Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health worker

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Glossary Item
METeOR identifier:701021
Registration status:Health, Standard 16/01/2020
Definition:

Persons employed (or engaged via contract) on a part-time or full-time paid basis, where the person is specifically employed to provide mental health care support and services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people. These mental health professionals have recognised qualifications and/or work experience in ATSI Mental Health and/or ATSI Health.

Roles that ATSI mental health workers may perform include, but are not limited to:

  • enhancing accessibility of culturally appropriate mental health services for ATSI people
  • active involvement and engagement in the provision of mental health services to ATSI people, their families and communities
  • Advocating and engaging ATSI people in the planning, development and evaluation of mental health services for ATSI communities
  • providing advice to colleagues and wider community on culturally appropriate support to ATSI people in relation to planning and provision of mental health services.

Relational attributes

Metadata items which use this glossary item:

Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health worker) Health, Standard 16/01/2020

Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health worker), average NNNN.NN Health, Standard 16/01/2020

Establishment—recurrent expenditure (salaries and wages) (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health workers) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)] Health, Standard 16/01/2020

Mental health establishments NMDS 2020–21 Health, Standard 16/01/2020