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Koori Maternity Service Nurse - Warrnambool

Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative

Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative is a not for profit Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO) providing culturally attuned, integrated health and community services in Warrnambool and regional South West Victoria.   

KOORI MATERNITY SERVICE NURSE

The Koori Maternity Service (KMS) Nurse provides access to holistic, culturally appropriate care for Aboriginal women and their families during pregnancy. The objective of the KMS program is to improve pregnancy journeys through increasing access to, and participation in antenatal services and postnatal support and facilitates relationships between women and birthing hospitals. 

This is a regional role supporting women and families, residing in Warrnambool, Portland, Heywood and Hamilton areas. Importantly, the role works closely with our Koori Maternal Services Worker and our Aboriginal Maternal and Child Health Cultural Support. Excitingly the KMS Nurse will also offer Maternal Child Health services to women and children residing in Warrnambool. Nurses Award 2010, Level 3, above award pay package. 

What we are looking for

  • Ability to work with Aboriginal women and understanding of Aboriginal culture
  • Registered Nurse with midwifery endorsement and Maternal Child Health qualification
  • Ability to work in equal partnership with Aboriginal KMS and Health Workers
  • Ability to explain medical procedures to women and families

We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

The Benefits

Generous annual salary, including 9.5% superannuation, attractive salary packaging benefits (salary package your home loan, car loan, superannuation etc.), annual leave loading, early finish Fridays, plus additional paid leave over Christmas / New Year. Warrnambool offers low cost living and affordable housing and is a well serviced regional hub of South West Victoria. Surrounded by a stunning coastline and lush countryside with extensive bushwalking tracks, we have a wide range of sporting opportunities and a thriving arts community. 

Further information

Specific enquiries about the role should be addressed to Skye Munro, Manager, Child, Youth and Family Services on 5559 1234 or at Skye.Munro@gunditjmara.org.au, using the subject line: Koori Maternity Service Nurse enquiry via EthicalJobs. Position description and general enquiries to Elizabeth Pinson, People and Wellbeing Officer on 0467 777 396 or at recruitment@gunditjmara.org.au.

A position description is attached.

Gunditjmara is a Child Safe Organisation

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