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Health And Security Assistant (Temporary Full-time) - St George Mental Health - Night Shifts Only

NSW Government - Sutherland, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


Employment Type: Temporary Full Time until 03 October 2021
Position Classification: Health and Security Assistant
Remuneration: $55,445.99 per annum
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ233381

Position Tagline

We are currently looking for an empathic and intuitive Health & Security Assistant with experience in Security and great people skills to join our caring and compassionate team.

This is a unique opportunity to work in a fast paced, dynamic team, providing quality safety and security services to patients, staff and visitors in an acute mental healthcare setting. Great support available, long term career opportunities available for the right candidate who can work closely with the nursing team adhering to the principles of low conflict, high therapy interaction and engagement to provide the best possible care and outcomes for patients.

Experience in a health related field is highly desirable.

Where you'll be working

Mental Health Inpatient Unit, St George Mental Health Service, located on the St George Hospital campus, 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 Health and Security Assistant is an important member of the multi-disciplinary team who will provide a local response to incidents, maintain general safety of the unit and interact with patients in a wide variety of situations and contexts. These include:

  • Immediate response to critical incidents 
  • Escorting patients to other departments/appoinments 
  • Assisting with the cleaniness of the unit 
  • Assist with daily unit activity program 
  • Ensure that daily enviromental searches of the unit are being carried out. 
  • Testing and recording of duress alarms on a routine basis.
  • Responsible for checking and maintaining eqipment on the unit and ensuring it is in good working order.
  • Also the potential to work in any of the Mental Health Inpatient Unit as required.

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. Demonstrated understanding of mental health issues an an ability to work within an acute mental health setting.
  2. Commitment to interact with patients and facilitate unit activities.
  3. Demonstrated ability to perform duties and tasks with minimal supervision.
  4. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively as a team member.
  5. Good written/verbal skills and sound computer and keyboard skills
  6. Current Class 1 C NSW drivers licence (unrestricted) and Current 1 A Security licence.
  7. Demonstrated experience in the security and or health industry and knowledge of duress alarm systems
  8. Sound knowledge of WH&S issues and understanding of the requirement for strict confidentiality.

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 Billy Carlon on [email protected] 

Applications Close: Sunday, 20 June 2021

Sutherland, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency


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