Careers at Anglicare

Aboriginal Mental Health Worker - Shoalhaven Mental Health Services

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Work type: Permanent Part-Time
Location: Nowra, NSW
Categories: Child, Youth and Family Services, Counsellors, Case Management

Aboriginal Mental Health Worker – Shoalhaven Mental Health Services

  • Aboriginal identified role
  • Opportunity to work in support and improve the wellbeing of Aboriginal people
  • Permanent Part Time role

About The Role

Join Anglicare as an Aboriginal Mental Health Worker and make a difference in the lives of people with mental health challenges.  

As an Aboriginal Mental Health Worker, your main purpose will be to provide a range of case management, outreach and recovery-oriented supports to improve the mental health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people. Working in collaboration and partnership with local health and support organisations, you will aim to deliver mental health assessment, treatment, support, advocacy, and information services that prioritise cultural sensitivity and safety. 

This is a Permanent Part-Time position, 3 days a week based at Nowra.

About You

We are seeking a candidate who embodies a deep understanding and respect for the cultural traditions, beliefs, and practices of Indigenous communities, enabling effective communication and connection with clients and community. The following skills and attributes will greatly contribute to your success in this role: 

  • Identify as Aboriginal
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or minimum Certificate 4 in Community Services (Mental Health) or equivalent experience in related area of work.
  • Demonstrated experience in the delivery of casework, case management or counselling services.
  • A sound knowledge of Aboriginal/ Torres Strait Islander communities and relevant organisations within Shoalhaven.
  • Have a demonstrated understanding of social & emotional health and wellbeing issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • NSW Drivers licence
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment, as well as independently.
  • Covid-19 vaccination is strongly recommended
  • Current paid Working with Children's Check (WWC)

Benefits of joining Anglicare:

  • A warm, welcoming culture
  • Ongoing training and development with a focus on career growth
  • Flexible working arrangements which include hybrid / working from home and from our office
  • Experienced and passionate leadership team who are supportive and consultative
  • Not-for-profit salary packaging benefits - reducing your taxable income by $15,900 plus an additional $2,650 for salary packaging accommodation, meals and entertainment.
  • Paid parental leave.
  • Employee Assistance Program - Free, voluntary and confidential counselling service
  • Fitness Passport
  • Access to discounts from over 400 retailers on our rewards program

About Us

For over 160 years Anglicare has been serving people in need – providing care to older people and services to the vulnerable. We began because of people like you, people who saw a need in the community and who were compelled to make a difference. People motivated by Christian love and a passion to serve.

Build your career in a for-purpose aged care, retirement living and community service market leader with over 4,000 staff.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

Anglicare - Jesus Christ honoured, lives enriched and communities strengthened.

Anglicare is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children and young people and has zero tolerance of child abuse.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date; and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice.

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