Kimberley - Fitzroy Crossing

Vacancy Number: 1705

Senior Mental Health Professional

About the Role
  • An exciting opportunity exists for a senior, experienced Mental Health Professional to join the Mental Health Team at Boab Health Services. This role will deliver clinical and mental health services to Broome, Fitzroy Crossing and its surrounding communities. The position will also work in partnership with local Aboriginal Health Services, WA State Health Services and other community based organisations.

    This position can be based in Fitzroy Crossing or Broome. This highly autonomous position will provide Mental Health services on a rotating 3 week roster with one week in three being in Broome and the other two in Fitzroy Crossing and surrounding communities. Your experience in Mental Health Service provision to Indigenous communities will be highly regarded, as will your passion, energy and enthusiasm towards Aboriginal health, cultural safety, remote health and preventative health care.Your experience in Mental Health Service provision to Indigenous communities will be highly regarded, as will your passion, energy and enthusiasm towards Aboriginal health, cultural safety, remote health and preventative health care.
Experience & Skills
  • National registration to work as a Mental Health Professional (i.e. Psychologist, Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, or Aboriginal Health Worker)
  • Current membership of APHRA registration and APS or AAPi membership
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated experience in risk assessment and safety planning to clients experiencing suicidal ideation or issues of self-harm
  • Demonstrated experience as a Mental Health Professional including more than 2 years’ experience using evidence based focused psychological interventions for clients experiencing high prevalence mental health issues
  • An ability and willingness to work and live in a very remote community
What's on Offer
  • Competitive remuneration package of between $96, 701 and $107 582
  • Relocation assistance (where applicable)
  • Salary packaging
  • Professional developmnt opportunities
  • 6 weeks annual leave
  • Applications close: 16 September 2019
Practice Type Community Care
Full Time / Part Time Full time
Benefits $96,701 - $107,582
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.