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Mental Health Clinician - Tweed

Northern NSW Local Health District - North Bondi, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Employment Type: Permanent Part Time 
Position Classification: Counsellor / Occupational Therapist / Social Worker (Lvl 1 / 2), Psychologist, Registered Nurse
Remuneration: $32.47 - $51.05 per hour, dependent on qualifications
Hours Per Week: 32 
Requisition ID: REQ214535
 

What you'll be doing

The Adult Mental Health Service clinician is responsible for the provision of safe, evidence-based, person-centred care in line with the standards, policies and procedures of the Ministry of Health and other statutory authorities.
 
Providing community based intervention and consultation for people who have or may be at high risk of mental health problems.
 
Care is provided utilising the principles of Trauma Informed Care and Recovery and in accordance with the National Practice Standards for Mental Health Workforce and the NSW Health Mental Health Competencies.

Why you should consider applying

We can offer you:

  • Diverse career pathways
  • Professional and personal development
  • Help with further study and education
  • Flexible and supportive work environment
  • Opportunities to start or build a career, or re-enter the workforce
  • Challenging, inspiring and rewarding roles, and
  • The opportunity to make a difference!

Tired of big cities? Want to start your days sitting on your deck in the sun, enjoying a cup of coffee and listening to the birds? Or would you rather have a surf or a walk along the sand before work? Wonderful beaches, world heritage-listed national parks, hinterland villages, great food and fine wine, excellent private and public schools, warm and friendly staff are all waiting for you on the North Coast.

Where you’ll be working

The Tweed Valley is a subtropical oasis encompassing the rugged terrain of Wollumbin National Park, arty riverside villages, historic coastal towns and the gateway to the Gold Coast.

Northern NSW Local Health District embraces the diverse skills and perspectives that our people bring to the workplace. We foster inclusiveness and diversity to help us deliver quality care to our community.

NNSWLHD is committed to reconciliation and strongly encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this position. All applications from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people will be viewed most favourably. For help with your application to this role visit Stepping Up, our online recruitment resource for Aboriginal people.

  • Please note, to apply for this position you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or be able to independently, legally live and work in Australia. For more information please see www.border.gov.au
  • A current valid NSW Working With Children Check is a requirement of this position. Visit https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/ for more information.
  • Evidence of qualifications are required for this position, please upload your qualifications as an attachment to your application.

Selection criteria

  1. Relevant tertiary qualifications and eligible for registration: Registration with Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) OR; Occupational Therapist (registered with AHPRA) OR; Social Worker (eligible for membership of the AASW) OR; Counsellor (hold a Bachelor of Health Science (Mental Health – Djirruwang)) OR; Psychologist or Provisional Psychologist (registered or able to obtain registration in NSW) and experience working in a mental health setting. To be appointed as a Level 2 Health Professional, evidence must be provided of three years' clinical experience
  2. Demonstrated experience in conducting mental health assessments and in the management and provision of therapeutic interventions for people with a mental illness/disorder and their carers.
  3. Demonstrated ability to use problem solving skills and a multidisciplinary team approach in the planning, delivery and coordination of client care and the ability to work with complex presentations as an independent clinician.
  4. Demonstrated effective communication through the use of information technology, written, verbal and interpersonal skills with the ability to identify key messages, issues and concerns when communicating with others
  5. Understanding of the concept and principles of mental health rehabilitation and recovery and demonstrated experience and skills using a collaborative, strengths-based approach to the care of mental; health consumers to ensure evidence-based practice and outcomes.
  6. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of person-centred care, evidence-based practice and quality improvement using trauma informed care and recovery principles.
  7. Demonstrated understanding of and ability to practice in accordance with legislation, policies and within the scope of practice of the relevant professional group (ie Registered Nurse, Occupational therapist, Social Worker, Counsellor or Psychologist)
  8. Valid unrestricted drivers licence for use in NSW/Australia and willingness to travel in the course of employment, and availability to work across 5 or 7-day (as applicable) rotating roster (including public holidays).

Need more information?
1) Click here for the Position Description
2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Kim Sully on [email protected]

Applications Close: 4th March 2021

North Bondi, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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