Social Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) Case Worker

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‘Team, balance, community, benefits, environment, autonomy, connecting…’

These are some of the top reasons our staff rate OVAHS as an Employer of Choice in the Kimberley region.

We do what we love, and we love what we do. Our vision is to improve the health and well-being of Aboriginal people in our region, and that’s why the delivery of quality and culturally secure primary and allied health services is our passion. We work adaptively and with transparency to determine, prioritize, and meet the health and well-being needs of Aboriginal people in our region.

OVAHS is a not-for-profit, multidisciplinary primary health care service delivering clinical, allied health and mental health throughout Kununurra and surrounding communities. We are looking for a likeminded individual to join our team of professionals, based at our office in Kununurra.


About the role

The Social and Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) Case Worker provides integrated SEWB services to individuals, families and community through early identification and interventions designed to strengthen social and emotional wellbeing.

The SEWB Case Worker ensures the focus of care is on the needs of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients within the context of their cultural identity and social circumstances; and works as part of the wider OVAHS team in providing a quality and client focused environment.


Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons are strongly encouraged to apply.



  1. Experience working in Health, Education, AOD, Mental Health, SEWB, Counselling or Social Services.
  2. Practice in accordance with relevant legislation, policies, procedures, guidelines, standards, codes of ethics/conduct and statutory requirements.
  3. Knowledge and understanding of the issues pertaining to the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in rural and remote areas.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations
  5. Ability to support clients, with SEWB issues, to make positive changes to their lives.
  6. Ability to support people about sensitive and personal issues in a non-judgmental way.
  7. Willingness and ability to work with client on outreach visits as well as at OVAHS offices.
  8. Good literacy and computing skills relevant to recording in clients’ notes, keeping data and contributing to reports.
  9. Possess good interpersonal and communication skills.
  10. Excellent time management skills and the ability to manage a caseload.
  11. An understanding and acceptance of the role of supervision and professional development in the workplace
  12. Ability to work independently and within a multidisciplinary team in the context of holistic health services.
  13. Experience in participating in presenting training and educational activities.
  14. Can work, for short periods, under extreme weather conditions when on outreach and community visits.
  15. Able to produce a current National Police Clearance (within the last 30 days)
  16. Able to produce a Working with Children’s Check
  17. Hold a current C-Class Drivers license.


  1. Qualifications in and/or working towards achieving Certificate 4 in area relevant to AOD, SEWB Mental Health or Social Work.
  2. Identifies as a person of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.


What you can expect from working at OVAHS:

As well as working in a positive team culture and supportive environment, OVAHS offers multiple benefits to employees, including and not limited to:

  1. Above Award wages: $75,625.47 per annum pro rata, plus
  2. Rental allowance
  3. Aircon Subsidy included into the annual salary
  4. 12-month Annual Airfare $1800 on continued service
  5. 5 weeks accrued Annual leave
  6. An additional 10 days paid Christmas leave
  7. Salary Sacrifice greatly increasing take-home pay.
  8. Superannuation


More information

Contact Sankini De Silva (SEWB and Disability Services Manager)  on 08 9166 2262 or via email


To be considered for this position and shortlisted for an interview, please submit the below documents to:

  1. A Cover Letter addressing each of the selection criteria (located within the attached job description)
  2. A current CV/Resume along with the names of a least two referees


Applications Close: 26th May 2023

We reserve the right to close off this position before the closing date.


OVAHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Category: SEWB
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Kununurra

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