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Psychologist – Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal Corporation

pin icon Grafton, NSW

Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal Corporation (BNMAC) is a not for profit Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation which provides primary health care services to Aboriginal people. BNMAC has services located in the Clarence, Richmond and Tweed Valley’s.


To assist adults and children to deal with a wide range of issues including mental illness, grief & loss, depression, trauma, family and/or relationship matters, mental illness and any other issues which impact on social and emotional wellbeing.

Some of your key responsibilities will include, but may not be limited to:

  • Provide clinical psychological and therapeutic services to improve the psychological wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through the most appropriate framework and setting for the individual client.
  • To contribute as a member of a multi-disciplinary care team to the development/and provision of recovery oriented clinical care plans for clients with identified mental health/psychological wellbeing issues.
  • Encourage clients to access a range of social health and welfare services as required, which include other BNMAC programs and external agencies.
  • Provide specialist, expert advice to clients and allied health professionals, primarily within BNMAC, to facilitate best practice and culturally appropriate mental health care.
  • Undertake billing for services in alignment with Medicare and MBS protocols.
  • Promote the service and BNMAC to peer agencies and potential referrers.
  • Additional periodic or ongoing activities that may arise during the tenure of the role to meet client needs or otherwise as requested of the team manager.

Selection criteria:

  • Registration as a Psychologist with Australia with the Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA).
  • Postgraduate qualifications and minimum 3 years’ experience as a psychologist.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver a range of psychological therapies to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people and adults appropriate to support their personal recovery and healing.
  • Commitment to delivery of trauma informed and strengths-based practice that delivers mental health treatments within a broader understanding of social and emotional wellbeing issues.
  • Current NSW Working With Children Check and criminal check
  • Applicants must possess a current “C” Class Open Driver’s License valid in NSW. Failure to keep that license will impact on your ability to hold this position.


Relocation assistance provided to successful applicant.

If this sounds like you, please provide a copy of your CV and a covering letter specifically addressing the selection criteria, via email to: hr@bnmac.com.au

Enquiries to Christopher Clark: 02 6662 3514

Closing date: 4.30pm 15 January 2021

Applications close on 15/01/2021.

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