Goldfields - Kalgoorlie AMS

Vacancy Number: 865

Sexual Health Worker

About the Role -Liaise with local schools, youth services and other community groups to identify and engage with young women aged 15 –23 years but not limited to, who are pregnant with an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander child. - Liaise with young women aged 15-23 but not limited to, who have an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander child aged 0-8 years. -Deliver child health checks and screening as required for children from the target group. - Conduct women’s health checks and screenings as required for young women from the target group. -To assist with the delivery of early childhood immunisations. - Promote the importance of immunisation, nutrition and physical exercise to the target group. - Assist in the delivery of parenting packs to new mothers at the hospital or at home. - Participate in outreach work as required. - Ensure confidentiality is maintained within the Health Service Department in accordance with the Privacy Act 1998. -Actively encourage and promote continuous improvement.
Experience & Skills Holder of current Working with Children Check and Police Clearance. Five years experience working in a related health environment. Two years experience working in a sexual health role. Current Drivers Licence.
Practice Type Community Care
Full Time / Part Time Full time
Requirements A current registration with AHPRA as an Aboriginal Health Practitioner or Enrolled Nurse
Map of Goldfields

Goldfields

The Eastern Goldfields is the largest region in Western Australia. It covers almost one third of the State and has a population of about 54,000. More than half of the region’s residents live in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Esperance, on the southern coast, is the second largest centre with a population of around 13,000.

The Kalgoorlie region has been historically significant in the development of Western Australia, as the centre of the gold rush in the 1890s. As well as reminders of those times in the buildings and institutions around the city, there is still a plethora of natural bounty to be enjoyed in its eucalyptus forests, wide sweeping plains and abundance of wildlife. The cultural mix found in the region is also rich, with a melding of Indigenous and European heritages that has created an area of unique character. To the southern edge of the region the pristine beaches provide a stunning backdrop to Australia’s southern ocean, reached through a corridor of National Parks and wide swathes of unspoiled natural beauty.

The primary industries in the cooler southern part of the region are fishing and farming. The warm, dry northern areas are dominated by gold and nickel mining and industry-related services.

About 50 general practitioners work in the region across 22 practices, including Aboriginal Medical Services and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Kalgoorlie is well serviced by specialists.