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Health Worker - Advanced (Identified) Full-time Job

1 month ago   Doctor / Physician   Townsville region   2 views
Job Details

The Townsville Hospital and Health Service vision is world-class healthcare for northern Queensland.

Our purpose is `great care every day'.

About your opportunity:

The Mental Health Service Group is seeking to recruit a Health Worker - Advanced (Identified) to their Social, Emotional, Mental Wellbeing Team, on a fixed term temporary part-time basis, working 38 hours per fortnight. The duration of this position is up to 30/06/2023.

Under s25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991, there is a genuine occupational requirement for the incumbent to be Indigenous to the Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Community.

The Health Worker - Advanced (Identified) willparticipate in and contribute to the delivery of a culturally sensitive and appropriate mental health care service to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients who access the Townsville Aboriginal and Islander Health Service (TAIHS).

Key duties include:

  • Provide culturally appropriate guidance and assistance in the assessment and treatment planning for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people receiving care from Social Emotional Mental Wellbeing Team (SEMWT).
  • Provide cultural support, guidance and advocacy to the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander consumers/families/carers and other key stakeholders who may be involved with the person's care.
  • Participate in the establishment and maintenance of communication networks between the Social Emotional Mental Wellbeing Team (SEMWT)and relevant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community organisations and other key stakeholders.
  • Participate in working collaboratively with other key service providers and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander individuals/community groups to assist in the development, implementation and evaluation of appropriate health promotion programs in the areas of mental health and substance misuse.

Generous remuneration package value up to $3471 p.m. comprising:

  • Salary range of $34.44 to $36.82 p.h. (HW4)
  • 4 weeks annual leave with 17.5% loading
  • 12.75% employer contribution to superannuation.

Other employment benefits may include: professional development, salary sacrificing options ( ), shift and locality allowances, employee wellness and assistance programs, and access to corporate discounts.


  • It is a mandatory requirement to be and to remain vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Proof of qualification - Certificate in either:
    • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care
    • Mental Health
    • Mental Health Peer Work
    • Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Unders25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991, there is a genuine occupational requirement for the incumbent to be Indigenous to the Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Community.
  • Possession of class C drivers' licence.
  • This is a Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD) risk role: Hepatitis A/B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, and Pertussis.
  • Pre-employment checks will be conducted.

Please refer to the Role Description for further details.

Why make the change?

Our gorgeous weather promotes an active and outdoor lifestyle, where the sun shines for over 320 days of the year.


Contact: Kevin Toby on 07 4433 8122.

Apply ONLINE by: Wednesday 22 February 2023.

Company Description
Queensland Health is a dynamic organisation committed to providing a range of services aimed at achieving good health and wellbeing for all Queenslanders. Through a network of 16 Hospital and Health Services and the Mater Hospitals, Queensland Health delivers a range of integrated services including hospital inpatient, outpatient and emergency services, community and mental health services, aged care services and public health and health promotion programs.