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Mental Health Clinician - Care Hub - Bendigo

Bendigo Community Health Services

about us

The Loddon Care Hub is being funded by Department of Families, Fairness and Housing. This trial model brings together placement options, family services and outreach support to minimise the time a child or young person spends in care, and maximise the likelihood of successful reunification with family, by coordinating and enhancing:

  • Placement options (foster and residential care);
  • Therapeutic and cultural support;
  • Family work and outreach support;
  • Mental health and alcohol and other drugs support.

the position

The Care Hub will provide early assessment, planning and wrap around supports in a single coordinated team for children and young people who are first time entrants into care. The average duration of time in the Care Hub is expected to be six weeks in placement and/or up to 12 weeks with outreach support.

The Care Hub will be led by Anglicare Victoria, and be delivered by a consortium of partners with resources, experience and expertise in care, including Bendigo and District Aboriginal Cooperative, Njernda Aboriginal Corporation; Berry Street Take Two; The Salvation Army; Bendigo Community Health and Youth Support and Advocacy Service.

The Mental Health Clinician will provide support to the child or young person to meet their goals, monitor their progress and assist in navigating other health and mental services.

They will assess the mental health needs of the child or young person and contribute to the plan to address these needs.

To be considered for this position you will Have:

  • A tertiary qualification and registration as a Mental Health Clinician with current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), or Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) or registration with other relevant professional association.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing assertive outreach and case management and support to children, youth and families within an empowerment framework, with a comprehensive understanding of best practice principles, consent, advocacy and confidentiality. 
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in assessment and identifying risk in families. 
  • Ability to provide vaccination status information that meets the requirements for healthcare workers.

This full-time fixed term position is expected to continue until 30 June 2024.

Relocation costs can form part of the package for this role.

For further information about the position contact Peter Richardson on 03 5406 1322 or go to our website.

Bendigo Community Health Services encourages applications from individuals of all backgrounds and abilities.

For further information, please refer to the attached Position Description.

To submit your application, click Apply Now.

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