NATSIHWA is an association founded on the cultural and spiritual teachings of our past and present leaders, which best serves our members in their important role in achieving physical, social, cultural and emotional wellbeing for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Over the next three years NATSIHWA will pursue this strategic direction: To improve understanding in the health system of the role, scope and effective deployment of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners, as a vital and valued component of a strong professional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce needed to close the gap in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. (source: NATSIHWA.org.au)
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Manager Professional Development (MPD) is responsible for overseeing the operations and management of staff within the Professional Development Division. Primary responsibilities include: • Oversee the ongoing implementation of the National Framework for Determining Scope of Practice for the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Worker and Health Practitioner professions. • Development, securing resources, and implementing ongoing professional development training and education for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners. • Review and update NATSIHWA’s Continual Professional Development manual. • Design, Develop and Implement training and educational sessions on a variety of subjects in order to support the identified professional development needs of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners. You will: • Be involved in teaching/cooperative program planning and teaching including the development of resources and training material. • Liaise with and develop relationships with relevant partnerships that will ensure support being undertaken to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners is recognised within their relevant fields. • Raise awareness with the Aboriginal Community Control Health Sector and other sectors employing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners on claiming relevant Medicare item numbers through their model of care. • Organise and facilitate Professional Development/Professional Networking national workshops with support from Executive Support Division. • Identify, develop and provide training and educational options for professional development for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners were required. • Consult with members through existing communication mechanism, forums and conferences on approaches to take for discipline-specific networking, and other priorities or proposed activities identified within NATSIHWA’s Annual Activity Plan, and support implementation of the agreed approaches. • Identify, develop and provide options that support professional networking for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners in collaboration with relevant stakeholders. • Identify opportunities for cooperation and collaboration with relevant stakeholders on initiatives which align to NATSIHWA’s priorities. • Represent NATSIHWA on external working groups, committees, forums or events as delegated by the Chief Executive Officer with outcomes being reported. • Support implementation of the NATSIHWA three-year Strategic Plan, Annual Activity Plan and Member Evaluation Surveys. • Support implementation of the NATSIHWA’s Communication and Public Relations Strategy. • Undertake any other relevant duties as directed by the Chief Executive Officer. Key Position Requirements 1) Demonstrated professional development and teaching track record. 2) Understanding people management systems and processes, and a commitment to organisational culture and resilience and capability to lead in busy periods. 3) Confidence with representing NATSIHWA in public forums. 4) Able to understand and apply the requisite governance as required by the role. 5) Understanding the necessary Finance, Risk Management and Compliance frameworks.
You will be an experienced educator with a track record that showcases your ability to deliver teaching and professional development programs relating to improving the social and health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. You will be experienced working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, members of the health sector and a range of stakeholders. To be successful in this role you will be: • An accomplished teacher or educator • Highly organised and able to work in the ATSI Health Sector • Able to show experience working in a role which is fast paced and challenging • Confident to lead and manage staff • A person who aspires to excel in an agency focused on delivering better health and social outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people Essential Requirements 1) Personal abilities/aptitudes/skills Demonstrated ability to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and their leaders, respecting cultural values and ways of doing business. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to a wide range of audiences on a range of sensitive and complex issues, especially regarding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Knowledge and understanding of Not-for Profit organisation and in particular Government funding criteria. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with Boards in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations. Proven ability to work independently under broad direction. Demonstrated ability to undertake public speaking and presentation skills. 2) Experience Experience in working with non-government organisations, particularly in Not for Profit, compliance and reporting, including project and grant funding. Experience in the use of information technology, including word processing packages, electronic mail, databases, spread-sheets and PowerPoint presentations. 3) Knowledge Knowledge and understanding of the current social and cultural determinants impacting on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing from both an historical and political perspective. Understanding and demonstrated commitment to human resource management, the principles and practices of equity, diversity and OH&S in the workplace. 4) Cultural competency A demonstrated understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their communities including policy matters related to the role is required for this role. This covers the ability to engage and develop Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, create a culturally inclusive workplace and to coach cultural competency in others. 5) Qualifications A University qualification in education and a minimum of 2 year’s experience as a teacher is an essential requirement of this role. Desirable criteria 6) Qualifications A post graduate qualification in Education and 5 year’s experience is highly desirable.
• A fulltime Executive Services Manager contract to 30/6/2022 • An attractive salary $105,000 - $115,000 plus super • Canberra based • Opportunities for further education, professional development, and study assistance • Personal development planning activities • A supportive learning environment • Flexible working conditions • Competitive leave entitlements
How to apply Applications should be submitted to [email protected] with the subject line “NATSIHWA – Teacher/Manager Professional Development” Your application should include: • a maximum 3 page response outlining your experience and ability to a) perform the job and b) meet all five essential requirements. • an up-to-date resume of no more than 5 pages which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this role. This must include 2 referees (one from a recent/current position). Applications must be received by midnight November 2, 2020. Late submissions will not be accepted. How to get more information Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting the team at Pipeline Talent. Rachelle Towart Email: [email protected] Ph: 02 8001 6603