Kimberley - Kununurra

Vacancy Number: 1585

Short-term contract from 02/09/2019 to 30/11/2019

Mental Health Child and Adolescent Nurse

About the Role
  • The Kimberley Mental Health and Drug Service are recruiting for the role of Senior Health Professional Mental Health Child and Adolescent. In this role you will provide an advanced clinical service to children and young people with mental health conditions and their families. In addition you will provide support, liaison, information, consultancy and training to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and other relevant Kimberley services.
Experience & Skills
  • Tertiary qualification in Occupational Therapy, Psychology or Nursing and eligible for registration with the relevant Board, Or tertiary qualifications in Social Work and eligible for full membership of the Australian Association of Social workers or the Society of Professional Social Workers
  • Demonstrated sound knowledge, experience and understanding of specialist services for children and adolescents who have emotional, behavioural, psychological and psychiatric disorders including the demonstrated ability to implement a range of therapeutic techniques at advanced level.
  • Well-developed communication, interpersonal and organisational skills and the ability to work with other health professionals within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Sound understanding of cultural matters, and other contemporary issues affecting the delivery of community based Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in rural and remote areas.
  • Experience in the delivery of health promotion, skill development and educational programs for children, adolescents and other staff within the agency and related agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to provide effective use and/or management of corporate and clinical governance systems, data collection, clinical evaluation systems and databases.
  • Current C Class Drivers Licence and an ability and willingness to travel including overnight stays away from home
What's on Offer
  • HSO Level P2
Practice Type Community Care
Full Time / Part Time Contract
Map of 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.