Child and Family Health Coordinator

Other Health Care

Posted: 24 Nov 2022

Location: Tjuntjuntjara WA

Would you like to utilise your Child and Family Health Nursing skills in this rewarding role supporting a remote Aboriginal community?

Paupiyala Tjarut­ja Abo­rig­i­nal Corporation

  • Would you like to utilise your Child and Fam­i­ly Health Nurs­ing skills in this reward­ing role sup­port­ing a remote Abo­rig­i­nal community?
  • Work 24 weeks per year (3 weeks off (paid) every 3 weeks working) 
  • Salary $86,000 p.a plus super, salary pack­ag­ing, hous­ing & paid trav­el expens­es. Note – salary is the full gross salary paid per annum plus super & benefits

Spinifex Peo­ple

Tjun­tjun­t­jara is a small, remote Abo­rig­i­nal com­mu­ni­ty locat­ed on the Spinifex Lands in the West­ern Desert region of West­ern Aus­tralia. The Tjun­tjun­t­jara Clin­ic ser­vices a pop­u­la­tion of around 150 peo­ple. The community’s remote­ness is one of its great­est strengths: it is a rel­a­tive­ly healthy com­mu­ni­ty with a strong cul­tur­al base and good devel­op­ment prospects. The health ser­vice trades as Spinifex Health Ser­vice (SHS).

Spinifex Health Ser­vice is an Abo­rig­i­nal Con­trolled Com­mu­ni­ty Health Organ­i­sa­tion gov­erned by the Paupiyala Tjarut­ja Abo­rig­i­nal Cor­po­ra­tion (PTAC) Board and the Health Sub-com­mit­tee. Spinifex Health Ser­vice is also respon­si­ble for the deliv­ery of aged care & dis­abil­i­ty ser­vices, oper­at­ing in con­junc­tion with its pri­ma­ry care and pre­ven­ta­tive health programs.

Pri­ma­ry Purpose

The SHS Child and Fam­i­ly Health Co-ordi­na­tor (CFHC) will work with­in a strate­gic plan approved by the PTAC Board, with del­e­gat­ed author­i­ty to car­ry out the work of the SHS under the direc­tion of the Health Ser­vice Man­ag­er and Med­ical Direc­tor to ensure the pro­vi­sion of com­pre­hen­sive child and fam­i­ly health ser­vices in the com­mu­ni­ty, pro­mot­ing a whole-of-com­mu­ni­ty approach to the pro­vi­sion of child and fam­i­ly health and support. 

Due to the small size of the com­mu­ni­ty the Child and Fam­i­ly Health Co-ordi­na­tor (CFHC) has pro­gram man­age­ment, team lead­er­ship and clin­i­cal care deliv­ery respon­si­bil­i­ties. The CFHC is respon­si­ble for ensur­ing that child and fam­i­ly health ser­vices are pro­vid­ed in the com­mu­ni­ty in line with rel­e­vant fund­ing agree­ments. This includes pro­vid­ing direc­tion and lead­er­ship to Remote Area Nurs­es, AHP/AHW’s, vis­it­ing Mid­wives, Com­mu­ni­ty Sup­port Work­ers and the PTAC Women’s Cen­tre Co-ordi­na­tor whose roles all incor­po­rate ele­ments of care and sup­port rel­e­vant to chil­dren and fam­i­lies. The role also sup­ports vis­it­ing allied health and med­ical spe­cial­ists through liai­son and the co-ordi­na­tion of care for chil­dren and fam­i­lies with com­plex care needs.

Respon­si­bil­i­ties include:

Cul­tur­al Safe­ty — Engage with peo­ple as indi­vid­u­als in a cul­tur­al­ly safe and respect­ful way, fos­ter­ing open and hon­est pro­fes­sion­al rela­tion­ships and both-ways approach­es to learning.

Clin­i­cal Care — Deliv­er best prac­tice child and fam­i­ly health ser­vices and par­ent­ing sup­port and edu­ca­tion and pro­vide remote sup­port and co-ordi­na­tion of child and fam­i­ly health care.

Fur­ther Respon­si­bil­i­ties include the areas of Pro­gram Deliv­ery, Edu­ca­tion, Com­mu­ni­ca­tion, Pro­fes­sion­al Devel­op­ment, and Work, Safe­ty and Health



  • Cur­rent AHPRA reg­is­tra­tion and annu­al prac­tic­ing cer­tifi­cate as a Reg­is­tered Nurse
  • Com­ple­tion of post-grad­u­ate train­ing in Child and Fam­i­ly Health (or similar)
  • Com­ple­tion of WA approved Immu­ni­sa­tion provider train­ing (SA Health Under­stand­ing Vac­cines and the Nation­al Immu­ni­sa­tion Pro­gram) with­in pre­vi­ous 2 years
  • Com­ple­tion of the Nation­al COVID-19 Vac­ci­na­tion train­ing pro­gram or will­ing­ness to com­plete with­in three months of commencement.
  • At least two years’ expe­ri­ence in the pro­vi­sion of child and fam­i­ly health services
  • Cur­rent Basic Life Sup­port certification 
  • Recent and proven expe­ri­ence, abil­i­ty, and flex­i­bil­i­ty in work­ing in remote Abo­rig­i­nal com­mu­ni­ties or sim­i­lar cross-cul­tur­al settings.
  • Demon­strat­ed expe­ri­ence in the pro­vi­sion of edu­ca­tion and train­ing and the abil­i­ty to trans­fer knowl­edge and skills to col­leagues in the mul­ti-dis­ci­pli­nary health team, health care con­sumers and com­mu­ni­ty members.
  • Proven abil­i­ty to be self-direct­ed and self-moti­vat­ed as well as work­ing effec­tive­ly as a mem­ber of mul­ti-dis­ci­pli­nary team with both health pro­fes­sion­als and non-health professionals
  • High lev­el of inter­per­son­al, writ­ten, and oral com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills.
  • Demon­strat­ed under­stand­ing of pri­ma­ry health care, pub­lic health, and com­mu­ni­ty devel­op­ment principles.
  • Abil­i­ty to trav­el to remote loca­tions on the Spinifex Lands by 4WD when required 
  • Knowl­edge and com­mit­ment to evi­dence-based prac­tice and qual­i­ty improvement
  • Demon­strat­ed com­mit­ment to pro­fes­sion­al self-care
  • Abil­i­ty to work out­side nor­mal work­ing hours when required
  • Com­put­er and elec­tron­ic health infor­ma­tion sys­tem literacy
  • A cur­rent West­ern Aus­tralian Work­ing with Chil­dren Check 
  • A Nation­al Police Clear­ance (not more than 6 months old) 
  • Aus­tralian cit­i­zen­ship, per­ma­nent res­i­dence sta­tus or appro­pri­ate work visa 
  • A cur­rent man­u­al driver’s licence 
  • Work fit­ness assess­ment (pre-employ­ment func­tion­al capac­i­ty eval­u­a­tion, or mus­cu­loskele­tal assessment)

Per­son­al Attrib­ut­es & Cross Cultural:

  • An under­stand­ing and respect for Abo­rig­i­nal cus­toms and beliefs and a demon­strat­ed abil­i­ty to work with Abo­rig­i­nal Health Practitioners 
  • Expe­ri­ence or will­ing­ness to work in a com­mu­ni­ty-con­trolled service 
  • The abil­i­ty to live and work in a small and iso­lat­ed community 
  • Abil­i­ty to work as part of a small, mul­ti-dis­ci­pli­nary team

Short­list­ing will com­mence immediately.

To Apply click here. https://​www​.seek​.com​.au/​j​o​b​/​59285198