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Mental Health Nurse Aged Care - Wollongong

Parramatta Mission - Wollongong, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


The “Continuing to be Me” (C2bMe) program of Parramatta Mission 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 groups & individual clinical care led by skilled allied health professionals.

  • Work locally in Wollongong region - Full time or Part time
  • Contract until December 2021
  • Attractive rates + Generous Salary Packaging Benefits (Pay Less Tax!)
Job Description

Job Description:
The C2bMe MH Nurse role involves independent provision of comprehensive, evidence-based clinical care coordination, psychological and psychosocial interventions consistent with the model of care. The MH Nurse will be responsible for individual and group-based therapy. They will support consumers in their psychosocial recovery from isolation aiming to optimise functioning of clients 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 or carers

Desired Skills and Experience

Essential Criteria:
1. Relevant tertiary qualifications in Mental Health Nursing, 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. Demonstrated ability to work independently and is required to exercise independent judgment on routine matters
4. Demonstrated ability to independently apply professional knowledge and judgment when performing novel, complex, or critical tasks specific to the discipline
5. Demonstrated experience and a good understanding of working with older persons, and in supporting older people's mental wellbeing
6. Demonstrated skills in decision making, problem solving, negotiation and crisis-management.
7. Experience delivering contemporary, evidence-based practices and therapeutic interventions for older persons
8. An understanding of recovery model principles and ability to implement these in clinical practice
9. Ability to effectively engage consumers and their families, as well as other stakeholders, including the ability to be creative and flexible
10. 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.
11. Demonstrated ability to collaboratively plan and deliver individualised psychological interventions to meet the needs of consumers based on a case formulation approach
12. Ability to use relevant information technology, electronic recording systems and data management tools
13. Knowledge of relevant legislation such as the Mental Health Act (2007)
14. Mandatory Influenza vaccine compliance
15. Current NSW Driver's License

Desirable Criteria:
1. Experience in collaborative partnerships residential aged care services
2. Experience working with specific populations of elderly people (e.g. Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander populations, CALD)
3. Previous experience in delivering therapeutic interventions for elderly people 65+ years and 50+ for Aboriginal Elders

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

What we offer:

A competitive salary with generous NFP salary sacrificing options, 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 and provide Working with Children Clearance.

Parramatta Mission encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds.

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Find out more about Us at Parramatta Mission by clicking on the link:

Parramatta Mission

Wollongong, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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