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Merit Clinician - Temp Ft

Private Company - Sydney, NSW

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Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


Employment Type: Temporary Full Time, 38 hours per week (up until 14/03/2022)
Location: Drug Health Services, Liverpool
Position Classification: Social Worker Level 1-2, Welfare Officer Level 1-2, Counsellor Level 1-2, Psychologist
Remuneration: Dependant on Qualifications
Requisition ID: REQ227429

Application Close Date: 16/05/2021

Remuneration: Dependant on Qualifications
Social Worker Level 1-2: $1,235.43 - $1,789.87 per week
Welfare Officer Level 1-2: $1,235.43 - $1,789.87 per week
Counsellor Level 1-2: $1,235.43 - $1,789.87 per week
Psychologist: $1,304.99 - $1,939.81 per week

Are you a forward thinking, enthusiastic and authentic individual dedicated to high quality and better value patient care?

About The Opportunity
Liverpool Drug Health Service is recruiting for a MERIT Clinician (Social Worker Lvl 1-2, Counsellor Lvl 1-2, Welfar Officer Lvl 1-2, Psychologist) to complement and enhance the current services.

Wonderful opportunity to bepart of a multidisciplinary teamworking with vulnerable clients with substance dependence.

Life at South Western Sydney Local Health District is rewarding, progressive and diverse and is always focused on achieving our Vision of Leading Care, Healthier Communities.

Where You'll Be Working
At South Western Sydney Local Health District we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, where we don’t just accept differences but we honour and support it. Committed to providing a working environment that thrives and values diversity, we encourage people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background and people with a disability to apply.
Transforming Your Experience (TYE) is SWSLHDs key strategy to always positively transform your, our patients, our consumers, our staffs and our communities experiences across our organisation and services. Our vision is that our care is always safe, high quality and personalised and all our staff are supported and empowered to achieve their full potential. SWSLHD upholds the CORE Values – Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment.

Salary Packaging
South Western Sydney Local Health District employees are able to enjoy the benefits of salary packing. Visit Smart Salary for more details.

Workplace Giving Program
South Western Sydney Local Health District employees also have the opportunity to make a difference to help those less fortunate. Visit the Workplace Giving Program for more information.

What you'll be doing
The primary purpose of this position is to;
Provide assessments, evidence based interventions, case management and co-ordination of clinical and welfare interventions to SWSLHD MERIT program clients.

Provide written and oral reports for clients who remain under Court supervision throughout the program.

Support the clinical operations of Court Diversion Programs across the LHD.

Magistrates Early Referral Into Treatment (MERIT) Program – The MERIT Program is a local court based voluntary diversion program which targets adult defendants with illicit drug use problems who are eligible for release on bail and motivated to undertake drug treatment. The program is three months in duration, reflecting the average local court bail period.

This service provides options for clients to improve their health and social functioning while reducing crime and increasing quality of life.

The working partnership with the court, clinicians and clients helps magistrates administer sentences which can better reflect rehabilitation prospects for successful MERIT clients.

The MERIT office is located at Liverpool and the program operates through a range of courts in South Western Sydney.