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.
  • Contact: Kylie McCauley
  • Email: kyliem@gwahs.net.au
  • Phone: 02 4729 7300
  • Application closing date: Friday, 04 December 2020

Mount Druitt, Administration Officer - Elders Support Program, Full Time

ABOUT THE POSITION

To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team supporting administrative services at Greater Western Aboriginal Health Service. The position provides administrative support for the Elders Support Program (ESP). The ESP is a Government response to the COVID-19 pandemic providing a range of support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders in the Mt Druitt, Penrith/Blue Mountains LGAs. The role encompasses providing telephone welfare checks, transport support, booking specialist/allied health and GP appointments, ordering food and groceries and other relevant aged care supports for ESP clients.

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

  • Demonstrated skills and experience in Office Administration
  • Aboriginality
  • Excellent hospitality and telephone presentation
  • Demonstrated high level organisational and written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge and skills in Microsoft package software
  • The demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a multi-skilled team
  • Knowledge and commitment to health and safety legislation
  • Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to Aboriginal culture and history, and current issues affecting lives of Aboriginal people
  • Working with Children and Criminal Record check clearances and a current NSW Drivers Licence

DESIRABLE CRITERIA

  • Certificate III/IV in Business Administration or working towards
  • Identifies and is well networked within the local Aboriginal Community
  • Understanding of issues facing Aboriginal families in an urban environment
  • Experience working within a health organisation and understanding of medical terminology

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: Jim Porter
  • Email: jimp@gwahs.net.au
  • Phone: (02) 9836 7300
  • Application closing date: Friday, 04 December 2020

Mt Druitt - Medical Receptionist / Transport Officer - Full Time

ABOUT THE POSITION

We are looking for an experienced medical receptionist/transport officer to join our Mt Druitt- clinic team in order to meet our growing demand.

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 or service areas.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Aboriginality
  • Previous experience in a receptionist / secretary role which includes managing the day to day operation of the reception area within a health service
  • Ability to oversee and support the operations of a high 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
  • Willingness to undertake professional training and development to support the Medical Receptionist roles and responsibilities
  • Experience of working independently as well as part of a busy team
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues that impact on Aboriginal people and Aboriginal communities
  • Working with Children and National Criminal Record check clearances and a current NSW
  • Drivers License
  • Contact: Jelis Fatema
  • Email: jelisf@gwahs.net.au
  • Phone: 02 9836 7300
  • Application closing date: Friday, 04 December 2020

Penrith, Social and Emotional Wellbeing Link Worker, Full Time

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Social and Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) Link Worker is responsible for provision of support to clients of the GWAHS SEWB Program. The SEWB program provides support with needs related to Alcohol and Other Drugs, Mental Health and broader supports around grief and loss, trauma and abuse, domestic violence, removal from family and family breakdown, cultural dislocation, racism and discrimination. The role includes both direct practical support such as transport as well as coordination of care provided by other providers, for example external psychological support, withdrawal management, primary health care, psychiatric care, and, counselling. The Penrith role has a specific focus of operating in a linking role with the Nepean AOD Hub, Day Rehabilitation Program and other community AOD and mental health programs.

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

  • Aboriginality
  • Relevant qualification- either relevant VET qualification (e.g. Cert IV Community Services, Mental Health, AOD Work) or equivalent tertiary qualification or working towards. Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to Aboriginal culture and history, and current issues affecting lives of Aboriginal people
  • Experience in the delivery of programs and activities for Aboriginal people
  • Experience in the direct care delivery and care coordination of programs and services for mental health, alcohol and other drugs and other community supports
  • Ability to make appropriate referrals to relevant mental health and alcohol and other drug services and community programs
  • Effective organisational and time management skills- including the ability to manage competing priorities
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills and ability to communicate with a range of stakeholders
  • Ability to work flexibly in a range of different settings as required
  • Ability to record relevant program data using computer software collection systems
  • Working with Children and Criminal Record check clearances and a current NSW Drivers Licence

DESIRABLE CRITERIA

  • Significant direct experience in a similar role

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: Jim Porter
  • Email: jimp@gwahs.net.au
  • Phone: (02) 9836 7300
  • Application closing date: Friday, 11 December 2020