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Aged and Disability Social Worker

9 Nov, 2023

About the Opportunity:

Do you want an exciting and rewarding opportunity to have a positive impact on the health outcomes of Indigenous communities in the spectacular Broome region? Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (BRAMS) is seeking an enthusiastic Aged and Disability Social Worker who will use their expertise to provide individualised support to people with disability and frail aged people. The Social Worker helps consumers to understand what is included in their NDIS plan and/or Aged Care package, supports consumers to identify goals and needed supports and to choose and connect to suitable support services.

The role requires knowledge and understanding of the aged and disability services sector and service standards, human rights, and the principals of person centred plans, and the concept of individual choice and control.

Our Story:

The Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (BRAMS) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service which has been caring for the Broome community for more than 40 years. When we first opened our doors in 1978, BRAMS was the first remote Aboriginal Medical Service in Western Australia.

BRAMS provides comprehensive, holistic and culturally responsive primary health care, social and emotional wellbeing services, and NDIS support to Aboriginal people living in Broome. BRAMS delivers more than 40,000 occasions of service each year. BRAMS delivers services in accordance with our Model of Care.

Our mission is to provide holistic and culturally responsive health and wellbeing services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People. That means making our Mob healthy. 

Key Responsibilities:

Some of your key tasks will include:

  • Conduct person-centered assessments for each participant and collaborate with the consumer to develop comprehensive plans aimed at helping them achieve their individual goals.
  • Provide case management services to allocated consumers, delivering the specified number of hours and agreed-upon outcomes.
  • Offer necessary support to each consumer based on their individual needs.
  • Evaluate the services and resources provided to consumers to determine their effectiveness and modify consumers’ plans and recommendations as required.
  • Maintain regular follow-up with consumers to ensure their ongoing needs are met.
  • Maintain appropriate case notes and other relevant documentation on participant records.

What You Will Bring to the Team:

To be successful in this role, you will have the following:

Essential Criteria

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, plus minimum 1 year work experience.
  • Registration or eligibility for registration with AASW.

Desirable Criteria

  • Demonstrated knowledge of current issues, standards and trends in the delivery of mental health and social and emotional wellbeing services to Aboriginal people.
  • Demonstrated experience or understanding of health and wellbeing issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including a demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to Aboriginal culture and history. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a broad range of people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences as well as highly developed verbal and written communication. 
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain absolute confidentiality regarding patient and practice information.
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency, including the use of Microsoft Office applications, clinical record and data management systems and software, as well as proficiency in report writing and demonstrated ability to develop, organise and maintain records and reports in a timely manner.

Employment Screening:

Employees are required to demonstrate that they have undergone appropriate employment screening in accordance with BRAMS Employment Screening Policy, including:

  • National Police Check
  • Working With Children Check
  • Identification Check
  • NDIS Worker Screening Check
  • Aged Care Key Personnel Check
  • Qualification Check
  • Pre-employment medical assessment
  • Drivers License Verification Check
  • Influenza Vaccination 

About the Benefits:

In addition to a rewarding role and great place to work, you will enjoy an attractive remuneration package, including:

  • Base salary of $95,000 to $110,000
  • Professional development opportunities, so you can sharpen your skills and broaden your horizons during your time with us
  • Six weeks annual leave
  • Annual airfare allowance so you can journey home or visit family
  • Relocation allowance of up to $5,000

Ready to Apply:

Join our vibrant and dedicated team and make a real difference in the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria and please outline your experience and interest in this position. 

For any inquiries or to obtain a copy of the position description, please email hr@brams.org.au 

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