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Mental Health Clinician


Employer: Settlement Services International
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Mental Health & Counselling, Legal & Human Rights, Multiculturalism & Diversity
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 16 August, 2019.
Applications close: 15 September, 2019. (Expired)

  • Bankstown Location
  • Support Humanitarian Settlement Program
  • Supportive, collaborative and responsive management

About SSI

SSI is a community organisation and social business that supports newcomers and other Australians to achieve their full potential. We work with all people who have experienced vulnerability, including refugees, people seeking asylum and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, to build capacity and enable them to overcome inequality. Our vision is to achieve a society that values the diversity of its people and actively provides support to ensure meaningful social and economic participation and to assist individuals and families reach their potential.

SSI is seeking an individual who to join our vibrant and energetic Clinical Practice Unit based in Bankstown which provides services across NSW.

Your contribution

As the Mental Health Clinician, you will provide support to refugees and people seeking asylum and their families with complex mental health needs. Your qualifications and experience in mental health you will provide culturally responsive services across SSI programs which will include conducting comprehensive strengths based and recovery focused assessments with clients and the formulation of evidence informed treatment and service provision recommendations. Your will also consult with SSI staff and external partners upon referral and discharge.

About you

  • Provision of high-quality evidence based culturally responsive clinical services including, case consultation, intervention, liaison and review as part of a multidisciplinary team for adults referred to the Clinical Practice Unit with a mental health concern.
  • Interventions will be based on an appropriate model of practice as specified by the individual's professional background, skills, and experience and will be informed by evidence-based treatment guidelines.
  • Maintain client records according to professional and service standards and reports on cases and incidents when required.
  • Contribute to the development and improvement of the program activities within Clinical Practice Unit, review evidence, monitor client outcome data and provide reports for managers and for SSI review.
  • Provision of case specific supervision and incident debriefing to practice staff as required to advance program quality.
  • Maintain compliance with professional practice standards including all relevant legislation such as statutory reporting of risk of harm to children.
  • Fluency in a relevant community language such as Arabic, French, Farsi, Swahili or Karen/Karenni (desirable)
  • Tertiary Mental Health Qualifications

Please respond to the "About You" section in your cover letter.

What we offer

We offer the opportunity to engage in meaningful work that makes a real difference to the lives of our clients, their families, carers, and communities.
We have a fantastic benefits package that promotes work/life balance; something we are very passionate about! This includes a fortnightly Accrued Day Off (ADO) for full time staff, flexible working arrangements and generous salary packaging options so you can increase your take home pay!

SSI is passionate about social justice and diversity and is committed to being an EEO employer. We embrace diversity in our workforce and encourage applications from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Island heritage and people with lived experience of disability.

We strongly believe in protecting the safety and well-being of children and vulnerable communities and take child protection very seriously. All employees will undergo a National Police Clearance and a Working with Children Check as a condition of employment.
SSI will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace.

If you require a reasonable adjustment please email talent@ssi.org.au.

How to apply for this job

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