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Community Adult Mental Health Clinician

Western Sydney Local Health District - Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Social Worker Level 1/ 2, Occupational Therapist Level 1/ 2, Psychologist, Registered Nurse
Remuneration: Dependent on qualifications
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ236099

Where you'll be working
Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) is responsible for providing primary and secondary health care for people living in the Auburn, Blacktown, and The Hills Shire, Holroyd and Parramatta Local Government Areas (LGAs) and tertiary care to residents of the Greater Western Region. We are committed to our vision of 'better health services for the people of western Sydney and beyond' and to the delivery of health care or related services in line with our core values of collaboration, openness, respect and empowerment.

What you'll be doing
Western Sydney Local Health District Mental Health Services is committed to building a professional workforce that supports consumers with a severe and persistent mental illness on their recovery journey.

The primary purpose of this role is to provide person-centred recovery-oriented mental health service incorporating whole person approach and life course approach to people with chronic persistent mental illness and complex psychosocial needs living in Wester Sydney Local Health District Area. As the member of a multidisciplinary team this role is required to perform mental health triage, comprehensive mental health assessment, psychological and family interventions, and ongoing care co-ordination and discharge planning in collaboration with other services such as inpatient units, police, ambulance, government and non-government agencies, etc.

A primary goal of this position is to work collaboratively with staff, consumers and other agencies (both within WSLHD and non-government organisations) to promote the effective participation in mental health treatment and recovery. This may include working on quality improvement and service delivery projects as part of the role.

People with disabilities who meet the selection criteria are encouraged to apply; and where required, WSLHD will implement reasonable adjustment consistent with industry standard.

Stepping Up aims to assist Aboriginal job applicants by providing information about applying for roles in NSW Health organisations. For more information, please visit: http://www.steppingup.health.nsw.gov.au/ Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Please note: To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.

Essential Criteria:

Qualification: Relevant tertiary qualifications as a Registered Nurse, Psychologist, or Occupational Therapist or Social Worker.
Registration: Full registration with AHPRA as a Registered Nurse, Psychologist, or Occupational Therapist OR for Social Workers, eligibility to be a member of the AASW.

Selection Criteria:

  • Demonstrated skills in mental health and discipline specific assessments and interventions and experience working with people with severe and persistent mental illness.
  • Demonstrated understanding and ability to work within experience working in a team and/or knowledge of the principles that guide service delivery within this model of practice
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate meaningfully with consumers and carers with a commitment and understanding of recovery principles in mental health service provision.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of NSW Mental Health Act, 2007.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills including verbal, written, and good interpersonal skills.
  • Computer competence and literacy including the use of database systems.
  • Current Drivers Licence valid within Australia

Need more information?

2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Kathy-Anne Audley on Kathy-Anne.Audley@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 17th June 2021

Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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