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Aboriginal Social & Emotional Wellbeing Trainee

Job No: FLO1019
Location: Armidale

Flourish Australia has an exciting opportunity for an Aboriginal Social & Emotional Wellbeing Trainee to join the team in Armidale! 

The position is closed-term full-time working Monday - Friday until 30 June 2021 and is classified as Level 3 on the Flourish Australia Enterprise Agreement (2018). 

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.

You will enhance opportunities for independent living through skill development, community access, community participation, and promoting opportunities for people. The care and support you will provide are tailored to meet the varied needs of the person you are helping.

To be successful in this rewarding role, you will be interested in expanding your knowledge. You will be supported and mentored as you complete a tertiary qualification in the areas of Community Work, Mental Health or Welfare.

Importantly, you will be a caring and understanding individual, with written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, as well as effective organisational skills, good problem solving skills and the ability to work in challenging situations. You will also be able to demonstrate a practical and optimistic approach, an ability to work effectively within a team environment as well as independently, and have good computer skills. 

For more information about what it means to be an Aboriginal Social & Emotional Wellbeing Trainee with Flourish Australia, please review the position description.

Who we are

Our name reflects our fundamental and enduring commitment to people’s mental health and wellbeing, supporting them to thrive and live a contributing life.

People are at the centre of everything we do at Flourish Australia – they’re our heart and soul. We reflect this through the language we use, our pride and belief in our team and our respect and understanding of those with a lived experience of a mental health issue.

Our positions are open to all suitably qualified applicants. We have a strong commitment to participation of people with lived experience of mental health issues in our workforce. We value diversity and encourage applications from suitably qualified people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island backgrounds, people from CALD and LGBTI communities and mature age candidates.

Selection Criteria


  • Commitment to the completion of Cert IV or Diploma level qualifications and willingness to engage in learning and skill development opportunities.
  • 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.

Highly desirable:

  • Experience working in Aboriginal and diverse communities.

Appointments will be subject to satisfactory Australian residency/visa, National Criminal Record checks, and the Working With Children Check.

For further information, please contact Jim Booth, Senior Cluster Manager. E: (please do not email applications)

About the Benefits

Flourish Australia recognises and values its people as demonstrated by:

  • Family-friendly and flexible working conditions;
  • Tax-free salary packaging available up to $15,900;
  • A study assistance program; and
  • Career development opportunities.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please complete all the questions asked. You will then be required to attach a copy of your resume on the following page, we encourage you to have your resume up-to-date and available before you commence the application.

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