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Psychosocial Social Worker

9 Nov, 2023

About the Opportunity:

Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service is seeking an enthusiastic Psychosocial Social Worker to join our team. The Psychosocial Social Worker provides social work using a person centered approach to provide support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers who access services through BRAMS. The role forms part of a multidisciplinary team approach and works closely with internal and other service providers to improve the health outcomes for our Aboriginal community. The social worker supports the delivery of groups within the Psychosocial team including to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants of NDIS, Aged Care and SEWB.

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:

  • Provide group-based support services tailored to a variety of consumer needs.
  • Manage a small case load of consumers, delivering allocated hours and achieving agreed-upon outcomes.
  • Offer necessary support to each consumer based on their health status, personal strengths, weaknesses, emotional state, and additional factors.
  • Contribute to the provision of community groups, participate in health promotion events, and engage in staff team-building activities.
  • Innovatively design group activities aimed at enhancing individual skills and capacity while fostering a non-judgmental, person-centered approach. Create a safe and nurturing environment to encourage participation.
  • Maintain accurate case notes and other relevant documentation in consumer records. Regularly collect statistical data, including feedback from group participants, and ensure proper recording in LOGIQC for evaluation and documentation purposes.

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 clinical 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
  • 6 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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