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Health Professional Level 3 - Youth Counsellor

ACT Government Health - Canberra, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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JOB DESCRIPTION

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Our Vision: Creating exceptional health care together.
Our Role: To be a health service that is trusted by our community.
Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind.

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)—a catchment of approximately 400,000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley.

CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:

  • The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services.
  • University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services.
  • Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services provide a range of health services from prevention and treatment through to recovery and maintenance at a number of locations and in varied environments for people suffering from mental health issues.
  • Four Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
  • Seven community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.
  • A range of community based health services including Early Childhood Services, Youth and Women’s Health, Dental Health, Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Services.
Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services (MHJHADS) provide health services directly and through partnerships with community organisations. The services provided range from prevention and treatment to recovery, maintenance of wellbeing and harm minimisation. The participation of people accessing our services, their families and carers is encouraged in all aspects of service planning and delivery. The Division works in partnership with a range of government and non-government service providers to ensure the best possible outcomes for clients.
The Division delivers services at a number of locations, including hospital inpatient and outpatient settings, community health centres, detention centres, other community settings including people’s home. These services include:
  • Adult Acute Mental Health Services
  • Adult Community Mental Health Services
  • Alcohol and Drug Services
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
  • Justice Health Services, and
  • Rehabilitation and Specialty Mental Health Services
Overview of the Work Area and Position

The Alcohol and Drug Services (ADS) is a part of the division of Mental Health, Justice Health and Alcohol and Drug Services (MHJHADS), which is contemporary, evidence, based service providing high quality alcohol and other drug services that are guided by the principles of harm minimisation. The ADS provide a range of specialist services for people affected by alcohol and other drug use incorporating six areas including:
  • Opioid Treatment Services.
  • Medical Services.
  • Consultation and Liaison Service.
  • 10 bed Inpatient Withdrawal Service.
  • Police and Court Drug Diversion Service.
  • Counselling and Treatment Services.
The Counselling and Treatment Service (CTS), is a contemporary, client-centred, stepped, integrated model of treatment using evidence-based service providing high quality care, guided by principles of harm minimisation. Services include the provision of counselling, psychotherapy and a range of psycho educational and therapeutic groups with people who have hazardous or harmful alcohol and other drug use as well as substance abuse and substance disorders.
The Youth Drug and Alcohol Program (YDAP) is a tertiary service within CTS for young people from 12 -25 years with complex alcohol and drug issues, both within a custodial environment, community health centres and outreach settings.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:
Mandatory:For Social Work:
  • Degree in Social Work
  • Professional membership or eligibility for professional membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
  • Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of three years (ideal five years) post-qualification experience.
For Psychology:
  • Be registered or be eligible for general registration with Psychology Board of Australia under AHPRA.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of three years (ideal five years) post-qualification experience.
  • Highly Desirable: Psychology Board of Australia endorsement or eligibility for endorsement as Principal and/or Secondary supervisor for 4+2 Internship program
For Counselling: - Eligible qualification pathways
Pathway 1
Minimum five-year full-time (or part-time equivalent) sequence of study made up of:
(i) Minimum three-year undergraduate Bachelor-level accredited degree in a health-related discipline (psychology, social work, occupational therapy or other discipline considered relevant)
AND
(ii)Minimum two-year full-time (or part-time equivalent) post-graduate study in counselling via a Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) or Australian Counselling Association (ACA) accredited course;
OR
(iii)Three-year part-time Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapy (ANZAP) training in the Conversational Model.
Pathway 2
Minimum three-year undergraduate Bachelor of Counselling degree via a PACFA or ACA accredited course
AND
(i) Minimum one-year full-time (or part-time equivalent) post-graduate study in counselling via a PACFA or ACA accredited course
OR
(ii) Three-year part-time ANZAP training in the Conversational Model.
  • Demonstrated evidence of eligibility for listing on the Australian Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (ARCAP) as either a Division A PACFA minimum Clinical Registrant or Division B ACA minimum Level 3.
Desirable:
  • Hold a current driver’s licence
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Comply with CHS credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for allied health professionals.
  • Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.
Note: This is a full time temporary position for a period of six months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency.

Duties
  • Provide a high level of skilled clinical assessments and treatments across a range of clinical areas to young people and adults with complex issues as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Promote positive client outcomes through the provision of high-quality clinical services with family/carer involvement.
  • Consult, network and liaise with external community agencies/groups to develop partnerships for the best service delivery outcomes for young people and their families/carers.
  • Initiate, coordinate and/or contribute to quality improvement activities, health promotion activities and education in relation to client programs and services and policies and procedures applicable to professional and organisational practice.
  • Participate in supervision, continuing professional development and performance management as well as provide professional supervision and/or training to other staff and students as required.
  • Complete clinical and administrative processes for data collection, reporting and evaluation.
  • Undertaking other duties as directed, within the approved scope of clinical practice ensuring the delivery of high-quality person and family centred, safe and high-quality patient care.
Selection Criteria

These are the key criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your curriculum vitae and experience. Your statement of claims against the Selection Criteria should summarise how your skills and experiences would enable you to fulfil the responsibilities of the position. It is therefore in the interests of candidates to present their application in a way that demonstrates significant outcomes associated with each of the criteria, as well as the capabilities and behaviours that underpin them.

1.Proven experience in the provision of complex alcohol and other drug assessment and treatment services within a multidisciplinary context.
2.Understanding of services and policy direction in the alcohol and other drug sector particularly the ACT Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drug Strategy, 2018 - 2021.
3.Demonstrated knowledge/experience of working within a quality improvement framework to deliver evidence based best practice.
4.Demonstrated commitment to organisational requirements such as supervision, continuing professional development and performance management.
5.Demonstrates a commitment to Work, Health and Safety (WHS) and the positive patient experience and displays behaviour consistent with Canberra Health Service’s values of Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind.

How to Apply

To complete your application, you must prepare responses to the Selection Criteria and upload this as part of your application along with a current curriculum vitae. For more information on how to apply go to http://www.health.act.gov.au/employment/how-apply.

For further information about the position and a copy of the performance expectations and jobs demands checklist, please contact the Contact Officer above.

Job: Allied Health
Salary Range: 95,883.00 - 106,044.00
Contact Name: Katherine Soulsby
Contact Email: kate.soulsby@act.gov.au
Closing Date: 26/Apr/2021, 8:59:00 AM

Canberra, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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