Mental Health Practitioner

Position Vacant

Mental Health Practitioner

OVAHS is seeking a Mental Health Practitioner to provide specialist comprehensive community mental health services through the application of advanced mental health knowledge and skills to clients who attend the health service and when on community outreach visits.

The focus of care is on the needs of Aboriginal clients within the context of their cultural identity and social circumstances.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply for all positions at OVAHS.

Criteria for applicants



♦ Current registration with the Australia Health Practitioners Regulatory Authority (AHPRA) as a Registered Nurse with tertiary qualifications in Mental Health Nursing.

♦ Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Practitioner or similar academic qualifications

♦ Advanced knowledge and understanding of mental illnesses, inclusive of co-morbidities (AOD), and their treatment including psycho social interventions and the principles of mental health promotion and community based health care.

♦ Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of assessment skills in community mental health nursing management, inclusive of mental state assessment and risk assessment.

♦ Experience providing mental health care to indigenous people including remote communities

♦ Significant experience in community based mental health nursing practice.

♦ Demonstrated ability to work alone and effectively within a multidisciplinary team.

♦ Advanced written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills with working knowledge of computer use and information relevant to the position.

♦Advanced knowledge and understanding of primary and secondary suicide prevention models of care and strategies that will contribute to a reduction in self harm and suicidal behaviour.

♦ Current knowledge of legislative obligations in relation the WA Mental Health Act 2014



♦ Master in Mental Health Practitioner or working towards same


Please send all resumes to:

or apply below:


Please send all other enquiries to Anne-Marie Kerr at or 08 9166209


Closing Date – Tuesday 31st August 

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