Mental Health & Wellbeing Professionals

Date published

08 Feb 2024

Location

NSW Other

Job ID

848226

Mental Health & Wellbeing Professionals

Various Roles Available working in our Mental Health Team across our locations in Broken Hill, Dubbo and Outreach

Classifications

  • Healthcare & Medicine
  • Mental Health
  • Contract or Temp

Key points

  • Are you a mental health professional looking for a change?
  • Deliver mental health and wellbeing clinics to rural and remote people
  • Live and work in a community who will embrace you

Description


Mental Health & Wellbeing Professionals 
Locations: Broken Hill, Dubbo and Outreach 

Various Roles Available:

Mental Health Professional – i.e. Credentialed Mental Health Nurse, Psychologist, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist and / or Child and Family Therapist, Play Therapist 

Unique opportunity to deliver mental health and wellbeing clinics to rural and remote people under the iconic RFDS brand.  Once in a lifetime role available, within an established, leading mental health, wellbeing and primary care service considered a lifeline to people living in Western NSW and beyond.  
  
Our team are based in a variety of Wellbeing Place precincts, offering holistic person, family and community-based health and wellness initiatives to prevent ill-health, deliver clinical intervention and help people to maintain their wellbeing. We work across the lifespan and across the wellbeing continuum, giving great variety and opportunity to our employees.  
  
Using a cool fleet of light aircraft and vehicles, we get to travel to some beautiful parts of the country and meet wonderful people living incredible lives in Australia’s outback.  We work alongside doctors, nurses, pilots, dentists, engineers, community engagement workers and those with lived-experience of life on the land, geographical isolation, cultural diversity and extreme climatic conditions.     
  
In addition to our clinical services for mental health, alcohol & other drugs and wellbeing, we offer Play Therapy, Art Therapy, Yoga, Meditation, Aquaponics, SMART Recovery, Circle of Security, Positive Lifestyle Program, Walk This Way, Native Wellbeing Gardens, Outback School Wellbeing, Human Book initiatives and lots more – we see no limit to being creative, innovative, adaptable and personable in how we support the mental health and wellbeing across our service footprint.   
  
Our clinicians are typically trained in Psychology, Social Work, Mental Health Nursing, Mental Health Occupational Therapy, Counselling, Child & Family Wellbeing (Play Therapy), Family Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, Art Therapy, Community Services and Alcohol & other Drug management.   
  
We are seeking expressions of interest from a multi-disciplinary mental health professional (SW, Psych, OT, RN) to work from our Broken Hill base and a Credentialed Mental Health Nurse to work in either Dubbo or Broken Hill.  
   
Qualifications & Experience that are essential: 
  • AHPRA Registration (or equivalent)
  • o Provisional Psychologists are eligible to apply
                                           OR 
  • Credentialed Mental Health Nurse (with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses ACMHN) (or ability to work towards immediately). 
  • APPTA or APTA – Registration as a Play Therapy or eligible to apply.
  • PACFA – Clinical registration
Desirable: 
  • Post graduate qualifications and experience in relevant mental health / therapeutic treatment area;
  • Experience delivering evidence-based clinical intervention;
  • Experience working in a cross-cultural environment: Pastoral, First Nation, geographical isolation;
  • Experience working with families, couples and groups;
  • Evidence of COVID19 Vaccination is essential;
  • First Nation applications encouraged to apply
For more information about these positions: Please contact Kayelene Crossing on 0436 634 647 or Kayelene.Crossing@rfdsse.org.au 

To apply: Apply online at our website www.flyingdoctor.org.au/careers, please include your Cover Letter and CV along with copies of your qualifications and details of two referees. 
  
Our Values of Reliability, Care, Trust and Safety shape the way we work as individuals, as team members and with the communities we serve.  
  
The RFDS (South Eastern Section) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.  
  
RFDSSE aim to fill vacancies as quickly as possible. This means that we will close advert as soon as we have found the right candidate and this may be before the published closing date. We would therefore advise interested applicants to submit an application as early as possible.