7-Mile Rehab Manager

  • Ngnowar-Aerwah Aboriginal Corporation
  • Wyndham, WA
  • Annual Salary: $75,000 - $85,000
  • Annual Leave: 6 weeks
  • Accommodation: Provided
  • Vehicle: Shared pool vehicle for work use only.
  • Additional Leave: N/A
  • Extras: Remote allowance $2,500 per annum and return airfares after each 12 months of service



Located in Wyndham, Western Australia, a unique opportunity has arisen at the Ngnowar Aerwah Aboriginal Corporation (NAAC) for a passionate and driven Rehabilitation Manager. The organisation, which is a major employer in the town, is located some 100 kms from Kununurra and 2,200 kms north-east of Perth.

The position is a permanent, full-time role offering:

  • A competitive remuneration, and
  • An opportunity to exercise personal and professional growth in managerial practice and to contribute to an influential Aboriginal organisation that has, over the past 40 years, established its status and resilience in the region.

The 7-Mile Rehab Manager has a key role, in conjunction with the CEO, in overseeing the day-to-day operations of the facility, hiring, training, and supervising staff, providing a safe, healthy, and supportive environment for clients, and ensuring the staff and facility are in compliance with all applicable regulations and guidelines.

What the role entails

  • Effective management and coordination of clinical and other staff productivity and performance.
  • Working collaboratively with partner organisations to develop, monitor and maintain a clinical governance framework, and case load.
  • Monitoring and maintaining the service model and operational plan to maintain contractual compliance with funding bodies and IHCA accreditation standards.
  • Overseeing budget preparation, monitoring expenditure, and reporting monthly to the CEO and Board.
  • Developing systems, policies, procedures, and processes that will improve overall operational performance and efficiencies in the Centre.

You will have the following experience and attributes

  • A degree in nursing, social work, psychology, rehab therapy, allied health or equivalent.
  • Registration with AHPRA highly desirable.
  • Previous experience leading and/or managing a team.
  • Knowledge of mental health, AOD and FDV issues in regional and remote contexts and best practice approaches to addressing them.
  • High level interpersonal, communication and computer skills.
  • A team player who is happy to consult, collaborate and network with internal and external stakeholders.
  • High level management skills, including overseeing, monitoring, and developing staff and services.
  • Good data analysis and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritise and multi-task with composure in a busy and sometimes ambiguous environment.
  • Strong report writing and planning skills.
  • Eligible for National Police Check and Working with Children clearances.

What’s in it for you

  • Take an active part in NAAC’s presence in the region.
  • Extensive opportunities to work and socialise with the local Balanggarra people and contribute to their culture and community.
  • Live amongst spectacular and ancient landscapes.
  • A supportive environment with opportunities provided to strive your potential professionally and personally.

Who we are

We are an organisation of 52 staff that works closely with local and State agencies to provide support, care and opportunities to individuals and Aboriginal families of Wyndham and surrounding areas affected by alcohol and other drugs.

Our four service sites provide comprehensive support including emergency accommodation, residential rehabilitation, night patrols and enrichment programs. We proudly employ local Aboriginal people and enjoy making a positive contribution to our community through active involvement in projects and events.

Application Package

For further information please contact Scott Farris-White (A/CEO) on 0448 619 820, or to apply, please send your cover letter and CV/Resume to Rhys George at rhys@performancepuzzles.com.au. We are hoping to fill this role quickly.

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