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Aboriginal Community Engagement Officer - Carer Gateway - South Hedland

  • Opportunity for an Aboriginal or Torres Straight Islander
  • $78,000 - $81,000 including remote and district allowance
  • Permanent Full-time opportunity primarily based in South Hedland, with travel

Who we are

HelpingMinds is a highly-regarded carer support and mental health services organisation, established over 40 years ago. Our compassionate team of staff and dedicated volunteers throughout the metro and regional areas, provide quality services and support to more than 10,000 children, youth, adults and families affected by mental illness every year.

HelpingMinds is part of a consortium led by Carers WA as Regional Delivery Partner (RDP) for the Integrated Carer Support Service (ICSS) known as the Carer Gateway, which incorporates providing supports to carers identified in the Carer Recognition Act who provide daily care and support to people with disability, medical conditions, mental illness or who are frail aged.

Why HelpingMinds?

We are a value-driven organisation that encompasses the values of Hope, Collaboration, Trust, Integrity, and Respect to provide quality service. We welcome your individuality, your ideas, your passion and your drive. Our people focused culture and flexible approach will help you to succeed both professionally and personally.

The role:

Working Under the Carer Gateway, The Aboriginal Community Engagement Officer will be the local representative that is responsible for engaging and building relationships within the community, ensuring increased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander engagement with the Carer Gateway. The Aboriginal Engagement Officer will work with Executive Child, Youth and Family Services and Team Facilitator Child, Youth and Family Services to ensure the Carer Gateway services are culturally appropriate.

Aboriginality is recognised 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 descent.

What will you need to succeed:

To be considered, candidates will need to be flexible and able to travel within their appointed region to promote the service.

The successful candidate will have strong experience engaging and working with young people and families, including the ability to engage with Aboriginal people in remote and rural communities.

The key to your success will be your excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the skill set to develop collaborative partnerships.

With a relevant qualification in the area of Aboriginal Health, Community Services or Mental Health, you will pride yourself on being self-motivated with the ability to work autonomously while continuing to work towards team goals.

What you’ll receive in return:

In addition to joining a professional and dynamic team, you will work in a supportive and positive environment with staff that live by HelpingMinds’ values and have a strong focus on community needs. We understand the importance of health and well being and offer an employee wellness program.

Additional benefits include:

  • Surface Pro laptop
  • Annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • Two additional wellness days per year to support your own mental health
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program
  • An additional 5 days leave per year following 12 months of service

A position description is attached.

For more information, please contact the HR Team on 08 9427 7100.

** Closing date not applicable, candidates are encouraged to apply without delay**

HelpingMinds Limited is an equal opportunity employer supporting diversity in the workplace. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, and people with lived experience of mental health issues and of supporting family members with mental health issues.

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