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
  • We recognise, respect and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and cultural identity
  • 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.

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 and Goondiwindi LGA. 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.

Of the 480,965 people in the regions we service in NSW and QLD, 6.7% are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander People, compared to 2.7% nationally, and over a quarter of our employees are Aboriginal.

By employing skilled and experienced local health care 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 of adults and children.

Current Positions Available

JOIN OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Did you know that HealthWISE now has over 100 staff spread amongst our 9 offices in NSW and QLD, with many outreach services to small and remote country towns?
Our staff may travel many kilometres a week to see our clients, as well as offering our services at our offices and via telehealth too.
You may not realise what services and programs we offer, but when you need them, know that HealthWISE will be there for you!

The video below proudly presents a snapshot of who we are today; showcasing our incredible team, our range of primary health care services across NSW and QLD,
and the community we serve.

We currently have no positions available. 

Please like us on Facebook, as all our positions vacant are posted there.

We are a growing organisation, and do advertise regularly. 

Expression of Interest

We recognise, respect and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and cultural identity
• Outstanding strategic and governance leadership opportunity
• Improve the delivery of primary health care
• Contribute to an innovative and expanding not for profit

HealthWISE is a ‘for purpose’ (not for profit), registered charity focused on creating better health for its
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 and Goondiwindi regions of Qld.

HealthWISE receives funding from a variety of sources through competitive tendering, including federal
and state government, Primary Health Networks, and other not for profit organisations such as the Rural
Doctors Network. HealthWISE also delivers a number of privately billed services, aiming for sustainable
growth to achieve our purpose.

HealthWISE is committed to board diversity and is seeking a board director who identifies as Aboriginal
and /or Torres Strait Islander, has expertise and/or interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
corporate governance, sound commercial, business, innovation and entrepreneurial skills to provide
strategic direction to the organisation.

For a confidential discussion on the role please contact Lia Mahony on 0419282271.

Expression of Interest

HealthWISE is a ‘for purpose’ (not for profit), registered charity focused on creating better health for its 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 and Goondiwindi regions of Qld.

HealthWISE receives funding from a variety of sources through competitive tendering, including federal and state government, Primary Health Networks, and other not for profit organisations such as the Rural Doctors Network. HealthWISE also delivers a number of privately billed services, aiming for sustainable growth to achieve our purpose.

HealthWISE is committed to investing in board diversity and diversity of leadership within the wider community and to achieve this, is seeking expressions of interest in a board traineeship program. The HealthWISE board traineeship program will offer two people from minority groups or diverse backgrounds the opportunity to join the board of HealthWISE in a learning capacity for a 6-month period, commencing in July 2022.

Trainees will participate in discussions and governance activities, without the duties and responsibilities that apply to director positions. There will be opportunity to develop practical and strategic governance skills in a professional and supportive environment, mentoring and real-world experience. The traineeship includes a fully funded governance training course.

People from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, with a disability, those who identify as LGBTQI and/or those from a non-English speaking background are invited to express interest.

HealthWISE actively encourages young people with diverse lived experiences and backgrounds to apply. This may take the form of educational, work or personal experiences that may be relevant and useful to the role.

Selection Criteria:

To register your interest and obtain more information please contact Susanne Kable on phone 02 6792 5541 or email susanne.kable@healthwise.org.au. Applications close 20 May 2022

Occupational Therapist 

  • Fulltime/Part-time
  • Based in Ipswich or Toowoomba
  • 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

Due to our ongoing growth and expansion into Queensland, HealthWISE is offering an exciting opportunity for an Occupational Therapist to join our new interdisciplinary Allied Health team based in Ipswich. Our new team would offer outreach services to areas within the Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley, Somerset regions. 

The Opportunity

As the Primary Health Occupational Therapist in the newly formed allied health team, you will provide Occupational Therapy services to referred fee-for-service individual clients or groups of clients. These services will be provided to support GPs and community members to access the delivery of best-practice care for people across the Darling Downs West Moreton region.

As a HealthWISE Primary Health Occupational Therapist, you will work collaboratively with health practitioners (including GPs and allied health professionals), health services (including the Hospital Health Services and Aboriginal Health Services), and other education and support services to provide an integrated and inclusive approach to health care.

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

You will demonstrate your understanding and knowledge of /or experience in delivering services via Telehealth as related to this role. 

About you

  • 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 of issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their health
  • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of and/or experience in delivering services via Telehealth
  • Demonstrated attitude and behaviours that are in keeping with the company’s values (empowerment, equality, client focus, community, passion for excellence, visionary)
  • Demonstrated commitment to the delivery of quality, consistent and continuous health services to local communities
  • Current unrestricted and unencumbered QLD Driver’s Licence 
  • Willingness to travel and work  after hours  if required
  • Willingness to consent to a National Police Check
  • Current Blue Card/Working With Children Check held or willingness to obtain  

DESIRABLE

  • Experience working with people with a disability
  • Experience working remotely with accountability.
  • Experience working with and engaging with regional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in a primary health care setting
  • Demonstrated understanding of Primary Health Care.

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.

HealthWISE is a flexible and inclusive organisation and is dedicated to providing a welcoming and culturally appropriate environment for everyone and promotes the safety of adults and children.

A Working With Children Check and a National Police Check are requirements for all HealthWISE employees. 

Apply for this job!

To submit your application for this position, the essential role criteria must be addressed in your cover letter, accompanied by your latest CV. 

The full Position Description:

Please contact Naomi Petty on 0438 743 240  or
naomi.petty@healthwise.org.au, to discuss or to
obtain a position description.

Please address all applications to Naomi Petty.

Primary Health Speech Pathologist (Paediatric)

  • Fulltime/Part-time
  • Based in Ipswich or Toowoomba
  • 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

Due to our ongoing growth and expansion into Queensland, HealthWISE is offering an exciting opportunity for a Primary Health Speech Pathologist (Paediatric)  to join our new interdisciplinary Allied Health team based in Ipswich. Our new team would offer outreach services to areas within the Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley, Somerset regions.

The Opportunity

As the Primary Health Speech Pathologist (Paediatric) in the newly formed allied health team, you will have the qualifications and skills to competently provide evidence-based assessment, treatment and consultancy to HealthWISE clients and customers.

In this role, you will work collaboratively with carers, other health practitioners, (including GPs, allied health professionals and aboriginal health workers) and community stakeholders, for example, within the education sector, to provide an integrated and inclusive approach to health care for clients.

As a HealthWISE clinician, you will have access to professional development opportunities, clinical supervision and flexible working arrangements. As a successful applicant, you will act according to HealthWISE values, policy and procedures and code of conduct as well as maintain accurate clinical records, statistics, reports, related documentation and filing systems as required.

Personal qualities such as open and clear communication, a strength-focussed outlook and integrity will be crucial in meeting the objectives of this role. You will work co-operatively within the HealthWISE team and at all times maintain professional standards. You will demonstrate understanding and knowledge of /or experience in delivering services via Telehealth as related to this role.

About You

  • Tertiary qualifications in Speech Pathology and membership of Speech Pathology Australia
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective, accessible, Speech Pathology services
  • Demonstrated high-level interpersonal skills including consulting, liaising, negotiating and facilitating activities with a wide range of individuals and groups
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage a diverse caseload 
  • Experience in providing services to children with a disability
  • Experience working remotely with accountability
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their health
  • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of and/or experience in delivering services via telehealth 
  • Demonstrated attitude and behaviours that are in keeping with the company’s values (empowerment, equality, client focus, community, passion for excellence, visionary)
  • Demonstrated commitment to the delivery of quality, consistent and continuous health services to local communities
  • Current unrestricted and unencumbered QLD Driver’s Licence 
  • Willingness to travel and work after hours  if required
  • Willingness to consent to a National Police Check
  • Current Blue Card/Working With Children Check held or willingness to obtain  

DESIRABLE

  • Experience working with and engaging with regional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in a primary health care setting

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.

HealthWISE is a flexible and inclusive organisation and is dedicated to providing a welcoming and culturally appropriate environment for everyone and promotes the safety of adults and children.

A Working With Children Check and a National Police Check are requirements for all HealthWISE employees. 

Apply for this job!

To submit your application for this position, the essential role criteria must be addressed in your cover letter, accompanied by your latest CV. 

The full Position Description:

Please contact Naomi Petty on 0438 743 240  or
naomi.petty@healthwise.org.au, to discuss or to
obtain a position description.

Please address all applications to Naomi Petty.

HealthWISE Ipswich award
Healthwise ipswich award finalist

Speech pathologist 

  • Part-time (3 days)
  • Based in our Tamworth office

Why work as a Speech Pathologist with HealthWISE?

  • Flexible working hours – work/life balance with part-time work
  • Administration  and program support in Tamworth
  • Generous annual professional development opportunities
  • Supervision/mentoring tailored to your needs
  • Up to $15,900 in salary packaging
  • Cultural immersion training and values
  • A stable allied health team who love working with HealthWISE!

The Opportunity

HealthWISE is looking for an experienced speech pathologist to join our team in Tamworth.  This is an opportunity to work with a passionate allied health team including 3 other speech pathologists with more than 60 years combined experience between them! The work is predominantly paediatric and involves:

  • short-term interventions
  • school contracts
  • intervention for NDIS participants
  • group sessions
  • health promotion.    

About you

As a HEalthWISE Speech Pathologist, responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide speech pathology services to referred clients through programs such as:
    – Priority Allied Health Services (PAHS) – funded by HNECC PHN
    – Fee-for-service speech pathology services – including NDIS and preschool / school contracts; and
    – Medicare (MBS) services.
  • Provide quality, accessible speech pathology services to a mixed caseload (although predominantly paediatric) using caseload management strategies such as triage
  • Work to achieve positive outcomes for clients within the scope of funding available (eg. a limited number of sessions)
  • Provide timely communication and liaise effectively regarding client’s care with GPs and other health professionals, as appropriate (including completing care plans and service level agreements)
  • Become familiar with a range of local services and care providers in the region, and referral pathways to facilitate linkages for clients and their carers
  • Develop partnerships with Aboriginal Health services and community groups to ensure the education and communication of health issues are culturally appropriate, easily accessible and understood by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
  • Promote program objectives, activities and events through the media, newsletters and on the HealthWISE website, in collaboration with other members of the Communications and the HealthWISE team.
  • Provide speech pathology education and advice, presentations and resource development for speech pathology and other PHN programs
  • Attend regular team meetings to promote an integrated approach to service delivery and a harmonious team environment; support professional networking and development; and review program planning, progress and outcomes.
  • Develop and maintain professional contacts, partnerships and networks as appropriate, and promote collaboration between HealthWISE and other service providers.
  • Work collaboratively with your manager to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of the speech pathology programs and activities, with particular regard to accessibility, health outcomes and cost effectiveness.
  • Prioritise workload demands in a manner that permits timely delivery of clinical services, clinical supervision, consultation and ongoing professional development.
  • Collect, collate and record data to meet program deliverables.
    Other:
  • Display an attitude and behave in a manner that is in keeping with the company’s values (empowerment, equality, client focus, community, passion for excellence, visionary).
  • Actively contribute to the growth and financial sustainability of HealthWISE through identifying new business opportunities, efficiencies, cost savings and innovative solutions.
  • Ensure confidentiality is maintained in accordance with professional guidelines, and legislative and organisational requirements, to build and maintain trust within key stakeholder groups.
  • Other duties as required within the Primary Health Speech Pathologist’s skills and experience.

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.

HealthWISE is a flexible and inclusive organisation and is dedicated to providing a welcoming and culturally appropriate environment for everyone and promotes the safety of adults and children.

A Working With Children Check and a National Police Check are requirements for all HealthWISE employees. 

Apply for this job!

To submit your application for this position, the essential role criteria must be addressed in your cover letter, accompanied by your latest CV. 

Please contact Alicia Pratt on 02 6792 5514  or
alicia.pratt@healthwise.org.au, to discuss or to
obtain a position description.

Please address all applications to Alicia Pratt

Position closes 10 December 2021

Alicia Pratt – Allied Health Team Leader.
‘I have been working with HealthWISE in this role since the company started. I live and work in Narrabri and have a background as a speech pathologist. Working with our team is an absolute pleasure. Everyone is hardworking and committed to providing the best service to our clients. This starts with ensuring each team member is supported and happy in their work! Whilst we are geographically dispersed, we continue to work closely together. The caseload is varied and we have some flexibility to tailor the role to the clinician’s skill set.’
 
Please call Alicia Pratt on 02 6792 5514 or email alicia.pratt@healthwise.org.au to discuss career opportunities as a Speech Pathologist with HealthWISE.
Anna Haire HealthWISE Speech Pathologist, Wee and Narrabri.
‘I’ve been with HealthWISE since it started so it has been a great pleasure to watch it flourish over the past few years. I love how HealthWISE embraces technology and this can be seen in the Telehealth services we offer as well as other technology that we use in therapy.’
Linda Foskey HealthWISE Speech Pathologist, Inverell and Moree
‘HealthWISE like to know about its staff, not just about what they do, but who they are. You don’t feel like a number on a page.’
Rany Chou HealthWISE Speech Pathologist, Tamworth
‘HealthWISE is a great company. All the staff and managers are very supportive. It is a very people orientated company. The support allows me to deliver a high-quality service to my clients.’

Would you like to learn a little bit more about the life of a HealthWISE speech pathologist?  Meet Rany Chou and Linda Foskey… 

Indigenous Mental Health Care Coordinator

  • Fulltime
  • Location: Tamworth or Gunnedah (Negotiable)

We currently have an exciting opportunity available for an Indigenous Mental Health (IMH) – Care Coordinator to join our team.

Located in either our Tamworth or Gunnedah office, and servicing the Tablelands & Peel/Liverpool Plains Clusters with transport provided, you will work closely with other members of the IMH Team, as well as the broader HealthWISE team to achieve the outcomes of this program in an effective and patient focussed manner.

We are committed to building a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce. HealthWISE considers that being Aboriginal for this position is a genuine occupational qualification under s14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

If you have a passion for excellence and empowerment while contributing to the team, this is the opportunity for you!

Why join us?

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

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The purpose of this role is to provide care coordination and clinical support to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people with mild to complex mental health needs. This includes assisting in accessing primary mental health care services, as well as enabling best practice care to be delivered by GPs and other health professionals.

The successful applicant will work closely with numerous stakeholders, including other members of the HealthWISE team, community services agencies, allied health providers and particularly with General Practices in working toward the delivery of a holistic health care approach to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander community members.

Essential Role Criteria

It is essential that you be able to show: 

  • Demonstrated attitude and behaviours that are in keeping with the company’s values (empowerment, equality, client focus, community, passion for excellence, visionary)
  • Demonstrated commitment to the delivery of quality, consistent and continuous health services to local communities
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their health
  • Identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander or a person of Aboriginal heritage
  • A minimum qualification of a Certificate IV in Mental Health services and relevant experience in a mental health care coordination
  • Demonstrated experience conducting mental health assessments
  • A demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Primary Mental Health Care
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and to effectively engage with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people and communities in a way that fosters mutual respect and
  • Demonstrated ability 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
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and support other team members
  • 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
  • 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, consult, liaise and negotiate with GPs and other health professionals

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience working with and engaging with regional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in primary health care setting

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.

HealthWISE is a flexible and inclusive organisation and is dedicated to providing a welcoming and culturally appropriate environment for everyone and promotes the safety of adults and children.

A Working With Children Check and a National Police Check are requirements for all HealthWISE employees. 

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 send all applications to Amanda Naden via 
amanda.naden@healthwise.org.au
by  5 pm, Friday, 6 May, 2022.

Indigenous Mental Health Care Coordinator Tablelands

  • Fulltime
  • Location: Armidale (negotiable) 

We currently have an exciting opportunity available for an Indigenous Mental Health (IMH) – Care Coordinator to join our team.

Located in our Armidale office, and servicing the Tablelands cluster with transport provided, you will work closely with other members of the IMH Team, as well as the broader HealthWISE team to achieve the outcomes of this program in an effective and patient focussed manner.

We are committed to building a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce. HealthWISE considers that being Aboriginal for this position is a genuine occupational qualification under s14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

If you have a passion for excellence and empowerment while contributing to the team, this is the opportunity for you!

Why join us?

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

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The purpose of this role is to provide care coordination and clinical support to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people with mild to complex mental health needs. This includes assisting in accessing primary mental health care services, as well as enabling best practice care to be delivered by GPs and other health professionals.

The successful applicant will work closely with numerous stakeholders, including other members of the HealthWISE team, community services agencies, allied health providers and particularly with General Practices in working toward the delivery of a holistic health care approach to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander community members.

HealthWISE considers that being Aboriginal is a genuine occupational qualification under s14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

Essential Role Criteria

It is essential that you be able to show:

  • Demonstrated attitude and behaviours that are in keeping with the company’s values (empowerment, equality, client focus, community, passion for excellence, visionary)
  • Demonstrated commitment to the delivery of quality, consistent and continuous health services to local communities
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their health
  • Identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander or a person of Aboriginal heritage
  • A minimum qualification of a Certificate IV in Mental Health services and relevant experience in a mental health care coordination role.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting mental  health assessments 
  • A demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Primary Mental Health Care
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and to effectively engage with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people and communities in a way that fosters mutual respect and regard.
  • Demonstrated ability 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
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and support other team members
  • 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
  • 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, consult, liaise and negotiate with GP’s and other health professionals

Desirable

  • Experience working with and engaging with regional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in primary health care setting

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.

HealthWISE is a flexible and inclusive organisation and is dedicated to providing a welcoming and culturally appropriate environment for everyone and promotes the safety of adults and children.

A Working With Children Check, National Police Check and full Covid-19 vaccinations are requirements for all HealthWISE employees. 

Apply for this job!

To submit your application for this position, the essential role criteria must be addressed in your cover letter, accompanied by your latest CV. 

Please contact Amanda Naden, on 02 6766 1394  or amanda.naden@healthwise.org.au, for a full position description

Please send all applications to Amanda Naden: 
amanda.naden@healthwise.org.au
by  5 pm, Thursday, 26 May, 2022.

Mental Health Clinician

  • Part-time (up to fulltime by negotiation)
  • Location: Armidale

We currently have an exciting opportunity available for a Mental Health Clinician to join our team.

Servicing the Armidale LGA  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, this is the opportunity for you!

Why join us?

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

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Mental Health Clinician will work in partnership with Lived Experience staff to deliver coordinated clinical care services to people experiencing moderate to severe and complex mental illness currently being managed in the primary care setting via a General Practitioner (GP) and/or a Psychiatrist.

They will provide evidence-based interventions across the life span including to those with mild to moderate conditions and people with chronic and complex mental health conditions. 

The role includes providing counselling and support for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people for issues including intergenerational grief, trauma and family relationship counselling; provide adequate social and emotional support and advocacy to ATSI Clients.

The Mental Health Clinician is required to work as part of the HealthWISE Mental Health Team and add value to all activities and services of HealthWISE.

Essential Role Criteria

It is essential that you be able to show: 

  • Mental Health Clinician AHPRA /ASSW membership. 
  • Demonstrated understanding, experience and respect for Aboriginal communities and their culture and issues affecting Aboriginal people and their health.
  • Experience in providing clinical mental health services to individuals with moderate to severe and complex mental illness and/or groups.
  • Experience working with children experiencing moderate to complex mental health disorders 
  • 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.
  • Effective problem solving skills, with the ability to support evidence based decision making.
  • Skilled in the use of computers/clinical software including Microsoft programs.
  • Current unrestricted and unencumbered Drivers Licence.
  • Demonstrated attitude and behaviour that are in keeping with the company’s values (empowerment, equality, client focus, community, passion for excellence, visionary).

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience working in the primary mental health sector.
  • Experience working in collaboration with Lived experience staff.
  • Experience in the use of Client Management Systems.
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal people and their health.

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.

HealthWISE is a flexible and inclusive organisation and is dedicated to providing a welcoming and culturally appropriate environment for everyone and promotes the safety of adults and children.

A Working With Children Check, National Police Check and full COVID-19 vaccinations are requirements for all HealthWISE employees. 

Suitable candidates may be interviewed before the closing date. For this reason, applicants are advised not to delay in applying for this role.

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 send all applications to Mental Health Team Leader Tanya Hague, via Tanya.Hague@healthwise.org.au by  5 pm, Tuesday, 31 May, 2022.

Mental Health Clinician

  • Part-time (up to fulltime by negotiation)
  • Location: Narrabri

We currently have an exciting opportunity available for a Mental Health Clinician to join our team.

Servicing the Narrabri LGA  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, this is the opportunity for you!

Why join us?

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

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Mental Health Clinician will work in partnership with Lived Experience staff to deliver coordinated clinical care services to people experiencing moderate to severe and complex mental illness currently being managed in the primary care setting via a General Practitioner (GP) and/or a Psychiatrist.

They will provide evidence-based interventions across the life span including to those with mild to moderate conditions and people with chronic and complex mental health conditions. 

The role includes providing counselling and support for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people for issues including intergenerational grief, trauma and family relationship counselling; provide adequate social and emotional support and advocacy to ATSI Clients.

The Mental Health Clinician is required to work as part of the HealthWISE Mental Health Team and add value to all activities and services of HealthWISE.

Essential Role Criteria

It is essential that you be able to show: 

  • Mental Health Clinician AHPRA /ASSW membership. 
  • Demonstrated understanding, experience and respect for Aboriginal communities and their culture and issues affecting Aboriginal people and their health.
  • Experience in providing clinical mental health services to individuals with moderate to severe and complex mental illness and/or groups.
  • Experience working with children experiencing moderate to complex mental health disorders 
  • 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.
  • Effective problem solving skills, with the ability to support evidence based decision making.
  • Skilled in the use of computers/clinical software including Microsoft programs.
  • Current unrestricted and unencumbered Drivers Licence.
  • Demonstrated attitude and behaviour that are in keeping with the company’s values (empowerment, equality, client focus, community, passion for excellence, visionary).

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience working in the primary mental health sector.
  • Experience working in collaboration with Lived experience staff.
  • Experience in the use of Client Management Systems.
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal people and their health.

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.

HealthWISE is a flexible and inclusive organisation and is dedicated to providing a welcoming and culturally appropriate environment for everyone and promotes the safety of adults and children.

A Working With Children Check, National Police Check and full COVID-19 vaccinations are requirements for all HealthWISE employees. 

Suitable candidates may be interviewed before the closing date. For this reason, applicants are advised not to delay in applying for this role.

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 send all applications to Mental Health Team Leader Tanya Hague, via Tanya.Hague@healthwise.org.au by  5 pm, Tuesday, 31 May, 2022

First Nations Support Coordinator

  • Full Time 
  • Location: Inverell
  • Identify as being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and be an active member within your community

We currently have an exciting opportunity available for a First Nations Support Co-ordinator to join our team.

Located in our Inverell office, and servicing Inverell and surrounds with transport provided, you will work closely with other members of the Indigenous Mental Health Team, as well as the broader HealthWISE team to achieve the outcomes of this program in an effective and patient focussed manner.

We are committed to building a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce. HealthWISE considers that being Aboriginal for this position is a genuine occupational qualification under s14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

If you have a passion for excellence and empowerment while contributing to the team, this is the opportunity for you!

Why join us?

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

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The purpose of this role is to provide care coordination and clinical support to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people who have attempted suicide or at higher risk. This includes assisting in accessing primary mental health care services, as well as enabling best practice care to be delivered by GPs and other health professionals.

The successful applicant will work closely with numerous stakeholders, including other members of the HealthWISE team, community services agencies, allied health providers and particularly with General Practices in working toward the delivery of a holistic health care approach to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander community members.

Essential Role Criteria

It is essential that you are able to show:

  • Demonstrated attitude and behaviours that are in keeping with the company’s values (empowerment, equality, client focus, community, passion for excellence, visionary)
  • Demonstrated commitment to the delivery of quality, consistent and continuous health services to local communities
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their health
  • Identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander or a person of Aboriginal heritage
  • A minimum qualification of a Certificate IV in Mental Health services and relevant experience in a mental health care coordination role.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting mental  health assessments 
  • A demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Primary Mental Health Care
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and to effectively engage with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people and communities in a way that fosters mutual respect and regard.
  • Demonstrated ability 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
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and support other team members
  • 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
  • Full COVID-19 vaccinations
  • Current Working With Children Check held or willingness to obtain
  • 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, consult, liaise and negotiate with GPs and other health professionals

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience working with and engaging with regional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in primary health care setting

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.

HealthWISE is a flexible and inclusive organisation and is dedicated to providing a welcoming and culturally appropriate environment for everyone and promotes the safety of adults and children.

A Working With Children Check, a National Police Check and full COVID-19 vaccinations are requirements for all HealthWISE employees.

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. 

Please contact Amanda Naden, on 02 6766 1394 or amanda.naden@healthwise.org.au, for a full position description

Please send all applications to Amanda Naden: 
amanda.naden@healthwise.org.au by  5 pm, Mon, 9 May, 2022.

Preventative Health Program Officer

Preventative Health Program Officer

  • Full-time (Negotiable)
  • Location negotiable within the HealthWISE service delivery area
  • 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 over the next five years, we plan to expand our social impact on the wellbeing of the communities we service. 
To achieve this we are investing in new and continuing preventative health initiatives.

Working within the business innovation team and with HealthWISE executives, a health and wellbeing plan will be developed as part of this role and all prospective new business and existing programs will be considered through a preventative health lens.

Why join us?

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

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The preventative health program officer will (a) implement specific preventative health programs, working in partnership with colleagues across the HealthWISE team and footprint; (b) build capacity for social impact within the organisation and the broader community and (c) develop strategic partnerships to achieve sustainable community wellbeing. 

Essential Role Criteria

  • Knowledge, experience and/or qualifications in preventative health, health promotion and/or health literacy
  • Experience in project management including planning and reporting
  • Ability to develop health promotion activities in conjunction with health professionals
  • Ability to effectively deliver health promotion information to an audience
  • Ability to initiate and build relationships with a diverse range of people 
  • Ability to establish partnerships with community organisations and groups
  • Demonstrated attitude and behaviour that is aligned with the company’s values (empowerment, equality, client focus, community, passion for excellence, visionary)
  • Demonstrated commitment to the delivery of quality, consistent and continuous health services to local communities
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their health
  • Current unrestricted and unencumbered NSW or QLD 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
  • Up to date COVID vaccination 

Desirable 

  • Understanding of the Primary health care sector
  • Understanding of the social determinants of health, systems thinking and social impact.
  • Experience and/ or qualifications in population health (or public health)

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.

HealthWISE is a flexible and inclusive organisation and is dedicated to providing a welcoming and culturally appropriate environment for everyone and promotes the safety of adults and children.

A Working With Children Check, a National Police Check and full Covid19 vaccinations are requirements for all HealthWISE employees. 

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.

Please contact Business Innovation Manager Sally Urquhart sally.urquhart@healthwise.org.au or 0427001297, to discuss this position.

Please send all applications to: 
pip.benham@healthwise.org.au by  5 pm, Monday, 17 June 2022.

Community Engagement Officer_May

Community Engagement Officer

  • Location is negotiable within the HealthWISE service delivery area
  • We will be hiring 2 candidates, one based in NSW and one in Qld.

At HealthWISE over the next five years, we plan to expand our impact on the wellbeing of the communities we service. To achieve this, we are investing in community engagement to ensure we understand local community health issues and gaps and can respond to these.

The community engagement officers will develop strong reach across diverse communities, ensure effective communication exchange and contribute to the collection and analysis of information from community members. The business innovation team, including community engagement officers, and the executive team will use this intelligence to improve current services and develop new ones.

Why join us?

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

Essential Role Criteria

  • Knowledge and/or experience working in the primary
    health care industry.
  • Ability to initiate and build relationships with a diverse
    range of people
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and personal
    presentation
  • Aboriginal cultural competence and willingness to
    continuing education in this field
  • Ability to establish partnerships with community
    organisations and groups
  • Ability to design / improve client feedback mechanisms to ensure that people give meaningful insights into services (or lack thereof)
  • Demonstrated attitude and behaviours that are in keeping with the company’s values (empowerment, equality, client focus, community, passion for excellence, visionary)
  • Demonstrated commitment to the delivery of quality, consistent and continuous health services to local communities
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their health
  • Current unrestricted and unencumbered NSW or QLD 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
  • Up to date COVID vaccination

Desirable

  • Qualifications in a health or community related field
  • Established community connections within your local area
  • Public speaking skills
  • An understanding of data collection and analysis for planning
  • Public relations skills and/or experience
  • Experience working with and engaging with regional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in primary health care setting

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.

HealthWISE is a flexible and inclusive organisation and is dedicated to providing a welcoming and culturally appropriate environment for everyone and promotes the safety of adults and children.

A Working With Children Check and a National Police Check are requirements for all HealthWISE employees. 

Please contact Business Innovation Manager Sally Urquhart sally.urquhart@healthwise.org.au or 0427001297, to discuss this position.

Please send all applications to: 
pip.benham@healthwise.org.au by  5 pm, Monday, 17 June 2022.

Preventative Health Program Officer

Preventative Health Program Officer

  • Full-time (Negotiable)
  • Location negotiable within the HealthWISE service delivery area
  • 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 over the next five years, we plan to expand our social impact on the wellbeing of the communities we service. 
To achieve this we are investing in new and continuing preventative health initiatives.

Working within the business innovation team and with HealthWISE executives, a health and wellbeing plan will be developed as part of this role and all prospective new business and existing programs will be considered through a preventative health lens.

Why join us?

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

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The preventative health program officer will (a) implement specific preventative health programs, working in partnership with colleagues across the HealthWISE team and footprint; (b) build capacity for social impact within the organisation and the broader community and (c) develop strategic partnerships to achieve sustainable community wellbeing. 

Essential Role Criteria

  • Knowledge, experience and/or qualifications in preventative health, health promotion and/or health literacy
  • Experience in project management including planning and reporting
  • Ability to develop health promotion activities in conjunction with health professionals
  • Ability to effectively deliver health promotion information to an audience
  • Ability to initiate and build relationships with a diverse range of people 
  • Ability to establish partnerships with community organisations and groups
  • Demonstrated attitude and behaviour that is aligned with the company’s values (empowerment, equality, client focus, community, passion for excellence, visionary)
  • Demonstrated commitment to the delivery of quality, consistent and continuous health services to local communities
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their health
  • Current unrestricted and unencumbered NSW or QLD 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
  • Up to date COVID vaccination 

Desirable 

  • Understanding of the Primary health care sector
  • Understanding of the social determinants of health, systems thinking and social impact.
  • Experience and/ or qualifications in population health (or public health)

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.

HealthWISE is a flexible and inclusive organisation and is dedicated to providing a welcoming and culturally appropriate environment for everyone and promotes the safety of adults and children.

A Working With Children Check, a National Police Check and full Covid19 vaccinations are requirements for all HealthWISE employees. 

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.

Please contact Business Innovation Manager Sally Urquhart sally.urquhart@healthwise.org.au or 0427001297, to discuss this position.

Please send all applications to: 
pip.benham@healthwise.org.au by  5 pm, Monday, 17 June 2022.

Paediatric Speech Pathologist –
Expression of Interest

  • Fulltime
  • Toowoomba, Darling Downs region
  • 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

Due to business growth, HealthWISE is asking for expressions of interest from Speech Pathologists with experience in Child and Youth caseloads. This position will be providing speech interventions via outreach to Primary and Secondary level students within Darling Downs and South West Queensland region.

Requirements

  • Speech Pathology Australia membership
  • AHPRA registration essential
  • QLD Drivers License
  • Blue Card and Police Check Certificates required for role. 

Please contact Naomi Petty on 0438 743 240 or naomi.petty@healthwise.org.au to discuss or to obtain a position description.

Mental Health Clinician, Child and Youth –
Expression of Interest

  • Full time
  • Toowoomba, Darling Downs region
  • 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

Due to business growth, HealthWISE is asking for expressions of interest from Mental Health Clinicians with experience in Child and Youth clinical caseloads. This position will be providing low to moderate level interventions via outreach to Primary and Secondary level students within Darling Downs and South West Queensland region.

Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Nurses, or Mental Health trained Occupational Therapists encouraged to apply.

Requirements

  • Professional Body membership (APA, ACMHN, AASW, OTA)
  • AHPRA registration essential
  • QLD Drivers License
  • Blue Card and Police Check Certificates required for role. 

Please contact Naomi Petty on 0438 743 240 or naomi.petty@healthwise.org.au to discuss or to obtain a position description.

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:

NSW based –  anne.williams@healthwise.org.au

QLD basednaomi.petty@healthwise.org.au