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Senior Clinician


Employer: Life Without Barriers
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Mental Health & Counselling, Health Care & Allied Health, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Hobart

Job posted on: 27 August, 2019.
Applications close: 27 September, 2019.

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 6,500 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

We require a Senior Clinician to lead our #synergy mental health service.  #synergy is a youth mental health service in Southern Tasmania provided by Life Without Barriers, and supported by Primary Health Tasmania. Our team are qualified and experienced youth mental health professionals, working in youth friendly ways providing confidential one on one, or group, psychological support and counselling to young people experiencing severe mental health issues.

This full time position will be based in Hobart but will also have the opportunity to work in the community and on an outreach basis in order to meet the needs of young people.   Applications are invited with a view to commencement in late 2019 or January 2020.
 
The Senior Clinician will lead the team to deliver service requirements and maintain clinical competency standards.  The Senior Clinician will provide individual and group supervision to Clinicians, and training for a multidisciplinary team to promote best practice, and as part of a clinical service, support clinicians to operate under both internal and external clinical governance processes.   

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct regular individual and group supervision, and training for a multidisciplinary team to promote best practice, support Clinicians to deliver service requirements and maintain clinician competency standards.
  • Model and lead the required work environment, culture, systems and processes necessary to embed standards, behaviours and practices consistent with the values and policy & legislative requirements
  • Monitor, coach, support, motivate and develop team members to enable them to deliver to the best of their ability
  • Oversee and participate in intake assessment and triage, including participating in a regular duty roster to ensure timely access to support clients
  • Develop comprehensive formulations and risk assessments to inform appropriate intervention.
  • Administer, interpret and report on a range of assessments as appropriate consistent with professional registrations and client need
  • Provide a range of evidence-based psychological interventions to individuals/groups presenting with multiple and complex.

Key Selection Criteria

  • A tertiary degree in Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Mental Health Nursing or other relevant qualification
  • Demonstrated experience operating within both internal and external Clinical Governance frameworks
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, with the ability to build a shared understanding of, and commitment to the organisation’s Purpose and Values
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to engage and work with clients 1:1 and their families, with multiple and complex needs in an engaging, flexible, creative and client focused recovery approach
  • 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 intervention 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.

Benefits

  • The chance to make your mark in a supportive and dynamic team environment
  • Attractive remuneration package and “Tool of Trade” vehicle
  • Excellent opportunities for Training and continued professional development
  • A real and significant chance to make a difference in assisting young people to overcome challenges, improve functioning and achieve personal goals

How to apply for this job

Apply here

Applicants are requested to provide a resume,  covering letter and detailed responses to the seven key selection criteria in one document, and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact lisa.hurd@lwb.org.au. 

Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement here.