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Mental Health Clinician - Head to Health Hub - Bendigo

Bendigo Community Health Services

The POSITION

Bendigo Community Health Services (BCHS) is seeking applications from people with experience in the following fields - Mental Health Nurse, Clinical Psychologist or Psychologist, Mental Health Social Worker or Occupational Therapist, Alcohol and Other Drugs Clinician with dual diagnosis experience.

This position sits with the Head to Health mental health hub and works within a multidisciplinary team and alongside existing services. Head to Health is a unique service, and the first state-wide step towards integrating the mental health system and coordinating care for people, when and where they need it most.

The service delivery includes intake, assessment, individual and group therapy, case reviews, clinical care meetings including clinical care co-ordination, client referral, educational programs, service liaison, client advocacy, and other tasks as identified to address client needs.

The focus of the role is:

  • To provide intake utilising the IAR tool, assessment, clinical case reviews, consumer referral, educational; programs, service liaison, consumer advocacy and other tasks as identified to address consumer needs. You may also hold a small caseload.
  • To support vulnerable people, including frontline health workers, older Australians, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and those who are socially isolated or financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to access mental health services and supports;
  • Be part of a team providing on-site mental health support through the Head to Health hub, including referrals to more intensive mental health care or social supports as needed, and;
  • You will deliver evidence-based clinical primary mental health care services and care coordination in line with a best practice stepped care approach.

BCHS are seeking a candidate who is creative, adaptive and innovative with a tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline with current registration with the Australian Health Regulation Agency (AHPRA) with mental health credentialing or Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) with mental health accreditation or a willingness to work towards mental health accreditation.

next steps

To be successful in these positions you must have a minimum of two years’ experience working in mental health.

The successful applicant will need to be able to work across rostered shifts including after hours and weekends.

For further information about the position contact Janaya Wiggins, Senior Leader Head to Health on 03 5406 1324 or 0407 722 808.

To view the Position Description for this position, please see the attached files below. 

Please submit your application via the Apply Now button. 

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

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