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Clinical Lead - Head to Health - Townsville

Neami National

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

Townsville Head to Health (HTH), funded by Northern QLD PHN through the Australian Government’s PHN program, will be a front door for people over 18 to access mental health support. The centre will assist people experiencing high levels of distress or suicidal crisis, by providing accessible community mental health supports.

Service delivery will reflect principals of Trauma Informed Care and Recovery Oriented practices and be guided by extensive co-design processes.

About the Role

  • Full Time, Maximum Term Contract until 30 June 2023
  • Health Professional and Supports Services Award Level 3 From $96,194 - $109,419 or Nurses Award 2010 Level 3 From $105,666 - $111,424 per annum depending on skills & experience
  • Based at Head to Health Townsville

The Clinical Lead will provide clinical leadership to a multidisciplinary team to deliver a range of services to adults experiencing emotional distress, crises, mental ill health and/or addiction, and their families, supporting people and carers through a “no wrong door” approach.

Core duties

  • Ensure that a consumer-centred approach is used in the provision of intake, assessment, and referral services
  • Provide clinical oversight and positive leadership of the Centre, to ensure all staff within the team work together to achieve excellence in service delivery, within the available resources.
  • Facilitate a strong clinical governance culture within the team, where each practitioner takes responsibility for their own decision making and quality improvement activities, whilst supporting the clinical governance framework of Neami.
  • Coordinating and providing clinical mental health services including:
  • Assess and screen referrals using appropriate tools, policies and procedures
  • Provide information about mental health and available services
  • Triage and assessment of mental health referrals
  • Work collaboratively with clients and their families to identify their mental health (and where appropriate, general health) needs
  • Coordinate client therapeutic interventions by formulating client plans in collaboration with the client, staff and external workers and agencies, including making internal and external referrals as needed

What will you bring to the role?

  • The Clinical Lead will be expected to be a Registered Psychologist, Occupational Therapist or Registered Nurse with a current annual practicing certificate from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency essential, or a Social Worker with eligibility to register with the Australian Association of Social Work
  • Accredited registration with a professional governing body such as AHRPA,
  • Proven experience at a clinical level within the area of mental health service delivery
  • Experience in successfully leading/coordinating a team of staff and working as a member of a multi-disciplinary team with the ability to inspire and facilitate team commitment and cooperation
  • Education and training history together with certified copies of all diplomas, degrees and any post graduate qualifications (copies to be supplied at Interview)
  • Details of any endorsement or accreditation by colleges, associations or societies for provision of clinical services
  • Details of previous mental health care related employment
  • APS board approved to oversee supervision pathways for intern psychologists (4 plus 2, 5 plus 1 and clinical registrars). If the supervisor qualification is not held, Neami may support the attainment of this qualification for the right candidate
  • Demonstrated experience in preparation of reports with recommendations
  • Experience working across a range of Commonwealth and State funded mental health programs and ensuring program implementation in line with funding requirements and contracts
  • 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 Registration and maintenance of registration standards and continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Relevant qualification in Psychology, Occupational Therapist or Registered Nurse
  • Current QLD Blue Card
  • Police check
  • Driver’s licence
  • Working rights

Why work with us?

  • 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. If you have any further questions not addressed in the advertising words or position description, please contact:

Adam Weatherill, QLD Regional Manager: M 0410 051 936.

Applications remain open until suitable candidate 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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