Mental Health Counsellor – Older Person’s – Deniliquin or Griffith Murrumbidgee Local Health District


Employment Type: Temporary Full Time (until 30 June 2023 – with a possibility of extension dependant upon funding)
Position Classification: Dependent upon qualifications and experience  
Remuneration: $67,357.32 – $105,895.00 per annum (+ super + 17.5% leave loading where applicable)
Hours per week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ357557
Applications Close: 6 December 2022
Vaccination Category: A (including influenza and 3 doses of COVID-19 vaccination)


Your chance to make a real difference to the lives of patients and families in our community


What we offer

  • Salary Packaging – up to $9k for living expenses + $2.6k meal & entertainment + $9k remote area housing + novated leasing 
  • Corporate Health and Fitness program
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Genuine welcoming and supportive staff and communities
  • Career development opportunities


Where you’ll be working

Known for our innovative consumer focused models of care which are designed for the rural and regional population we serve, our Mental Health teams provide critical services within acute, sub-acute and community settings throughout the Murrumbidgee Local Health District.

As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to work within talented multidisciplinary environments, have excellent support with ongoing development and access to key technologies connecting you with colleagues and consumers based throughout the district.

Our multidisciplinary teams provide career paths for both nursing and allied health staff, new graduates, and established professionals. We are committed to providing safe, effective, quality care through listening to consumers and continually exploring ways to do it better.

Want to learn about the Deniliquin and Griffith lifestyle?


About the Role   

The In-reach to Residential Aged Care Clinician will work within the MyStep to Mental Wellbeing Program and provide high quality, evidence-based and time-limited psychological therapies to older persons residing in residential aged care facilities. The In-reach to Residential Aged Care clinician will work collaboratively with the consumer, their careers and family members, the Residential Aged Care Facility, along with other key stakeholders.
The In-reach clinician is responsible for the assessment and delivery of evidence based psychological treatment and clinical interventions for residents living in aged care facilities. Residents with mild to moderate anxiety and/or depression, or residents who are experiencing significant issues transitioning into residential care and experiencing adjustment disorders, or those with abnormal symptoms of grief and loss, for whom early treatment may avert the development of a mental illness, are eligible for support from the In-reach clinician. Services may be delivered either on a one-on-one basis or within group settings to assist consumers to achieve their goals using recovery focussed strategies.
Promotion, education and capacity building work with staff of residential aged care facilities is an important part of this role.


How to apply

Your application will require you to include a:

  • Resume; and
  • Cover Letter outlining your skills and experience and why you are a good fit for this position

To learn more about the role, accountabilities, and the required pre-employment checks, please see the Position Description. For a confidential discussion, contact Amy Salmon, Team Manager – MyStep to Mental Wellbeing on 0422 237 452 or [email protected]

If interested, we encourage you to click apply promptly. Applications will be assessed as they are received, with suitable candidates contacted and progressed without delay.


New applicants must have completed the COVID-19 vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate. Should a medical contraindication certificate be provided, ongoing employment post certificate expiry is conditional to meeting COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

MLHD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Aboriginal People and people from racial, ethnic, or ethno-religious minority groups and people with disability.






Murrumbidgee Local Health District

Job Salary

$67,357.32 - $105,895.00 pa + salary packaging