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Aboriginal Mental Health Care Navigator – Site Negotiable – $10000 of incentives available

Organisation / Entity : Southern NSW Local Health District

Job category :

Mental Health, Drug & Alcohol Mental Health Clinician

Job location :

Regional NSW / Goulburn & Southern Tablelands

Job reference number : REQ468151

Work type : Full-Time

Total remuneration package : $123031.85 – $125546.86

Closing date : 22 / 02 / 2024 – 11 : 59 PM

This position qualifies for the NSW Health Rural Incentive scheme with a value of up to $10 000′

Employment Type : Permanent Full Time

Location : Site Negotiable within Southern NSW Local Health District

Position Classification :

Remuneration : Dependent on Qualifications

Clinical Nurse Consultant Level 1 : $123,031.85 – $125,546.85 per annum

Occupational Therapist Level 3 : $108,595.00 – $112,114.00 per annum

Social Worker Level 3 : $108,595.00 – $112,114.00 per annum

Hours Per Week : 38

Requisition ID : REQ468151

Applications Close : 22 February 2024

Interview Details : Scheduled within 10 days of closing

The Welcome Experience NSW Government

Southern 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
  • Salary Packaging up to $9k for living expenses + $2.6k meal & entertainment + Novated leasing
  • Corporate Health and Fitness program
  • 11% Superannuation on top of your gross income
  • Annual Leave Loading

What you’ll be doing

The Aboriginal Mental Health Care Navigator will assist consumers of the Mental Health services to navigate the systems, services and processes that are established between Mental Health and non-government, primary care, social support, justice and drug and alcohol services to ensure collaboration, connectivity, and ensure appropriate support at transitional points in care for Aboriginal people

The Aboriginal Mental Health Care Navigator will provide support and knowledge of preventative, health and social care wrap around services that provide a response for Aboriginal consumers and navigate appropriate referral pathways.

The role will work closely with the Aboriginal Mental Health Workforce and the acute mental health services to ensure to that Aboriginal people accessing mental health services feel culturally safe and empowered in making decisions in regard to their health.

The Aboriginal Mental Health Care Navigator will also support clinical teams in the provision of culturally informed assessment and treatment approaches, discharging planning and ensure the social, cultural and historical contexts are at the forefront of services offered through mental health services.

With the Aboriginal Mental Health Care Navigator ensuring services build on the strengths, resources and knowledge of Aboriginal consumers.

The Aboriginal Mental Health Care Navigator will be responsible for supporting the acute mental health services to increase their capacity to work with Aboriginal people, families and communities in a culturally safe manner.

Selection Criteria

  • Must be of Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander descent (NB applicant’s race is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised by Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977, NSW) and have established links with their local Aboriginal community.
  • Tertiary qualification Bachelor Health Science (Mental Health), or qualifications and current registration with AHPRA for Registered Nurses )with minimum of 5 years fulltime equivalent post registration experience), Occupational Therapists, Welfare Officer or eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers for Social Workers.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of mental health issues for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with experience in mental health and / or social emotional spiritual wellbeing of Aboriginal people and their communities.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide high quality, safe and connected care to consumers and their families and carers in a person-centred and holistic manner that promotes self-determination and in context of the principles of mental health rehabilitation, recovery framework and a strength based approach.
  • Demonstrated skills in negotiation, communication and facilitation skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in consumer advocacy, cultural support, and providing evidence based education and information to consumers and / or their family and carers.
  • Evidence of a 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 and overnight stays.

At Southern NSW Local Health District we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, where we don’t just accept differences but we honour and support it.

Committed to providing a working environment that thrives and values diversity, we encourage people of Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander background, people with a disability and people from the LGBTQI+ community to apply.

Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specific Diseases

This is a Category A’ position, please read and understand NSW Health policy directive PD2022 030

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 Category A workers are required to have received at least three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful.

Australian Work Rights

Please note that to apply for this position you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia or be able to independently and legally live and work in Australia by way of your own Temporary Visa.

For more information, please see www.immi.gov.au

Need more information?

1) Click here for the Position Description

2) Find out more about applying for this position

For role related queries or questions contact Jodie Quinnell on [email protected]