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
  • Coordinator for Counselling and Support Services
  • Mental Health Worker

Mental Health Worker

Womens Health & Family Services specialises in women’s 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 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 seeking a suitably qualified Mental Health Worker within the Support Services Team.

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

This position is part time (3 days/week) with a pay rate pro-rata of $73,261.50 to $77,883.00 with attractive salary packaging entitlements and superannuation in a dynamic family friendly organisation.

This position is a fixed term contract to June 2019 with a view to extension determined by the funding contract.

This position is responsible to the Support Services Coordinator. The role will involve delivering a service targeting women with severe and persistent mental health issues whose complex symptoms often require ongoing treatment and management. Common mental health issues experienced by the target group may include Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective disorder, Delusional disorder, Bipolar disorder, severe Depression and Anxiety.

The role of the Program Worker also includes the development of evidence based programs and services to meet the needs of service users, development and participation in relevant activities such as the school holiday programs while working within the broader community sector to develop partnerships and collaborations to meet the diverse and complex needs of the client group and to establish and implement integrated service models.

How to Apply:

Please visit the WHFS website www.whfs.org.au for the position description and selection criteria before applying.

For confidential discussions regarding questions specific to this role contact Melanie Every on mevery@whfs.org.au 08 6330 5400.

Applications addressing the selection criteria from the job description, along with CV and nominated referees should be submitted by email to Sarella Kessel at WHFS at HR@whfs.org.au  no later than 4:00pm Thursday, 20 December 2018.

Application reviews and interviews will take place in January 2019.

Being female is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement this position under the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 - Section 34 Exemptions.  This allows for the exclusive employment of women in a women specific service.

Coordinator for Counselling and Support Services

Womens Health & Family Services specialises in women’s 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 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.

Counselling and Support Services Coordinator

This position is part time, four days/week for a 6 month contract with possibility if extension.

Expected start for this position is January 2019.

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

Womens Health & Family Services is a seeking motivated Coordinator with experience and qualifications to coordinate and deliver the WHFS counselling programs to women and their families as well as providing overall leadership to staff, volunteers and students.

The role includes:

  • In collaboration with the Counselling and Support Services Manager and other coordinators develop evidence based good practice to meet the needs of the target group their families.
  • In collaboration with the Counselling Support Services Manager work within the broader community sector to develop partnerships and collaborations to meet the diverse & complex needs of the target group.
  • Develop and deliver services including counselling to target group women and their families including maintaining own case load of clients.

Ability to work one evening and travel between counselling sites will be required.

The position offers a salary range of $83,031 to $86,502 (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 and attaching CV and nominated referees to be submitted by email at HR@whfs.org.au no later than 4:00pm Wednesday, 5th December 2018.

Please visit the WHFS website www.whfs.org.au for the position description and selection criteria before applying.

For confidential discussions regarding questions specific to this role contact Melanie Every on mevery@whfs.org.au 08 6330 5400.

For questions regarding the application process please contact Sarella at skessel@whfs.org.au

Womens Health & Family Services, PO Box 32, Northbridge, WA 6865, Tel 08 6330 5400 Fax 08 6330 5499

Being female is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement this position under the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 - Section 34 Exemptions.  This allows for the exclusive employment of women in a women specific service.

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.


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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.