Aboriginal Mental Health Worker – Trainee – Queanbeyan

Southern NSW Local Health District

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time

Location: Queanebyan

Position Classification: Aboriginal Hlth Worker

Remuneration: $55492 – $81731 per annum

Hours Per Week: 38

Requisition ID: REQ333274

Applications Close: 19 August 2022

Interview Details: Scheduled within 21 days of closingSouthern NSW Local Health District covers a large area of the Southern half of NSW. Surrounding the ACT on three sides and all the way down to the Victorian border, it extends from the pristine beaches of the NSW South Coast, the farmlands of the Southern Tablelands, across the picturesque Great Dividing Range and the spectacular Snowy Mountains. We have 18 facilities and our hospitals take care of more than 200,000 people. As we are a major local employer, our staff are a part of our local communities. To find out more on what it is like to live and work in Southern NSW LHD click here – We are Southern

What we offer:

  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Relocation assistance and short-term accommodation options considered
  • Visa sponsorship for select roles
  • Salary Packaging – up to $9k for living expenses + $2.6k meal & entertainment + Novated leasing
  • Corporate Health and Fitness program
  • 10.5% Superannuation on top of your gross income
  • Annual Leave Loading

Where you’ll be working
There is an abundance of lifestyle benefits available to you in country NSW and you will be amazed at what you will have access to – and it all comes without the queues and crowds of a big city. Queanbeyan has enviable lifestyle and affordable property surrounded by an eclectic mix of small towns and villages. Canberra is just a 5-minute drive away, you can enjoy all the attractions of the nation’s capital along with fabulous restaurants. Connect easily and quickly with the world through the Canberra International Airport, with the beach and ski fields just 2 hours away. Imagine Rural – Southern NSW Local Health District

What you’ll be doing

The Aboriginal Mental Health Worker (Trainee) promotes the social and emotional well-being of Aboriginal people and the wider community from within a multi-disciplinary community mental health / drug and alcohol team. Under supervision, provides assessment, evidence based treatment and case management services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal persons.

Selection Criteria

  • Must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent (NB applicants race is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised under Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977, NSW).
  • Must be willing to provide Proof of Aboriginality with an endorsed common seal (preferably Local Aboriginal Lands Council) or an alternative recognised Aboriginal organisation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and have established links with their local Aboriginal community.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current health issues relevant to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities.
  • Written and verbal communication skills to a standard to meet the academic entry level of university criteria and to undertake a University degree course.
  • Willingness and commitment to undertake tertiary study towards the Bachelor of Health Science (Mental Health).
  • Current unrestricted drivers’ licence and the ability to maintain. Ability and willingness to drive/travel as the role requires. This may involve driving long distances.

Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specific Diseases

This is a Category ‘A’ position, please read and understand NSW Health policy directive PD2020_017

All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy. OASV requirements also include proof of vaccination against influenza and is compulsory for NSW Staff that enter any Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF) or who work in NSW Health owned and operated RACFs.

All NSW Health workers are required to have received at least two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful.

Need more information?

For role related queries or questions contact Yvonne McAviney on 02 6150 7070 [email protected]

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