Community Health Nurse - Homeless Persons Program - St Kilda

Bolton Clarke

We need an experienced Registered Nurse with a passion for community health and homelessness for assertive outreach in our St Kilda Location !

  • Make a positive difference and put people first !!
  • Great base Rate + Salary packaging up to 16K
  • Great work/ life balance - Permanent Part Time - 4 Days per week
This position is co-located with the Salvation Army at Access Health, St Kilda. The focus of the position is an outreach model of care providing a primary healthcare response to those experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness in the City of Port Phillip.  At times the position is required to cover a nurse clinic based within Access Health.  Experience in mental health, drug and alcohol and homelessness would be an advantage.

About the role

The Bolton Clarke Homeless Persons Program actively seeks to engage and offer a holistic primary health care response to individuals and families who are at risk of or who are experiencing homelessness. The program is committed to offering practical health care at the point of contact and actively works with people to link them into generalist and specialist services.

This is a Fixed Term - Part time role (32 hours, 4 Days) and operates from St Kilda, the role requires the following skills:  
  • Assertive, flexible health care responses that actively seek to engage people experiencing homelessness
  • Collaborative advocacy strategies through liaison and support networks, with people experiencing homelessness, service providers and government departments
  • Provide education and learning opportunities on health and homelessness
  • Initiate, participate, manage action research projects
  • Operate as a cohesive team member
To be successful, you'll have:
  • At least 5 years Post Graduate experience
  • A strong interest in primary health care
  • Capability of exercising a high level of professional autonomy
  • Ability to form and maintain strong collegial relationships across service organisations
  • Experience or interest in working with complex clients
  • Commitment to improving the health and service outcome for people who are marginalised
  • Current drivers licence For Victoria
  • Australian Working Rights
  • If appointed, a satisfactory Police Check will be required
  • Working with Children Check
  • A pre-employment medical assessment may be required for this role 
Our benefits 
  • Not-for-profit tax benefits
  • Work-Life balance
  • Career progression and development opportunities
  • Innovative and creative team environment  
Our People

Often it’s the small things that make a real ‘people person’ – and these are the people we love to have on our Bolton Clarke team. People who are good listeners. People who genuinely care and are interested in others. Those who look to do the everyday things that make a real difference.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. Our diverse workforce makes us more innovative and helps us to better support our customers and communities.  Candidates who speak a language other than English and are willing to use it in their work, are encouraged to apply.
Our Story  

Bolton Clarke (formerly Royal District Nursing Service) is one of the largest Australian owned and operated not-for-profit healthcare and independent living service providers with over 6,500 employees and 400 volunteers nationally.  On the road, in the home and within our retirement and residential communities our nurses, carers and teams are helping more people to live the best possible life.  Our Homeless Person Program supports over 2,800 clients delivering more than 46,700 visits each year.

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