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Intake & Assessment Officer - Edwardstown

Neami National

We support individuals living with mental health challenges to achieve outcomes they value.

Position details

  • Casual Employment
  • Classification: SCHADS Level 4 with a salary range of $51.95 to $55.91 including loading
  • Salary packaging arrangements providing tax benefits available for living and entertainment expenses increasing your take home income where part of your wage is paid tax free each pay, savings thousands in tax each year
  • Location: Edwardstown, SA

About Neami National

"We're big believers in everyone having the opportunity to live a full life - and we give our all to support people to achieve wellbeing and mental health outcomes that matter to them.

For some people, this means having a stronger sense of self. For others, it may mean nurturing relationships or building the confidence to tackle tomorrow. Everyone has different life goals, and at Neami, we walk alongside people to help improve their quality of life on their terms.

We're proud to support 38,000 people living with mental health challenges across Australia and offer more than 70 services, over 45 different Indigenous lands. These services include mental health and wellbeing, housing and homelessness, and suicide prevention."

About your new role

The Intake and Assessment Officer is part of a multidisciplinary mental health team, delivering high quality mental health intake, assessment, triage, and referral services for individuals in the community who experience mental health issues and are seeking support.

The priority of the HtH PDIS is to connect people seamlessly to the most appropriate local service to meet their identified needs, consistent with the 'stepped care' approach.

Intake and Assessment Officers will provide an initial identification and assessment of individuals' needs, as well as assist people requiring general information. The officer will have responsibility for undertaking an assessment using the Commonwealth's Initial Assessment and Referral Decision Support Tool (IAR-DST), and work closely with the clinicians within the team to determine the level of clinical oversight, and key decisions required in matching people with the appropriate support service.

What will Neami offer in return?

  • Professional development through regular practice development sessions and coaching with your supervisor
  • Ongoing extensive in-house Learning and Development programs to encourage learning and skill-building
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through TELUS - providing holistic health and wellness supports and resources to Neami staff and their immediate family
  • Flexible work arrangements are available for maintaining your work-life balance

What you will bring to the role

  • A valid working with Children Card.
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check. Criminal record checks are mandatory for all new appointments. Neami will cover the cost of an Australian check. Where a new employee has lived outside of Australia for 12 months or more within the last 10 years, the cost of an International check will be borne by the applicant
  • You must maintain a right to work in Australia, in the position and location of employment during your employment with Neami. You must comply with all terms of any such grant of a right to work in Australia.
  • Compliant with SA Health workplace health and safety requirements, including Requirements for Workers in Healthcare Settings.
  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of mental health intake, assessment and supporting consumers with presenting mental health concerns
  • Engage consumers, using a strengths-based approach.
  • Experience working with client information systems, maintaining accurate documentation and data collection.
  • Proven ability to work autonomously and collaboratively within a team.
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and build trust to deal with sensitive and difficult situations in an empathetic manner.
  • Ability to adapt communication style to meet the needs of a diverse range of people.
  • Proven ability to work productively in a changing and agile environment.

What the role requires

  • National Criminal History Check (police check) - disclosable outcomes considered
  • Current Working with ChildrenCheck - required before commencement of work
  • Australian working rights

How to Apply

The terms and conditions of the role are listed in the attached position description (please select the paperclip icon). If you have any further questions not addressed in the job advertisement or position description, please contact:

  • Diana Calic | Clinical Service Manager | [email protected], using the subject line: Intake & Assessment Officer - Edwardstown enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Be Yourself - Neami values and celebrates diversity including multidisciplinary teams and the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that is accessible, inclusive and reflects the community in which we live.

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