Health Promotions Nurse

Job No: GEO1591
Location: Junee, NSW

About The GEO Group Australia

The GEO Group Australia is the country's leading provider of outsourced correctional services, operating in NSW, QLD and VIC. Our goal is to deliver better corrections, and in doing so, create safer communities.  As a Registered Training Provider (number 3570), GEO offers a wide variety of training programs which are nationally accredited.

For more information about our organisation and Junee Correctional Centre, visit our website at www.geogroup.com.au

To check out our videos, including the type of individual's we seek to join our business click here. 

About Junee Correctional Centre

Junee Correctional Centre is located in Junee, New South Wales, 40 kilometres north-east of Wagga Wagga.

Junee has been continually managed by GEO on behalf of Corrective Services NSW since opening in 1993. It is New South Wales' largest regional correctional centre.

Junee's primary role is to safely and securely house up to 910 adult male prisoners and progress their sentence plans by delivering a comprehensive range of education, vocational training, reintegration and offending behaviour programs. Together, these lower a prisoners' risk of re-offending and increase the likelihood of successful community reintegration.

The team at Junee achieves exceptionally high levels of prisoner engagement with its responsive interventions. This includes developing strategies that encourage and enable previously-marginalised prisoner groups such as Indigenous Australians and the chronically ill to participate.

About the Opportunity

The Health Services Department at Junee Correctional Centre is seeking to recruit a Health Promotions Nurse. The hours for this (full time) role are Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm.

The Health Promotions Nurse is responsible for the program development, implementation, evaluation and sustainability within the context of Health Promotion, facilitating Health Promotion within the broader organisation, the detailed planning, implementation and reporting of HP activities, and a range of project tasks as they arise.

Our ideal candidate will have experience in healthcare, program planning and change management. 

Skills and Experience

Our ideal candidate will have: 

  • Nursing qualifications and current AHPRA registration
  • Proven experience in Chronic Disease Management
  • Demonstrated ability to work within multi-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to the professional practice within the unit
  • Demonstrated competence in written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrates advanced level of computer literacy.
  • Developed analytical, problem solving skills and initiative.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Innovative promotion of healthy lifestyles.
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (desirable)

Due to the nature of this business, you will need to have the ability to operate in a correctional setting and complying with the Centre's security procedures. You will also need to obtain and maintain a satisfactory security clearance as approved by the Commissioner of Corrective Services NSW. Such clearance is unlikely to be granted if you have been convicted of a criminal offence.

About the Benefits

Joining GEO is your chance to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of prisoners, their families and the community.

You will receive ongoing support and professional development opportunities, subsidised meals and internal career opportunities.

Application Process

In order to assist GEO in processing your application for employment and determining your suitability and eligibility for a position with The GEO Group Australia, we ask that you complete a short questionnaire as part of the application process.

Due to the nature of our industry you will find that some of the questions contained in this questionnaire are unique and are different from those that you may have encountered in applying for other positions.

Please note: If you are successful in obtaining an interview for this position you will be required to complete a Statutory Declaration attesting your answers to this questionnaire.

At the end of the questionnaire, you will be required to attach a current Resume.

For any further information about the application process, please contact our HR Officer, Sarah Bishop on (02) 6930 5583.

Additional Information

To obtain further information about this role, download the position description HERE or contact the Health Services Manager, Jan Te Maru on (02) 6930 5527.

   

Make a real difference – Apply Now!

Applications Close – Thursday 4th June 2020 at 4pm

GEO is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are highly encouraged to apply

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