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We're looking for an experienced Coordinator to fill this diverse role focused on driving strategic solutions for diversity, equity, and inclusion. If this sounds like you or someone you know, keep reading!

The Role

The purpose of this role is to support the Senior Manager of Primary Mental Health & Wellbeing in driving strategic solutions for diversity, equity, and inclusion for the Western Queensland region. Advising and assisting the Senior Management Team (SMT), this role is key to ensuring that psychosocial inclusive practices are taken into account while planning and commissioning with WQPHN’s partners to achieve positive outcomes for diverse groups and people living with disabilities. 

The role is responsible for the following key functions within WQPHN:

  • Implementation of activities on cultural change, workforce diversity, equity & inclusion, and gender initiatives to build organisational capability and employee engagement.  
  • Design, develop and implement training programs that change culture, practice and values and help to foster inclusive workplace practices within WQPHN.
  • Supporting WQPHN’s strategic approach to diversity and inclusion across the region.
  • Assist in leading, coordinating, and implementing a range of inclusion and diversity programs by working collaboratively with key external stakeholders across the WQPHN region to educate and implement inclusive practices.
  • Contribute to the development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of a regional Diversity and inclusion Strategy by actively participating in and supporting the implementation of initiatives and leading the region in achieving the actions and deliverables set out in the regional Diversity and inclusion Strategy. 
  • Build external relationships with key external stakeholders and where applicable, represent WQPHN on external specific inclusivity working groups.  
  • Translate relevant contractual requirements, legislation, protocols, and policies and implement them into practice to ensure WQPHN is meeting current statutory requirements. This includes assisting project leads with the implementation of social procurement commitments made during tenders. 
  • Assist the Performance & Contracts team in strengthening WQPHN’s social procurement response when commissioning services within the WQPHN region. 
  • Monitor, evaluate and report on the effectiveness of diversity and inclusion initiatives, utilising data and metrics to measure impact and inform continuous improvement.  
  • Support the Primary Mental & Wellbeing team to gather and implement initiatives around diversity, disability, mental health and wellbeing based on community feedback and outcomes through stakeholder engagement such as meetings, workshops and other forms of consultation. 

Applications are to be submitted on Seek by 9am on Monday 14 February 2024: Click here to be directed to the Seek advert.
Applications must address your suitability for the role, including Minimum Qualifications and Competencies: Click here for the Position Description.

To support the Healthy Outback Communities initiative, a new position has become available for a pivotal role, focusing on developing and implementing service solutions that align with outback communities' health and wellbeing goals. If this sounds like you or someone you know, keep reading!

The Role

The purpose of this role is to develop and implement service solutions that align with outback communities' health and wellbeing goals. This role involves collaboration with the HOC Alliance partners and other service providers to co-create and negotiate service responses that are culturally appropriate and context-specific. The HOC Wellbeing Responder fosters strong relationships and effective communication channels between all stakeholders, ensuring that service solutions are innovative, practical, and sustainable. The role also involves supporting the HOC Wellbeing Connector in coordinating these services at the community level.

The role is responsible for the following key functions within WQPHN:

  • Conduct effective planning, design, and implementation of health and wellbeing services in line with personal and community wellbeing plans.
  • Foster collaborative relationships with local communities, health service providers, and other stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the HOC program through feedback and innovative ideas.
  • Uphold the principles of cultural sensitivity and inclusivity, particularly when working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
  • Maintain up-to-date records and reports on service delivery and outcomes.
  • Provide regular updates to the Senior Manager, Health Improvement & Innovation on key achievements, challenges or potential risks and issues, understanding critical or politically sensitive issues that may require immediate attention and risk mitigation.
  • Contribute to employee training and support professional collaborations or forums and quality improvement networks.
  • Undertake other such duties and training as may reasonably be required and which are consistent with the level of responsibility of this position.

The Right Person

The successful candidate will possess: 

  • Tertiary qualifications in health science, management or similar, or equivalent experience in a similar position.
  • Experience in designing and implementing health and wellbeing service solutions, preferably in rural and remote settings.
  • Strong project coordination, health service planning, and/or management background.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare clear and concise business communication documents including reports, budgets, meeting minutes, briefing notes, letters and electronic correspondence.
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision, manage conflicting deadlines and demonstrate effective problem-solving skills as part of a regionally dispersed team.
  • Highly developed interpersonal communication skills to build and maintain internal and external relationships, with demonstrated excellence in stakeholder engagement, negotiation, and relationship management.
  • Competency in Microsoft Office (including SharePoint) and other office productivity tools, with aptitude to learn new software and systems.
Applications are to be submitted on Seek by 9am on Monday 26 February 2024: Click here to be directed to the Seek advert.

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of those living in rural and remote areas of Western Queensland? We are looking for an experienced coordinator who can drive strategic solutions for palliative care and help us achieve this goal. If you or someone you know is up for the challenge, keep reading!

The Role

The Coordinator, Palliative Care is responsible for increasing awareness of and facilitating access to safe, high-quality palliative and end-of-life care at home. By linking education and training resources through palliative care projects, this role will collaborate with all levels of health networks and communities in the Western Queensland region.

The role is responsible for the following key functions within WQPHN:

  • Establish quantitative and qualitative data collection and outcome measurement mechanisms, including baseline data. Contribute and provide data and information for the national evaluation, improving coordination between health services. 
  • Develop a system to allow for early referrals to palliative care. 
  • Strengthen community support for families and carers whilst providing resources for local communities to work with palliative care providers. 
  • Work with Hospital and Health Services and non-government providers to support the provision of home-based palliative care. 
  • Establish communities of practice, including all sectors of the region, whilst creating outcomes that enhance the standard of palliative care in Western Queensland. This will include linking and drawing upon regional education and training, and available via National Palliative Care Projects. Local and state government networks will be included to ensure this project maps services in the WQPHN region. 
  • Collaborate with the Strategy, Planning & Performance team to ensure all activities support WQPHN’s commissioning model, data requirements, and the Activity Work Plan (AWP) to collaboratively build capacity and meet the identified complex needs of the local communities, thus contributing to our vision. 
  • Provide regular updates on key achievements, challenges or potential risks and issues, particularly concerning contract performance, service delivery and regional workforce management. 
  • Ensure that contracted service providers operate by evidence-based practice and professional clinical standards, including appropriate clinical supervision and client engagement by the relevant standard, e.g. National Standards for Mental Health. 
  • Contribute to service integration initiatives such as improving access for target groups, Closing the Gap, integrated care models, case management of complex chronic conditions, prevention and early intervention strategies.

The Right Person

The successful candidate will possess: 

  • Demonstrated understanding of palliative care concepts, practice, and multi-disciplinary education and training methods. 
  • Experience in community engagement with all key stakeholders with a focus on data collection, collation and primary health care client record keeping and reporting systems or similar is essential. 
  • High-level understanding of the health, social and emotional well-being needs of regional, remote and rural communities, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, with the ability to engage a range of communities and community leaders. 
  • Highly developed interpersonal communication skills to build and maintain relationships with the ability to respectfully engage a range of communities and community leaders. 
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare clear and concise business communication documents, including reports, budgets, meeting minutes, briefing notes, letters and staff correspondence. 
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, manage conflicting deadlines and demonstrate practical problem-solving skills. 
  • Competency in Microsoft Office (including SharePoint) and other office productivity tools, with aptitude to learn new software and systems. 
  • Hold a current driver’s licence, unrestricted for work purposes.
Applications are to be submitted on Seek by 9am on Monday 26 February 2024: Click here to be directed to the Seek advert.

Our Working Environment

Ideally, roles will be based within the WQPHN region in Longreach, Mount Isa, Winton or Roma; however, applicants are welcome to apply from across the state. Regular travel will be required across the WQPHN patch to successfully perform this role, and hybrid work-from-home arrangements also apply.


WQPHN is committed to undertaking all work within a culturally inclusive, sensitive and safe framework that supports Reconciliation. The WQPHN Reconciliation Action Plan shows our commitment and dedication to embedding reconciliation initiatives into our everyday work.

Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged for all WQPHN positions.