Full-Time or Part-Time Position 

Be a part of the quality clinical services and information provided by the Continence Foundation of Australia (the Foundation). The Foundation is the national peak body focussing on advocating for improved quality of life for the 1 in 4 Australians who face the stigma and restrictions of bladder or bowel control health issues.  

If you are interested in supporting people to live well by providing nursing services and education in continence care, this is the role for you. 

We are recruiting for a Continence Nurse Specialist to work as part of our Clinical Services. Based in Melbourne, you will support consumers by providing current, evidence based and best practice information and support. Services are primarily within the disability sector and may also include paediatric and aged care consumers. A primary component of the role is providing telehealth assessments to consumers nationally. 

Help us end the stigma and restrictions of incontinence, and work collaboratively with all our staff to achieve our vision and strategic goals.  


This position reports to the NSW Services Manager and you will be part of both a local and a national clinical team and have opportunities for ongoing professional development. 

 As the ideal candidate, you will: 

  • be a Registered Nurse with post graduate qualifications and have a minimum of five years experience in continence assessment, management and care  

  • have a high level of skill in continence assessment, management and care  

  • be dedicated to continuous professional development with a focus on continence knowledge enhancement  

  • understand person centred care and partnering with consumers principles 

  • be confident in providing both clinic and community-based care 

  • have strong communication skills – interpersonal, written and verbal  

Any questions regarding this position, please email [email protected]

Part-time and full-time applicants encouraged to apply. Please forward your application, including a covering letter and resume/CV, to [email protected]. Applications close Friday 2 December 2022. 

  • 12 month contract, full or part time
  • Salary Packaging
  • National Peak Body and not-for-profit organisation

The Continence Foundation of Australia supports Australians affected by, or at risk of, bladder and bowel control problems and acts as an advocate for their interests. As the national peak body, the Foundation exists to serve all Australians by promoting bladder and bowel health.

About the Role

Play a key role in community engagement at the Continence Foundation of Australia. An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced and passionate Community Partnerships Officer with a background in Health Promotion/Community Development to join our dedicated and vibrant Health Promotion team.

The Community Partnerships Officer will foster relationships that enable the community to participate in all aspects of the organisation’s work, influence outcomes and support the delivery of the Continence Foundation of Australia’s vision and purpose. Working within the Partnering with Consumers Framework the Officer will build internal capacity and pathways for community involvement, broaden community engagement to ensure diversity and sustainability, and support individuals to share their lived experience to enhance the Foundations programs and services.


About you

  • Tertiary qualifications in Health Promotion, Community Development, Health Science or similar.
  • Three to five years’ experience in strategically planning, developing, implementing and evaluating complex community engagement activities in a health organisation.
  • A genuine interest in ensuring that lived experience informs our work.
  • Understanding of the social determinants of health and primary prevention approaches to health.
  • An understanding of engagement and participation frameworks, strategy development and project management skills.
  • Excellent communication, planning, implementation, evaluation, and report writing skills.
  • A commitment to enhancing the ongoing capability of the Continence Foundation in achieving its vision and purpose.

As part of our collaborative and passionate team, you will receive competitive remuneration, generous salary packaging, flexible working arrangements and easy access to our modern offices based in Surrey Hills.

Click here for a copy of the position description or contact Sharon Porteous, Health Promotion Manager at [email protected] or on 0414 961152.

Applications will only be accepted with a cover letter addressing the reasons why you would be perfect for the role.


Last Updated: Fri 02, Dec 2022
Last Reviewed: Fri 13, Nov 2020