Deputy CEO (Aboriginal Medical Service)
- Make a real tree change - live and work in this thriving regional NSW centre
- Relocation & Fully Furnished Accommodation provided
- Great leadership opportunity, coordinating Primary Health Care services for local Aboriginal communities
- Attractive remuneration circa $105k plus vehicle, laptop, mobile phone!
About the Organisation
The Aboriginal community of Walgett lobbied for an Aboriginal Medical Service in the late 70's. In 1986, Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service (WAMS) opened its doors, and the Board of Directors moved a resolution to provide primary health care to all people in the community. This has been the case ever since, with 40% of clients being non-Aboriginal.
Services offered include: public health, family health, sexual health, dental health, mental health and GP Clinical Services. The not-for-profit organisation also provides a diverse range of health programs, including drug and alcohol.
Why work in Walgett?
With a population of 2,300, Walgett is nestled in north-central New South Wales on the Castlereagh Highway connecting Sydney and Brisbane, with a wide range of transport companies serving the township, in addition to an airfield.
Walgett Shire offers a friendly relaxed lifestyle and there are many sporting and recreational pursuits available. Many people take advantage of the proximity of the Narran Lakes, while others take the opportunity to explore Australia's natural landscapes that seem a world away from the bustle of the city. If you're looking for a change of pace and the opportunity to gain a unique rural experience that few will ever encounter, this is the location for you.
Education throughout the Shire is provided by a range of high quality schools, which offer distance education units to assist with education for rural and isolated families. Post secondary education is also offered by the Western Institute of TAFE, Walgett campus.
About the Opportunity
Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service has a fantastic opportunity for a Deputy CEO to lead their dedicated team based in Walgett.
Reporting to the CEO, you'll be responsible for the day-to-day management support and monitoring of staff through the Practice Managers as well as assisting in the development of future programs and accountability procedures.
More specifically, some of your daily duties will include:
- Assisting Practice Managers in the supervision, reporting and appraisal of staff;
- Managing complex staffing issues including performance management;
- Assisting in the development of policies and procedures;
- Monitoring program activities, resource utilisation and training programs; and
- Submitting all relevant reports to the CEO.
Due to the nature of this role, it is essential that the successful applicant is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent (under section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act).
To be successful in this position, you will have prior experience in a similar management role within a related area, with any formal qualifications being highly regarded. Furthermore, you'll have come from a strong background of supervising and managing senior staff in a Primary Health Care setting and have demonstrated experience in Program Development.
Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service is looking for a decisive individual with excellent time management and organisational skills and the ability to work well under pressure. You'll be able to keep the good of the organisation as a whole at the forefront of your mind at all times, while still demonstrating appropriate communication skills in order to liaise with the Board, Management and other departments as needed.
Experience in the provision of high level policy advice is also required, as is an understanding and commitment to Continuous Quality Improvement. In addition, you will need to hold an open driver's licence with the ability to undergo a Criminal Check and Working with Children Check.
Although not essential, a knowledge of the communities serviced by WAMS and a current First Aid Certificate would be desirable.
About the Benefits
If you're a motivated leader looking to take on an exciting challenge where you can really make your mark on an organisation - this is the opportunity for you!
In return for your hard work and dedication, the successful candidate will enjoy an attractive salary circa $105,000 plus super and salary sacrifice options up to $15,000. You'll also benefit from a fully maintained and serviced motor vehicle plus a laptop and mobile phone!
To make the move to Walgett easier, a relocation allowance will be negotiated with the successful applicant (and payable after probation period) along with fully furnished accommodation if required. Additional benefits include 17.5% leave loading, Time in Lieu, 4 weeks annual leave and 10 days personal leave.
In addition, you will be welcomed into a supportive and welcoming team that will listen to and value your ideas. This is an opportunity to make your mark on an established and highly respected community organisation, using your experience and skills to have a direct and positive impact on those within the Walgett shire.
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