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Team Leader, Healthy for Life Blue Mountains

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Job Listing Date
4 Jun 2019
Sydney, Parramatta & Western Suburbs
Up to $110,000 based on experience
Work Type
Full Time
Healthcare & Medical, Management

We a seeking a qualified and highly skilled professional to lead a multi-disciplinary team in the delivery of the Healthy for Life program for Aboriginal people living in the Blue Mountains.

  • Competitive salary of up to $110,000 plus super (depending on skills and experience)
  • Supporting health Aboriginal families living in the Blue Mountains
  • Based in Penrith

About the role

The purpose of this position is to coordinate and oversee the management of the Healthy for Life Program in the Blue Mountains. The Healthy for Life team offer a broad range of services to support the local community including full antenatal, maternal and child health and chronic disease support. The Healthy for Life Program is funded by the Commonwealth Government and its objectives are to:

  • Improve the availability of child and maternal health care
  • Improvement in the prevention, early detection and management of chronic diseases
  • Improve the long term health outcome of Indigenous Australians

The Team Leader responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing and recommending changes to the ongoing Healthy for Life Program – Maternal and Child Health – (M&CH) programs and services as part of the improvement cycle
  • Support/conduct review processes i.e. clinical audits, health system assessment and performance indicators to identify priorities for improvement
  • Review data generated from programs to assess outcomes and to plan service provision
  • Contribute to effective team performance by participating in team planning days/ business plan development
  • Provide staff appraisals to Healthy for Life team
  • Identify and approve training requirements for the Health for Life program
  • Contribute to effective team performance by participating in team planning days/ business plan development
  • Provide clinical support as needed for all M&CH programs


Greater Western Aboriginal Health Service (GWAHS) is an entity of Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service. GWAHS provides a culturally appropriate comprehensive primary health care service for the local Aboriginal communities of western Sydney and the Nepean Blue Mountains. GWAHS provides multidisciplinary services from sites located in Mt Druitt and Penrith.

The clinical service model includes general practitioners (GPs), Aboriginal Health Workers and Practitioners, nursing staff, reception and transport staff. The service also offers a number of wraparound services and programs focused on child and maternal health, social and emotional wellbeing, Drug and Alcohol Support, chronic disease, as well as population health activities. The Healthy for Life Blue Mountains team are hosted at our Penrith site.

GWAHS is committed to ensuring that patients have access to and receive high quality, culturally appropriate care and services that meet the needs of local Aboriginal communities.

Selection Criteria

  • Registered Nurse or other equivalent qualifications – with a minimum of 3 years post graduate experience
  • Qualifications, experience or a demonstrated working background in either maternal and child health or chronic illness
  • Demonstrated experience in providing health services to Aboriginal people in the community and/or primary health care
  • Demonstrated experience in the coordination and service provision of client health services in partnership with other allied health providers
  • Ability to provide professional development, education, training and support for staff within a specialist program setting
  • Experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of policies, procedures, business plans and service delivery audit reports
  • Current NSW drivers license

How to Apply

Applicants are required to provide:

  1. A response to all of the essential criteria listed above and in the position description
  2. A copy of your current resume
  3. Details of 2 referees (one must be a current supervisor)
  4. Applications can be forwarded to

To view the position description please visit

All enquiries can be directed to Karen Jarrett on 02 6885 3216 

Position closes Friday 28 June 2019

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