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Mental Wellness Advocate

Job Description

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time for a period of 18 months with the possibility of ongoing employment
Position Classification: Senior / Clinical Psychologist, Counsellor / Social Worker / Welfare Officer Level 4
Remuneration: $97,251 – $132,111 per annum (dependent on qualifications and experience)
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ191073
Applications Close: 28 October 2020
MLHD is committed to flexible working arrangements

Mental Wellness Advocate

At MLHD, our workforce are our greatest asset. They are dedicated to delivering the highest quality health care to our regional communities located across Southern NSW. The nature of our work can present challenges unique to health care and the prioritisation of staff psychological wellness is fundamental to the provision of quality care.

Our organisation is recognised for a contemporary approach and devotion to staff health, safety and wellbeing. In demonstrating this commitment, we are seeking a highly motivated and experienced professional to join our People and Culture Directorate, working within the Work Health Safety and Wellbeing unit. You will be working with a proactive and extremely supportive work health safety and wellbeing team who are passionate about the safety and wellbeing of our staff. This is a newly created position identified to enhance the organisation’s capability in maintaining a mentally healthy workplace.

Drawing on well-established research and analytical skills, this position will be influential in the development, delivery and evaluation of evidence informed psychological wellbeing prevention and intervention strategies, and support return to work outcomes.

Furthermore, this position will expertly lead the organisation’s strategic direction through a range of primary, secondary and tertiary psychological wellbeing strategies that promote positive mental health in the workplace. Integral to this work, is the ongoing support and structured supervision of a volunteer peer support network across the District.

Additionally, this position will also:

  • Provide post critical incident support and crisis intervention using brief intervention counselling techniques to staff where required. 
  • Conduct confidential wellbeing checks and/or brief intervention counselling, facilitated training and ongoing support to identified positions with the aim to reduce psychological health and safety risks.
  • Lead an internal volunteer based peer support network to address early intervention and positively promote early help seeking; also providing ongoing psychological and wellbeing support to the established peer support network
  • Develop and deliver psycho-education programs that effectively contribute to a mentally healthy workplace, to all levels of staff.

We are seeking an individual who:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to innovative and contemporary psychological practices.
  • Acknowledges the benefits of a holistic approach to health, safety and wellbeing.
  • Collaborates successfully with key stakeholders and demonstrates influential outcomes.

Additional Information

  • Please refer to the Position Description for the essential requirements and full selection criteria. Your application must include a current resume and address all selection criteria.
  • Please note that to apply for this position you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia, or be able to independently and legally live and work in Australia by way of your own Temporary Visa.  For visa information, please see
  • This Psychology / Allied Health position is site negotiable within the Murrumbidgee Local Health District, office locations include Wagga Wagga and Albury.

Find out more about applying for this position. For role related queries or questions contact Meredith McClelland on

MLHD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Aboriginal People and people from racial, ethnic or ethno-religious minority groups and people with disability.

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