All applications should address the selection criteria along with a current resume and 2 current referee's.

Applications should be addressed to contact person and submitted via email by closing date.



We are currently seeking applications for the following position/s:


Medical Receptionist/Transport Officer

ABOUT THE POSITION

To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to support, advocate and liaise for the Wellington community within the Clinic environment. The position provides the first point of contact for clients entering the clinic. It is responsible for a high level of customer service, processing appointments and client data. The position primarily provides transport services to assist the day to day operations of the clinic and health program and provide a quality client service.

ABOUT US

Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service (WACHS) aims to empower targeted Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to take control of their individual, family and community health and wellbeing needs through the community-controlled model. Our main services are located in Wellington, Dubbo, Moree, Western Sydney, Penrith, Nepean Blue Mountains, and we provide outreach services to other towns and communities through our regional programs

We are an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service offering Primary Health Care Services and an Integrated Care program, as well as a number of specialist clinical staff and AHW’s, a Specialist Programs Unit incorporating Social & Emotional Wellbeing, Child & Family Support, Drug & Alcohol, Aboriginal Family Health, Aboriginal Local Support, a Healthy for Life (H4L) Program, Maternal & Child Health Worker, Aboriginal Health Workers, Youth Health Worker and Dietitian targeting Maternal & Child Health and Chronic Diseases, regional programs including Australian Nurse Family Partnership Program, Aboriginal Children’s Therapy Team, Tackling Indigenous Smoking Program. Our staff are supported by an Executive Management Team located across our service areas.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Aboriginality
  • Previous experience in a receptionist / secretary role which includes managing the day to day operation of the reception area
  • Ability to oversee and support the operations of a demanding client focused work environment
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to communicate with local Aboriginal people
  • Computer skills including experience with patient appointment programs and patient information recall systems
  • Willingness to undertake professional training and development to support the Medical Receptionist roles and responsibilities
  • Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to Aboriginal culture and history, and current issues affecting lives of Aboriginal people
  • Working with Children and Criminal Record check clearances and a current NSW Drivers Licence
  • Contact: Vee (Veenita Rao) - Team Leader
  • Email: veenitar@gwahs.net.au
  • Phone: 0417883736
  • Application closing date: Friday, 12 March 2021

Aboriginal Health Worker

ABOUT THE POSITION

Fulltime position based at Katoomba Clinic. Provide a full range of primary care support services under the supervision of the General Practitioners and clinic staff in a way that fully supports a high standards of quality care.

ABOUT US

Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service (WACHS) aims to empower targeted Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to take control of their individual, family and community health and wellbeing needs through the community-controlled model. Our main services are located in Wellington, Dubbo, Moree, Western Sydney, Penrith, Nepean Blue Mountains, and we provide outreach services to other towns and communities through our regional programs

We are an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service offering Primary Health Care Services and an Integrated Care program, as well as a number of specialist clinical staff and AHW’s, a Specialist Programs Unit incorporating Social & Emotional Wellbeing, Child & Family Support, Drug & Alcohol, Aboriginal Family Health, Aboriginal Local Support, a Healthy for Life (H4L) Program, Maternal & Child Health Worker, Aboriginal Health Workers, Youth Health Worker and Dietitian targeting Maternal & Child Health and Chronic Diseases, regional programs including Australian Nurse Family Partnership Program, Aboriginal Children’s Therapy Team, Tackling Indigenous Smoking Program. Our staff are supported by an Executive Management Team located across our service areas.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Certificate IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Practice)
  • Contact: Veenita Rao - Team Leader
  • Email: veenitar@gwahs.net.au
  • Phone: 0417883736
  • Application closing date: Friday, 12 March 2021

Aboriginal Community Health Worker

ABOUT THE POSITION

This position is part of the The Connected Beginnings Aboriginal Community Health Worker is responsible for facilitating healthcare screening and access to children referred into the Doonside and/or Mount Druitt Connected Beginnings Projects.

This includes engaging families for health care for birth to five-year-old children to facilitate better outcomes by the time they start school with a focus on the following domains

  • physical health and wellbeing
  • social competence
  • emotional maturity
  • language and cognitive skills
  • communication skills and general knowledge

This project delivers the health component of the Connected Beginnings Projects that are led by education agencies Ngroo, Mount Druitt and Ngallu Wal, Doonside.

ABOUT US

Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service (WACHS) aims to empower targeted Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to take control of their individual, family and community health and wellbeing needs through the community-controlled model. Our main services are located in Wellington, Dubbo, Moree, Western Sydney, Penrith, Nepean Blue Mountains, and we provide outreach services to other towns and communities through our regional programs

We are an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service offering Primary Health Care Services and an Integrated Care program, as well as a number of specialist clinical staff and AHW’s, a Specialist Programs Unit incorporating Social & Emotional Wellbeing, Child & Family Support, Drug & Alcohol, Aboriginal Family Health, Aboriginal Local Support, a Healthy for Life (H4L) Program, Maternal & Child Health Worker, Aboriginal Health Workers, Youth Health Worker and Dietitian targeting Maternal & Child Health and Chronic Diseases, regional programs including Australian Nurse Family Partnership Program, Aboriginal Children’s Therapy Team, Tackling Indigenous Smoking Program. Our staff are supported by an Executive Management Team located across our service areas.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Aboriginality
  • Qualification of Aboriginal Health Practitioner (Clinical) with current registration with APHRA
  • Experience in clinical or community base health care
  • Excellence in team work
  • Excellent communication skills with children, families and service partners
  • Experience in clinical and case management of clients
  • Demonstrated time management and the ability to priorities tasks
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues that impact on Aboriginal people and Aboriginal communities.
  • Working with Children and Criminal Record check clearances and a current NSW Drivers Licence
  • Contact: Clair Padilla
  • Email: clairp@gwahs.net.au
  • Phone: 0439 092 446
  • Application closing date: Tuesday, 09 March 2021

Aboriginal Family Partnership Worker - Australian Nurse Family Partnership Worker

This position is part of the the Australian Nurse Family Partnership Program (ANFPP). ANFPP is a evidence-based program for women pregnant with an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander baby. The Aboriginal Family Partnership Worker work to deliver cultural safe, responsive and respectful home visits with a Nurse Home Visitor.

MANDATORY COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Drivers Licence
  • National Criminal Record Check
  • Working With Children Check
  • Immunisation Record; Including evidence of Health Worker Vaccinations (DTP, Hep B, MMR, Varicella, Annual Influenza)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Aboriginality
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to communicate with local Aboriginal people
  • Demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to Aboriginal culture and history, and current issues affecting lives of Aboriginal people
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues that impact on Aboriginal people and Aboriginal communities
  • Experience in the provision of social support services
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Willingness to undertake professional training
  • Display an understanding of the individuals rights to determine their own path in life
  • Working with Children and Criminal Record check clearances and a current NSW Drivers License

DESIRABLE CRITERIA

  • Experience in community engagement and participation
  • Contact: Allyra Hulme
  • Email: allyrah@gwahs.net.au
  • Phone: 02 8869 4100
  • Application closing date: Friday, 19 March 2021

Penrith - General Practitioner - Full Time

ABOUT THE POSITION

  • Provide clinical services to advance the health of Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service including specific services of general medical practice, emergency care and community health.
  • Contribute to the planning, delivery and evaluation of the primary health programs and services delivered by Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service.
  • Contribute to the development of clinical policies and best practice services delivery in primary health care.
  • Actively implement the suit of EPC Items including Aboriginal Health Checks as part of routine planned care.
  • Provide client care in accordance with the ethics and standards of the medical profession.
  • Ensure that concise comprehensive, and accurate client records are maintained in a timely manner.
  • Maintain appropriate records that provide the service with timely and accurate reports.
  • Undertake professional development activities to ensure the continued delivery of best practice clinical care.
  • Participate in medical research and quality assurance programs to ensure safe and effective health care.
  • Gather and record statistical data relevant to measuring performance against agreed indicators and participate in review and evaluation activities.
  • Participate in meetings, supervision and performance reviews in accordance with organisational requirements.
  • Participate in organisational and community activities to advance the health of Aboriginal people.
  • Other duties as required, within your skills, experience and capacity.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • The general practitioner is required to be appropriately trained and experienced in the discipline of general practice, and assessed as competent for the position in rural New South Wales.
  • The general practitioner must abide by all legislative acts governing medical practice in New South Wales.
  • Previous experience in providing health services to Aboriginal communities and a thorough working knowledge of health issues impacting on Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Previous experience working within a structured policy environment and the ability to implement and monitor staff compliance.
  • Demonstrate a good standard of interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish effective internal and external workplace relationships.
  • Well-developed organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work individually and as part of a team.
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to Aboriginal culture and history, and current issues affecting the lives of Aboriginal people.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues that impact on Aboriginal people and Aboriginal communities.
  • Willingness to undertake professional training.
  • Current Drivers Licence.
  • Understanding of EEO, H&S, EAPS and Ethical works practices and the ability to implement and model these standards within the workplace.