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Health NSW is seeking Aboriginal Care Navigator, Mental Health.

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The Care Navigator, Aboriginal Mental Health will ensure systems, services and processes are established between Mental Health and non government, primary care, social support, justice and drug and alcohol services to ensure collaboration, connectivity, reduce service duplication and ensure appropriate support at transitional points in care for Aboriginal people.  Supporting clinical teams in the development of culturally informed assessment and treatment approaches, ensuring that social, cultural and historical contexts and the impact of colonisation on Aboriginal people inform the development and delivery of mental health services.

If you have:

  • 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 1977 (NSW)
  • Tertiary qualifications and registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) in any of the following disciplines: Social Work, Counsellor, Occupational Therapist, Psychology. Counsellor – must hold a Bachelor of Health Science (Mental Health – Djirruwang Program). To be appointed as a level 4 Health Professional evidence must be provided of three years’ clinical experience and demonstrated experience of extensive specialist knowledge or a high level of broad generalist knowledge within the discipline as defined by the award definitions of a level 4 practitioner. OR Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and a minimum of 5 years’ full time equivalent post registration experience and postgraduate qualification in Mental Health or area relevant to the clinical specialty
  • Demonstrated knowledge of mental health issues impacting Aboriginal people, including a demonstrated ability to build trust with and advocate for Aboriginal people and communities
  • Demonstrated high level negotiation, communication and facilitation skills, including delivering education and presentations to staff and managers and commitment service

We can offer you:

  • Flexible and supportive work environment
  • Diverse career pathways
  • Professional and personal development
  • Opportunities to start or build a career, or re-enter the workforce
  • Challenging, inspiring and rewarding roles, and
  • The opportunity to make a difference!

Northern NSW Local Health District embraces the diverse skills and perspectives that our people bring to the workplace. We foster inclusiveness and diversity to help us deliver quality care to our community.

NNSWLHD is committed to reconciliation and strongly encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this position. All applications from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people will be viewed most favourably.  For help with your application to this role visit Stepping Up, our online recruitment resource for Aboriginal people.

 

  • 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 1977 (NSW)
  • To apply for this position, you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or be able to independently, legally live and work in Australia.  For more information please see www.border.gov.au