Join our team!

  • 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.
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Vision – Healthy Communities

Purpose – Creating better health for our communities

HealthWISE provides primary health care programs and clinical services across the New England North West area of NSW and an increasing range of services and programs in the Darling Downs West Moreton regions. HealthWISE has been delivering federally funded primary health and social services for over 13 years. We are a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to creating healthy communities.

By employing skilled and experienced local healthcare providers and a dedicated support team, we provide efficient and effective programs that improve access, increase awareness, decrease cost, empower communities and foster long term health.

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.

Of the 480,965 people in the regions we service in NSW and QLD, 6.7% are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, compared to 2.7% nationally.

Current positions vacant

HealthWISE is supported by Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network.
The video below captures a snapshot of the high quality services we provide with HNECCPHN funding in the New England North West region of NSW.

We currently have no positions available. 

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We are a growing organisation, and do advertise regularly. 

Rural Primary Mental Health Clinician

  • Fulltime
  • Location: Based in Moree, servicing surrounding communities 

Due to our ongoing growth, we currently have an exciting opportunity available for a qualified Rural Primary Mental Health Clinician to join our team.

Located in Moree and servicing rural areas, 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 and working autonomously, this is the opportunity for you!

Why join us?

  • Attractive remuneration – receive a competitive salary with Salary Sacrificing benefits available, paid supervision 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.

Responsibilities

  • Apply specialised mental health clinical skills relevant to the role
  • Work within your scope of practice
  • Apply skills, competence, and training to provide services compliant with AHPRA or relevant professional body (AASW)
  • Provide a range of mental health interventions to primary health care referred clients in the community and residential aged care facilities
  • Provide suicide prevention and aftercare services for people suitable for primary mental health care management
  • Provide Interventions across the life span including psychological therapies for people with mild to moderate conditions through to clinical care coordination for people with chronic and complex mental health conditions

Requirements

  • Current AHPRA registration
  • Police check and WWCC
  • Current valid drivers licence
  • Demonstrated commitment to the delivery of quality, consistent and continuous health services to local communities
  • Willingness to travel and work after hours if required
  • Tertiary level qualifications in Social Work, Psychology, Occupational Therapy, or Mental Health Nursing
  • Experience in providing clinical mental health services to individuals and/or groups
  • 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
  • Experience working in the primary mental health sector (desirable)
  • Experience in the use of Client Management Systems (desirable)
  • Understanding of recovery orientated practice in a primary mental health setting (desirable)
  • Experience working with/or awareness of the issues impacting Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples, and diverse communities, including age care, LGBTIQ, and CALD groups (desirable)

How to apply

If you have the skills, experience, and passion to be a successful addition to our team, we would love to hear from you!

For more information or to discuss this rewarding opportunity,  please contact Anne Galloway or Tess Johnson on 02 6766 1394

To request a position description, please contact Anne Galloway or Tess Johnson on email: mentalhealth@healthwise.org.au

To apply:

Please send a cover letter addressing the requirements and your up to date resume to:

Rural Primary Mental Health Clinician – Attention Tess Johnson
at:  mentalhealth@healthwise.org.au

Applications close 19th Feb 2021

Please contact Sally Urquhart on 02 6766 1394 or
sally.urquhart@healthwise.org.au, to discuss this position.

Please address all Expressions of Interest to Sally Urquhart.

Mental Health Team Leader – NSW

  • Part-time position: 60 hours per fortnight
  • Location: by negotiation at one of our HealthWISE NSW offices

Reports to: Mental Health Programs Manager

Direct reports: Mental Health Clinicians, Mental Health Workers, Lived Experience workers.

The HealthWISE Mental Health team provides a variety of non-crisis mental health services across the region and the New England North West area of NSW and an increasing range of services and programs in the Darling Downs West Moreton regions of QLD.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The purpose of the Mental Health Team Leader: NSW role is to:

  • Provide line management and leadership for the Mental Health team in NSW in delivering services;
  • Provide a comprehensive and integrated multi-disciplinary approach to primary health care;
  • Provide oversight and direction in referral and client management for staff
  • Work with the mental health program and data manager to ensure sub-contracted services are compliant with contractual and clinical governance requirements;
  • Assist the mental health programs manager to recruit and negotiate sub-contracts with health professionals;
  • Ensure program planning, development, implementation, promotion, evaluation and reporting are in accordance with the strategic goals of the Mental Health programs and the organisation;
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the Mental Health services and activities, with particular regard to health outcomes and cost-effectiveness; and
  • Ensure the Mental Health services and activities in NSW meet contractual and organisational requirements on time and within budget.

ESSENTIAL

  • A relevant qualification in a mental health related discipline with AHPRA or AASW registration
  • Relevant qualification in business or a health-related discipline and/or demonstrated program management experience, preferably in a primary care or integrated care setting.
  • Demonstrated practical experience in program planning, development, implementation, management and evaluation, including budget management skills.
  • Demonstrated line management experience, including an ability to supervise and support staff remotely.
  • Demonstrated ability to work positively and co-operatively within a multi- disciplinary team environment, including
  • with General Practitioners, Medical Specialists and Allied Health Professionals.
  • Demonstrated cultural competence
  • Demonstrated commitment to the delivery of quality, consistent and continuous health services to local communities
  • Current unrestricted and unencumbered NSW Driver’s Licence
  • Willingness to travel and work  after hours if required
  • Willingness to consent to a National Police Check
  • Current Working With Children Check held or willingness to obtain

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. 

To request a full position description please email: mentalhealth@healthwise.org.au 
Attention Anne Galloway

Applications close 15.1.2021

Occupational Therapist –
Expression of Interest for NENW region

  • New graduates welcome to apply
  • Paediatric OT for generalist caseload and providing outreach services to schools
  • Location within the NENW is negotiable
  • Supportive, family-friendly and inclusive work environment

Reports to: Allied Health Team Leader

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The purpose of the Primary Health Occupational Therapist role is to provide Occupational Therapy services to referred individual clients or groups of clients through Government funded programs such as Priority Allied Health Services (PAHS), as well as Medicare Benefit Schedule (MBS), National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and services for fee-for-service clients. These services will be provided to support General Practitioners and community members, and to facilitate the delivery of best practice care for people across the New England North West region.

The Primary Health Occupational Therapist will work collaboratively with health practitioners (including general practitioners and allied health professionals), health services (including the Local Health District and Aboriginal Health Services), and other education and support services to provide an integrated and inclusive approach to health care.

The Primary Health Occupational Therapist will possess and apply specialised skills relevant to the role, will work within their scope of practice, and apply their skills, competence and training to provide a standard of services as required by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and relevant professional organisations.

ESSENTIAL

  • Tertiary qualification in Occupational Therapy, registration with relevant professional association and demonstrated relevant experience in primary health care.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide high quality and responsive client / carer / customer service in a one-on-one or group setting.
  • Commitment to ethical practice, professional conduct and professional development.
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously in the delivery of clinical services, as well as an ability to work positively and co-operatively within a multi-disciplinary team environment, including with General Practitioners, Allied Health Professionals and educators.
  • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of and/or experience in delivering services via Telehealth
  • Current unrestricted NSW Driver’s Licence and a willingness to travel.

DESIRABLE

  • Experience working with people with a disability
  • Experience working remotely with accountability.
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal people and their health
  • Demonstrated understanding of Primary Health Care.

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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. 

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To submit your Expression of Interest for this position, the essential role criteria should be addressed in your cover letter,
accompanied by your latest CV. 

The full Position Description:

Please contact Sally Urquhart on 02 6766 1394 or
sally.urquhart@healthwise.org.au, to discuss this position.

Please address all Expressions of Interest to Sally Urquhart.

Or, contact Sally Urquhart  
(02) 6766 1394
  or  sally.urquhart@healthwise.org.au, to discuss the requirements and to obtain a position description.

Please send all applications to Sally Urquhart sally.urquhart@healthwise.org.au,  by closing date:
5 pm, Friday, 11 September 2020.

Junior IT Support Officer – NSW

  • Full-time or part time for preferred applicant
  • Location: by negotiation at one of our HealthWISE NSW offices

Reports to: ICT Manager

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Junior Information Technology (IT) Support Officer will work with the HealthWISE IT Team under direction of the ICT Manager to provide IT support, maintenance and associated activities to support the day to day operations of HealthWISE.

In addition, the role will assist in the growth and financial sustainability of HealthWISE through the provision of fee for service IT support to a number of external clients within the region.

ESSENTIAL

  • Sound understanding of basic IT Principles across Network, Server and Desktop environments
  • Knowledge and understanding of Microsoft operating systems (e.g. Windows Server 2012/2016/2019, Windows 10,);
  • Knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Office suite of products, including Access databases and Microsoft 365
  • Superior Customer Service and Communication Skills
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    – Manage multiple deadlines, including establishing priorities and applying a high level of initiative to meet deadlines
    – Work independently or as part of a dynamic and flexible team, including the ability to effectively work remotely with accountability
  • Current unencumbered NSW driver licence and willingness to travel within the HealthWISE service footprint

DESIRABLE

  • An understanding of the Primary Health Care sector, including Allied Health, Mental Health and General Practice
  • Knowledge and understanding of VoIP telephones and systems
  • Experience with website design, development and maintenance
  • Ability to communicate sensitively and to effectively engage with Aboriginal people and Communities in a way that fosters mutual respect and regard
  • Knowledge in the use of medical software (e.g. Medical Director, Best Practice) or the ability to learn this

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 contact Michael Gill on 0467 661 394 or michael.gill@healthwise.org.au to discuss this position.

Applications close 15.1.2021

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: anne.williams@healthwise.org.au

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