Healthy North Coast recruiting Board members

Healthy North Coast is recruiting up to 3 non-executive directors to fill vacant positions on its Board.

The positions are for experienced and highly strategic leaders with skills that complement those of existing Board members. They are for a 3-year term, with the ability to apply for up to an additional 2 terms.

The Board meets about 10 times a year through videoconference and face to face, including two all-day planning and professional development days. In addition to Board meetings, it is expected the new directors will contribute to one or more of the Board’s sub-committees or advisory structures.

Experience in the health sector is preferred but not essential, although a passion for the health and wellbeing of the North Coast community is expected.

Key responsibilities are outlined in the Healthy North Coast Ltd Board Charter.

Highly regarded skillsets and experience include:

  • clinical expertise
  • network capability relating to mental health and alcohol and other drugs
  • network capability with the local health districts
  • network capability with the local community in both Northern NSW and Mid North Coast
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health expertise.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are encouraged to apply.

More information and the application process is available from Eden Ritchie Recruitment.

Mental Health Practitioner Directory

Frequently Asked Questions

Any AHPRA or AASW registered mental health practitioner providing services in the Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW.

Social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors are ineligible to list in the directory.

By listing, you will let GPs, other referrers and consumers know that you are practising in Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW. You can provide information such as where you are located, the services you provide, the population groups you support and your clinical interests.

No, the directory is a free service provided by Healthy North Coast.

This directory enables you to provide real-time information about your availability to accept referrals, as well as how long people may have to wait for an appointment. You can update this information as your availability changes. This will help GPs and other referrers ensure they only refer clients to practitioners who have the capacity to see them.

It also has a range of advanced search options and supports printing and bookmarking of search results.

You can choose to display your email address and your phone number so that people can contact you directly. You may prefer not to display these, in which case people can contact you by completing an enquiry form located in the Directory. Your choices can be updated anytime.

You can indicate wait times for an appointment for a new client or that you are currently unable to accept new referrals. You can also choose whether to display or hide your contact details. You can update your choices at any time.

Yes, you can update your listing or remove it at any time by clicking the “update practitioner details” button on your listing. You will receive a secure website link to your nominated admin email that will enable you to make changes, delete or put your listing on hold. You can also show when you are taking extended leave or are not available for a specific period, rather than completely removing your listing.

We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date.

You will be responsible for managing the information in your listing and ensuring that it is up to date. You will also be asked to check the information before it is published in the directory.

We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date so that the directory displays accurate information.

You can read the full Terms of Use by clicking here.