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Mental Health Social Worker or Nurse - Head to Health Clinician

  • 498880
  • Youth and Families - Allied Health
  • Youth and Families - Counsellor, Therapist, Psychologist and Facilitator
  • Youth and Families - Nurse
  • Full time closed period contract

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, Mental Health Social Worker, Registered Nurse or Occupational therapist
  • Full time position in Parramatta (close to train station) + some Work from Home
  • $65K - $75K base (depending on experience) +Super +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.
  • To maintain and promote an awareness of primary health issues in the community e.g. GP’s, Service Providers
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and work collaboratively with clients. Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and function autonomously while being able to effectively work in a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to work independently and is required to exercise independent judgment on routine matters.
  • 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
  • A high level of interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) with a willingness to collaborate, consult and liaise with other professionals and services.
  • Ability to use relevant Information Technology and electronic recording systems and data management tools and commitment to comply with same
  • 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
  • Current Working with Children’s check
  • Desirable:

  • Prior experience of using electronic databases.
  • 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

    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
    • Ongoing training & development, including cultural awareness training
    • Career development opportunities

    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 Rose Rivera, Talent Acquisition Specialist on 0438 206 164 or .  Reference 498880

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