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Aboriginal Health Practitioner - Darwin

Neami National

“We support individuals living with mental health challenges to achieve outcomes they value.”

Position details

  • Full Time, Permanent
  • This is an identified position and only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services Award - Grade 4 band 2 – $85,793
  • Salary packaging arrangements providing tax benefits available for living and entertainment expenses increasing your take home income where part of your wage is paid tax free each pay, savings thousands in tax each year
  • Location: Darwin N.T

About Neami National

We’re big believers in everyone having the opportunity to live a full life – and we give our all to support people to achieve the wellbeing and mental health outcomes that matter to them.

For some people this means having a stronger sense of self. For others, it might mean nurturing relationships, and for others, it could be building the confidence to tackle tomorrow. Everyone has different goals for their own life, and at Neami, we walk alongside people to help improve their quality of life, on their terms.

We are proud to support 32,000 people living with mental health challenges across Australia and offer more than 70 services, over 49 different Indigenous lands, across the nation. These include mental health and wellbeing supports, housing and suicide prevention services.

About your new role

As Aboriginal Health Practitioner, you will bring Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander knowledge and cultural skills, coupled with primary health care skills to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults with Mental Health and/or Social and Emotional Wellbeing issues are supported within the centre.

You will contribute to the development and delivery of culturally safe distress support within the centre and assessment and referral to appropriate follow up care either within or outside of the centre. This includes the development of care plans involving individuals, families and community, clinical pathways and clear referral pathways and processes.

You will provide a range of effective therapeutic interventions using established evidence-based techniques and methodologies and will deliver culturally adapted, evidence-based interventions to promote strong social and emotional wellbeing and prevent the escalation of common mental and behavioural disorders (including alcohol and drug use disorders).

What will Neami offer in return?

  • Generous additional leave entitlements including Paid Parental Leave, Wellness Leave, additional Carer's Leave and Compassionate Leave per occasion
  • Professional development through regular practice development sessions and coaching with your supervisor
  • Ongoing extensive in-house Learning and Development programs to encourage learning and skill-building
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through Benestar - providing holistic health and wellness supports and resources to Neami staff and their immediate family
  • Flexible work arrangements are available for maintaining your work-life balance.

What you will bring to the role

  • Be of Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander descent (this is an identified position).
  • Possess a Certificate IV or higher in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care.
  • Hold current registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as an Aboriginal Health Practitioner/ registered with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner Board of Australia (ATSIHPBA).
  • Demonstrated ability to provide cultural knowledge and advice to team members.
  • Demonstrated well developed written, verbal and interpersonal skills including with the ability to communicate sensitively in a cross-cultural environment with Aboriginal clients and staff.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team maintaining professionalism, confidentiality, and discretion.
  • Understanding and commitment to Aboriginal health, and knowledge of current issues affecting the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Ability to work a 7-day rotating roster, shift work, including morning, evening, and weekend shifts. Rates apply.
  • Demonstrated ability to support people when they are distressed, ability to listen compassionately and to ability support people to identify and act upon solutions that may improve their wellbeing.

What the role requires

  • National Criminal History Check (police check) – disclosable outcomes considered
  • Current Working with Children Check – required before commencement of work
  • A valid Northern Territory Driver’s licence
  • Australian working rights
  • The position will only be open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants. Neami considers that being Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under sub section 35(1)(b)(ii) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1996 (NT).

How to Apply

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your application. The terms and conditions of the role are listed in the position description attached below. 

If you have any further questions not addressed in the job advertisement or position description, please contact Manfred Mlestin, Practice Manager on 0458 600 482 or [email protected] using the subject line: Aboriginal Health Practitioner - Darwin enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Be Yourself- Neami values and celebrates diversity including multidisciplinary teams and the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that is accessible, inclusive and reflects the community in which we live.

A full position description is attached.

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