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Project Officer, Health Services After-Hours - Bathurst / Orange / Dubbo / Broken Hill / Bourke

Western NSW Primary Health Network

PLEASE NOTE: This position has a strong involvement in issues relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The successful applicant must have an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and an ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People. People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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 and wellbeing 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 community wellbeing to join our Commissioned Services and Strategic Projects team as Project Officer – Health Services After-Hours 

This position is responsible for the delivery of the Aboriginal After-Hours Mental Health Projects which are aligned with the broader National Suicide Prevention Trial.

The Project Officer – Health Services After-Hours will be required to work collaboratively with different Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN) teams to leverage and apply our collective expertise to achieve service and organisational outcomes.

This position will involve:

  • Facilitating a partnership agreement to implement early mental health assessments delivered within selected small communities, reducing the need for travel to larger towns.
  • Sourcing appropriate mental health crisis training to deliver to first responders in selected small communities.
  • Researching and identifying other small communities that would benefit from mental health crisis training and working with the training organisation to expand the delivery of this training to these communities.
  • Develop and implement a grant program for emergency communication and first aid training in small communities.

WNSW PHN has a strong focus and commitment to addressing Aboriginal health inequality across the region and your commitment to the values of improving Aboriginal outcomes is highly valued.

The position can be located in any one of our main offices: Bathurst, Orange, Dubbo, Broken Hill or Bourke.

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 

Further information

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 www.wnswphn.org.au/about-us/employment.

WNSW PHN is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

For enquiries regarding this role, please contact Carla Roots (Portfolio Lead – Workforce and After Hours Services) on 0436 322 818.

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