Kimberley - Broome

Vacancy Number: 994

Mental Health Assessment & Intake Officer

About the Role A unique and exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Mental Health Professional (i.e. Psychologists, Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists or Aboriginal Health Workers) to join our Mental Health Team. We are seeking a professional who is committed to the delivery of quality Psychological services that meet the mental health needs of our client base in a culturally respectful manner. This position will provide initial mental health assessment, screening and triage of clients experiencing high prevalence mental health issues or clients at risk of suicide or self-harm. It will also provide mental health services to adults experiencing a persistent complex mental health condition(s) with the goal of assisting them to stabilise and manage their condition(s) within the primary health care setting. The position will be based in the township of Broome. The positions will work in partnership with local Aboriginal Health Services, WA State Health Services and other community based organisations.
Experience & Skills You will have at least two years post-registration experience in providing focused psychological interventions to clients with high prevalence mental health issues and be able to provide suicide prevention services within your role. Your experience, passion, energy and enthusiasm towards Aboriginal, rural and preventative mental health care will be highly regarded, as will experience with assessment and triaging of Mental Health clients.
What's on Offer • Relocation assistance (where applicable) • Salary packaging options for remote living are available • Six weeks annual leave • Professional development opportunities • Supported external supervision.
Practice Type Community Care
Full Time / Part Time Full time
Map of Kimberley

Kimberley

The Kimberley is located in the north-west region of Western Australia. It covers an area of 421,451 square kilometres, an area three times the size of England, but is home to only 35,748 people. A relatively high proportion of the residents are Aboriginal Australians. The population swells seasonally with an influx of tourists and a mobile working population.

The major towns of the Kimberley include Broome and Derby on the west coast, with Kununurra and Wyndham in the east. Within this vast landscape there is a huge diversity of scenery to be explored and adventures to be experienced. Broome enjoys a laid-back tropical ambience whilst the ranges of the East Kimberley showcase the awe-inspiring grandeur and beauty that nature has created. Venturing into this land imparts a unique sense of connection with an ancient and unspoiled part of Australia. Travels across the Kimberley will yield tropical beaches, rugged ranges, spectacular gorges, waterfalls, caves, pockets of lush rainforest and an astounding variety of wildlife.

The region has a thriving economy, based on both tourism and the richness of its natural resources. It enjoys regular commercial flights from Perth and interstate capital cities. The Kimberley has a tropical summer and dry winter and this diverse climate changes the landscape from season to season.

There are approximately 70 general practitioners including GP registrars in the region, nine in private practice, 33 in Aboriginal Medical Services, two in the Royal Flying Doctor Service and 26 hospital based general practitioners.