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Manager Aboriginal Health Unit

St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney - Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Job Description

Position Title: Manager - Aboriginal Health Unit
Employment Type: Maximum Term, Full time, up to February 2022
Hours per week: 38
Position Grade: Health Service Manager Grade 2
Salary: $98,105.44 to $116,361.04 per annum
Enterprise Agreement: The Named NSW (Non-Declared) Affiliated Health Organisations’ Health Employees Agreement 2019
Department Name: Aboriginal Health

Position Summary

A vacancy exists in the above unit for a highly motivated Aboriginal Health Manager with appropriate knowledge and skills to join our friendly and supportive team. Our progressive and innovative team offers development opportunities for our staff and a caring environment for the delivery of high quality patient centred care.

As the Manager you will responsible for providing strategic support to the Director, Aboriginal Health as well as supporting Aboriginal Health Workers in the delivery of health services to Aboriginal patients, families and carers, whilst managing and leading staff within the unit.

The Manager will assist in achieving measurable key performance indicators (KPI) as outlined in the NSW MoH Aboriginal Dashboard, Service Level Agreement and RAP KPI's, including the operation plan for the AHU and close the gap targets.

The Manager will also be responsible for the supervision and management of Aboriginal Health Workers within the Aboriginal Health Unit and will be responsible for: roster management, performance management, leave planning, mandatory training compliance and other manager


The Manager will be also represent the Aboriginal Health Unit in in-services, committees relevant to Aboriginal Health, deliver on Aboriginal Health at Orientation and other meetings, forums internal and external.

The position will also require afterhours and weekend shift as required.

This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information and how to apply, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/working-with-children/working-with-children-check.

About St Vincent's Health Network Sydney

St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is made up of three public hospitals, St Vincent's Hospital Sydney, Sacred Heart Health Service and St Joseph's Hospital at Auburn. We are part of St Vincent's Health Australia, the largest diversified health care organisation within Australia's not for profit Catholic health care sector. As a Catholic health and aged care service provider, our mission is to bring God's love to those in need through the healing ministry of Jesus, with a commitment to those who are poor and vulnerable.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity, ethical practices, and the principles of cultural diversity and promote a smoke free work environment. Appropriate criminal record and child protection checks are conducted for all successful candidates. Employment with St Vincent's is subject to you having current immunity status that complies with the Occupational Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases - NSW Health Policy Directive PD2020 _017. Appointment and ongoing employment will be subject to continued compliance with the policy directive.

What We Offer

  • Generous salary packaging and Fitness Passport for eligible staff
  • Opportunity to access a large range of clinical and non-clinical education programs
  • Supported post graduate opportunities within applicable fields
  • Careers development opportunities across the St Vincent’s Health Australia Network.
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Work/Life balance

Application Instructions

St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is committed to reconciliation and encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for all advertised positions.

When applying for the position, Applicants will be required to upload a recent Resume as well as a separate Cover Letter addressing the Selection Criteria for the position as outlined below. External applicants are to upload their Cover Letter alongside their Resume when reaching the ‘My Experience tab >Resume/CV> Upload. For Internal applicants, this document is to be uploaded further down the page alongside your Resume under Resume/CV> Upload.

Selection Criteria
  • Personal integrity and demonstrated commitment to the Philosophy, Mission and Values of Mary Aikenhead Ministries and St Vincent’s Health Australia Personal integrity and demonstrated commitment to the Philosophy, Mission and Values of Mary Aikenhead Ministries and St Vincent’s Health Australia.
  • Be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent: identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander; and be accepted in the community in which he/she lives or lived. This is an Aboriginal Identified position in accordance with Part 9A of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977. Aboriginal applicants must demonstrate Aboriginality in addition to addressing the selection criterion.
  • Qualifications relevant to Aboriginal health Services – Aboriginal Health/Education, Allied Health, Psychology, Nursing, Welfare or equivalent including a demonstrated knowledge and/or experience in mental health, drug and alcohol, domestic violence, child protection, victims of crimes, trauma, sudden death and/or the coronial process.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the sensitivities impacting on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples including crisis intervention, short term solution focussed intervention, grief and loss work and complex assessment and care planning.
  • High level skills in time management, liaison and negotiation, including the ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team in a high demand environment with competing demands.
  • High level written, verbal and computer communication skills, with experience in providing support and advocacy for Aboriginal patients, families and carers
  • Experience providing services to the Aboriginal community, have advanced skills in Aboriginal primary health care, coordinate Aboriginal services or programs, including delivering education, in-service and orientation workshops internal and external to the organisation
  • Current NSW Driver’s Licence and willingness to travel in accordance with the demands of the role.
An example on how to address and upload selection criteria is provided in the attachment below in order to assist you with completing your application.

Please ensure you review this document as applicants that do not address the selection criteria may have their application automatically culled.

Review The Following Documents

Position Description and Critical Job Demands Checklist:

JR115859_Job Demands Checklist and Health Declaration Form 20198Feb21.docx

JR115859_PD for Manager of Aboriginal Health.pdf

JR115859_How to upload and address the selection criteria.pdf

Contact Details

Pauline Deweerd, Director, Aboriginal Health, T 02 8382 2407

Closing Date

Alternate Contact:

25 February 2021 11:59pm

Reconciliation Action Plan

View Reconciliation Action Plan

Code Of Conduct

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Sydney, NSW

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