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 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. 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 Vacant or Expressions of Interest

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. 

Paediatric Occupational Therapist –
Expression of Interest

  • Fulltime
  • Based in our Ipswich office
  • 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 Paediatric Occupational Therapists with experience in developmental delay preferred. Generalist caseload and outreach to regional areas may be required.

Requirements

  • Occupational Therapy Australia membership
  • AHPRA registration
  • 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.

Dietitian –
Expression of Interest

  • Fulltime
  • Based in our Ipswich office
  • 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 Paediatric Speech Pathologists with experience in developmental delay preferred. Generalist caseload and outreach to regional areas may be required.

Requirements

  • Dietitians Australia membership
  • APD credentials 
  • 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.

Paediatric Speech Pathologist –
Expression of Interest

  • Fulltime
  • Based in our Ipswich office
  • 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 Dietitians with experience in paediatrics, eating disorders and weight management. Generalist caseload and outreach to regional areas may be required.

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.

 

Allied Health Program Officer –
Expression of Interest

  • Part-time
  • Based in our Ipswich office
  • 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 for an Allied Health Program Officer with experience working within a health care service.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential. We are seeking candidates with demonstrated organisational, time management, and data entry skills. Client management system experience with the ability to book appointments and manage sessional payments with accuracy is desirable.

Blue Card and Police Check Certificates are required for the role.

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

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.

Aboriginal Outreach Worker – Indigenous Australians Health Program (IAHP)

  • Fulltime
  • Location: Based in Narrabri.
  • Identify as being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and be an active member within your community.

Due to our ongoing growth, we currently have an exciting opportunity available for an Aboriginal Outreach Worker to join our team.

Located in NARRABRI, you will 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 focussed manner.

HealthWISE considers that being Aboriginal 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 Aboriginal Outreach Worker – IAHP is a non-clinical role where you will be working collaboratively with patients, general practitioners, practice staff, Aboriginal Health Services and allied health practitioners to provide appropriate multidisciplinary care and services for Aboriginal people.

In this position, you 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 Indigenous Australians Health Program across identified communities within the NENW region.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Promote all Aboriginal Health Access Programs (IAHP, ITC, and IMH) to the community
  • Work within the guidelines of an Aboriginal primary health care framework that assist to increase the capacity of GP’s, Allied Health, Specialist and other health professionals in delivering holistic care services to Aboriginal people
  • Promote cultural awareness and competence within the primary health care workforce and environment;
  • Ensure client and community confidentiality is maintained to build and maintain trust within stakeholder groups;
  • Facilitate access to and follow-up of direct health care activities for Aboriginal people that meets best practice guidelines, and source specialised support and consultation where needed
  • Advocate for the rights and needs of individuals and their families
  • Support the GPs in providing early intervention and preventative services where requested
  • Assist with community access to specialist clinics
  • Participate in the development and delivery of health promotion and education strategies, ensuring feedback from the community is incorporated into planning as well as the goals of the organisation
  • Assist to develop partnerships with other health services and Aboriginal community groups to ensure the education and communication of health issues are culturally appropriate, easily accessible and understood by the community

ROLE CRITERIA – Essential

  • 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 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 NSW Driver’s Licence
  • Willingness to travel and work  after hours if required

Desirable

  • Hold a Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care, or willing to work toward the same
  • Have experience working with health service agencies, non-government organisations, community groups and medical professionals at all levels.

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 Jye Millgate, Aboriginal Health Worker on 02 6766 1394 or jye.millgate@healthwise.org.au, to discuss the requirements.

Please send all applications to Jye Millgate:
jye.millgate@healthwise.org.au
by  5 pm, Wednesday, 28 May 2021.

Aboriginal Health Practitioner – Indigenous Australians Health Program (IAHP)

  • Fulltime
  • Location: Based in Narrabri.
  • Identify as being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and be an active member within your community.

Due to our ongoing growth, we currently have an exciting opportunity available for an Aboriginal Outreach Worker to join our team.

Located in NARRABRI, you will be responsible for working collaboratively with patients, general practitioners, practice staff, Aboriginal Health Services and allied health practitioners to provide appropriate multidisciplinary care and services for Aboriginal people. 

HealthWISE considers that being Aboriginal 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 position 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 Indigenous Australians Health Program across identified communities within the NENW region. The position will provide delivery of ‘best practice’ care in the areas of health education and promotion, and Chronic Disease Management in the Aboriginal Communities throughout the NENW region.

The Aboriginal Health Practitioner – IAHP 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 focussed manner.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Work within the guidelines of an Aboriginal primary health care framework that assist to increase the capacity of GP’s, Allied Health, Specialist and other health professionals in delivering holistic care services to Aboriginal people.
  • Contribute towards or develop, implement and evaluate Aboriginal health programs, including health promotion/education and disease prevention programs to ensure delivery is appropriate and safe to clients of HealthWISE.
  • Provide health services to the Aboriginal community that are culturally safe, secure and appropriate.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the local Aboriginal community and the implications for health care delivery.
  • Liaise with the Indigenous Australians Health Programs (IAHP) Team Leader and Aboriginal Health Access Manager in the development, implementation and evaluation of community planning
  • Work within a holistic approach to health care within the guidelines of the Primary Health Care program across identified communities within the HealthWISE Foot Print.
  • Initiate, undertake and interpret findings from a range of assessment, test and procedures which are within their scope of practice.
  • Provide delivery of “Best Practice” care in the areas of chronic disease, maternal and child health, men’s health, women’s health, well-being and preventive strategies and care, health education and promotion throughout the HealthWISE Foot Print.
  • Work closely with other team members of the IAHP team and broader teams to ensure services are implemented and delivered within a timely, innovative and creative manner which address the community’s needs within approved budgets.
  • Demonstrate understanding and knowledge of /or experience in delivering services via Telehealth as related to this role.
  • Successful applicants shall apply their community knowledge, skills, competence and training to achieve the HealthWISE goals within specified timeframes and approved budgets.

ROLE CRITERIA – Essential

  • Identify as being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and be an active member within your community
  • Hold a Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care
  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as an Aboriginal Health Practitioner or willing to obtain
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Primary Health Care; preventative strategy and chronic disease management
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal people and their health
  • 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 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 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
  • Demonstrated commitment to the delivery of quality, consistent and continuous health services to local communities

DESIRABLE

  • Experience and understanding of the completion of Health Assessments and Care Plans relevant to the primary care setting
  • Practical experience in program development, implementation, management and co-ordination
  • Have experience working with health service agencies, non-government organisations, community groups and medical professionals at all levels.

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 Jye Millgate, Aboriginal Health Worker on 02 6766 1394 or jye.millgate@healthwise.org.au, to discuss the requirements.

Please send all applications to Jye Millgate:
jye.millgate@healthwise.org.au
by  5 pm, Wednesday, 28 May 2021.

Senior Primary Health Care Nurse

  • Flexible Full time or 0.8 FTE

  • Based in either our Gunnedah, Moree, Narrabri or Tamworth offices and servicing towns in parts of the Peel and Mehi clusters

Are you a registered nurse with experience in primary health care, health promotion, screening and preventative health? Are you passionate about improving the health our small rural towns and villages? Do you thrive on doing something different every day and travelling to schools and community groups to help people make healthier choices?  If so, we would like to hear from you.

HealthWISE is seeking a senior primary health care nurse (PHCN) to lead a small team of nurses working in small rural communities across the New England and North West. The location is flexible in our Gunnedah, Moree, Narrabri or Tamworth offices.

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.

Responsibilities

  • Apply your specialised clinical skills relevant to the role
  • Work within your scope of practice
  • 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
  • Work collaboratively with community members, health practitioners, health services, support services and other organisations to provide an integrated and inclusive approach to improving the health, and emotional and social wellbeing, of small rural and remote communities
  • Work both independently and as part of the Primary Health Care Nurse and broader HealthWISE team
  • Apply your expertise to ensure the delivery of programs and events which meet the needs of local communities, as well as addressing national, state and local health priorities
  • Report and provide regular feedback to the Integrated Care Manager on program development, budgets
  • Apply your knowledge, skills, competence and training to achieve the goals and objectives of this program and NENWH within timeframes and an approved budget
  • Contribute to the growth and financial sustainability of HealthWISE through the completion of other fee for service services within the professional scope of practice.

Requirements

  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Registered Nurse, and a minimum of two years experience in the delivery of primary health care.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of primary health care, including chronic disease management, illness prevention, health promotion, health coaching and health literacy.
  • Demonstrated practical experience in program planning, development, implementation, management and evaluation, including budget management skills.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience, including an ability to supervise and support program staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously, as well as an ability to work positively and cooperatively within a team environment.
  • Demonstrated attitude and behaviours that are in keeping with the company’s values (empowerment, equality, client focus, community, passion for excellence, visionary)
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal people and their health
  • Demonstrated commitment to the delivery of quality, consistent and continuous health services to local communities.
  • Demonstrated high-level interpersonal skills, including written and oral communication skills, facilitation of activities and events, and consultation with a wide range of stakeholders, including community members and health professionals.
  • Ability and willingness to work the occasional weekend and after-hour events.
  • Current unrestricted NSW Driver’s License and a willingness to travel.

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!

To register your interest in this rewarding opportunity and to receive full position description, please contact Anne Williams on 02 6792 5514, or email anne.williams@healthwise.org.au

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.

Applications to be sent to Sandie Davis, Executive Assistant – Integrated Care sandie.davis@healthwise.org.au

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

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