Mental Health Nurse

Applications will be reviewed and progressed as received.

Previous applicants need not apply.

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

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

Base salary range $108,617 - $114,586 plus 9.5% superannuation, 17.5% leave loading on 6 weeks’ annual leave, availability leave with $1,600 airfare allowance and salary packaging to increase take home pay.

  • 6 weeks’ annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • Availability leave incentive – potential to be eligible for availability leave every 12 weeks continuous employment on Ngaanyatjarra, this includes $1,600 airfare allowance each time.
  • Rent free fully furnished house
  • Mobile reception available in the community
  • PBI Salary Packaging
The Role: 

This is a fantastic opportunity to experience parts of outback Australia that most Australians will never see. The role of the Mental Health Nurse will ensure the safe delivery of an effective Mental Health service to the Ngaanyatjarra communities that is in line with the strategic objectives of the Health Service.

The successful applicant will be a registered nurse with AHPRA and have a postgraduate qualification in Mental Health and will have knowledge of Mental illnesses affecting Aboriginal people in remote communities. The Mental Health Nurse will provide mental health intervention, consultancy and liaison in relation to people with moderate to severe mental illness on the Ngaanyatjarra Lands.

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: 


  • Registered General Nurse with the AHPRA.
  • Recognised postgraduate qualifications mental health such as credentialing as a Mental Health Nurse with ACMHN and/or experience in the provision of mental health care as a mental health nurse.
  • Previous experience working in a remote area Indigenous Health Service
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and coordinate patient care.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a culturally appropriate way
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary environment in a health setting.
  • Current Manual WA Drivers Licence.
  • Current National Police Clearance and WA Working with Children Clearance or the ability to obtain.
  • Ability to travel regional, remote and interstate on unsealed roads by 4WD or by light aircraft.


  • Experience in the delivery of mental health education / health promotion programs in a community setting
  • Proficiency using online information systems
Closing Date: 
Thursday, July 16, 2020
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: