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Mental Health Clinician - Head to Health Geelong

Neami National

Full citizenship for all people living with mental health issues in Australian society

About the Role

  • Part Time (1X0.8; 1X0.6; 1X0.3 roles)
  • Permanent Position
  • HPSS Award Level 2 or Nurses Award Level 2. Salary between 79k - 88k + super + salary packaging
  • Location: Head to Heath service Geelong

The Head to Health Geelong (HTHG) centre is an exciting new service which provides the Geelong community an alternative service to attend when experiencing mental health crisis. Service delivery will reflect principals of Trauma Informed Care and Recovery Oriented practice.

The Mental Health Clinicians are exciting roles responsible for providing high quality services to guests experiencing mental health crisis presenting to Head to Health Geelong.

As an Allied Health Professional, the Mental Health Clinician will draw on their discipline skills, engage with the guests (consumers), other clinicians, the guest’s treatment team, Neami Lived Experience staff and family/friends/carers to provide high quality assessments and interventions. The Mental Health Clinician will have a strong emphasis on preparing the guest to transition home. This work will focus on clinical assessment and collaborative care planning.

The HTHG centre will operate in accordance with a 7 day per week rotating roster which may include a late morning and afternoon /evening shifts to service operational requirements.

What will you bring?

  • Engage guests and develop trusting and professional relationships
  • Provide brief and detailed assessment and collaborative care plans to guests. The objective of Exit Planning is to minimise the risk of relapse of the guests following leaving
  • Engage guests, using a strengths-based approach to complete a mental health status measurement and a needs assessment.
  • Work within a holistic framework taking into account the needs of the guests, family, carers and other members of the community in order to ensure tangible outcomes

Mandatory requirements:

  • Neami National will require, as part of our condition of employment, that all candidates applying for any position must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (or have received one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine and have a scheduled appointment to receive their second dose.)
  • Candidates will be required to provide appropriate evidence of COVID-19 vaccination to Neami National.
  • Formal tertiary qualification in Nursing, Psychology, Social Work or Occupational Therapy
  • Accredited registration with a professional governing body such as AHPRA, ACA, AASW
  • Current Vic Working with Children Check
  • Police check (refer to PD) – disclosable outcomes considered
  • Willingness to undergo a Disability Worker’s Exclusion Scheme (DWES) Check

Why work with us?

Neami offers its staff a variety of incentives, such as:

  • Being a part of a new and innovative way of supporting people in a Mental Health Crisis:
    • Philosophy of Care – Focus on innovative and trauma informed service provision underpinned by a philosophy co-designed with people with a lived experience of mental health
    • Calm and respectful environment
    • Team approach – multi-disciplinary, inclusive of all voices (including the lived experience), learn from each other
    • Internationally recognised model
    • High profile service
  • Ongoing comprehensive Learning and Development training
  • We are looking for people committed to changing the way people experience a mental health crisis are supported
  • Development and career growth opportunities within HTHG and Neami more broadly
  • Diverse and inclusive organisation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

How to apply:

If you feel you have the skills and experience to succeed in this role, then please apply before the close date.

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

Mick Jones – Clinical Service Manager – 0447 042 367 or mickjones@neaminational.org.au using the subject line: Mental Health Clinician - Head to Health Geelong enquiry via EthicalJobs

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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