About the Organisation
Established in 1978, Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (BRAMS) was the first remote Aboriginal Medical Service Provider in Western Australia. Committed to the core principles of Aboriginal self-determination, access, equity, empowerment, and reconciliation, we are an Aboriginal community-owned and controlled health service provider that provides holistic, culturally appropriate curative services and integrated preventative programs.
With a robust governance structure and comprehensive strategic plan, we continue to grow and expand our offerings to ensure it can achieve its vision of Healthy People, Strong Communities, and Bright Futures.
We have recently expanded our services, becoming an NDIS service provider, and are on the hunt for a passionate NDIS Social Worker to join our dedicated new team working with individuals in the community with disabilities and who have complex needs. This role will allow you to make a real difference in the lives of Indigenous Australians.
At BRAMS, we pride ourselves on delivering quality evidence-based care in a holistic and culturally sensitive way, and our people are at the heart of the work we do. You will be working with a team and in a dynamic, fun, and well-supported organisation. This is your chance to make a real difference while working on the beautiful West Coast of Australia.
An Opportunity with a Difference
In this role, you will provide highly complex assistance to NDIS participants, helping them to understand what is included in the NDIS plan and supporting the development of goals to fortify their NDIS plan. You will then work with participants and connect them to suitable Disability Service Providers. You will also assist participants in crises, implement appropriate strategies, strengthen their ability to advocate for and coordinate their NDIS plans and goals, and participate in the community.
- Person-centred support: Understand the person-centred approach and enable participants to implement plans customised and practical.
- Specialist support coordination: Provide specialised support for participants to understand their plan, identify goals, supports and appropriate providers for complex needs.
- Innovation: Innovate approach to services to enable complex participants to blend informal, mainstream, and paid supports to achieve tailored supports.
- Reporting, documentation, and administration: Maintain updated relevant electronic records and accurate case notes, service bookings and billing information.
- Aboriginal ways of working: Demonstrate a personal understanding of working with Aboriginal clients, staff, and communities.
What you will bring to the team
To be successful, you will hold a tertiary qualification in Social Work and be eligible for full membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) or Society of Professional Social Workers. You will also have demonstrated knowledge and previous experience working with Aboriginal communities in remote and rural settings. A proven understanding of disability services and a person-centred approach is a must!
Although not essential, previous experience working within the NDIS space is highly desirable. We’ll provide you with all the training you need to thrive in this role!
In this role, you will develop and maintain relationships with many stakeholders inside BRAMS and the broader community. These include service providers, participants, family members and other community members. As such, you will be an avid communicator with strong interpersonal skills and effectively communicate with individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds.
Please note: you will be required to complete a National Police Check, a Working with Children’s Check, a National Disability Insurance Service Check and a pre-employment medical assessment. You will also be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
About the Benefits
This is a unique and rewarding opportunity to provide a wide variety of vital healthcare services to remote Indigenous communities and help to close the gap in Aboriginal health.
In this role, you will receive an attractive salary circa $91,495.56 – $100,313.46 (commensurate with your skills and experience) PLUS super and generous salary packaging up to $15,000.
Additional benefits include:
- Annual airfare allowance, plus dependents;
- Six weeks annual leave;
- 17.5% leave loading, on up to 6 weeks annual leave;
- Accommodation assistance via 3rd party lease on the property of your choice; and
- Relocation assistance up to $5,000.
This is a fantastic time to join the team at BRAMS amid several exciting changes. You will become an integral part of the local community in an environment that recognises and rewards hard work.
Our people tell us that our values ring true to why they enjoy working with us and why we are their employer of choice. Our values are:
- Respect: Treat one another and others with respect.
- Integrity: Be truthful, honest, and ethical in dealing with one another and others.
- Accountability: Take responsibility for what we do and the decisions we make.
- Quality: Provide high-quality services that meet the expectations of our clients and the community.
There are opportunities for leadership development, quality improvement, clinical governance, administration, specific disease-related clinics, school programmes, Aged and Palliative care, and more. You will be supported to grow and pursue any specialities in these areas or other areas of interest to you.
With a rich history and extraordinary natural landscape, Broome is synonymous with 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 genuinely unique.
However, there’s a lot more to Broome than just tourism – with solid 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 the amenities and facilities of a modern town.
If you are a passionate NDIS Social Worker looking to make a real difference in the lives of Indigenous Australians, BRAMS would love to hear from you – Apply Now!
Closes Tuesday 4th January 2022.
For any further information, please contact Erina Tanaka via email email@example.com or phone 0488 442 551