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Therapeutic Clinician / Psychologist

Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation
  • We’re one of Australia’s largest providers of Aboriginal healthcare.
  • We’re engaging with health issues at a grass roots community level.
  • We’re looking for passionate individuals who are ready to help change the future for Aboriginal healthcare.

What we stand for

With eight clinics and growing across East Arnhem Land, we’re providing health care services for over 6,000 Indigenous residents. Our Board of Directors represents communities across the region, ensuring every decision we make helps empower Yolngu people to take control of their lives and direct their own futures.

We’re connected by passion

We share a passion for the rich history of the Yolngu culture and a commitment to ensure that the work we’re doing is instrumental in ensuring self-determination for Indigenous peoples. We’re a people place where going above and beyond is in our nature. We’re not just offering jobs, we’re offering a way to shape Australia’s future. Do you share our passion?

We need you

Miwatj Health is pleased to offer this position as a full-time permanent opportunity. Based in our Darwin office you will be working closely with our Aboriginal workforce which is critical to our clients success. You’ll be committed to finding the best way to communicate with our clients and our team in order to provide great care in sometimes uncertain circumstances.

Reporting into the Mental Health Manager your role will be to help improve access to integrated, culturally responsive and safe mental health and drug and alcohol services that holistically meet the social and emotional wellbeing and mental health needs of the population in the Miwatj region.

Core aspects of your role will include:

  • Contribute to the development and delivery of the Miwatj Social and Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) Model that includes the promotion of strong SEWB, screening, self-referral and early intervention for common mental health disorders (including alcohol and drug use disorders) as part of comprehensive primary health care. This includes the development of care plans involving individuals, families and community, clinical pathways, case management, and clear referral pathways and processes.
  • Provide a range of effective therapeutic interventions using established evidence-based techniques and methodologies that is adapted to the individual needs and treatment plan for each client.
  • Deliver culturally-adapted, evidence-based interventions to promote strong SEWB and prevent the development of common mental and behavioural disorders (including alcohol and drug use disorders) in the Miwatj region.
  • Deliver culturally-adapted evidence-based therapeutic interventions that value and build upon local knowledge, community and cultural strengths.
  • Ensure Therapeutic Work complements and works in an integrated way with the existing medical and social/cultural support streams of care.

Why Miwatj?

Whether working with a remote healthcare provider is in your bucket list, or something that is tried and tested, we’d love for you to reach out. East Arnhem Land offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of a community where the richness of Yolngu culture is in the air you breathe.

A competitive salary of $102,136- $107,328 per annum (dependent on skills and experience) and a comprehensive range of benefits are provided with this full-time position including 5 weeks annual leave and salary sacrificing options.

How do you know if you’re the right fit?

In order to deliver on our mission, we know that a collaborative, supportive team is critical. We’re looking for people who are committed to not only growing their capability, but willing to step in and support other team members and clients. Whilst knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture is helpful, what will really see you thrive in our communities is an open mind, willingness to be exposed to culture, and curiosity. Before you reach out and apply, we need you to have:

  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Registered Psychologist, Provisionally Registered Psychologist or Occupational Therapist.
  • Experience in delivering (culturally adapted) focused psychological or occupational therapy strategies, including assessment and counselling to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply a high level of clinical judgement and to prepare accurate reports relating to the assessment and intervention of a client.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated ability in the application of a variety of evidenced-based psychology treatment approaches including mental health, AOD/VSA, and trauma.
  • Demonstrated experience in overseeing and coordinating case management processes and procedures.
  • Willingness to travel to communities on a regular basis.
  • Current police check and OCHRE card or able to obtain.

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For more information please contact the Miwatj Health Recruitment Team at: recruitment@miwatj.com.au, using the subject line: Therapeutic Clinician / Psychologist enquiry via EthicalJobs, and quote reference MHAC450.

Application close date: Once the position is filled.

We’re proud to employ over 116 Yolngu employees and we are always looking to increase that number. If you’re Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and interested in this role you are encouraged to apply.

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