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Community Nurse - Rooming House Project

  • Are you a Community Nurse looking to support a new program in community health?
  • Use your outreach skills to help vulnerable clients to improve health and wellbeing!
  • Finish each workday knowing you have made a difference and contribute to health reform in Victoria!

So why cohealth?

cohealth leads the way in reducing health and social inequity in partnership with people and the communities in which they live. We are committed to providing inclusive and culturally safe health services that protect the human rights of all people of all gender identities, sexualities, ages, cultural backgrounds, faiths and abilities.

Our inclusive workplace culture enables staff to bring their whole selves to work, where uniqueness is valued, and people experience a feeling of belonging. Our aim is for everyone to thrive in their role.

About the role

The Community Nurse - COVID Rooming House Engagement Project role sits within the Homelessness cluster at cohealth, which aims to improve the health, wellbeing, housing and social outcomes of people who use alcohol and other drugs and/or those experiencing homelessness in the inner North West of Melbourne. The COVID-19 Rooming House Engagement Program (RHEP) will utilise an assertive outreach model to engage with members of the homeless community who reside in rooming house accommodation settings, both community and private.

Additional information can be obtained from the attached position description.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Nursing, registered Nurse Division 2
  • APHRA registration
  • At least three years of community nursing experience
  • Relevant professional postgraduate and/or lived experience as well as a sound understanding of the key issues affecting people experiencing homelessness
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the philosophy of Harm Reduction, especially relating to AOD use.
  • Highly developed communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team including peer workers, AOD workers, Mental Health workers & collaborating with partner agencies, as well as working independently.
  • Experience working with, and an awareness of the issues that affect people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people from marginalised communities
  • A good understanding of Community Health, its principles and organisational forms

All Healthcare workers in Victoria are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, you will need to provide evidence before commencing employment with cohealth.

Application Process

Click on Apply Now to be directed to our careers page. You will be asked to upload your CV/resume and answer the questions provided on Talent Propeller. We will be conducting interviews for this role as applications are received.

If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact Emma Littlewood by email at emma.littlewood@cohealth.org.au using the subject line: Community Nurse - Rooming House Project enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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