Where you’ll be working
At Southern NSW Local Health District we are working to help our communities lead healthy lives. Our mission is that all people across our diverse societies are able to have timely access to the right healthcare in the right setting to maximise their health, wellbeing and independence.
There is an abundance of lifestyle benefits available to you in country NSW and you will be amazed at what you will have access to – and it all comes without the queues and crowds of a big city. For more information .
What you’ll be doing
The Aboriginal Mental Health Worker (Trainee) promotes the social and emotional well-being of Aboriginal people and the wider community from within a multi-disciplinary community mental health / drug and alcohol team. Under supervision, provides assessment, evidence based treatment and case management services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal persons.
Must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent (NB applicants race is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised under Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977, NSW).
Must be willing to provide Proof of Aboriginality with an endorsed common seal (preferably Local Aboriginal Lands Council) or an alternative recognised Aboriginal organisation.
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and have established links with their local Aboriginal community.
Demonstrated knowledge of current health issues relevant to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities.
Written and verbal communication skills to a standard to meet the academic entry level of university criteria and to undertake a University degree course.
Willingness and commitment to undertake tertiary study towards the Bachelor of Health Science (Mental Health).
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.
This is a Category ‘A’ position, please read and understand NSW Health policy directive . All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy