Mental Health Practice Specialist – Tennant Creek, NT CatholicCare NT


  • Full time role based in Tennant Creek (till 30 June 2023)


  • Based in Darwin with fly-in/out option, 3 weeks in Tennant Creek 1 week in Darwin
  • SCHADS Award Level 6 – $107,972 trp (including salary $96,970)
  • Salary packaging option (up to an additional $15,895 p/a)
  • Relocation assistance offered 
  • 3 months subsidised single person accommodation in shared facility offered if based in Tennant Creek


Drive, mentor and inspire teams who connect, empower, and celebrate communities.


What we stand for

With over 20 locations across the Northern Territory and APY Lands our non-profit organisation has grown to over 250 team members who are committed to providing important social services and programs to individuals, couples, families, children, groups, schools, and agencies across the Northern Territory.

Our Social and Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) Team aims to partner with community members in Tennant Creek to address challenges that affect wellbeing. Team members hold portfolios in areas such as suicide prevention and youth mental health.

About the role

As part of a service commitment to ‘Our People Helping Our Mob’ in Tennant Creek, the Mental Health Practice Specialist brings their mental health expertise to the SEWB Team to mentor and support skills for practice. The role acts as a resource to several program areas including, but not limited to, suicide prevention and Youth Mental Health. The includes.


  • Provide case consultation and advice on complex case work and clinical practices. 
  • Work with SEWB team members to develop place-based models of care that are culturally informed, family-centered and guided by best practice literature. 
  • Facilitate culturally safe learning forums and support wellbeing and healing practices within the team.
  • Support staff to facilitate participatory approaches to program development and planning.
  • Support teams to develop and implement programs, as per program guidelines and plans.
  • Provide clinical and organisational supervision


How do you know if you’re the right fit?

We are looking for a leader who is keen to use their extensive leadership experiences to drive, mentor and inspire their team to help them succeed. You will be committed to growing relationships and willing to step in and support where needed. Your knowledge of and willingness to immerse yourself in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture will see you thrive in this role.


What we are looking for:

  • Relevant qualification in Counselling, Social Work or Psychology and minimum five years’ experience in relevant practice and team leadership 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills including report writing and case note writing and supervision, and the ability to communicate effectively with managers, staff and stakeholders across a range of diverse cultural groups and settings.
  • Experience in providing supervision to multi-disciplinary staff.
  • Cultural competency, particularly in working with Indigenous people


How to Apply

For a full role description including key selection criteria, please visit our careers website.


Applications Close: 9am Thursday 24 November 2022

Interviews will be held on: Tuesday 29 November 2022 between 1pm & 4pm


Applications only progress if made directly through our CatholicCare NT website. Expressions of interest from third party job boards will not be considered.


Safeguarding Children & Young People

CatholicCare NT is committed to maintaining zero tolerance of child abuse and neglect, and the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people who access our activities, programs, services and facilities.

Employment is subject to obtaining a satisfactory National police check and Working with Children (Ochre) Card.


If you have resided in an overseas country for 12 months or more in the past 10 years, this position requires you to complete an International Criminal History check (ICHC) prior to your employment commencement date. The outcome of the initial screening check must be satisfactory



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