Immunisation Outreach Administrator/Support Worker

Full time fixed term to 31 December 2022 (with the possibility of an extension)

 

  • Are you passionate about improving health outcomes for Māori, Pacific & underserved populations?
  • Are you a people person with a great sense of humour?

 

We are looking for a vibrant, positive, competent support worker with excellent communication and data entry skills, who will hit the ground running in this particularly busy role.

Our team focuses on finding children who have not been able to be immunised on time and providing the whānau/caregivers with the opportunity for the child to be immunised at home.

In this role you will be working out in the community supporting the vaccination nurse while home visiting, providing information to parents/caregivers and completing referrals to other services. You will also be required to complete data entry in relation to home visit outcomes and assist the administration team with booking home vaccination appointments and preparation of the daily work schedules.

In order for our services to be truly effective, our OIS team works rostered shifts 08:30am – 5:00pm and 10:30am – 7:00pm. Rostered Saturdays 9am – 3pm will also be required. 

 

To be considered you need to:

  • have excellent communication and data entry skills with a high level of accuracy
  • have an excellent ability to prioritise, multi-task and remain calm under pressure
  • have a winning personality – friendly, approachable and professional
  • be computer literate with good Microsoft Office skills
  • be willing to help out the team where necessary, be flexible and have a can-do attitude
  • have an understanding of the benefits/importance of childhood immunisations
  • have a full NZ Driver’s licence

 

Having experience in health care / community based health services and appropriate cultural sensitivity will be very beneficial.  You should also be passionate about improving health outcomes specifically for Māori and Pacific people.

If improving health outcomes for the young people of our community interests you, then we want you on our team!

If you think this is the role for you, please forward your CV and cover letter to careers@healthwest.co.nz  today.

 

About Te Puna Manawa HealthWEST

Te Puna Manawa HealthWEST is a Non-Government Organisation (NGO) & Not for Profit Charitable Trust with Māori provider status committed to providing quality health services to our community for over 25 years. We are passionate about improving health and social outcomes, through free, innovative primary care and community services with a focus on Māori, Pacific, tamariki, rangatahi, whanau and other high needs populations. 

 

Benefits of working for Te Puna Manawa HealthWEST:

  • Able to make a positive difference to children, young people, whānau and communities
  • Ongoing support for training and professional development
  • Full orientation and induction
  • Friendly and welcoming atmosphere
  • Passionate and dedicated team
  • Social Club

 

Please note this role may be filled prior to the closing date, should a suitable applicant be found.