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Employment Opportunity – Speech Pathologist (0.6 Part Time)

As a Speech Pathologist you will be responsible for providing direct assessment and therapeutic services to children and their families living in the Macedon Ranges and surrounding areas. The role involves direct client assessment including as part of a multidisciplinary neuro developmental clinic. Individual consults. Planned health promotion initiatives and collaboration with other service providers in line with evidence based practice, service guidelines and funding agreements.

The qualifications required for this position are
• Degree in Speech Pathology
• Full or provisional Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist, a member of SPA and participant in SPA’s professional self-regulation program.

For further information about the position contact Prue Southey, Children’s Services Coorinator, on (03) 54 211 694.

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

A clear police check, DWES check, and current Working with Children Check are required for the successful candidate.

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 – Speech Pathologist

Applications Close:  5 pm, Monday 29th January 2018

Employment Opportunity – Occupational Therapist (0.4 Children’s Services)

As an Occupational Therapist you will be responsible for providing direct therapeutic to children, adolescents and their families living in Macedon Ranges and surrounding areas. The role involves direct client assessment, consultation and treatments in line with evidence based practice, service guidelines and funding agreements.

The qualifications required for this position are
• Degree in Occupational Therapy
• Registration with AHPRA

For further information about the position contact Prue Southey, Children’s Services Coorinator, on (03) 54 211 694.

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

A clear police check, DWES check, and current Working with Children Check are required for the successful candidate.

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 – Occupational Therapist (0.4 Children’s Services)

Applications Close:  5 pm, Monday 29th January 2018

Employment Opportunity – Senior Worker, Support Coordinator (0.6 Fixed Term)

As Senior Worker, Support Coordination you will be responsible for ensuring a high standard of delivery of Support Coordination to eligible NDIS participants. You will also be responsible for supervising a team of Support Coordinators (2 to 4 staff) while working with a small case load of participants at the direction of the Intake Coordinator. You will work closely with the Intake Coordinator and NDIS Project Manager to build the capacity of the program. This position will be responsible for ensuring that the plans produced by Support Coordinators meet the participants’ needs and optimize opportunities for capacity building, while ensuring that all documentation is of a standard consistent with the guidelines set out by the NDIS.

The qualifications required for this position are a minimum Degree Qualification in Social Work or similar health and/or welfare related discipline.

For further information about the position contact Carly Visscher on  (03) 5421 1666.

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

A clear police check, DWES check, and current Working with Children Check are required for the successful candidate.

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 – Senior Worker Support Coordinator

Applications Close:  5:00 pm – Monday 29th January 2018

Employment Opportunity – Physiotherapist

As a Grade 2 Physiotherapist you will be responsible for providing a direct therapeutic service to clients in the designated area of the Macedon Ranges. You will be backfilling a staff member on extended leave or work for short timeframes with a client in a fee for service capacity (e.g. NDIS, TCP).

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
  • Eligibility for A.P.A. membership, Medicare Provider Number and SWEP prescriber status
  • Knowledge and experience of a diverse range of health conditions, such as musculo-skeletal and neurological conditions
  • Experience in the management of chronic illnesses such as cardio-vascular disease, arthritis etc. in an individual or group therapy setting
  • A clear police check, DWES check, and current Working with Children Check are required.

 

For further information about the position contact Megan Carroll, Allied Health Team Leader, 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 – Physiotherapist

Applications Close:  midnight Sunday 28th January 2018

Romsey Build Progress

An update on progress of our Romsey building project has been posted on the Building Projects page.

Local Donation to Assist the Rainbow Community

Cheque presentation to the WayOut program by Proper Pilates

Cobaw Community Health’s WayOut program was thrilled this week to receive a $900 donation from local business Proper Pilates. The donation will contribute directly towards supporting same-sex attracted and gender diverse young people across the Macedon Ranges.

Located in Kyneton, Proper Pilates is one of Australia’s leading Classical Pilates training centres. Every month during the year the Proper Pilates team host a fundraising event with a commitment to donate proceeds from four events specifically to local causes. When it was time for the team to brainstorm the next local cause, the decision was an easy one.

“As local business owners and members of the LGBTIQ community, we want to play a positive role in helping young people in our local area better understand each other, feel safer, free to be who they want to be, and find their place within our region,” said Wade Edwell, Proper Pilates owner.

“In selecting WayOut for our October fundraising event, we could both raise funds for the group, but also draw awareness of our clientele to their great work, and we’re so happy that the result was so positive. We’re incredibly grateful to our clients who turned out in such wonderful numbers to support our efforts. It is wonderful to see that the community is so supportive of this worthy cause, and really do want to help LGBTIQ young people find a happier place in the world.”

Participants of WayOut’s social group House of Awesome were in attendance at the cheque presentation, as well as a number of Cobaw staff including Margaret McDonald, CEO.

“Donations such as these enable us to continue delivering local services to our community. We’re extremely grateful to the Proper Pilates team and all their clients who attended in support of the WayOut program,” said Margaret McDonald, Cobaw CEO.

Upcoming support group for parent and carers of LGBTIQ+ young people

Are you the parent or a carer of an LGBTIQ+ young person? We are hosting a casual and relaxed evening for parents and carers of same-sex attracted and gender diverse (LGBTIQ+) young people within the Macedon Ranges. The first meeting will be on Thursday 7 December in Woodend, with the purpose of the first session to connect parents with each other and discuss what information or support may be needed in future meetings. For more information or to register, please contact Jacqui or Mez on 5421 1666 or admin@cobaw.org.au
Refreshments will be provided.

Annual Report 2016-17

Annual Report cover

Our Annual Report 2016-17 is now available for downloading. Click here to access a PDF version.

Each year we invite our clients and their carers, partner agencies, staff and community members to provide feedback on our previous annual report. Feedback received contributes to the planning for the next year’s report and directly contributes towards our quality improvement processes. If you would like to submit your feedback electronically, please visit the Survey Monkey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J63Y8S9

Cobaw Reflects on Successful Year

Cobaw Community Health is hosting the organisation’s 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday 15 November at 7:00pm at the Norma Richardson Hall in Woodend (15 Buckland Street).

The AGM provides the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the last year, including continuing to achieve the vision of providing local place-based health and wellbeing services for everyone in the community.

“Growth seemed to be one of the overarching themes in 2016-17 for Cobaw – growth in new opportunities, in the services we provide, in partnership development, in our staff team and in our operating revenue. This demonstrates our commitment to be well positioned to meet the increasing demand for our services, now and into the future,” said Margaret McDonald, Cobaw’s CEO.

“The annual general meeting enables us to report on the outcomes for the year and to showcase how one of Cobaw’s programs impacts on the life of individuals or families.”

Guest speaker Annie Smithers will speak about how her journey around cooking and food is such an important part of a lifestyle that provides health and wellbeing, particularly good mental health.

Cobaw has over 78 members and the AGM is one of the few times each year that the members meet with the Board of Directors, staff and Cobaw’s partners and stakeholders. As an important community organisation, members of the public are also welcome.

The AGM will begin at 7:00pm with a light supper on arrival at 6:45pm. RSVP to admin@cobaw.org.au or (03) 5421 1666.

‘YES’ for the health and wellbeing of our rainbow community!

Cobaw Community Health’s WayOut program is hosting a colourful morning tea on Wednesday 15 November in recognition of the Australian Marriage Law postal survey outcome announcement.

There will be live music, free food, and LGBTIQ+ health and support information provided at the morning tea, as well as key speakers following the results announcement. All community members are welcome to attend the alcohol free event at the Royal George Hotel in Piper Street, Kyneton from 11:00am.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) estimates that 77 per cent of Australians have returned their surveys, as of 27 October, with the announcement of results by the ABS at 11:30am on 15 November.

Cobaw Community Health recently joined 22 other community health organisations in a statement in support of marriage equality.

“It is our hope that there will be a positive result in the marriage equality survey for the health and wellbeing of our local LGBTIQ+ community. Research has shown the lack of marriage equality to be specifically associated with poorer health and wellbeing outcomes among LGBTIQ people,” said Margaret McDonald, Cobaw CEO.

Cobaw Community Health provides access to a range of supports, as well as health promotion activities and safe spaces for community members to engage and celebrate. Cobaw’s WayOut program is funded by the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services to support the LGBTIQ+ community in the Macedon Ranges. The Victorian Government has provided one-off funding to support LGBTIQ+ community members to access support during this postal survey period. Community members who need counselling support or LGBTIQ+ specific information can contact Cobaw on 5421 1666.