Aftercare Officer Moorditj Koort Aboriginal Corporation

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Join our growing organisation 
  • Fantastic training, professional development & career progression opportunities

Moorditj Koort Aboriginal Corporation (MKAC) is a community controlled, not-for-profit organisation supporting the health and wellness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in Western Australia. The Vision is to contribute to healthy and flourishing Aboriginal communities across WA by providing access to a holistic one-stop-shop for health and wellbeing support.

About the program:

The Culture Care Connect (CCC) program will bring together key streams of suicide prevention planning, coordination and activity across the network regions, including raising awareness, early intervention, crisis management and aftercare services. Up to 31 community-controlled suicide prevention networks (CCSPN) will be established across the country. Aftercare services will be delivered by ACCHOs participating in a CCSPN, in
partnership with existing regional mental health services. This provides a strong and clear pathway between community-controlled and mainstream services and acute care settings for clients at risk of or recovering from a suicide attempt, their families, and Communities.

The Position provides assertive engagement and provision of holistic culturally appropriate casework and counselling services to reduce risk and promote sustainable positive outcomes for families.

Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Provide aftercare services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals who have been referred following a suicide attempt or suicidal crisis in line with agreed service delivery model.
  • Contribute to a localised service delivery model for aftercare services through a codesign approach with local Community.
  • Provide inclusive, client driven case management for people with complex and/or multiple social health needs.
  • Build and maintain strong referral pathways, including but not limited to the following services: acute care services, primary care services, schools, police, Alcohol and Other Drug Services, mainstream and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led mental health services.
  • Participate in the Aftercare Services Community of Practice, established to support ACCHOs in setting up and maintaining Aftercare Services, and facilitate sharing of best practice and expertise.
  • Develop and maintain an extensive range of social support networks to assist with accessible and equitable pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families seeking appropriate services.
  • Ensure strong linkages and brokerage activities are undertaken with internal and external services related to key performance outcomes of the program.
  • Work in partnership with counsellors, psychologists, social workers and clients within a social and emotional well-being casework framework.
  • Provide education/awareness presentations to families and the wider community as required. 

Essential Qualifications & Attributes:

  • WA Valid Driver’s license 
  • Police Clearance no mor than 3 months old 
  • Valid Working with children’s check 
  • Vulnerable Peoples check. 
  • Tertiary qualification in relevant fields such as Mental Health, Social Work, Psychology
  • Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care, or equivalent 
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate  
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of relevant legislation and policy frameworks.
  • Proficiency in computer software including electronic medical software and the Microsoft Office suite.  
  •  Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  •  Knowledge and commitment to the principles of Primary Health Care. 
  • Experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, families, and communities.

Aboriginal and Torres Straite Islander people are strongly recommended to apply. 

Further Information 

To obtain the job description or for additional information regarding the position please contact our Human Resources Team on 08 6174 7000 or [email protected] 

Applications close Friday, 20th October 2023, 5:00pm. 

JOB SUMMARY

Organisation

Moorditj Koort Aboriginal Corporation

Job Salary

Full time