Employment

If you're passionate about health and wellbeing...we want you!

Make an impact to our communities as a part of our outstanding rural health service!

  • Opportunities open for all levels of experience, including graduate roles
  • Work across acute, aged care and community settings or as a part of our business and administration teams
  • Gain invaluable experience and career development
  • Join our enthusiastic team and work in a supportive organisation, where we think big and celebrate success
  • Enjoy being part of a welcoming, knowledgeable team  

West Wimmera Health Service offers a dynamic and rewarding work environment for our motivated and passionate team. We love what we do and we’re dedicated to working in collaboration with our staff and members of our community to provide the best health care possible. We believe in supporting everyone to thrive.  

We are proud to be an inclusive employer. We welcome and embrace diversity!

More About Us

West Wimmera Health Service provides high-quality hospital care, residential aged care, disability services and community services to more than 16,000 people in the West Wimmera region. We deliver services that are compassionate, responsive, accessible and accountable to individual and community needs and which are designed to achieve quality outcomes.  

We employ close to 600 staff across nine campuses at Nhill, Kaniva, Jeparit, Rainbow, Goroke, Natimuk, Murtoa, Minyip and Rupanyup. Our organisation has a total of 150 residential aged care beds, 54 acute beds and a broad range of community health services available from many of our campuses, keeping our community well at home.  

You can learn more about our outstanding rural health service by reviewing our Strategic Plan, and current Annual Report and Quality Account publications at www.wwhs.net.au/about_us/publications.

View this short clip to learn more about the benefits of working and living in our Wimmera region:

The Wimmera, Everything You Need

Hear From Our Staff

Kerry Festa's Story

 Darren Jeffrey's Story

Current Vacancies

We are seeking like minded individuals to join our friendly team at West Wimmera Health Service and help us make a difference. 

For more information about other career opportunities, please contact corporate@wwhs.net.au.

Administration Officer, Rainbow, Casual

If you’re passionate about customer service...we want you!

Our local Hospitals and Community Health Centres play an integral role in the health and overall wellbeing of our customers.

We are seeking an enthusiastic Administration Officer, in a casual capacity, who is passionate about customer service and enjoy working in a busy diverse environment.

Over a casual roster, you will be the first point of contact for our visitors and customers, whilst being responsible for general administrative duties and support as required.

Enjoy being part of a friendly and supportive team where development opportunities are provided and encouraged.

Further Information
Applicants should refer to the position description below for a full description of the role and the relevant skills and experience required.

To obtain a copy of the position description, please click here.

For all enquiries, please contact Ms Angela Naylor, Rainbow Director of Nursing on (03) 5396 3320 or via email to angela.naylor@wwhs.net.au.

How to apply
Applications including a cover letter and addressing the key selection criteria, together with a resume nominating three professional referees, should be addressed to Samra Vatan Parast, Executive Assistant, and submitted via email to careers@wwhs.net.au.

Applications close 5pm Friday 24 June 2022.

Receptionists/Administration Clerks, Casual, Ongoing Opportunities

If you’re passionate about customer service...we want you!

Our local Hospitals and Community Health Centres play an integral role in the health and overall wellbeing of our customers.

We are seeking enthusiastic Receptionists/Administration Clerks who are passionate about customer service and enjoy working in a busy diverse environment.

Over a casual roster, you will be the first point of contact for our visitors and customers, whilst being responsible for general administrative duties and support as required.

Enjoy being part of a friendly and supportive team where development opportunities are provided and encouraged.

Further Information
Applicants should refer to the position description below for a full description of the role and the relevant skills and experience required.

To obtain a copy of the position description, please click here.

For all enquiries, please contact Samra Vatan Parast, Executive Assistant on (03) 5391 4268 or via email to samra.vatanparast@wwhs.net.au.

How to apply
Applications including a cover letter and addressing the key selection criteria, together with a resume nominating three professional referees, should be addressed to Samra Vatan Parast, Executive Assistant, and submitted via email to careers@wwhs.net.au.

Leisure and Lifestyle Personnel, Part Time, Nhill (Iona Digby Harris Nursing Home)

If you’re passionate about aged care…we want you!

Our aged care services play an integral role in the health and overall wellbeing of our residents.

We are seeking a dynamic and caring person to join our Leisure and Lifestyle Personnel at our Iona Digby Harris Nursing Home in Nhill. 

If you are passionate about customer care, eager to engage individuals and groups in a range of activities and programs, and excited by the opportunity to make a difference to people lives, this is the role for you!

Enjoy a varied and diverse role working collaboratively with our residents and their families to design and achieve individualised needs-based care in a friendly and social environment.

Further Information

Applicants should refer to the position description below for a full description of the role and the relevant skills and experience.

To obtain a copy of the position description, please click here.

For all enquiries, please contact Ms Kirsten Nesbitt, Iona Nurse Unit Manager on (03) 5391 4270 or via email to Kirsten.Nesbit@wwhs.net.au.

How to Apply

Applications including a cover letter and addressing the key selection criteria, together with a resume nominating three professional referees, should be addressed to Ms Cheree Schneider, Executive Director of Clinical Services, via email to careers@wwhs.net.au.

Applications close 5pm Friday 10 June 2022.

Communications and Customer Partner, Full Time

If you’re passionate about making a difference with your people skills and love of creating content...we want you!  

  • Creativity and connection combined in one career!
  • Rewarding and varied role, collaborating with staff and our communities.
  • Lead marketing and communications across the organisation.
  • Partner and engage with customers and community to drive positive experience.

Our customers and community are at the heart of everything we do. Communication and engagement are integral to driving a positive experience for everyone and play a pivotal role in helping us to deliver the best care to our customers.  

We're seeking an energetic, resourceful and approachable person to join our team as a Communications and Customer Partner. This an exciting opportunity to make an impact on how we collaborate and communicate to deliver the best care and services for our community!  

About the Role

A key strategic focus for our health service is helping to empower healthy communities, healthy lives.  

Our Communications and Customer Partner supports positive experiences by engaging with our customers and our community. You work collaboratively with our Community Advisory Committees and customer representatives, and oversee our feedback process. This role assists us deliver great service, identify areas for improvement and help us ensure we offer the right services that meet our community needs.

You will have an understanding that for us to facilitate and create these experiences we need timely and easy to understand communications. Our Communications and Customer Partner facilitates our marketing needs across the health service and works with staff to maximise community engagement through impactful storytelling and authentic communications. This role is also responsible for managing our social media and creating engaging, relevant content across all media platforms.

About You

You will be able to use your ‘can do’ attitude, interest in people and flair for creating content. In this role you can quickly put into practice your skills to perceive and respond with understanding to customer needs, build relationships with community and staff, and translate messages that get to the heart of a story.

Further Information

Applicants should refer to the position description below for a full description of the role and the relevant skills and experience required.  

To obtain a copy of the position description, click here > Position Description_Communications and Customer Partner.

For all enquiries, please contact Melanie Albrecht, Executive Business and Strategy on 5391 4224 or via email to melanie.albrecht@wwhs.net.au.

How to Apply

Applications addressing the key selection criteria, together with a resume nominating three professional referees, should be submitted to Melanie Albrecht, Executive Business and Strategy to careers@wwhs.net.au.

Applications close 5pm Monday 14 June 2022. 

Allied & Community Health Receptionist, Full Time, Nhill

If you’re passionate about customer service...we want you!

Our local Hospitals play an integral role in the health and overall wellbeing of our customers.

We are seeking an enthusiastic Receptionist who is passionate about customer service and enjoys working in a busy diverse environment.

You will be the first point of contact for our visitors and customers, whilst being responsible for general administrative duties and support as required.

Enjoy being part of a friendly and supportive team where development opportunities are provided and encouraged.

Further Information

Applicants should refer to the position description below for a full description of the role and the relevant skills and experience required.

To obtain a copy of the position description, please click here.

For all enquiries, please contact Linda White, Executive Assistant, Community Health (03) 5391 4386 or via email to linda.white@wwhs.net.au.

How to Apply

Applications including a cover letter and addressing the key selection criteria, together with a resume nominating three professional referees, should be addressed to Mrs Alex Hall, Executive Director of Community Health, and submitted via email to careers@wwhs.net.au.

Applications close 5pm Friday 3 June 2022.

Chef, Natimuk, Full Time

If you’re passionate about great food and hospitality...we want you!

Good quality, fresh cooked food and meal preparation play an integral role in the health, wellbeing and experience of our customers.

We are seeking a full time Chef to join our Natimuk aged care facility. We're looking for someone who is eager to prepare quality meals for our residents and assist with coordination and planning to provide a quality experience.

Good communication and team skills are necessary to successfully fulfil this role.

Further Information:

Applicants should refer to the position description below for a full description of the role and the relevant skills and experience required.

To obtain a copy of the position description, please click here.

For all enquiries, please contact Mrs Yvonne Jones, Hospitality and Environmental Services Manager on (03) 5391 4278 or via email to yvonne.jones@wwhs.net.au.

How to apply

A cover letter addressing the key selection criteria, together with a resume nominating three professional referees should be addressed to Mrs Yvonne Jones, Hospitality & Environmental Services Manager, and submitted via email to careers@wwhs.net.au

Applications close 5pm Friday 27 May 2022. 

Nurse Unit Manager, Full Time, Rainbow

If you’re passionate about rural health...we want you!

  • Join a fantastic team with a variety of nursing scope.
  • Embrace the best of regional Victoria.
  • Make a difference working in a highly supportive culture.

Our nursing and aged care services play an integral role in the health and overall wellbeing of our customers and the wider community.

We are seeking an experienced Registered Nurse to join our Rainbow team as a Nurse Unit Manager in a full time capacity. We're looking for someone who is committed to quality customer care and excited by the opportunity to make a difference in remote and rural communities. 

You will work collaboratively with the Director of Nursing and the multi-disciplinary team to facilitate and foster the provision of best practice care to patients, residents, their families and carers.

Enjoy a varied and diverse role working across both acute and aged care settings at our Rainbow campus, as part of a welcoming team.

Further Information

Applicants should refer to the position description below for a full description of the role and the relevant skills and experience required.

To obtain a copy of the position description, please click here.

For all enquiries, please contact Cheree Schnieder, Executive Director of Clinical Services, on 03 5391 4227 or via email to cheree.schneider@wwhs.net.au.

How to apply

Applications including a cover letter and addressing the key selection criteria, together with a resume nominating three professional referees, should be addressed to Ms Cheree Schneider, Executive Director of Clinical Services, via email to careers@wwhs.net.au.

Applications close at 5pm Monday 6 June 2022. 

Associate Nurse Unit Manager, Full Time or Part Time, Iona Digby Harris Home (Nhill)

If you’re passionate about rural health...we want you!

  • Join a fantastic team with a variety of nursing scope.
  • Embrace the best of regional Victoria.
  • Make a difference working in a highly supportive culture.

Our nursing and aged care services play an integral role in the health and overall wellbeing of our customers and the wider community.

We are seeking an experienced Registered Nurse to work as an ANUM in a full time or part time capacity at our Nhill aged care facility - Iona Digby Harris Home. We're looking for someone who is committed to quality customer care and excited by the opportunity to make a difference in remote and rural communities. 

You will work collaboratively with the Director of Nursing and the multi-disciplinary team to facilitate and foster the provision of best practice care to patients, residents, their families and carers.

Enjoy a varied and diverse role working across an aged care setting at our Nhill Iona Digby Harris Home as part of a welcoming team.

Further Information

Applicants should refer to the position description below for a full description of the role and the relevant skills and experience required.

To obtain a copy of the position description, please click here.

For all enquiries, please contact Ms Kirsten Nesbitt, Iona Nurse Unit Manager on (03) 5391 4270 or via email to Kirsten.Nesbit@wwhs.net.au.

How to apply

Applications including a cover letter and addressing the key selection criteria, together with a resume nominating three professional referees, should be addressed to Ms Cheree Schneider, Executive Director of Clinical Services, via email to careers@wwhs.net.au.

Applications close at 5pm Friday 27 May 2022. 

Registered and Enrolled Nurses, Full Time or Part Time, Iona Digby Harris Home (Nhill)

If you’re passionate about rural health...we want you!

  • Join a fantastic team with a variety of nursing scope.
  • Embrace the best of regional Victoria.
  • Make a difference working in a highly supportive culture.

Our nursing and aged care services play an integral role in the health and overall wellbeing of our customers and the wider community.

We are seeking Registered Nurses and Enrolled Nurses to work in a full time or part time capacity at our Nhill aged care facility - Iona Digby Harris Home.

We're looking for people who are committed to quality customer care and excited by the opportunity to make a difference in remote and rural communities. 

Work as a part of a welcoming and supportive team, where you will see the impact of your care on both our residents and their loved ones.  

Further Information

Applicants should refer to the position description below for a full description of the role and the relevant skills and experience required:

For all enquiries, please contact Ms Kirsten Nesbitt, Iona Nurse Unit Manager on (03) 5391 4270 or via email to Kirsten.Nesbit@wwhs.net.au.

How to apply

Applications including a cover letter and addressing the key selection criteria, together with a resume nominating three professional referees, should be addressed to Ms Cheree Schneider, Executive Director of Clinical Services, via email to careers@wwhs.net.au.

Applications close at 5pm Friday 27 May 2022. 

Occupational Therapists (Grade 1 or Grade 2), Full Time, Part Time or Casual

If you're passionate about health and wellbeing and want to make a difference in peoples’ lives, we want you to join our team!

We are seeking an Occupational Therapist (Grade 1 or Grade 2)  to join our team based in Nhill, who is committed to quality customer care and excited by the opportunity to be hands on in making a difference in our rural communities. 

This role offers a diverse workload as well as exciting professional development opportunities. You will provide occupational therapy services to people of all ages in our community health settings, acute inpatient wards and residential aged care facilities.

You will be supported not only by the occupational therapy team, but also by the large multidisciplinary team of Allied Health Professionals who work at West Wimmera Health Service. These include Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Dietitians, Diabetes Educators, Social Workers, Exercise Physiologists and Allied Health Assistants.

Further Information

Applicants should refer to the relvant position description below for a full description of the role and the relevant skills and experience required:

Grade 1 Position Description

Grade 2 Position Description

For all enquiries please contact Karen Shurdington, Occupational Therapist, via phone (03) 5391 4267 or email karen.shurdington@wwhs.net.au.

How to apply

A cover letter addressing the key selection criteria as contained in the position description, together with a resume nominating three professional referees, should be addressed to Mrs Alex Hall, Executive Director of Community Health, via email to careers@wwhs.net.au.

Support Worker (TAC program), Part Time or Casual

If you’re passionate about improving the daily lives of people living with a disability in rural and remote communities...we want you!

West Wimmera Health Service’s community care team is seeking passionate support workers in a part time or casual capacity.

Enjoy a varied and diverse role working as a Support Worker in a warm and friendly setting, as part of a welcoming team, where you will provide in‐home and community-based support to enable people to maintain and/or increase their independence.

You will be supported not only by the other support workers and the Community Care team but also by the team of Managers and Executive Directors at West Wimmera Health Service.

Further Information

Applicants should refer to the position description below for a full description of the role and the relevant skills and experience required.

To obtain a copy of the position description, please click here.

For all enquiries, please contact Christine McCallum, Manager of Community Packages on 0407 863 445 or via email to christine.mccallum@wwhs.net.au.

How to apply

Applications including a cover letter and addressing the key selection criteria, together with a resume nominating three professional referees, should be addressed to Mrs Alex Hall, Executive Director of Community Health, and submitted via email to careers@wwhs.net.au.

Director of Nursing, Full Time, Kaniva

For more information about this position please click here.

Associate Nurse Unit Manager, Full Time or Part Time, Rainbow

If you’re passionate about rural health...we want you!

  • Join a fantastic team with a variety of nursing scope.
  • Embrace the best of regional Victoria.
  • Make a difference working in a highly supportive culture.

Our nursing and aged care services play an integral role in the health and overall wellbeing of our customers and the wider community.

We are seeking an experienced Registered Nurse to work as an ANUM in a full time or part time capacity, who are passionate about customer care and excited by the opportunity to make a difference in remote and rural communities. 

You will work collaboratively with the Director of Nursing and the multi-disciplinary team to facilitate and foster the provision of best practice care to patients, residents, their families and carers.

Enjoy a varied and diverse role working across both acute and aged care settings at our Rainbow campus, as part of a welcoming team.

Further Information

Applicants should refer to the position description below for a full description of the role and the relevant skills and experience required.

To obtain a copy of the position description, please click here.

For all enquiries, please contact Ms Angela Naylor, Rainbow Director of Nursing on (03) 5396 3320 or via email to angela.naylor@wwhs.net.au.

How to apply

Applications including a cover letter and addressing the key selection criteria, together with a resume nominating three professional referees, should be addressed to Ms Cheree Schneider, Executive Director of Clinical Services, via email to careers@wwhs.net.au.

Applications close at 5pm Monday 6 June 2022. 

Health Care Worker, Full Time, Part Time or Casual, Kaniva and Rainbow

If you’re passionate about rural health...we want you!

Our personal care services play an integral role in the health and overall wellbeing of our aged care residents.

We are seeking compassionate and enthusiastic Health Care Workers to join our team in Kaniva (part time or casual) and Rainbow (full time, part time or casual).

Enjoy a varied and diverse role working in a warm and friendly setting, as part of a welcoming team.

If you're passionate about customer care and excited by the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our residents, this is the role for you!

Further Information

Applicants should refer to the position description below for a full description of the role and the relevant skills and experience required.

To obtain a copy of the position description, please click here.

For all enquiries, please contact:

Kaniva: Ms Lesley Hawker, Kaniva Director of Nursing on (03) 5396 3320 or via email to lesley.hawker@wwhs.net.au.

Rainbow: Ms Angela Naylor, Rainbow Director of Nursing on (03) 5396 3320 or via email to angela.naylor@wwhs.net.au.

How to Apply

Applications including a cover letter and addressing the key selection criteria, together with a resume nominating three professional referees, should be addressed to Ms Cheree Schneider, Executive Director of Clinical Services, via email to careers@wwhs.net.au.

Applications for Kaniva close 5pm Monday 13 June 2022.

Applications for Rainbow close 5pm Friday 24 June 2022.

Hospitality and Environmental Services Assistants, Open EOI for Full Time, Part Time & Casual, Variety of Sites

If you’re passionate about great food and hospitality...we want you!

Our food and cleaning services play an integral role in the health, wellbeing and experience of our customers.

We are always looking for people to join our team as Hospitality and Environmental Services Assistants both in a full time, part time or casual basis.  

You will work alongside our professional catering team to prepare quality meals for our patients and residents as well as maintaining a clean and safe environment.

Good communication and team skills are necessary to successfully fulfil this role.

Positions are available to work at a variety of our acute, community and aged care facilities, including locations at Nhill, Kaniva, Natimuk, Rainbow, Jeparit, Rupanyup, Minyip and Murtoa.

Further Information

Applicants should refer to the position description below for a full description of the role and the relevant skills and experience required.

To obtain a copy of the position description, please click here.

For all enquiries, please contact Mrs Yvonne Jones, Hospitality and Environmental Services Manager on (03) 5391 4278 or via email to yvonne.jones@wwhs.net.au.

How to Apply

A cover letter addressing the key selection criteria, together with a resume nominating three professional referees should be addressed to Mrs Yvonne Jones, Hospitality & Environmental Services Manager, and submitted via email to careers@wwhs.net.au.

Registered Nurses & Enrolled Nurses, Full Time, Part Time or Casual

We are seeking passionate health care professionals in a full time, part time and casual capacity across our Hospitals and residential aged care facilities.

Our nursing services play an integral role in the health and overall wellbeing of our customers and the wider community.

We are always looking for people to join our team, who are passionate about customer care and excited by the opportunity to make a difference in remote and rural communities.

Positions are available to work at a variety of our acute and aged care facilities, including locations at Kaniva, Jeparit, Natimuk, Nhill, Rainbow and Rupanyup.

The current roles available include:

  • Iona Digby Harris Home (Nhill), Full Time or Part Time Registered and Enrolled Nurses.
  • Expression of interest for opportunities as Full Time, Part Time or Casual Registered and Enrolled Nurses at all sites.  

Further Information

Applicants should refer to the position description below for a full description of the role and the relevant skills and experience required:

For all enquiries, please contact Ms Ann Merrett, Clinical Operations Manager on (03) 5391 4222 or via email to ann.merrett@wwhs.net.au

How to apply

Applications including a cover letter and addressing the key selection criteria, together with a resume nominating three professional referees, should be addressed to Ms Cheree Schneider, Executive Director of Clinical Services, via email to careers@wwhs.net.au.

Maternal and Child Health Nurse, Nhill, Full Time

For more information about this position please click here.

Dentist, Full Time, Wimmera Smiles

For more information about this position please click here.

Social Support Assistant, Casual

If you’re passionate about supporting people to live independently...we want you!

Our Social Support Assistants play an important role in the health and wellbeing of our community. 

Our bright and enthusiastic Social Support team plan and run group activity sessions, regular outings, and the daily administration of our inclusive and engaging programs. These activity-based groups enable people to live inclusively and maximise their social connections, through a wide variety of interests. 

Our programs are designed to cater for everyone's needs, so each person can enjoy great company, connect with people and have fun!

We are seeking an individual to join our Social Support Team in a casual capacity. You will help to provide relief support across all of our sites to cover staff leave.

This is a rewarding and diverse role! You will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with our social support participants to design and achieve individualised, engaging activities in a friendly and social environment.

We are proud to be an inclusive organisation, offering a supportive workplace with an excellent education program providing ongoing learning and development. 

Make a valuable difference with your caring, welcoming and curious personality! 

Further Information

Applicants should refer to the position description below for a full description of the role and the relevant skills and experience required.

To obtain a copy of the position description, please click here.

For all enquiries, please contact Jayne Oliver, Social Support Supervisor on (03) 5391 4222 or email jayne.oliver@wwhs.net.au.

How to Apply

A cover letter addressing the key selection criteria, together with a resume nominating three professional referees should be addressed to Mrs Alex Hall, Executive Director of Community Health, via email to careers@wwhs.net.au.

Support Worker, Casual

If you’re passionate about rural and community health...we want you!

Our personal care services and community support programs play an integral role in the health and overall wellbeing of our customers and the wider community.

We are seeking people to join our team on a casual basis, who are passionate about customer care and excited by the opportunity to make a difference in remote and rural communities.

Enjoy a varied and diverse role working as a Support Worker in a warm and friendly setting, as part of a welcoming team, where you will provide in‐home and community-based support to enable people to maintain and/or increase their independence.  

Further Information

Applicants should refer to the position description below for a full description of the role and the relevant skills and experience required.

To obtain a copy of the position description, please click here.

For all enquiries, please contact Christine McCallum, Manager of Community Packages on 0407 863 445 or via email to christine.mccallum@wwhs.net.au.

How to apply

Applications including a cover letter and addressing the key selection criteria, together with a resume nominating three professional referees, should be addressed to Ms Alex Hall, Executive Director of Community Health, and submitted via email to careers@wwhs.net.au.

Working with Us

Benefits of working as a part of our team include:

  • Enjoy a collaborative approach amongst our community health, clinical and business teams to deliver the best outcomes for our customers and community, taking a multidisciplinary and patient-centred focus
  • Work across a range of our sites and diverse communities
  • Continue to develop your knowledge and skills through ongoing professional development and education programs
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Salary packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Accrued Day Off (full time employees)
  • Free parking
  • Comprehensive orientation program and ongoing staff support
  • New graduate program, offering a support network and further professional development
  • Opportunities to apply for our Bursary Program, where contributions of up to 50% of a successful applicant's HECS/HELP debt are negotiable as part of the package
  • Opportunities for flexible working arrangements
  • Moving assistance program for eligible applicants, where fully furnished interim accommodation for the first month of employment is negotiable to assist with the transition phase
  • Complimentary access to a large database of electronic journals