Primary and Preventative Health
Fixed Term Part Time Position – 24 Months
48 hours per fortnight
Western District Health Service is a leading and innovative sub-regional health service providing a comprehensive range of acute inpatient services, residential aged care and primary and community health services.
Hamilton, located 3.5 hours from Melbourne, and on the doorstep of the majestic Grampians National Park, is the hub of a large agricultural region and the centre of the shire for business, commerce, education, health, cultural and recreational facilities. Learn more – Visit Hamilton
You will be working alongside experienced, passionate leadership peers who are true to our values of Integrity, Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect and Empathy.
About the role
The duties and responsibilities may be modified from time to time to ensure that the desired outcomes are in accordance with the successful delivery of the Live4Life model.
Without limiting the above, the key responsibilities and the performance standards of the Coordinator will include: Developing a thorough understanding and awareness of all four components of the Live4Life model and the annual deliverables within program implementation.
You will provide an oversight and support to the Partnership Group to ensure these components are being delivered.
Further duties will include:
Developing and maintaining strong relationships with all partner organisations involved with Live4Life Southern Grampians, including fostering relationships with new partner organisations.
Coordinate and support the delivery of Teen and Youth Mental Health First Aid locally within all local secondary schools and within the community. You will also seek funding and partnerships to support implementation (this will include grant writing and acquitting).
Work with Youth Live4Life and the Partnership Group to develop a road map for sustainability.
You will lead, collaborate and support any evaluation activities undertaken within Live4Life Southern Grampians. Including the completion of the annual report and impact data collection.
This role will also see you coordinate communications activities in collaboration with relevant partnership group members and organisations. Work with the Partnership group on advocating for the Live4Life model and improved youth mental health for the Southern Grampians community. The successful applicant will provide administrative support to the Partnership Group and Represent WDHS and the Partnership Group on youth networks and forums and report back to relevant departments, providers and networks as appropriate.
It will also be the role to keep young people safe and adhere to Child Safe Standards policies and practice guidelines; and ensure all risks are identified, assessed and reported. WDHS may direct the Coordinator to carry out such duties as are within the limits of the employee’s skill, competence and training, provided such duties do not promote a narrowing of the employee’s skill base.
The position will require the achievement of performance standards and indicators determined on an annual basis and subject to ongoing review.
You will Bring
Tertiary Degree or Diploma as per Position Description
2-3 experience in community or youth development will be desirable.
For further details please see the position description
Depending on the position the successful applicant will hold, or be able to obtain, a Police Criminal Check, employee Victorian Working with Children Check and be willing to undertake a Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme check. Current immunisation records/evidence is required, including COVID and Booster requirements
Closing Date: Sunday 21 August 2022
Proposed Interview Date: Week commencing Monday 22 August 2022
Western District Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer that has a commitment to cultural safety, inclusion and empowerment of Indigenous, Torres Strait Islander, their families and communities and encourages them to apply. This organisation promotes the safety and wellbeing of children from culturally, linguistically diverse and aboriginal backgrounds and those with a disability.