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Oral Health Conference 2016 at North Richmond Community Health (NRCH)

A collaborative, positive and flexible working environment.

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North Richmond Community Health (NRCH) is committed to making healthcare more accessible and culturally relevant.

We are currently seeking to appoint a Payroll Officer for a maternity leave placement on a full time basis until October 2020.

The Payroll Officer is responsible for administering high quality, accurate payroll services within the organisation. This includes receiving and processing payroll data such as time sheets, salary packaging, superannuation, leave applications, and annual staff PAYG reconciliation and reporting to the ATO.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensure all payroll transactions are processed accurately, efficiently and on time;
  • Collating, entering and reviewing timesheets for all employees (300 staff), including calculating overtime, public holidays and leave.
  • New starters, termination calculations and record maintenance;
  • Compliance of Awards/EBA’s and Legislation;
  • Transmit Payroll data to the ATO via Singletouch payroll;
  • Maintaining payroll operations by following policies and procedures;
  • Distribution of payslips to employees;
  • Weekly, monthly and adhoc reporting as required;
  • Being a key point of contact for all payroll queries;

Skills and Experience:

  • Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • Able to demonstrate excellent time management skills;
  • experience implementing a new payroll system will be highly regarded;
  • Previous experience in a payroll environment;
  • Ability to work autonomously, under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • High levels of accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Ability to follow instructions and show resourcefulness;
  • Positive attitude with the ability to work as part of team;
  • Able to maintain privacy and confidentiality at all times.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in payroll administration.

How to apply for this job

To register your interest in this position, please email your cover letter and resume to workforus@nrch.com.au by close of business on Wednesday 8th January 2020.  Email subject line must state : Payroll Officer Job Application.  Any queries may also be emailed to this address.

Please note: only successful applicants will be contacted.

The paediatric occupational therapist works with other members of the paediatric team to provide a multidisciplinary service to help children achieve meaningful participation in their everyday settings.

The service supports families to identify and build on a child’s strengths interests and capabilities.

The paediatric OT liaises closely with other team members within NRCH and relevant groups such as kindergartens, childcare centres and schools, to provide coordinated and family centred care.  The caseload includes clients with NDIS funding, as well as the community health-funded population.

Essential skills & experience

  • 3-4 years’ previous paediatric experience with children aged 0-6
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in the provision of Paediatric Occupational Therapy services for preschool children, including assessment and therapy in the areas of motor skills, executive function, social skills, sensory processing and play skills.
  • Knowledge of emotional regulation and feeding development in children would also be advantageous.
  • Ability to work within interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary teams
  • Knowledge of NDIS and implications for paediatric therapy services would be advantageous

Essential attributes

  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with families to set goals and therapy plans
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment

Qualifications \ Registration requirements

  • Valid Police Check
  • Working with Children check
  • Occupational Therapy registration with AHPRA


Please submit your application to workforus@nrch.com.au stating Job Title Maternity Leave Paediatric Occupational Therapist including a cover letter and your resume by close of business on Monday 10th February 2020.

North Richmond Community Health (NRCH) is committed to making healthcare more accessible and culturally relevant. It works with community members to support social justice principles which afford all people the right to dignity, respect, and the highest quality of care.  With the recent addition of Victoria’s first Medically Supervised Injecting Room, NRCH is dedicated to combating stigma and discrimination experienced by people who use drugs, and improving their quality of life.

NRCH provides a range of medical, allied health, dental and community services to clients from all backgrounds. We also provide specialist health services in other parts of Victoria and work with health, government and community services around the country.

The General Manager – Primary Health (the Role – 3 years Tenure) will oversee the organisation’s ongoing operations and service development of Primary Health Services.  This includes the Medical Practice, Dental Practice, Allied Health, IMPAC services and the Centre for Ethnicity and Health.  The Role will be part of the organisation’s Executive Management team and will work alongside the General Manager – Corporate services to assist the CEO to meet the organisation’s Strategic Objectives.

This Role will also oversee, guide and direct the organisation’s Clinical Governance capacity and as such will bring to the table a suite of Clinical experience that can steer and manage the organisation’s compliance obligations.

This Role will also be responsible for providing comprehensive reporting on performance indicators to the Board of Directors and driving professional culture changes across the organisation.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Management of the NRCH Primary Health division at strategic and operational levels; including review of services provided, benchmarking with other similar organisations, expanding primary health profile, day to day management of primary health services, including comprehensive management of the Program budgets and staff.
  2. Develop and maintain strong working relationships with all stakeholders, both internal and external, who may contribute to enhancing primary health services within the region.
  3. Undertake, manage and be accountable for staff performance management, contractual compliance and embedding the Code of Conduct;
  4. Champion the organisation’s support of staff by advocating NRCH safety and wellbeing programs;
  5. Management of Primary Health compliance activities, reporting deadlines and accreditation requirements ensuring all standards of practice, policies, protocols and procedures are developed to specified standards
  6. Actively seek additional grants for expanding primary health services; with collaborative planning and submission writing with stakeholders, effective project management and timely reporting and evaluations.
  7. Manage the budget for the primary health division.
  8. Contribute to Executive management of the organisation through collaborative planning, reviews, evaluation and peer support.
  9. Support the organisation’s strategic plan and work to achieve its goals including; developing and monitoring an operational plan for the primary health division, addressing the strategic risks identified by the Executive team.
  10. Act as a resource person encouraging leadership, improvement, accountability and problem solving among staff, as well as fostering collaboration across the organisation.
  11. Deliver quality clinical advice to the Executive as appropriate and actively promote the quality principles.
  12. Ensure all nursing and non-nursing practices are consistent with established policies and protocols.
  13. Maintain competencies related to nursing practice and Occupational Safety and Health.
  14. Act as a resource for clinical matters and actively ensure the continuum of care across the full suite of NRCH Primary Health services.

Skills and Experience:

  • Proven ability in creating work efficiencies, and initiating and evaluating quality improvement and best practice projects in a clinical environment
  • Demonstrated advanced clinical knowledge and ability to identify business growth potential
  • Demonstrated advanced skills in strategic and business planning processes, clinical planning and decision making
  • Demonstrated effective skills in communication, team building and conflict resolution
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with experience in managing large teams
  • High quality analytical, oral and written communication and interpersonal skills; and the ability to liaise with staff in a multi-disciplinary setting
  • Ability to establish standards, guidelines and principles in relation to the responsibilities of the position
  • Demonstrated computer information communication technology skills and ability to use a variety of software
  • Demonstrated understanding of Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO), Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and demonstrated knowledge and of Continuous Quality Improvement

A current Victorian Drivers Licence is also highly desirable.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check.

Please submit your application to workforus@nrch.com.au stating Job Title General Manager – Primary Health including a cover letter and your resume by close of business on Wednesday 19th February 2020.

Please note, only successful applicants will be contacted.


Position Description


Work with us

Our organisation is a busy health hub in the middle of Richmond. North Richmond Community Health, which includes the Centre for Culture Ethnicity and Health, is a great place to work.  You’ll find an environment where staff are inspired through meaningful work and supported by colleagues and management. We prioritise an inclusive and positive working atmosphere at North Richmond Community Health. With flexible working arrangements, we help ensure that people of all circumstances are well-represented in our staff. As an employee, you’ll enjoy a number of benefits including:

  • flexible working arrangements, including purchased leave, Accrued Days Off and Time-In-Lieu
  • wellbeing policy, with on-site subsidised fitness classes including pilates and personal training, work health checks and social events
  • comprehensive and competitive salary packaging options.


We enjoy rich cultural diversity in our workforce. Approximately 55% of our staff were born overseas and over 75% identify with an ethnicity other than Australian. Over 65% of our staff speak languages other than English. We would like to hear from you if you have:

  • superior skills in delivering culturally-responsive services in your given field
  • keen ability to contribute to a respectful collegiate environment
  • can contribute to innovation and service improvement
  • effective relationship building skills to foster a harmonious workplace.

You are welcome to send expressions of interest in employment at North Richmond Community Health or the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health to workforus@nrch.com.au. To see positions available at the Centre for Culture and Ethnicity and Health, go to their website.

Volunteers for Oral Health Conference at North Richmond Community Health (NRCH)

Working with the community, for the community.


Our volunteers are integral to our organisation and provide a vital service to the community. They facilitate social connectedness and assist in improving the health and well-being of our community.

We have a range of volunteering roles throughout the year as well as ongoing roles. Our volunteers bring with them their unique backgrounds, skill set and experiences making a dynamic Volunteer Team.


Current Volunteering opportunities:

Thank you for your interest in Volunteering with NRCH.

Due to the high interest in some of our programs, we may place potential volunteers on our waiting list. Only successful Applicants will be contacted for an Interview.


We are currently not accepting Applications for opportunities that are not listed below – this includes:

AOD, MSIR, Companion Animal Program & The Cafe  



Homework Program Tutor:

Position description

Application form

Please note: Only successful Applicants will be contacted for an Interview.

We are looking for an engaging, organised individual to be part of our small (and growing) team of Pro Bono Volunteers and Communication Team. You will work alongside collaborative staff in a supportive, flexible work environment.

Time required: 3 months 1 – 2 days per week


  • Work closely with Centre staff to organise Community BBQ
  • Engage community members and build social inclusion

Skills and Experience

  • Experience in Community Event Management and/or Communications
  • Experience in community engagement and Communications and project management capability.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively in a team environment as well as independently
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills and understanding of community engagement strategies.
  • Well-developed problem solving abilities
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to multi-task to deliver outcomes on time

Benefits of Volunteering at NRCH

  • Work with diverse communities
  • Be part of supportive and collaborative work environment
  • Expand Professional Network

Volunteer Application Form: General


Please note: Only successful Applicants will be contacted for an Interview.


We are looking to engage volunteers for our Social Inclusion Pilot Program to improve the health and well being of our community members through building social connectedness between resident and volunteer. The role involves supporting resident to access required services and other activities (eg. hospital or doctors’ appointments, attending social groups, shopping, walking, catching public transport).

Position Description

Volunteer Application Form: Social Companionship

*** Experience as a carer, an interest in AFL and creative pursuits would be desirable***


Please note: Only successful Applicants will be contacted for an Interview.

NRCH in partnership with the Richmond Housing Office runs a monthly group for the seniors in the City of Yarra.  The Group is run to provide a means for the seniors to get together and socialise, build new friendships and have outings to places around Melbourne.  Guest speakers are invited to provided health and community information and local entertainment is often provided.  The volunteer role would assist in the general running of the group and attend meetings to assist with planning.

Position Description

Volunteer Application Form: General


Please note: Only successful Applicants will be contacted for an Interview.


Please only submit this for advertised positions.


Volunteer Application Form: General


Only successful Applicants will be contacted for an Interview


Membership of North Richmond Community Health Limited is free and entitles you to have an input in how we operate and deliver our services. You may apply to be a Voting Member or an Associate Member.  Please take the time to read the rights and responsibilities of each class of membership in the application form below. To apply, please fill out the form below and send the completed copy to our Governance Manager, Cheryl de Blaquiere, at cheryld[at]nrch.com.au. Application for voting membership form

Student Placements/Work Experience

North Richmond Community Health provides a supportive environment for Student Placements and Work Experience offered to post-secondary, undergraduate and post-graduate students. Our placements aim to provide students with a valuable experience that enhances specific skills, leading to increased employability. Placement opportunities are available in the following disciplines:-

  • Occupational Health
  • Speech Pathology
  • Social Work
  • Medical
  • Nursing
  • Allied Health
  • Dental
  • Community Services

Applications will only be accepted by filling out either a Student Placement or Work Experience form.  Please email completed forms to Nicole Burton at nicoleb@nrch.com.au.  For enquiries contact Nicole on (03) 9418 9967.

All applicants must have a current Police Check and Working with Children Check (obtained at their own expense) and must be covered by insurance.

Unfortunately, not all applicants can be offered a place.  This will be determined by the availability of qualified staff to supervise students.

Application Form Student Placements

Application Form Work Experience


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