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Occupational Therapist

  • 500120
  • Youth and Families - Allied Health
  • Youth and Families - Counsellor, Therapist, Psychologist and Facilitator
  • Youth and Families - Nurse
  • Full time closed period contract

headspace Early Psychosis, run by Uniting, is an early intervention service for young people aged 12 to 25 years. The service provides long term case management and therapeutic intervention (up to 5 years) to young people who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis or shorter term (6 months) to those who are at risk of experiencing psychosis. 

Functional Recovery Team is one of the areas.  It gives support on daily living, social functioning, vocational and educational goals of the person.

  • Occupational Therapist / Mental Health Clinician - community mental health 
  • Full time in Mt Druitt + some Work from Home
  • Good rates +Generous salary packaging benefits

Role Overview:

The Functional Recovery Team Clinician is responsible for the intake and assessment of young people presenting to the service, determining suitability of the program, and co-ordinate care for young people within the consortium.  This includes ensuring treatment goals are met and adjusting provisions to help the young person meet their identified needs and goals.

Essential Criteria:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Occupational Therapy and AHPRA registration or Provisional registration
  • Alternatively, tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Nursing or Social Work with AHPRA registration or Provisional registration or eligible for membership with the AASW.  
  • Demonstrated experience of clinical practice within the mental health field (includes clinical placements and relevant volunteer work such as Lifeline).
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver intake, triage and biopsychosocial assessment functions, as well as risk assessment, case formulations and therapeutic interventions in line with best practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide evidence-based clinical mental health practice
  • Willingness to collaboratively plan and coordinate a comprehensive bio-psycho-social approach and interventions to meet the needs of consumers.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team and to contribute to a culture of hope, optimism and recovery for adult consumers and their families/ significant others.
  • Willingness to exercise clinical judgment on routine matters in consultation with management and their support as required.
  • Ability and willingness to maintain documentation of clinical care and actively contribute to clinical review processes and planning for consumers within a recovery framework.

Desirable Criteria

  • Ability / experience working with specific populations of young people (eg Aborigianl Torres Strait Islander populations, CALD, LGBTQI)
  • Experience working with Drug and Alcohol related issues

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, company rewards
  • Ongoing training & development, including cultural awareness training
  • Career progression and 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 Talent Acquisition Specialist Rose Rivera on 0438 206 164 or rrivera@uniting.org .  Ref 500120

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