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  • 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
  • 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.

We have several positions advertised at the moment.
Please scroll down to see all positions available.

CARE NAVIGATOR
Full-time
Based in Armidale

HealthWISE is seeking a Care Navigator to partner with clients of a non-English speaking background seeking to achieve the best possible health outcomes.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  1. cultural understanding and respect for people of Yazidi ethnicity
  2. demonstrated knowledge and experience working with vulnerable clients
  3. excellent communication skills (bilingual in English and Kurdish Kumanji speakers invited to apply)
  4. health literacy capability
  5. knowledge and understanding of health and social services and referral pathways in Armidale (or ability to acquire this)
  6. an understanding of general practice in rural/ regional NSW
  7. the ability to communicate with GPs and other health professionals
  8. the ability to use reporting systems
  9. NSW unencumbered Driver’s License

This is a non-clinical full-time role for a 15 month period with the possibility of an ongoing role.

Job share arrangements would be considered.

Minimum Certificate 3 level of qualifications in a relevant field (e.g. health, community services).

Salary commensurate with skills and experience. New England, Barwon and North West Slopes Divisions of General Practice Enterprise Agreement 2010 Administrative level 3.

For information on the above position, please contact Sally Urquhart  -- email: sally.urquhart@healthwise.org.au  
or phone 02 6766 1394.
 
To apply:
Submit a CV and a cover letter addressing the role criteria (refer to the position description for essential and desirable criteria) by closing date to sally.urquhart@healthwise.org.au (Succinct responses are welcome, word limit of 150 words per criterion).
 
Applications close Friday 27 March, 2020.

Aboriginal Health Worker
Based in Moree
Full Time

The Aboriginal Health Worker 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 Primary Health Care program across identified communities within the HealthWISE region. The position will provide delivery of ‘best practice’ care in the areas of  mens health, womens health, wellbeing and preventive strategies and care, health education and promotion, and Chronic Disease in the Aboriginal Communities throughout the HealthWISE region.

The Aboriginal Health Worker 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 focused manner.

The Aboriginal Health Worker is required to work both independently and as part of a team, applying their expertise to ensure the delivery of appropriate and safe clinical support to clients of the service. The successful person shall apply their community knowledge, skills, competence and training to achieve the HealthWISE goals within timeframes and approved budget. The position shall add value to all activities and services of HealthWISE.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Promote HealthWISE Aboriginal Health Access programs to the Community;
  • Assist to deliver appropriate care, follow-up and referrals for clients that meet best practice guidelines;
  • Advocate for the rights and needs of individuals and their families;
  • Support GPs in providing early intervention and preventative services where requested;
  • Obtain and record accurate health histories and information to ensure compliance to all organisational policies, procedures and legislative requirements;
  • Endeavour to build a comprehensive case history incorporating knowledge, skills and networks of individuals and communities to enable them to take better care of their own health;
  • Participate in the development and delivery of health promotion and education strategies, health programs and activities, particularly around child and maternal that are both individual and group, ensuring feedback from the community is incorporated into planning as well as the goals of the organisation;
  • Develop partnerships with other health services and Aboriginal community groups to ensure team care planning arrangements for clients are in place, and that the education and communication of health issues are culturally appropriate, easily accessible and understood by the community;
  • Support access to and participation in all HealthWISE activities and services;
  • Assist in implementing the HealthWISE plans and priorities, including health promotion activities and events;
  • Effectively collaborate with team members to ensure that all HealthWISE services and activities are operating effectively and efficiently, while maintaining a harmonious team environment;

Record accurate notes and information to ensure compliance to all organisational policies, procedures and legislative requirements, where indicated; supporting recommendations;

  • Ensure client and community confidentiality is maintained to build and maintain trust within key stakeholder groups;
  • Complete general word processing and spread sheet requirements and develop presentation materials where necessary;
  • Assist in developing and delivering training sessions to ensure all program and clinical staff are knowledgeable and aware of relevant program information;
  • Promote cultural awareness and competence within the primary care workforce and environment;
  • Comply with HealthWISE policy and procedures and Code of Conduct as well as all relevant legislation and regulatory standards;

Other:

  • Display an attitude and behave in a manner that is in keeping with the company’s values (innovation, respect, empathy, leadership, accountability, transparency, effectiveness)
  • Identify and develop opportunities which enhance and add value to the existing processes through the development of continuous improvement opportunities
  • Make a personal commitment to approach all enquiries in a courteous, friendly, supportive, professional, and timely manner that fosters an all inclusive “no wrong door” customer service culture
  • Actively contribute to the growth and financial sustainability through identifying new business opportunities, efficiencies, cost savings and innovative solutions
  • Actively participate in an integrated and holistic approach to service delivery
  • Other duties where directed within the employees’ skill competence

It is essential that the candidate have:

  • Identify as being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and be an active member within your community
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal people and their health
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • communicate sensitively and to effectively engage with Aboriginal people and Communities in a way that fosters mutual respect and regard
    • 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
    • work remotely and autonomously with accountability
  • Demonstrated experience using a computer, in particular Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook software packages
  • Demonstrated sound written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated organisational and high level problem-solving skills as well as the ability to support staff, consult, liaise and negotiate with GP’s and other health professionals
  • Hold a current unrestricted NSW Driver’s License and willingness to travel
  • Demonstrated commitment to the delivery of quality, consistent and continuous health services to local communities
  • Demonstrated attitude and behaviours that are in keeping with the company’s values (innovation, respect, empathy, leadership, accountability, transparency, effectiveness).

It would be desirable that the candidate have:

  • Experience conducting basic health observations and care plans relevant to primary health
  • Hold a Cert III or IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care or commitment to work toward the same qualification
  • A demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Primary Health Care
  • Practical experience in delivering programs
  • Have experience working with health service agencies, non-government organisations, community groups and medical professionals at all levels

To apply for this position, we encourage you to contact Jye Millgate on 02 6766 1394 or jye.millgate@healthwise.org.au, to discuss the requirements and obtain a position description.

The essential role criteria must be addressed in your cover letter, accompanied by your latest CV. Applications without a cover letter addressing the role criteria and CV will not be considered.

Position closes 8 April 2020.

Indigenous Mental Health Care Coordinator
Part-time, 34.5hrs per week 
Based in Armidale

The purpose of this role is to provide care coordination to Aboriginal/and or Torres Strait Islander peoples and their families with mental health needs, assist in accessing primary mental health care services, as well as enabling best practice care to be delivered by GPs and other health professionals.

The position is a non-clinical support role in which the successful applicant will work closely with numerous stakeholders, including other members of HealthWISE, community services agencies, allied health providers and particularly with General Practices in working towards the delivery of a holistic health care approach to Aboriginal/and or Torres Strait Islander peoples.

It is essential that Candidates have:

  • A minimum qualification of a Certificate IV and relevant experience in a care coordination role.
  • A demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Primary Mental Health Care.
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal people and their health
  • Demonstrated ability to:
  • Communicate sensitively and to effectively engage with Aboriginal people and Communities in a way that fosters mutual respect and regard
  • 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
  • work remotely and autonomously with accountability
  • 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 to support staff, consult, liaise and negotiate with GP’s and other health professionals
  • Hold a current unrestricted Driver’s License and willingness to travel
  • Demonstrated commitment to the delivery of quality, consistent and continuous health services to local communities
  • Demonstrated attitude and behaviours that are in keeping with the company’s values (innovation, respect, empathy, leadership, accountability,
    transparency, effectiveness)

It would be desirable that the candidate have:

  • Experience conducting health assessments and care plans relevant to primary mental health
  • Have experience working with health service agencies, non-government organisations, community groups and medical professionals at all
  • Identify as being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and be an active member within your community

To apply for this position, we encourage you to contact Deslee Matthews on 02 6766 1394 or deslee.matthews@healthwise.org.au, to discuss the requirements and obtain a position description.

The essential role criteria must be addressed in your cover letter, accompanied by your latest CV. Applications without a cover letter addressing the role criteria and CV will not be considered.

Position closes 31 March 2020.

Mental Health Clinican
Full time
Based in Narrabri or Moree

Due to business growth, we are inviting applicants for the position of a suitably qualified mental health clinician to provide mental health care services to referred clients.
We are looking for a mental health clinician with a person-centred approach who enjoys working autonomously, but who will also contribute readily to our team. If a passion for excellence, empowerment and equality are the values you live by, we are looking for you.

This position requires experience and a genuine interest in rural mental health care, and will be located in either Narrabri or Moree and servicing rural areas.

HealthWISE is a flexible employer inviting applicants who have current AHPRA Registration or equivalent.

This position can be full time or part time.

For information on the above position, please contact Anne Galloway --
email: mentalhealth@healthwise.org.au
or phone 02 6766 1394.
To apply:
Please send a COVER LETTER ADDRESSING ESSENTIAL CRITERIA AND YOUR UP TO DATE RESUME to

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HealthWISE provides a range of primary health care services across New England North West New South Wales.

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: anne.williams@healthwisenenw.com.au

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