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Health Services Manager

Job No: 104758
Location: Umuwa


A rare opportunity has arisen at Nganampa Health Council for a Health Services Manager to work as part of the Executive group, and with a skilled and dedicated staff team. This is a full-time role based in Umuwa, SA.

Reporting to the Nganampa Health Council Board and the Senior Executive Team, your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing advise and support to the Board, promoting the organisation’s strategic goals and objectives, implementing policy, and maintaining programs and activities;
  • Ensuring the strategic plan, business plan and risk management plan are approved and reviewed by the Board, and providing timely reports on the implementation and ongoing review of these plans;
  • Participating in strategic planning and policy / program development as part of a Senior Executive Team;
  • Representing Nganampa Health Council at interagency meetings and community meetings on the APY Lands;
  • Taking overall administrative responsibility for the effective and efficient day to day management of service delivery on the APY Lands;
  • Coordinating and managing the Health Council’s staff safety and security systems;
  • Ensuring staff recruitment, selection, orientation and support processes are in place so that adequate staffing levels are maintained;
  • Ensuring Anangu Health Worker and Aboriginal Liaison Officer employment and support systems are maintained and resourced; and
  • Actively promoting the activities, programs and achievements of the organisation with Anangu and external stakeholders.

For further information you should contact John Wilson, Nganampa Health Council on 0419 195 263.

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About Nganampa Health Council

Nganampa Health Council is an Aboriginal owned and controlled health organisation operating on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in the far north west of South Australia. Across this area, we operate seven health clinics, an aged care facility and assorted health-related programs including aged care, sexual health, environmental health, health worker training, dental, women's health, male health, children's health and mental health.

When you join Nganampa Health Council, you are joining a community of primary health care professionals united by our desire to make a difference. We learn and experience something new every day, and we are supported by the professionalism and spirit of our colleagues and our organisation.

Widely recognised in the Industry as being an exemplary remote area Aboriginal health service, we understand the power of every small step we make to support the health of our communities. We embrace the diversity of our challenges and thrive on the rewards that comes from the work that we do. 

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At Nganampa Health Council our people are our greatest strength

Nganampa Health Council is seeking candidates with proven experience in strategic management, high level administration and operational management in the health or social and community services sector (ideally Indigenous Affairs). An understanding of the policy context in which Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations operate will be important, as will the ability to work under Aboriginal management and control.

An experienced and resilient leader, you will possess a proven ability to communicate with others in a highly effective manner, and will have a background in leading and contributing to multidisciplinary teams for the purposes of problem solving, and project/program development, implementation and review. The ability to work calmly and think strategically under pressure is essential to the success of the position. 

To be considered, you must hold a current Driver's License, be willing to undergo a Police Check prior to commencing employment and be willing to travel (including by light aircraft when necessary).

Why join the Nganampa Health Council team?

In return for your professionalism, commitment and care, Nganampa Health Council offers you a truly unique and satisfying career opportunity.

We provide  excellent financial rewards and the chance to develop a remarkable skill set and experience a different side to Australia. But most importantly, we empower you to make a difference on the frontline of primary health care for Indigenous Australians.

If successful, you will receive an excellent remuneration package of $245,000 which includes:

  • Base salary of $175,000;
  • Superannuation of 9.5% on base salary;
  • Annual district allowance;
  • Fully maintained 4-wheel drive vehicle (available for some private use);
  • Fully furnished, rent-free housing;
  • Free electricity and internet;
  • Subsidised telephone access;
  • Relocation assistance;
  • Annual airfares to place of recruitment; 
  • Generous leave provisions (6 weeks annual leave, 3 weeks recreation leave, 3 weeks sick leave and 2 weeks study leave); and
  • Salary sacrificing options to further increase your take-home pay by up to $16,000!

To help you embrace the challenge, we provide a true learning culture, professional processes and unrivalled support. You'll work with some of the most talented people in the healthcare industry and enjoy a highly collaborative work environment that is outcome driven and strives for excellence.

Please note: Shortlisted candidates will need to be available for interview in Central Australia on Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th December.

If you experience any issues in applying, please try via an alternative browser or call Employment Office on 07 3330 2555 for further assistance.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. 

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