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Director of Community Health & Wellbeing - Bendigo

Bendigo and District Aboriginal Co-op

Who we are;

The Bendigo & District Aboriginal Cooperative (BDAC) is an ACCO (Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation) registered as a member under the umbrella of VACCHO (Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation) and represented nationally through NACCHO (National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation).

BDAC provides a range of specialist services for clients based primarily in the Dja Dja Wurrung including Health and Wellbeing services, Family and Community Services and Corporate services.

Position Objective;

This role will oversee the BDAC Medical Clinic and all teams within the Community Health and Wellbeing unit and will proactively identify opportunities for funding and program development, while effectively managing strategic partnerships and stakeholders.

What we are offering;

  • Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services Award 2010
  • $50 - $55 per hour (depending on skills & qualifications)
  • 2year Fixed Term
  • Full Time, 38hrs per week
  • Access to Salary Packaging
  • 10.0% Superannuation

Some of the Key Responsibilities;

  • Manage BDACs Community Health and Wellbeing area to ensure it delivers a range of Health and Wellbeing services and programs to the community, focused on improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing.
  • Oversee the operation of the BDAC Medical Clinic to ensure it is meeting the needs of the community.
  • Ensure the BDAC Medical Clinic is compliant with all necessary regulations and accreditation requirements.
  • Foster a culture of care, accountability and responsibility amongst the team, focused on delivering agreed targets and objectives in a timely manner, while placing community care at the centre of all decisions
  • Provide strategic and operational advice and support to the Community Health and Wellbeing management team, the Medical Practice Manager and BDAC senior management to ensure the effective delivery of agreed programs.
  • Proactively identify opportunities for grants and other health program initiatives to ensure BDAC is leading the way in Aboriginal health.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture and Aboriginal community health needs
  • Demonstrated knowledge of a range of health and wellbeing programs, initiatives and methodologies
  • Experience in program planning, delivery and evaluation
  • Ability to work within timeframes and budget constraints
  • Experience in partnership, stakeholder and project management
  • 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
  • Ability to work independently, including planning and organising own workload, and ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to lead and manage a team of employees including undertaking HR responsibilities including supervision and performance management
  • Strong technology skills
  • Mandatory Education, Training and/or Competencies
    • A tertiary qualification in Health Promotion, Public Health or Business Management (in a health setting) and/or significant experience (10+ years) in a similar field or role
    • Demonstrated experience of working to improve Aboriginal Health.

Should an applicant be the preferred candidate, background checks (Police check, reference check and Working with Children's Check) will be completed prior to the candidate’s employment being confirmed.

For more information about this position refer to the position description or contact our human resources team on (03) 5442 4947 or recruitment@bdac.com.au, using the subject line: Director of Community Health & Wellbeing - Bendigo enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

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