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First Nations Mental Health and Wellbeing Model of Care Project Manager

The opportunity

RivMed has an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager – First Nations Mental Health and Wellbeing Model of Care.  Reporting to the Clinical Program Manager Mental Health, the successful applicant will work within a growing supportive and passionate team at Riverina Medical & Dental Aboriginal Corporation (RivMed) to ensure delivery of the highest quality, services and programs.

This is a fixed term position until 30 June 2026.

The Role

The purpose of the Project Manager – First Nations Mental Health and Wellbeing Model of Care is to lead and guide the collaborative efforts of RivMed, CHADAC, and GAMS in the development and implementation of a culturally sensitive and comprehensive model of care for mental health and wellbeing within Aboriginal nations and communities. This pivotal role aims to bridge the gap in mental health support by addressing the unique needs, challenges, and aspirations of diverse Aboriginal populations.

By taking a holistic and community-centred approach, the Project Manager will play a crucial role in transforming mental health services to be culturally relevant, accessible, and effective. This position will foster engagement, partnership, and knowledge-sharing among Aboriginal Medical Services, community leaders, mental health professionals, and stakeholders. The ultimate goal is to empower Aboriginal individuals and communities to achieve optimal mental health and wellbeing outcomes.

Through strategic planning, research, collaboration, and implementation, the Project Manager will be instrumental in shaping a model of care that respects cultural traditions, fosters healing, and addresses intergenerational trauma. This role offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the betterment of Aboriginal nations and communities by co-creating a mental health and wellbeing framework that is inclusive, sustainable, and respectful of Indigenous values.

Who we are

Riverina Medical and Dental Aboriginal Corporation (RivMed) is a long-established Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation in the heart of Wiradjuri Country. 

RivMed work to effect change in the most marginalised and vulnerable people in our community. We work to achieve this through the provision of culturally appropriate medical and well-being services for Aboriginal people and their families.

About you

To be successful in the role you will be able to demonstrate you meet the Selection Criteria below:

  • Aboriginality – This is an identified Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander position and candidates will be required to provide confirmation of Aboriginality with their application. (NB: applicants race is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised by Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977, NSW)
  • Strong background in project management, including planning, implementation, and evaluation
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects with multiple stakeholders, ensuring timelines and budgets are met
  • Proven ability to lead cross-functional and interdisciplinary teams toward a common goal
  • Track record of successful engagement with Aboriginal communities, organisations, and leaders
  • Demonstrated experience conducting research to inform decision-making and program development
  • Understanding of the ethical responsibilities associated with working with Aboriginal communities and sensitive information
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills for preparing reports, delivering presentations, and facilitating discussions
  • Current drivers licence and willingness to travel for work related purposes.

We offer an excellent range of benefits including but not limited to:

  • Excellent remuneration 
  • Full access to salary sacrifice arrangements up to a grossed-up value of $30,000
  • Accelerated long service leave entitlements and early access to such leave
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program, with the cost of external counselling sessions paid by the Corporation
  • Excellent training and development opportunities


Please provide a copy of your up-to-date resume, confirmation of Aboriginality and a cover letter outlining your claim against the selection criteria, your motivation for applying, and the skills, capabilities and experience you will bring to the role. 

 Applications should be emailed to or marked “CONFIDENTIAL” and addressed to the Human Resource Team, PO Box 458, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650 

Applications close 9am, Thursday 14 December 2023.  

Employment conditions

Employment is subject to confirmation of Aboriginality, and a clear Working with Children and Criminal Record Check.  Successful applicants must demonstrate vaccination for Covid-19 in line with current Department of Health regulations.

If you have any queries regarding this position or you would like a copy of the position description, please contact Paul Locker, Human Resource Manager on 02 6923 5300 or email

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions: