- Permanent position (22.8 – 38 hours/week) – flexibility offered
- Base salary + superannuation + generous salary packaging
- Based primarily from our Broome office, travel required
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 Community Engagement Officer will be the local representative that is responsible for engaging and building relationships within the community, ensuring increased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander engagement with HelpingMinds. This position will work closely with the Senior Aboriginal Community Engagement Officer, the Team Facilitator and Executive Child, Youth and Family Services to ensure that HelpingMinds services are culturally appropriate.
This position is offered on a permanent basis with flexibility available for part-time hours up to full-time hours. The position is primarily based in our Broome office however travel will be required within the Kimberley region.
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.
Here’s a copy of the full Position Description
To be considered, candidates will need to be flexible and be able to travel within their appointed region, which will include some overnight stays, to promote the service.
- Relevant qualification in the area of Aboriginal Health, Community Services or Mental Health
- National Police Clearance (valid within 6 months), Working With Children Check, Current Drivers License, Current First Aid Certificate
- Experience engaging and working with young people and families, including the ability to engage with Aboriginal people in remote and rural communities.
- Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to develop collaborative partnerships.
- Demonstrated experience in being self-motivated with the ability to work autonomously while continuing to work towards team goals.
What you’ll receive in return
In addition to joining a professional and dynamic team, you will work in a supportive and positive environment with staff that live by HelpingMinds’ values and have a strong focus on community needs. We understand the importance of health and well being and offer an employee wellness program.
Remuneration and Benefits include:
- Base salary $66,220 – $67,367 per annum (depending on experience)
- Remote allowance of $15,000 per annum
- District allowance (per fortnight)
- Generous superannuation contributions starting at 11%, increasing to 12% once reaching one year of continuous service
- Generous tax-free salary packaging benefits where you can package up to $15,900 per annum
- Professional development and support around training opportunities
- Great annual leave entitlements starting at 5 weeks per year (pro rata). Increasing to six weeks (pro rata) once reaching three years of continuous service
- Two additional wellness days per year to support your own mental health. Increasing to three days at three years of contusions service (pro rata)
- ICT Equipment Provided
- Mileage Reimbursed
- Access to EAP services
How to Apply
To apply for this position and take the next steps towards a rewarding career with HelpingMinds, please submit a resume and cover letter to email@example.com
For more information, contact the Recruitment team on 08 9427 7100
Please note: given the high volume of candidate applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
HelpingMinds is an equal opportunity employer supporting diversity in the workplace. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTIQIA+, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, and people with lived experience of mental health issues and of supporting family members with mental health issues.