Positions Vacant

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.


Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Case Manager – Northern Territory

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Position Stability
Training and Development Opportunities Company

The St Vincent de Paul Society is well recognised for achieving excellent results within the community. Its staff and volunteers work to improve the lives of those they work with throughout the community.

About the Position

The Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Aftercare Program will provide support services to Indigenous and Non-Indigenous people post AOD residential treatment. A key focus of this program is implementing support strategies and facilitating interventions aimed at reducing the risk of relapse and promoting culturally informed choices for clients and their families. Aftercare services may include ongoing management of co-morbid physical and mental health programs, design and facilitation of support group meetings, counselling, advocacy and linking with others services.

We are looking for a passionate professional to be an integral part of delivering this new AOD Aftercare service.

To be successful in the role, you will meet the following criteria:

  • Skilled AOD practitioner, ideally with experience in aftercare services and evidence based treatments
  • Tertiary qualification in social science, health or related discipline
  • Registered with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or involvement in a National discipline specific organization (Australian Association of Social Workers)
  • Suitable National Police History Check, driver’s license and Ochre Card
  • Experience with management and program implementation

An essential part of this position will require regular travel to all locations within the area and Brisbane at times.

How to Apply

To apply please submit your Resume and Cover Letter, addressing the above Selection Criteria. Only applications addressing the above Selection Criteria will be considered. Position Description is available from www.vinnies.org.au

The St Vincent de Paul Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons are encouraged to apply.