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Job description

Job no: 825415
Work type: Full time
Location: Adelaide CBD
Categories: Nursing/Midwifery

Women's and Children's Health Network, Child and Family Health Service (CaFHS) - Adelaide (5000) - Co-Director
Classification - RN/M5.3 - Registered Nursing/Midwifery LV 5.3 - $154,879 p.a
Employment Full time - Ongoing Permanent


The Opportunity

The Co-Director is responsible for the provision of expert level strategic and operational leadership, management and governance of a Region of CaFHS. The role will be responsible for ensuring strategic service planning processes are conducted, implemented and evaluated across the Region and are consistent with the strategic directions of CaFHS, WCHN, SA Health, Department for Education, State and National Agendas and current research as they relate to child and family health services. The role will have the senior professional leadership for nursing within CaFHS.

The Co-Director will actively and positively contribute as a member of the CaFHS senior leadership team and will be accountable to the General Manager, Community, Primary & Population Health for the development and evaluation of Service Plans and Key Performance Indicators.

The Co-Director is accountable for the standards of client care, and the practice standards of nurses and multi-disciplinary team members. They are responsible for leading the development and ensuring the effectiveness of integrated early childhood health, development, care and learning systems to support, evaluate and consistently improve inter-disciplinary and inter-agency team practice and healthy work environments. They are accountable for the cost effective provision of health services within delegations of authority. The Co-Director has a high degree of autonomy, independent judgement and decision making.


The Child and Family Health Service (CaFHS) is a free state-wide service that supports parents and families of children from birth to five years of age, who live across metropolitan, regional and rural areas in South Australia.

With over 100 clinics across South Australia, CaFHS helps parents and families to understand their child’s health, development, and wellbeing needs, which can include breastfeeding, sleeping, settling, introducing solids, parenting and play and development. Each year, CaFHS provides over 75,000 family consultations via in clinic or at home appointments, telehealth (phone) or virtually.

South Australia records approximately 20,000 births each year and CaFHS offers an in home initial 4 health and development check at 1 to 4 weeks of age, to support the infant and family’s health, wellbeing and development. Further health and development checks are offered at 6-8 weeks, 6-9 months, 18-24 months, 3 years and 4 to 5 years. For children with ongoing or complex needs, CaFHS can refer families to other healthcare and community service supports.

The Women's and Children's Health Network provides state of the art health care for women and children in Adelaide and South Australia.

It is the state’s leading provider of specialist care for children with acute and chronic conditions and SA’s largest maternity and obstetric service. It also provides important community-based services of which the Child and Family Health Service (CAFHS) is an integral part.

If joining the CAFHS team sounds like the next step in your rewarding nursing career, please apply.

Benefits of Joining us

Not only will you be able to use your skills and abilities in a both a challenging and rewarding role contributing to some of South Australia's most vulnerable women, babies, children and young people, you will also receive and attractive annual salary package with employer superannuation contributions and leave loading as well as the opportunity to maximise your salary through salary sacrifice arrangements.

Other Important Information

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working part-time.

Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and appropriate immunisation requirements.


DHS Working With Children Check (WWCC)
National Police Certificate (NPC) for employment involving unsupervised contact with vulnerable groups required for this position (E.g. aged care employment or work involving vulnerable clients)

Immunisation Risk for this position is - Category B (indirect contact with blood or body substances)

SA Health Services are required to implement the Addressing vaccine preventable disease: Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination policy in the workplace.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply. Job ref: 825415

Need to speak to someone about this role, please contact: Trish Price, Administrative Officer, ph: 81617149, email:

Application Closing Date - 30/03/2023 - 11.55PM


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Advertised: 16 Mar 2023 Cen. Australia Daylight Time
Applications close: 30 Mar 2023 Cen. Australia Daylight Time
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SA Health

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