Psychologist, Social Worker, RN, OT – Mobile Assessment & Treatment Team

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24 August 2021
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headspace aims to reduce the burden of disease in young people aged 12-25 years caused by mental health and related substance use disorders through early identification and effective, evidence-based intervention. Services are delivered by primary care and specialist providers working together within a unified, accessible and integrated service framework. 

  •  Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, Registered Nurse
  • Full time until 30 June 2022 in Mount Druitt
  • Attractive rates + Generous salary packaging benefits

Role Overview:

The overall aims of clinical care within the Mobile Assessment and Treatment Team service will include:

  • The early detection of those young people who are experiencing, or are at risk of early psychosis or a first episode of psychosis
  • To reduce the duration of untreated psychosis in order to minimise the impact of a first episode of psychosis on the normal developmental trajectory of the young person and the impact on the family/significant others
  • Intervene early and effectively with young people at risk of a first episode of psychosis to prevent the onset of psychotic illness
  • To provide a responsive and seamless access to service for young people with early psychosis and first episode psychosis and their families/significant others

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
– Provide a range of comprehensive mental health assessments and clinical interventions including; mental state examinations, bio-psychosocial assessments, risk assessments, safety planning, case formulations, crisis response and the provision of home based community engagement and treatment
– Ensure delivery of high quality care based on existing evidence  and EPPIC model of care in line with Australian Clinical Guidelines for Early Intervention in Psychosis
– Work collaboratively with young people, their families/significant others and relevant service systems to engage, respond and appropriately manage their mental health, developmental needs according to phase of illness within a recovery framework for first episode psychosis and those at risk of

Essential Criteria:

  1. Approved tertiary qualifications in relevant discipline and eligibility for membership of AHPRA or the appropriate professional body
  2. Demonstrated experience in the mental health sector with community health experience or understanding
  3. Demonstrated participation in a multidisciplinary team
  4. Experience working with patients in an acute mental health setting
  5. Experience with initiating and documenting mental health and bio-psycho-social assessments, understanding of short term psychosocial treatment for young people experiencing mental health difficulties
  6. Demonstrable interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), problem solving, and negotiation skills
  7. Demonstrated ability to actively engage, collaborate and treatment plan with young people, their families and/or significant others
  8. Understanding of and ability to access up to date evidence based practices
  9. Ability and commitment to provide home/ community based acute care in settings best for engaging, collaborating and treatment planning with a young person and their family/significant others
  10. Knowledge and understanding of early psychosis and first episode psychosis rationale and principles, along with the developmental stages of young people and the impact that a first episode of psychosis has on a young person’s development and on the family/significant other
  11. Ability to be innovative in clinical approaches and engagement with young people and their families/significant others
  12. Ability to maintain the philosophy, standards, guidelines, policies and protocols of the EPPIC model and the organisation and to promote the early intervention and recovery of young people with a first episode of psychosis
  13. Knowledge of relevant legislation such as the Mental Health Act (2007) and the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act (1998) and other relevant legislation
  14. Ability to use relevant Information Technology and electronic recording systems and data management tools
  15. Willingness and understanding of importance to engage in clinical supervision
To Apply, click the Apply button & attach your Resume and Cover Letter addressing the Essential criteria.

What we offer:

An attractive salary with generous NFP salary packaging benefits, along with professional development and training opportunities in a friendly work environment.

This is your opportunity to promote hope and recovery in peoples lives!

Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted and must be prepared to undergo a Criminal Check and Working with Children Check.

Enquiries only to rrivera@uniting.org . To Apply do not email cv but click Apply button.

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