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Aged Care Social Worker

21 Oct, 2021

About the Organisation

Established in 1978, Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (BRAMS) was the first remote Aboriginal Medical Service in Western Australia. Committed to the core principles of Aboriginal self-determination, access, equity, empowerment and reconciliation, they are an Aboriginal community owned and controlled health service that provides holistic, culturally appropriate curative services as well as integrated preventative programs.

With a strong governance structure and comprehensive strategic plan, BRAMS continues to grow and expand their offerings to ensure they can achieve their vision of Healthy People, Strong Communities, and Bright Futures

About the Opportunity

BRAMS now has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Aged Care Social Worker to join the multidisciplinary health care team in Broome, WA.

Reporting to the Aged Care Manager, you will be primarily responsible for providing quality social work and counselling services to consumers in Aged Care Services, including Transition Care, in order to meet their health and wellbeing needs required at home, and in the community following a hospital stay.

More specifically, some of your key duties will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Understanding consumers health and wellbeing needs;
  • Ensuring consumers are being empowered to make decisions on long-term care options available to them;
  • Conducting risk assessments as required for individual consumers and home visits and support services;
  • Regularly following up with consumers and family to ensure consumer needs are addressed; and
  • Ensuring accurate and precise progress notes are being recorded.  

To view the position description and read more about the opportunity, please click here!

About You

To be successful in this role, you will be in possession of a Tertiary qualification of Social Work and eligible for full membership to the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) or Society of Professional Social Workers.

You will need a strong understanding of the health issues impacting the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, with demonstrated experience working in an Aboriginal health setting being highly advantageous. You will also require demonstrated experience providing a range of social work services including psychological assessment, counselling, psychoeducation, case work, advocacy, information and referral. 

You will be a naturally collaborative team player, with outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, you’ll be able to adapt your communication style to work effectively with people from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds. You will also be computer literate, allowing you to work in Microsoft Office, MMEX or other required electronic databases.

Finally, you will be a caring and compassionate individual who is self-motivated and passionate about their field of work. 

Please note: Prior to commencement you will need to undergo a National Police Clearance and obtain a current Working With Children Check (WWCC). A current Driver’s License and the ability to drive to communities as required is also essential for this role. You must also be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Benefits

About the Benefits

This is a unique and highly rewarding opportunity to provide vital health services to some of the communities that need it most, working with a genuinely dedicated, multidisciplinary team.

In return for your dedication, you will be rewarded with a highly attractive salary from $91,495 (commensurate with your skills and experience) PLUS super and generous salary packaging options!

Additional benefits include:

  • 5 weeks annual leave; and
  • 10 days sick leave per annum

It’s a fantastic time to join, with BRAMS in the midst of several exciting changes. You’ll become an integral part of the local community in an environment that recognises and rewards hard work.

Working closely a highly experienced team, you’ll benefit from their expertise and enjoy ongoing professional development, as well as BRAMS’ full support to pursue any specialties or areas of interest, whilst gaining experience in a wide variety of areas, clients and treatments.

This is a diverse and fulfilling role making a difference to the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – Apply Now! Closes Tuesday 9th November 2021!

For any further information, please contact Melanie Prewett, Age Care Services Manager via email mprewett@brams.org.au

About Broome

With a rich history and extraordinary natural landscape, Broome is renowned for the turquoise waters, red pindan soil and white sandy beaches that have drawn visitors from across the globe. You can sail, snorkel, or dive in their pristine waters, spot rare dolphins from their wide empty beaches, or adventure through the nearby ancient gorges to marvel at the vast untouched landscapes that make Broome truly unique. 

However, there’s a lot more to Broome than just tourism – with strong population growth and significant investment in infrastructure, it’s quickly becoming a destination of choice for families and individuals who want to take advantage of the area’s welcoming and laid-back lifestyle whilst enjoying all of the amenities and facilities of a modern town.

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