Aboriginal Mental Health Professional (OT /SW /Counsellor)1/2, Psych, RN) - Macarthur Mental Health - Perm F/T

Mental Health Clinician
South Western Sydney Local Health District
REQ77268 Requisition #
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Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: (Social worker/ Occupational Therapist/ Counsellor) 1/2, Psychologist, Registered Nurse
Remuneration: Dependant on Qualifications
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ77268
(SW/ OT/ Counsellor) 1/2 : $62,702 - $90,843 per annum
Psychologist : $66,233: $98,453 per annum
Registered Nurse: $62,619 - 87,926 per annum
In this role Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised by section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1997.
Stepping Up aims to assist Aboriginal job applicants by providing information about applying for roles in NSW Health organisations. 
For more information, please visit: http://www.steppingup.health.nsw.gov.au/
Aboriginal identified Mentals Health Professional working as a clinician in a community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Team. CSU Bachelor of Health Science (Mental Health) graduates are eligible to apply.


Please note: To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.
See why people like you join our Mental Health team:
South Western Sydney is an exciting, interesting and dynamic place to live and work. South Western Sydney is home to a mixture of metropolitan and rural communities which is culturally diverse. South Western Sydney has a very significant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community, especially in Campbelltown, Wollondilly, Camden, Wingecarribee and Liverpool.
Transforming Your Experience is SWSLHDs key strategy to positively transform how our patients, consumers, staff and communities experience our organisation and services. Our vision is that our care is always safe, high quality and personalised and all our staff are supported and empowered to achieve their full potential. SWSLHD upholds the CORE Values – Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment. The Transforming Your Experience Strategy provides us with a clear direction for working together to deliver safe and high quality health services and build the health of our communities – now and into the future.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
South Western Sydney Local Health District is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disability are encouraged to apply for all internal and externally advertised positions. If you require assistance, please advise the contact person at the time of your application.

Where you'll be working
The South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) Mental Health Service provides quality mental health care to residents across south western Sydney. Our services provide assessment and treatment for a range of mental health needs and disorders and our priorities include early intervention and promoting mental health in our community.
All SWSLHD Mental Health Service staff are committed to patient safety and quality care. The service maintains current accreditation with the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards against its EQuIPNational program and survey against the National Standards for Mental Health Services.

What you'll be doing
The primary role of this position is to provide culturally appropriate, recovery orientated evidence based assessment and interventions to clients of the mental health service who identify as Aboriginal and their families.

Working within the multi-disciplinary team process, the position will also undertake mental health promotion and community liaison tasks in support of the development of culturally appropriate mental health services within SWSLHD.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent (An applicant's race is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised by section 14 of the Anti Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).
  2. Demonstrated experience delivering culturally appropriate, evidence based, recovery orientated mental health interventions in Aboriginal communities.
  3. Ability to work independently and in consultation with the multidisciplinary team.
  4. Demonstrated commitment to the philosophy and practice consumers’ families and natural supports participating within the treatment process, as appropriate and in accordance with the NSW Mental Health Act 2007.
  5. Effective interpersonal skills, problem solving skills and personal resilience.
  6. Highly developed written and verbal communication skills and competence in the use of information technology systems.
  7. Demonstrated knowledge and ability to implement the quality improvement process.
  8. Demonstrated commitment to evidence based practice and professional development.

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For role related queries or questions contact John Pullman on John.Pullman@health.nsw.gov.au or 0417406058

Applications Close: 02.12.2018

Interview Date Range: 03.12.2018 - 07.12.2018

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