Job posted: 08/03/2024
Applications close: 27/05/2024 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: The Royal Women's Hospital

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical

Reference: 25767

Reference: 25767

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

  • Part time 33 hours p/w, ongoing role
  • Parkville location with multiple public transport options
  • $52,969 - $81,352 (pro-rata) + salary packaging + super + 5 weeks annual leave

The Royal Women’s Hospital is Australia’s first and most trusted tertiary hospital dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of women and newborns, offering specialised services within maternity, neonatal and women’s health. Our goal is to be the best place to work, learn and contribute, and to provide exceptional experiences for our patients and consumers.

About The Program

The Family and Reproductive Rights Education Program is a state-wide program that aims to:

  • Strengthen knowledge, raise awareness about female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) and support changes to community attitudes about the practice to prevent the occurrence of FGM
  • Enable timely and accessible sexual and reproductive health services for women and girls from FGM affected communities
  • Build the capacity and expertise of mainstream and specialist sexual and reproductive health services for women and girls from FGM targeted communities
  • Grow your career in a culturally responsive position

About the role

FARREP workers will provide services to women and girls from countries where female genital mutilation (FGM) is practiced. FARREP Workers will also provide secondary consultations, information and education on issues concerning FGC.

Key responsibilities will see you:

  • Provide access to sexual and reproductive health and other relevant services to communities affected by FGM
  • Be the primary contact for health professionals in the community to reach the African Women’s clinic
  • Provide relevant and consistent health literacy and health promotion messages/activities regarding the health impacts of FGM and the illegality of its practice in Australia to both communities and health professionals
  • Undertake ongoing liaison with established and newly arrived communities affected by FGM to enable monitoring of changing community attitudes to FGM and effectiveness of health promotion interventions and services

To gain a comprehensive understanding of the role and its requirements, we encourage you to review the attached position description when you click 'apply'.

About you

You’ll bring with you:

  • Relevant experience and demonstrated understanding of the culture and social context of the practice and the health impacts of FGM/C particularly in relation to sexual and reproductive health
  • Demonstrated understanding of the impact of the refugee experience on health and wellbeing
  • Eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to integrated health promotion and community health/ women’s health principles, including experience in establishing and facilitating health promotion programs for communities and health professionals.
  • Experience of involving communities in health promotion and community development.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team with a professional approach.

Our benefits

On offer is a range of rewarding benefits, including:

  • $11,660 in salary packaging benefits, for living expenses, meals and holiday accommodation
  • A suite of wellness initiatives designed to support you, including discounted financial, lifestyle and health options, and a comprehensive wellbeing program
  • Public transport options at our doorstep and end of journey facilities for cyclists
  • Onsite childcare centre and breastfeeding rooms
  • Mentoring, learning and career development opportunities
  • Five weeks annual leave and 17.5% leave loading

Inclusion and belonging

The Women’s celebrates, values and supports a diverse and inclusive environment which reflects our vibrant community.  We encourage applications from anyone identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.  We also welcome anyone who identifies as LGBTQIA+, linguistically, culturally and/or gender diverse, people with disability, and people of any age to apply for our roles. We are committed to gender equity principles, and our people have an awareness of and sensitive approach to violence against women and family violence matters.  We are proudly Breastfeeding Association accredited.

Apply now!

If you feel this role is right for you we warmly invite you to apply, and encourage your early application.  All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check, a Working with Children Check and three COVID-19 vaccinations, and may include a range of additional vaccinations including influenza, as required by the Department of Health.

Should you need assistance or require any adjustments or accommodations to fully participate in the application or interview process, you are welcome to reach out to the contact person listed.  We acknowledge that not all applicants will meet the full list of selection criteria outlined, and wherever possible we will consider applications where relevant experience can apply.


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Clare Manning-Hall - (03) 8345 2821 - (83) 8345 3083