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General Practitioner Professional Development Opportunity

Best Practice: Trans & Gender Diverse Health

Date: 7 March 2019

Cobaw are delighted to present this fantastic opportunity for GP’s seeking to increase their skills, confidence and knowledge in trans and gender diverse health care.

The training will be delivered by Honorary Associate Professor Ruth McNair, and is supported by Murray PHN.

Click on the link below for further information and registration details.

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Employment Opportunity – Physiotherapist

About The Tenure
The Physiotherapist is a casual position.

About the Position and the Person
As a Grade 2 Physiotherapist you will be responsible for providing a direct therapeutic service to clients in and around the Macedon Ranges.

The key expected job outcomes of this position are to:

  • Provide a client focused service, including direct client assessment and consultation
  • Collaborate with Cobaw multi-disciplinary team and other service providers to facilitate the best client outcomes.
  • Comply with requirements of different funding agreements and service guidelines.

The personal attributes needed to fit this role are:

  • Initiative and self-motivation
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent clinical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Understanding and acceptance of diversity.

The qualifications required for this position are:

  • Current registration as a Physiotherapist with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency
  • At least two years’ experience as a physiotherapist

How to apply
For further information about the position contact Prue Southey, Manager Primary Health on (03) 5421 1666.

As an employer, we value diversity and encourage applicants from all cultures and backgrounds.

To be considered for a role, your application must include a cover letter, resume and responses to the Key Selection Criteria, which need to be submitted via email to: hr@cobaw.org.au

Download: Position Description

Applications Close: 9am on Friday 22nd February.

Employment Opportunity – Dietician

About The Tenure
The Dietician position is 0.2EFT ongoing.

About the Position and the Person
This position primarily provides a therapeutic service to clients under a variety of funding models including, but not limited to, Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and referrals through full fee funding models, including NDIS. The role is also expected to contribute to other operational areas such as health promotion.

The key expected job outcomes of this position are to:

  • Deliver effective evidence based dietetics services to clients
  • Ensure delivery of targets applicable to funding models
  • Build positive networks with agencies/providers in region
  • Encourage positive health and nutrition outcomes for clients.

The personal attributes needed to fit this role are:

  • Creative and flexible in work practice in an environment of change and continuous improvement
  • Self-motivated and able to pace own work
  • Acceptance of diversity
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team as well as independently
  • A personal approach which is positive, friendly and helpful.

How to apply
For further information about the position contact Prue Southey, Manager Primary Health on (03) 5421 1666.

As an employer, we value diversity and encourage applicants from all cultures and backgrounds.

To be considered for a role, your application must include a cover letter, resume and responses to the Key Selection Criteria, which need to be submitted via email to: hr@cobaw.org.au

Download: Position Description

Applications Close: 9am on Friday 22nd February.

Christmas/New Year Opening Hours

Cobaw’s offices will be closed on the following days over the holiday period:

47 High Street
Christmas Day – 25 December
Boxing Day – 26 December
New Year’s Day – 1 January

Woodend, Romsey and Caroline Chisholm Drive (at Kyneton District Hospital)
Monday 24 December to Tuesday 1 January

Christmas Day Lunch

Christmas Day LunchDon’t be on your own this Christmas Day

How do you spend your Christmas Day?  Macedon Ranges Shire Council has joined with Cobaw Community Health to host the eleventh annual free Christmas Day lunch at Kyneton Town Hall.

The lunch will be held on Tuesday 25 December from 11.30am to 2pm.

Bookings are essential for catering purposes.

For bookings or further information visit MRSC here.

Free Dental Checks

Is your child in grade prep and attending school in the Macedon Ranges?
We are working with Sunbury Community Health to provide a free outreach oral health screening program. Schools in the Macedon Ranges are invited to schedule a date for Sunbury Community Health’s dental therapists to visit their school, discuss good oral health habits with the children and conduct dental screenings.

If your school has not yet scheduled a date please contact Lauren White at lauren.white@cobaw.org.au.

LGBTI+ Priorities for Victorian State Election

Cobaw is proud to be one of 30 LGBTI+ community organisations and service provider signatories endorsing a new booklet ahead of the upcoming Victorian state election.
The LGBTI+ Priorities booklet makes 59 recommendations for how the Victorian Government can make Victoria a fair and equal place for LGBTI+ people to live, work and raise their families. The booklet outlines LGBTI+ priorities in areas such as homelessness, family violence, education, discrimination, and ways of supporting Victorians from the bisexual, intersex, and trans and gender diverse communities. This publication will help set the agenda for the next four years to enable Victoria’s LGBTI+ communities to work constructively with the government to protect and promote the health and human rights of all LGBTI+ people.

Macedon Ranges Running Club New Kyneton Group

Supporting children’s smiles in the Macedon Ranges

Cobaw Community Health (Cobaw) is currently supporting early childhood settings in the Macedon Ranges through the implementation of Dental Health Services Victoria’s Smiles 4 Miles oral health promotion program.

The program aims to improve the oral health of preschool aged children and their families by encouraging healthy eating, healthy drinking and good oral hygiene. Services achieve the Smiles 4 Miles award by implementing healthy eating and oral health policies, engaging with families about the importance of oral health, and educating children through a variety of fun learning experiences based on the three Smiles 4 Miles messages – Drink well, eat well and clean well.

To further support oral health, the State government has announced a fluoride varnish project to be delivered in the Macedon Ranges. Statistics demonstrate that children living in non-fluoridated rural areas continue to experience higher rates of hospital admissions for tooth decay. The main oral health condition experienced by children is tooth decay, affecting over half of all Australian children, making it five times more prevalent than asthma. For non-fluoridated towns across the Macedon Ranges Shire, fluoride varnish applied twice a year can be highly effective in stopping tooth decay in its early stages among high risk children with the aim of preventing oral disease in the future.

There are four early childhood services in the Macedon Ranges participating in the fluoride varnish project. With parental consent, a dental practitioner from Sunbury Community Health will visit the service to provide a free dental check-up, application of fluoride, and discuss developing good dental habits with the children.

“If your service is interested in supporting and improving the health of local children, we encourage you to get in touch. Cobaw Community Health supports early childhood settings through both the Smiles 4 Miles program and the Achievement Program, an internationally recognised program that supports health and wellbeing in education and workplace settings,” said Julie Cairns, Cobaw Acting CEO.

For further information contact Bec Huddy, Health Promotion Coordinator 1300 026 229 or admin@cobaw.org.au

Seeking your feedback

Each year we invite our clients and their carers, partner agencies, staff and community members to provide feedback on our annual report. We’re starting to plan the report for 2017-18 and are seeking feedback which will directly contribute towards the report’s design and content.

You can download a PDF copy of the report here: https://www.cobaw.org.au/wp-content/uploads/Cobaw_Annual_2017_Report_Web.pdf

To complete the feedback survey visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J63Y8S9