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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

Recover Adapt Connect (RAC)

All locations

COMMUNICATIONS TEAM

All locations

MENTAL HEALTH TEAM

Tamworth & NENW

Narrabri

Armidale

Recover Adapt Connect (RAC)

All locations

JOIN OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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.

Expression of Interest

We recognise, respect and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and cultural identity
• Outstanding strategic and governance leadership opportunity
• Improve the delivery of primary health care
• Contribute to an innovative and expanding not for profit

HealthWISE is a ‘for purpose’ (not for profit), registered charity focused on creating better health for its
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 and Goondiwindi regions of Qld.

HealthWISE receives funding from a variety of sources through competitive tendering, including federal
and state government, Primary Health Networks, and other not for profit organisations such as the Rural
Doctors Network. HealthWISE also delivers a number of privately billed services, aiming for sustainable
growth to achieve our purpose.

HealthWISE is committed to board diversity and is seeking a board director who identifies as Aboriginal
and /or Torres Strait Islander, has expertise and/or interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
corporate governance, sound commercial, business, innovation and entrepreneurial skills to provide
strategic direction to the organisation.

For a confidential discussion on the role please contact Lia Mahony on 0419282271.

Expression of Interest

HealthWISE is a ‘for purpose’ (not for profit), registered charity focused on creating better health for its 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 and Goondiwindi regions of Qld.

HealthWISE receives funding from a variety of sources through competitive tendering, including federal and state government, Primary Health Networks, and other not for profit organisations such as the Rural Doctors Network. HealthWISE also delivers a number of privately billed services, aiming for sustainable growth to achieve our purpose.

HealthWISE is committed to investing in board diversity and diversity of leadership within the wider community and to achieve this, is seeking expressions of interest in a board traineeship program. The HealthWISE board traineeship program will offer two people from minority groups or diverse backgrounds the opportunity to join the board of HealthWISE in a learning capacity for a 6-month period, commencing in July 2022.

Trainees will participate in discussions and governance activities, without the duties and responsibilities that apply to director positions. There will be opportunity to develop practical and strategic governance skills in a professional and supportive environment, mentoring and real-world experience. The traineeship includes a fully funded governance training course.

People from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, with a disability, those who identify as LGBTQI and/or those from a non-English speaking background are invited to express interest.

HealthWISE actively encourages young people with diverse lived experiences and backgrounds to apply. This may take the form of educational, work or personal experiences that may be relevant and useful to the role.

Selection Criteria:

To register your interest and obtain more information please contact Susanne Kable on phone 02 6792 5541 or email susanne.kable@healthwise.org.au. Applications close 30 June 2022

Indigenous Mental Health Care Coordinator

  • Fulltime
  • Location: Tamworth or Gunnedah (Negotiable)

We currently have an exciting opportunity available for an Indigenous Mental Health (IMH) – Care Coordinator to join our team.

Located in either our Tamworth or Gunnedah office, and servicing the Tablelands & Peel/Liverpool Plains Clusters with transport provided, you will work closely with other members of the IMH Team, as well as the broader HealthWISE team to achieve the outcomes of this program in an effective and patient focussed manner.

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 care coordination and clinical support to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people with mild to complex mental health needs. This includes assisting in accessing primary mental health care services, as well as enabling best practice care to be delivered by GPs and other health professionals.

The successful applicant will work closely with numerous stakeholders, including other members of the HealthWISE 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 & Torres Strait Islander community members.

Essential Role Criteria

It is essential that you be able to show: 

  • 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
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their health
  • Identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander or a person of Aboriginal heritage
  • A minimum qualification of a Certificate IV in Mental Health services and relevant experience in a mental health care coordination
  • Demonstrated experience conducting mental health assessments
  • A demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Primary Mental Health Care
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and to effectively engage with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people and communities in a way that fosters mutual respect and
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as work positively and co-operatively within a team environment as well as within tight time schedules and in accordance with variable workload demands
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and support other team members
  • Current unrestricted and unencumbered NSW Driver’s Licence
  • Willingness to travel and work after hours  if required
  • Willingness to consent to a National Police Check
  • Current Working With Children Check held or willingness to obtain
  • Demonstrated experience using a computer, in particular Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook software packages
  • Demonstrated high level written and oral communication skills including facilitating activities with a wide range of individuals and groups
  • Demonstrated organisational and high level problem-solving skills as well as the ability, consult, liaise and negotiate with GPs and other health professionals

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience working with and engaging with regional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in primary health care setting

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.

The full Position Description:

Please send all applications to Amanda Naden via 
amanda.naden@healthwise.org.au
by  5 pm, Friday, 8 July, 2022.

Indigenous Mental Health Care Coordinator Tablelands

  • Fulltime
  • Location: Armidale (negotiable) 

We currently have an exciting opportunity available for an Indigenous Mental Health (IMH) – Care Coordinator to join our team.

Located in our Armidale office, and servicing the Tablelands cluster with transport provided, you will work closely with other members of the IMH Team, as well as the broader HealthWISE team to achieve the outcomes of this program in an effective and patient focussed manner.

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 care coordination and clinical support to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people with mild to complex mental health needs. This includes assisting in accessing primary mental health care services, as well as enabling best practice care to be delivered by GPs and other health professionals.

The successful applicant will work closely with numerous stakeholders, including other members of the HealthWISE 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 & Torres Strait Islander community members.

HealthWISE considers that being Aboriginal is a genuine occupational qualification under s14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

Essential Role Criteria

It is essential that you be able to show:

  • 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
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their health
  • Identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander or a person of Aboriginal heritage
  • A minimum qualification of a Certificate IV in Mental Health services and relevant experience in a mental health care coordination role.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting mental  health assessments 
  • A demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Primary Mental Health Care
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and to effectively engage with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people and communities in a way that fosters mutual respect and regard.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as work positively and co-operatively within a team environment as well as within tight time schedules and in accordance with variable workload demands
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and support other team members
  • Current unrestricted and unencumbered NSW Driver’s Licence 
  • Willingness to travel and work  after hours  if required
  • Willingness to consent to a National Police Check
  • Current Working With Children Check held or willingness to obtain
  • Demonstrated experience using a computer, in particular Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook software packages
  • Demonstrated high level written and oral communication skills including facilitating activities with a wide range of individuals and groups
  • Demonstrated organisational and high level problem-solving skills as well as the ability, consult, liaise and negotiate with GP’s and other health professionals

Desirable

  • Experience working with and engaging with regional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in primary health care setting

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. 

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 Amanda Naden, on 02 6766 1394  or amanda.naden@healthwise.org.au, for a full position description

Please send all applications to Amanda Naden: 
amanda.naden@healthwise.org.au
by  5 pm, Friday, 8 July, 2022.

Mental Health Clinician

  • Part-time (up to fulltime by negotiation)
  • Location: Armidale

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

Servicing the Armidale LGA  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 

Mental Health Clinician

  • Part-time (up to fulltime by negotiation)
  • Location: Narrabri

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

Servicing the Narrabri LGA  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

First Nations Support Coordinator

  • Full Time 
  • Location: Inverell
  • 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 a First Nations Support Co-ordinator to join our team.

Located in our Inverell office, and servicing Inverell and surrounds with transport provided, you will work closely with other members of the Indigenous Mental Health Team, as well as the broader HealthWISE team to achieve the outcomes of this program in an effective and patient focussed manner.

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 care coordination and clinical support to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people who have attempted suicide or at higher risk. This includes assisting in accessing primary mental health care services, as well as enabling best practice care to be delivered by GPs and other health professionals.

The successful applicant will work closely with numerous stakeholders, including other members of the HealthWISE 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 & Torres Strait Islander community members.

Essential Role Criteria

It is essential that you are able to show:

  • 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
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their health
  • Identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander or a person of Aboriginal heritage
  • A minimum qualification of a Certificate IV in Mental Health services and relevant experience in a mental health care coordination role.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting mental  health assessments 
  • A demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Primary Mental Health Care
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and to effectively engage with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people and communities in a way that fosters mutual respect and regard.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as work positively and co-operatively within a team environment as well as within tight time schedules and in accordance with variable workload demands
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and support other team members
  • Current unrestricted and unencumbered NSW Driver’s Licence 
  • Willingness to travel and work  after hours  if required
  • Willingness to consent to a National Police Check
  • Full COVID-19 vaccinations
  • Current Working With Children Check held or willingness to obtain
  • Demonstrated experience using a computer, in particular Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook software packages
  • Demonstrated high level written and oral communication skills including facilitating activities with a wide range of individuals and groups
  • Demonstrated organisational and high level problem-solving skills as well as the ability, consult, liaise and negotiate with GPs and other health professionals

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience working with and engaging with regional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in primary health care setting

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 COVID-19 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 Amanda Naden, on 02 6766 1394 or amanda.naden@healthwise.org.au, for a full position description

Please send all applications to Amanda Naden: 
amanda.naden@healthwise.org.au

Preventative Health Program Officer

Preventative Health Program Officer

  • Full-time (Negotiable)
  • Location negotiable within the HealthWISE service delivery area
  • 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 over the next five years, we plan to expand our social impact on the wellbeing of the communities we service. 
To achieve this we are investing in new and continuing preventative health initiatives.

Working within the business innovation team and with HealthWISE executives, a health and wellbeing plan will be developed as part of this role and all prospective new business and existing programs will be considered through a preventative health lens.

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 preventative health program officer will (a) implement specific preventative health programs, working in partnership with colleagues across the HealthWISE team and footprint; (b) build capacity for social impact within the organisation and the broader community and (c) develop strategic partnerships to achieve sustainable community wellbeing. 

Essential Role Criteria

  • Knowledge, experience and/or qualifications in preventative health, health promotion and/or health literacy
  • Experience in project management including planning and reporting
  • Ability to develop health promotion activities in conjunction with health professionals
  • Ability to effectively deliver health promotion information to an audience
  • Ability to initiate and build relationships with a diverse range of people 
  • Ability to establish partnerships with community organisations and groups
  • Demonstrated attitude and behaviour that is aligned 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
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their health
  • Current unrestricted and unencumbered NSW or QLD Driver’s Licence
  • Willingness to travel and work  after hours  if required
  • Willingness to consent to a National Police Check
  • Current Working With Children Check held or willingness to obtain
  • Up to date COVID vaccination 

Desirable 

  • Understanding of the Primary health care sector
  • Understanding of the social determinants of health, systems thinking and social impact.
  • Experience and/ or qualifications in population health (or public 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, 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 Business Innovation Manager Sally Urquhart sally.urquhart@healthwise.org.au or 0427001297, to discuss this position.

Please send all applications to: 
pip.benham@healthwise.org.au by  5 pm, Friday, 17 June 2022.

Community Engagement Officer_May

Community Engagement Officer

  • Location is negotiable within the HealthWISE service delivery area
  • We will be hiring 2 candidates, one based in NSW and one in Qld.

At HealthWISE over the next five years, we plan to expand our impact on the wellbeing of the communities we service. To achieve this, we are investing in community engagement to ensure we understand local community health issues and gaps and can respond to these.

The community engagement officers will develop strong reach across diverse communities, ensure effective communication exchange and contribute to the collection and analysis of information from community members. The business innovation team, including community engagement officers, and the executive team will use this intelligence to improve current services and develop new ones.

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.

Essential Role Criteria

  • Knowledge and/or experience working in the primary
    health care industry.
  • Ability to initiate and build relationships with a diverse
    range of people
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and personal
    presentation
  • Aboriginal cultural competence and willingness to
    continuing education in this field
  • Ability to establish partnerships with community
    organisations and groups
  • Ability to design / improve client feedback mechanisms to ensure that people give meaningful insights into services (or lack thereof)
  • 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
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their health
  • Current unrestricted and unencumbered NSW or QLD Driver’s Licence
  • Willingness to travel and work after hours if required
  • Willingness to consent to a National Police Check
  • Current Working With Children Check held or willingness to obtain
  • Up to date COVID vaccination

Desirable

  • Qualifications in a health or community related field
  • Established community connections within your local area
  • Public speaking skills
  • An understanding of data collection and analysis for planning
  • Public relations skills and/or experience
  • Experience working with and engaging with regional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in primary health care setting

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. 

Please contact Business Innovation Manager Sally Urquhart sally.urquhart@healthwise.org.au or 0427001297, to discuss this position.

Please send all applications to: 
pip.benham@healthwise.org.au by  5 pm, Friday, 17 June 2022.

Program Team Leader

Recover Adapt Connect (RAC)

HealthWISE has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Team Leader to join us in any of our service areas, as we begin our Recover Adapt Connect (RAC) program for bushfire affected communities.

In this role, you will be responsible for providing leadership, direction, coaching and accountability to the RAC mental and allied health clinicians and service navigators in your team and work to ensure they understand the goals and direction of the RAC program and the wider organisation and their role in achieving those goals and meeting objectives and targets.

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.

Essential Role Criteria

  • Relevant qualification in a health-related discipline and/or demonstrated program management experience, preferably in a primary care or integrated care setting.
  • Demonstrated attitude and behaviours that are in keeping with the company’s values (empowerment, equality, client focus, community, passion for excellence, visionary)
  • Demonstrated practical experience in program planning, development, implementation, management and evaluation, including budget management skills
  • Demonstrated line management experience, including an ability to supervise and support staff remotely.
  • Demonstrated ability to work positively and co-operatively within a multi-disciplinary team environment.  
  • Demonstrated understanding, experience and respect for Aboriginal communities and their culture
  • Demonstrated commitment to the delivery of quality, consistent and continuous health services to local communities including services supporting infants and children 
  • Current unrestricted and unencumbered NSW or QLD Driver’s Licence 
  • Willingness to travel and work  after hours if required
  • Willingness to consent to a National Police Check and Working With Children Check/Blue card held or willing to obtain.
  • Willingness to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon interview.
  •  

Desirable 

  • A lived experience of bush fire or other natural disasters and/or demonstrated understanding of the impact of natural disasters
  • Experience working with health service agencies, non-government organisations, community groups and medical professionals at all levels
  • Experience working with General Practitioners, Medical Specialists and Allied Health Professionals.

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 Anne Galloway or Anne Williams via mental.health@healthwise.org.au, to discuss this position.

Please send all applications to Tess Johnstone : 
mental.health@healthwise.org.au
by 5 pm, 10 July. 

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

Admin Assistant Narrabri

Administration Assistant 

  • Part-time
  • Location: Narrabri HealthWISE office

We currently have an exciting opportunity available for an Administration Assistant to join our team. This is a part time position working 32.5 hours per week Monday to Friday each week from 8.30am till 3.30pm.

Located in our Narrabri office, you will work closely with other members of the Administration Team, as well as the broader HealthWISE team to provide administrative support and act as the first point of contact for both clients and stakeholders. 

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 administrative support and operational functions to the Narrabri office as required and to act as the first point of contact for clients and stakeholders. The Administrative Assistant will manage operational functions for the office in which they are located as directed by the Corporate Services Manager. 

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

  • Experience with general reception duties
  • Sound knowledge of, and experience with the Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Outlook, and Excel
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team whilst also being able to work independently
  • A can do attitude and excellent problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated attitude and behaviours that are in keeping with the company’s values (empowerment, equality, client focus, community, passion for excellence, visionary)
  • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of/or experience in delivering services via Telehealth as related to the role.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the delivery of quality, consistent and continuous health services to local communities
  • Current unrestricted and unencumbered NSW Driver’s Licence
  • Willingness to travel and work after hours  if required
  • Willingness to consent to a National Police Check
  • Current Working With Children Check held or willingness to obtain
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID19

Desirable 

  • Understanding of the primary health care sector
  • Knowledge of and experience with clinical software i.e. Best Practice

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 Tanya Scales- Corporate Services Manager via email tanya.scales@healthwise.org.au

Please send all applications to: tanya.scales@healthwise.org.au by  5 pm, Thursday 16th June 2022

Mental Health Program Officer - Tamworth NENW

Mental Health Program Officer

  • 2 Full-time positions Available
  • Location: HealthWISE 1 position in Tamworth and 1 position anywhere in New England North West Region servicing the HealthWISE footprint
  • Reports to: Mental Health Team Leader

The HealthWISE Mental Health team provides a variety of non-crisis mental health services across the region and the New England North West area of NSW and an increasing range of services and programs in the Darling Downs West Moreton regions of QLD.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Mental Health Program Support Officer is responsible for the administration of program referrals and data collection within the Mental Health portfolio and supporting clinicians in the delivery of innovative and equitable services and activities across the region, within a timely manner and within approved budgets. The Mental Health Program Officer provides data and usage information that will support the Team Leader to effectively develop and manage the services and activities in accordance with contractual requirements and the strategic goals of HealthWISE.

The Mental Health Program Officer is required to work both independently and as a part of the multi-disciplinary Mental Health team and broader HealthWISE team, to achieve the objectives of the programs and the organisation in an effective, integrated and person-centred manner. The Mental Health Program Officer will work under the direction of the Mental Health Team Leader and will add value to all activities and services of HealthWISE.

The Mental Health Program Officer will work collaboratively with HealthWISE staff, health practitioners (general practitioners, medical specialists and allied mental health professionals), health services (including the Local Health District and Aboriginal Health Services), stakeholders, and consumers, to provide an integrated and inclusive approach to mental health and allied health care strategies.

The Mental Health Program Officer will:

Work under the direction of the Mental Health Program and Data Team Leader to provide information that will assist in the planning, management and reporting of services and activities under the mental health programs.

Essential

  • Support the Mental Health Team to ensure all contract deliverables within the scope of the position are met and reported within the prescribed timeframe and within the approved budget.
  • Ensure best-practice clinical governance through the administration of continuous quality processes, such as sub-contractor compliance audits and maintaining client referral tracking systems.
  • Comply with HealthWISE policies and procedures, Code of Conduct and relevant legislation and regulatory standards.
  • Actively participate with members of the Mental Health team and the wider HealthWISE team to inform program planning, development, implementation, and evaluation to ensure a quality, multidisciplinary, coordinated and integrated approach to service delivery and activities.
  • Adopt a ‘no wrong door’ approach to service delivery to provide and monitor a referral hub which provides equitable access to the most appropriate HealthWISE service and timely client care.
  • Attend regular meetings with the Mental Health team and the broader HealthWISE team 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.
  • Undertake Continuing Professional Development as relevant to the role.
    Contribute towards the accreditation and re-accreditation requirements of HealthWISE.
  • Display attitudes and behaviours in keeping with the company’s values (innovation, respect, empathy, leadership, accountability, transparency, effectiveness).
  • Promote cultural awareness and competence within the HealthWISE team and in interactions with consumers, stakeholders and communities.
  • Actively contribute to the growth and financial sustainability of HealthWISE by identifying new business opportunities, efficiencies, cost savings and innovative solutions.
  • Other duties as reasonable within the Mental Health Program Officer’s skills and experience

_______________________

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.

To request a full position description please email: mentalhealth@healthwise.org.au 
Attention Lynn Hall

Applications close Friday, 15.07.2022

Visual Communications Lead 

The Visual Communications Lead role is diverse, with responsibility for a range of graphic design tasks. The incumbent in the role will take a dynamic approach to delivering high quality service and will ensure customer satisfaction at all points in the process.

This role is available to anyone within the HealthWISE footprint, of 10 offices in NSW and QLD.

The Visual Communications Lead is a member of the Communications Team and contributes to the team’s overall objectives of (a) ensuring the organisation is connected with community (b) facilitating company growth & expansion of our client base (c) nurturing new and continuing beneficial partnerships (c) improving accessibility of services to clients.

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.

Essential Role Criteria

  • Demonstrated proficiency and experience with website design and maintenance
  • Competent with WordPress
  • Demonstrated ability to use the Adobe Creative Cloud, including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Demonstrated experience using Microsoft, in particular Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent written communication
  • Sound judgement demonstrated in interaction with community members
  • Motivated and able to work remotely with accountability
  • Demonstrated attitude and behaviours that are in keeping with the company’s values (empowerment, equality, client focus, community, passion for excellence, visionary)
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their health
  • Current unrestricted and unencumbered Driver’s Licence
  • Willingness to travel and work after hours if required
  • Willingness to consent to a National Police Check
  • Current Working With Children Check held or willingness to obtain
  • Compliance with public health orders requiring health workers to be up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccinations.

Desirable 

  • Demonstrated ability to work within a dynamic and flexible team
  • The ability to apply innovative strategies to address communication problems
  • Photography and video editing skills and experience
  • Experience using Zoom, Teams or similar

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 Louise Ingall – Communications Manager via pip.benham@healthwise.org.au or 02 6766 1394

Please send all applications to: pip.benham@healthwise.org.au by 12 Midday Wednesday 6 July, 2022.

Mental Health Clinician

  • Full-time position Available
  • Location: Ipswich
  • Reports to: Mental Health Team Leader QLD

The HealthWISE Mental Health team provides a variety of non-crisis mental health services across the region and the New England North West area of NSW and an increasing range of services and programs in the Darling Downs West Moreton regions of QLD.

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 Mental Health Program Officer will:

  • Provide person-centred, culturally appropriate, holistic and recovery-oriented coordinated care.
  • Focus on collaboration, integrated and coordinated care.
  • Aim to use all available resources (phone, telehealth options, home visits etc) to facilitate
    early intervention, flexibility and timely service response.
  • Provide evidence-based intervention to people with moderate to severe and complex mental illness.
  • Collaborate with Lived Experience workers and other relevant services to support integration (including Stepped Care framework) to improve people’s experience of care and overall mental health and wellbeing.
  • Promote cultural awareness and competence within the HealthWISE team and in interactions with consumers, stakeholders and communities.
  • Promote the safety, wellbeing and empowerment of children

Essential

  • 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).

_______________________

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.

To request a full position description please email: mentalhealth@healthwise.org.au 
Attention Tess Johnson 

Applications close 4th July 2022.

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