Mental Health Clinician, Walk-in After-Hours Program
About the Role: Maximum Term Contract until 30 June 2021 GP Plus – Noarlunga After-Hours 5pm to 12pm, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights The Walk in After Hours Service aims to improve mental health outcomes and mental health care experiences for people presenting with low acuity mental health symptoms and/or associated difficulties and their carers/families that requires more than telephone contact but may not require hospital presentation for assessment. The Walk in After Hours Service will provide comprehensive mental health assessment and recovery focused support services in the sociable after-hours period that complement, and link with existing mainstream primary and secondary mental health services available in the in hours period as well as acute mental health services provided through the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network. The Mental Health Clinician will work as part of a multidisciplinary mental health team to deliver focused mental health clinical services for individuals with mental health disorders in a primary care setting.
Responsibilities: The Mental Health Clinician will be responsible for: Undertaking comprehensive clinical mental health assessments Providing brief solution focused therapy and counselling sessions Undertaking immediacy planning, referral, service linkages, appointment arrangement and follow-up, including for consumers presenting with prodromal symptoms, early warning signs of serious mental illness Providing education and information. Part time, Maximum Term Contract, 30 June 2022 After hours Sat and Sun Qualifications: Qualified in one of the following disciplines and membership to associated professional body; Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, or Mental Health Nursing. Social Workers – Registered member of the AASW and have AASW accreditation.
Current Working with Children Check Australian Working Rights Drivers licence Police check (refer to PD) – disclosable outcomes considered At all times maintain annual registration requirements with appropriate registration authority (AASW, AHPRA) including registration standards and continuing professional development (CPD). Diverse and inclusive organisation Induction and extensive Learning and Development Program Regular Practice Development sessions and coaching with your supervisor Salary Packaging providing tax benefits available for living and entertainment expenses Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Mandatory requirements: Current Working with Children Check Australian Working Rights Drivers licence Police check (refer to PD) – disclosable outcomes considered At all times maintain annual registration requirements with appropriate registration authority (AASW, AHPRA) including registration standards and continuing professional development (CPD). Consortium Context: The Links to Wellbeing (LTW) consortium is a group of mental health and community service providers, consisting of: • Neami National • Mind Australia • Skylight....