About the role
We are seeking an experienced and passionate health professional to join our Keeping Connected Service to support people with motor neurone disease. The Keeping Connected Service works with people over 65 years of age with MND in Victoria and Tasmania who either have a slower progressing disease course or have a stable support network and environment but would still benefit from regular contact from a qualified Advisor to provide them with information and link them into appropriate services as and when their needs change.
This is a state-wide service and the client work will predominantly be carried out over the phone, email or by virtual technology either in a one on one capacity or in groups.
The Keeping Connected Advisor will also offer support, information and education to carers, and the staff of Residential Aged Care facilities where people with MND reside.
The role is for 16 hours per week (spread over 2 or 3 days). As most of the role can be carried out remotely, the successful person may live anywhere in Victoria or Tasmania. The successful applicant will join another Keeping Connected Advisor (who has done such a great job in supporting people with MND, that the demand has grown, hence the team needs to grow!!) and work collaboratively with the broader MND Advisor and Support Coordinator team of 18 other highly skilled health professionals.
So, if you are:
- Looking to join a successful highly skilled team that is growing!
- An experienced health professional (e.g., a Social Worker, Psychologist, Occupational Therapist) who is committed to working with people with progressive neurological conditions
- A person with a “can do” approach with an interest in exploring different ways of supporting people
- Not afraid of using technology to connect with people
Then Please apply!!
About the organisation
MND Victoria is dedicated to providing the best possible support for people living with motor neurone disease (MND). ‘People living with MND’ includes people who have been diagnosed, families, carers, former carers, friends, workmates, service providers and any other person whose life is, or has been, affected by MND.
MND Victoria was formed in 1981 by a group of volunteers with the strong involvement of people with MND, their families, health professionals and other concerned people to address the absence of a coordinated response to MND. It is a state-wide, not-for-profit organisation, predominately self- funded, situated in Canterbury in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
Services to people living with MND or some other unrepresented neurological diseases that cause disability, are delivered at no cost to the client. They are coordinated and provided through MND Victoria Support Services. Volunteers are a vital part of MND Victoria and work across most program areas.
The focus of all MND Victoria’s Support Services activities is to support people living with MND in their own community or residence of choice; to ensure that the generic service systems of health, disability and aged care are able to meet the needs of people living with MND; that no person with MND has a high level of unmet needs. Support Services aim to act as an interface between people living with MND, the service system and service providers.
The four key MND Victoria Support Services are:
- MND Advisor and Support Coordinator Service: MND Advisors provide support to people living with MND to assist them to live as long as possible with the best quality of life possible.
- Education and Client Support Service: The Client Support and Education service provides comprehensive education and information support to people impacted by MND.
- Equipment Service: MND Victoria has developed an extensive range of assistive technology equipment, available free of charge to people with MND.
- MND Victoria’s work is supported by a network of volunteers. The dedicated assistance that volunteers provide underpins all MND Victoria’s activities.
How to apply
Applications not allowed for this job listing.
Please quote in application: MND Keeping Connected Advisor via Pro Bono Australia.
Sector: #Aged_Care_and_Seniors, #Disabilities