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Careers at HealthWISE - Join our team!

A career at HealthWISE has many benefits including:

  • Use your experience  to make a difference in our region
  • Salary Sacrificing benefits available
  • Flexible working hours
  • Professional Development budget
  • Paid supervision
  • Rural location with many services available
  • Supportive, family-friendly and inclusive work environment
  • We recognise, respect and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and cultural identity
  • Established, value-focused, Not for Profit Organisation
  • HealthWISE is a value-led organisation. Our values guide our day-to-day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community.

Vision – Healthy Communities

Purpose – Creating better health for our communities

HealthWISE provides primary health care programs and clinical services across the New England North West area of NSW and an increasing range of services and programs in the Darling Downs West Moreton regions and Goondiwindi LGA. HealthWISE has been delivering federally funded primary health and social services for over 13 years. We are a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to creating healthy communities.

Of the 480,965 people in the regions we service in NSW and QLD, 6.7% are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander People, compared to 2.7% nationally, and over a quarter of our employees are Aboriginal.

By employing skilled and experienced local health care providers and a dedicated support team, we provide efficient and effective programs that improve access, increase awareness, decrease cost, empower communities and foster long term health.

HealthWISE is a flexible and inclusive organisation and is dedicated to providing a welcoming and culturally appropriate environment for everyone and promotes the safety of adults and children.

Current Positions Available

Mental Health Team

Narrabri

Mental Health Administration

Location negotiable

Speech Pathology

Tamworth

Operations

Ipswich

Integrated Team Care

Goondiwindi

Bushfire Recovery Program

Queensland

Did you know that HealthWISE now has over 100 staff spread amongst our 9 offices in NSW and QLD, with many outreach services to small and remote country towns?
Our staff may travel many kilometres a week to see our clients, as well as offering our services at our offices and via telehealth too.
You may not realise what services and programs we offer, but when you need them, know that HealthWISE will be there for you!

The video below proudly presents a snapshot of who we are today; showcasing our incredible team, our range of primary health care services across NSW and QLD,
and the community we serve.

Mental Health Clinician

  • Part-time (up to fulltime by negotiation)
  • Location: Narrabri / Gunnedah / Inverell / Armidale

We currently have an exciting opportunity available for a Mental Health Clinician to join our team.

You will work as part of the HealthWISE Mental Health Team and add value to all activities and services of HealthWISE.

If you have a passion for excellence and empowerment while contributing to the team, this is the opportunity for you!

Why join us?

  • Attractive remuneration – receive a competitive salary with Salary Sacrificing benefits available, and a Professional Development budget
  • Supportive environment – work in a supportive, family-friendly and inclusive work environment
  • Work/life balance – we encourage a happy work/life balance and can offer flexibility around your hours

At HealthWISE, our values guide our day-to-day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications, ensuring we successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Mental Health Clinician will work in partnership with Lived Experience staff to deliver coordinated clinical care services to people experiencing moderate to severe and complex mental illness currently being managed in the primary care setting via a General Practitioner (GP) and/or a Psychiatrist.

They will provide evidence-based interventions across the life span including to those with mild to moderate conditions and people with chronic and complex mental health conditions. 

The role includes providing counselling and support for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people for issues including intergenerational grief, trauma and family relationship counselling; provide adequate social and emotional support and advocacy to ATSI Clients.

The Mental Health Clinician is required to work as part of the HealthWISE Mental Health Team and add value to all activities and services of HealthWISE.

Essential Role Criteria

It is essential that you be able to show: 

  • Mental Health Clinician AHPRA /ASSW membership. 
  • Demonstrated understanding, experience and respect for Aboriginal communities and their culture and issues affecting Aboriginal people and their health.
  • Experience in providing clinical mental health services to individuals with moderate to severe and complex mental illness and/or groups.
  • Experience working with children experiencing moderate to complex mental health disorders 
  • Experience working with and/or liaising with GPs and other Allied Health providers.
  • Good understanding of the mental health sector and reform agenda across primary and tertiary sectors, as well as non-government organisations.
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication, as well as negotiation skills.
  • Excellent clinical documentation skills and attention to detail.
  • Effective problem solving skills, with the ability to support evidence based decision making.
  • Skilled in the use of computers/clinical software including Microsoft programs.
  • Current unrestricted and unencumbered Drivers Licence.
  • Demonstrated attitude and behaviour that are in keeping with the company’s values (empowerment, equality, client focus, community, passion for excellence, visionary).

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience working in the primary mental health sector.
  • Experience working in collaboration with Lived experience staff.
  • Experience in the use of Client Management Systems.
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal people and their health.

We are committed to building a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultures and people with a disability.

HealthWISE is a flexible and inclusive organisation and is dedicated to providing a welcoming and culturally appropriate environment for everyone and promotes the safety of adults and children.

A Working With Children Check, National Police Check and full COVID-19 vaccinations are requirements for all HealthWISE employees. 

Suitable candidates may be interviewed before the closing date. For this reason, applicants are advised not to delay in applying for this role.

To apply for this position

The Essential Role Criteria must be addressed in your cover letter, accompanied by your latest CV. Applications without a cover letter addressing the Essential Role Criteria accompanied by your CV will not be considered.

The full Position Description: 

Please send all applications to Mental Health Team Leader Tanya Hague, via Tanya.Hague@healthwise.org.au

Speech pathologist 

  • Full Time
  • Based in our Tamworth office

Why work as a Speech Pathologist with HealthWISE?

  • Flexible working hours – work/life balance with part-time work
  • Administration and program support in Tamworth
  • Generous annual professional development opportunities
  • Supervision/mentoring tailored to your needs
  • Cultural immersion training and values

The Opportunity

HealthWISE is looking for an experienced speech pathologist to join our team in Tamworth. There will be a caseload of private fee-paying clients, NDIS participants, school contracts, and services funded by the HNECC PHN program Priority Allied Health Services (PAHS). It will entail delivery of individual and group sessions as well as training/ workshops to clients and stakeholders.

About you

As a HealthWISE Speech Pathologist, responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Actively contribute to the growth and financial sustainability of HealthWISE through identifying new business opportunities, efficiencies, cost savings and innovative solutions.
  • Provide speech pathology services to referred clients through programs such as:
    • Priority Allied Health Services (PAHS) – funded by HNECC PHN
    • fee-for-service speech pathology services – including NDIS and preschool / school contracts; and
    • Medicare (MBS) services.
  • Provide timely communication and liaise effectively regarding client’s care with GPs and other health professionals, as appropriate (including completing care plans and service level agreements)
  • Attend regular team meetings to promote an integrated approach to service delivery and a harmonious team environment; support professional networking and development; and review program planning, progress and outcomes.
  • Prioritise workload demands in a manner that permits timely delivery of clinical services, clinical supervision, consultation and ongoing professional development.
  • Work collaboratively with your manager to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of the speech pathology programs and activities, with particular regard to accessibility, health outcomes and cost effectiveness.

We are committed to building a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultures and people with a disability.

HealthWISE is a flexible and inclusive organisation and is dedicated to providing a welcoming and culturally appropriate environment for everyone and promotes the safety of adults and children.

A Working With Children Check and a National Police Check are requirements for all HealthWISE employees. 

Apply for this job!

To submit your application for this position, the essential role criteria must be addressed in your cover letter, accompanied by your latest CV. 

Please contact Alicia Pratt on 02 6792 5514  or alicia.pratt@healthwise.org.au, to discuss or to obtain a position description.

Please address all applications to Alicia Pratt

Early applications will be reviewed and may be contacted prior to closing.

Applications closes 5pm, 30th September 2022

  • Part-time
  • Location: Ipswich HealthWISE office

We currently have an exciting opportunity available for an Operations Officer to join our team.

Located in our Ipswich office, and servicing the Tablelands cluster with transport provided, you will work closely with, and report to the Corporate Services Manager to assist with the effective management of the operational aspects of HealthWISE. 

Why join us?

  • Attractive remuneration – receive a competitive salary with Salary Sacrificing benefits available, and a Professional Development budget
  • Supportive environment – work in a supportive, family-friendly and inclusive work environment
  • Work/life balance – we encourage a happy work/life balance and can offer flexibility around your hours

At HealthWISE, our values guide our day-to-day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications, ensuring we successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The purpose of this role is to assist with the effective management of the operational aspects of HealthWISE. The Operations Officer will assume higher duties during any long term absence of the CSM, eg. Holidays. 

The position will be responsible for policy and procedure revision and the development and implementation of new policy as required. The Operations Officer will also oversee WH&S for HealthWISE and provide additional administration support as required.  

All HealthWISE positions are required to demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of/or experience in delivering services, or supporting the delivery of services via Telehealth as it relates to this role.

 

Essential Role Criteria

  • Demonstrated attitude and behaviours that are in keeping with the company’s values (empowerment, equality, client focus, community, passion for excellence, visionary)
  • Demonstrated commitment to the delivery of quality, consistent and continuous health services to local communities
  • Current unrestricted and unencumbered QLD Driver’s Licence
  • Willingness to travel and work  after hours  if required
  • Willingness to consent to a National Police Check
  • Current Blue Card held or willingness to obtain
  • Demonstrated experience in policy writing and development
  • Minimum Cert IV in a relevant field
  • Experience and knowledge of WH&S systems and requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to work within and as a part of a dynamic and flexible team environment, as well the ability to work autonomously and proactively as required.
  • Demonstrated ability in managing a team
  • Demonstrated experience in front of house administration including triaging phone calls and face to face interactions with clients
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with the Microsoft Office suite of software and it’s use including Outlook, Excel, Word and calendars
  • Demonstrated experience in project management

Desirable 

  • Previous experience in the Primary Health sector
  • Experience with HR function

We are committed to building a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultures and people with a disability.

HealthWISE is a flexible and inclusive organisation and is dedicated to providing a welcoming and culturally appropriate environment for everyone and promotes the safety of adults and children.

A Working With Children Check, a National Police Check and up-to-date COVID-19 are requirements for all HealthWISE employees.

To apply for this position

The Essential Role Criteria must be addressed in your cover letter, accompanied by your latest CV. Applications without a cover letter addressing the Essential Role Criteria accompanied by your CV will not be considered.

Please contact Corporate Services Manager Tanya Scales via tanya.scales@healthwise.org.au, to discuss this position.

Please send all applications to: 
tanya.scales@healthwise.org.au by 5 pm, Thursday 29th August 2022

Early applications will be reviewed and may be contacted prior to closing.

  • Fulltime
  • Location: Goondiwindi
  • Identify as being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and be an active member within your community.

We currently have an exciting opportunity available for an Aboriginal Outreach Worker to join our team.

Servicing the Goondiwindi LGA and Boggabilla/Toomelah Region with transport provided, you will work closely with the Integrated Team Care coordinators and various stakeholders for the delivery of a holistic health care approach to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members.

We are committed to building a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce. HealthWISE considers that being Aboriginal for this position is a genuine occupational qualification under s14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

If you have a passion for excellence and empowerment while contributing to the team, this is the opportunity for you!

 

Why join us?

  • Attractive remuneration – receive a competitive salary with Salary Sacrificing benefits available, and a Professional Development budget
  • Supportive environment – work in a supportive, family-friendly and inclusive work environment
  • Work/life balance – we encourage a happy work/life balance and can offer flexibility around your hours

At HealthWISE, our values guide our day-to-day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications, ensuring we successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The purpose of this role is to provide support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members and their families, in accessing primary health care services, as well as enabling best practice care to be delivered by GPs and other health professionals.

The position is a non-clinical role in which the successful applicant will work closely with numerous stakeholders, including the Care Coordinators of the ITC team, community services, agencies, allied health providers and particularly with General Practices in working toward the delivery of a holistic health care approach to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members.

The successful person shall apply their community knowledge, skills and training to achieve the Health Access team goals and outcomes on time and within the approved budget. The position shall value add to all activities and services of HealthWISE

To perform this role it is essential that the person is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. It is therefore a genuine occupational requirement under section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991. 

Essential Role Criteria

It is essential that you be able to show: 

  • Identify as being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and be an active member within your community
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal people and their health
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • communicate sensitively and to effectively engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and Communities in a way that fosters mutual respect
    • to work independently, as well as work positively and cooperatively within a team environment as well as within tight time schedules and in accordance with variable workload demands
    • work remotely and autonomously with accountability
    • experience in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities including the ability to support community development activities.
  • Demonstrated experience using a computer, in particular Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook software packages
  • Good oral communication skills as well as good organisational and problem-solving skills
  • Hold a current unrestricted QLD or NSW Driver’s License and willingness to travel
  • Hold a QLD Blue Card or be willing to obtain a QLD Blue Card.
  • Demonstrated attitude and behaviours that are in keeping with the company’s values (innovation, respect, empathy, leadership, accountability, transparency, effectiveness)
  • Demonstrated commitment to the delivery of quality, consistent and continuous health services to local communities
  • Hold a Certificate showing both COVID-19 Vaccinations have been received or provide a Medical Exemption 

Desirable Criteria

  • Hold a Certificate III in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care, or a willingness to work towards the same
  • Have experience working with health service agencies, non-government organisations, community groups and medical professionals at all levels.
  • Demonstrated experience in working in interagency partnerships to strengthen the health, social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Can demonstrate or willingness to learn Time Management Techniques

We are committed to building a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultures and people with a disability.

HealthWISE is a flexible and inclusive organisation and is dedicated to providing a welcoming and culturally appropriate environment for everyone and promotes the safety of adults and children.

A Working With Children Check and a National Police Check are requirements for all HealthWISE employees. 

To apply for this position

The Essential Role Criteria must be addressed in your cover letter, accompanied by your latest CV. Applications without a cover letter addressing the Essential Role Criteria accompanied by your CV will not be considered.

Please contact Jess Keynes, Senior Care Coordinator ITC Program, on 02 6742 3633, or 0427 664 502, or Rebecca Bell, Aboriginal Outreach Worker ITC Program, HealthWISE Goondiwindi on 07 4519 3503 to discuss this position.

Please send all applications to Jess Keynes, jess.keynes@healthwise.org.au by  5 pm, Tuesday, 13 September, 2022.

In Care navigation positions, a desirable role requirement is ‘lived experience’ of managing recovery from a natural disaster such as bushfire. One’s own ‘lived experience’ provides an essential element and a distinct advantage to mentor and support people to recover, adapt and connect.

Why join us?

  • Attractive remuneration – receive a competitive salary with Salary Sacrificing benefits available, and a Professional Development budget
  • Supportive environment – work in a supportive, family-friendly and inclusive work environment
  • Work/life balance – we encourage a happy work/life balance and can offer flexibility around your hours

At HealthWISE, our values guide our day-to-day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications, ensuring we successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community.

The RAC Care Navigator will provide care navigation services to people affected by the black summer bushfires in the LGAs covered by the RAC program. The position will provide delivery of ‘best practice’ care in the areas of access to the right services (health, social and community), health literacy and self-management.

The Mental Health Program Officer will:

  • Promote the RAC Care Navigators program to other service providers;
  • Assist to deliver appropriate care, follow-up and referrals for clients of RAC;
  • Advocate for the rights and needs of individuals and their families;
  • Support GPs in providing early intervention and preventative services where requested
  • More responsibilities in Position Description

Essential

  • Demonstrated knowledge and connections with local community, health and social services including services supporting infants and children
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and to effectively engage with vulnerable / disadvantaged people and communities in a way that fosters mutual respect and regard;
  • Demonstrated experience in the development and delivery of presentations to community groups and health professionals
  • Ability to work independently, as well as work positively and co-operatively within a team environment and in accordance with variable workload demands;
  • Ability to work remotely and autonomously with accountability
  • Demonstrated experience with client management software, Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook;
  • Demonstrated organisational and high level problem-solving skills as well as the ability to support staff, consult, liaise and negotiate with GPs and other health professionals
  • Hold a current unrestricted and unencumbered NSW or Qld Driver’s License
  • Demonstrated understanding, experience and respect for Aboriginal communities and their culture
  • Willingness to travel and work after hours if required.
  • Willingness to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon interview.

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We are committed to building a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultures and people with a disability.

A Working With Children Check and a National Police Check are requirements for all HealthWISE employees. 
_______________________

To apply for this position: The essential role criteria must be addressed in your cover letter, accompanied by your latest CV. 

Applications without a cover letter addressing the essential role criteria accompanied by your CV will not be considered. The essential role criteria are in the full Position Description.

Please contact the RAC Team, rac@healthwise.org.au, to discuss this position.

Please send all applications to:  rac@healthwise.org.au

Early applications will be reviewed and may be contacted prior to closing.

  • Full-time or Part-time Negotiable
  • Location negotiable in any of the Tamworth, Ipswich, Gunnedah, or Glen Innes Offices

We currently have an exciting opportunity available for an Mental Health Administrative Assistant to join our team.

Located in our Ipswich office, you will work closely with other members of the Administration Team, as well as the broader HealthWISE team to provide high level secretarial, administrative and research assistance to the MH team leaders 

Why join us?

  • Attractive remuneration – receive a competitive salary with Salary Sacrificing benefits available, and a Professional Development budget
  • Supportive environment – work in a supportive, family-friendly and inclusive work environment
  • Work/life balance – we encourage a happy work/life balance and can offer flexibility around your hours

At HealthWISE, our values guide our day-to-day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications, ensuring we successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

This position reports to the NSW/ QLD Mental Health Team Leaders. The Administrative
Assistant will assist in the performance of their duties in the capacity of administrative
assistance, and provide program support where directed. In the current climate of increasing programs and demands from key stakeholders, this support will increase the efficiencies of the team to cope with the mounting pressures of increased activity and deadlines. 

Team work is an integral aspect of this role along with the ability to anticipate, organise and prioritise the workload as well as the ability to work proactively. In line with the changing environment for service delivery, the Administration Assistant should have an understanding of Telehealth service provision as it relates to this role. 

Essential Role Criteria

  • A relevant qualification combined with relevant administrative experience and on the job training, or demonstrated extensive administrative experience and technical expertise, or an equivalent alternate combination of relevant knowledge, training and/or experience relevant to the position
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organise and prioritise work for self and the managers; this role is in an environment with multiple and conflicting demands
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive matters diplomatically and discreetly
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to exercise initiative and work both independently and cooperatively with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated high level skills in a range of computer software packages including the ability to effectively use word processing; data base and spread sheet packages, email and Internet relevant to the position
  • Demonstrated skills in the accurate and concise process of minute taking
  • Demonstrated ability to draft and format complex written documents
  • High level organisational skills including the ability to effectively prioritise workload and meet deadlines and to apply problem-solving skills relevant to this position
  • Demonstrated understanding, experience and respect for Aboriginal communities and their culture
  • Willingness and ability to work some flexible hours
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated computer literacy
  • Current unrestricted drivers licence
  • Willingness to consent to a National Police Check
  • Current Working with Children Check/Blue Card held or willingness to obtain
  • Ability to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination upon interview

Desirable 

  • Understanding of the primary mental health care sector

We are committed to building a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultures and people with a disability.

HealthWISE is a flexible and inclusive organisation and is dedicated to providing a welcoming and culturally appropriate environment for everyone and promotes the safety of adults and children.

A Working With Children Check, a National Police Check and full Covid19 vaccinations are requirements for all HealthWISE employees. 

To apply for this position

The Essential Role Criteria must be addressed in your cover letter, accompanied by your latest CV. Applications without a cover letter addressing the Essential Role Criteria accompanied by your CV will not be considered.

Please contact Mental Health Executive Assistant Tess Johnstone via Tess.johnstone@healthwise.org.au, to discuss this position.

Please send all applications to: Tess.johnstone@healthwise.org.au
by 5 pm, Thursday 28th September 2022

Early applications will be reviewed and may be contacted prior to closing.

Interested in working with us?

HealthWISE provides a range of primary health care services across New England North West NSW and South East QLD.

We are always interested in hearing from allied health and mental health professionals who may be interested in working with us.

Please email a copy of your CV to:

NSW based –  anne.williams@healthwise.org.au

QLD basedsally.urquhart@healthwise.org.au