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Social and Emotional Wellbeing Social Worker

9 Nov, 2023

About the Opportunity:

Are you looking for a rewarding and exciting career with a friendly and vibrant organisation? Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (BRAMS) is seeking an enthusiastic Social and Emotional Wellbeing Social Worker to provide person-centered social work support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers accessing BRAMS services. This position is integral to the Social and Emotional Wellbeing team, working to enhance the health and wellbeing of our Aboriginal community. The Social Worker is responsible for facilitating group sessions, offering individual counselling, and providing essential support to our clients.

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:

  • Deliver quality services by understanding consumer needs and ensuring appropriate service arrangements, in accordance with the SEWB Model of Care.
  • Provide diverse group-based support services to address a range of consumer needs.
  • Allocate and provide case management to consumers, meeting specified hours and agreed-upon outcomes.
  • Offer necessary support tailored to each consumer, taking into consideration their health status, personal strengths, weaknesses, emotional state, and other relevant factors.
  • Contribute to community groups, participate in health promotion events, and engage in staff team-building activities.
  • Innovatively develop group activities that enhance individual skills and capabilities, while fostering a non-judgmental, person-centered approach and creating a safe and nurturing environment for participation.
  • Maintain accurate case notes and relevant documentation in consumer records. Regularly gather statistical data, including feedback from group participants, and record this information on LOGIQC for evaluation and record-keeping 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
  • 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 – $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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