Aboriginal Care Coordinator
About the Organisation
Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services LTD (KAMS) is a well-established regional Aboriginal community controlled health service, founded in 1986, which provides centralised advocacy and resource support for 6 independent member services, as well as providing direct clinical services in a further 6 remote Aboriginal communities across the region.
KAMS has successfully delivered high-quality, accessible comprehensive primary health care services over its 22 years of operation and has provided innovation and national leadership in areas such as health information management and evidence based best practice in primary health care.
The Kimberley region is located in the northern part of Western Australia and covers about 421,000 square kilometres. The Kimberley has only three towns with a population of more than 2,000 (Broome, Derby and Kununurra), and the total population is around 37,000. In addition to the sealed Route 1 which runs along the southern part of the area, the unsealed Gibb River Road runs through the heart of the region from Derby to the highway near Kununurra. Access to much of the region is by dirt road, air or sea.
About the Opportunity
Kimberley Renal Services is seeking a driven Aboriginal Care Coordinator to join their friendly team based in Broome, WA, on a part-time basis. Reporting to the Clinical Nurse Specialist, you’ll be responsible for establishing and implementing effective care coordination services within the region to support Aboriginal patients to seek more proactive chronic disease management and care.
Your duties will include, but will not be limited to:
- Provide relevant information and education about renal illness and treatments and assist clients to access services.
- To engage with Aboriginal renal patients in outreach home setting.
- Increase cultural awareness for renal staff new to the area of Aboriginal health.
- Work within the multidisciplinary renal team and advocate for the rights of renal clients and their family.
- Develop and implement strategies to improve access to mainstream primary health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
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KRS are seeking passionate and motivated individuals who possess well-developed knowledge of community services and agencies and, who are ready and willing to work with the community, for the community.
Your strong understanding and experience of Aboriginal culture will ensure you’re able to work with Indigenous people from a wide variety of backgrounds. You will be well-versed in advocating for patients’ spiritual and cultural needs and will use your knowledge and experience to promote cultural awareness within the clinic teams.
Your strong communication and negotiation skills will ensure you are able to engage with a diverse range of patients and their families, whilst working collaboratively with colleagues and other agencies. You’ll be a highly organised individual, with the ability to work autonomously when needed, as well as in a team.
Although not a requirement, experience in a health setting is desirable, as is the capacity to act as a mentor to staff. The availability to travel throughout the Kimberley will be advantageous to this role.
Please note: To be eligible for this role, you will be required to hold a current ‘C’ Class Driver’s License. Your employment will also be subject to a National Police Clearance.
About the Benefits
KRS is committed to improving employee knowledge, skills and experience, with staff development programs, not only encouraged but often paid for by the organisation. This is a great opportunity to develop your career and help make a change in Aboriginal health practices.
KRS is an organisation dedicated to recognising and rewarding commitment and hard work, and as such, would like to offer the successful candidate an attractive base salary of $69,312 PLUS super and a wide range of benefits, including:
- Accommodation allowance of $7,800 per year pro rata;
- Annual airfare allowance of $1,285 per year pro rata; and
- 5 weeks annual leave to explore your surrounds!
So what are you waiting for? Join KRS today and advance your career in training and education in an organisation committed to making a difference in remote Indigenous communities! Apply Now!