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Psychologist

7 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

Key Responsibilities

BRAMS now has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Psychologist to join their Social and Emotional Wellbeing team in Broome, WA.

Reporting to the Social and Emotional Wellbeing Manager, you will be working with an experienced, multidisciplinary team to deliver evidence-based, culturally-safe psychological assessments and intervention.

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

  • Undertake psychological assessments with clients including children, young people and families;
  • Prepare and assist in the implementation of evidence-based psychological interventions;
  • Conduct risk assessments, including assessment of suicide risk and violence risk and provide follow-up support, referrals and treatment;
  • Apply a person-centred approach to psychological services; and
  • Work collaboratively as part of the multidisciplinary team to coordinate care for BRAMS clients, including liaising with internal and external service providers and actively participate in case review meetings.

To view the full position description, click here.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will be fully qualified to practice as a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist, and hold relevant registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.

You will need a strong understanding of the health issues impacting the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, with demonstrated experience working sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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.

Finally, you will need the resilience to work in an undeniably challenging environment, with the region seeing some of the highest suicide rates in the world. You’ll have the personal maturity and strength to handle potentially confronting conversations and situations, and understand the importance of professional boundaries when working with clients. 

Please note: Prior to commencement you will need to undergo a National Police Clearance and obtain a current Ochre Card. A current Driver’s License and the ability to drive to communities as required is also essential for this role.

Benefits

About the Benefits

This is a unique and highly rewarding opportunity to provide vital mental 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 package from $100,401 – $115,401 (commensurate with your skills and experience) PLUS super and generous salary packaging options.

Additional benefits include:

  • Airfare allowance of $1,285 after 12 months continuous service;
  • 5 weeks annual leave;
  • 17.5% leave loading; and
  • Relocation assistance up to $5,000.

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 specialities or areas of interest, whilst gaining experience in a wide variety of areas, clients and treatments.

How to Apply

This is a diverse and fulfilling role making a difference to the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – Apply Now!

Closes Wednesday 20th October 2021

For any further information, please contact Jariah Kaissis via email jariahk@brams.org.au or phone 08 9192 1338

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