5 July, 2023

Nurse Supervisor – ANFPP

The Pilbara Aboriginal Health Alliance (PAHA) is a partnership between the three Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) based in the Pilbara region of WA, namely, Mawarnkarra Health ServiceWirraka Maya Health Service; and Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service. The priority for PAHA and these founding ACCHS is to improve the health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; families; and communities, in the Pilbara region.  

An exciting opportunity for a Registered Nurse and/or Registered Midwife has become available to establish and manage the Pilbara Australian Nurse Family Partnership Program (ANFPP) in the Pilbara. 

The ANFPP is a licenced adaptation of the Nurse-Family Partnership model developed by Professor David Olds at the University of Colorado, USA. It is a program of sustained and scheduled home visiting for first time mothers that begins during the antenatal period and continues until the child is two years old. The program supports voluntary clients to improve their personal health and wellbeing, environmental health, increase their self-efficancy and improve the health and development of their children.

The ANFPP involves Nurse Home Visitors and Family Partnership Workers visiting women pregnant with an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander baby and their families using a therapeutic partnership approach.

Further information on the Australian Nurse-Family Partnership Program can be found on the following website:  www.anfpp.com.au

We are seeking an experienced, dynamic, compassionate and committed individual in the full time role of Nurse Supervisor to work within our Australian Nurse Family Partnership Program (ANFPP). The ANFPP Nurse Supervisor will be responsible for the consultation, establishment, implementation and day to day management of the Pilbara ANFPP. 

The successful applicant will have an understanding of and experience with working with Aboriginal clients and or Aboriginal primary health care services in rural and remote locations.   A demonstrated ability to develop program specific policy, protocols and processes within agreed timeframes whilst maintaining program fidelity, understanding and application of project and team management principles.  High level of oral and written communication skills including the ability to consult, collaborate, negotiate and interact effectively with individuals from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds.