September 13, 2018

Aboriginal Youth Access Worker

About the Company

Black Swan Health Ltd is the lead agency for headspace Osborne Park an innovative initiative funded by the Australian Government (Department of Health) .

headspace Osborne Park provides access, information and support for young people aged 12 – 25 years to improve their mental and physical health, address alcohol and other drug issues, and assist with access to vocational and employment services. The service is designed to make it as easy as possible for a young person and their family to get the help they need for problems affecting their wellbeing.

This role will:

Contribute to developing and providing a high quality, early intervention intake response to young people, particularly Aboriginal young people, their families and friends.

Have a direct role in the engagement, assessment and coordination of care for Aboriginal young people accessing headspace Osborne Park in the community.

Provide brief therapeutic interventions, support and psycho-education and assist in the referral of young people to culturally and clinically appropriate programs.

Participate in cultural and community awareness raising activities that promote early help seeking and intervention for mental health and substance use among young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

This role is a permanent 0.4 part time role with the possibility of extension to 0.6 FTE

Aboriginality and/or Torres Strait Islander decent is an essential criterion for this role as per Section 50D Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA)

Successful candidates will have:

  •  A qualification in Youth Work or a relevant discipline such as Social Work, Psychology, Occupational Therapy or Counselling.
  • Demonstrated work experience in a youth mental health environment including awareness and use of risk assessments, brief intervention, group work and provision of youth support and counselling is essential in this role.
  • Demonstrated skills and/or experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and their families and community.
  • Proven ability to develop rapport and effective professional relationships with young people, their families and friends, key stakeholders and associated professional organisations.
  • High level of written and oral communication skills including ability to maintain client records and use electronic data systems.
  • Ability to develop and facilitate groups or workshops for young people, their families and friends.
  • Ability to work Thursday or Tuesday evenings and Saturdays is desirable.

Offer of employment is subject to a valid Working with Children Check and National Police Clearance being presented.

How to Apply

Please email a CV and Covering Letter to employment@blackswanhealth.com.au

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