Mental Health Nurse


Mental Health Nurse

Location: Warburton Community

Base salary range $108,617 - $114,586 plus 9.5% superannuation, 17.5% leave loading on 6 weeks’ annual leave, availability leave with $1,600 airfare allowance and salary packaging to increase take home pay.

About the role:

This is a fantastic opportunity to experience parts of outback Australia that most Australians will never see. The role of the Mental Health Nurse will ensure the safe delivery of an effective Mental Health service to the Ngaanyatjarra communities that is in line with the strategic objectives of the Health Service.

The successful applicant will be a registered nurse with AHPRA and have a postgraduate qualification in Mental Health and will have knowledge of Mental illnesses affecting Aboriginal people in remote communities. The Mental Health Nurse will provide mental health intervention, consultancy and liaison in relation to people with moderate to severe mental illness on the Ngaanyatjarra Lands. 

The successful applicant will be highly self-motivated and driven and provided the experiences of a life time travelling by 4WD or plane in remote areas and learn about the Ngaanyatjarra people and their culture.

This position is subject to the successful completion of a National Police Check, Working with Children Check and must hold a current Australian Manual Drivers Licence.

About us:

Ngaanyatjarra health service is an Aboriginal community controlled health service located in the Ngaanyatjarra land that strives to work with indigenous and non-indigenous people the malparara way [two-way learning] as a part of the Ngaanyatjarra community to promote the health and wellbeing of people in the Lands.  

Life on the Ngaanyatjarra lands:

The Ngaanyatjarra Lands cover a vast area of approximately 250,000km2 in the east of Western Australia, up to the Northern Territory and South Australian borders. The communities we service are scattered across the Great Victorian and Gibson Deserts. Approximately 2,000 Ngaanyatjarra people live in the communities on the Lands. Most people in the region speak Ngaanyatjarra as a first language. Some people may also speak English, Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara, Noongar and other regional Indigenous languages.

The Ngaanyatjarra Lands are serviced weekly by a regional air service, Chartair, providing RPT (regular public transport) flights into each community. Each community has Telstra mobile phone coverage (excluding Kiwirrkurra) and broadband internet.


The Successful Applicant Will Possess: 


  •  Registered General Nurse with the AHPRA.
  • Recognised postgraduate qualifications mental health such as credentialing as a Mental Health Nurse with ACMHN and/or experience in the provision of mental health care as a mental health nurse. 
  • Previous experience working in a remote area Indigenous Health Service
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and coordinate patient care.
  •  Ability to communicate effectively in a culturally appropriate way
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary environment in a health setting.
  • Current Manual WA Drivers Licence.
  •  Current National Police Clearance and WA Working with Children Clearance or the ability to obtain.
  •  Ability to travel regional, remote and interstate on unsealed roads by 4WD or by light aircraft.


  • Experience in the delivery of mental health education / health promotion programs in a community setting
  • Proficiency using online information systems

Confidential enquiries regarding this role can be made by contacting Human Resources in 89554772.


The application process requires a Cover Letter, resume including two professional referees and a response to the selection criteria.


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Applications close Friday 29 May 2020