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Private Practitioner - Psychologist or Social Worker FT or PT - Penrith

  • 498221
  • Youth and Families - Allied Health
  • Youth and Families - Counsellor, Therapist, Psychologist and Facilitator
  • Contractor (not paid by Uniting)

LikeMind program run by Uniting provides free and confidential integrated services for adults experiencing mental health concerns, as well as their families and carers. LikeMind aims to establish partnerships across sectors and brings together existing community services to one accessible and engaging community space to develop an integrated service hub of co-located help and support. The program uses a consumer-driven recovery model to work together with consumers to address their mental health needs.

  • Flexible Full time or Part time in Penrith
  • Full admin support + multi-disciplinary team
  • Opportunity to provide some service via Telehealth

Role Overview

The Private practitioner will provide MBS funded LikeMind clinical services or NDIS therapy services, ensuring that the clinical activities you deliver are within your relevant professional and individual scope of practice; are evidence based; are of high quality; and demonstrate a holistic approach to client management.

Key Responsibilities

Operational

  • Engaged to provide adult friendly mental health services within the LikeMind service.
  • Deliver evidence-based interventions.
  • Maintain accurate and timely case notes and records in approved case management database system as required by LikeMind.
  • Complete LikeMind minimum data set.
  • Work within an integrated service delivery model which incorporates private practitioners and allied health and welfare services.
  • Participate in regular care co-ordination meetings and multi-disciplinary team meetings to ensure appropriate clinical service pathway and service delivery.

Essential Criteria:

This position would suit an individual who can demonstrate:

  • Full registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA);
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in the assessment, diagnosis and provision of evidence-based treatments of mental health disorders;
  • Evidence based practice and previous experience in delivering psychological interventions and writing reports;
  • A flexible and solutions focused approach to practice;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication skills (telephone, verbal and written) and report writing skills along with the ability to liaise with external organisations;
  • Good computer literacy and experience with electronic medical records software;
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills;
  • Be willing to undertake a Working with Children Check and a separate Criminal History check;
  • Have an ABN or be able to obtain one;

Benefits

This opportunity has competitive industry conditions including:

  • Very attractive and very competitive profit share arrangement for service provision;
  • Consulting space and full administrative support which includes billing, appointment confirmations/reminders and room bookings all taken care of for you;
  • A supportive, flexible and autonomous work environment;
  • Ongoing referrals from Global Skills and the ability to deliver services flexibly via telehealth;
  • Opportunity to be a valued member of an innovative adult mental health service

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

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. 

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.

If this rewarding position appeals to you, we would love to talk.  For further information, please contact Kellie Smith, Practice Manager on 0409 425 661 or ksmith@uniting.org.

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