Psychologist or Mental Health Social Worker

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Location:
Parramatta and Western Suburbs
Closing:
February 12, 2022

Head to Health is a mental health service servicing consumer of all ages and is aimed at increasing access to mental health supports through COVID safe face-face, telephone and video appointments (led by consumer choice). The service will also provide service navigation supports and link consumers in with the most appropriate supports in the timeliest manner. Referrals into the service will operate a no wrong door approach and can either be facilitated via walk-ins and/or a centralised intake line managed by the Primary Health Network.

  • Psychologist, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Registered Nurse
  • 2 Full time positions until 30 June 2022 in Parramatta – possible extension
  • Attractive rates + Generous salary packaging benefits

Role Overview:

The Clinician role is an integral part of the multidisciplinary team. This role involves provision of comprehensive, evidence-based clinical care coordination, assessment, and psychological interventions to consumers where required.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • To provide primary mental health support to consumers by establishing links with key stakeholders, clinical pathways, community organisations and utilization of existing partnerships to provide holistic care.
  • Provide triage and assessment to consumers accessing support via Head to Health using a holistic biopsychosocial approach
  • To provide care co-ordination to consumers to assist them in achieving the goals and action outlined in their care/management plan
  • To provide short term intervention using Best Practice Models for consumers of Head to Health, in a one-to-one or group setting

Essential Criteria: 

  • Approved tertiary qualifications in Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Psychology or Social Work with full registration with AHPRA or eligible for membership with the AASW.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience of clinical practice field (excluding placements) within the mental health providing high quality triage, assessment and evidence based psychological interventions where required.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaboratively plan and coordinate a comprehensive bio-psycho- social approach and interventions to meet the needs of consumers.
  • Willingness to work independently or with professional supervision from more senior members of the profession or health team when performing novel, complex, or critical tasks
  • Ability and willingness to maintain documentation of clinical care and actively contribute to clinical review processes and planning for consumers within a recovery framework.
  • Contribute to the evaluation and analysis of guidelines, policies and procedures applicable to their clinical/professional work and may be required to contribute to the supervision of discipline specific students.
  • Demonstrated a commitment or willingness to continue professional development, contribute to workplace education through clinical supervision, training and education through the provision of seminars, lectures or in-services.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation such as the Mental Health Act (2007) and other relevant legislation
  • Current NSW Driver’s License

Desirable:

  • Experience working in a strengths-based recovery framework.
  • Experience working in an NGO
To Apply, click the Apply button & attach your Resume and Cover Letter addressing the Position criteria.

Benefits & Culture

Uniting is proud to be an EEO employer. Uniting supports an inclusive approach in the workplace. We celebrate our diversity and welcome staff regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity and lifestyle choices. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

  • Ongoing training & development
  • Generous Salary packaging benefits
  • Career development opportunities in a large organization

At Uniting we believe vaccination to be the best way to keep our employees and clients safe from COVID-19.  We require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

Enquiries to Talent Acquisition Specialist Rose Rivera on 0438 206 164 or rrivera@uniting.org .  Ref 496961

 

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February 12, 2022
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