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Allied Health Workers - Head to Health - Penrith

Neami National

Full citizenship for all people living with a mental illness in Australian society

About the Role

  • Multiple Positions
  • Full Time, Maximum Term Contract until 30 June 2022
  • Health Professionals and Support Services Award 2010, Level 2 from $79,925 – $89,410 depending on skills and experience (Above award salary)
  • Based in Penrith

Head to Health pop-up clinics are designed to support Australians in lockdown. The clinics will offer COVID-safe face-to-face services, as well as video and phone supported mental health and assessment services, ensuring people can access the services on site or from their own homes if they’re unable to travel. The clinics will have multidisciplinary mental health teams providing accessible, affordable mental health services and support in the community.

Core duties

  • Engage consumers and develop trusting and professional relationships
  • Engage consumers, using a strengths-based approach to complete a comprehensive mental health assessment
  • Provide evidence based and informed care from a holistic approach for short to medium term care
  • Work within a holistic framework taking into account the needs of consumers, family, carers and other members of the community in order to ensure tangible outcomes
  • Provide clinical assessments and brief interventions for adults accessing the Centre
  • Work to the principles of the Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Declaration in the development and delivery of services to ensure culturally safe services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

What will you bring to the role?

  • A minimum 2 years supervised experience in the area of mental health
  • A minimum 2 years relevant professional development and or supervision
  • Experience in delivery cognitive behaviour therapy and other evidence-based intervention
  • Demonstrated skills in the provision of high-quality assessments and interventions to resolve or ameliorate emotional distress of consumers
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively perform in an environment of change, to be creative when problem solving and work to timelines
  • A high level interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with clients, their families, friends and carers
  • An understanding of trauma informed care

Mandatory requirements

  • AHPRA or AASW Registration and maintenance of registration standards and continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Relevant qualifications including education and training in Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Psychiatric Nursing or Psychology
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Police check
  • Australian Working Rights
  • Driver’s licence

Incentives include

  • Diverse and inclusive organisation
  • Induction and extensive Learning and Development Program
  • Regular Practice Development sessions and coaching with your supervisor
  • Salary Packaging providing tax benefits available for living and entertainment expenses
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

How to apply

The terms and conditions of the role are listed in the position description attached below. If you have any further questions not addressed in the advertising words or position description, please contact:

Stephen Suttie, Regional Manager: 0435 105 046

Applications remain open until successful candidates are identified

We celebrate multidisciplinary teams and value the rich skills and experiences brought by applicants from a range of sectors and professional backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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