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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 has been delivering federally funded primary health and social services for 7 years. We are a not for profit organisation dedicated to creating healthier communities. The people we support live in the New England and North West regions of northern New South Wales and the Darling Downs and West Moreton regions of southern Queensland. Of 603,565 people in our regions 7.32% are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander compared to 3.2% nationally.

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

    We are a specialist provider of rural and remote services. We have offices in 10 locations (Armidale, Glen Innes, Goondiwindi, Gunnedah, Inverell, Ipswich, Moree, Narrabri, Tamworth and Walcha) and provide services and outreach to small towns and communities across 19 Local Government Areas.

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

    Current Positions Available

    Mental Health Team

    Narrabri + Inverell

    Speech Pathology

    Tamworth

    Bushfire Recovery Program

    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

    Build a tailored career plan with us to achieve your professional goals!

    Are you a speech pathologist looking for a role that can be tailored to your skills and experience? Would you like to work with autonomy as well as having a supportive clinical and administration team? 

    What we provide:

    • A team of speech pathologists across the New England North West who work together to support development of the service as a whole
    • Inclusion in a team of allied health professionals 
    • Support by a speech pathology clinical lead
    • Internal and external supervision with experienced speech pathologists – as negotiated 
    • Generous professional development budget for use on courses, professional development suited to you (including travel costs) 
    • Option of 4 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading or additional leave at usual rate.
    • Salary packaging with charitable gift recipient status
    • Excellent resources and resource budget
    • Access to a vehicle for service provision
    • Support to attend meetings and CPD with other local speech pathologists
    • Support by an Allied Health Program Officer for bookings and administration 
    • A focus on innovation
    • Family friendly, flexible and professional company culture

    Caseload:

    • Paediatric 
    • A mix of funded sessions through the HNECC PHN, as well as established school and preschool contracts, NDIS participants and fee paying referrals
    • Individual and group therapy
    • Opportunity to work with diverse cultural caseload including Aboriginal and Torres Strait people

    Relocation Assistance
    To assist healthcare professionals in relocating to rural communities, applicants may be eligible for a site visit and/or relocation grant via the NSW Rural Doctors Network.

    NSW RDN also administers the Health Workforce Scholarship Program within NSW, offering financial support of up to $10,000 per annum to primary health professionals in allied health field located in rural and regional areas for further study, training and short courses. For more information, please visit https://www.nswrdn.com.au

    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 0428 163 420 or alicia.pratt@healthwise.org.au, to discuss or to obtain a position description.

    Please address all applications to Alicia Pratt.

    • Full Time
    • Based in our Inverell office

    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 Care Navigator 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.

    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.

    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 Susan McGuire, on 07 3050 4438 or susan.mcguire@healthwise.org.au, to discuss this position.

    Please send all applications to Susan McGuire, at susan.mcguire@healthwise.org.au.

    Located in Moree, you will be responsible for working collaboratively with patients, general practitioners, practice staff, Aboriginal Health Services and allied health practitioners to provide appropriate multidisciplinary care and services for Aboriginal people. 

    HealthWISE considers that being Aboriginal 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.

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

    A WWCC (NSW) and a national Police Check are requirements for all HW employees. Must be up to date with Immunisations for COVID-19

    POSITION DESCRIPTION

    The position will assist to increase the capacity of GPs and other health professionals in delivering a holistic health care service to Aboriginal patients while working within the guidelines of the Indigenous Australians Health Program across identified communities within the NENW region. The position will provide delivery of ‘best practice’ care in the areas of health education and promotion, and Chronic Disease Management in the Aboriginal Communities throughout the NENW region.

    The Aboriginal Health Practitioner – IAHP will be required to work closely with other members of the Aboriginal Health Access Team, as well as the broader HealthWISE team to achieve the outcomes of this program in an effective and patient focussed manner.

    Responsibilities

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to

    • Work within the guidelines of an Aboriginal primary health care framework that assist to increase the capacity of GP’s, Allied Health, Specialist and other health professionals in delivering holistic care services to Aboriginal people.
    • Contribute towards or develop, implement and evaluate Aboriginal health programs, including health promotion/education and disease prevention programs to ensure delivery is appropriate and safe to clients of HealthWISE.
    • Provide health services to the Aboriginal community that are culturally safe, secure and appropriate.
    • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the local Aboriginal community and the implications for health care delivery.
    • Liaise with the Indigenous Australians Health Programs (IAHP) Team Leader and Aboriginal Health Access Manager in the development, implementation and evaluation of community planning
    • Work within a holistic approach to health care within the guidelines of the Primary Health Care program across identified communities within the HealthWISE Foot Print.
    • Initiate, undertake and interpret findings from a range of assessment, test and procedures which are within their scope of practice.
    • Provide delivery of “Best Practice” care in the areas of chronic disease, maternal and child health, men’s health, women’s health, well-being and preventive strategies and care, health education and promotion throughout the HealthWISE Foot Print.
    • Work closely with other team members of the IAHP team and broader teams to ensure services are implemented and delivered within a timely, innovative and creative manner which address the community’s needs within approved budgets.
    • Demonstrate understanding and knowledge of /or experience in delivering services via Telehealth as related to this role.
    • Successful applicants shall apply their community knowledge, skills, competence and training to achieve the HealthWISE goals within specified timeframes and approved budgets.

    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 Team Leader DDWM ITC & Moree IAHP, on 6742 3633, 0427 664 502 or jess.keynes@healthwise.org, to discuss this position.

    Please send all applications to Jess Keynes: 
    jess.keynes@healthwise.org by  5 pm, Friday, 6 January 2023.

    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