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Registered Mental Health Nurse (Community)


Employer: Wesley Mission
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Mental Health & Counselling, Nursing, Family Services, Women's Organisations & Services
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 02 April, 2019.
Applications close: 02 April, 2019. (Expired)

  • Mums and Kids Matter
  • Full-time position
  • Based in Sadleir, near Liverpool
  • Working in a residence with 8 mothers (with a mental illness) and their children
  • Mental health qualifications and experience required
  • Generous salary packaging provisions

About us

Wesley Mission is a high profile, multi-faceted Christian organisation making a real difference in the community. We work with the most disadvantaged in our community by providing over 200 services ranging from aged care, homeless services, child and family care, counselling, employment, training and education, and health services.

Our Vision is “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.

About the program

Mums and Kids Matter is an innovative program that supports mothers with a mental illness and their children aged 0-5 years. The service provides holistic care with special focus on mother mental health, parenting and attachment.

About the role

We are seeking an experienced Mental Health Nurse with experience and interest in perinatal mental health, parenting, early childhood and attachment. You will be based at our residential site and work with an enrolled nurse or registered nurse to support mothers and their children aged 0-5 years. To succeed in this role, you will be able to work autonomously and enjoy client facing work, and be available to work shifts in the morning, afternoon and night. This is a very rewarding position in a program that achieves great outcomes for mothers’ living with a complex mental health condition and their children.

Essential criteria

  • Registered Nurse in NSW with current authority to practise
  • Willingness to affirm Wesley Mission’s vision, mission and values
  • Ability to work unsupervised yet also be an effective team player with a positive can-do attitude
  • Ability to relate well to a range of people with sound listening and problem-solving skills
  • Emotional maturity and resilience
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Post graduate qualifications in mental health or significant mental health experience
  • Strong mental health assessment skills including risk and suicide assessments
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge and commitment to working in a person/family centred, recovery-oriented approach
  • Knowledge of child protection issues and mandatory reporting
  • Computer literate and able to use computerised database (training will be provided)
  • Must hold a current unrestricted NSW driver’s license
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Must be available to work shifts across a 24/7 roster, including some nights

Desirable criteria

  • Perinatal mental health nursing experience
  • Experience working with families (including children 0-5)

A full position description is available below.

How to apply for this job

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