The purpose of the AH&MRC is to lead the Aboriginal Health Agenda in NSW for improved policies, programs, service and practices. Ensure that Aboriginal knowledge informs decision-making processes and support, strengthen Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services to build sustainability within the Health Sector.
- Aboriginal culture and sovereignty
- Aboriginal Community Control
- Aboriginal holistic health
- Cultural respect, integrity and inclusion
- Human rights and social justice
- Quality and accountability
- Genuine and meaningful partnership
Responsibilities involving the surveillance, investigation, and evaluation of communicable or chronic diseases, injuries or conditions, and assists in the planning and implementation of epidemiological programs to prevent and control diseases, injuries, or conditions.
- Performing data collection; analysing data using basic epidemiological methods; participating in work groups; and effectively communicating both orally and in writing.
- Provide planning and development capacity for the Comprehensive Care Practice Unit to respond to communicable disease.
- Provide epidemiological support to the Comprehensive Care Practice Unit.
- Implement the principles of multiculturalism by ensuring services provided by Comprehensive Care Practice Unit are accessible and culturally appropriate to consumers.
- Tertiary qualification in health or a related field or equivalent work/study experience
- An understanding of the Aboriginal Health policy, public affairs and regulatory environment impacting on the Aboriginal Community Control Health Sector
- Excellent verbal communications with ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal people, government stakeholder regardless of seniority, including ability to convey complex information in an acceptable way
- Experience in the design, preparation and delivery of facilitated workshops, forum and community group meetings, applying a range of tools and techniques
- Detailed understanding of epidemiological principles as they relate to communicable disease surveillance and outbreak investigation
- Demonstrated ability to consult with other health care professionals to manage the public health aspects of communicable disease cases
- High level organisational skills including an ability to meet deadlines
- Current Class C driver’s licence
- Experience working in the Health Sector
- Experience working with Indigenous Organisations
- Experience in Not-For-Profit organisations in particular NGO’s