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WACHS is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation which strives to provide holistic health care to enhance the health and emotional well-being of the Aboriginal and non Aboriginal community of Wellington and surrounding districts.

How to Apply

If you are interested in working for WACHS please send a current resume and cover letter to hr@wachs.net.au


Applicants are required to provide:

  1. A cover letter with a detailed response to the essential criteria listed in the position description
  2. A copy of your current resume
  3. Details of 2 referees (one must be a current supervisor)
  4. Please send your completed application to the nominated person as per the job advertisement

Occupational Therapist - ACTT


Position Location

Brisbane Street, Dubbo

Type of employment

Full time (Open to negotiation for right candidate)

Hours per week

38

Is this an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander identified position

No

Minimum Qualifications

Essential Criteria

  • Recognised degree in Occupational Therapy and current registration with AHPRA, membership with the Australian Association of Occupational Therapists
  • Demonstrated skills in occupational therapy, including assessment and intervention, as well as the ability to manage a complex paediatric caseload
  • Ability to work unsupervised, manage and prioritise work and respond to complex situations in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues that impact on Aboriginal people and Aboriginal communities
  • Demonstrated high level of communication skills (written and verbal) including negotiation and advocacy skills, and the ability to communicate with Aboriginal people
  • Demonstrated experience in the utilisation of client software packages and Microsoft Office Programs
  • Working with Children and Criminal Record check clearances and a current NSW Drivers Licence

Desirable Criteria

  • Understanding of childhood trauma and its impact on development

About The Position

The Aboriginal Children's Therapy Team (ACTT) is a free Allied Health Service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children, aged up to 8 years of age, who live in Dubbo. The team consists of Speech Pathologists, an Occupational Therapist, Psychological services supported by Aboriginal Community and Therapy Support Workers. We aim to provide the best service for our clients and their families. Delivery can be at our service or in the home, a small group or on an individual basis, at school, childcare or in the community or a combination of the above.

As our Occupational Therapist you will work as part of a multidisciplinary team, providing innovative and holistic allied health care to children accessing ACTT services. Our Allied Health Clinicians are supported by Aboriginal Community and Therapy Support Workers who play a pivotal role in engaging and connecting families into the programs delivered by ACTT.

This is an opportunity for new graduates or experienced professionals to join our team. To apply for this position please insure you review the position on the WACHS website and follow the directions, including provision of a cover letter addressing the minimum qualifications for the position.

Closing Date

Position Enquiries

Contact Francie Kelly on 02 6882 2751 or 0428 295 160. or email Franciek@wachs.net.au

Applications

Address to Francie Kelly by email hr@wachs.net.au

Apply Now

Psychologist/Social Worker - ACTT


Position Location

Brisbane Street, Dubbo

Type of employment

Full Time (Open to negotiation for right candidate)

Hours per week

38

Is this an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander identified position

No

Minimum Qualifications

Essential Criteria

  • Recognised degree in Psychology or Social Work and current membership with AHPRA or the Australian Social Work Association
  • Demonstrated skills in psychology or social work, including the ability to manage a complex paediatric caseload
  • Ability to assess and provide strategies to parents of children 0 – 8 years of age who exhibit a range of behavioural and emotional disorders
  • Ability to facilitate group programs involving children and/or families
  • Ability to work unsupervised, manage and prioritise work and respond to complex situations in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues that impact on Aboriginal people and Aboriginal communities
  • Demonstrated high level of communication skills (written and verbal) including negotiation and advocacy skills, and the ability to communicate with Aboriginal people
  • Demonstrated experience in the utilisation of client software packages and Microsoft Office Programs
  • Working with Children and Criminal Record check clearances and a current NSW Drivers Licence

Desirable Criteria

  • Understanding of childhood trauma and its impact on development

About The Position

The Aboriginal Children's Therapy Team (ACTT) is a free Allied Health Service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children, aged up to 8 years of age, who live in Dubbo. The team consists of Speech Pathologists, an Occupational Therapist, Psychological services supported by Aboriginal Community and Therapy Support Workers. We aim to provide the best service for our clients and their families. Delivery can be at our service or in the home, a small group or on an individual basis, at school, childcare or in the community or a combination of the above.

As our Psychologist/ Social Worker you will work as part of a multidisciplinary team, providing innovative and holistic allied health care to children accessing ACTT services. Our Allied Health Clinicians are supported by Aboriginal Community and Therapy Support Workers who play a pivotal role in engaging and connecting families into the programs delivered by ACTT.

This is an opportunity for new graduates or experienced professionals to join our team. To apply for this position please ensure you review the position on the WACHS website and follow the directions, including provision of a cover letter addressing the minimum qualifications for the position.

Closing Date

Position Enquiries

Contact Francie Kelly on 02 6882 2751 or 0428 295 160 or email Franciek@wachs.net.au

Applications

Address to Francie Kelly by email hr@wachs.net.au

Apply Now

Speech Pathologist (Full Time) - ACTT


Position Location

Brisbane Street, Dubbo

Type of employment

Full time (Open to negotiation for right candidate)

Hours per week

38

Is this an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander identified position

No

Minimum Qualifications

Essential Criteria

  • Recognised degree in Speech Pathology and current membership with Speech Pathology Australia
  • Demonstrated skills in speech pathology, including assessment and intervention as well as the ability to manage a paediatric caseload.
  • Ability to work unsupervised, manage and prioritise work and respond to complex situations in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrated high level interpersonal, communication skills (written and verbal) including the ability to communicate with Aboriginal people
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues that impact on Aboriginal people and Aboriginal communities
  • Demonstrated experience in the utilisation of client software packages and Microsoft Office programs
  • Working with Children and Criminal Record check clearances and a current NSW Drivers Licence

Desirable Criteria

  • Understanding of childhood trauma and its impact on development

About The Position

The Aboriginal Children's Therapy Team (ACTT) is a free Allied Health Service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children, aged up to 8 years of age, who live in Dubbo. The team consists of Speech Pathologists, an Occupational Therapist, Psychological services supported by Aboriginal Community and Therapy Support Workers. We aim to provide the best service for our clients and their families. Delivery can be at our service or in the home, a small group or on an individual basis, at school, childcare or in the community or a combination of the above.

As our Speech Pathologist you will work as part of a multidisciplinary team, providing innovative and holistic allied health care to children accessing ACTT services. Our Allied Health Clinicians are supported by Aboriginal Community and Therapy Support Workers who play a pivotal role in engaging and connecting families into the programs delivered by ACTT.

This is an opportunity for new graduates or experienced professionals to join our team. To apply for this position please insure you review the position on the WACHS website and follow the directions, including provision of a cover letter addressing the minimum qualifications for the position.

Closing Date

Position Enquiries

Contact Francie Kelly on 02 6882 2751 or 0428 295 160 or email franciek@wachs.net.au

Applications

Address to Francie Kelly by email franciek@wachs.net.au

Apply Now

Speech Pathologist (Part Time) - ACTT


Position Location

Brisbane Street, Dubbo

Type of employment

Part time (Open to negotiation for right candidate)

Hours per week

24

Is this an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander identified position

No

Minimum Qualifications

Essential Criteria

  • Recognised degree in Speech Pathology and current membership with Speech Pathology Australia
  • Demonstrated skills in speech pathology, including assessment and intervention as well as the ability to manage a paediatric caseload.
  • Ability to work unsupervised, manage and prioritise work and respond to complex situations in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrated high level interpersonal, communication skills (written and verbal) including the ability to communicate with Aboriginal people
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues that impact on Aboriginal people and Aboriginal communities
  • Demonstrated experience in the utilisation of client software packages and Microsoft Office programs
  • Working with Children and Criminal Record check clearances and a current NSW Drivers Licence

Desirable Criteria

  • Understanding of childhood trauma and its impact on development

About The Position

The Aboriginal Children's Therapy Team (ACTT) is a free Allied Health Service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children, aged up to 8 years of age, who live in Dubbo. The team consists of Speech Pathologists, an Occupational Therapist, Psychological services supported by Aboriginal Community and Therapy Support Workers. We aim to provide the best service for our clients and their families. Delivery can be at our service or in the home, a small group or on an individual basis, at school, childcare or in the community or a combination of the above.

As our Speech Pathologist you will work as part of a multidisciplinary team, providing innovative and holistic allied health care to children accessing ACTT services. Our Allied Health Clinicians are supported by Aboriginal Community and Therapy Support Workers who play a pivotal role in engaging and connecting families into the programs delivered by ACTT.

This is an opportunity for new graduates or experienced professionals to join our team. To apply for this position please insure you review the position on the WACHS website and follow the directions, including provision of a cover letter addressing the minimum qualifications for the position.

Closing Date

Position Enquiries

Contact Francie Kelly on 02 6882 2751 or 0428 295 160 or email Franciek@wachs.net.au

Applications

Address to Francie Kelly by email hr@wachs.net.au

Apply Now

Medical Receptionist / Transport Officer


Position Location

Mt Druitt

Type of employment

Full time

Hours per week

38

Is this an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander identified position

Yes

Minimum Qualifications

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:

  • 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
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues that impact on Aboriginal people and Aboriginal communities
  • Willingness to undertake professional training and development to support the Medical Receptionist roles and responsibilities
  • Understanding of EEO, WHS within the workplace
  • Current Drivers License with good driving record

DESIRABLE CRITERIA:

Experience of working in general practice settings


About The Position

Key Duties

• Maintain the privacy and dignity of clients at all times
• Act with tact and diplomacy when dealing with information of a highly sensitive nature
• Work within strict confidentiality guidelines, ensuring all personnel and/or client information is kept secure
• Front desk, provide a high level of customer service
• Phone, prompt and professional answering and transfer of calls
• Coordinate clinic appointments, update Communicare and coordinate phone triage as required
• Reports provided as required
• Knowledge and understanding of the issues that impact on Aboriginal people and Aboriginal communities
• Compliance of EEO, WH&S and Ethical Work Practices

Client Transport/ Deliveries
• Timely pick up and transporting of clients/ hospital /home as scheduled
• Emergency pick up of clients as directed
• Timely delivery and or pick up of medications, pathology, supplies and equipment as directed.
• Maintain a log / record of all journeys/ pick ups

Vehicle Maintenance and Administration
• Responsible cleaning, maintenance and reporting of any damage to vehicle
• Ensure log book are used on a daily basis • Operation of vehicle and use of petrol card to being line with WACHS procedures
• Assist in maintaining the WACHS fleet, arrange servicing as required.

Note: Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification for the above position and is authorised under Section 14D of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 No. 48.

Closing Date

Position Enquiries

Contact Jelis Fatema on 02 9836 7300 or email hr@wachs.net.au

Applications

Address to Jelis Fatema by email hr@wachs.net.au

Apply Now

Nurse Home Visitor - Dubbo


Position Location

Dubbo

Type of employment

Full-Time

Hours per week

38

Is this an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander identified position

Minimum Qualifications

• Current registration as a Registered Nurse and/or Midwife with the AHPRA

Knowledge and understanding of the issues that impact on Aboriginal people and Aboriginal communities

Excellent written and verbal communication skills including demonstrated experience with computers and information technology, with the ability to use Patient Information Systems and Microsoft Windows based 
Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and within a multidisciplinary team, demonstrating efficient time
 management skills.
Demonstrated ability to work in partnership with Aboriginal staff to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate therapeutic interventions to improve family health and wellbeing.

• Working with Children and Criminal Record check clearances and a current NSW Drivers License

About The Position

Provide home visiting to up to 25 women, consulting and collaborating with the woman's allocated Aboriginal Family Partnership Worker to form the home visiting team, ensuring visits are provided in a culturally safe manner within a primary health care framework.
Work in collaboration with each woman's Aboriginal Family Partnership Worker to develop therapeutic relationships with women, using a strengths based approach to assessing their physical, emotional, social and environmental needs as they relate to the ANFPP domains.
Work in collaboration with each woman's Aboriginal Family Partnership Worker to plan, prepare, implement, and evaluate visits to ANFPP families while adhering to the ANFPP model and guidelines.
 

Closing Date

Position Enquiries

Contact Grace Everingham on 5816 9010 or email gracee@wachs.net.au

Applications

Address to Grace Everingham by email recruitment@wachs.net.au

Apply Now

Team Leader (Nurse Supervisor) – ANFPP


Position Location

Dubbo

Type of employment

Full-time

Hours per week

38

Is this an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander identified position

No

Minimum Qualifications

Essential Criteria

• Current registration as a Registered Nurse or Midwife with AHPRA, and current drivers licence. Minimum of 3 years’ experience in program management, including experience in managing a team

• Demonstrated experience in preparing reports for funding bodies according to program guidelines

• Demonstrated ability to form relationships and work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients, families, and co-workers. This includes a demonstrated awareness of, and sensitivity to Aboriginal culture and history, Aboriginal primary health care, and current issues affecting the lives of Aboriginal people and communities

• Demonstrated ability to work autonomously, and lead a team, with a high level of management and leadership skills, including computer skills - email, word processing and electronic health records

• Working with Children and Criminal Record check clearances and a current NSW Drivers Licence

About The Position

The Australian Nurse-Family Partnership Program (ANFPP) is an evidence-based program for women pregnant with an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander baby.

The Nurse Supervisor is responsible for the implementation of the Australian Nurse Family Partnership Program across Wellington, Dubbo, Narromine, Gilgandra and Blacktown. The Nurse Supervisor oversees a team of Nurse Home Visitors (NHVs), Aboriginal Family Partnership Workers (AFPWs), and an Administration Officer.

The Nurse Supervisor is responsible for the management and leadership of this team and ensures professional and culturally appropriate services are delivered to clients participating in the program. The position reports directly to the Executive Manager assigned to the program.

Closing Date

Position Enquiries

Contact Grace or Jay on 6882 2751 or 0419 479 415 or email gracee@wachs.net.au


Apply Now

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