The Nurse Home Visitor (NHV) and Aboriginal Family Partnership Worker (FPW) work together as the Home Visiting Team (HVT). The Home Visiting Team visits women in their home during pregnancy until the baby is two years old. This is a primary health role, working from a strengths-based focus. The Home Visiting Team builds a therapeutic relationship to support mums to be the best mums they can be.
Our Nurse Home Visitors are nurses and/or midwives from a range of disciplines. The National Support Service provides ANFPP Nurse Home Visitors with education on the program, giving them the confidence and skill to work with families and deliver the program effectively. Further training is provided by the local site to enhance this education.
The Nurse Home Visitor is supported by their Nurse Supervisor and national network of nurses to work therapeutically with clients and their families and achieve program outcomes.
About Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service
Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service (WACHS) aims to empower targeted Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to take control of their individual, family and community health and wellbeing needs through the community controlled model.
WACHS is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service offering a Primary Health Care Service and an Integrated Care program, supported by 4 FTE Doctors, as well as a number of specialist clinical staff and AHW’s, a Specialist Programs Unit incorporating Social & Emotional Wellbeing, Child & Family Support, Drug & Alcohol, Aboriginal Family Health, Aboriginal Local Support, a Healthy for Life (H4L) Program, Maternal & Child Health Worker, Aboriginal Health Workers, Youth Health Worker and Dietitian targeting Maternal & Child Health and Chronic Diseases, regional programs including Australian Nurse Family Partnership Program, Aboriginal Children’s Therapy Team, Tackling Indigenous Smoking Program, as well as a Human Resource / Financial Management section.
WACHS has also moved into supporting other regions through open tender process, which has resulted in the organisation taking on operational management of Moree Aboriginal Residential Rehabilitation Service, and more recently the addition of Aboriginal Primary Health Care services covering Western Sydney, Penrith and the Nepean Blue Mountains. Supporting all WACHS services and programs is a Quality Improvements Program, which incorporates consistent best practice processes across the organisation.
WACHS is a not-for-profit organisation that provides specific health and specialist programs to support clients/patients in addressing their health, wellbeing needs and issues in a culturally appropriate way. As well as providing these specific health related services, our service endeavours to provide self-determination and empower Aboriginal people in Wellington, Dubbo, Moree, Western Sydney, Penrith, Nepean Blue Mountains, as well as other towns and communities through our regional programs to take control and responsibility for their health and well-being.