Mental Health Support Worker

This is a fantastic opportunity to experience parts of outback Australia that most Australians will never see.

Warburton Community Ngaanyatjarra Lands, Western Australia
Permanent, Full Time
Salary Package: 

$85 000 - 110 000 p.a plus 9.5% superannuation, 6 weeks annual leave, 4 weeks availability leave and non-cash benefits up to $37,200 including a rent free fully furnished house.

  • 6 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • Availability leave incentive - potential to be eligable for 4 weeks availability leave per year, this includes $2,353 gross return airfare allowance each time.
  • Rent free fully furnished house
  • Mobile phone reception available in community
The Role: 

The role of the Mental Health Support Worker is to provide mental health support, intervention, consultancy, and liaison to Men and Women with mental health illness on the Ngaanyatjarra Lands.

The Mental Health Support Worker will work closely with the NHS Mental Health Nurse based in Warburton Community, Members and Elders to achieve good mental health outcomes for Ngaanyatjarra people. This role also has a component of second on call to the clinics where the position is based on the Lands.

The successful applicant will possess qualifications in mental health (for example, Registered Nurse, Enrolled Nurse, Batchelor of Social Work, Certificate IV in Mental health).  They will ideally have a knowledge of Mental illnesses affecting Aboriginal people in remote communities.

The successful applicant will be highly self-motivated and driven and provided the experiences of a life time travelling by 4WD or plane in remote areas and learn about the Ngaanyatjarra people and their culture.

This position is subject to the successful completion of a National Police Check, Working with Children Check and must hold a current Australian Manual Drivers Licence.


The Successful Applicant Will Possess: 


  • Qualifications in mental health (for example, Registered Nurse, Enrolled Nurse, Batchelor of Social Work, Certificate IV in Mental health)
  • Demonstrated experience as a mental health practitioner
  • Ability and commitment to communicate and work effectively in a culturally appropriate way
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Ability to work independently and manage own workload
  • Well-developed skills in conflict resolution, negotiation and problem solving
  • A knowledge and commitment to quality improvement and clinical risk management
  • Current manual WA drivers licence.
  • Current national police clearance and WA Working with children card or the ability to obtain.
  • Ability to travel regional, remote and interstate on unsealed roads by 4WD or by light aircraftDesirable
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse, Enrolled/General Nurse with current AHPRA registration
  • Credentialed Mental Health Nurse with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses
  • Previous experience working in a remote area Indigenous Health Service
  • Experience in the delivery of mental health education / health promotion programs in a community setting
  • Current first aid certificate
  • Working knowledge of computerised health information systems
  • Knowledge of current Occupational Safety and Health and Equal Employment Opportunity legislation.
  • Applicants must have the right to work in Australia
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Application Process: 

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All applications must include a resume and responses to the selection criteria as per the position description below and provide 2 current professional referees.

Position Description & Selection Criteria: