate care
  • Necessary skills to maintain client records including confidentiality

About us

We pride ourselves on our supportive attitude and culture, built on our core values of Respect, Excellence, Courage and Dignity. The Community Program team provides a range of services, including Aboriginal Health, prevention and health promotion projects and chronic disease related programs, Our Team are passionate about what we do and we make a significant difference to our clients' health and well-being.

For enquiries, call Rebecca Millard on 9450 2621 or Alison Elliott on 9450 2022

Please address key selection criteria in your cover letter

Banyule Community Health is an equal opportunity employer and are committed to ensuring recruitment processes are fair to all candidates.

Applications Close: 18 Aug 2019