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Mental Health Clinician, Perinatal And Infant Mental Health Service (Pimhs),

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District - Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Employment Type: Temporary Full Time until June 2022
Position Classification: Social Worker Level 3, Occupational Therapist Level 3, Clinical Nurse Consultant Grade 1 or Clinical Psychologist
Remuneration: $97543- $119623 per annum
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ221246

Are you a netal health clinician whose strengths and experience lie in the care of mothers and families with a mental health diagnosis?

We welocmwe your application to join our team to provide care and support during the perinatal period to optimise mental, social and physical health of our consumers. We have a holistic approach to care delivery to assist women and families affected by severe and complex mental illness.

Where you'll be working

PIMHS team, 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.

The Parent and Infant Mental Health Clinician (PIMHC) (classifications range from Social Worker/Occupational Therapist Level 3/Clinical Nurse Consultant Grade 1/Psychologist/Clinical Psychologist) will work alongside the CAMHS and Adult Community Mental Health Service for the St George Mental Health Service PIMH Team. The PIMHS team aims to improve the mental health of mothers, infants and their families by screening mothers at risk of having psychosocial vulnerabilities that impact on their parenting capacity and physical health issues in the anti and post natal periods.

The PIMHC will provide both intensive mental health care and longer term care coordination and consultation for pregnant women and parents who are primary carers for an infant up to 2 years of age, and who have severe and complex mental health problems. Priority will be based on severity of parental mental illness and/or complex management or family and other social issues that impact on the care of the infant. This includes mental health assessment, support and therapeutic interventions and education to various community partners and stakeholders in building work force capabilities.
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.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Tertiary qualifications in Clinical Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapist and Nursing and eligible for membership of an appropriate professional body and approved post registration tertiary qualification relevant to adult mental health, perinatal and infant mental health or extensive clinical practice in the field of mental health; For Clinical Psychology, Masters or Doctorate degree in clinical psychology or international equivalent with full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia and specialist endorsement in the area of clinical psychology; For nursing, current Authority to Practice as Registered Nurse/Midwife and at least 5 years full time equivalent post registration experience and in addition who has approved post registration nursing/midwifery qualifications relevant to the field in which he/she is appointed, or such other qualifications or experience deemed appropriate by the public hospital or public health organisation; and current Driver’s License.
  2. Previous experience in working with parents and families with infants experiencing severe and complex parental psycho social and psychiatric problems in the perinatal period with demonstrated knowledge of the impact of mental health problems and mental illness on parenting, parent – infant relationships and infant development.
  3. Proven clinical leadership skills and experience in clinical teaching.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of computerised information systems and proven ability to utilise research / quality improvement strategies to effect changes in clinical practice
  5. Demonstrated ability to work within a multidisciplinary team
  6. Demonstrated capacity to act as an independent consultant with excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills.

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 Jacki Bracey on [email protected]

Applications Close: 25 April 2021

Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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