NSW Government Western NSW Local Health District

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Counsellor 1 / 2, Occupational Therapist 1 / 2, Psychologist, Registered Nurse, Snr Psychologist, Social Worker 1 / 2, Welfare Officer 1 / 2
Remuneration: $70,049.73 – $124,803.00 pa (+ superannuation + salary packaging options are available to reduce your taxable income and increase your take-home pay)
Requisition ID: REQ463815
Location: Orange, NSW – Find out more
Hours Per Week: 38
Applications Close: 20 February 2024 – 11:59pm

Aboriginal Mental Health Clinician – Mental Health Drug & Alcohol Services

Mental Health Drug & Alcohol – Orange

About the role
The Aboriginal Mental Health Clinician has an important role in the care, welfare and assistance of andor Torres Strait Islander people primarily. The Clinician will work within the adult acute services team to ensure that Aboriginal andor Torres Strait Islander consumers and their families receive a respectful and culturally responsive and appropriate service.

The Health Clinician will provide clinical support and interventions to the consumer and the family. They will assist with accessing other services relevant to the needs of the person being supported. The Aboriginal Mental Health Clinician will assist in the planning and implementation of any admission, treatment, case management, referral, discharge and follow up for Aboriginal people utilising mental health services. This is a non-clinical role in the clinical environment. This role will also undertake cultural education and development for all staff and students.

You will be based at Mental Health Drug & Alcohol Services (MHDA) – Bloomfield Campus adult acute services.

Amaroo is a 20 bed acute unit for short to medium term treatment and recovery for people experiencing mental health illnesses. The unit works within a framework of human-centred care that includes recovery-orientated practices, trauma informed care and recognising individual rights and responsibilities.

Adult Acute is a 16 bed acute unit for treatment and recovery for people with a mental illness. We work within a framework of human-centred care which includes recovery-oriented practice, trauma-informed care and recognising individual rights and responsibilities.

Mental Health Intensive Care Unit (MHICU) is an 8 bed unit and provides multidisciplinary assessment, primarily for adults who require involuntary short term inpatient treatment during an acute phase of mental illness or disorder.

A career with Western NSW means you can challenge yourself, make an impact and shape the future of rural health. To explore the benefits of a career in our Local Health District, visit the WNSWLHD website.

To apply for this role:

  • Create a profile in the Recruitment & Onboarding (ROB) System or sign in using your existing login
  • Upload your current resume
  • Answer the selection criteria

Role-related enquiries: Please contact Michael Hillier, Nurse Unit Manager on (02) 6369 7588 or at Michael.Hillier@health.nsw.gov.au for more information.

Additional information for applicants:

  • This is an identified position in accordance with Section 14 (d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977– only suitably qualified Aboriginal people are eligible for this position and are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.
  • This recruitment may be used to create an Eligibility List for similar roles in the future (ongoing or temporary) that may arise in the next 18 months.
  • Western NSW is committed to creating a safe and accessible workplace that promotes diversity, inclusion and belonging. As a vibrant and diverse region, rich in community and culture, we welcome applications from all people to build a respectful workplace dedicated to delivering the best health outcomes for our community.
  • To find out more about the remuneration and conditions, visit NSW Public Health System Awards
  • For more information, visit a Guide to Employment with WNSWLHD

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