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Psychologist / Senior Clinician - Aged Care

  • 495412
  • Youth and Families - Counsellor, Therapist, Psychologist and Facilitator
  • Youth and Families - Management
  • Full time closed period contract

The “Continuing to be Me” C2bMe@Home program is a comprehensive in reach person centred model of care designed to enable older persons living in home facing isolation during Covid-19. It is designed to reinforce identity and purpose, increase connectedness, develop hope, reduce symptomatology, and optimise function so they can continue to live with dignity. C2bMe offers low and medium intensity interventions through therapeutic interventions delivered by skilled mental health clinicians that are tailored to the older person's needs.

  • Psychologist, Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker
  • Opportunity to promote hope and recovery in peoples lives
  • Attractive Rate + Generous Salary Packaging Benefits

Role Overview

The C2bMe@Home Senior Clinician role involves 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 therapy and groups, and liaising with GPs and other stakeholders. They will support consumers in their psychological recovery from isolation aiming to optimise functioning of consumers to continue living with dignity.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

1) Work as a part of the multidisciplinary team to ensure participants are identified and have access to the services in a timely manner.
2) Provide comprehensive and evidence based therapeutic interventions including in home functional recovery activities in line with the Service Delivery Principles of C2bMe
3) Plan, manage and implement care plans and wellness plans in collaboration with the consumer, carer, and other members of the integrated care team including GPs
4) To deliver capacity building and education sessions to family and carers
5) To be innovative in clinical service provision, and to contribute to current evidence-based practice.
6) Commitment to the continued development of clinical skills, through participation in clinical supervision and use of evidence-based best practice according to the philosophy, standards, guidelines, and protocols of the service

Essential Criteria:
1. Relevant tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Social Work, Registered Nursing, or Occupational Therapy including current registration or eligibility to register with respective professional body.
2. 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.
3. Experience working with specific populations of elderly people (e.g. Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander populations, CALD)
4. Previous experience in delivering therapeutic interventions for elderly people 65+ years and 50+ for Aboriginal Elders
5. Demonstrated ability to work independently and is required to exercise independent judgment on routine matters.
6. Demonstrated ability to independently apply professional knowledge and judgment when performing novel, complex, or critical tasks specific to the discipline.
7. Demonstrated experience and a good understanding of working with older persons, and in supporting older people’s mental wellbeing.
8. Demonstrated skills in decision making, problem solving, negotiation and crisis- management.
9. Experience delivering contemporary, evidence-based practices and therapeutic interventions for older persons.
10. An understanding of recovery model principles and ability to implement these in clinical practice.
11. Ability to effectively engage consumers and their families, as well as other stakeholders, including the ability to be creative and flexible.
12. A high level of interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), problem solving and negotiation skills and demonstrated ability to consult, liaise and negotiate within a multidisciplinary team.
13. Demonstrated ability to collaboratively plan and deliver individualised psychological interventions to meet the needs of consumers based on a case formulation approach.
14. Ability to use relevant information technology, electronic recording systems and data management tools Ability to use relevant information technology, electronic recording systems and data management tools.
15. Knowledge of relevant legislation such as the Mental Health Act (2007)
16. Mandatory Influenza vaccine compliance
17. Current NSW Driver’s License
Desirable Criteria:
1. Experience in collaborative partnerships and residential aged care services

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 rrivera@uniting.org or 0438 206 164. To Apply do not email cv but click Apply button.

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