Health Services Section Manager

Job No: 113827
Location: Tennant Creek

  • Senior leadership opportunity with an Aboriginal community-controlled primary health care service in remote NT
  • 2 year, full-time, fixed-term contract
  • Attractive remuneration circa $131,629 - $148,014 + super, negotiable with skills and experience 
  • Amazing further benefits including subsidised accommodation, 6 weeks annual leave, salary sacrificing, free gym membership and free general dentistry!

About the Organisation

Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation (AHAC) is a multi-disciplinary organisation which provides primary health care services to the Aboriginal people of Tennant Creek and the surrounding Barkly region.

Anyinginyi consists of five different sections (Health Centre, Corporate Services, Public Health Unit, Sports and Recreation, and Piliyintinji-Ki Stronger Families) which allows them to have an holistic approach to health ensuring that clients' physical and emotional health and wellbeing is given the utmost priority.

Anyinginyi's mission is to be a provider of high quality holistic primary health care services focusing on prevention and treatment in a culturally responsive way that empowers Aboriginal people to take more responsibility for their own health.

About the Tennant Creek region

Year round blue skies, stunning landscapes and vibrant, diverse and warm communities - that's life in the Northern Territory! Only a short flight from most Australian cities, Tennant Creek is not just a must-see destination renowned for its individual identity and rich cultural heritage, but is a remarkable community to set up home in!

500km north of Alice Springs, Tennant Creek was once a rough and tumble droving town, but is now a modern town and one of the Territory's most populated areas. It is home to a major regional hospital, a CDU campus, schools, shops and a supermarket, accommodation, bars, clubs and restaurants, banking facilities, sporting clubs and an airport - everything you need to set up a relaxing new lifestyle! People from all walks of life find themselves calling Tennant Creek home.

About the Opportunity 

Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation has an exciting opportunity for a full time Health Services Section Manager to join their team based in Tennant Creek, on a 2 year contract basis.

As a member of the Anyinginyi Executive Leadership Team and reporting to the General Manager, this position will see you managing the staff and resources of the Anyinginyi Health Services (Health Centre, RRHS and allied health), to ensure a high standard of care is provided in a culturally responsive manner. You will work closely with fellow Section Managers in multi-servicing needs for Anyinginyi clients.

More specifically, some of your duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Ensuring strategic links are established and maintained with funding bodies and other service providers working in the areas associated with Primary Health Care, especially the internal liaison and service coordination between Anyinginyi Sections;
  • Preparing and managing budgets and monitoring Funding Agreement compliance, including reporting requirements;
  • Communicating Board and senior management decisions to staff and provide Board and senior management with regular status reports on the program, as directed by the General Manager;
  • Effectively manage the staff and resources of Health Services Section including attraction and retention of employees.

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About You

To be considered for this position, you will have considerable executive management experience delivering primary health care services in community service or healthcare organisations.

You will have an understanding of issues pertaining to Aboriginal primary health and general health care and respect for the past practices and current issues that impact on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people. Whilst not required, previous experience working in a remote area will be highly regarded.

As this is a leadership role, exceptional communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate sensitive and complex subjects to a diverse audience is a must. You will also need to demonstrate high-level commercial acumen in the preparation of budgets, financial management and sourcing of future funding/submission writing, and have good analytical and problem-solving skills for interpreting health data and health development reporting.

Please note: An Ochre Card (NT Working with Children) card is a requirement prior to commencement in this role. Please refer to NT Safe for further information.  

About the Benefits

This is a highly varied and interesting role where you will truly make a difference in the lives of Aboriginal people and experience real job satisfaction every day - don't miss out!

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with attractive remuneration circa $131,629 - $148,014p+ super, negotiable with skills and experience. In addition, you will have access to a range of great benefits including:

  • Salary packaging up to $15,899.94;
  • Subsidised furnished accommodation is available for candidates coming from outside of the Barkly region;
  • 6 weeks annual leave giving you plenty of time to explore the beautiful Barkly region;
  • Vehicle provided for full work and private use (up to 2500km per year);
  • One paid ADO monthly;
  • Free general medical;
  • Free general dentistry (excluding laboratory work);
  • Free gym membership; and
  • Free personal medical prescriptions (conditions apply).

You will be joining a friendly and professional team, where you will also receive personal and professional development opportunities.

This opportunity won't last long - if you think you have what it takes - apply now!

Please note: When responding to the application questions, please refer to the selection criteria on page 2 of the attached position description. 

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