Who we are
HelpingMinds is a highly-regarded carer support and mental health services organisation, established over 40 years ago. Our compassionate team of staff and dedicated volunteers throughout the metro and regional areas, provide quality services and support to more than 10,000 children, youth, adults and families affected by mental illness every year.
We are a value-driven organisation that encompasses the values of Hope, Collaboration, Trust, Integrity, and Respect to provide quality service. We welcome your individuality, your ideas, your passion and your drive. Our people focused culture and flexible approach will help you to succeed both professionally and personally.
The Aboriginal Engagement Officer will be responsible for engaging and building relationships within the community, ensuring increased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander engagement with HelpingMinds services. The Aboriginal Engagement Officer will work with Head of Service, Team Lead and Family Support team to ensure HelpingMinds services are culturally appropriate.
This role involves regular outreach work to Derby and Fitzroy Crossing, which may include overnight stays.
Aboriginality is recognised as a genuine qualification for this position under 50D of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984. To apply you must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.
What will you need to succeed:
The successful candidate will have strong experience engaging and working with young people and families, including the ability to engage with Aboriginal people in remote and rural communities.
Key to your success will be your excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the skillset to develop collaborative partnerships.
With a relevant qualification in the area of Aboriginal Health, Community Services or Mental Health, you will pride yourself on being self-motivated with the ability to work autonomously while continuing to work towards team goals.
How HelpingMinds will support you:
In addition to joining a professional and dynamic team, you will receive support from an experienced Team Lead and Manager. This includes supervision individually once a month with your Clinical Lead and Group Supervision once a month with your peers.
You will receive remote and district allowances as well as salary packaging benefits. On top of standard leave entitlements, you will receive an additional week’s leave after 12 months of service, plus 2 Wellness Days per year to support your own mental health.
How to Apply
To apply for this position and take the next steps towards a rewarding career with HelpingMinds, please submit a resume, cover letter and a document addressing the selection criteria contained in the job description.
Applications without a selection criteria will not be considered. For a copy of the Position Description, inclusive of the selection criteria, please click here
For more information, please contact the HR Team on 08 9427 7100.
All applications should be emailed to email@example.com.
** Closing date not applicable, candidates are encouraged to apply without delay**
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HelpingMinds Limited is an equal opportunity employer supporting diversity in the workplace. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, and people with lived experience of mental health issues and of supporting family members with mental health issues