SEWB Aftercare Support Officer

  • Full Time

Website Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Pty Ltd

About this Job

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Ltd (KAMS) has an exciting opportunity for a SEWB Aftercare Support Officer to join their team on a full-time basis in Broome, WA.

The Social and Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) Aftercare Support role will utilise the SEWB framework and ACCHS SEWB model of care to work in conjunction with the KAMS Social and Emotional Wellbeing Team, key stakeholders and community working groups to build the capacity of Kimberley Aboriginal communities in wellbeing and suicide prevention.

The role will directly deliver Aftercare services and Aboriginal Mental Health First Aid training (requiring this worker to obtain and maintain AMHFA trainer registration). Aftercare support services include responses to individuals and families who have experienced crisis relating to suicide in accordance with the Kimberley Aftercare Model, in partnership with police, health, members services and other key stakeholders. Aftercare support may include afterhours and weeks on call rostering.

The SEWB Aftercare Support worker will play a fundamental role in supporting the establishment of community working groups to identity needs and priorities in alignment to the Kimberley Aboriginal Suicide Prevention Plan, in addition to participation in Aftercare Services Community of Practice to support ACCHOs in setting up and maintaining Aftercare Services, and facilitate sharing of best practice and expertise.

From time to time duties will include other tasks as directed by the line manager in support of operational needs and/or KAMS strategic objectives.To be successful you will need:

  • Relevant qualification in SEWB, Mental Health, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care at certificate IV level or higher ,or equivalent training and/or experience
  • Certified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander MHFA Instructor with MHFAA, or willingness and commitment to become certified by MHFAA within probationary period and maintain registration certification for the period of employment.
  • Experience working in a strength based, person centered approach with an ability to provide brief interventions and advocate on the client’s behalf
  • Commitment to improving the Social and Emotional Wellbeing of Aboriginal People (SEWB)
  • Strong understanding of, and commitment to Cultural Security in the delivery of SEWB services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

In line with Section 50D of the Equal Opportunity Act, Aboriginality is an essential requirement of the role of the SEWB Aftercare Support.

KAMS are looking for candidates with well-developed interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills and the ability to maintain client confidentially at all times within and outside the workplace. Ideally, you will have experience working within an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation or an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Community Organisation.

A ‘C’ Class Driver’s License, Federal Police Clearance and willingness to travel often by 4WD vehicle and light aircraft will be required.

About the Benefits

If you are looking for a change of routine, a change of lifestyle or a new adventure, this is the role for you. You will see and experience more of Australia’s real outback than most people ever will – and get paid to do it!

KAMS is an organisation that truly values its team, and is committed to improving employee knowledge, skills and experience. In addition, staff development programs are not only encouraged but are often paid for by KAMS. This is a highly attractive opportunity for someone with a desire to develop their professional knowledge and experience in the area of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health!

Attractive Salary Package ranging from $69,046 to $82,094 per annum pro rata (depending on qualifications and experience)

This package range includes:

  • Base salary ACCHS award between $69,046 and $82,094 depending on qualifications and experience
  • Superannuation
  • 5 weeks of annual leave p.a. pro rata
  • Remote area allowances including electricity, housing and district allowances
  • Annual airfare (after 12 months continuous employment)
  • Salary Sacrifice up to $30,000 per annum
  • Mobile Phone Allowance

Don’t miss this exciting and rewarding opportunity to have a positive impact on the mental health outcomes of Indigenous communities in the spectacular Kimberley region – Apply Now!

Applications close 14/06/2024

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