Kimberley - Kununurra

Vacancy Number: 1703

Mental Health Professional

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. The position will be based the township of Kununurra and provide outreach Mental Health services to remote communities in the East Kimberley.The position will work in partnership with local Aboriginal Health Services, WA State Health Services and other community based organisations.

    We are seeking professionals who are 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’s primary focus will be in the provision of services to youth with complex mental health issues. Additionally, it will work across the lifespan providing services to families and adults.

    You will have post-registration experience in providing evidence based psychological interventions to youth/adults with complex mental health issues and be able to provide suicide prevention services within your role. This position will also provide support to families of the youth/adults. Your experience, passion, energy and enthusiasm towards Aboriginal, rural and preventative mental health care will be highly regarded.
Experience & Skills
  • APHRA registration as a mental heath professional( psychologist, mental health nurse, social worker, occupational therapist or aboriginal health worker)
  • Current membership of a professional body such as the APS, ACMHN, AASW or OTA
  • At least 2 years demonstrated experience as a Mental Health Professional including experience or an ability to successfully triage and conduct initial mental health screening assessments for clients with mild to moderate mental health conditions
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
  • including a flexible approach to work, along with the ability to use initiative to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Strong interpersonal skills
What's on Offer
  • Competitive salary of between $95 744– $102 925 per annum, depending on skills and experience
  • Full time employment with continuation of contract subject to ongoing funding
  • Relocation assistance (where applicable)
  • Salary packaging options for remote living are available
  • 6 weeks annual leave
  • Supported Professional Development Opportunities
  • Ability to salary package
  • Supported external supervision. Applications close COB 26/08/2019
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.