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Older Persons Mental Health Clinician - Cooma

Southern NSW Local Health District - Wollongong, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
Location: Cooma
Position Classification: Dependent Upon Qualifications
Remuneration
Registered Nurse: $32.47 - $45.59 ph
Psychologist: $34.34 $51.05 ph
Social Worker Lvl 1/2: $32.51 - $47.10 ph
Occupational Therapist Lvl 1/2: $32.51 - $47.10 ph
Hours Per Week: 36
Requisition ID: REQ188928
Applications Close: 13 May 2021
Interviews: Interviews will be held between 17 May 2021 - 21 May 2021

Please note SNSW Local Health District is currently undertaking an organisational restructure, internal employees who have been affected by the restructure will be granted priority interviews

Where you'll be working
At Southern NSW Local Health District we are working to help our communities lead healthy lives. Our mission is that all people across our diverse societies are able to have timely access to the right healthcare in the right setting to maximise their health, wellbeing and independence.

Cooma
Cooma –the largest town in the Snowy Mountains, with bushwalking, mountain biking, horse-riding, fishing and white-water rafting all on the door-step of the ski-fields. The wilderness experiences are unforgettable, with Australia’s highest peak in Kosciuszko National Park. It’s just over 60 minutes’ drive to Canberra and 80 minutes to Merimbula the gateway of the beautiful Sapphire Coast.

There is an abundance of lifestyle benefits available to you in country NSW and you will be amazed at what you will have access to - and it all comes without the queues and crowds of a big city. For more information visit our website.

What you'll be doing
The Community Mental Health Clinician provides recovery focused clinical services including assessment, care coordination, intervention, liaison and review as part of a multidisciplinary team for older people who are referred to the service with a mental illness, mental disorder or moderate-severe behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.

Selection Criteria

  1. Tertiary qualifications and current registration with AHPRA for Registered Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, or eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers for Social Workers.
  2. Demonstrated experience in the provision of contemporary Older Persons Mental Health practice including conducting mental health assessments, and the provision of evidence based interventions for older people who are experiencing mental illness or presenting with moderate to severe behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.
  3. Demonstrated understanding of the NSW Mental Health Act (2007).
  4. Understanding of the concept and principles of mental health rehabilitation and recovery and demonstrated experience and skills using a collaborative, strengths based approach to the care of mental health consumers.
  5. Demonstrated high level communication skills with the ability to engage and collaborate with consumers, their families and carers and other stakeholders, and a demonstrated high level proficiency in computer literacy.
  6. Current unrestricted drivers' licence and the ability to maintain. Ability and willingness to drive/travel as the role requires. This may involve driving long distances.

Please note that to apply for this position you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia, or be able to independently and legally live and work in Australia by way of your own Temporary Visa. We do not offer sponsorship in this position for applicants requiring a temporary visa. For more information, please see www.immi.gov.au

Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specific Diseases
This is a Category ‘A’ position, please read and understand NSW Health policy directive PD2020_017. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy.

OASV requirements also include proof of vaccination against influenza and is compulsory for NSW Staff that enter any Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF) or who work in NSW Health owned and operated RACFs.

Need more information?
1) Click here for the Position Description
2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Yvonne McAviney on 02 6150 7070 or [email protected]
 

Wollongong, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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