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February

Health Worker Advanced (Identified)

QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT - South Townsville, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
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JOB DESCRIPTION

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wellbeing Assessment and Engagement Service (ATSIWAES) streamlines the way culturally appropriate mental health services are delivered to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers.

The Health Worker- Advanced position is part of the Cultural Assessment & Liaison Team (CALT), Rehabilitation Program Area.

Under s25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991, there is a genuine occupational requirement for the incumbent to be Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander to work with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wellbeing Assessment and Engagement Service (ATSIWAES) team brings together Townsville HHS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health workers in a single team to provide cultural support and guidance to clinical staff, establish and maintain networks with community organisations and provide culturally appropriate mental health, social and emotional wellbeing promotion and prevention programs to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

The Cultural Assessment and Liaison Team (CALT) comprises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers who are based within specific Townsville HHS mental health programs and teams and who also have the capacity to move across other programs and teams as required. The team provides appropriate cultural support and interventions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers across the age spectrum who have been referred to mental health clinical teams.

Resonsibilities 

  • Provide culturally appropriate guidance and assistance in the assessment and treatment planning for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people receiving care from the Secure Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit.
  • Provide cultural support, guidance and advocacy to the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander consumers/families/carers and other key stakeholders who may be involved with the person's care.
  • As required, provide culturally appropriate guidance and assistance in the assessment and treatment planning for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people receiving care from other Mental Health Service Group Clinical Teams
  • Participate in the establishment and maintenance of communication networks between the Secure Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit and relevant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community organisations and other key stakeholders.
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external key service providers and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander individuals/community groups to develop, implement and evaluate culturally appropriate programs designed to support the healing journey of the patients within the Secure Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit.

Mandatory requirements

This position requires the possession of a Certificate IV in either,

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care,
  • Mental Health Peer Work,
  • Mental Health,
  • Alcohol and other Drugs

Drivers Licence: This position requires the incumbent to operate a class C motor vehicle and an appropriate license endorsement to operate this vehicle is required. Proof of this endorsement must be provided prior to the commencement of duty.

Once completed, your application should be submitted online – visit www.smartjobs.qld.gov.au.

If you have difficulties, please contact Recruitment Services on 1300 193 156.

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

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South Townsville, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work




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