Now Hiring: Epilepsy Educator & Trainer

EPILEPSY EDUCATOR & TRAINER (RN) | Full Time / 0.8 or 0.9 EFT

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The Epilepsy Foundation supports people living with epilepsy and their families to live the life they want. We seek a full-time (or 0.8/0.9 EFT) Epilepsy Educator/Trainer to deliver epilepsy education and training, and to train others to deliver our programs.

The role will suit Registered Nurses or Enrolled Nurses with Endorsed Medications or equivalent health qualifications, who hold or are willing to obtain Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Epilepsy education and training is delivered to a range of audiences including direct care providers, health professionals, workplace and community organisations and early learning centre education staff when emergency medication is prescribed.

The position is offered on a full-time basis however a 0.8 or 0.9 EFT workload will be considered. In order to meet the role requirements, you must be able to maintain flexibility in your work hours as the role can include work outside normal business hours and occasional weekends. For example, later finishes may be required (eg. 8.30 pm) or regional travel with overnight stay a few times per month. Travel and accommodation expenses are covered by the Epilepsy Foundation. Flexible start times and time in lieu are in place to offset these occasions. As COVID-19 related restrictions ease, demand for face to face training is increasing—but is only offered through careful assessment of clients’ needs and availability of staff.

Knowledge and Experience

Reporting to the Education & Training Manager this role offers challenge, opportunity and the chance to work with a dedicated, talented and supportive team. Well-developed knowledge of epilepsy is not required but a strong willingness to learn is essential. The successful applicant will receive appropriate supports and equipment to enable them to work from home.

All Epilepsy Foundation staff must complete a National Police Certificate before commencing employment. Epilepsy Educator/Trainers must also complete the NDIS Worker Safety Check.

To obtain the position description and to find out more about working at the Epilepsy Foundation visit this page or call Dora Petris, Education & Training Manager on:  0411 725 882.

Application must include a covering letter and a CV which addresses the Position Competencies/Selection Criteria as described in the Position Description. 

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Shortlisting will occur as applications are received and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. The Epilepsy Foundation reserves the right to close this role to new applications prior to the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

Applications close at 11.59 pm, Sunday 28th November 2021

Epilepsy Foundation is an EEO employer and child-safe organisation.

The Epilepsy Foundation is committed to ensuring people living with epilepsy in under-serviced sectors including First Nation Peoples and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds receive the support they need to reduce the impact of epilepsy on their lives.

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