Regional Navigator - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Service

Job posted: 11/07/2022
Applications close: 22/08/2022 (Midnight)
12 days remaining

12 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training, Health and Allied Health, Family Violence Workers, Medical

Reference: 54310

Reference: 54310

Occupation: Education and Training, Health and Allied Health, Family Violence Workers, Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Be part of the expanding team and contribute in this important role as part of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder service. 

  • 3 x Regional Navigator positions available, based in each of the following regional locations: Central Gippsland, Barwon Health and Bendigo Community Health. 

  • Fixed term part time role until July 2025

  • Working 0.4 EFT

Working in Healthcare has never been more important or meaningful

Our Journey:

The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) service, through Developmental Paediatrics, provides specialist multidisciplinary assessments for children with pre-natal alcohol exposure, who show complex neurological, developmental, and behavioural symptoms. The service delivers education, information, and resources to communities at high risk of FASD, and provides clinical training in FASD diagnosis for paediatricians, psychologists, speech therapists, occupational therapists and social workers.

These new roles reflect the expansion of the current service provided to children in regional Victoria.

A Day in the Life:

Based at one of our three regional locations and working as part of the FASD team, the Regional Navigator will bring their local knowledge of community health and education services to lead improvements in access to care for children and families affected by alcohol in their region, within the support, supervision and training of the broader VicFAS team.

You will facilitate referral pathways for children in your catchment, coordinate operational requirements for assessments, and integrate with the central VicFAS team.  You will be involved in direct assessment clinics at least twice a year, contribute to or coordinate local assessments within your discipline and ensure a flexible approach to assessment, facilitating local clinicians in providing assessments within existing services and schools where possible.  You will also contribute to feedback appointments with the child’s school and carers.

In your role, you will establish links with relevant healthcare providers, liaise with local specialist referrers, and will support referring paediatricians through the delivery of post-diagnosis support in relation to implementation of diagnostic recommendations and knowledge of local therapists.

What You Bring:

To be successful in this role you have significant skills and experience in a paediatrics field, preferably with children who show complex neurological, developmental, and behavioural symptoms and experience working with families with complex social issues that includes the involvement of child protection. Prior experience of working with children with developmental disabilities is required. You have a passion to support children in your regional location, and are keen to be part of a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team that is building this innovative service

On a Personal Level, you are:

  • Dedicated to safe best practice & quality care

  • Committed to delivering patient centred care & a patient advocacy

  • Enthusiastic, compassionate & able to work collaboratively

  • Excited to be accountable for and manage specific portfolios in our relentless pursuit of excellence

What you need:

  • Extensive relevant experience in either paediatric allied health, psychology or education

  • Approved qualification in either Allied Health, Psychology or Education

  • Current relevant discipline specific professional membership, accreditation and registrations

  • Experience in supporting children and their families, particularly where parents experience complex social issues including alcohol and substance use, mental health and family violence, and/or child protection involvement.

  • Demonstrated experience as indicated in position description

  • A valid driver’s licence and access to a reliable vehicle

  • Australian working rights

In Return:

You’ll be part of a strong, passionate and communicative multidisciplinary team where you can utilise your skills and experience to enhance and support this vital service as we advocate for our patients and their families and continue to pursue the expansion of this service in Victoria.

For a confidential discussion and to explore the opportunity further, we welcome you to call Camilla Hayn on 03 8572 3917.

Monash Health is a great place to work

Our employees enjoy a range of benefits including:

  • salary packaging options that increase your take-home pay

  • a comprehensive Health and Wellbeing program

  • free flu vaccinations

  • private health insurance at discounted rates

  • health imaging services

  • + more

Monash Health is the largest public health service in Victoria, employing more than 20,000 people who work across 40 locations delivering healthcare services through our five hospitals and our extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities.

We recognise the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles and ICare values.

How to Apply

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity, and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.

Existing Monash Health Employees should apply using your Monash Health employee account. For any queries regarding employee accounts contact Recruitment Services at recruitment@monashhealth.org.

Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed.  These include:

  • reference checks;

  • a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months;

  • a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same);and

  • proof of immunisation.

A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.

To comply with Victorian Public Health directions, all employees working in the Public Health system must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and are required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status. To support your application, and to be compliant with any public health orders in place at the time of, and during, your employment, you will be required to upload evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence is a copy of a Government Official Immunisation History Statement or Digital Certificate showing all vaccination dates. It is a requirement of Monash Health to collect, record and hold vaccination information. Offers of employment will only be made to candidates who can provide acceptable evidence that they meet full vaccination status.

Regional Navigator - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Service

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Camilla Hayn - 03 8572 3917

Regional Navigator - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Service