Psychologist

Opportunity to make a difference and support healing and well-being in the Aboriginal Community

  • Exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Psychologist
  • Have a lasting and profound effect in a culturally diverse community
  • On-going position
  • Social and Emotional Wellbeing

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.

About the Program

Paanthi (pronounced Baa-n-ti) means “Shine” in Kaurna language provides mental health support services through psychologists, counsellors, mental health clinicians, narrative therapists and social workers which assist people to deal with a wide range of issues including mental illness, grief & loss, depression, trauma, family and/or relationship matters, mental illness and any other issues which impact on social and emotional wellbeing.

Some of your key responsibilities will include, but may not be limited to:

  • Provide clinical psychological assessment and therapeutic services to improve the psychological wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through the most appropriate framework and setting for the individual client.
  • To contribute as a member of a multi-disciplinary care team to the development/and provision of recovery oriented clinical care plans for clients with identified mental health/psychological wellbeing issues.
  • Encourage clients to access a range of social health and welfare services as required, which include other Nunkuwarrin Yunti programs and external agencies.
  • Provide specialist, expert advice to clients and allied health professionals, primarily within Nunkuwarrin Yunti, to facilitate best practice and culturally appropriate mental health care.
  • Undertake billing for services in alignment with Medicare and MBS protocols.
  • Promote the service and Nunkuwarrin Yunti to peer agencies and potential referrers.
  • Additional periodic or ongoing activities that may arise during the tenure of the role to meet client needs or otherwise as requested of the team manager.

To be considered for this role:

  • Registration as a Psychologist with Australia with the Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA).
  • Postgraduate qualifications and experience as a psychologist would be added advantage.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver a range of psychological therapies to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people and adults appropriate to support their personal recovery and healing.
  • Commitment to delivery of trauma informed and strengths-based practice that delivers mental health treatments within a broader understanding of social and emotional wellbeing issues.

Importantly, you’ll have demonstrated experience in supporting Aboriginal individuals and families and will be driven to improve the health outcomes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. A strong understanding and knowledge of Aboriginal societies and culture and the ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal people will be pivotal to success in this role.

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 October 2019.