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Men's Health Matters | Check In During Men's Health Week

12/06/2019

This Men’s Health Week, West Wimmera Health Service is encouraging all men in our community to check in on their health and check in with each other.

Men’s Health Week encourages men to make positive connections with their health professionals, family and friends in managing their health and wellbeing.

West Wimmera Health Service offers support and programs for a range of men’s health topics, including preventative health for men and those important health checks and screenings to get at different life stages; together with a variety of activity groups and services, including focusing on mental health, social connections, diabetes management and heart health.

The Service’s Chief Executive Officer, Ritchie Dodds gave his encouragement to all men in the community, “Men’s Health Week is a timely reminder for all of our male community members to take some time to check in on their health and with their mates. Men’s health matters and we have a team of people who are here to help.”

Men’s health is an important focus for our communities, with statistics showing that in many cases, men’s health outcomes are worse than their female counterparts are.

According to the Men’s Health Week information, men take their own lives at four times the rate of women. Right from the start of their lives, boys also suffer more illness and accidents than their female counterparts. Accidents, cancer and heart disease all account for the majority of male deaths.

So how can men ensure good health? By actively seeking medical help and advice on a regular basis, and by taking time to check in and talk about their health.

And a reminder that whatever your gender, it’s not too late to get the flu shot this year. 

For further information about men’s health matters, you can contact West Wimmera Health Service on 5391 4267.


Employment Opportunities

People and Culture Manager, Full Time

If you’re passionate about people...we want you!

Our people are integral to helping us to support and improve the health and overall wellbeing of our communities. We are dedicated to working in collaboration with our staff and customers to deliver the best healthcare possible and believe in supporting everyone to thrive.

Make an impact and be a part of creating positive change!

Lead the strategic direction and development of our Human Resources and Industrial Relations functions

If you share our passion for people and are excited by the opportunity to make a difference in our organisation, we want you to join our team! 

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 go to  > People and Culture Manager_Position Description.

For all enquiries, please contact Darren Welsh, Executive Director Quality and Safety on 5391 4222 or via email to darren.welsh@wwhs.net.au.

How to apply

Applications addressing the key selection criteria, together with a resume nominating three professional referees, should be submitted to Darren Welsh, Executive Director Quality and Safety to careers@wwhs.net.au.

Applications close 5pm Friday 30 August 2019. 

Expressions of Interest Welcome, Support Worker (Community Packages - Community Health), Multiple Roles Available, Casual with Potential for Permanent Part Time

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 (with potential for permanent part time), 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 inā€home and community-based support to enable people to maintain and/or increase their independence.

We have multiple roles available working in our Community Care programs across a variety of locations.  

Further Information

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

To obtain a copy of the position description, click here > Position Description_Support Worker.

For all enquiries, please contact Christine McCallum, Community Care Manager on (03) 5391 4222 or via email to christine.mccallum@wwhs.net.au.

How to apply

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

Expressions of Interest Welcome, Enrolled Nurses, Full Time or Part Time

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

Our nursing services 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, 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 an Enrolled Nurse in a warm and friendly setting, as part of a welcoming team.

Continue to develop your knowledge and skills through our Staff Support Program which encourages and supports your ongoing education and career endeavours.  

Opportunities Available:

  • Full Time, Part Time positions available
  • Positions are available at a variety of our acute and aged care facilities, which include locations at Jeparit, Kaniva, Natimuk, Nhill, Rainbow, and Rupanyup

Salary Range

$55,000 to $65,000, Level 2.

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 go to >

Position Description_Enrolled Nurse

For all enquiries, please contact Jan Fisher, Executive Director of Clinical Services on 5391 4222 or via email to jan.fisher@wwhs.net.au.

How to apply

Applications addressing the key selection criteria, together with a resume nominating three professional referees, should be submitted to Jan Fisher, Executive Director of Clinical Services, via email to careers@wwhs.net.au.

Dentist (Level 3-4), Nhill, Full Time

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

Our dental services play an important role in the health and wellbeing of our community through the delivery of our oral health and community education programs, as well as our general dentistry practice.

We are seeking an experienced Dentist (Level 3-4) to join our ‘Wimmera Smiles’ clinic in a full time capacity.

Our ‘Wimmera Smiles’ dental clinic is a part of West Wimmera Health Service in rural Western Victoria. Our team provides oral health care at our main Nhill clinic, as well as via our mobile Dental Van, and at our other sites of Kaniva, Goroke and Rainbow located within our West Wimmera Health Service catchment.

We deliver quality care to both private and public patients within our communities. Our aim is to improve the oral health of all of our customers.

We take great pride and satisfaction in putting a smile on every patient’s face. If you share our passion for customer care and you’re excited by the opportunity to make a difference in remote and rural communities, this could be 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.

To obtain a copy of the position description, please go to > Position Description_Dentist

View our Community and Allied Health Candidate Pack for further information about living and working in our West Wimmera Health Service catchment, click here > Candidate Information Pack_Allied Health_Dentist.

For all enquiries please contact Julie Woolcock, Dental Administration Co-ordinator, via phone (03) 5391 4266 or email julie.woolcock@wwhs.net.au.

How to apply

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

Expressions of Interest Welcome, Physiotherapists, Full or Part Time

If you're passionate about rural health... We want you!

Our Primary and Preventative Health services play an integral role in the overall health and wellbeing of our community.

We are seeking expressions of interest for Physiotherapists, all grades, in a full or part time capacity. We are always on the look out for people who are passionate about customer care, eager to learn and excited by the opportunity to make a difference in remote and rural communities.

Expressions of interest from new graduates are also welcome, and contributions of up to 50% of a successful applicant's HELP debt are negotiable as part of the package.

Those expressing interest should have the following skills and qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy or its equivalent and membership with Australian Health Practitioner and Regulation Agency (AHPRA). 
  • Proven abilities in the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal, neurological and respiratory conditions using an evidence based and problem solving approach. 
  • An understanding of the unique nature of rural communities and a commitment to improving the overall health and wellbeing of these communities. 
  • A demonstrated ability to work both independently as well being an effective member or our Physiotherapy and multidisciplinary health teams, showing your initiative, enthusiasm and flexibility. 
  • A self-motivated and responsible professional, who is responsive to situations where a high level of autonomy is required.
  • Current Driver’s Licence is essential due to the requirement to complete regional travel. 

All enquiries should be directed to Linda White, Executive Assistant, via phone 5391 4386 or email Linda.White@wwhs.net.au

To obtain a copy of the position description, click here > Position Description_Physiotherapist_Grade 1 or Position Description_Physiotherapist_Grade 2

How to submit your expression of interest:

A brief cover letter addressing the key selection criteria, together with a resume nominating three professional referees, should be submitted to Tracey Chenoweth, Acting Executive Director of Primary & Preventative Health, via email to careers@wwhs.net.au

Expressions of Interest Welcome, Occupational Therapists, Full or Part Time

If you're passionate about rural health... We want you!

Our Primary and Preventative Health services play an integral role in the overall health and wellbeing of our community.

We are seeking expressions of interest for Occupational Therapists, all grades, in a full or part time capacity. We are always on the look out for people who are passionate about customer care, eager to learn and excited by the opportunity to make a difference in remote and rural communities.

Expressions of interest from new graduates are also welcome, and contributions of up to 50% of a successful applicant's HELP debt are negotiable as part of the package.

Those expressing interest should have the following skills and qualifications:

  • Degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy. 
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to efficiently and effectively plan, implement, manage and evaluate a range of Occupational Therapy services. 
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of the Occupational Therapy Department and Multidisciplinary health team. Must be effective in a team and be able to demonstrate initiative, enthusiasm and flexibility. 
  • Possess highly developed communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills including the ability to negotiate effectively with peers and other professionals and speak to community groups as required. 
  • Commitment to principles of Quality Assurance, Equal Employment Opportunity and Occupational Health & Safety. 
  • Current Driver’s Licence.  

All enquiries should be directed to Linda White, Executive Assistant, via phone 5391 4386 or email Linda.White@wwhs.net.au

To obtain a copy of the position description, click here > Position Description_Occupational Therapist_Grade 1 or Position Description_Occupational Therapist_Grade 2

How to submit your expression of interest:

A brief cover letter addressing the key selection criteria, together with a resume nominating three professional referees, should be submitted to Tracey Chenoweth, Acting Executive Director of Primary & Preventative Health, via email to careers@wwhs.net.au