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Clinical Case Manager - Launceston


Employer: Life Without Barriers
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Mental Health & Counselling, Family Services, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional TAS

Job posted on: 05 March, 2019.
Applications close: 17 March, 2019. (Expired)

  • Permanent, full time role
  • Launceston location

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 5,600 employees working in more than 440 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.   

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the Role

Based in our Launceston office, the Clinical Case Manager will be responsible for clinical case management and direct provision of therapeutic psycho-social support, and development and implementation of care plans. The Clinical Case Manager works alongside Clinical (CAMHS) Services to provide intensive support packages of care to young people (12 to 18 years of age) with severe and complex mental health issues, and working therapeutically 1:1 with young people and their families.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work therapeutically 1:1 with young people and families with complex needs in a community outreach capacity, engaging in evidenced based psychological interventions and therapeutic psycho-social support.
  • Monitor and review clients ' progress through the service, and against the care plan and outcome measures, and provide up to date progress reports to the partner organisations and care team demonstrating client outcomes.  
  • Ensure that client management systems are up to date with all relevant client and service information through the maintenance of accurate case notes, up to date care plans, reports and file information.
  • Effectively plan and organise own work effort and regularly provide feedback to the manager on their work progress.
  • Work collaboratively with the client, family and the care team to plan for, and develop the skills to exit or transition from the service, including referral to other services where appropriate. 
  • Contribute to the evaluation and assessment of the service programs and processes

Skills & Experience

  • A tertiary degree in Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Mental Health Nursing or other relevant qualification  
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to engage and work with clients and families 1:1 with multiple and complex needs in an engaging, flexible, creative and client focused recovery approach, using a range of evidence based clinical interventions. 
  • Demonstrated capacity to work both as part of a multi-disciplinary team, and autonomously in community outreach with multiple clients to provide wrap around clinical intervention and case management 
  • Demonstrated experience in managing competing priorities and to deliver outcomes within agreed time-frames and quality standards
  • Highly developed analytical skills and demonstrated experience in carrying out clinical assessments, developing care plans, and interventions with clients, using a range of evidence based psychological interventions.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with agencies that support people with complex and challenging needs such as with mental health services, GPs, Psychiatrists, or other statutory or community based services.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and hold Tasmanian Working With Vulnerable People Registration.

Benefits

  • The position offer a genuinely competitive salary and excellent tax benefits including a tool of trade vehicle for business and private use, smart phone, iPad, laptop
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • A wide range of practice resources and technology to enhance the quality of the work and staff support
  • Regular supervision and reflective practice from both within LWB and externally
  • A fun and rewarding team environment!
  • We are a National organisation committed to employing individuals who uphold our values – responsive, imaginative, courageous, respectful, and relationships.

How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.