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Aboriginal Mental Health Clinical Leader

Organisation/Entity: South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Job Category:
  • Aboriginal Health | Aboriginal Health Coordinator
Job Location:
  • Sydney Region
Job Reference Number: REQ18975
Work Type: Full-Time
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: $93,099.00 - $110,422.00
Closing Date: 28/02/2018 - 11:59 PM


Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Health Mgr Lvl 2
Remuneration: 93099 - 110422
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ18975

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District Mental Health Service (SESLHD MHS) is looking for a dynamic and motivated person for a permanent full time position as the Aboriginal Mental Health Clinical Leader.  The Aboriginal Mental Health Service is an integral part of the broader South Eastern Sydney Local Health District Mental Health Service.
Working towards improved social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal people and Closing the Gap in health status is the core business of all mental health staff.
SESLHD is committed to develop the capacity of the Aboriginal Mental Health Workforce as specialist providers, by providing a dedicated, safe and progressive workplace to fully develop the professional roles of the Aboriginal mental health workers.

Where you'll be working
District Mental Health Office, St George Hospital, Kogarah

What you'll be doing
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) is committed to improving the care provided to our patients in line with our vision of “working together to improve the health and wellbeing of our community”.
This position seeks to improve the health and wellbeing of the Aboriginal population accessing mental health services within SESLHD. The Aboriginal Mental Health Clinical Leader will provide strategic advice and leadership to the  mental health program aimed at developing and improving mental health services for Aboriginal people. This includes enhancing the capacity of the mental health workforce to improve the social and emotional wellbeing of the Aboriginal community, providing support to the Aboriginal Mental Health workforce (including the trainee program) and promoting and developing cultural awareness and safety within the mental health workforce.
The positon will also support and monitor the development of collaborative relationships between the mental health service and Aboriginal community controlled organisations and other partners.
  • 1. Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent authorised under section 14 of the Anti-discrimination Act (NSW) 1977
  • 2. Tertiary Qualifications within a health related discipline including Batchelor of Health Sciences (Mental Health), Psychology, Nursing, Social Work or Occupational Therapy
  • 3. Proven working knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, social and emotional health and welfare issues and how these impact on the community
  • 4. Demonstrated effective experience working with Aboriginal People, their communities and support organisations
  • 5. Demonstrated clinical leadership and ability to implement programs and intiatives
  • 6. Demonstrated experience in negotiating and partnering with a diverse range of health, Aboriginal organisations and social services to meet the needs of Aboriginal people with mental health or social and emotional problems
  • 7. Demonstrated ability to work independently and prioritise workloads, and to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • 8. Current Drivers’ Licence (with a willingness to travel in accordance of the demands of the position)

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For role related queries or questions contact Paula Badman on Paula.Badman@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 21 February 2018