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Mental Health Clinician - Urgent Mental Health Care Centre - Adelaide CBD

Neami National

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

About the Role

  • Location: Urgent Mental Health Care Centre - Adelaide CBD
  • Health Professional and Support Services Level 2, $79,925 - $89,410 (Above Award Salary)
  • Part time (.4 -.8FTE specialist night shift) positions available, Maximum Term contract until 30 June 2024 subject to continued Government funding

The Mental Health Clinician is an exciting role responsible for providing high quality services to consumers experiencing mental health crisis presenting to Australia’s first Urgent Mental Health Care Centre.

As a Mental Health Clinician, you will draw on your discipline skills, engage with guests (consumers), other clinicians, the guests treatment team, Neami staff and family/friends/carers to provide high quality assessments and interventions aimed at improving mental health outcomes for guests accessing the UMHCC. The Mental Health Clinician positions will have a strong emphasis on preparing the consumer to transition home. This work will focus on clinical assessment and collaborative care planning.

UMHCC is moving to a 24/7 Rotating Roster therefore your hours of work will be in accordance with a 7 day per week rotating roster which may include a variety of shifts ranging from morning, afternoon, evening, active overnight and recalls depending on service operational requirements.

What will you bring?

  • Previous experience as a mental health clinician with a minimum 2 years’ experience
  • Demonstrated skill in the application of recovery-based approaches in a clinical setting
  • Experience working as a member of a multi- disciplinary team with the ability to inspire and facilitate team commitment and cooperation
  • 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 form and nurture partnerships with government and non-government mental health, emergency and community service providers

Mandatory requirements

  • Qualified in one of the following disciplines: social work, psychology or occupational therapy
  • Registration with the relevant accreditation body in your field (AHPRA/AASW)
  • Current SA Working with Children Check and Vulnerable Person check
  • Police check (refer to PD) – disclosable outcomes considered
  • Adhere to UMHCC immunisation policy

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.

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
  • Paid to complete training before commencement – with 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 the UMHCC 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 position description. If you have any further questions not addressed in the advertising words or position description, please contact:

Lainey Reynolds (Clinical Lead) ph: (08) 8448 9100

Please indicate your interest in dedicated night work within your application

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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