We are a one-of-a-kind, innovative not-for-profit organisation set for an exciting future in transforming primary health care in Western Sydney.  

What Makes Us Unique?

Our team is full of talented and diverse people who are dedicated to making a lasting and tangible impact on our community. Whilst we’re aspirational, our focus on making change for the better is what drives us forward and allows us to continue to grow. We thrive on creating and maintaining a friendly, supportive and flexible work environment that promotes high-quality service delivery with opportunities for personal and professional growth.

For a great overview of the great work we’ve been doing in Western Sydney, visit our Annual Review webpage.

Hear what our staff have to say: 

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Join our Team

Exciting opportunities lie ahead. Guided by our five core values, we embrace opportunities and challenges, and along with our partners, we’re making a real difference to the lives of communities in our region.

We are looking for people who are innovative, purpose-driven, dedicated to ongoing learning and above all else, are looking for a deeper meaning in their work. We also pride ourselves in hiring talented people from all walks of life and currently have a diverse range of employees from 21 countries who speak 14 languages.

If you have a passion and determination to help contribute to building better health outcomes for the people of Western Sydney, we would love for you to visit our Careers webpage to see what current opportunities there are to join our team. 

Employee Benefits

We offer a range of great benefits for staff, but what’s most exciting is the opportunity to work with a team of passionate people on interesting problems that make a real difference to people’s lives.

When you work with us you’ll be part of a friendly, vibrant working environment that offers flexibility and work-life balance.

We provide salary packaging (that’s more money in your take-home pay), annual leave loading (extra money for your holiday) and additional leave during our end of year office shutdown. We are committed to celebrating our outstanding achievements as and we continue to have a strong focus on prioritising employee engagement, training and wellbeing.

For more information on some of the other great benefits that are offered to our team please see our Employee Benefits Brochure.

Family Drug Support (FDS) reaches out to families affected by drugs and alcohol through support, family therapy and education in Western Sydney. These activities will provide support and learnings to enable Western Sydney residents to keep connected to their family members affected by alcohol and/or other drug dependence, thus facilitating social inclusion. Due to COVID-19, Online support has been made available through the FDS website.

The service will deliver high quality, evidence and best-practice based interventions to the client target group through individual and family counselling, workshops, and mentoring. The focus will be on encouraging participants to re-engage with their community, apply their potential, and improve their lives. In providing assessment and intervention for drug and alcohol and co-morbid issues the service will work from a harm minimisation model, valuing support and education as well as teaching relapse prevention and strength-based resiliency strategies. Visit the Ted Noffs Foundation website for more information.

Close to 70% of people on remand have or have had a problematic relationship with drugs and/or alcohol. Many people on remand within the prison system are locked in a cycle of problematic drug use, crime, homelessness, and incarceration. Remand populations are a notoriously difficult population to provide services to in the community because of the frequently rapid cycles of incarceration and release patterns, and the frequently chaotic nature of their lives while in the community. Community Restorative Centre will enhance specialist through-care support to people exiting the prison population into the Western Sydney region.

We have commissioned Ted Noffs to provide expert advice and educational material to support youth workers and schools in Western Sydney on issues related to adolescent development with specific reference to drug and alcohol use. The training will be available at three locations in the Western Sydney region; the Hills District, Blacktown/Mount Druitt and Parramatta. Due to the current constraints imposed by COVID-19, three live drug and alcohol training packages will be delivered online. Visit the Noffs website for more information.

Drug and Alcohol First Aid was developed in response to an identified gap in professional and practice education for community and health workers and for workplaces. A short, focused course helps to meet this gap and equip people with the skills they need to respond to problem substance use appropriately. The workshop will be targeted at community service workers, allied health professionals, and AOD workers in in the WentWest PHN region. The workshop will be held at Dennis Johnson Library Function Centre, Stanhope Gardens. If you would like to access this service, please complete the Referral Form.

There is a focus on providing culturally appropriate support to the Elders of the community, who provide extensive and immeasurable support in many ways to multiple generations of their families. Grief and loss are understood to underpin drug and alcohol abuse in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The program run by the Baabayn Aboriginal Corporation assists the community in its own work of healing from inter-generational trauma and in building resilience. This approach is presumed to offer healthier ways of coping with and recovering from trauma, without using drugs and alcohol to cope with unbearable emotional pain.  

Odyssey House seeks to connect its clients with their families and the wider community. There is a focus on increasing access to drug and alcohol services for priority populations including families with children, people leaving prison, people with co-occurring mental illness, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people and LGBTIQ people. The approach is client-focused with a tailored program of individual counselling and groups. With this approach, Odyssey House community service at Blacktown, with outreach in Doonside, will work to improve the health and social functioning of clients.

Marrin Weejali will provide a culturally appropriate AOD treatment and case management model which supports adult Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women with families experiencing the harmful effects of alcohol and illicit substances to achieve physical, social and emotional wellbeing. The service will support clients with AOD issues, with or without co-morbidity, and their families, through their treatment and wellness journey, utilising both internal services and referral pathways/linkages (such as legal, employment, medical, child and family care and housing). Please complete the Referral Form if you would like to access this service.

From the evidence collected across 20 years of clinical drug and alcohol treatment provision, Drug And Alcohol Multicultural Education Centre (DAMEC) has developed a culturally responsive model and use its expertise to enhance the provision of culturally appropriate treatment to 200 people from Western Sydney communities from CALD backgrounds.

Family Drug Support (FDS) reaches out to families affected by drugs and alcohol through support, family therapy and education in Western Sydney. These activities will provide support and learnings to enable Western Sydney residents to keep connected to their family members affected by alcohol and/or other drug dependence, thus facilitating social inclusion. Due to COVID-19, Online support has been made available through the FDS website.

The service will deliver high quality, evidence and best-practice based interventions to the client target group through individual and family counselling, workshops, and mentoring. The focus will be on encouraging participants to re-engage with their community, apply their potential, and improve their lives. In providing assessment and intervention for drug and alcohol and co-morbid issues the service will work from a harm minimisation model, valuing support and education as well as teaching relapse prevention and strength-based resiliency strategies. Visit the Ted Noffs Foundation website for more information.

Close to 70% of people on remand have or have had a problematic relationship with drugs and/or alcohol. Many people on remand within the prison system are locked in a cycle of problematic drug use, crime, homelessness, and incarceration. Remand populations are a notoriously difficult population to provide services to in the community because of the frequently rapid cycles of incarceration and release patterns, and the frequently chaotic nature of their lives while in the community. Community Restorative Centre will enhance specialist through-care support to people exiting the prison population into the Western Sydney region.

We have commissioned Ted Noffs to provide expert advice and educational material to support youth workers and schools in Western Sydney on issues related to adolescent development with specific reference to drug and alcohol use. The training will be available at three locations in the Western Sydney region; the Hills District, Blacktown/Mount Druitt and Parramatta. Due to the current constraints imposed by COVID-19, three live drug and alcohol training packages will be delivered online. Visit the Noffs website for more information.

Drug and Alcohol First Aid was developed in response to an identified gap in professional and practice education for community and health workers and for workplaces. A short, focused course helps to meet this gap and equip people with the skills they need to respond to problem substance use appropriately. The workshop will be targeted at community service workers, allied health professionals, and AOD workers in in the WentWest PHN region. The workshop will be held at Dennis Johnson Library Function Centre, Stanhope Gardens. If you would like to access this service, please complete the Referral Form.

There is a focus on providing culturally appropriate support to the Elders of the community, who provide extensive and immeasurable support in many ways to multiple generations of their families. Grief and loss are understood to underpin drug and alcohol abuse in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The program run by the Baabayn Aboriginal Corporation assists the community in its own work of healing from inter-generational trauma and in building resilience. This approach is presumed to offer healthier ways of coping with and recovering from trauma, without using drugs and alcohol to cope with unbearable emotional pain.  

Odyssey House seeks to connect its clients with their families and the wider community. There is a focus on increasing access to drug and alcohol services for priority populations including families with children, people leaving prison, people with co-occurring mental illness, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people and LGBTIQ people. The approach is client-focused with a tailored program of individual counselling and groups. With this approach, Odyssey House community service at Blacktown, with outreach in Doonside, will work to improve the health and social functioning of clients.

Marrin Weejali will provide a culturally appropriate AOD treatment and case management model which supports adult Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women with families experiencing the harmful effects of alcohol and illicit substances to achieve physical, social and emotional wellbeing. The service will support clients with AOD issues, with or without co-morbidity, and their families, through their treatment and wellness journey, utilising both internal services and referral pathways/linkages (such as legal, employment, medical, child and family care and housing). Please complete the Referral Form if you would like to access this service.

From the evidence collected across 20 years of clinical drug and alcohol treatment provision, Drug And Alcohol Multicultural Education Centre (DAMEC) has developed a culturally responsive model and use its expertise to enhance the provision of culturally appropriate treatment to 200 people from Western Sydney communities from CALD backgrounds.

Diversity and Inclusion

We are an equal opportunity employer who does not discriminate against candidates or employees, regardless of race, colour, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, or disabilities.

In alignment with the organisation’s values, ensuring that Aboriginal culture is respected and valued is a high priority for us as is having a culture that creates Aboriginal employment outcomes that make a real difference in the community.

We also welcome Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander candidates to apply for positions. This is evidenced by having 9.2% (as at 30 June 2020) of WentWest employees identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, significantly higher than the population average of 2.8%.

Other Ways to Work with Us

Sourced from the community, our Consumer Advisory Council is charged with bringing the consumer voice to Western Sydney Primary Health Network activities, assisting us as we work towards a patient-centred system.

The Western Sydney Primary Health Network Clinical Council informs the creation of locally relevant clinical pathways that are aligned with national priorities and improve quality, cost-effectiveness, timelines to patient care and reduces avoidable hospitalisations.

Local organisations and health care providers are invited to apply for our tenders, grants and other opportunities, which respond to identified needs in Western Sydney. To find out more about Commissioning and view our latest tenders, visit our Commissioning and Tenders webpage