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Mental Health Clinician - South

Sonder

Do you want to be part of an innovative organisation that makes a real difference?

Who are we?

At Sonder, we’ve been helping people across South Australia to improve their wellbeing and live better lives since 1993. We support thousands of people each year with mental health challenges, drug and alcohol use concerns, chronic disease management and employment.

Why are we hiring?

You may have noticed recently that Sonder has been advertising a large number of role opportunities - this is all due to our significant growth which has resulted in us being able to support more people in more communities. Whilst our growth has led to us now employing over 300 people, we’ve made sure to retain our friendly culture and practical approach.

What benefits can we offer?

When you work with Sonder, you become part of the Sonder family and that provides you with a number of benefits such as:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Extra week of paid leave over Christmas
  • Professional development allowance
  • Generous salary packaging options
  • Meal & entertainment allowances
  • Paid parental leave, and much more!

Sonder are open to negotiating further benefits with the successful applicant to ensure an excellent working environment for you.

Learn about the position:

The emerge Mental Health Clinician will work closely with GP’s, Psychiatrists, centre based Mental Health Clinicians and allied health contracted staff to facilitate coordinated care and treatment for complex mental health disorders.

This role will work with all in the clinical team, providing assessment, care planning and coordination, clinical therapy, referral, advice and consultation services to young people, their families/carers and community professionals/agencies, and will have involvement in service development.

Reporting directly to the emerge Team Leader your responsibilities will be:

  • Providing screening, triage, comprehensive psychosocial assessment and ongoing clinical support of youth aged 16-25 in relevant region, and specifically those determined at risk of/or experiencing a severe/complex mental health disorder (including obtaining information from referral sources and obtaining historical and collateral information)
  • Work collaboratively with youth (and their families/carers) to conduct comprehensive psychosocial assessments to identify their mental health (and where appropriate, general health) needs
  • Coordinate client therapeutic interventions by formulating positive outcome-focussed client plans in collaboration with the client, family/ carers, staff and external workers and agencies, including making internal and external referrals as needed
  • Determine client goals and strategies to be implemented through therapy and review as required

Location: Positions to be based at the emerge Onkaparinga Centre

Experience requirements:

  • Relevant experience in the area of youth mental health
  • Relevant professional development and or supervision.
  • Experience in delivering cognitive behavioural therapy and other evidence
  • based interventions for young people with severe and complex mental illness.

Qualification requirements:

  • Qualified in one of the following disciplines and membership to associated professional body; Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, or Mental Health Nursing.
  • Current DCSI or Working With Children Clearance
  • Current Child Safe Environments (Through Their Eyes) Training

*Please read through the full position description for further details on Qualification Requirements before applying. This can be found at http://sonder.net.au/careers.

Please note: In accordance with the Emergency Management Direction No 2, regarding Healthcare Setting Workers, it is a condition of employment that you have the first dose of COVID-19 vaccination by 8th November 2021 or have an endorsed medical exemption that meets government requirements.

How to apply:

Applicants are requested to send a cover letter and resume to Sonder via our careers portal, using the Apply Now button below.

Feel free to send any enquiries to employment@sonder.net.au, using the subject line: Mental Health Clinician - South enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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