Aboriginal Mental Health Worker - 50D
Corrective Services
Salary: Level 4, PS CSA Agreement 2019, $80,452 - $84,797 per annum
Position number: Pool Ref 015488
Work type:  Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time
Location: Various metropolitan locations
Closing date: 2020-07-21 4:30 PM   (YYYY-MM-DD)
Attachments: - job description form - aboriginal mental health worker - pool ref 015488.pdf

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The advertising period for this position has been extended until Tuesday 21 July 2020.

The Department recognises Aboriginality as a genuine qualification for this position under 50D of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984. To apply you must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) descent, identify as ATSI and be recognised as such by the ATSI community.

About us

When you join the Department of Justice, you become part of a people-focused organisation working hard to make our community a fairer and safer place to live. We offer many different employment opportunities in locations around Western Australia. You will have a chance to make a real difference to your local communities and to the lives of those you work with.

About the role

The Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drug (MHAOD) Branch of Offender Services Directorate delivers mental health and alcohol and other drug healthcare to some of the most vulnerable and high-risk individuals in the State.  The MHAOD staff work to improve MHAOD patient outcomes and reduce associated harm and risks as far as possible.

MHAOD services are delivered by multidisciplinary teams made up of highly specialised staff including nurses, consultant psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, Aboriginal mental health workers and prison support officers. 

The Aboriginal Mental Health Worker (AMHW) works as a member of the MHAOD team to enhance the accessibility of mental health services to Aboriginal people and participates in the development, planning, delivery and evaluation of care and management planning and delivery with special reference to the needs of Aboriginal people.

About you

All employees are required to undergo employment screening, which includes a National Criminal History Check and other checks that may be relevant to the position requirements.

How to apply

Please ensure you review the attached JDF for further information about the Job Related Requirements and Role Specific Criteria of the position. This information will assist you with the preparation of your application.

We require you to submit:

A current comprehensive CV including the contact details of two referees and a statement no greater than 2 pages addressing all the role specific criteria contained in the Job Description Form and an outline of your suitability for this role.

Please ensure you allow sufficient time to submit your application, as late applications will not be accepted.

To submit your application click the “Apply for Job” button at the bottom of this page. Emailed applications will not be accepted.

The Department of Justice uses recruitment pools to build a bank of talent for future opportunities. When part of a pool you may be offered a permanent or temporary position, however an appointment is not guaranteed.

This pool will be open for a period of 12 months from the date of first appointment. Permanent and fixed-term full-time and part-time appointments may be offered as vacancies arise.

Currently there are 4 permanent position for immediate filling. Three within the AOD Rehabilitation unit at Casuarina Prison and one at Melaleuca Women’s Prison. 

Candidate Search

If required we may choose to supplement the field of applications by conducting a Candidate Search.

Equity and Diversity

The Department of Justice is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to growing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce as a part of EEO Management Plan and its Aboriginal Workforce Development Strategy.  We embrace diversity and encourage applications from a diverse field, people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, young people and people with disability including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

As a measure to achieve equality, Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Further Information

If you would like further information on this opportunity please contact Sonia Bray, Director Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs 9264 1294 for a confidential discussion.