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Health and Community Link - Nurse


Employer: Whitelion
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Nursing, Women's Organisations & Services, Youth, Housing & Homelessness
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 10 January, 2019.
Applications close: 31 January, 2019.

  • This is a part time (0.5 FTE) position
  • Competitive salary plus employer superannuation contributions of 9.5%

About us

Whitelion was established in 1999 as a non-profit community organisation that supports and empowers young people at risk to reach their full potential.

  • Our vision is for all young people to have equal opportunities to succeed.
  • Our purpose is to give young people the pride, courage and opportunities to change their lives.
  • We achieve this through our values and strategic priorities.

About you

The Health and Community Link Project is part of the Chatterbox Street Outreach service, which is an after-hours assertive outreach program that works with young people who are aged between 12 and 25, who are street frequenting, homeless, or at risk of homelessness and/or engaging in risk taking behaviour.

Purpose of Health and Community Link – Nurse (0.5 FTE)

The Health Link and Community Link – Community Health Nurse will work alongside the Outreach Social Worker, Chatterbox Outreach Worker, and Alcohol and Drug (AOD) Worker to alleviate issues associated with homelessness, and ensure young people (especially young women) can access sexual and reproductive health services, respond to issues associated with drug and alcohol misuse, family violence, and have access to employment and other day programs.

To be successful in this role you will be required to:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in nursing – Registered Nursing minimum qualifications.
  • Relevant practice experience – at least two years of registered nursing experience.
  • Registration with Australian Health and Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Hold a current Victorian driver’s licence with experience driving a manual vehicle, and must be willing to obtain a medium rigid driver’s license.
  • An understanding of the health needs of young people who have high and complex needs and the ability to establish and maintain relationships with individuals and families.
  • Experience and knowledge in offering health assessments and practical health care to complex clients, namely young people.
  • Advanced computer skills across the Microsoft Office Suite and highly developed verbal and written communication skills.

What you can expect from us

  • Great not for profit Salary Packaging plus 17.5% annual leave loading
  • An additional three (3) days gifted leave per year during Christmas and New Year
  • A great team and supportive environment
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program Services
  • Flexible working hours

A full Position Description is available below or you can find it on our website: www.whitelion.asn.au.

How to apply for this job

Applications close 5.00pm Wednesday the 31st of January 2019 and should be sent to:

Anthony Grimm – Team Leader Anthony.Grimm@whitelion.asn.au, using the subject line: Health and Community Link - Nurse application via EthicalJobs.

Application should include (attached as separate Microsoft Word or PDF files):

  • Resume
  • Covering letter (including key selection criteria)
Supporting materials  Whitelion Position Description - Health and Community Link Program - Nurse [Jan 19].pdf