Townsville-Mackay Medicare Local is a leader in providing strong, effective Primary Health Care to the North Queensland community. We have built our expertise to influence health systems and local health outcomes by strengthening relationships between health service providers to achieve better integrated and coordinated care. All program activities aim at improving access and integration and apply the principles of quality improvement and early intervention to improve patient experience in the primary health care setting.


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Mental Health Clinicians (Psychologists)

Contact: Phil Ihme on 4799 1799

Applications close: 16 March 2015

Position Description >

Join one of Australia's most innovative youth services. We are a multidisciplinary team committed to providing compassionate and youth friendly mental health services to young people in Townsville.

headspace Townsville provides early intervention, evidence-based, focused psychological strategies for young people aged 12-25.

To be eligible for consideration for these roles you will need:

  • current and relevant professional registration,
  • eligibility for Medicare provider number;
  • experience in assessing and treating clients with a range of mental health conditions;
  • advanced analytical and problem-solving skills; and
  • a high level skill set in child and youth mental health evidence based practice psychotherapy.

headspace Townsville offers rewarding careers careers and attractive remuneration, together with generous salary packaging benefits up to $16,000 per annum and the opportunity to work flexible hours.

Full time and part time positions available.

Applications should consist of your CV, a covering letter of no more than 2 pages detailing your experience relevant to the Key selection criteria in the Position Description.  Applications should be sent to

Finance Manager

Contact: Bernard Ho 07 4421 7700

Applications close:

Position Description >

The Finance Manager is responsible for the day to day operations of the Finance department and will assist the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Executive Officer and the Board with the financial, procurement & resource, contractual, insurance and business management of Townsville-Mackay Medicare Local (TMML) in accordance with TMML policies, legislative requirements and within budgetary guidelines. In line with Medicare Local objectives, the Finance Manager will:

  • Ensure the provision of timely and professional accounting services, including the preparation of financial statements, the maintenance and integrity of the general ledger and the chart of accounts; and the production of financial reports
  • Maintain financial procedures consistent with TMML guidelines and best practice
  • Assist the Chief Financial Officer in establishing a culture of high performance, professionalism and continuous improvement that encourages individuals and teams to identify opportunities and solutions to improve service delivery
  • Contribute to provide effective leadership to foster initiative, promote and build effective teams, achieve outcomes and meet deadlines while adhering to TMML's values
  • Lead the development and implementation of accounting and financial management policies and procedures that are consistent with TMML's strategic and operational plans, funding bodies requirement, and statutory legislative requirements
  • Provide expert professional advice to stakeholders on accouting and financial management policies, processes and procedures requiring the application of technical knowledge.

The successful candidate will have professional qualifications and be able to demonstrate their success in a similar management position.

Applications should be sent to


headspace Mackay Consortium Chair

Contact: Dr Phillip Stacey 07 4898 2200

Applications close: 10 April

Position Description >

Do you have a passion for supporting your community and want to make a real difference in the lives of Mackay young people by Chairing a Consortium of dedicated organisations driving headspace Mackay. The headspace Mackay Consortium and Chair supports the lead agency to operate an effective headspace centre by ensuring a sustainable service that meets the primary mental health and wellbeing needs of local young people. 

This is a voluntary position and does not attract remuneration for services or meetings.

Duties include:

  • Identify opportunities to establish links with the business community who have an interest in youth health issues
  • Lead the consortium on working within their MoU and the headspace Mackay Strategic Plan
  • Ensure meetings focus on the strategic and advisory role as defined
  • Ensure the Consortium’s purpose and themes are being followed
  • Ensure that the partners operate in an ethically and socially responsible fashion
  • Support headspace Mackay Manager with advice and support
  • Initiate a Consortium Performance Review annually
  • Liaise with and represent headspace Mackay to the community within the Mackay region
  • Ensure Consortium workload is appropriately shared between all partners
  • Strive for consensus, using his/her casting vote sparingly
  • Ensure decisions are taken and recorded. 

Essential Criteria

  • Act in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988
  • Strong Leadership Skills
  • Have a collaborative style for decision making
  • Ability to recognise, communicate and manage real or perceived conflicts of interest
  • Have knowledge of the organisations’ key networks
  • Have an ability to respect confidences

Applications to be sent to 


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