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Vocational Specialist - Darwin

Neami National

Bring your lived experience of recovery in providing innovative, person-centred support to people living with mental illness in the community

Full citizenship for all people living with a mental illness in Australian society

About the Role

  • Full Time, Permanent
  • Location: Darwin

About Neami National

Neami National is a community mental health service supporting people living with mental illness to improve their health, live independently and pursue a life based on their own strengths, values, and goals.

In our most recent Staff Engagement Survey, 89% of our Staff recommend Neami as a great place to work, with 87% of staff proud to say they work for Neami.

We acknowledge Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities as the Traditional Custodians of the land we work on and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We recognise that their sovereignty was never ceded. Neami National is committed to cultivating inclusive environments for staff, consumers and carers. We celebrate, value and include people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, cultures, bodies and abilities. We are an environmentally conscious organisation.

Key position Responsibilities, Duties and Accountabilities

  • Maintain an active caseload of approx. 20 consumers
  • Provide vocational support services, not mental health support services
  • Provide participants with assistance to obtain employment or training/education outcomes
  • Work closely with each participant’s existing clinical support team to coordinate services to ensure roles are complementary and not duplicated
  • Liaise with employers and education/training providers to create real opportunities that align with the participant’s goals
  • Ensure records management obligations are met, in accordance with Neami National policies and procedures. This includes the retention of hardcopy and/or electronic records and ensuring files are accurate and kept up to date.
  • Commitment to understand service data requirements and to collaborate with consumers to gather relevant data
  • Consideration of individual and aggregated consumer data to inform practice and continuous service improvement


  • A valid Working with Children Check
  • A valid Australian Driver's License
  • Police Check
  • Excellent communication skills, written, verbal and oral
  • Computer Literacy


  • Certificate IV level qualifications in AOD, mental health or related field (or working towards)
  • Experience working with people and building relationships
  • Experience with an employment provider or related field
  • Establishes respectful professional relationships that have clear boundaries with consumers, staff and partner organisations

How to apply

If you feel you have the skills and experience to succeed in this role, then please apply here now

The terms and conditions of the role are listed in the position description. If you have any further questions not addressed in the advertising words or position description please contact:

Name: Pam Marwood – Clinical service manager

Phone number: 08 89 14 6600

We celebrate multidisciplinary teams and value the rich skills and experiences brought by applicants from a range of sectors and professional backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Neami National will require, as part of our condition of employment, that all candidates applying for any position must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (or have received one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine and have a scheduled appointment to receive their second dose.)

Candidates will be required to provide appropriate evidence of COVID-19 vaccination to Neami National.

A position description is attached.

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