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Primary Health Program Officer - Identified Position - Dubbo / Orange / Bourke / Broken Hill

Western NSW Primary Health Network
  • Location: Dubbo, Orange, Bourke, Broken Hill
  • Full time maximum term contract until 30 June 2021 (with possibility of further extension)

PLEASE NOTE: the selection criteria as outlined in the position description must be addressed as part of your application. This is an identified position in accordance with Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977. Aboriginal applicants must demonstrate Aboriginality which forms part of addressing the selection criteria. While WNSW PHN recognises that there are people of both Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent living across the region, reference is made to Aboriginal in recognition of Aboriginal people being the first people of NSW.

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

The Primary Health Program Officer, Aboriginal Health Strategy and Programs is responsible for providing a high level of program and administration support to Western Health Alliance Ltd (WHAL) trading as Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN) Aboriginal Health Strategy and Programs portfolio, with a focus on improving the cultural safety of primary care services in the region.

The Primary Health Program Officer is responsible for assisting with the planning, development and integration of Aboriginal Health programs across the WNSW PHN.

The Primary Health Program Officer will collaborate with members of the Strategy, Engagement & Performance team and other WNSW PHN staff to generate relevant information and data needed to support the improvement, coordination and integration of Culturally Safe Primary Care Services for Aboriginal people living in our region.

The position will engage, and build a relationship with Regional Assemblies, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHO’s), Aboriginal Communities and the WNSW PHN Aboriginal Health Council to achieve outcomes regarding improving Aboriginal Health in Western NSW.  

WNSW PHN considers that being Aboriginal is a genuine occupational qualification under s14 of the Antidiscrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

While WNSWPHN recognises that there are people of both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent living across the region; reference is being made as Aboriginal in recognition of Aboriginal people being the first people of NSW.   

The position can be based in our Dubbo, Orange, Bourke or Broken Hill office.

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

For enquiries regarding this role, please contact Daniel Belshaw (Executive Manager – Strategy Engagement & Performance on 0437 227 627.

An information package including the position description is attached.

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