Mental Health Clinician Gurriny Yealamucka Health Services Aboriginal Corporation


Gurriny Yealamucka Health Service Aboriginal Corporation (GYHSAC) is seeking full-time and part-time Mental Health Clinicians. 

The Community

GYHSAC is the Community controlled Indigenous health provider to over 4000 residents of Yarrabah: Australia’s largest First Nations community. Located east of Cairns – less than an hour drive from the Cairns CBD – Gurriny Yealamucka was created by the Community for the Community, and strives to provide leading healthcare solutions in consultation with the Community. 

Program area

The Family Healing Service is a primary health care mental health service for mild to moderate mental health presentations from the Yarrabah community.  The program is funded under the North Queensland Primary Health Network Stepped Care program.  The program’s activities and operations are prescribed by the North Queensland Primary Health Network Stepped Care Program Operational Guidelines. 


The position is a designated Psychologist, accredited Mental Health Social Worker or Registered Mental Health Nurse/Health Worker qualified position and provides mental health healing service in the low to moderate clinical acuity range including by clinical assessment, therapeutic intervention, and case management.  

Reporting to the Lead Mental Health Clinician/ Team Leader Family Healing Service, you will be capabale of best practice psychological interventions to support positive outcomes that meet the mental health goals of clients, their families and caregivers. You will work in collaboration with supporting services including GYHSACs GP clinic, Family Wellbeing and Social & Emotional Wellbeing Teams.

Skills and experience

You will hold tertiary level qualifications in Psychology, Social Work, Mental Health Nursing with current registration relevant to the requirements of an appropriate professional body or AHPRA.

To be sucessful you will require demonstrated knowledge of the delivery of psychological therapies including narrative therapy, evidence-based interventions and counselling theory and practice.

Working knowledge of the health determinants faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and proven experience in applying this knowledge when working within an Indigenous community will be highly regarded.


You will be rewarded with:

  • an attractive remuneration package
  • travel allowance
  • comprehensive salary packaging options designed to reduce income tax and increase take-home pay
  • generous leave arrangements include ‘birthday leave’ and additional gazetted ‘special holidays’ for commemorative purposes apply
  • cultural and organisational orientation
  • strong leadership and professional development opportunities.



Gurriny Yealamucka Health Services Aboriginal Corporation

Job Salary

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