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Team Leader - Social and Emotional Wellbeing


Employer: GWAHS
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Health Care & Allied Health, Indigenous, Mental Health & Counselling, Nursing, Management, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 21 March, 2019.
Applications close: 23 April, 2019.

We are seeking an experienced and self-motivated mental health professional to lead and coordinate care for Aboriginal clients utilising the social and emotional wellbeing program. This includes overseeing programs related to Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) use, Mental Health support and other supports as required.

  • Attractive employment package including a salary of up to $110,000 (based on skills and experience) plus salary packaging
  • Western Sydney location
  • Use your skills to make a difference in Aboriginal health

About the Role

The Social and Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) Team Leader is responsible for leading and coordinating the SEWB Program at Greater Western Aboriginal Health Service (GWAHS). This includes overseeing programs related to Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) use, Mental Health support and other SEWB supports required by persons utilising the SEWB program.

The role is responsible both for providing clinical support to patients of the program and providing management and leadership support to the program itself and its staff. This position has a policy and leadership role within GWAHS and across the region, it requires the establishment and development of partnerships both within GWAHS (for example with clinical programs within the service) and externally with stakeholders and other service providers.

As a Team Leader the role is responsible for ensuring there is a focus on Aboriginal health and aim to improve integration of care across the region.

This is a new role supporting a newly integrated team and an initial key responsibility will include the development of the team structure and a Model of Care for the SEWB team and SEWB program.

Essential Criteria

  1. Relevant qualification (including Registered Nurse or Social Worker), with a minimum of 5 years post graduate experience.
  2. Experience in management or leadership of health related programs or services
  3. Understanding of and experience in the delivery of programs and services for mental health, alcohol and other drugs and other psychosocial supports in the community
  4. Demonstrated experience in managing staff, leading multidisciplinary teams, influencing other health professionals and negotiating with a range of stakeholders.
  5. Effective organisational skills and time management- including the ability to manage competing priorities
  6. Understanding of and competence in working with Aboriginal communities, individuals and stakeholders

About GWAHS

Greater Western Aboriginal Health Service (GWAHS) is an entity of Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service. GWAHS provides a culturally appropriate comprehensive primary health care service for the local Aboriginal communities of western Sydney and the Nepean Blue Mountains through sites in Mt Druitt and Penrith.

The clinical service model includes general practitioners (GPs), Aboriginal Health Workers, nursing staff, reception and transport staff. The service also offers a number of wraparound services and programs focused on child and maternal health, social and emotional wellbeing and AOD, chronic disease, as well as population health activities.

GWAHS is committed to ensuring that patients have access to and receive high quality, culturally appropriate care and services that meet the needs of local Aboriginal communities.

How to apply for this job

Applicants are required to provide:

  1. A detailed response to the essential criteria listed above in the position description, available at www.gwahs.net.au.
  2. A copy of your current resume
  3. Details of 2 referees (one must be a current supervisor)

Please send your completed application to karenj@wachs.net.au, using the subject line: Team Leader - Social and Emotional Wellbeing application via EthicalJobs.

All enquiries can be directed to Karen Jarett on (02) 6885 3216

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