Manager Health and Wellbeing Services**

  • Base/Location:Njernda Medical Centre, 84 Hare Street Echuca
  • Reports To:Chief Operating Officer
  • Hours:Full-time (37.5 hour week)
  • Award:By Negotiation
  • Position Scope:

    The Manager of Health and Wellbeing Services is responsible for overseeing the Njernda medical clinic, wellbeing unit, HACC/CHSP and NYINI Health and Wellness Centre.

Position Number MED0049
**Identified Position – A Certificate of Aboriginality is required

Njernda Organisational Values
• Respect – Establishing relationships based on respect and trust
• Accountability – Taking ownership and initiative of Njernda values to ensure trusted collaborations are formed
• Resilience – Encouraging cultural and spiritual growth to enable personal growth
• Cultural Sensitivity – Welcoming and serving our community with understanding and without judgement
• Advocacy – Working to transform the disadvantaged and challenge the causes that impact on our community

Key Position Responsibilities

• Facilitate and assist with the delivery of programs within Njernda health and wellbeing units including the medical clinic, wellbeing unit, HACC/CHSP and NYNI Health & Wellness Centre.
• Where appropriate delegate day to day program management to the medical and wellbeing team leaders.
• Regularly liaising with the Team Leaders over rosters to ensure there is adequate staff coverage to provide services
• Ensuring all staff work effectively within defined timelines and that all reporting requirements are being reported on in line with service and funding agreements
• Liaising with the community and the Health & Wellbeing teams to ensure the needs of the community are being met by the development of culturally relevant programs
• Ensuring daily statistics are completed, analysed, and acted on
• Developing communication between staff and the service by convening, attending, and participating in general and unit staff meetings.
• Setting performance and quality standards in consultation with the staff and ensure that they are met.
• Ensure all professional development is in line with the requirements of the staff meetings role (including PD and workplan)
• Managing of the four units’ staff and ensuring that they are registered, trained, and meeting clinical practice requirements
• Responsible for providing high quality support, supervision and debriefing to staff as required.
• Review and maintain AGPAL accreditation ensuring Njernda is following documented policies and regularly reviewing to ensure they meet current legal requirements
• Regularly review budgets and ensure programs are running within budget
• Preparing submissions of programs to federal and state governments
• To represent and speak on behalf of the Njernda Aboriginal Corporation when required
• Participate in regular local, regional, and metropolitan meetings in relation to funding, Aboriginal health and partnership.
• Ensure all employees are inducted and receive regular training as required to perform jobs safely
• Actively promote Njernda Health Programs to community and stakeholders by attending regular events
• Review all accident reports / incidents and prepare reports as appropriate
• Review any health and safety related reports and take appropriate action
• Ensure liaison with employee health and safety representatives, particularly on any workplace changes which have a health and safety component
• Other related duties as directed by the CEO

Mandatory Requirements
• Observe the safe working practices, as far as you are able, protect your own and others’ health and safety.
• Participate in on-going training when necessary
• Act at all times in a professional manner in accordance with the policies and practices of the Njernda Aboriginal Corporation
• All Njernda Aboriginal Corporation employees must comply with the code of conduct as articulated in the Njernda Aboriginal Corporation Policies and Procedures

Key Selection Criteria
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal Culture and Health issues
• Knowledge and skills in program and service planning, implementation, and evaluation
• Ability to work within timeframes and budget constraints
• Ability to lead and manage a team of employees including undertaking HR responsibilities
• Experience in partnership, stakeholder, and project management
• Experience in using the clinical software Communicare
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including report writing, negotiation, and advocacy skills and ability to work with people from a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds
• Excellent IT and computer skills

Required Education, Training and/or competencies
• A tertiary qualification in Health Management and/or Public Health
• Demonstrated experience in working within Aboriginal Health Service

Other relevant information
• The successful applicant will be required to undergo satisfactory pre-employment checks, including providing at least two professional referees, completion of a medical declaration, Police Records Check, Working with Children Check, Victorian Driver’s License, and proof of identify and qualifications
• Commitment to equal opportunity and occupational health and safety
principles and practices are required
• You will need to disclose any pre-existing illness or injury you know about which could be affected by the described work duties. Under section 82 (7) of the Accident Compensation Act, failure to disclose such a pre-existing illness or injury will mean that, if employed, you will not be paid compensation for that condition.

All applications must address the key selection criteria and include a recent resume

Written applications should include a covering letter. Please include the names and telephone contacts of at least two referees.

Address your application marked: “Private & Confidential”

To: Corporate Services Manager
Njernda Aboriginal Corporation
86 Hare Street,
Echuca Vic 3564

(PO Box 201)
Echuca Vic 3564


All applications close: 1st September

Please check the closing date to ensure your application is received within the specified time. Applications may be posted, emailed, hand delivered or faxed (provided that a hard copy is posted on the same day)

All applications close: 1st Sep 2021

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