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Mental Health Clinician (Temporary Part-time) - Acute Care Team, Community Mental Health, St George Mental Health Service

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District - Sutherland, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Employment Type: Temporary Part Time
Position Classification: Mental Health Professionals
Remuneration: $32.46- $50.46 per hour
Hours Per Week: 36
Requisition ID: REQ210113

SESLHD is committed to creating a workplace that reflects the diversity of our community. This will help ensure our employees, our patients and their carers, feel supported. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply.

Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.

An exciting opportunity exists for a Mental Health Clinician looking for a challenge and who wants to develop their skills and experience and making a positive difference in peoples’ lives working as part of the Acute Care Mental Health Team at St George Mental Health Service.

The team provides acute care and crisis services to mental health clients in the St George catchment area, or who present to the emergency department of St George Hospital.

Where you'll be working
Acute Care Team, St George Community Mental Health, based at Kirk Place, Kogarah

What you'll be doing

The vision for South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) is ‘exceptional care, healthier lives’. SESLHD is committed to enabling our community to be healthy and well, and to providing the best possible compassionate care when people need it. 

Plan, coordinate and deliver high quality acute mental health care to consumers consistent with South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) policies, procedures and standards. The hours of work involve a 7 day rotating roster with morning and afternoon shifts.

The role involves a range of specialist mental health interventions within a multidisciplinary team including triage, comprehensive assessments, risk assessments, clinical formulation, management of risks and safety planning, brief psycho-education and close liaison with all relevant stakeholders as part of collaborative care and discharge planning.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Tertiary qualifications in Social Work and eligible for membership with AASW. Tertiary qualifications in Nursing, Occupational Therapy or Psychology (with a minimum four-year degree with a major in Psychology and registration with the Psychologists Board of Australia) and registered with AHPRA.
  2. Demonstrated core competency skills in Mental Health interventions in the Community and experience in providing comprehensive mental health assessments, risk assessment, safety planning and the provision of collaborative care and discharge planning.
  3. Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to proactively engage with patients/clients to enhance service delivery
  4. Demonstrated experience working with people with an acute mental illness or disorder
  5. Demonstrated experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary team and to exercise independent professional judgement on routine matters, commensurate with years of experience
  6. Demonstrated computer skills and the capacity to use health information systems
  7. Understanding and knowledge of mental health principles of consumer focused and strengths-based practices in acute community mental health setting
  8. Current unrestricted NSW Drivers Licence

Need more information?
1) Click here for the Position Description and SESLHD Expected Standards
2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Bianca Prnjatovic on [email protected]

Applications Close: 28 February, 2021

Sutherland, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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