30 June, 2023

Executive Manager – Programs Western Sydney

This position is responsible for the management and growth of all Western Sydney public health, elders services and social and emotional wellbeing programs to ensure that operations are managed effectively and achieve agreed program performance indicators. The key objectives of the role include to:
1) Identify program opportunities and manage the development, implementation and evaluation of all programs to ensure the achievement of objectives and requirements;
2) Manage the funding contracts and agreements, to ensure that all agreed program requirements are delivered;
3) Lead and manage Team Leaders to ensure all staff are engaged and empowered to achieve program objectives; and
4) Participate in the development and implementation of the organisation strategic plan.
This position reports to the Deputy Chief Executive Officer.
The following positions report directly to this role:
1) Team Leader Connected Beginnings
2) Team Leader Australian Nurse Family Partnership Program (ANFPP)
3) Team Leader Social Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) (Western Sydney)
4) Team Leader Aged Care Services
Program Management
➢Identify and research culturally appropriate program opportunities to ensure growth and the improvement of health outcomes for Aboriginal communities in Western Sydney and Nepean regions.
➢Undertake community consultation and data analysis to determine community requirements.
➢Prepare submissions for new and existing programs to ensure program offerings are achieving improvements to health outcomes in the community.
➢Develop a detailed understanding of each programs funding contract and requirements
➢Manage funding contracts and agreements, to ensure that all agreed program requirements are delivered.
➢Ensure all WACHS programs are actively consulting with and engaging with the local community to monitor outcomes and determine improvements.
➢Build relationships and networks with government, the community and other external stakeholders to ensure support and recognition of WACHS.
➢Ensure that all employees develop and comply with work plans that are consistent with their funding agreements.
➢Working in consultation with the Executive Manager – Clinical (Western Sydney) to ensure effective referral processes are developed between two areas.
➢Liaise with funders and ensure reporting requirements are met.
➢Other duties as consistent with the position where required. Leadership & People Management
➢Provide leadership to ensure that staff capability is developed to each team member’s full potential to assist in achieving the organisation strategic objectives.

➢Implement an Indigenous succession plan for all non-identified positions.
➢Ensure that all employees develop and comply with work plans that are consistent with their funding agreements.
➢Ensure that all employees are complying with relevant WH&S legislation and that any issues are identified and resolved appropriately.
Stakeholder Management
➢Maintain and enhance partnerships with government, community and other stakeholders to ensure that opportunities to benefit the organisation are identified and developed.
➢Liaison with Federal, State and Local Government in relation to existing and new funding agreements, to ensure that all agreements are developed and maintained.
➢Liaison with Commonwealth and State Government departments and agencies, and Aboriginal organisations to develop relationships and partnerships.
Budgetary & Financial Management
➢In consultation with the CEO and executive management team (EMT), contribute to the preparation of annual Programs budgets. Ensure achievement of the strategic objectives whilst maintaining effective cost controls.
➢Ensure that program staff are maximising Medicare claim items where appropriate.
➢Manage the operational budget for the Programs team to ensure that costs are controlled and monitored.
➢Ensure that all programs are managed within budgetary and funding requirements. Compliance
➢Comply with all relevant legislation and regulatory standards.
➢Ensure all client and other information is recorded to achieve compliance with all organisational policies and procedure and legislative requirements.
➢Ensuring client and community confidentiality is maintained.
Reports & Statistics
➢Ensure that management, statistical and other reports are provided to relevant stakeholders on organisational, program and statutory requirements including analysis, reporting of results and supporting recommendations.
➢Contribute to the Annual report, Board reports and other statutory reporting to ensure the Board is information on all relevant organisational activities.
➢Preparation of monthly report to CEO on each program in format to be agreed, but to include such matters as program activities, staffing movements, compliance, risk and issues affecting program delivery.
Systems, Policy and Procedure Development
➢Develop relevant policies and procedures to ensure that the programs are demonstrating consistent practices in line with strategic objectives.
➢Comply with and promote EEO across the organisation.

➢Tertiary qualification in Community Services, Health Administration or Business Management or related discipline
➢Extensive experience in managing health programs in an Aboriginal community environment
➢Sound experience in applying for and managing government funding
➢Deep understanding of and experience in Medicare funding
➢Demonstrated ability to lead and develop a team
➢Knowledge of relevant legislation and other statutory requirements
➢Demonstrated experience in managing budgetary requirements
➢High level of computer literacy; sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office software
➢Ability to hold all relevant security clearances including the National Police Check and Working with Children clearance in accordance with WACHS policy and procedures

This position is Aboriginal identified. To perform this role, it is essential that the person who holds the role be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. It is a genuine occupational requirement and falls within the exceptions set out in section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).