How to Apply

Applicants are required to provide:
  1. A cover letter with a detailed response to the essential criteria listed in the position description
  2. A copy of your current resume
  3. Details of 2 referees (one must be a current supervisor)
  4. Please send your completed application to the nominated person as per the job advertisement


We are currently seeking applications for the following position/s:


General Practitioner - Penrith

Position Location

Lawson Street, Penrith

Type of employment

Full Time (Part time considered for right candidate)

Hours per week

37.5

Is item an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander identified position?

No

Minimum Qualifications

  • The general practitioner is required to be appropriately trained and experienced in the discipline of general practice, and assessed as competent for the position in New South Wales
  • Preferable but not essential is Vocational Recognition through Fellowship with either the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) or the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM), or a recognised equivalent
  • Previous experience in providing health services to Aboriginal communities and a thorough working knowledge of health issues impacting on Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people
  • Previous experience working within a structured policy environment and the ability to implement and monitor staff compliance
  • Demonstrate a good standard of interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to establish effective internal and external workplace relationships
  • Well developed organisational and time management skills and an ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues that impact on Aboriginal people and Aboriginal communities
  • Working with Children Check and National Criminal Record Check and a current NSW Drivers Licence

About The Position

The General Practitioner role is integral to the Clinical Services offered by WACHS. The General Practitioner provides a high level of whole person, comprehensive, coordinated and continued medical care for individuals, families and communities that come in contact with our Clinics and programs.

The General Practitioner reports directly to the Team Leader (Clinic) and will be part of the Clinic Team that delivers a high level of patient care.

You will be supported by a friendly team of professionals consisting of a Registered Nurse x 2, Aboriginal Health Practitioner and Allied Health Services. No weekends required as this is a Mon-Fri position. Undercover onsite parking will be provided. An attractive remuneration package is on offer for the successful applicant.

This would suit a GP looking for a long term/permanent position wanting to make a difference to the Aboriginal Community of Penrith and surrounding regions

This is a full-time position, however part-time would be considered.

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Registered Nurse

Position Location

Cascade Street, Katoomba

Type of employment

Full Time

Hours per week

40

Is item an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander identified position?

No

Minimum Qualifications

  • Registered Nurse (NSW) with current unencumbered AHPRA Registration.

About The Position

This position is based at 23-27 Cascade Street, Katoomba. Suitable applicant will be required to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to support, advocate and liaise for the community within the Clinic environment.

  • Liaise between clients and clinic staff and assist with the follow up of clients treatments
  • Provide appropriate referral services – referring clients to appropriate services and community health
  • Monitor local Aboriginal Health problems and needs, and advise the General Manager and/or professional staff
  • Participate in or carry out preventive and health education activities under the supervision of GP’s and or Nursing Staff
  • Promote healthy lifestyle in the community
  • Collect, collate and coordinate health statistics and information processes for the advancement of Aboriginal health and well-being
  • Implement and evaluate public health strategies, programs and services directed to the needs of the Aboriginal community of the region
  • Undertake primary care tasks within the boundaries of your qualifications
  • Work closely with the GP’s and relevant clinic staff to assist with all aspects of the development and delivery of health care plans
  • Develop and maintain contact with communities regarding Indigenous health
  • Assist in the development and delivery of health education programs
  • Provide reports as required on time
  • Liaise with allied health professionals and specialist as required
  • Liaise with other AMS’s and hospitals for client medical and medication records as necessary
  • Ensure good rapport and communication with external health services
  • Actively encourage and promote continuous improvement
  • Liaise with clients for screenings and tests as required

Note: Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification for the above position and is authorized under Section 14D of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 No. 48.

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General Practitioner

Position Location

Palmerston Road, Mount Druitt

Type of employment

Part Time

Hours per week

22.5

Is item an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander identified position?

No

Minimum Qualifications

  • The general practitioner is required to be appropriately trained and experienced in the discipline of general practice, and assessed as competent for the position in rural New South Wales.
  • The general practitioner must abide by all legislative acts governing medical practice in New South Wales.
  • Previous experience in providing health services to Aboriginal communities and a thorough working knowledge of health issues impacting on Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Previous experience working within a structured policy environment and the ability to implement and monitor staff compliance.
  • Demonstrate a good standard of interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish effective internal and external workplace relationships.
  • Well developed organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to Aboriginal culture and history, and current issues affecting lives of Aboriginal people
  • Willingness to undertake professional training

About The Position

Provide clinical services to advance the health of Indigenous community in Western Sydney region including specific services of general medical practice, emergency care and community health.

  • Contact: Jelis Fatema
  • Email: hr@wachs.net.au
  • Phone: 02 98367300
  • Application closing date: Sunday, 15 May 2022
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Senior Finance Officer/Accountant

Position Location

Warne Street, Wellington

Type of employment

Full time or Part time

Is item an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander identified position?

No

Minimum Qualifications

  • Qualification in Business, Management, Commerce, Accounting, or related discipline
  • Experience in managing a multi-faceted finance or accounting function
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and other statutory requirements.
  • Knowledge and understanding of government funding and acquittals.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage & work effectively with Aboriginal people and communities.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop a team
  • High level interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Analysis and problems solving skills.
  • Ability to build relationships with all levels of the organisation.
  • High level of computer literacy; sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office software
  • Working with Children and Criminal Record check clearances and a current NSW Driver’s Licence

About The Position

Financial Management

  • Maintain general ledger including month-end journals, loan reconciliations, revenue reconciliations, balance sheet account reconciliations and completion of related financial information & reports.
  • Maintain asset register and the depreciation schedule.
  • Review and ensure accuracy of weekly payroll prepared by the finance officers.
  • Review weekly accounts payable process across various divisions.
  • Monitor financial delegations and financial approvals to ensure that approval limits are exercised appropriately.
  • Review journals and bank reconciliations prepared by the finance officers.
  • Assist in the completion of monthly and annual financial and management accounting processes, to ensure accurate and timely reporting of the Corporation's financial performance and position.
  • Assist CFO and SMT in preparing and executing the annual organisational and departmental budgets, forecasts to ensure achievement of strategic objectives whilst maintaining effective cost controls.
  • Maintain funding summary, reconciliations and assist in the preparation of funding acquittals.
  • Assist in managing organisation’s assets including motor vehicle fleet, equipment, facilities, leases, insurance policies, maintenance etc.

Reporting and Analysis

  • Assist CFO in the end of month, and end of year financial reporting process.
  • Assist in the annual external audit process and the preparation of annual financial report.
  • Provide senior management, statistical and other reports to meet organisational, stakeholder and statutory requirements including timely reconciliations, analysis, and financial reports.

Compliance

  • Assist with accurate and timely submission of statutory lodgements including PAYG, BAS/GST, FBT returns, WorkCover insurance reconciliations & lodgements, funding acquittals and reporting.
  • Comply with all relevant legislation and regulatory standards.
  • Ensure compliance with all organisational policies and procedure and legislative requirements.
  • Ensure client and community confidentiality is maintained.

Leadership and People Management

  • Provide leadership to ensure that staff capability is developed to each team member’s full potential to assist in achieving the organisation’s strategic and financial objectives.
  • Work in consultation with the CFO to build capability and ensure effective financial management across the organisation.
  • Ensure that all employees are complying with relevant WH&S legislation and that any issues are identified and resolved appropriately.
  • Work collaboratively with the internal and external stakeholders to achieve operational efficiencies and successful outcomes.Systems, Policy and Procedure Development
  • In consultation with the CFO develop Business Services policies and procedures to ensure that the functions are demonstrating consistent practices across the organisation.
  • Identify and implement process improvements in the Corporation’s financial and procurement processes.
  • Comply with and promote EEO across the organisation.

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Psychologist/Clinical Psychologist - Social and Emotional Wellbeing Team

Position Location

Palmerston Road, Mount Druitt

Type of employment

Full Time with flexibility for Part time job share arrangements

Hours per week

Note hours are negotiable based on applicants availability

Is item an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander identified position?

No

Minimum Qualifications

  • AHPRA registration as a Psychologist/Clinical Psychologist.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the social and emotional wellbeing issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people especially in relation to family violence, alcohol and other drug use.
  • Ability and experience in using a variety of evidence based psychological approaches and interventions to provide therapeutic counselling support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients of GWAHS to improve their social and emotional wellbeing.
  • Ability to write psychological treatment plans, reports and referrals for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients of GWAHS.
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise and provide joint treatment support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients with a range of clinical health professionals, including doctors, Psychiatrists, Registered Nurses and Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander Health Workers.
  • Ability and experience in working with a range of community mental health professionals and support services.
  • Ability to use the Medicare billing system for recording client treatment interactions.
  • Proficiency in record keeping and data management using a variety of computer software applications to ensure case notes and records are maintained in accordance with WACHS/GWAHS policies, AHPRA and best practice standards.
  • Capacity to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including written and oral skills.
  • Effective conflict management skills and stress management skills

Desirable Criteria

  • Effective conflict management skills and stress management skills
  • Aboriginality
  • Drivers Licence

About The Position

Assessment and treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander client's behaviour and social and emotional wellbeing within a counselling service model to support them to overcome a range of issues including: depression, addiction, anxiety, challenging behaviour, neurological disorders, mental ill health, and learning disorders.

  • Contact: Jim Porter
  • Email: hr@gwahs.net.au
  • Phone: (02) 9836 7300 or 0417 620 081
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General Practitioner - Katoomba

Position Location

Cascade Street, Katoomba

Type of employment

Full Time

Hours per week

38

Is item an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander identified position?

No

Minimum Qualifications

Essential Criteria

• The general practitioner is required to be trained and experienced in the discipline of general practice, and assessed as competent for the position in rural New South Wales.

• Previous experience in providing health services to Aboriginal communities and a thorough working knowledge of health issues impacting on Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people.

• Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.

• Excellent organizational and time management skills.

• Awareness of and sensitivity to Aboriginal culture and history, and current issues affecting the lives of Aboriginal people.

• Current Working With Children Check, National Criminal Record Check, and unencumbered Drivers license.

Desirable Criteria

• Vocational Recognition through Fellowship with either the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) or the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM), or a recognized equivalent

About The Position

Key Duties

The primary duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

• Provide clinical services to advance the health of Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service including specific services of general medical practice, emergency care and community health

• Contribute to the planning, delivery and evaluation of the primary health programs and services delivered by Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service

• Contribute to the development of clinical policies and best practice services delivery in primary health care

• Actively implement the suit of EPC Items including Aboriginal Health Checks as part of routine planned care

• Provide client care in accordance with the ethics and standards of the medical profession

• Ensure that concise comprehensive, and accurate client records are maintained in a timely manner

• Maintain appropriate records that provide the service with timely and accurate reports

• Undertake professional development activities to ensure the continued delivery of best practice clinical care

• Participate in medical research and quality assurance programs to ensure safe and effective health care

• Gather and record statistical data relevant to measuring performance against agreed indicators and participate in review and evaluation activities

• Participate in meetings, supervision and performance reviews in accordance with organisational requirements

• Participate in organisational and community activities to advance the health of Aboriginal people

• Other duties as required, within your skills, experience and capacity This is not an identified position

LOCATION

Cascade Street, Katoomba

TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT

Full time

HOURS PER WEEK

37.5hrs

IS IT AN ABORIGINAL AND OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER IDENTIFIED POSITION?

No

ABOUT THE POSITION

This position is based at our Katoomba Clinic. The position holder will be employed under the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services Award. All entitlements for this position will be as per this Award.

Commencement date to this position will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Continued employment to this position is subject to satisfactory completion of a six (6) month probationary period. The WACHS Board of Directors may terminate employment of the Position Holder during the probationary period. At the end of the probationary period the Executive Manager will complete a performance report and discuss it with the probationer. WACHS CEO in consultation with WACHS Board of Directors has complete discretion over whether it decides to make an offer of employment after the probationary period. If the WACHS Board of Directors decides not to offer further employment at the end of the probationary period, the probationer will be given one weeks notice or payment in lieu.

Salary: will be negotiated with the successful applicant in line with relevant qualifications, skills, experience and funding capabilities. Salary is paid on a weekly basis through direct credit into a financial institution nominated by the successful applicant. Salary progression is based on satisfactory performance determined by an annual performance assessment review. Progression will be dependent on the organization being able to sustain any increases within the budget.

Performance Assessment: Performance by the occupant of the position is evaluated in accordance with the WACHS Staff Performance Appraisal System. All staff must participate in the Staff Appraisal process and any follow up supervision as required.

Applications for Full-time and part-time basis are welcomed. Successful applicant will be required to report to the Executive Manager- GWAHS.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Vocational Recognition through Fellowship with either the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) or the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM), or a recognized equivalent

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Medical Receptionist / Transport Officer

Position Location

Mt Druitt

Type of employment

Full Time

Hours per week

38

Is item an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander identified position?

Yes

Minimum Qualifications

Essential Criteria

• Aboriginality
• Previous experience in reception which includes being able to manage your time and getting things done in a busy clinic reception.
• Ability to support the operations of a demanding client focused work environment.
• Excellent communication skills including the ability to communicate with local Aboriginal people
• Computer skills including experience with patient appointment programs and patient information recall systems
• Ability to work as part of a team.
• Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to Aboriginal culture and history, and current issues affecting lives of Aboriginal people

Desirable Criteria

Experience of working in general practice settings

About The Position

Key Duties

• Maintain the privacy and dignity of clients at all times
• Act with tact and diplomacy when dealing with information of a highly sensitive nature
• Work within strict confidentiality guidelines, ensuring all personnel and/or client information is kept secure
• Front desk, provide a high level of customer service
• Phone, prompt and professional answering and transfer of calls
• Coordinate clinic appointments, update Communicare and coordinate phone triage as required
• Reports provided as required
• Knowledge and understanding of the issues that impact on Aboriginal people and Aboriginal communities
• Compliance of EEO, WH&S and Ethical Work Practices

Client Transport/ Deliveries
• Timely pick up and transporting of clients/ hospital /home as scheduled
• Emergency pick up of clients as directed
• Timely delivery and or pick up of medications, pathology, supplies and equipment as directed.
• Maintain a log / record of all journeys/ pick ups

Vehicle Maintenance and Administration
• Responsible cleaning, maintenance and reporting of any damage to vehicle
• Ensure log book are used on a daily basis • Operation of vehicle and use of petrol card to being line with WACHS procedures
• Assist in maintaining the WACHS fleet, arrange servicing as required.

Note: Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification for the above position and is authorised under Section 14D of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 No. 48.

Location

Palmerston Road, Mount Druitt

Type of employment 

Full time

Hours per week 

38

Is it an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander identified position 

Yes

Please list the minimum qualifications for the position 

• Aboriginality
 • Previous experience in reception which includes being able to manage your time and getting things done in a busy clinic reception.
 • Ability to support the operations of a demanding client focused work environment.
 • Excellent communication skills including the ability to communicate with local Aboriginal people
 • Computer skills including experience with patient appointment programs and patient information recall systems
 • Ability to work as part of a team.
 • Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to Aboriginal culture and history, and current issues affecting lives of Aboriginal people

About the position 

The position provides the first point of contact for clients entering the clinic. It is responsible for a high level of customer service, processing appointments and client data. The position primarily provides transport services to assist the day to day operations of the clinic and health program and provide a quality client service.

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Human Resources Officer

Position Location

Wellington or Western Sydney

Type of employment

Full time

Hours per week

38

Is item an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander identified position?

No

Minimum Qualifications

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience working in Human Resources with pervious experience in providing sound advice to all levels of an organisation, preferably for an Aboriginal organisation, not-for-profit or community services organisation.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills (both written & verbal) and proven ability to work with relevant stakeholders
  • Outstanding stakeholder management and relationship building skills demonstrated in complex environments
  • Ability to engage and influence a variety of personality types
  • Excellent attention to detail with an ability to organise and multi task effectively 
  • Experience with an HRIS is essential; experience with intelliHR would be an advantage
  • Demonstrated competency working with Microsoft Office 365
  • The ability to work effectively autonomously and within a team
  • Proven team player, able to thrive in a highly changeable setting and work with people cross functionally
  • Flexible, proactive and solution-focused
  • Ability to hold all relevant security clearances including the National Police Check and Working with Children clearance in accordance with WACHS policy and procedures

About The Position

This position is responsible for providing people and culture support across the organisation. The key objectives of the role include to:

  1. Provide first line of Human Resources guidance and support to the organisation across the full range of HR functions and activities;
  2. Support all HR projects;
  3. Oversee all culture initiatives including working with the corporate support officer to manage social media and website delivery.

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