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Community Care Navigator - SMHTAL Program

Neami National

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

About the Role

  • Full Time, Maximum Term contract until 31 August 2022
  • Consumer Service Delivery Level 3 from $74,253 to 79,890 per annum + super + salary packaging
  • Based in Hurstville

Community Care Navigators –will provide a range of support to consumers, tailored to meet their individual needs, work with consumers occurs within their own community of friends, family and neighbourhood. You will work closely with virtual assessment clinicians, hospital clinicians, general practitioners and other community partner organisations in order to deliver the best possible comprehensive service to consumers. Community Care Navigators function within a collaborative team approach and are supported by regular opportunities to reflect upon their practice and access comprehensive training and development.

Core duties

  • Provide outreach support for up to two weeks, determined by individual need
  • Develop a multi-agency care and safety plan with individuals
  • Provide one-on-one service navigation and guidance to establish and maintain clinical and social networks to support recovery
  • Provide individual support underpinned by the collaborative recovery model (CRM), the Neami Wellbeing program, trauma informed practice and in a culturally responsive manner
  • Establish a strong therapeutic alliance ensuring continuity of care, including engagement with the individuals GP, or in the case where there is not a regular GP, linking them with one
  • Engage the persons support network, providing resources and culturally appropriate support where required

You will need

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience and understanding of working with people with a mental illness, suicidality and/or deliberate self-harm
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience working with cultural and community groups known to be at higher risk of suicide (e.g. males, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)
  • Sound understanding of the personal, family, and social issues associated with suicidal ideation and attempts, including awareness of groups identified to be at increased risk of suicide
  • Experience liaising with external service providers, including specialist mental health services, GP’s and other community-based services and organisations.
  • Computer literacy

Requirements of the Role:

  • Current NSW Working with Children Check
  • Australian Working Rights
  • Drivers licence
  • Police check (refer to PD) – disclosable outcomes considered

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
  • Excellent conditions including paid parental leave, a monthly accrued day off, generous long service leave, cultural, wellness and gratis leave
  • 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:

Ingrid Stefan, Service Manager: M 0434 331 392

Recruitment agency candidates need not apply.

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