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Aboriginal Social & Emotional Wellbeing Trainee

Flourish Australia

Are you looking to kick start your career in mental health? Be supported to get a qualification and receive hands on experience with our Moree team!

The position available is:

  • Closed-term full-time until 30 June 2022
  • Located in Moree
  • Rotating roster including weekends and evenings
  • Level 3 on the Flourish Australia Enterprise Agreement (2018)

Who we are

Flourish Australia is one of Australia’s most experienced community mental health organisations. Our services are comprehensive and highly personalised because each person’s experience will be different and their needs, as an individual, are unique. Together we set goals, connect individuals with the right people, support services and opportunities to meet their needs.

About the Opportunity

The term social and emotional wellbeing is used by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to describe the social, emotional, spiritual, and cultural wellbeing of a person. The term recognises that connection to land, culture, spirituality, family, and community are important to people and can impact on their wellbeing. It also recognises that a person's social and emotional wellbeing is influenced by policies and past events.

As the Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing Trainee, you will work in the community to encourage skill development, community access, community participation, and promoting opportunities for people. The care and support you provide will be tailored to meet the varied needs of the person you support.

You will be supported and mentored as you complete a tertiary qualification in the areas of Community Work, Mental Health or Welfare.

Our ideal candidate will be:

  • A caring and understanding individual, with written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Able to use effective organisational skills, good problem solving skills
  • Able to work in challenging situations
  • Able to demonstrate a practical and optimistic approach
  • Able to work effectively within a team environment as well as independently
  • Have good computer skills

Selection Criteria


  • Commitment to the completion of Cert IV or Diploma level qualifications.
  • Commitment to developing an understanding of recovery-based practice and the challenges faced by people with a lived experience of a mental health issue.
  • Current Australian driver's licence.


  • Experience working in Aboriginal and diverse communities.

Please see full criteria and position descriptions below.

About the Benefits

  • Attractive hourly rates equivalent to SCHCADS Level 3 $32.54 + 10% Super
  • Tax-Free Salary Packaging available up to $15,900.
  • Family-friendly and flexible working conditions.
  • A study assistance program
  • Generous leave provisions including 17.5% leave loading+ 2 additional days of personal leave+ extra day paid leave over Christmas/New Year + paid parental leave
  • Career development opportunities.

All successful applicants will be asked to provide evidence of compliance with COVID-19 vaccination Public Health Orders (where applicable).

How to apply

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