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Manager - Mental Health, Bulunu Ward

Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation - Darwin, NT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


We’re one of Australia’s largest providers of Aboriginal healthcare.
We’re engaging with health issues at a grass roots community level.
We’re looking for passionate individuals who are ready to help change the future for Aboriginal healthcare.

What we stand for

With eight clinics and growing across East Arnhem Land, we’re providing health care services for over 6,000 Indigenous residents. Our Board of Directors represents communities across the region, ensuring every decision we make helps empower Yolngu people to take control of their lives and direct their own futures.

We’re connected by passion

We share a passion for the rich history of the Yolngu culture, and a commitment to ensure that the work we’re doing is instrumental in ensuring self-determination for Indigenous peoples. We’re a people place, where going above and beyond is in our nature. We’re not just offering jobs, we’re offering a way to shape Australia’s future. Do you share our passion?

We need you

Miwatj Health is pleased to offer this position as a full time fixed-term opportunity until the 3rd July 2021. Based in our Darwin office with frequent travel across the East Arnhem Land you will be working closely with the Director of SEWB and NDIS as well as your team to meet Miwatj Health’s objectives.

This role presents an opportunity to improve access to integrated, culturally responsive and safe mental health and drug and alcohol services that holistically meet the social and emotional wellbeing and mental health needs of the population in the Miwatj region. Core aspects of your role will include:

Develop a coordinated approach for the prevention, assessment, early intervention, referral and shared care arrangements for mental disorders.
Ensure that there are referral pathways, linkages and engagement with relevant personnel, stakeholders and external agencies to support continuity of care for people with severe and moderately severe mental illnesses.
Engage with individuals, families and local governance structures to promote uptake of culturally-adapted, evidence-based therapeutic interventions to address common mental health disorders.
Provide a recognised reference point and consistent broad level of influence regarding
service planning and delivery to multidisciplinary clinicians within the Step 3 and 4 of the Mental Health Stepped Care Model.
Use expert professional clinical and management knowledge and experience to lead the
coordination and integration of a diverse range of programs and strategies, across the Step 3 and 4 of the Mental Health Stepped Care Model.
Deliver culturally-adapted evidence-based therapeutic interventions that value and build upon local knowledge, community and cultural strengths.
Ensure the Aboriginal Community Workers Mental Health team members have access to ongoing support, professional guidance and mentoring.
Facilitate the provision of Community Suicide Prevention programs.
Complete performance reporting in accordance with contractual obligations.

Why Miwatj?

Whether working with a remote healthcare provider is in your bucket list, or something that is tried and tested, we’d love for you to reach out. East Arnhem Land offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of a community where the richness of Yolngu culture is in the air you breathe.

A competitive annual salary of $129,994 - $135,194 per annum (depending on skills and experience) and a comprehensive range of benefits are provided with this fixed-term position including salary sacrificing and 5 weeks annual leave.

How do you know if you’re the right fit?

In order to deliver on our mission, we know that a collaborative, supportive team is critical. We’re looking for an appropriately qualified professional with demonstrated experience in delivering outcomes in the prevention, early intervention, treatment and management of severe, moderately severe and mildly severe mental illnesses.

Whilst knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture is helpful, what will really see you thrive in our communities is an open mind, willingness to be exposed to culture and curiosity. Before you reach out and apply, we need you to have:

AHPRA registration as a Mental Health Nurse as well as a member of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses.
Demonstrated experience in working in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health organisations / environments and fully embracing the concept of Aboriginal Community Control.
Experience in delivering (culturally adapted) wrap around coordinated mental health care.
Demonstrated knowledge of current issues, standards and trends in the delivery of mental health and social and emotional well-being services to Aboriginal people.
Experience in developing/culturally adapting, evidence-based SEWB and mental health services for Aboriginal people at a regional level.
Willingness to respectfully engage cultural mentoring/supervision.
Current manual NT driver’s license.
The ability to obtain a National Police Check and OCHRE card.
Flexibility in travelling across East Arnhem Land when required.

To view the job description please click here.

For more information please contact the Miwatj Health Recruitment Team at: recruitment@miwatj.com.au and quote reference MHAC477.

Application close date: 21st February 2021.

We’re proud to employ over 116 Yolngu employees and we are always looking to increase that number. If you’re Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and interested in this role you are encouraged to apply.

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