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Annual General Meeting 2018

Employment Opportunity – Client Services and Scheduling Officer

About The Tenure
The Client Services and Scheduling Officer position is 0.6EFT (preference for part-time, five days per week, negotiable), Ongoing.

About the Position and the Person
The Client Services and Scheduling Officer is responsible for ensuring a consistently high level of customer service to families accessing services. Working within the Child and Adolescent Health team, you will be responsible for providing specialist administrative support in a busy work environment. This role is responsible for admitting new customers into the service, supporting the clinicians in case load management, ensuring effective scheduling of appointments, managing waiting lists, addressing customer enquiries and ensuring services are charged appropriately. This position is also responsible for developing and reviewing administrative systems required to meet evolving service, consumer, funding and community needs.
The key expected job outcomes of this position are to:

  • Provide customer booking and scheduling support to the Child and Adolescent Health team consumers and program staff
  • Work independently to take customer enquiries, complete relevant intake process, allocation and bookings for individual clinicians, Early Childhood Intervention Service and the multi disciplinary assessment clinic.
  • Support service performance monitoring through the effective input and provision of data to key stakeholders
  • Support Corporate Services staff with any administrative tasks as required.

The personal attributes needed to fit this role are:

The personal attributes needed to fit this role are:

  • Excellent people skills
  • Excellent teamwork skills
  • Excellent systems thinking
  • Understanding of personal differences and values diversity
  • Motivated, demonstrates initiative
  • Agile, responsive and flexibile.

The qualifications required for this position are:

  • Certificate III or higher in Business, Administration, Health Administration or equivalent.
  • Experience working in the health sector, particularly in the provision of services under Medicare and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funding models an advantage.

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: 9 am on Thursday 25th October.

Employment Opportunity – School Focused Youth Service Coordinator

About The Tenure
The School Focused Youth Service Coordinator position is 0.8EFT, Fixed Term until 31st December 2019

About the Position and the Person
As the School Focused Youth Service Coordinator you will be responsible for delivering services that utilise a range of approaches that include short and long term responses and coordinate community and school based activities to support young people. Although the client group are young people as described above, the work entails working closely with and supporting schools to ensure young people are, and continue to be, engaged with their school.
The key expected job outcomes of this position are to:

  • Provision of a service that complements Student Support Services, through preventative and early targeted interventions that deliver measurable outcomes
  • A rigorous approach to identifying need and implementing programs, projects and practices which are evidence-based
  • Establishing and strengthening partnerships with local agencies to ensure coordinated responses are delivered in a timely manner
  • Provision of advice and linkage to local services through case co-ordination, rather than individualised case management.

The personal attributes needed to fit this role are:

  • Ability to work closely with and influence other people
  • Think strategically and problem solve
  • Ability to work across multiple and complex environments.

How to apply
For further information about the position contact Tim Adam, Manager Community Wellbeing 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: 9 am on Thursday 25th October.

Employment Opportunity – Alcohol and Other Drug Withdrawal Nurse

About The Tenure
The Alcohol and Other Drug Withdrawal Nurse position is 0.4 EFT ongoing.

About the Position and the Person
As a Withdrawal Nurse you will be responsible for the provision of a safe and inclusive environment for clients seeking to withdraw from or reduce the harms of the use of alcohol and other drugs. Delivery of non-residential withdrawal services and supports includes:

  • Assessment and support of clients in accessing hospital based withdrawal and/or withdrawal units
  • Providing outpatient assessment, withdrawal treatment and support
  • Assist individuals and families to establish healthier lifestyles that lessen the impacts of problematic alcohol and drug use

The personal attributes needed to fit this role are:

  • Inclusive practice
  • Initiative and self-motivation
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Independent thinking
  • Strong team skills
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills
  • Great Communicator, irrespective of format

Essential qualifications required for this position are:

  • Registered Nurse Division 1 (Victoria)
  • Relevant Alcohol & Other Drugs qualification/s
  • Eligibility for membership to the relevant professional body or Registration Board

Desirable

  1. Minimum two years clinical practice experience in managing people undergoing neuro-adaptive changes due to alcohol and other drug withdrawal.
  2. Experience in working with advanced skills in dual diagnosis (Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drug competencies), or Acquired Brain Injury.

How to apply
For further information about the position contact Tim Adam, Community Wellbeing Manager 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 9 am on Thursday 25th October.

LGBTIQ+ Two Day Symposium in Daylesford

Are you part of the LGBTIQ+ community?  Join us for ‘The Power of Your Rainbow Community’.

WayOut is extremely excited to be hosting an LGBTIQ+ two day Symposium on Thursday 1 and Friday 2 November in Daylesford at the Victoria Park Pavilion.

We are thrilled to have Dolly Diamond hosting the event and providing a show on the last afternoon.

This free event is focused on connecting older LGBTIQ+ community members across Central Victoria. A number of different workshops will be on offer to encourage the creation of building and sharing networks, groups, pathways and information.

Tickets are available at www.stickytickets.com.au

For more information contact Cobaw on 1300 0 26229 or email admin@cobaw.org.au

Workshop Opportunity for Lancefield Parents with Children 2 – 12yrs

Cobaw Community Health is offering a series of workshops for parents on managing challenging behaviours and/or emotions and we want you to help us decide what topics to cover, and how to deliver it to you. Some delivery options might include group programs, scheduled workshop topics, one on one consultations or online learning with support.

If you’re interested in being involved we would love to hear from you!  For further information you can download the poster here or contact Deanne Brogan, Child and Parenting Project Facilitator on 1300 0 26229 or email admin@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.

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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