Aboriginal Mental Health Professional (Transfer Of Care) - Perm FT

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time, 38 hours per week
Location: Liverpool Hospital Mental Health Service
Position Classification: Occupational Therapist Level 1/2, Social Work Level 1/2, Counsellor Level 1/2, Registered Nurse or Psychologist 
Remuneration: Dependent on Qualifications
Requisition ID: REQ187217
Applications close: 18/10/2020

Remuneration: Dependent on Qualifications
Occupational Therapist Level 1/2: $64,270 – $93,114 per annum
Social Work Level 1/2: $64,270 – $93,114 per annum
Counsellor Level 1/2:  $64,270 – $93,114 per annum
Registered Nurse: $64,184.86 - $90,122.83 per annum
Psychologist: $67,889 – $100,914 per annum

To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.

In this role Aboriginality is a genuine occupational requirement, and is authorised by section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1997 (NSW).

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/ 

Come and join a multicultural and diverse workplace

About The Opportunity

This is a new exciting position within our established Aboriginal Mental Health Team. The successful applicant will work across the district with Aboriginal consumers, carers, multidisciplinary team and external service providers to provide support for timely and adequate transfer of care arrangements.

Life at South Western Sydney Local Health District is rewarding, progressive and diverse and is always focused on achieving our Vision of Leading Care, Healthier Communities.

Where You'll Be Working

At South Western Sydney 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 and people with a disability to apply.   Transforming Your Experience (TYE) is SWSLHDs key strategy to always positively transform your, our patients, our consumers, our staffs and our communities experiences across 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.

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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.

Transforming Your Experience is SWSLHD's 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. This 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.

Occupational Therapist Level 1/2
Social Worker Level 1/2
Counsellor Level 1/2
Registered Nurse


NSW Health Professionals (State) Award 

Public Health System Nurses & Midwives (State) Award 

Community Employees Psychologists (State) Award 

How to Apply

To be considered for this position, please ensure you address the selection criteria as thoroughly as possible.

This is an Identified Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Position. Applicants for this position must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent through parentage, identify as an Aboriginal person and/or Torres Strait Islander and be accepted in the community as such. Exemption is claimed under Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW). Demonstrated experience delivering culturally appropriate, evidence based, recovery orientated mental health interventions in Aboriginal communities. Ability to work independently and in consultation with the multidisciplinary team. 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. Effective interpersonal skills, problem solving skills and personal resilience. Highly developed written and verbal communication skills and competence in the use of information technology systems. Demonstrated knowledge and ability to implement the quality improvement process. Demonstrated commitment to evidence based practice and professional development.

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For role related queries or questions contact Ann Baker on 0459 871 *** or via email on *********@health.nsw.gov.au

Interview Date Range: 21/10/2020 - 28/10/2020

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Stepping Up – Close the Gap

aims to assist Aboriginal applicants understand how to apply for roles with NSW Health by clarifying the recruitment and onboarding process.

If you are an Aboriginal person and wish to obtain more information about applying for a role within South Western Sydney Local Health District, please contact the SWSLHD Aboriginal Workforce Team on .