- Job posted on: 19th Nov 2019
- Applications close:
If you answered YES, this is your new role!
Rural workforce Agency are partnering with Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation (SHSAC) to find a Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home - Visiting Program Nurse (MECSH), to join their passionate team. SHSAC a community controlled health organisation providing comprehensive primary health care services through nine remote health centres in the Katherine East region.
The SHSAC approach involves community people owning and controlling their health services, with the aim of providing comprehensive primary health care programs that are holistic and culturally safe through traditional knowledge with Western evidence-based practice.
Being the successful MECSH Program Nurse, you will reside in Barunga and travel to Manyallaluk (Eva Valley) and Bulman to deliver the MECSH structured program of sustained nurse home visiting for families at risk of poorer maternal and child health and development outcomes. Your role is to provide Primary Health Care to families and identify problems early in the child's development and offer advice and pursue opportunities for health promotion and prevention.
Barunga is a small Aboriginal community located approximately 80 kilometres southeast of Katherine NT and the home of the traditional owners the Jawoyn people. Having a population of around 400, Barunga has a health clinic, camping grounds, sports oval, basketball courts, softball pitch, school, council office and a community store. Each year the community holds the Barunga Festival with cultural celebrations, workshops, dancing ceremonies, traditional bush tucker gathering, didgeridoo making, basket weaving, musical performances and sport.
Manyallaluk (Eva Valley) is 3hrs away from Barunga and has a small population that is serviced by SHSAC. Manyallaluk was called Eva Valley Cattle Station until the 1970's when handed back to traditional owners, and now offers opportunity to have a tour with a local guide and learn cultural history and see amazing local art.
SHSAC also provides health services to Bulman, being 3hrs from Barunga, a well know cattle station with the Weemol Outstation 5km away making a total population of around 300 people. The Walamun Cultural Festival is run by community members and gives opportunity to share in their arts, crafts, talents and culture and is usually run in July each year.
For more detailed information please contact Barbara for a Position Description.
The successful candidate must have or be willing to obtain the below prior to commencement in this role:
Can you picture yourself in this exciting role? Are you ready to bring your passion for child health care to the NT?
Want to find out more about this opportunity? Please contact Barbara on 08 8982 1010.