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Mental Health Clinician - Port Pirie

Neami National

Medicare Mental Health Centre (formerly known as Head to Health)

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

Position details

  • Full Time Permanent
  • Classification: Health Professional Level 2 with a salary range of $88,406- $98,899 per annum + Superannuation
  • 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
  • Generous above-award pay and entitlements (see details below)
  • Location: Port Pirie, 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 Port Pirie Medicare Mental Health Centre offers a transdisciplinary approach in supporting people. Peer Support Workers and clinical staff collaborate to come alongside guests and make sense of what is important in responding to needs and connecting in the community.

Mental Health Clinicans come alongside guests in offering needs assessments and interventions using different discipline skills, to support mental health outcomes for guests accessing the service. Mental Health Clinicians offer short tomedium term supports in supporting the guest transition from the satellite service to holistic and integrated care in the community. This support will include clinical needs assessment, collaborative care planning and group facilitation where required.

What you will bring to the role

Mental Health Clinician will have registration with the relevant accreditation body in the discipline field. It is a responsibility of Mental Health Clinicians to maintain all registration requirements and continuing professional development as below:

  • Social Worker - Eligibility for membership to the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) with no outstanding professional competency or ethical issues, or complaints known to the AASW which may preclude membership to the association. Minimum 2 years' experience in mental health practice and current Accredited Mental Health Social Work endorsement with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) is highly desirable.
  • Psychologist - General or Clinical Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Occupational Therapist - Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency with a current annual practicing certificate is essential. 2 years' experience in mental health practice and current Accredited Mental Health endorsement.
  • Mental Health Nurse - Registration as a Registered Nurse under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009 with a current annual practicing certificate from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency is essential. A relevant post registration and/or tertiary qualifications in mental health nursing would be highly desirable. Credentialed status with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN) would be highly desirable.

What will Neami offer in return?

  • Generous additional leave entitlements including 16 weeks Paid Parental Leave, 6 weeks Paid Partner Leave, 2 days Wellness Leave, 2 days additional Carer's Leave and 3 days Compassionate Leave per occasion
  • Access to paid study leave and discipline-specific paid external supervision
  • 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 the role requires

  • National Criminal History Check (police check) - disclosable outcomes considered
  • Current Working with Children Check - required before commencement of work
  • Current Australian drivers licence and access to a car
  • Australian working rights

How to Apply

The terms and conditions of the role are listed in the position description which can be found on the Neami Job Vacancy portal (select paper clip icon).

To apply for this position, please:

  • Click the 'Apply Now' button where you will need to create a username and password.
  • Upload your resume and cover letter.

Applications: “Apply now! We will recruit this role as soon as the right candidate applies, so please apply as soon as possible so you don’t miss out on this great opportunity!”

When applying for this position, you are asked to tell us about your previous work experience, your suitability for this role and your answers to any target questions (where asked).

Please include in your application how you would prefer to be contacted (whether via email, text or phone call).

If you have any further questions not addressed in the job advertisement or position description, or if you require any adjustments to participate in the recruitment process, please contact:

Kelly Buttignol | Senior Manager Operations Projects | [email protected] using the subject line: Mental Health Clinician - Port Pirie enquiry via EthicalJobs.

If you are excited about this role, but only meet some of the requirements, we encourage you to call or email us to talk about this opportunity. We're passionate about creating opportunities and supporting professional development.

If your application is shortlisted:

  • We may invite you to have an informal phone conversation to discuss the role and get to know more about your experience and interest and answer your questions.
  • We may invite you to an interview (which may be in person or conducted online via Microsoft Teams) with up to three panel members from Neami.

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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