Gidgee Healing is currently seeking a Mental Health Practitioner (Occupational Therapist /Psychologist/Social Worker/Registered Nurse/Aboriginal Health Practitioner) to join their team at the Burke St Clinic located in Mount Isa.
This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who wants to enrich their career and make a difference in peoples lives. We are seeking someone resilient, empathetic and motivated to realise change that makes a difference.
- Competitive salary (dependent upon years of experience/quals)
- 5 weeks annual leave
- 2 x return flights per annum (up to $900 per flight)
- Professional development incl flights of $5200 p/year
- Yearly retention bonuses
- Salary sacrifice up to $15,600 p/year
- Relocation allowance (if applicable)
Gidgee Healing is a dynamic Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service that provides a comprehensive and growing range of primary health care services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people residing in the Mt Isa, North West and Lower Gulf of Carpentaria regions. We provide General Practice, maternal and child health, social and preventative health, health promotion and education, allied health and specialist services. Gidgee Healing is also the lead agency for headspace Mount Isa and the Normanton Recovery and Community Wellbeing Service. Our organisation strives to enhance the accessibility and uptake of health services in our communities.
The primary function of this position is to provide high quality practice including recovery oriented, person-centred assessment, examination, treatment and case management, along with contributing to the development of models of holistic health incorporating continuity of care.
The Mental Health Worker supports the clinical team environment with the aim of improving the health status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through the provision of comprehensive and culturally valid primary health care services.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
- Current unconditional nursing or professional registration through AHPRA as a Registered Nurse or Allied Health professional;
- Demonstrated ability to comply with the professional code of ethics and function in accordance with legislation affecting nursing or Allied Health practice;
- A comprehensive understanding of holistic health issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and a strong commitment to improving health/mental health outcomes;
- Ability to work sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;
- Demonstrated skill in working in a primary care setting, in particular the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team with a sound understanding of your role in the cycle of care for a person;
- Demonstrated effective verbal and written skills with particular emphasis on interpersonal communication skills, confidentiality and record keeping.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
Applications close COB Tuesday 2nd April 2019