Be part of our team
We employ some bright minds at Diabetes WA, and we are always on the lookout for more – whether they be employees, volunteers or fundraisers.
Our team is a dynamic group of individuals, dedicated to the cause of improving the lives of those affected by diabetes. For many of us, that cause is also a personal one. Almost half of us are affected by diabetes in some way, whether that be living with the condition or caring for a spouse or loved one with the condition.
We are currently seeking a qualified and experienced Diabetes Educator to join our Diabetes Education team. Reporting to the Clinical Services Manager you will be responsible for providing diabetes education services to a diverse group of clients to help them live well with diabetes. In addition you will also provide support to our members, people with diabetes, their families and friends, and the wider healthcare community.
This position is flexible full-time or part time (job share arrangements will be considered), and is currently contracted until 30 June 2020. We are offering a competitive salary from $81,000 – $85,000 dependent on skills and abilities, with a broad range of employee benefits available, including salary packaging options that can add further value to annual salaries, depending on individual tax circumstances.
Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Deliver a range of diabetes education services and programs, including structured self-management group programs and individual consultations over telephone and electronic platforms.
- Provide high quality training and development services to health professionals, workplaces and schools as required.
- Attend community presentations, forums, conferences, expos and other events, representing Diabetes WA and delivering presentations and consultations as required.
- Complete program evaluation, self-reflection and review projects as required, identifying and implementing opportunities for program improvement and the development of new programs as appropriate.
- Some flexibility is required for the delivery of programs and services on evenings and weekends, with occasional intra/inter-state travel.
Ideal candidates will have (Selection Criteria):
- Successful Completion of a Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Management
- Eligibility for membership with Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) as a Diabetes Educator
- Registration as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP)/Accredited Pharmacist (AP)/Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD)/Registered Nurse (RN)
- Specialist knowledge of diabetes, including self-management education in individual and group settings.
- Familiarity with client-centred care models.
- Highly developed written and verbal communication skills, including reporting, public speaking and presentations.
- The availability and flexibility to work and travel non-standard hours.
- Credentialed Diabetes Educator (CDE) status or working towards CDE status is desirable;
- DESMOND facilitator skills are desirable. If not, a demonstrated understanding of a client centred approach to diabetes education.
If you are a capable and enthusiastic health professional looking for a hands-on role within a supportive team environment, please apply now by submitting your resume and a cover letter addressing each of the 9 individual selection criteria via seek.com.au.
Applications close at 5 pm on Thursday 6th February 2020.
Please note Diabetes WA requires all employees provide a National Police Certificate and Working with Children Check (if applicable to position) upon commencement of employment.
Diabetes WA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons. DWA encourages people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from CALD backgrounds and people living with disabilities