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Chief Executive Officer


Employer: Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service Aboriginal Corporation
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Management, Executive & Senior Management, Indigenous
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Perth

Job posted on: 15 May, 2019.
Applications close: 27 May, 2019.

  • Opportunity to make a significant community contribution
  • Opportunity to embed the organisation’s strategic direction and position the organisation for the future
  • Reward yourself with a career defining role

About the Organisation

The name “Derbarl Yerrigan” is the Wadjuk Noongar name for the Swan River. The Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service Aboriginal Corporation (DYHSAC) is an Aboriginal community controlled health organisation which was established in 1974 as the Perth Aboriginal Medical Service and has been an integral part of the Perth metropolitan primary healthcare landscape for the past 45 years.

DYHSAC provides holistic and integrated primary health care services to Aboriginal people living in the Perth metropolitan region. We employ 118 staff, have an annual turnover of $14 million and our GP services are delivered from clinics located at East Perth, Maddington, Midland and Mirrabooka.

DYHSAC targets the social, emotional, cultural and physical wellbeing of Aboriginal people living on Noongar country. Our clinic services are robust and delivered by a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians.

About the Opportunity

DYHSAC is seeking to appoint an experienced and highly competent Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

The position provides an exciting and challenging opportunity for a suitably experienced professional, with the ability to oversee the day-to-day operations of a well-established Aboriginal community controlled health service currently operating through an extensive change management process.

The CEO will work directly with the DYHSAC Board of Directors, Aboriginal Health Council of WA (AHCWA) and the Executive Management Team, managing the day to day operations and delivery of primary healthcare services to the local Aboriginal communities across four sites in the in the Perth metropolitan region (East Perth, Midland, Mirrabooka and Maddington).

Currently operating through a period of change, DYHSAC is seeking an individual with extensive executive management experience including a proven ability to achieve key strategic objectives in a dynamic and challenging environment.

Key Selection Criteria includes:

  1. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander pursuant to Section 50D of the Equal Opportunity Act
  2. Demonstrable leadership experience within an Aboriginal Community Controlled organisation or medium sized Not for Profit of similar size and complexity.
  3. Outstanding team leadership skills with a focus on developing a positive workplace culture and the development and mentoring of staff
  4. Thorough knowledge and appreciation of contemporary issues in Aboriginal health and wellbeing
  5. Strong operational and financial management skills
  6. Excellent communication, influencing and negotiation skills
  7. Tertiary qualifications in Business, Health Management or related fields.
How to apply for this job

Please apply to ceri.writer@dyhs.org.au, using the subject line: Chief Executive Officer application via EthicalJobs. Applications should include a cover letter, current resume including a contact number and a document addressing the selection criteria.

The Application Information Pack containing the Position Description can be obtained from contacting Ms Ceri Writer – Human Resources Manager on 08 9421 3857 or email ceri.writer@dyhs.org.au.

Contact Details

All enquiries regarding this position and the application process should be directed to Ms Ceri Writer - Human Resources Manager at ceri.writer@dyhs.org.au or on (08) 9421 3857.

Applications close: 4.00pm Monday May 27th 2019.

Please note that the Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service Aboriginal Corporation is an equal opportunity institution, providing educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, colour, gender, age, or disability.

The Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service Aboriginal Corporation reserves the right to contact the current or most recent employer and evaluate past employment records of applicants selected for interview. The organisation reserves the right to re-advertise the position or to delay indefinitely final selection if it is deemed that applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool.