Community Safety & Wellbeing Mental Health Worker

  • Full Time
  • Fixed Term Position
  • Nowra

The Community Safety & Wellbeing Mental Health Worker will be required to work as part of a responsive and dedicated multi-disciplinary team to provide Mental Health programs and services to Aboriginal people residing in the Shoalhaven Aboriginal Communities.

20 December 2018


The CS&W Mental Health worker will be required to promote the service and work in partnership with relevant stakeholders in providing health care programs and services that improves community safety, mental health and wellbeing. This will include providing culturally appropriate assessment, intervention, referral, and advocacy services as necessary for individuals, families and groups. The position holder will be required to provide direct client service delivery to individuals and facilitate a range of programs to improve mental health and social and emotional wellbeing among local Aboriginal communities.


  • Provide casework, advocacy and referral support to assist in the recovery of Aboriginal people experiencing a mental illness.
  • Undertake Assessment with the client to develop a shared understanding of their situation and related problems and strengths.
  • Work collaboratively with individuals, including their families and carers to assist in goal setting by developing strategies to achieve desired goals and empowering people to develop the skills towards recovery and independence.
  • Develop and implement case plans and intervention strategies for clients and their families including coordinating care, making referrals and conducting case reviews.
  • Develop successful working relationships with service users and their families in the Shoalhaven region to improve access to programs and services.
  • Establish and maintain strong links and referral pathways with public, private, non-government and volunteer services in the local area.
  • Assist in the planning and facilitation of health related programs to improve community safety and wellbeing.
  • Comply with all SCMSAC Policies and Procedures
  • Other duties as reasonably directed by the CEO, Senior Manager or Supervisor


Applications must address the key competencies (selection criteria):  For an Information Package containing position description, selection criteria and an employment application, please download above or contact Human Resources via email or call 02 4448 0200.

Preferred applicants will also be required to undergo a National Police Check and obtain a new paid employee Working with Children Check (as required by the Act) prior to appointment with South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation.

Salary will be in accordance with the South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation Enterprise Agreement 2012 – 2015.