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Mental Health Clinician - Links to Wellbeing - Walk-in Service

Neami National

"Full citizenship for all people living with mental health issues in Australian society."

About the Role:

  • Part Time, Maximum Term Contract until 30 June 2021, possibility of extension
  • Location: GP Plus – Noarlunga
  • Health Professional and Support Services Award 2010 / Nurses Award 2010 (Attractive Above Award salary and NFP Salary Packaging)
  • After-Hours 5pm to 12pm, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights

The Walk in After Hours Service aims to improve mental health outcomes and mental health care experiences for people presenting with low acuity mental health symptoms and/or associated difficulties and their carers/families that requires more than telephone contact but may not require hospital presentation for assessment.

The Walk in After Hours Service will provide comprehensive mental health assessment and recovery focused support services in the sociable after-hours period that complement, and link with existing mainstream primary and secondary mental health services available in the in hours period as well as acute mental health services provided through the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network.

The Mental Health Clinician will work as part of a multidisciplinary mental health team to deliver focused mental health clinical services for individuals with mental health disorders in a primary care setting

Responsibilities:

The Mental Health Clinician will be responsible for:

  • Undertaking comprehensive clinical mental health assessments
  • Providing brief solution focused therapy and counselling sessions
  • Undertaking immediacy planning, referral, service linkages, appointment arrangement and follow-up, including for consumers presenting with prodromal symptoms, early warning signs of serious mental illness
  • Providing education and information.

Qualifications:

  • Qualified in one of the following disciplines and membership to associated professional body; Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, or Mental Health Nursing.
  • Social Workers – Registered member of the AASW and have AASW accreditation.

Mandatory requirements:

  • Current Working with Children Check and Vulnerable Person Check
  • Australian Working Rights
  • Drivers licence
  • Police check (refer to PD) – disclosable outcomes considered
  • At all times maintain annual registration requirements with appropriate registration authority (AASW, AHPRA) including registration standards and continuing professional development (CPD).

Consortium Context:

The Links to Wellbeing (LTW) consortium is a group of mental health and community service providers, consisting of:

  • Neami National
  • Mind Australia
  • Skylight
  • Uniting Care Wesley Bowden (UCWB)

The organisations have built upon existing strong partnerships in the primary health and community service sectors.

The Adelaide Primary Health Network have commissioned the Links to Wellbeing consortium to provide Primary Mental Health Services that will provide clinical support including psychological services, care coordination and non-clinical mental health support, which can help people to find the right support and navigate the options available to them across the stepped care continuum.

How to Apply

If you feel you have the skills and experience to succeed in this role, then PLEASE APPLY NOW!

The terms and conditions of the role are listed in the position description. If you have any further questions not addressed in the advertising words or position description, please contact:

Name: Linda Sims – Clinical Lead

Phone number: (08) 8326 3591 or Mob: 0427 798 686

Applications will be open until suitable candidate is found.

A position description is attached.

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