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

Womens Health & Family Services is currently seeking applicants* for the following positions:

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 and 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.

Click Here to view the Job description including selection criteria.

How to Apply: 

Applications may be submitted by mail or email no later than Wednesday 20 June 2018 at 4:00pm and must contain the following documents:

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

Please address applications to Barbara Barclay, bbarclay@whfs.org.au, Womens Health & Family Services, PO Box 32, Northbridge, WA 6865, Tel 08 6330 5400.

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

Body Esteem Program - Group Facilitator

The Body Esteem Program is seeking applicants for the following position:

Group Facilitator – Anorexia/Bulimia Group. Level 4.1 – Casual – evening hours included.

The Body Esteem Program offers support to women experiencing an eating disorder through peer facilitated self-help groups.

There are two target populations for these programs;

1.    Women (18+) living with Anorexia or Bulimia Nervosa

2.    Women (18+) living with Binge Eating Disorder

The 20-week group program aims to support and assist women to make informed decisions about their health and wellbeing and to make and sustain positive change through a recovery-focussed, self-help model. Each program is facilitated by two women who have recovered from their own eating disorder and have been trained to provide support and guidance based on their own experience. We are currently recruiting a co-facilitator for our Anorexia/Bulimia 20-week group.  We are seeking female applicants who have overcome the complexities of either Anorexia and/or Bulimia Nervosa and would like to assist others who currently want to further their own recovery journey.

Family friendly organisation offering flexible working conditions. Womens Health & Family Services Body Esteem Program is seeking a female.*

Click Here to view the position description including the selection criteria. Your application must include the following:

1. Covering letter summarising your claims of suitability

2. Application addressing each selection criteria

3. A copy of your resume including the names and contact details of two professional referees.

The application can be emailed to jcaswell@whfs.org.au. For further information, please contact Jemma Caswell on 08 9300 1566

Closing Date: 4:00pm Friday 1 June 2018

Counsellors (part time 4 days/week – two roles available)

WHFS is seeking motivated Counsellors with experience and qualifications for its Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD) and mental health service area.

AOD/Mental Health Counsellors:

1.  Deliver individual counselling sessions to women with AOD and/or mental health related problems accessing the service (on site and outreach).

2.  Provide couples, family and group counselling as required.

3.  As part of the counselling team, initiate, plan, implement and evaluate therapeutic groups relevant to the target group.

4.  Act as a resource on counselling issues for other Womens Health & Family Services staff for debriefing and supervision.

5.   Plan, co-ordinate and deliver health promotion activities or training for women in house or community based relevant to target group and/or service area.

The ability to work outreach and/or evenings will be required.

The positions offer a 12 month contract (with the possibility of extension), a salary range of $68,523.00 - $77,863.50 (pro rata) with flexible, family friendly working conditions, attractive salary packaging entitlements and superannuation in a dynamic, forward thinking organisation.

How to Apply: 

Applications addressing the selection criteria with attached CV and nominated referees, to be submitted by email to Womens Health & Family Services HR Coordinator, Sarella Kessel, HR@whfs.org.au no later than Wednesday 13th June at 5:00pm.

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

For confidential discussions regarding questions specific to this role contact Melanie Every, AOD/MH Manager, mevery@whfs.org.au or 08 6330 5400.

For questions regarding the application process please contact Sarella Kessel, HR Coordinator hr@whfs.org.au.

Partners in Recovery (PIR) Support Facilitator (part time 3 days/week)

The organisation is seeking a motivated Support Facilitator for the PIR program with experience and qualifications to provide a personalised approach tailored to address the specific support requirements of an individual with severe and persistent mental health issues assisting them to maximise their capabilities through social and environmental opportunities.

The position is part time, 3 days per week for a 12 month maternity cover contract.

Main office is located in Northbridge with outreach work required.

Salary range of $68,523 to $77,863 (pro rata) with flexible family friendly working conditions, attractive salary packaging entitlements and superannuation in a dynamic forward thinking organisation.

How to Apply: 

Applications addressing the selection criteria, cover letter and CV with 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 5:00pm Wednesday, 13 June 2018.

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

For confidential discussions regarding questions specific to this role please email Melanie Every at mevery@whfs.org.au or telephone 6330 5400.

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Please Note:

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.

* Being female is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement for this position under section 30(2) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984.