Womens Health & Family Services specialises in women’s health issues, providing medical, counselling, drug and alcohol support, domestic violence, mental health and other health services for women and their families. The programs and services at Womens Health & Family Services are open to all West Australian women and their families, with consideration made for the unique needs of Aboriginal, migrant and refugee families.

We are currently seeking applicants for the following positions:


Career Advocate - Parents Next Program

Part time – 3 days per week

Womens Health & Family Services (WHFS) specialises in women’s health issues and family support, providing medical, counselling, alcohol and other drug, mental health, domestic violence, and other health and well-being programs for women and their families. The services Womens Health & Family Services provide are open to all Western Australian women and their families, with consideration made for the unique needs of Aboriginal, migrant and refugee families.

WHFS has been successfully delivering the Parents Next program in the Perth North Metro area for the last 18 months. Parents Next is a pre-employment program that assists parents with young children to identify their education and employment goals, develop a pathway to achieve their goals and link them to activities and services within their local community. 

WHFS delivers the program in a number of satellite offices in Perth North and are seeking a motivated person to work as a Career Advocate for 3 days per week at a number of these sites.  The position offers a salary range pro-rata of $66,456 with a supportive team environment, attractive salary sacrificing entitlements and superannuation in a dynamic, forward thinking organisation.

The successful applicant for this position must have experience in, or possess the following essential criteria attributes:

  • Tertiary qualifications in career counselling or health or social sciences or relevant experience in career counselling, education, training and employment, or working towards these qualifications;
  • Experience or passion for case management and parenting advocacy;
  • An understanding of the barriers faced by Parents who are returning to work;
  • Knowledge of the local labour market, parent support groups and local stakeholders;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to write grammatically correct resumes, job applications and selection criteria;
  • Good knowledge and past experience in the administration of the ESS computer database and proficiency in Microsoft applications;
  • Ability to use initiative, problem solve and work independently and autonomously on outreach sites, as well being able to work effectively and contribute in a team environment;
  • National Police clearance;
  • Working with Children Check.


  • Experience with providing training to groups and one on one Job Search Skills and Employability Skills training.

How to Apply

Click Here to view the Job Description and selection criteria for this position

Applications with a cover letter addressing the essential criteria, along with CV and nominated referees to be submitted by email with the job position title in the subject field to The HR Coordinator, Sarella Kessel at HR@whfs.org.au no later than 4pm, Tuesday, 25 February 2020.

Important to note, any applications that do not address the essential criteria will NOT be considered.

For confidential discussions regarding questions specific to this role please email Fiona Ferreira at fferreira@whfs.org.au or telephone 6330 5400.

People from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


Aboriginal AOD and Mental Health Counsellor

4 days per week

Womens Health & Family Services has a position vacancy for an Aboriginal Counsellor. This position will be based in Joondalup, Perth, with outreach work as required.

This position is for 4 days per week and is available for immediate start.

It is desirable for applicants to meet the 50 D Exemption requirement, however applications will be considered if applicants prove to have cultural competency and have experience working with aboriginal communities.

How to Apply:

Click Here to view the Job Description containing the selection criteria for this position

Applications addressing the selection criteria from the job description, along with CV and nominated referees should be submitted by email no later than 4:00pm Tuesday, 25 February 2020 to Sarella Kessel at WHFS HR@whfs.org.au

For confidential discussions regarding questions specific to this role please email Fiona Reid freid@whfs.org.au or telephone 6330 5400.

Being Aboriginal is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement for this position under the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 - Section 50(d) Exemptions.  This allows for the employment of Aboriginal persons with services for the purpose of promoting their welfare where those services can most effectively be provided by an Aboriginal person.

EOI- Collaborative Relationship with Psychologist or Counsellor

Womens Health & Family Services (WHFS) is a not for profit organisation who supports the health and wellbeing of WA women, their families and their communities.  WHFS provide assistance to vulnerable and disadvantaged women through the clinic, counselling and support services.

Womens Health & Family Services would like to establish a working partnership with AHPRA registered mental health professionals who are eligible for Medicare provider numbers to provide services from WHFS, Tuesday/Wednesday evening, Friday and/or Saturday. As a contractor, business will be via referrals from medical practitioners with administrative support provided by WHFS.

About you:

  • Registered Psychologist, Mental Health OT or Mental Health Social Worker
  • National Police Clearance
  • Professional Indemnity insurance
  • Current AHPRA registration
  • Strong report writing skills
  • Ability to work autonomously


  • Attractive arrangement of shared revenue
  • Parking reimbursement
  • Centrally located office with 24/7 security
  • Friendly and supportive team
  • Marketing to attract new clients
  • Existing client and referral base
  • Fully furnished consultation rooms


If you are interested in this potential collaboration with WHFS, please email HR@whfs.org.au for further details.

Female VR GP for Sessional Work

Womens Health & Family Services is seeking a female VR GP with an interest in women’s sexual and reproductive health for sessional work in its Medical & Health Service located in Joondalup & Northbridge.
Sessions negotiable and family friendly.

  • Good remuneration.
  • Salary sacrificing.
  • Nurse and allied health support.
  • Accredited service.

The following Selection Criteria applies to this position:

1. Registered Medical Practitioner in WA.
2. Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health for Medical practitioners (or equivalent).
3. Experience working in a primary health or GP setting.
4. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
5. Demonstrated task and time management skills.
6. Demonstrated high standards of communication and interpersonal skills.
7. Awareness of own personal values, attitudes, and beliefs and how they impact on communication with clients.
8. Commitment to the philosophy and objectives which guide the work of WHFS.
9. Knowledge of principles of Primary Health.
10. Awareness of legislation relating to Abortion in WA.
11. Familiarity in electronic records management.
12. Current relevant clearances.

How to Apply:

Click Here to view the Job Description with Selection Criteria for this position.

1. Letter of application,
2. Resume and,
3. Application addressing the Selection Criteria referred to in this document

Applications can be emailed or mailed to Sharon Maxwell, smaxwell@whfs.org.au, Womens Health & Family Services, PO Box 32, Northbridge, WA 6865.

Questions regarding this position should be addressed to Sharon Maxwell, Manager Medical & Health, smaxwell@whfs.org.au Tel 08 6330 5400.

It is the policy of WHFS that all employees undergo criminal record screening.  The screening is carried out by the Department of Health and the cost is borne by the employee. 

Women from CALD, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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