Overview

Gateway Health

  • Based in Wodonga
  • Part Time Contract (0.8 EFT)
  • Career growth and development opportunities

ABOUT US

Gateway Health is a community health service providing health and welfare services to individuals, families and communities across north east Victoria and parts of southern New south Wales. We are a not-for-profit Company limited by guarantee and a registered Community Health Service under the Health Services Act 1988 (Vic).

The organisation employs over 380 staff providing a range of primary health and community services across the Ovens Murray region in North East Victoria and parts of Southern New South Wales. Gateway Health serves all people, and is committed to improving individual and population health outcomes. We do this by providing health care and support to individuals and communities in times of need, and by actively working with our partners to address the social and environmental determinants of health.

ABOUT THE ROLE

The HIPPY Coordinator role oversees and coordinates the day-to-day operations for the program in Albury Wodonga. The Coordinator has the primary responsibility for all aspects of the program, which includes tutor recruitment and training, family recruitment and facilitating the effective promotion of the program throughout the broader community.

HIPPY (Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngster) is an early childhood enrichment program that works with parents of young children in disadvantaged communities. Through regular home visiting and group activities over a two-year period, parents are provided with the materials, skills and confidence to enable them to help better their children prepare for a successful start to school life.

The objectives of HIPPY are to:

  • Provide a child with a structured education-focused early learning program at home;
  • Improve children’s preparedness for school and strengthen school participation;
  • Build the confidence and skills of parents and carers to create a positive home learning
  • Environment
  • Support employment and community leadership opportunities for HIPPY coordinators, home tutors and parents; and
  • Strengthen communities.

Interested, click on the apply button today!

ABOUT YOU

Passion for supporting our local people from diverse backgrounds and delivering excellence in your role are just the start.

To be considered for the role and be successful in it, we’re looking for someone who has the following key skills and experiences:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Education, Early Childhood, Community Development, Bachelor of Social Work, Diploma of Welfare Studies or equivalent qualifications in a related discipline appropriate to the coordination of child, youth family and community services.
  • Proven experience in working in an early childhood (0-8 years) service/program and strong knowledge of early childhood development and/or early intervention programs for children and their families.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in supporting adult learners as well as working with children and families, particularly in disadvantaged communities, including Indigenous and refugee and migrant communities.
  • Proven skills and experience in leading and managing a small team staff.
  • Proven written, interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build effective relationships both internally and externally with local communities and service providers and with people from diverse backgrounds.

REMUNERATION

Community Health Centre (Stand Alone Services) Social and Community Service Employees Multi Enterprise Agreement 2022

Classification Level 3

GATEWAY HEALTH CULTURE

Gateway Health promotes a learning culture that encourages innovation and initiative and recognises our staff as our greatest asset. Gateway Health is committed to creating a workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We believe that a workforce that recognises and celebrates diversity will best meet the health and well-being needs of all people we serve within our community.

GATEWAY HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Work within a supportive team environment
  • Laptop, mobile phone with remote access on and offsite
  • Generous Not For Profit Salary Packaging A$15,900 tax free
  • Flexible hours and arrangements, for a work-life balance that works for you
  • Option to be able to swap any existing public holiday to another religious holiday or day of significance of your choice.
  • Paid parental leave
  • Professional development + ongoing training and support provided
  • Free car parking
  • Fitness Passport – a discounted workplace health and fitness program for you and your family
  • Access to regular external supervision debriefing with Employee Assistance Program (EAP) support available as needed, together with Group Supervision and Wellness activities.
  • Access to our free confidential counselling service through EAP for staff and their family
  • Corporate health insurance cover to keep you healthy
  • Access to annual vaccination program
  • Discounted Health Insurance
  • A suite of employee reward and recognition programs

For a confidential chat about the position please call Bernadette Sharp on 0476 033 846

Don’t meet every single requirement? At Gateway Health we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every selection criteria and/or qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE SUNDAY 10th March 2024

Gateway Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to creating a workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We believe that a workforce that recognises and celebrates diversity will best meet the health and well-being needs of all people we serve including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; people with disability, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse people, intersex people, people experiencing health inequalities, and culturally and linguistically diverse people.

Please Note – should you be successful, you are required to undergo a:

  • Criminal History Check
  • Working With Children Check both VIC and NSW
  • Evidence of Vaccinations
  • Proof of your eligibility to work in Australia (provide either – birth certificate, passport. VISA, etc)

If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. We will then work with you to identify the best way to assist you through the recruitment process.

All personal information will be kept confidential in compliance with relevant privacy legislation.