Positions Vacant

CatholicCare NT and the NO MORE Campaign are looking for a Lead Practitioner to develop and deliver our new Men’s Behaviour Change Program. This will also involve leading and facilitating Behaviour Change Groups, as well as supervising and mentoring the program’s case managers and group facilitators. The Lead Practitioner will be responsible for supporting and developing key partnerships and ensuring the program is integrated with internal and external services. You will also ensure that service delivery is underpinned by the program plan, theory of change and program logic, in conjunction with the program’s guidelines.

You will also be someone who is compassionate, empathetic, tolerant, and has a sense of justice. You will be adaptable and resilient enough to rise to the challenge of working in difficult situations. In return, the you will have the opportunity to engage with some of our country’s most marginalised and vulnerable community members and be a part of a social movement that is working to end domestic, family and sexual violence.

Y O U R  E X P E R I E N C E  A N D  Q U A L I F I C A T I O N S

You have a relevant qualification in social work or a related field.
You have a minimum of five years’ experience in a relevant practice area and team leadership.
You have strong interpersonal and communication skills, including report writing, case note writing, and the ability to communicate with providers across a range of diverse cultural groups.
You have proven experience in recording and interpreting quantitative and qualitative data in line with program requirements.
You have demonstrated cultural competency, particularly in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
You have experience in providing supervision to multidisciplinary staff.

This is a full-time position (38 hours a week) based in Darwin, Northern Territory. The base salary for this role is SCHADS Level 7.1 $84,583, and as a not-for-profit organisation CatholicCare NT offers salary packaging and other benefits to increase your take-home pay.

Submit your application on our website:
catholiccarentcareers.org.au/vacancies and upload your resume and cover letter.
Applications close at
5pm on Friday, 5th October 2018.

In your cover letter, tell us why you’re the Lead Practitioner we’ve been looking for, and how your values and experience are suited to this position.

If you have any questions about the position please contact our recruitment team by emailing recruitment@catholiccarent.org.au or calling (08) 89442000.


Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation (SHSAC) is an independent, community controlled health service, directed by a Board of representatives from the remote Aboriginal communities. SHSAC has a philosophy of community participation and a strong focus on Care Coordination and Chronic Disease prevention and management including population health, health promotion and awareness.

The Director, Primary Health Care (DPHC) plays an Executive leadership role ensuring the organisation is operationally sustainable and responsive to the needs of people within the remote areas. This includes effective planning and management of human, financial and physical resources and the evaluation of services, ensuring effective systems are in place to support daily practice and the maintenance of all health related accreditation and standards underpinned by high quality service delivery.

Your new role
As the DPHC, you’ll provide professional direction to staff, influence the achievement of the strategic and operational goals, and provide progressive planning and operational service delivery advice to the Executive Management Team. As an advocate for change, you’ll shape an environment of strategic thinking, develop policies and cost savings measures, MOU’s and provide regular analysis of community health data.

Taking the lead in the review of activities and operations Clinic by Clinic including staffing levels, resource and accommodation requirements, you’ll collaborate with other managers and health service providers to ensure their participation in the activity and service delivery planning processes. You’ll manage and regularly review structures, budgets and operational costs across 9 Clinics in excess of $9m; audit all fiscal expenditure under your control and ensure full compliance and oversight of all clinical governance matters.

Via sound forward planning, you’ll support the Health Centre Managers with innovative and effective plans and solutions to workforce, recruitment and retention issues arising from working in rural and remote areas, to ensure an improved, merit based qualified and adequate remote health workforce across all of the Health Centres.

With the ability to inspire confidence and trust, and resolve workplace conflict, you’ll drive an effective, positive and united culture; fostering cohesive, respectful communication and a ‘one team’ outlook throughout remote clinics and head office. Continuously working to maximise access to accredited health services by community members, you’ll forge strong relationships at both community and professional level, working proactively to strengthen regional consensus and solidarity on health service delivery policy.

What you’ll need to succeed
You’ll have proven Executive / Senior level expertise in the management of complex operational and contentious issues in a health context, providing strategic leadership and advice with the management of clinical operations and strict budgets, complex projects, policy development, and improved resource mobilisation and efficiency. With contemporary problem solving, people and risk management skills, you’ll have the capability to lead significant change and negotiate through differences to achieve positive outcomes.

With a relevant tertiary qualification (i.e. Masters, MBA or PhD) and current health practitioner registration or eligibility, you’ll have a thorough understanding of the provision of advanced clinical care and health programs, and clinical leadership.

What you’ll get in return
On offer is an attractive package for a 1 year maternity cover contract. Benefits include salary packaging, 6 weeks Leave, 10 days study leave and relocation.

What you need to do now
If you’re interested, please click apply now or forward a copy of your CV to hayley.schwab@hays.com.au

PLEASE NOTE – Please direct all applications to Hays who are exclusively managing the recruitment for this vacancy on behalf of Sunrise Health.