About the role
The First Nations Health Worker Lead will ensure high level cultural advice and professional and culturally specific social and emotional support is being provided to First Nations peoples accessing the mental health service, including their family, carers, and social/cultural support networks.
The role will support First Nations peoples’ participation at all Mental Health facilities across the West Moreton Hospital and Health Service by building partnerships with community members and consumers and through advocating for the needs of First Nations community members within the West Moreton Hospital and Health Service catchment.
The role will support the First Nations workforce within Community and Acute Services to achieve improved mental health outcomes for First Nations peoples accessing the mental health service, as per the objectives of the QLD Health Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Capability Framework 2010 – 2033 and Closing the Gap initiative.
Our ideal candidate will be someone who can demonstrate the following:
- Well-developed understanding of the social determinants of health affecting First Nations peoples, including their physical, mental, and spiritual health and wellbeing.
- Well-developed clinical skills for the delivery of evidence-based health assessments, health promotion, education, and illness prevention activities in a primary health/mental health care setting.
- High level interpersonal, communication, consultation and negotiation skills and the ability to develop effective partnerships with First Nations communities and with key internal and external stakeholders.
- As a member of the senior leadership team, provide cultural leadership and demonstrate high level management skills in monitoring and reporting on the outcomes and measures towards Closing the Gap in Indigenous Disadvantage across the West Moreton Hospital and Health Service, with a primary focus on Mental Health outcomes and Social and Emotional Well-Being.
- Ability to provide cultural supervision and clinical support to staff.
- Vaccinated against, and remain vaccinated against, certain vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) as outlined in the Health Employment Directive NO. 01/16
- Vaccinated against COVID-19 as outlined in the Health Employment Directive NO.12/21and the Queensland Health Human Resources Policy B70.
About West Moreton
West Moreton Health is one of the most rapidly evolving health services in the south east corner, with a community growth expected to almost double to more than 588,000 by 2036. Our vision is for a robust hospital and health service that includes fit-for-purpose spaces, interconnected buildings, multi-disciplinary health services, research, education and community partnerships.
To read more on how West Moreton Health are committed to transforming and optimising our care, to meet the health care needs of our growing and diverse community – Follow this link
17.5% annual leave loading (Additional allowances/entitlements may apply), 12.75 % employer contribution to superannuation. Other employment benefits may include: professional development, salary sacrificing options, wellness programs and the Employee Assistance Service (EAS).
Further information regarding this role please download and read the attached Role Description and Information Packages. You will need to submit your Cover Letter, CV or Resume including the names and contact details of two referees and a short response (maximum 1-2 pages) on how your experience, abilities, knowledge and personal qualities are relevant to the role.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for all West Moreton Health vacancies.