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Portfolio Lead - Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol - Dubbo / Orange / Bathurst / Broken Hill

Employer: Western NSW Primary Health Network
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Alcohol & Other Drugs, Health Care & Allied Health, Health Promotion, Indigenous, Management, Mental Health & Counselling
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional NSW

Job posted on: 12 September, 2019.
Applications close: 02 October, 2019.

  • Full time maximum term contract until 30 June 2021 (with possibility of further extension) 

About Western Health Alliance Ltd (WHAL) trading as Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN) 

The WNSW PHN is one of 31 Primary Health Networks across Australia established by the Australian Government to support frontline health services. Our focus is to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of primary health care, ensuring people receive the right care in the right place at the right time. To achieve this, we work closely with general practice, Aboriginal Medical Services and other health care providers, Local Health Districts, non-government organisations and the broader community.

The role 

Western NSW Primary Health Network (WSNW PHN) is currently seeking a motivated individual who has a passion for primary healthcare and an interest in supporting, strengthening and shaping a world-class person-centred Primary Health Care system to join our Integration and Services team as Portfolio Lead – Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol.

The Portfolio Lead is responsible for providing subject matter leadership, expertise and advice and will have the opportunity to lead the development of innovative, evidence-based service design and contribute to the ongoing review and evaluation of commissioned services. 

A core component to the work of WNSW PHN is to ensure that we foster genuine consumer, community, health professional and provider engagement. The portfolio leads will work closely with all relevant stakeholders to build strong working relationships in delivering on our priorities. 

WNSW PHN has a strong focus and commitment to addressing the health inequalities faced by Aboriginal people and communities across the region. These roles will work closely with the Aboriginal health sector to ensure that service design, delivery and evaluation is undertaken in close partnership with Aboriginal people across our region and in alignment with our Cultural Safety Framework.

The position can be based in any one of our four main offices which include Bathurst, Broken Hill, Dubbo or Orange. Financial support to assist with relocation costs may be made available.

Benefits to working with WHAL

We pride ourselves on being supportive and flexible and offer a great range of benefits including:

  • Generous salary packaging options up to $18,450 per year
  • Professional development allowance and leave
  • Family friendly and flexible working arrangements
  • Supportive team environment
  • Collaboration with passionate likeminded professionals
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Option to purchase an additional 2 weeks leave or cash out 2 weeks
  • Additional leave between the Christmas and New Year period
  • 6 weeks paid parental leave
  • Opportunities to be innovative
  • Free Employment Assistance Program
How to apply for this job

For an outline of responsibilities, position description, selection criteria and information on how to apply, please refer to the Employment tab in the ‘About Us’ section of our website, or view the Information Package attached.

WNSW PHN is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

For enquiries regarding these roles, please contact Kath Skinner (Executive Manager Integration & Services) on 0436 687 306 or Michele Pitt (Acting Senior Manager – Commissioned Services & Strategic Projects) on 0407 734 364. 


The selection criteria as outlined in the position description must be addressed as part of your application. 

Applications close 9am Wednesday 2 October 2019.

Supporting materials  Information package - Portfolio Lead - Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol.docx