Current Vacancies

If you are passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Western Australia then the below opportunities may interest you.

At this time, unfortunately, there are no vacancies that match your requirements however you are welcome to send through your resume for our HR team to keep on file and they can contact you for any future roles.  Please ensure you keep an eye on the AHCWA website as any new vacancies will be advertised there and you are welcome to then apply.

For more information on opportunities available at the Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia, please call a member of the People and Culture Department on (08) 9227 1631.

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Candidate Handbook

Please read the Candidate Handbook below before submitting an application.

Employment Information Pack

Aboriginal Workforce Engagement & Development Strategy

AHCWA aims to build a sustainable, skilled and knowledgeable workforce and is committed to increasing and retaining its Aboriginal workforce despite the challenging fiscal environment.

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Mappa Information
Management Officer

Location: Highgate
Employment Type: Full-time 
Employment Category: Fixed Term to 30 June 2022 with the possibility of extension
Remuneration: $69,255.66 - $78,489.75 per annum pro rata + superannuation + salary sacrifice 

The Mappa Information Management Officer reports to the Mappa Project Manager and is responsible for providing critical project level support required for the delivery of the Mappa project. The primary areas of responsibility will include stakeholder engagement data mining and analysis.

 

To view the full position description and selection criteria, click here.

 

For further information about this position please call a People and Culture Representative on 08 9227 1631.

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Data Entry Officer (WAAHEC)

Location: Highgate
Employment Type: Full-time 
Employment Category: 3 month contract with the possibility of extension
Remuneration: $57,713.05 - $66,947.14 per annum pro rata + superannuation + salary sacrifice 

The Data Entry Officer (WAAHEC) will report to the Human Research Ethics Officer and is directly accountable to the Executive Manager – Business Development, providing effective and efficient administrative and data entry support to the Western Australian Aboriginal Health Ethics Committee (WAAHEC).

 

To view the full position description and selection criteria, click here.

 

For further information about this position please call a People and Culture Representative on 08 9227 1631.

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Senior Policy Officer

Location: Highgate
Employment Type: Full Time (1.0FTE)
Employment Category: Permanent 
Remuneration: $86,569.58 - $98,112.19 per annum + superannuation + salary sacrifice
Commence: ASAP

The Senior Policy Officer reports to the Policy and Strategy Manager, and is accountable to the Chief Executive Officer. The role is primarily responsible for taking a lead role in providing strategic advice on policy matters pertaining to national and state level policies that will impact the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people in WA.

The occupant is responsible for maintaining expert knowledge and awareness of issues, trends and legislative changes across national and state policy issues relating to a range of health policy matters.

 

To view the full position description and selection criteria, click here.

 

For further information about this position please call a People and Culture Representative on 08 9227 1631.

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Senior Policy Officer – Mental Health

Location: Highgate
Employment Type: Full Time (1.0FTE)
Employment Category: Fixed Term until 30 June 2022 with the possibility of extension 
Remuneration: $86,569.58 - $98,112.19 per annum pro rata + superannuation + salary sacrifice
Commence: ASAP

The Senior Policy Officer - Mental Health reports to the Policy and Strategy Manager and is accountable to the Chief Executive Officer. The role is responsible for maintaining expert knowledge and awareness of issues, trends and legislative changes across national and state policy issues relating to mental health policy matters, and will take a lead role in providing strategic advice on policy matters that will impact the mental health and social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal people in WA.

The occupant is also responsible for advocacy and stakeholder engagement regarding mental health and social and emotional wellbeing services, on behalf of the Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA). This position will support AHCWA by representing the interests of Aboriginal Western Australians in a range of forums to influence government policy and programs and partner with stakeholders to achieve improved mental health outcomes.

To view the full position description and selection criteria, click here.

 

For further information about this position please call a People and Culture Representative on 08 9227 1631.

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Senior Policy Officer

Location: Highgate
Employment Type: Full Time (1.0FTE)
Employment Category: Fixed Term until 22 June 2022 with the possibility of extension 
Remuneration: $86,569.58 - $98,112.19 per annum + superannuation + salary sacrifice
Commence: ASAP

The Senior Policy Officer reports to the Policy and Strategy Manager, and is accountable to the Chief Executive Officer. The role is primarily responsible for taking a lead role in providing strategic advice on policy matters pertaining to national and state level policies that will impact the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people in WA.

The occupant is responsible for maintaining expert knowledge and awareness of issues, trends and legislative changes across national and state policy issues relating to a range of health policy matters.

 

To view the full position description and selection criteria, click here.

 

For further information about this position please call a People and Culture Representative on 08 9227 1631.

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Social and Emotional
Wellbeing Coordinator

A salary of circa $150 000 are on offer for the right candidate.
In addition, as a public benevolent institution, DYHS offers salary packaging up to $15,900. Other entitlements include study leave, long service leave after 7 years, 12 days of personal leave per year, NAIDOC Day holiday and professional development opportunities.

The Social and Emotional Wellbeing Coordinator (SEWB) provides strategic and clinical leadership to a multi-disciplinary team in the delivery of SEWB programs and services across Derbarl Yerrigan Health Services (DYHS) clinics.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
Clinical Leadership:

  • Provide professional and culturally appropriate leadership and governance to the team including clinical and professional supervision and ensuring clinical practice meets relevant clinical and professional standards;

  • Ensure a daily understanding of each team members case load and provide immediate debrief and support when necessary;

  • Alert the Medical Team Leader and Medical Director of potential risks and areas of concern as they arise;

  • In collaboration with the Medical Team Leader, respond to current and emerging funding opportunities and reforms that contribute to Derbarl strategic priorities and needs of the local Aboriginal community;

  • Develop high quality correspondence, reports on Service Agreements/ Funding Contracts for the provision and attainment of Key Performance Indicators (KPI);

  • Assist in the development of annual budgets, ensure SEWB operate within approved budget allocations and monitor Medicare generation for MBS billing health professionals;

  • Facilitate internal training and knowledge sharing sessions for all counsellors and colleagues in consultation with the Medical Team Leader;

  • Identify risks, such as vicarious trauma, to the DYHS Counsellors and ensure that immediate action is taken to mitigate the risk and support all counsellors;

  • identify and meet with dependent and complimentary agencies, services and organisation's to promote an understanding of and enhance the DYHS brand;

  • Proactively keep up to date with research, literature, reviews as well as international and local best practice, to provide input to improvement of the services that DYHS provides;

We’re seeking candidates, with the following:

  1. Relevant qualifications in Psychology, mental health nursing or social work, with appropriate registrations with professional bodies (e.g. AHPRA);

  2. Knowledge, skills and experience in counselling techniques and processes appropriate to working with a diverse range of complex trauma related issues;

  3. Awareness of/sensitivity to Aboriginal culture and history, knowledge of current issues affecting the lives of Aboriginal people and a willingness to incorporate Aboriginal values into clinical practice;

  4. Demonstrated experience providing clinical supervision and support;

  5. Ability to work with flexibility in responding to individual and family needs;

  6. Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment;

  7. An ability to develop effective working relationships with other service providers.

  8. Availability to work outside of normal business hours from time to time;

  9. Current WA “C” class driver’s licence;

  10. 1A National Police Clearance that is not older than 2 years and maintained every 3 years;

  11.  Fully Covid-19 Vaccinated.
     

For a confidential discussion, please contact Manager People Services, Rebecca Coghill on 0412 248 714.

A copy of the Job Description can be obtained by contacting People Services at work@dyhs.org.au

 

How to Apply:
Please apply through
SEEK, applications must include:

  • Current Resume including current contact details; and

  • Cover letter addressing the selection criteria (2 pages maximum) outlining your suitability for the role.

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Business Services Director

A 3-year appointment and, reflective with the seniority of the position, an attractive Remuneration Package is on offer including a fully maintained fleet vehicle, car bay and access to salary packaging under PBI status.

Summary of Position:

The Business Services Director reports to the CEO and provides visionary and effective leadership to the Business (Corporate) Services Directorate in the areas of People Services, Information Technology, Property and Asset Management, Risk Management, Grant Administration and Communications. Tasked with delivering a wide range of internal services to strengthen organisational capability and sustainability to optimise health service delivery and embed a culture of accountability and improved health service delivery. The position plays an internal role in driving effective service support for the delivery of our health services and organisational efficiency through developing, implementing and continuously improving business support systems and examining strategic options to ensure that the Business Services functions strategically position the organisation for ongoing growth and efficiency. This is a 3-year appointment and, reflective with the seniority of the position, an attractive Remuneration Package is on offer including a fully maintained fleet vehicle, car bay and access to salary packaging under PBI status.

About you

We are looking for a strong and experienced leader with a commitment to the ethos of Aboriginal Community Control and specialised knowledge and expertise. The successful candidate will have the capabilities to work alongside a forward-thinking leadership team to reform corporate processes to enhance efficiencies and outcomes to optimise our health services. Demonstrated experience in enabling positive and sustainable change across business systems concurrent with strategic planning, management and interpersonal skills are inherent requirements.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Post graduate qualifications in Management/Business/Public Health and/or equivalent relevant experience.

  • Demonstrated leadership experience in a comparable position.


Desirable

  • Full and current member of CPA Australia or the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Practical Requirements

  • Current C Class Drivers Licence (WA) - essential

  • Satisfactory criminal history check

Confidential enquiries may be directed to Tracey Brand, Chief Executive Officer on 1300 420 272 or tracey.brand@dyhs.org.au. A copy of the Job Description can be obtained by contacting People Services on work@dyhs.org.au.

How to Apply:
Please apply through
SEEK, applications must include:

  • Current Resume including current contact details; and

  • Cover letter addressing the selection criteria (2 pages maximum) outlining your suitability for the role.

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This General Practitioner (Mobile Clinic) will provide a culturally safe GP service within a comprehensive primary health care environment to the Aboriginal Communities of the Northern & Southern Goldfields Region.

 

Type: Permanent Full Time

Position Term: Ongoing, 37.5 Hours per week

Award: Medical Practitioners Award

 

Summary of Position:

This General Practitioner (Mobile Clinic) will provide a culturally safe GP service within a comprehensive primary health care environment to the Aboriginal Communities of the Northern & Southern Goldfields Region.

 

Actively participates as a member of the Bega clinic team to ensure the delivery of quality comprehensive primary, emergency and related health services and programs to Bega’s clients;

 

Provides comprehensive health care clinics for ATSI people in both Northern & Southern Goldfields Regions;

 

Works with mobile clinic staff to ensure comprehensive health care is being provided to rural and remote clients.

 

This position requires travel to the Northern and Southern Goldfields areas on a regular basis, up to 3-4 days at a time.

To view the full position description and selection criteria, click here.

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This position is a highly varied role that will see you working as part of a multi-disciplinary clinic team to deliver a comprehensive, holistic, culturally appropriate primary health care service to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of the Goldfields Region.

 

Type: Permanent Full Time

Position Term: Ongoing, 37.5 Hours per week

Award: Medical Practitioners Award

 

Summary of Position:

Actively participates as a member of the Bega clinic team to ensure the delivery of quality comprehensive primary, emergency and related health services and programs to Bega’s clients;

 

Ensure Bega and clients benefit from all Medicare approved service opportunities, including the active pursuit of and participation in initiatives such as the GPMP/TCA, Adult Health Checks, Child Health Checks, GP Management Plans and Team Care Plans based on the levels of training, and as per national KPI standards as may be operative from time to time.

To view the full position description and selection criteria, click here.

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The Senior Medical Officer is responsible for medical leadership of clinic General Practitioners, including staff performance management and workforce coordination. Working closely with senior management, the Senior Medical Officer will contribute to clinical governance and provide medical care to clients of Bega Garnbirringu Health Service.

 

Type: Permanent Full Time

Position Term: Ongoing, 37.5 Hours per week

Award: Medical Practitioners Award

 

Summary of Position:

Take a leadership role and participate as a member of the Bega team to ensure the delivery of quality comprehensive primary and related health services and programs, in a GP setting, to Bega’s clientele in a timely manner;

 

Ensure all clinicians complete electronic patient records by promptly entering all patient consultations at the point of consultation and related patient information into the electronic patient record systems in use by Bega, where such recording is technologically supported;

 

Encourage clinicians to claim Medical item numbers ensuring the accuracy of data and that full benefits of the system including new opportunities and item numbers are utilised as comprehensively as possible;

 

Participate in and support performance management of GP’s and, as requested by other Managers/Coordinators, other clinical workers;

 

Professional leadership, guidance and support for all clinical, medical and health promotion staff.

 

To view the full position description and selection criteria, click here.