- Flinders & Upper North Local Health Network, Community Mental Health (MH) Rehabilitation Services, Whyalla
- Salary: $65,606 – $69,919 p.a (pro rata) – Ongoing Part Time (52.5 hours per fortnight) – OPS3
The Aboriginal Mental Health Cultural Worker supports staff in the delivery of comprehensive and integrated range of evidenced based, recovery oriented services across the multi-disciplinary Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network Mental Health (LHN MH) appropriate to the needs of the consumer and the local community. The Aboriginal Mental Health Cultural Worker supports the delivery of culturally relevant integrated, accessible and equitable mental health (MH) care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) consumers across community, acute and rehabilitation service settings.
The Aboriginal Mental Health Cultural Worker is an active member of mental health team supporting the development and maintenance of strong working relationships with a variety of individuals, groups and organisations, both internally and externally including local Regional Health Services, and other local ATSI individuals, groups and/or organisations.
With knowledge of traditional and non-traditional ATSI cultures, and of historical and contemporary issues impacting on the functioning of ATSI individuals, families and communities, you will have experience in working with, and providing advocacy and support services to ATSI people and communities. You will have experience in working with people who have health and/or mental health related issues, and experience in working working within a community engagement or development capacity. You will be competent in the use of Microsoft Office software packages including word processing, desktop publishing, Excel and Outlook.
FUNLHN has determined that an exemption to prefer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants granted by the Equal Opportunity Tribunal of South Australia under sections 34(2) and 56(2) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA) applies to this position. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage is considered essential and therefore a Confirmation of Aboriginality may be requested.
This is a part time vacancy, working 52.5 hours per fortnight and salary will be adjusted according to actual hours worked. In addition to the annual salary package we also offer salary sacrifice benefits, employer superannuation contributions and leave loading.
Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Screening/Check and specific immunisation requirements. COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement under the Public Health Act 2011 (Healthcare Setting Workers Vaccination) (COVID-19) to work in SA Health/health care setting.
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.
Living in Whyalla offers great weather with 300 days of sunshine a year, great beaches, and a huge variety of sports and outdoor activities to suit everyone. Whyalla is perfectly located on the Eyre peninsula and offers a doorway to many other tourist locations within 2.5 hours drive to Port Lincoln and beyond, or a short 45 minute drive to the base of the Flinders Ranges – https://www.whyalla.com/.