EOI: Specialist Director

Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service

Expressions of interest are sought from suitably qualified people to be considered for appointment as a Specialist Director of the Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service (WACHS). The Specialist Directors for the WACHS Board are appointed by the Chairperson WACHS under its constitution and meet on a regular basis.

Specialist Director Criteria

WACHS seeks to maintain a balance in Board skills across Aboriginal health, community control, Indigenous governance, legal, finance, risk, and health sector knowledge. WACHS is particularly interested in Specialist Directors that meet the following criteria:

  • Possess a good understanding of the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health sector
  • Have expertise in developing effective strategic partnerships;
  • Have a demonstrated record of achievement at a senior level in their professional field; and
  • Hold relevant qualifications in at least one of the following areas: health care, management, accounting, law or human resource management

Remuneration

Successful applicants shall be paid a remuneration package that comprises a sitting fee of $1,100 for each meeting attended plus superannuation of 9.5%. Approved out of pocket expenses are reimbursed.

Note* This opportunity is an open recruitment process for Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal suitably qualified professionals.

Expressions of Interest, addressing the above criteria, should be submitted to Susan Coon, Executive Assistant via email susanc@wachs.net.au . Enquiries may be made to Darren Ah See at email darrena@wachs.net.au. Enquiries and expressions of interest will be treated with the strictest of confidence.

Expressions of interest close at 5pm Friday 29 January 2021


Mt Druitt, 3x Aboriginal Child Health Care Worker - Connected Beginnings, Full Time

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Aboriginal Child Health care worker is required to provide a holistic culturally sensitive evidenced based clinical care and health promotion/education to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.

Work with and support the work of the Connected Beginnings Health workers in delivering the required services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families to continuously improve the quality of Child Health and Education Services

Provide advice and support to improve the clinical practice of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander

ABOUT US

The Connected Beginnings Aboriginal Child health care Worker is responsible for facilitating healthcare screening and access to children referred into the Doonside and/or Mount Druitt Connected Beginnings Projects. This includes engaging families for health care for birth to five-year-old children to facilitate better outcomes by the time they start school with a focus on the following domains.

  • physical health and wellbeing
  • social competence
  • emotional maturity
  • language and cognitive skills
  • communication skills and general knowledge

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current unencumbered NSW Class C drivers Licence, a willingness to travel and ability to drive a vehicle between sites
  • Working with Children and Criminal Record check clearances
  • Certificate 3 or higher in child health/development

ENQUIRIES FOR POSITION

If you are interested in learning more about this role and applying for the above positions, please visit gwahs.net.au/work-with-us for key selection criteria and additional requirements and please respond to the essential criteria.

  • Contact: Clair Padilla
  • Email: clairp@gwahs.net.au
  • Phone: 0439 092 446
  • Application closing date: Friday, 22 January 2021

Penrith - General Practitioner - Full Time

ABOUT THE POSITION

  • 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.

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.
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to Aboriginal culture and history, and current issues affecting the lives of Aboriginal people.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues that impact on Aboriginal people and Aboriginal communities.
  • Willingness to undertake professional training.
  • Current Drivers Licence.
  • Understanding of EEO, H&S, EAPS and Ethical works practices and the ability to implement and model these standards within the workplace.

Katoomba, General Practitioner Clinical Services, Full Time

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.

ABOUT US

Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service (WACHS) aims to empower targeted Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to take control of their individual, family and community health and wellbeing needs through the community-controlled model. Our main services are located in Wellington, Dubbo, Moree, Western Sydney, Penrith, Nepean Blue Mountains, and we provide outreach services to other towns and communities through our regional programs

We are an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service offering Primary Health Care Services and an Integrated Care program, as well as a number of specialist clinical staff and AHW’s, a Specialist Programs Unit incorporating Social & Emotional Wellbeing, Child & Family Support, Drug & Alcohol, Aboriginal Family Health, Aboriginal Local Support, a Healthy for Life (H4L) Program, Maternal & Child Health Worker, Aboriginal Health Workers, Youth Health Worker and Dietitian targeting Maternal & Child Health and Chronic Diseases, regional programs including Australian Nurse Family Partnership Program, Aboriginal Children’s Therapy Team, Tackling Indigenous Smoking Program. Our staff are supported by an Executive Management Team located across our service areas.

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
  • 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

ENQUIRIES FOR POSITION

If you are interested in learning more about this role and applying for the above positions, please visit gwahs.net.au/work-with-us for key selection criteria and additional requirements and please respond to the essential criteria.

SEND APPLICATIONS TO

Address applications to Veenita Rao at veenitar@gwahs.net.au

  • Contact: Vee (Veenita Rao) - Clinic Team Leader
  • Email: veenitar@gwahs.net.au
  • Phone: 0247297300 or 0417883736