Group Support and Activities Coordinator Wirraka Maya


Wirraka Maya Health Services Aboriginal Corporation is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service designed to ensure our clients’ journey through the health system meets their medical, health, social and cultural needs with a vision that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Pilbara have the opportunity to live a healthy life, with access to culturally appropriate, holistic primary and allied healthcare; social and emotional wellbeing services and education.

This role will work as a part of the Social Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) model of service and Aboriginal group support activities pilot, delivering optimal and culturally appropriate support group facilitation to improve SEWB outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Islander people, their families, carers and communities and is essential in promoting a client centered, trauma-informed approach to the delivery of services and a collaborative working culture to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients.  This role will provide group support through activities and access to counselling services to assist community with co-occurring alcohol and other drug issues, grief and loss, depression, domestic and family violence, family and/or relationship matters and any other issues which impact on social and emotional wellbeing such as family distress, unemployment, disability, poverty and trauma.

About You

To be considered for this position, you must have:

  • A minimum of a Certificate IV in a recognised qualification in Mental Health or a related field;
  • Proven well developed written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate respectfully and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;
  • Knowledge of evidence based and culturally appropriate approaches to mental health, SEWB and AOD issues within Aboriginal communities;
  • Demonstrated comprehensive understanding of social and emotional wellbeing issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;
  • Understanding of Aboriginal Community Control in the context of health care;
  • Experience in working with clients with high and complex needs;
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills including the ability to proactively establish and sustain effective stakeholder relationships;
  • Effective organisational and time management skills including the ability to manage competing priorities;
  • Experience in creating and maintaining accurate and up to date case notes.

Applicants are encouraged to write a cover letter outlining how their knowledge and experience will contribute to addressing the role requirements for this position.

Please note: In addition to the above skills and experience, the successful candidate will require a WA Driver’s License, and be required to submit a National Police Clearance (dated within 6 months) and WA Working With Children Check prior to appointment.

In accordance with WMHSAC’s COVID-19 Safety Policy, all employees are required to be fully vaccinated (including any booster shots if required) against COVID-19. Applicants will be required to demonstrate proof of vaccination prior to appointment. This includes either an immunisation history statement or a COVID-19 digital certificate.

Applicants for this position must be legally entitled to work in Australia and will be required to provide evidence of this entitlement, such as an Australian or New Zealand passport, birth certificate, or foreign passport with a relevant working visa.

Please email the HR team at [email protected] to obtain a copy of the position description.

About the Benefits

While you will face diverse new challenges in the role, you will also enjoy an attractive remuneration package with a number of fantastic benefits including:

  • District allowance $6,422;
  • Air conditioning allowance $1,300;
  • Airfare allowance $1,230;
  • 5 weeks annual leave;
  • 10 days paid study leave and training/professional development opportunities;
  • Discounted gym membership;
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program;
  • Generous salary packaging options to increase your take home pay.

Applications close 11:59PM, Sunday 6 August 2023.

For further information about this position please call the Human Resources team on 08 9172 0446.

WMHSAC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages and welcomes diversity, recognising it as a key competitive advantage. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds.

As per section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA), WMHSAC actively seeks to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the differing needs of our clients and stakeholders and to improve equal opportunity outcomes for our employees.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.