Mental Health Professional

Mental Health Professional

The Wurli Community Services team aims to achieve better outcomes in early intervention, treatment and management of mental health and other social and emotional wellbeing concerns for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through an integrated approach in a primary health care setting. The Wurli Community Services stream has a range of programs incorporating culturally safe and holistic intervention, education and treatment, these include:-

  • The Social and Emotional Wellbeing Project
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs Management Program
  • Strong indigenous Families (Family and Domestic Violence)
  • Katherine Individual Support Program; and
  • Strongbala Justice Program

The Wurli Social and Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) project team is designed to deliver intervention service, prevention and promotion of social and emotionally health lifestyles and currently has an opportunity for a Register Mental Health Nurse or Registered Social Worker to join the team.  The role of the Mental Health Professional (RMHN / Social Worker) is to manage the delivery of primary clinical mental health service in a manner that aligns with the purpose of the program and in accordance with the program guidelines and community / client needs. A key feature of the role is to provide and facilitate culturally appropriate assessment and treatment of clients suffering from mental illness in accordance with contemporary models of mental health care. It will required the successful candidate to manage a complex and mixed case load, liaise closely with key stakeholders, record and report data and assist in evaluation of program outcomes. The role requires the delivery of a high level of mental health services to clients and is responsible for actively contributing to the delivery of culturally appropriate social and wellbeing activities that incorporate community development, engagement and clinical components.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:-

  • Relevant Bachelor / Degree
  • Registered with AHPRA or AASW
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the provision of mental health services
  • Current National Police Records Check
  • Working with Children’s Clearance
  • Current Northern Territory Driver’s License
  • Ideally be able to demonstrated knowledge of current issues, standards and trends and relevant legislation guiding clinical practice in the delivery of mental health and social and emotional wellbeing services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Wurli Wurlinjang Health Service offers a supportive and team orientated work environment and is committed to supporting professional development for their employees.

 In return for your hard work and dedication, you’ll receive an attractive base salary (based on your experience) plus superannuation.

A fantastic range of further benefits include:

  • Salary sacrificing options;
  • Generous leave entitlements (6 weeks annual leave, 15 days personal leave, 1 week special leave, study leave);
  • Relocation / accommodation assistance is available for eligible applicants to help you get settled

For further details regarding this position please refer to the Position Profile _Mental Health Professional (SEWB)


Applications for this opportunity can be submitted online or to  Please ensure your application includes:-

  • a completed online Employment Application Form
  • current resume of curriculum vitae (cv)
  • a cover letter / email which provides a clear and concise overview of your ability to meet the key requirements of the role (prerequisites, qualifications / experience and competencies)

If you have any queries regarding this position or would like further information please contact a member of the Human Resource team on 8972 9129.


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