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Mental Health Nurse - Living and Learning Centre - Strathpine

Neami National

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

This position is a designated role developed in response to COVID-19 as part of the COVID- 19 mental health in-reach services for Older Australians. The overall objective of the initiative is to reduce the disproportional impact of physical distancing measures associated with COVID-19 on the mental health and wellbeing of older people.

The Older Persons Mental Health Nurse will join our multidisciplinary team in delivering a range of integrated stepped care mental health services from Neami’s Living and Learning Centre at Strathpine. The Living and Learning Centre operates within the Prince Charles Hospital catchment and will be open Monday to Friday 8am-5pm with some weekend and evening programming capacity in response to identified need. The Centre has been funded by the Metro North PHN as part of their Stepped Care suite of strategies.

The Centre Team is made up of Clinicians, Well Being Coaches and Lived Experience Workers.

About the Role

  • Part Time
  • Maximum Term Contract until 31 December 2021
  • Location: Strathpine
  • Between Monday to Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm (Flexible)

Core duties

  • Assess and screen referrals using appropriate tools, policies and procedures
  • Engage consumers and develop trusting and professional relationships
  • Focus interventions of connecting and reconnecting older people to appropriate services, support and social networks (including where services may have been disrupted by the pandemic)
  • Coordinate client therapeutic interventions by formulating client plans in collaboration with the client, family/carers, staff and external workers and agencies, including making internal and external referrals as needed

Mandatory requirements:

  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Australian Working Rights
  • A current drivers licence
  • Police check (refer to PD) – disclosable outcomes considered
  • The Mental Health Nurse will be expected to be Registered Nurse registered through APHRA with extensive mental health experience. Being credentialed, or working towards accreditation, with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN) is highly desirable.

About Neami National

Neami National is a community mental health service supporting people living with mental illness to improve their health, live independently and pursue a life based on their own strengths, values and goals.

In our most recent Staff Engagement Survey, 89% of our Staff recommend Neami as a great place to work, with 87% of staff proud to say they work for Neami.

“Neami’s been amazing for career development. I’ve gone through several different types of roles and positions. Over the last 11 years there have been so many opportunities to engage with, and the organisation really supports people to do that”

We acknowledge Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities as the Traditional Custodians of the land we work on and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We recognise that their sovereignty was never ceded. Neami National is committed to cultivating inclusive environments for staff, consumers and carers. We celebrate, value and include people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, cultures, bodies and abilities. We are an environmentally conscious organisation.

Incentives include:

  • Diverse and inclusive organisation
  • Induction and extensive Learning and Development Program
  • Regular Practice Development sessions and coaching with your supervisor
  • Salary Packaging providing tax benefits available for living and entertainment expenses
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

How to apply:

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:

Nicole Colligan, Clinical Service Manager – 0428 842 550.

No recruitment agencies candidates need apply.

We celebrate multidisciplinary teams and value the rich skills and experiences brought by applicants from a range of sectors and professional backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

A position description is attached.

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