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Perinatal & Infant Mental Health Clinician

Nunkuwarrin Yunti

About the Opportunity

Nunkuwarrin Yunti have an opportunity for a Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Clinician to join their multidisciplinary team based in Adelaide, on a part-time basis (FTE 0.7).

Reporting to the Program Manager, you'll be responsible for providing long and short term mental health care and support to children within the local Aboriginal community, in order to promote and deliver improved mental health outcomes within the youth of the community.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:
  • Providing intensive mental health care and longer term care coordination for pregnant women and parents who are primary carers for children up to 5 years of age;
  • Providing early intervention targeted at enhancing the emotional wellbeing of mothers, fathers and newborns, promoting healthy attachment and reducing parenting difficulties;
  • Working with parents of children with behaviour management difficulties;
  • Working with families with complex psychosocial issues and past trauma backgrounds;
  • Encouraging clients to access a range of social, health and welfare services, including other Nunkuwarrin Yunti programs and external agencies;
  • Providing specialist, expert advice to clients and allied health professionals, primarily within Nunkuwarrin Yunti, to facilitate best practice and culturally appropriate mental health care; and
  • Providing additional periodic or ongoing activities that may arise during the tenure of the role, to meet client needs or otherwise as requested by the team manager.
About the Benefits

Working as part of a multidisciplinary team of highly skilled health professionals, you’ll have the opportunity to provide a wrap-around, holistic service for your clients. You’ll be given the chance to work closely with children and their families and make a real impact on their social and emotional outcomes, as well as working towards closing the gap in Aboriginal Health.

Your dedication and hard work will be rewarded with a competitive remuneration package plus super, commensurate on skills and experience. You’ll also enjoy extensive salary packaging options that greatly increase your take home pay. In addition, you'll benefit from the flexibility of working part-time, allowing you to establish a fantastic work/life balance.

Nunkuwarrin Yunti is committed to nurturing ongoing professional development and growth, with training, mentoring and guidance provided. You’ll be granted with a number of opportunities for career advancement, alongside the chance to build your experience within Aboriginal health.

About the Organisation 

Nunkuwarrin Yunti is the foremost Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation in Adelaide, South Australia, providing a range of health care and community support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

First incorporated in 1971, Nunkuwarrin Yunti has grown from a welfare agency with three employees to a multi-faceted organisation with around 100 staff who deliver a diverse range of health care and community support services.

Nunkuwarrin Yunti aims to promote and deliver improvement in the health and well-being of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the greater metropolitan area of Adelaide, and advance their social, cultural and economic status. The organisation places a strong focus on a client centred approach to the delivery of services and a collaborative working culture to achieve the best possible outcome for clients. 

Nunkuwarrin Yunti is significantly expanding existing maternal and child health services through the New Directions: Mothers and Babies program, funded by the Australian Government. The New Directions: Mothers and Babies program provides increased access to:
  • Antenatal care and post-natal care
  • Practical advice and assistance with caring for babies and young children
  • Monitoring healthy development, providing immunisations and helping to manage acute illnesses.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join an influential Aboriginal health organisation and deliver maternal and child health services to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in metropolitan Adelaide - Apply now!

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Registered Nurse,Psychology / Counselling,Social WorkerNunkuwarrin Yunti
Location Adelaide
Job Reference Number 85014
Classification Registered Nurse,Psychology / Counselling,Social Worker
Sub Classification Mental Health,Psychology / Counselling,Social Worker
Job Type Full Time,Part Time
Estimated Salary Package Competitive remuneration package plus super and salary packaging
Closing Date 23-01-2017

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