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Job description and application Aboriginal Support Worker 

We are looking for an identified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Support Worker to join our Housing and Supportive Initiative team in Tweed / Byron to provide psychosocial supports to people with complex and enduring mental health conditions.

Holding the Aboriginal portfolio part of this role will be to build community relationships and partnerships to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and communities to take a strong role in managing their own health and well-being.

  • Establish links with Aboriginal people/family/communities within Tweed/Byron region to encourage and support mental health and wellbeing.
  • Assist Aboriginal people and their carers to navigate the mental health and housing systems.
  • Identify barriers that hinder access to service delivery with a solution focus.
  • Support mental health professionals/services to identify culturally safe practices.

Full time hours, fixed term contract to 30 June 2022.

To be considered for the position, you must have worked with clients with complex mental health needs.

Key requirements to join our team:

  • Prior experience of working with mental health
  • Completed the NDIS Worker Orientation Module
  • Current drivers licence
  • Hold a current Working with children and current police check or eligibility to apply for these
  • To be a person of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised under Section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 19
  • Holds a minimum Certificate 4 qualification in Mental Health or similar and relevant experience in the delivery of Aboriginal Health Programs.
  • Demonstrated highly developed skills in oral and written communication and computer   literacy
  • Demonstrated ability to inform and support the development of Aboriginal mental health programs/services and their implementation
  • Demonstrated ability to establish linkages with Aboriginal organisations, mainstream health services, NGO’s and government services
  • Comprehensive understanding of issues related to Aboriginal health, particularly around wellbeing and homelessness
  • Demonstrated experience in support work or care coordination working with Aboriginal families with complex needs.


  • Hourly rate of $31.02
  • Option to salary sacrifice up to $15,900
  • Leave loading of 17.5%

Open Minds is a registered NDIS provider. Our team works to enhance mental health and wellbeing by delivering tailored supports to people living with mental ill-health, disability or acquired brain injury.

More information www.openminds.org.au