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Mental Health Social Worker - 4 month contract with potential to continue

  • 500908
  • Youth and Families - Allied Health
  • Youth and Families - Counsellor, Therapist, Psychologist and Facilitator
  • Youth and Families - Nurse
  • Part time closed period contract

The “Continuing to be Me” (C2bMe) program of Uniting is a comprehensive in reach person centred model of care designed to enable residents living within aged care facilities with mental illness to access mental health services like those available in the community.

It is designed to reinforce identity and purpose, increase connectedness, develop hope, reduce symptomatology, and optimise function so that residents can continue to live with dignity.

C2bMe offers low and medium intensity interventions through therapeutic groups & individual clinical care led by skilled allied health professionals.

  • Mental Health Social Worker / Psychologist / RNurse / OT / Counsellor
  • Part time 3 dpw; some work WFH; 4 month contract with potential to continue
  • Attractive salary + Salary packaging benefits (pay less tax)

Role Overview:

This role is responsible for independent provision of comprehensive, evidence-based clinical care coordination, psychological and psychosocial interventions consistent with the model of care. The Senior Clinician will be responsible for individual and group-based therapy. They will support consumers in their psychosocial recovery aiming to optimise functioning of Residential Aged Care residents and those in their own homes to continue living with dignity. 

Essential Criteria

• Relevant tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Social Work, Registered Nursing, Occupational Therapy or Counsellor. Registration with AHPRA or ACA or PACFA or eligibility to register with AASW.
• Minimum 3 -5 years demonstrated and extensive assessment (excluding clinical placements) within the mental health field. Ideally with experience working with consumers experiencing mental health concerns
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and is required to exercise independent judgment on routine matters
• Demonstrated ability to independently apply professional knowledge and judgment when performing novel, complex, or critical tasks specific to the discipline
• Demonstrated experience and a good understanding of working with older persons, and in supporting older people’s mental wellbeing
• Experience delivering contemporary, evidence-based practices and therapeutic interventions for older persons
• An understanding of recovery model principles and ability to implement these in clinical practice
• Ability to effectively engage consumers and their families, as well as other stakeholders, including the ability to be creative and flexible
• Demonstrated ability to collaboratively plan and deliver individualized psychological interventions to meet the needs of consumers based on a case formulation approach
Even Better:
• Experience in collaborative partnerships residential aged care services

To Apply, click the Apply button & attach your Resume and Cover Letter addressing the Position criteria.

Benefits & culture

As an organisation we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from a diverse cultural background are encouraged to apply. 

  • Salary packaging entitlements (pay less tax), company rewards
  • Ongoing training & development, including cultural awareness training
  • Career progression & 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 rrivera@uniting.org or 0438 206 164. Ref 500908

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