27 October 2021 • College News


Jarrah House is an independent non-government organisation and registered charity opened in 1987 to improve services for women with drug and alcohol dependence problems by providing a specialist women’s only detoxification unit, which also provided childcare facilities. The service has been operating on the Prince Henry Hospital site at Little Bay since mid-2005. Jarrah House is primarily funded by a combination of Commonwealth and State funding, together with a contribution from clients.

 Jarrah House’s multidisciplinary team comprises medical, nursing, allied health, counselling, therapeutic childcare and integrated assessment and referral services. The skilled and professional staff have diverse experience and training in substance use disorders, from perspectives that include clinical treatment, mental health, First Nations culture, early childhood, family therapy, women’s health, psychology, education (child and adult), and a range of behavioural therapies that provide clients with comprehensive support while in treatment.

 The Nurse Manager of Jarrah House, reporting directly to the CEO, is responsible for leading the team of registered nurses to deliver nursing services across a 24 hour/7day schedule. The Nurse Manager is a key member of the management team and works collaboratively with others to drive achievement of the Jarrah House mission, achieve planned levels of performance, support quality service delivery and to maintain the Jarrah House reputation as a centre of excellence in residential AOD treatment services for women and children. The Nurse Manager also provides management advice to the CEO and management team, and clinical advice to staff and others involved in the design, delivery and evaluation of services, and the governance of Jarrah House. 

To be successful in this role the Nurse Manager must have unrestricted registration as a Nurse (Division 1), General, on the AHPRA Register of Practitioners and have, as minimum, a Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing or equivalent experience. They must also have demonstrated successful experience in a managerial role, suitable to the operating context and strong people-management skills. They must also have excellent oral and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to develop skill in others; be values-driven and with a collaborative working style; and have a commitment to comply with the legislative framework applicable to the role. 

We invite qualified candidates to contact Pete Carter on +61 (0)448 729 077 or via email for a confidential discussion.

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Applications close: Friday 19 November 2021