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General Practitioner - Street to Home


Employer: Neami National
Work Type/s: Contract, Part Time
Classification/s: Health Care & Allied Health, Housing & Homelessness, Mental Health & Counselling
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Adelaide

Job posted on: 06 September, 2019.
Applications close: 06 October, 2019.

  • Join Neami’s StH service to provide primary healthcare to rough sleepers in Adelaide CBD
  • Provide GP services across StH service
  • Work within a values based, progressive Not for Profit organisation

Full citizenship for all people living with a mental illness in Australian society

The General Practitioner role requires primary healthcare assessments, diagnosis and treatment plans within a recovery-oriented framework. The primary target groups for the service are homeless people sleeping rough, including young people, Indigenous Australians, people with diagnosed and undiagnosed mental illness, and people with little or no income.

About Street to Home Service

Neami Street to Home service provides culturally appropriate, assertive outreach and case management to homelessness people sleeping rough in the Adelaide CBD within a Housing First approach. Street to Home will provide people sleeping rough in the inner city access to primary health, drug and alcohol and other support services both by clinicians at the Street to Home hub and via street patrols with the street outreach teams.

The assertive outreach model is aimed at providing integrated services that focus on consumer identified goals, improved health outcomes and transition from homelessness to safe, secure and sustainable long-term accommodation. We persist and work with people over the medium to long term supporting people to maintain their tenancies once they are in housing.

About the Role

  • Part Time (0.2FTE), Temporary contract until 31st December 2019
  • Approximately 16 hours per fortnight
  • Provide primary healthcare responses for homeless people sleeping rough in inner city Adelaide parklands and North Adelaide
  • Provide referrals to appropriate specialist services are required (including support for Mental Health Care Plans)

In collaboration with Regional Manager of the service you will be responsible for oversight, management and adherence to, the clinical governance framework and approach

You will be supported by a Clinical Coordinator and Registered Nurse who both have extensive experience in the homelessness health sector and who have strong connections to other CBD based services who support people sleeping rough.

Collaborate with the Street to Home multidisciplinary primary health care team to provide culturally appropriate and non-judgemental services

You will have:

  • You must be AHPRA registered to be eligible to apply
  • Must hold indemnity insurance
  • Relevant clinical experience working within a rehabilitation/recovery setting is desirable
  • Relevant experience and a passion for supporting people who are sleeping rough and who have limited access to health care services
  • Desire to continue to grow and build the primary health care services within the Street to Home service
How to apply for this job

For further details please contact Regional Manager: Shannon O’Keefe on 0439 371 278

Applications for this role close: Sunday 6th October 2019

Please note that no recruitment agency candidates will be accepted for this position.

Visit https://neami-national.workable.com/ to submit your application.