Mental Health Officer

Location: Regional NSW
Area: Wagga Wagga & Riverina
Worktype: Full Time
Salary: $73,389 - $86,749 per annum

Our client is a leading organisation committed to providing legal support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Being Aboriginal owned and community-controlled, they offer a range of services such as referrals, legal support, and representation. Their primary mission revolves around securing justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and communities, all while respecting and upholding cultural values and practices.

This role holds significant importance within the recently established Mental Health Advocacy and Referral Service program. The main goal of the program is to reduce the extent of clients' involvement in the criminal justice system and redirect them towards alternative pathways, all the while prioritising their overall health and welfare.

This role will involve;

  • Providing court support for clients with mental health and/or cognitive impairments in collaboration with solicitors
  • Obtaining health records and reports from various sources, including clients, families, and medical services
  • Preparing written documents and gathering supporting material for court use
  • Making referrals for treatment and support, prioritizing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service providers
  • Recording data accurately and timely
  • Contributing to our clients policy and advocacy on mental health-related issues
  • Adhering to EEO, WHS policies
The requirements for this role include;
  • Identify and be recognised as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • Possess knowledge and appreciation of the cultural and social needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in service delivery
  • Have demonstrated experience working with individuals with mental health conditions or cognitive impairments
  • Hold qualifications or relevant work experience in human services, mental health, or a related field
  • Be aware of local mental health and support services
  • Possess critical thinking and problem-solving skills with a person-centered approach
  • Exhibit well-developed interpersonal skills and work effectively in a multidisciplinary team
  • Hold a current NSW driver's license with independent travel capability
Additional Information 
  • A number of probity checks are required including holding a current working with children and undertaking a National police checks.
With a focus on diverting clients away from the criminal process and promoting their overall health, this position offers the opportunity to be at the forefront of achieving social justice and equity. Join us in our mission to create a brighter future for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

This position is Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identified. To perform this role, it is essential that the person who holds the role be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. It is a genuine occupational requirement under section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 that applicants are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.  

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Date Posted: 24/05/2023 11:20 AM

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