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 enquiries@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


Position Location
Wellington or Mount Druitt, NSW with travel required

Type of employment
This position will be a three-year contract

Minimum Qualifications

  • Post Graduate Tertiary qualification in Business, Commerce, Management, Finance, Health or similar discipline
  • Extensive experience in management at a senior leadership preferably with an Aboriginal community-controlled organisation
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of health issues impacting upon the health status of Aboriginal communities
  • Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning and achievement of strategic objectives
  • Demonstrated experience in ensuring an effective management system, policy and procedure framework and financial system for an organisation
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop a team at a senior level
  • High level of computer literacy; sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office software
  • Ability to hold all relevant security clearances such as National Police Check, Working with Children clearance etc.
  • Current valid Driver’s license, minimum of Class “c” or equivalent

About The Position
This position is responsible for the overall strategic direction and management of the organisation to ensure the achievement of the established strategic goals. Key objectives include:

  1. Ensuring that the organisation is a leader in delivering efficient and effective business operations, risk management and financial performance;
  2. Establishment of core organisational values in conjunction with the Board of Directors and ensuring these values are reflected in all aspects of the company and communicated to all stakeholders;
  3. Creating, implementing and maintaining high quality and service performance standards and developing systems to build key relationships and improve operational efficiency;
  4. Overseeing all functions within the organisation and providing direction and guidance to the organisation as a whole; and
  5. Ensuring and contributing to the operational and strategic decision-making process and providing authoritative advice to the Special Administrators/Board of Directors in relation to operational matters and company performance.

This position currently reports directly to the Special Administrators. At the conclusion of the Special Administration the position will report to the Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service (WACHS) Board of Directors.

Closing Date
9am, Monday 8 November 2021

Position Enquiries & Applications
Contact Kelli Dragos, Abundance Human Resources on 0419 419 554 or email kelli.dragos@abundancehr.com.au

All applications for this position are via Seek

Aboriginal Community and Therapy Support Worker

Position Location

Brisbane Street, Dubbo

Type of employment

Full time

Hours per week


Is this an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander identified position


Minimum Qualifications

Essential Criteria

  • Aboriginality
  • Relevant qualification in Aboriginal Primary Health Care/ Education and / or Community Services or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal children and families in health, community services or child related employment.
  • Awareness of and sensitive to Aboriginal culture and history, and current issues affecting the lives of Aboriginal people
  • Ability to work unsupervised and/or as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrated time management, organisational and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated high level of communication skills (verbal & written) including negotiation and advocacy skills and the ability to communicate with local Aboriginal families, Local health, Education and family support services.
  • Demonstrated experience in the utilisation of Microsoft Office programs.
  • Ability to hold all relevant security clearances such as National Police Check, Working with Children clearance etc.
  • Current valid Driver’s license, minimum of Class “c” or equivalent

About The Position

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 are looking for an Aboriginal Community and Therapy Support Worker to join our multidisciplinary team (Allied Health professionals) in order to meet our growing demand.

Part of the Aboriginal Community and Therapy Support Worker is to:

  • Support, advocate and liaise for Aboriginal Children and their families in Dubbo referred ACTT
  • Build awareness and identify family strengths and vulnerabilities and tailor ongoing individual support for families referred to the ACTT
  • Develop networking partnerships with health, education and family support services to support families in establishing or re-establishing community networks to improve child outcomes
  • Promote ACTT services as culturally appropriate and accessible for the local Aboriginal community
  • Attend appointments with families and clients for support, as required
  • Assist clinicians with Outreach Groups and Screening of clients
  • Complete individual programs with clients under the direction of the managing clinician
  • Provide feedback to the managing clinician regarding the client’s progress
  • Provide clinical administration support to clinicians
  • Assist with the maintenance and hygiene status of equipment ie cleaning toys
  • Create new resources either for clinical or administrative support purposes

Closing Date


Position Enquiries

Contact Jemima Quilty on (02) 6881 8077 or email jemimaQ@wachs.net.au

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