Job

Mental Health Support Worker

 

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 Support Worker is to provide mental health support, intervention, consultancy, and liaison to Men and Women with mental health illness on the Ngaanyatjarra Lands.

The Mental Health Support Worker will work closely with the NHS Mental Health Nurse based in Warburton Community, Members and Elders to achieve good mental health outcomes for Ngaanyatjarra people. This role also has a component of second on call to the clinics where the position is based on the Lands.

The successful applicant will possess qualifications in mental health (for example, Registered Nurse, Enrolled Nurse, Batchelor of Social Work, Certificate IV in Mental health).  They will ideally have a knowledge of Mental illnesses affecting Aboriginal people in remote communities.  

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.

The Successful Applicant Will Possess:  

Essential

  • Qualifications in mental health (for example, Registered Nurse, Enrolled Nurse, Batchelor of Social Work, Certificate IV in Mental health)
  • Demonstrated experience as a mental health practitioner
  • Ability and commitment to communicate and work effectively in a culturally appropriate way
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Ability to work independently and manage own workload
  • Well-developed skills in conflict resolution, negotiation and problem solving
  • A knowledge and commitment to quality improvement and clinical risk management
  • Current manual WA drivers licence. 
  • Current national police clearance and WA Working with children card or the ability to obtain.
  • Ability to travel regional, remote and interstate on unsealed roads by 4WD or by light aircraft.

Desirable

  • Registered Mental Health Nurse, Enrolled/General Nurse with current AHPRA registration
  • Credentialed Mental Health Nurse with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses
  • Previous experience working in a remote area Indigenous Health Service
  • Experience in the delivery of mental health education / health promotion programs in a community setting
  • Current first aid certificate
  • Working knowledge of computerised health information systems
  • Knowledge of current Occupational Safety and Health and Equal Employment Opportunity legislation.

Applicants must have the right to work in Australia

 

Base salary range $85 000 - $110 000 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.

 

To apply for the role visit our website - https://www.nghealth.org.au/jobs

Confidential enquiries regarding this role can be made by contacting Human Resources on 08 8955 4786 

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

No agencies please