Lives Lived Well provides support for people in Queensland and New South Wales who are being impacted by alcohol or drugs or problems with mental health, and now we have expanded our services to South Australia!
This newly established service provides person-centred and whole of person, accessible and integrated primary mental health care, and suicide prevention services along a stepped care continuum to underserviced and at-risk groups in the Northern Adelaide PHN Region. We’re growing fast and building a reputation as a trusted, innovative provider, focused on clinical excellence… and we’d love you to be part of it.
If you share our belief that with the right support, people can change their lives, think in a curious and critical way, and thrive on learning and change, join us and do your best work here!
We are looking for a passionate, enthusiastic and engaging Senior Mental Health Clinician to join our service. You will support the delivery of psychological therapies, clinical care coordination and low intensity mental health to families and children (0-11 years) including pregnant mothers.
This is a maximum term contract position until the end of May 2024. Full time (5 days per week) or part time (4 days per week) hours will be considered. Please advise in your application of your preference.
Responsibilities will also include, but not limited to
- Facilitate evidence-based, psychological therapy to pregnant mothers and families with complex mental health presentations.
- Support facilitation of clinical care co-ordination to families with complex needs.
- Support the Team Leader to provide clinical leadership and coordination for a multidisciplinary team conducting assessments, triaging, managing risk and delivering evidence-based interventions to clients and families referred to the service.
- Oversee the triaging/intake of new referrals to the service.
- Conduct trauma informed biopsychosocial assessments, including completion of risk assessment and safety planning.
- Support with case load management, intake meetings and regular case reviews.
- Support the Team Leader to ensure clinicians are supported with appropriate supervision and wellness strategies.
- Provide clinical supervision to clinicians, students, and volunteers, including setting priorities, monitoring work outcomes, and ensuring work is performed in alignment with organisational goals, service contract/s and Lives Lived Well policies and procedures.
What you’ll bring
To succeed in this role, there are some essentials you’ll need:
- Tertiary qualification in a relevant health service discipline such as Psychology, Mental Health Occupational Therapy, Mental Health Nursing, Mental Health Social Work,
OR endorsed specialist qualification and training to provide structured psychological therapy, i.e. trauma informed care, cultural competence, suicide intervention and children’s mental health.
- Current registration with applicable professional association or body.
- Minimum 3 years’ experience in mental health treatment and care, including completion of high-quality mental health assessments, risk assessment and safety planning, treatment planning, psychological interventions, and care coordination.
- Demonstrated skills in staff supervision and proven ability to contribute to clinical leadership in a multidisciplinary team or ability to obtain supervision training within the first three months.
- Demonstrated experience in comprehensive best practice screening/intake/triaging of referrals within a mental health setting.
- Evidence of training and experience in relevant trauma-informed mental health assessment and intervention.
- Demonstrated ability to engage with clients, advocate on their behalf and establish and maintain collaborative relationships with clients, carers, and stakeholders.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver individual or group-based skills training activities to assist clients’ psychosocial functioning (e.g., MiDBT, life skills, anger management, problem solving, conflict resolution, etc.).
- Experience in Family and child (0 – 11years) Mental Health, peri-natal support to parents, Mother-Infant DBT (MIDBT), management and facilitation of parenting programs.
- Experience in supporting clients with mild-to-moderate and severe mental illness and offering structured and non-structured psychological therapy.
- Competent and experience in suicide risk assessment and safety planning.
- Experience in providing clinical supervision
- A high level of interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), problem solving and negotiation skills and demonstrated ability to consult, liaise and negotiate with team members, other professionals, and outside agencies.
- Experience in working with Aboriginal, CALD and/or LGBTIQAP+ communities
- Current and valid Working With Children Check
While not essential, we’d also love you to have:
- Local knowledge of services
What matters most is that you’ll live and breathe our values, which means:
- You are humble, human and full of hope.
- You show up and share.
- You ask: Why not? And what’s next?
- You leave a positive wake.
Why? We believe that through these values, we do our best work - for each other, for clients, and for the communities we work in. And it’s a promise we make to you about the kind of experience you will have working for us.
Why work for Lives Lived Well?
Well, it’s about people, purpose, impact and growth.
So, what does that mean for you? A real opportunity to go further!
- You’ll grow as a person and as a professional, extending your knowledge and skills beyond the norm.
- You’ll be trusted with autonomy in a supportive, respectful environment.
- You’ll make a lasting impact - on clients, the community and an organisation that cares as much as you.
But it’s more than that.
While you support others, we’ll support you with some great benefits, including:
- An extra five paid leave days per year to support your wellbeing and work-life balance.
- Salary packaging to increase your take-home pay
- Paid parental leave of 8 weeks.
- An employee assistance program (EAP) for you and your family, including emotional, psychological, Financial counselling and wellbeing services.
- We are committed to celebrating the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We offer ceremonial andNAIDOC leave and have established a support network for our First Nations staff, to build relationships, share knowledge and debrief.
Check out more employee benefits for you and your loved ones on our careers page.
Are you ready to imagine the possibilities? Here’s how to apply
Click ‘Apply now’ and go to our LLW Careers page and submit your application.
Note: we only accept applications through our Careers page.
Applications will be considered as they are received and may be shortlisted prior to the advertisement closing.
Lives Lived Well is an equal employment opportunity employer. We encourage applications from a diverse range of social, cultural and gender backgrounds that reflect our community including First Peoples.
Confirmation of employment will be subject to candidate's possession of a Current Australian Drivers Licence, and Working with Children Check.