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Organisation : Your Community Health (YourCH)

Location : Melbourne (Reservoir)

Work type : Casual/Vacation

Profession : Board & Committee Members, Community Services

Sector : Community Support Services, Health – General

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 5 Mar, 2024

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Your Community Health (YourCH)

Your Community Health (YourCH) is a progressive, high quality, independent community health service. We provide a wide range of community-based health and social support services including primary care, allied health, oral health, mental health, harm reduction, social support and health promotion services. Our three comprehensive health centres are located in Darebin, but we are here for everyone in the diverse communities across Melbourne. We work in partnership with our communities and other services using a combination of outreach, home-based and centre-based activities and co-located services.

About the role

About Your Community Health

Your Community Health (YourCH) is a progressive, high quality, independent community health service. We provide a wide range of community-based health and social support services including primary care, allied health, oral health, mental health, harm reduction, social support and health promotion services. Our three comprehensive health centres are located in Darebin, but we are here for everyone in the diverse communities across Melbourne. We work in partnership with our communities and other services using a combination of outreach, home-based and centre-based activities and co-located services.

Directorship Description

Your Community Health, an innovative and well-regarded community health service, seeks to appoint a Non-Executive Director. The role is voluntary and will require attending monthly Board meetings (10 per year), generally hybrid meetings (online and face to face), the Annual General Meeting and serving on a Board Subcommittee (generally online). Attendance at some functions with stakeholders and participation in Board development workshops is expected.

Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion and Equity

YourCH aspires to have a Board that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. A Board with members from various backgrounds, cultures and lived experiences can better understand and address the diverse needs of our local community. Diverse perspectives on the Board enhance decision-making, creativity and the overall impact of the organisation in its purpose. YourCH is actively encouraging applications from members of the LGBTIQA+ community, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities and those with lived experience in areas in which we work.

YourCH is committed to providing an inclusive and accessible environment where people and communities of all identities and backgrounds (including but not limited to, ethnicity, faith, socio-economic circumstance, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, migration status, age and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent) are accepted, safe and celebrated. We achieve this through the guidance of our values and principles. We enable full participation through promoting flexibility and the provision of reasonable adjustments. In addition, professional development can be supported to assist Directors.

Position Requirements

YourCH recognises the importance of having a Board with the skills, knowledge, experience, capabilities and diversity to ensure effective governance of the organisation. YourCH conducts regular Board assessments and audits to understand composition and proactively recruits to ensure the Board is comprised of Directors with a variety of perspectives and areas of expertise. Whilst certain skills and attributes are required for the role, connection to community and lived experience are strongly valued.

Essential:

  • Understanding of the principles of corporate governance, including sufficient financial literacy. Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors course would be desirable.
  • Commitment to the purpose and values of Your Community Health.
  • Appreciation and understanding of the role Your Community Health plays in the community.
  • Ability to think strategically and provide leadership.
  • Ability to review reports, monitor performance, identify risks and help implement strategies.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Committed to and able to give sufficient time to Board role.
  • Ability to contribute to a culturally safe and inclusive environment.
  • Experience with and/or understanding of the non-profit and health sector.

Desirable:

  • Lived/living experience in an area YourCH provides service delivery (for example, mental health challenges, disability)
  • Identify with one or more of YourCH’s priority communities: Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQA+, from a non-English speaking background, with a disability(ies).

Application process:

Please apply by submitting your CV and Cover Letter.

It is a requirement for the successful applicant to become a member of Your Community Health. A National Police Certificate, Working with Children Check and NDIS Workers Screening check are mandatory for all Board members.

How to apply

Please apply by submitting your CV and Cover Letter.

To apply for this job go to:
https://yourcommunityhealth.recruitmenthub.com.au/Job-Search & enter ref code: 6537269 or hit APPLY NOW to be directed

Applications must address the selection criteria contained in the position description as part of the Cover Letter.

It is a requirement for the successful applicant to become a member of Your Community Health. A National Police Certificate, Working with Children Check and NDIS Workers Screening check are mandatory for all Board members.

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Please quote in application: Volunteer Board Director via Pro Bono Australia.


Profession: #Board_and_Committee_Members, #Community_Services
Sector: #Community_Support_Services, #Health_–_General
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