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Connect recruiting again for Nauru

NOT TOO MANY NURSES EARN $2000 per week!!!
Wellbeing Worker- who dreams up this spin???
Mothers forced to raise their babies

in tents in
camp with limited water and electricity.

Community Child & Maternal Wellbeing Worker

Status: Full time, fixed term
Hours: 38 hours per week
Salary: Total salary package of approximately $102062.05 p.a. which includes:
Base salary range between $69097.76 and $72659.50 p.a. (Level 5 role)
Plus allowance of approximately $26,400 whilst working on Nauru ($700 per week of which $595 is tax free)
Plus 9.5% Superannuation of approximately $6564.29
Plus pro rata two weeks paid leave to be taken at end of 6 week period (6 weeks on, 2 weeks off rotation)
Reports to: to be confirmed

Contract Period: Fixed Term until end of December 2016, with possible extension, (6 weeks on, 2 weeks off)
Probation Period: 12 weeks
Start Date & Location: asap Nauru

Background:

Connect Settlement Services (CSS) is a specialist settlement service provider, delivering meaningful individual and community outcomes for Refugees starting a new life on Nauru.

Our work is focused on:

· restoring independence, hope and dignity
· maximising opportunities to achieve social integration, cultural competence and economic independence
· developing a sense of community for Refugees living in Nauru
· enhancing cultural awareness among, and connection between Refugees and the Nauruan community
· enriching prosperity and opportunity within the community for the benefit of all

We deliver quality outcomes for Refugees through strength-based case management and meaningful client and community engagement.

Purpose of the role:

The Community Child & Maternal Well-Being Worker’s key purpose is to develop and implement a framework that delivers sound outcomes for maternal and child well-being, primarily focussed on early childhood (birth to 4 years of age). Outcomes sought are well babies living in caring families surrounded by a supportive community. A critical success factor to this role is building long term sustainable outcomes to a culturally diverse client group of Refugee families on Nauru, as well as extending this to the local Nauruan community.

Key duties will include:

Supporting families:

  • Develop and maintain open and effective relationships with Refugee families,
  • Promote positive parenting skills through working with families individually and in groups,

· Collaborate with the Child and Family Support Worker in the development and implementation of programs that benefit Refugee and Nauruan families in maternal & child well-being support eg Playgroups, Mother’s group.
· Collect and record relevant child health and development data.
· Create and document appropriate referrals to other health professionals and community service providers for mothers or children.

  • Work with children and families to build enduring supportive networks within the community that reduce the risk of isolation,
  • Work with families to address underlying vulnerabilities and high risk factors, such as mental health, child protection, trauma and domestic violence through assessment, referral, providing support services and monitoring,
  • Work with children and families to assist with children’s transition to infants school,
  • Work within a multi-disciplinary context to achieve core settlement outcomes which support positive outcomes for maternal and child wellbeing for Refugee families, then extending into wider Nauruan community,
  • Participate in reflective practice both individually and as part of a team.

Information & Communication:
· Build community engagement across the Refugee and Nauruan community and offer information about maternal and child wellbeing issues,
· Health promotion
· Develop written material, relevant to Refugees and the Nauruan community, reflecting what steps will be taken to safeguard children, “who” is responsible for what action and when these will be delivered,
· Work with relevant stakeholders especially Nauru Health, to support information and communication strategies.

Developing the service system response:

· Deliver an appropriate child and maternal wellbeing program that meets the developmental and educational requirements of birth to 4 years of age refugee children and their families in an off shore setting,
· Build supportive relationships with community, health and education services, and other relevant stakeholders,
· Develop and implement procedures, guidance and training to help clients and members of the community to recognise the particular risks faced by young children in conjunction with relevant Government of Nauru agencies,

· Develop and implement social initiatives to strengthen the capabilities of Refugee and the Nauruan people and their communities in the area of maternal and child wellbeing in conjunction with relevant Government of Nauru agencies,

· Support the development of a sustainable child and maternal wellbeing framework in conjunction with relevant Government of Nauru agencies.
In addition to the duties listed above all CSS staff are expected to:

· Respect and abide by CSS’ vision, mission and values, ensuring that their conduct is consistent with provisions of the CSS Code of Ethics and Conduct and fully compliant with the provisions of relevant CSS policies and procedures,
· Comply with the provisions of CSS’ Workplace Health and Safety framework including policies, procedures and safe work systems that relate to their role, program area or CSS as a whole,
· Carry out general administrative functions related to their role and to the effective and efficient functioning of CSS as a whole, including the timely and accurate management of case files, relevant databases, and all service delivery communications and data,
· Adhere and keep up to date with to legislative (child protection & Human rights) requirements & aligning MDA policies and procedures,
· As mandated, report children at risk of abuse to Department of Human Services,
· Advocate on behalf of parent or child as required.
Induction training relating to policy and procedures, workplace health and safety and CSS administrative systems will be provided to successful candidates on appointment.

Selection Criteria

· Sound experience in maternal and child health context, preferably in a culturally diverse context.
· Demonstrated cross cultural communication skills, including the ability to interact effectively with people from diverse cultures.
· An ability to apply risk management and prevention strategies within a complex social environment.
· Ability to educate and train members of the community as an integral part of long term solutions.
· Demonstrated understanding of current trends in maternal and child health care, for example issues impacting on families from Refugee and culturally diverse backgrounds.
· Knowledge of strengths-based approaches to service delivery in family oriented and child-focused context.
· Ability to work in multi disciplinary and multi agency environments.
· Sound time management skills, with the ability to multi-task.
· Demonstrated ability to liaise collaboratively with key stakeholders to meet desired outcomes, in a multi disciplinary and multi agency context.

Qualifications and Experience

· Relevant qualifications in working with parents and young children in maternal and child nursing; social work; psychology;

  • Current Working with Children Clearance;
  • Current National Criminal History Record Clearance or the ability to acquire one;
  • Current First Aid Certificate; (desirable)
  • Current valid drivers license (open);
  • Applicants must have the right to work in Australia;
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Packages and databases.

Community Child & Maternal Wellbeing Worker

Status: Full time, fixed term
Hours: 38 hours per week
Salary: Total salary package of approximately $102062.05 p.a. which includes:
Base salary range between $69097.76 and $72659.50 p.a. (Level 5 role)
Plus allowance of approximately $26,400 whilst working on Nauru ($700 per week of which $595 is tax free)
Plus 9.5% Superannuation of approximately $6564.29
Plus pro rata two weeks paid leave to be taken at end of 6 week period (6 weeks on, 2 weeks off rotation)
Reports to: to be confirmed

Contract Period: Fixed Term until end of December 2016, with possible extension, (6 weeks on, 2 weeks off)
Probation Period: 12 weeks
Start Date & Location: asap Nauru

Background:

Connect Settlement Services (CSS) is a specialist settlement service provider, delivering meaningful individual and community outcomes for Refugees starting a new life on Nauru.

Our work is focused on:

· restoring independence, hope and dignity
· maximising opportunities to achieve social integration, cultural competence and economic independence
· developing a sense of community for Refugees living in Nauru
· enhancing cultural awareness among, and connection between Refugees and the Nauruan community
· enriching prosperity and opportunity within the community for the benefit of all

We deliver quality outcomes for Refugees through strength-based case management and meaningful client and community engagement.

Purpose of the role:

The Community Child & Maternal Well-Being Worker’s key purpose is to develop and implement a framework that delivers sound outcomes for maternal and child well-being, primarily focussed on early childhood (birth to 4 years of age). Outcomes sought are well babies living in caring families surrounded by a supportive community. A critical success factor to this role is building long term sustainable outcomes to a culturally diverse client group of Refugee families on Nauru, as well as extending this to the local Nauruan community.

Key duties will include:

Supporting families:

  • Develop and maintain open and effective relationships with Refugee families,
  • Promote positive parenting skills through working with families individually and in groups,

· Collaborate with the Child and Family Support Worker in the development and implementation of programs that benefit Refugee and Nauruan families in maternal & child well-being support eg Playgroups, Mother’s group.
· Collect and record relevant child health and development data.
· Create and document appropriate referrals to other health professionals and community service providers for mothers or children.

  • Work with children and families to build enduring supportive networks within the community that reduce the risk of isolation,
  • Work with families to address underlying vulnerabilities and high risk factors, such as mental health, child protection, trauma and domestic violence through assessment, referral, providing support services and monitoring,
  • Work with children and families to assist with children’s transition to infants school,
  • Work within a multi-disciplinary context to achieve core settlement outcomes which support positive outcomes for maternal and child wellbeing for Refugee families, then extending into wider Nauruan community,
  • Participate in reflective practice both individually and as part of a team.

Information & Communication:
· Build community engagement across the Refugee and Nauruan community and offer information about maternal and child wellbeing issues,
· Health promotion
· Develop written material, relevant to Refugees and the Nauruan community, reflecting what steps will be taken to safeguard children, “who” is responsible for what action and when these will be delivered,
· Work with relevant stakeholders especially Nauru Health, to support information and communication strategies.

Developing the service system response:

· Deliver an appropriate child and maternal wellbeing program that meets the developmental and educational requirements of birth to 4 years of age refugee children and their families in an off shore setting,
· Build supportive relationships with community, health and education services, and other relevant stakeholders,
· Develop and implement procedures, guidance and training to help clients and members of the community to recognise the particular risks faced by young children in conjunction with relevant Government of Nauru agencies,

· Develop and implement social initiatives to strengthen the capabilities of Refugee and the Nauruan people and their communities in the area of maternal and child wellbeing in conjunction with relevant Government of Nauru agencies,

· Support the development of a sustainable child and maternal wellbeing framework in conjunction with relevant Government of Nauru agencies.
In addition to the duties listed above all CSS staff are expected to:

· Respect and abide by CSS’ vision, mission and values, ensuring that their conduct is consistent with provisions of the CSS Code of Ethics and Conduct and fully compliant with the provisions of relevant CSS policies and procedures,
· Comply with the provisions of CSS’ Workplace Health and Safety framework including policies, procedures and safe work systems that relate to their role, program area or CSS as a whole,
· Carry out general administrative functions related to their role and to the effective and efficient functioning of CSS as a whole, including the timely and accurate management of case files, relevant databases, and all service delivery communications and data,
· Adhere and keep up to date with to legislative (child protection & Human rights) requirements & aligning MDA policies and procedures,
· As mandated, report children at risk of abuse to Department of Human Services,
· Advocate on behalf of parent or child as required.
Induction training relating to policy and procedures, workplace health and safety and CSS administrative systems will be provided to successful candidates on appointment.

Selection Criteria

· Sound experience in maternal and child health context, preferably in a culturally diverse context.
· Demonstrated cross cultural communication skills, including the ability to interact effectively with people from diverse cultures.
· An ability to apply risk management and prevention strategies within a complex social environment.
· Ability to educate and train members of the community as an integral part of long term solutions.
· Demonstrated understanding of current trends in maternal and child health care, for example issues impacting on families from Refugee and culturally diverse backgrounds.
· Knowledge of strengths-based approaches to service delivery in family oriented and child-focused context.
· Ability to work in multi disciplinary and multi agency environments.
· Sound time management skills, with the ability to multi-task.
· Demonstrated ability to liaise collaboratively with key stakeholders to meet desired outcomes, in a multi disciplinary and multi agency context.

Qualifications and Experience

· Relevant qualifications in working with parents and young children in maternal and child nursing; social work; psychology;

  • Current Working with Children Clearance;
  • Current National Criminal History Record Clearance or the ability to acquire one;
  • Current First Aid Certificate; (desirable)
  • Current valid drivers license (open);
  • Applicants must have the right to work in Australia;
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Packages and databases.

One response to “Connect recruiting again for Nauru

  1. Sister Brigid


    It’s essential to give these kids some normality’: Brigidine Sister Brigid Arthur rejects claims that kids in detention are at risk on nun-supervised outings. Picture: Aaron Francis

    A program by nuns to take children in detention on school holiday excursions to the beach, the zoo and local playgrounds has been deemed a security risk and banned by Australian Border Force.

    The Brigidine Sisters have been stunned by the decision to veto the program at the Melbourne Immigration and Transit Accommodation Centre, only weeks from the school holidays and after four successful years with no adverse incidents.

    It comes only months after ABF was forced into a humiliating backdown on its controversial Operation Fortitude, which would have seen officers stop random commuters in the centre of Melbourne to check their visas.

    Sister Brigid Arthur, one of three people designated to take the primary school kids from the centre at Broadmeadows northwest of Melbourne, said she was “devastated” and confused by the decision, and worried that children would now be “cooped up” during the long break.

    She said the sisters had not been given any reason why the volunteer program had been suddenly and unexpectedly culled.

    “We’ve never had an incident in the four years we’ve have been doing this,” she said. “These kids are around highly traumatised adults day in and day out and their living space is extremely small.

    “This has been a small program designed to get them out doing normal kid things.”

    The three volunteers would use their own cars to ferry the kids and one or both of their parents to an excursion, usually the Collingwood Children’s Farm, the zoo, the beach, a local adventure playground or gardens for a picnic.

    “Many of the kids are from the Nauru detention centre with parents who have lost hope and find it hard to be positive,” Sister Brigid said. “It’s essential to give these kids some normality away from people who are scared, anxious and depressed all the time.”

    A Department of Immigration and Border Protection spokesman said a review of the program had found that “on a number of occasions” the excursions undertaken were “not deemed approp­riate”, with limited supervision.

    “Programs run within detention facilities are routinely reviewed­ for their appropriateness taking into consideration the safety and security of detainees and staff,” he said. “The welfare of all detainees, including children, is of paramount importance …

    “The department has recently undertaken a review of a program which had allowed detainees to leave the centre unescorted by (the centre’s manager) Serco or departmental personnel.

    “A review of this program found that on a number of occasions outings undertaken as part of this specific program were not deemed appropriate and there was limited supervision …

    “While this specific program has ceased, Serco will continue to offer excursions and activities in a safe and controlled manner.” A spokesman for Immigration Minister Peter Dutton didn’t respond.

    Sister Brigid rejected the claim, saying all activities had to be approved­ by the centre before the children were allowed to leave and scoffed at the assurance that detained children would still be taken on excursions by security guards employed by Serco.

    Katherine Towers
    The Australian
    December 3, 2015

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