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Organisation : Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service

Location : WA Regional (Broome)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Healthcare & Medical

Sector : Mental Health

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $100,401 - $115,401

Application closing date : 31 Mar, 2021

About the role

  • Rewarding opportunity working as part of a truly passionate, highly experienced multidisciplinary health team
  • Attractive remuneration ranging from $100,401 – $115,401 plus super and salary sacrificing!
  • Additional benefits include relocation assistance, an airfare allowance and 5 weeks annual leave!

About the Opportunity

BRAMS now has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Psychologist or Accredited Mental Health Social Worker to join their Social and Emotional Wellbeing team in Broome, WA.

Reporting to the Social and Emotional Wellbeing Manager, you will be working with an experienced, multidisciplinary team to deliver evidence-based, culturally-safe psychological assessments and intervention.

More specifically, some of your key duties will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Conducting bio-psycho-social assessments, risk assessments, follow-up support and referrals;
  • Maintaining accurate client records, including the collection, collation and evaluation of relevant statistics and reports;
  • Utilising a holistic approach to health care that incorporates health promotion activities according to community and organisational priorities;
  • Ensuring client confidentiality and privacy at all times, in line with organisational, cultural and professional policies and guidelines; and
  • Liaising with internal and external service providers, as well as participating in supervision of provisional psychologists and psychology placement students.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will be fully qualified to practice as a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist, or a Mental Health Social Worker, and hold relevant registration with the Psychology Board of Australia or Australian Association of Social Workers.

You will need a strong understanding of the health issues impacting the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, with demonstrated experience working sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

A naturally collaborative team player, with outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, you’ll be able to adapt your communication style to work effectively with people from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds.

Finally, you will need the resilience to work in an undeniably challenging environment, with the region seeing some of the highest suicide rates in the world. You’ll have the personal maturity and strength to handle potentially confronting conversations and situations, and understand the importance of professional boundaries when working with clients.

Please note: Prior to commencement you will need to undergo a National Police Clearance and obtain a current Ochre Card. A current Driver’s License and the ability to drive to communities as required is also essential for this role.

About the Benefits

This is a unique and highly rewarding opportunity to provide vital mental health services to some of the communities that need it most, working with a genuinely dedicated, multidisciplinary team.

In return for your dedication, you will be rewarded with a highly attractive package from $100,401 – $115,401 (commensurate with your skills and experience) PLUS super and generous salary packaging options.

Additional benefits include:

  • Airfare allowance of $1,285 after 12 months continuous service;
  • 5 weeks annual leave;
  • 17.5% leave loading; and
  • Relocation assistance up to $5,000.

It’s a fantastic time to join, with BRAMS in the midst of several exciting changes. You’ll become an integral part of the local community in an environment that recognises and rewards hard work.

Working closely a highly experienced team, you’ll benefit from their expertise and enjoy ongoing professional development, as well as BRAMS’ full support to pursue any specialities or areas of interest, whilst gaining experience in a wide variety of areas, clients and treatments.

This is a diverse and fulfilling role making a difference to the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – Apply Now!

About Broome

With a rich history and extraordinary natural landscape, Broome is renowned for the turquoise waters, red pindan soil and white sandy beaches that have drawn visitors from across the globe. You can sail, snorkel, or dive in their pristine waters, spot rare dolphins from their wide empty beaches, or adventure through the nearby ancient gorges to marvel at the vast untouched landscapes that make Broome truly unique.

However, there’s a lot more to Broome than just tourism – with strong population growth and significant investment in infrastructure, it’s quickly becoming a destination of choice for families and individuals who want to take advantage of the area’s welcoming and laid-back lifestyle whilst enjoying all of the amenities and facilities of a modern town.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service

Established in 1978, Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (BRAMS) was the first remote Aboriginal Medical Service in Western Australia. Committed to the core principles of Aboriginal self-determination, access, equity, empowerment and reconciliation, they are an Aboriginal community owned and controlled health service that provides holistic, culturally appropriate curative services as well as integrated preventative programs.

With a strong governance structure and comprehensive strategic plan, BRAMS continues to grow and expand their offerings to ensure they can achieve their vision of Healthy People, Strong Communities, and Bright Futures.

How to apply

To view more details and to apply:

Please quote in application: PSYCHOLOGIST OR ACCREDITED MENTAL HEALTH SOCIAL WORKER via Pro Bono Australia.


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