ABORIGINAL MENTAL HEALTH COMMUNITY WORKER (50D position)
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South Coastal Babbingur Mia provides culturally secure social and emotional wellbeing services for individuals who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. We offer a friendly flexible service to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community throughout Rockingham and Kwinana. The staff members work together to support women, children, new mums and men for good health and social and emotional wellbeing. This service is delivered in both an outreach setting and onsite.
We are currently seeking a part-time (up to 3 days, hours negotiable) Aboriginal Mental Health Community Worker. The position of Aboriginal Mental Health Community Worker will deliver a culturally secure Mental Health Support service to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (TSI) community alongside the South Coastal Babbingur Mia services and staff.
The role is in the main an outreach service providing support to individuals and families struggling with mental health issues and utilises a case coordination approach in providing quality mental health care using a holistic, and culturally acceptable framework to assess clients within the context of their family and within the environment in which they live.
- Engage and build relationships with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island community regarding culturally sensitive Mental Health services.
- Provide support to clients (outreach) in a flexible, pro-active, person -centered approach.
- Collaborate and communicate with other Mental Health Support Services, Allied Health Services and support networks.
- Develop and maintain partnerships with relevant agencies.
- Investigate and develop Activities to support clients.
- Work and collaborate with the other Mental Health Community Support Worker and other South Coastal staff to ensure an excellent service
- Certificate IV qualification in Mental Health or working towards.
- Hold relevant experience in the mental health sector.
- Knowledge of mental health issues.
- Strong Aboriginal community-based experience and connection.
- Previous experience delivering appropriate, high quality care and service to clients.
- Demonstrated and well-developed assessment and counselling skills.
- Experience in developing and facilitating group work.
- Valid WA Driver’s License.
- Current Working with Children Check (WWCC).
- Current Police Clearance (Less than 3 Months).
For further information please contact Emily Garlett on Emily.email@example.com
HOW TO APPLY
Please forward your resume and cover letter addressing the Selection Criteria to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: 26 September 2022
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