Midwest - Geraldton

Vacancy Number: 2043

Mental Health Professional

About the Role
  • We are seeking to appoint a Health Professional Mental Health to provide assessment, planning and clinical care to clients of the Mental Health & Community Alcohol Drug Service. The successful applicant will liaise with Government and non-government service providers to coordinate the provision of Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drug Services to clients and provide educational support to those agencies.
Experience & Skills
  • Tertiary qualification in Occupational Therapy, Psychology or Nursing and eligibility for registration with the relevant Board, or tertiary qualification 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 of psychiatric and alcohol and other drug disorders, contemporary mental health and alcohol and drug management, Mental Health promotion and principles of community based health care and illness prevention.
  • Sound working knowledge of the WA Mental Health Act (2014) and other relevant legislation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with clients from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated well developed communication and interpersonal skills including negotiating, problem solving and report writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and efficiently as a team member in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Knowledge of computer applications and demonstrated word processing skills.
  • Eligible for / or in possession of a current C or C-A Class drivers licence.
What's on Offer
  • 9.5% employer contributed superannuation into a fund of your choice. For further information go to: http://www.treasury.wa.gov.au/Superannuation/Employees/Overview/ Access to generous salary packaging arrangements
  • Professional Development Opportunities and Study Leave/assistance
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Flexible leave arrangements
  • Other professional and location based allowances
  • HSO Level P1 $72,703 - $101,257 p.a.
Practice Type Community Care
Full Time / Part Time Full time
Benefits HSO Level P1 $72,703 - $101,257 p.a.
Map of Midwest

Midwest

Covering an area of some 470,000 square kilometres, the Midwest region extends from the outback to the ocean. The economic base for the region centres on mining, agriculture, fishing and tourism. Attractions include internationally recognised windsurfing beaches, wildflowers and a rich maritime history of mutiny and shipwrecks.

The region has a population of more than 50,000 people. More than half is based in the City of Geraldton, the region’s commercial, administrative and service centre, around four hours drive north of Perth.

The coastal part of the region enjoys a Mediterranean climate, while the inland experiences warm, dry summers and cool winters.

There are approximately 80 doctors in the region, including private general practitioners, specialists and doctors employed by the hospital and the Aboriginal Medical Service.