Rural Workforce Agency (RWA) NT is partnering with Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation (SHSAC) to find a Aboriginal Mental Health Professional to join their multidisciplinary team in Katherine. SHSAC is an independent, community-controlled health service that provides comprehensive primary health care services through nine individual remote health centres. The main purpose is to improve the health and wellbeing of the people in the region east of Katherine using a holistic approach that includes a high standard of medical care, the promotion of social justice and the overcoming of the sickness that affects so many people in the region. The main approach involves community people taking part in controlling their own health.
This position is located within the Mental Health team at SHSAC but functions as part of the wider Population Health team. In this role you will participate in the clinical care and the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal clients. You will work closely with the Mental Health Nurses and support SHSAC staff, to provide culturally appropriate social and emotional support and counselling services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, families and groups within SHSAC Katherine East region.
The Location: Katherine Region
The town of Katherine is the thriving main town within this sub-tropical region, situated a three hour drive south of Darwin. The main town is situated on the banks of the Katherine river and has a population of around 10,000 people while the larger Katherine region has a population of just over 24,000. Katherine is well equipped as a regional town with a shopping centre that features a supermarket and many specialty shops. Katherine is on the edge of Kakadu National park which is filled with waterfalls and bush walks. Kayaking through the picturesque Katherine Gorge is a popular weekend activity.
To be considered for this opportunity, you must meet the below essential criteria:
BENEFITS AND INCENTIVES
Sunrise Health Service values diversity and aims for a workforce which is representative of the community they serve. Therefore, under an approved Special Measures recruitment plan, this position is specifically designated for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants who meet all essential criteria and are suitable at the level of the position.
*The successful candidate must be willing to obtain a satisfactory police clearance and working with children’s check (Ochre) prior to commencement in this role.
*Candidates are required to provide a one-page summary sheet addressing the above listed selection criteria, provide a cover letter and a detailed
Resume/CV to be considered for this role.
For a confidential discussion about this excellent opportunity contact the Recruitment and Retention Team:
t 08 8982 1000
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Photo: Indigenous Cultural Experience, Katherine
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