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Mental Health Clinician, Alternatives To Emergency - Tweed

Northern NSW Local Health District - North Bondi, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Employment Type: Temporary Part Time (52 Weeks)
Position Classification: Clinical Nurse Specialist Gde 2, Psychologist, Social Worker / Occupational Therapist Lvl 3
Remuneration: $34.34 - $52.64 per hour, dependent on qualifications
Hours Per Week: 14.5
Requisition ID: REQ228124

What you'll be doing The Alternatives to Emergency Department (AED)Service aims to reduce deaths by suicide and suicide attempts by providing rapid, appropriate and compassionate care to people at risk of suicide in an alternative non-clinical environment. Facilitated by clinicians and peer workers and is accessible out of usual business hours. People may self-present, be redirected by the Emergency Department or other Health departments, brought in by ambulance or police services or referred by local stakeholders such as GPs, community managed organisations or crisis response services.
The AED Service is primarily a non-clinical model though is supported by a clinician as it is recognised people may attend seeking clinical support. Support is person-centred and recovery orientated.
The clinician will provide non-clinical services to people accessing the AED, as well as clinical services when requested or agreed to by the client.

Why you should consider applying

We can offer you:

  • Diverse career pathways
  • Professional and personal development
  • Help with further study and education
  • Flexible and supportive work environment
  • Opportunities to start or build a career, or re-enter the workforce
  • Challenging, inspiring and rewarding roles, and
  • The opportunity to make a difference!

Tired of big cities? Want to start your days sitting on your deck in the sun, enjoying a cup of coffee and listening to the birds? Or would you rather have a surf or a walk along the sand before work? Wonderful beaches, world heritage-listed national parks, hinterland villages, great food and fine wine, excellent private and public schools, warm and friendly staff are all waiting for you on the North Coast.

Where you’ll be working

The Tweed Valley is a subtropical oasis encompassing the rugged terrain of Wollumbin National Park, arty riverside villages, historic coastal towns and the gateway to the Gold Coast.

Northern NSW Local Health District embraces the diverse skills and perspectives that our people bring to the workplace. We foster inclusiveness and diversity to help us deliver quality care to our community.

NNSWLHD is committed to reconciliation and strongly encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this position. All applications from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people will be viewed most favourably. For help with your application to this role visit Stepping Up, our online recruitment resource for Aboriginal people.

Please note, to apply for this position you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or be able to independently, legally live and work in Australia. For more information please see www.border.gov.au

A current valid NSW Working With Children Check is a requirement of this position. Visit https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/ for more information.

Selection criteria

  1. Relevant qualification in Bachelor of Occupational Therapy registered with AHPRA or relevant qualification in Social Work with eligibility for membership to Australian Association of Social Workers; OR Registered with AHPRA and full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia; OR Registered Nurse registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia with a post graduate qualification and with a minimum of at least 3 years full time equivalent experience in the clinical specialty (mental health).
  2. Proven clinical experience in working with people experiencing suicidality and their families/ key support people, with demonstrated ability to work therapeutically and navigate complex clinical and psycho-social situations.
  3. Demonstrated applied knowledge of clinical practice that is collaborative, holistic and respectful in relation to Aboriginal people experiencing suicidality, and their families.
  4. Applied understanding of the principles of person-centred care, trauma-informed care and recovery in the context of suicidality.
  5. Demonstrated understanding of the value of providing a non-clinical service to people experiencing suicidality, including the use of peer workers and other non-clinical approaches.
  6. Excellent applied communication skills in a wide range of settings including verbal and written, and competence in computer skills.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across disciplines, with the mental health, alcohol and other drugs, and community managed sectors, with peer workers and with lived experience consultants, understanding the value of peer work and applying attributes such as courage, integrity, optimism and humour.
  8. Valid unrestricted drivers licence for use in NSW/Australia and willingness to travel in the course of employment and willingness and capacity to work out of hours and on weekends.

Need more information?
1) Click here for the Position Description
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For role related queries or questions contact Kim Sully on [email protected]

Applications Close: 13 May 2021

North Bondi, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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