Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Clinician

  • Join a well-respected Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, renowned throughout South Australia!
  • Ongoing training to support your professional development and growth!
  • Excellent remuneration depending on experience PLUS super, salary sacrifice options and more!

About Nunkuwarrin Yunti

Nunkuwarrin Yunti, the foremost Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation in Adelaide aims to promote and deliver improvement in the health and wellbeing of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their families in the greater metropolitan areas of Adelaide and regional areas to advance their social, cultural and economic status. The Organisation places a strong focus on a client centered approach to the delivery of services and a collaborative working culture to achieve the best possible outcomes for clients.

Nunkuwarrin Yunti is significantly expanding existing maternal and child health services through the New Directions: Mothers and Babies program, funded by the Australian Government. The New DirectionsMothers and Babies program provides increased access to:

  • Antenatal care and post-natal care
  • Practical advice and assistance with caring for babies and young children
  • Monitoring healthy development, providing immunisations and helping to manage acute illnesses.

About the Opportunity

Nunkuwarrin Yunti have an opportunity for a Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Clinician to join their multidisciplinary team based in Adelaide, on a part-time basis (FTE 0.7). Reporting to the Program Manager, you’ll be responsible for providing long and short term mental health care and support to children within the local Aboriginal community, in order to promote and deliver improved mental health outcomes within the youth of the community.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing intensive mental health care and longer term care coordination for pregnant women and parents who are primary carers for children up to 5 years of age;
  • Providing early intervention targeted at enhancing the emotional wellbeing of mothers, fathers and newborns, promoting healthy attachment and reducing parenting difficulties;
  • Working with parents of children with behaviour management difficulties;
  • Working with families with complex psychosocial issues and past trauma backgrounds;
  • Encouraging clients to access a range of social, health and welfare services, including other Nunkuwarrin Yuntiprograms and external agencies;
  • Providing specialist, expert advice to clients and allied health professionals, primarily within Nunkuwarrin Yunti, to facilitate best practice and culturally appropriate mental health care; and
  • Providing additional periodic or ongoing activities that may arise during the tenure of the role, to meet client needs or otherwise as requested by the team manager.

Nunkuwarrin Yunti are seeking a tertiary qualified provider who has, or is eligible for, full registration with their respective industry body. This may include a Psychologist registered with the Psychology Board of Australia, a Social Worker registered with AASW, an AHPRA Registered Nurse or Occupational Therapist.

You’ll have proven experience working with mothers in the pre and perinatal period, alongside working with children between the ages of 0-5 years and their families. A strong understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander communities and culture, coupled with the ability to liaise with patients in a culturally sensitive manner, will be key to your success in this role.

Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to effectively document patient information, is a key requirement. Additionally, you’ll have strong problem solving skills, with the ability to resolve issues as they arise, ensuring the needs of your clients are met.

Above all, you’ll be reliable and self-motivated, with a commitment to improving the health outcomes of the families you work with.

About the Benefits

Working as part of a multidisciplinary team of highly skilled health professionals, you’ll have the opportunity to provide a wrap-around, holistic service for your clients. You’ll be given the chance to work closely with children and their families and make a real impact on their social and emotional outcomes, as well as working towards closing the gap in Aboriginal Health.

Your dedication and hard work will be rewarded with a competitive remuneration package plus super, commensurate on skills and experience. You’ll also enjoy extensive salary packaging options that greatly increase your take home pay. In addition, you’ll benefit from the flexibility of working part-time, allowing you to establish a fantastic work/life balance.

Nunkuwarrin Yunti is committed to nurturing ongoing professional development and growth, with training, mentoring and guidance provided. You’ll be granted with a number of opportunities for career advancement, alongside the chance to build your experience within Aboriginal health.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an influential Aboriginal health organisation and deliver maternal and child health services to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in metropolitan Adelaide – 

To Apply

Please note: A current SA Driver’s Licence and the ability to drive in the course of work activities is a requirement of this role. Employment will also be subject to a National Police Clearance and a Working with Children Check.

Please click here to view a full position description.

Please forward your CV, a Cover Letter and Application Form (click here). Candidates who do not complete and submit the Application Form, Cover Letter and CV will not be considered further for this position.

We encourage and thank all applicants for their time, however only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Should you have any queries or for further information please contact HR via hr@nunku.org.au

Due to the nature of this role, applicants from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please note applications close by COB 31 January 2020.