Kimberley - Broome

Vacancy Number: 1215

Senior Mental Health Professional

About the Role
  • An experience Mental Health Professional required for a 3 to 6 month contract in Broome.

    Provide advanced allied health community mental health services to clients of the KMHDS which is based on best practice. Provides a service, which is culturally secure and takes into account the emotional, social and spiritual well-being of clients.
Experience & Skills
  • ESSENTIAL: 1 Tertiary qualifications in Social work, Occupational Therapy or Psychology or Nursing and eligible for registration with the relevant Registration Board of Australia, or Tertiary qualification in Social Work and eligible for full membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers or the Society of Professional Social Workers. 2 Advanced knowledge and understanding of psychiatric disorders and their treatment including psych social interventions relevant to qualification and of the principles of mental health promotion and community based health care. 3 Demonstrated advanced skills in community mental health management of complex psychiatric conditions, mental state assessment, risk assessment, crisis intervention and case management practice. 4 Significant, extensive and recent experience in the practice of their profession in community based mental health services. 5 Demonstrated ability to work alone and within a multidisciplinary team with advanced written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. 6 Working knowledge of computer use and information systems relevant to the position. 7 Current knowledge of legislative obligations in relation to the Mental Health Act. 8 Current C Class drivers Licence and an ability and willingness to travel including overnight stays away from home. DESIRABLE: 1 Current knowledge and obligations of relevant legislative, policy and practise in mental health including the National Standards for Mental Health Service, the Western Australian Mental Act (1996), and current knowledge and commitment to Equal Opportunity in all aspects of employment and service delivery 2 Experience providing mental health care to indigenous people including remote aboriginal communities. 3 Possession of or working towards a relevant qualification. 4 Current knowledge and commitment to Equal Opportunity in all aspects of employment and service delivery.
What's on Offer
  • HSO Level P2 pay
Practice Type Community Care
Full Time / Part Time Contract
Days / Hours 3 - 6 months
Map of Kimberley

Kimberley

The Kimberley is located in the north-west region of Western Australia. It covers an area of 421,451 square kilometres, an area three times the size of England, but is home to only 35,748 people. A relatively high proportion of the residents are Aboriginal Australians. The population swells seasonally with an influx of tourists and a mobile working population.

The major towns of the Kimberley include Broome and Derby on the west coast, with Kununurra and Wyndham in the east. Within this vast landscape there is a huge diversity of scenery to be explored and adventures to be experienced. Broome enjoys a laid-back tropical ambience whilst the ranges of the East Kimberley showcase the awe-inspiring grandeur and beauty that nature has created. Venturing into this land imparts a unique sense of connection with an ancient and unspoiled part of Australia. Travels across the Kimberley will yield tropical beaches, rugged ranges, spectacular gorges, waterfalls, caves, pockets of lush rainforest and an astounding variety of wildlife.

The region has a thriving economy, based on both tourism and the richness of its natural resources. It enjoys regular commercial flights from Perth and interstate capital cities. The Kimberley has a tropical summer and dry winter and this diverse climate changes the landscape from season to season.

There are approximately 70 general practitioners including GP registrars in the region, nine in private practice, 33 in Aboriginal Medical Services, two in the Royal Flying Doctor Service and 26 hospital based general practitioners.