Service Manager /Senior Psychologist, Continuing to be Me, Coffs Harbour /North Coast NSW

27 August 2021
The “Continuing to be Me” C2bMe@Home program is a comprehensive in reach person centred model of care designed to reduce the impact of physical distancing restrictions associated with Covid-19 on the mental health and well-being of older people living in the North Coast of NSW region
The C2bMe@home model uses trauma informed practice to reinforce identity and purpose, increases connectedness, develops hope, reduces symptomatology, and optimises functioning so that Older People can continue to live with dignity in the community.It offers low and medium intensity interventions through therapeutic groups & individual clinical care led by skilled health professionals.
  • Service Manager – Senior Psychologist – Mental Health – Aged Care
  • Full time until 30 June 2022 in Coffs Harbour /North Coast NSW 
  • Attractive rates + Generous salary packaging benefits
Role Overview:
The C2bMe@Home Service Manager /Senior Psychologist role involves independent provision of comprehensive, evidence-based clinical care coordination, psychological and psychosocial interventions consistent with the model of care. The Service Manager will be responsible for individual and group-based therapy, liaising with GPs, home care providers, LHD, local community organisations, and families and carers. They will support consumers in their psychological recovery from isolation aiming to optimise functioning to continue living with dignity.
Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  1. Manage provision of services within the program, including program coordination and case management.
  2. Early engagement and relationship building with stakeholders including GPs, Older Persons Mental Health Network, Home Care organisations and community based and controlled organisations including culturally specific services.
  3. Act as mental health “triage” including administering pre-clinical psychological assessment measures, review, and evaluation of client files/incident reports, and staff supervision and support.
  4. Manage the day-to-day operations of the programme, monitoring activities against the programme workplan to ensure contractual obligations are met
  5. Provide clinical and corporate leadership team members by fostering open communication, establishing collaborative goals and facilitating professional development opportunities for team members.

 Essential Criteria:

  1. Registered Psychologist and full membership with AHPRA and certified board approved Supervisor or meets supervision criteria
  2. Minimum 5 years of clinical expertise and 3 years of clinical leadership experience
  3. Proven expertise in the application of evidence based clinical practice in delivering mental health interventions for older people including case management and therapeutic care
  4. Experience in the coordination of individualised psychological and recovery-based interventions for older people based on a case formulation approach
  5. Demonstrated ability to supervise, lead and manage a clinical team with the ability to exercise a high level of professional judgement when performing a range of complex critical tasks. 
  6. Demonstrated ability to allocate resources, set priorities and ensure budgets are met within the services to deliver strategic outcomes
  7. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement work plans to achieve service targets or contractual obligations.  
  8. Demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders including GPs, LHD, community groups, consumers, families and carers.
  9. Knowledge of relevant legislation such as the Mental Health Act (2007) and other relevant legislation
  10. Ability to maintain the relevant philosophy, standards and policies of the applicable models across various clinical programs to promote the recovery of consumers.
  11. Mandatory Influenza vaccine compliance
  12. Current Driver’s License 

Desirable Criteria:

  1. Experience in Aged Care Mental Health
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.

Enquiries only to . To Apply do not email cv but click Apply button.


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