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Organisation : Flourish Australia

Location : NSW Regional (Tamworth & Newcastle)

Work type : Full-time, Contract/Temporary

Sector : Community Development, Disabilities, Homelessness & Affordable Housing, Mental Health

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 20 Feb, 2021

About the role

The Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI) Plus is a transitional program transitioning people to a more independent life in the community. The position is closed-term full-time (ending 30 June 2023) working Monday to Friday. You will have the flexibility to be based at either our Newcastle or Tamworth office. Travel and work between the two locations will be required as the HASI Plus program has participants in both locations. Remuneration will be commensurate with the role.

As a Mental Health Clinician with Flourish Australia, you will work closely with the Hunter New England Local Health District Mental Health Clinician to plan and implement care and rehabilitation for people.

Reporting to the Manager, Accomodation, you will be directly responsible for the assessment and support of people successfully referred to the HASI Plus program.

The HASI Plus Clinician will develop positive working relationships with people who access our services, their family members, carers and other key supports. You will be involved in utilising clinical tools and therapies as part of support planning in conjunction with individuals and their support persons to work towards sustainable recovery.

The HASI Plus Clinician will design and facilitate proactive, person-directed interventions to enhance the individuals understanding of their mental health issues, promote their self-determination, choices and resilience, and develop opportunities for community integration and citizenship.

 

SELECTION CRITERIA

Essential:

  1. Possess specialist rehabilitation skills and tertiary qualifications as a Registered Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist or Psychologist with current unrestricted registration with the Australian Health Practitioner regulations Agency (AHPRA).
  2. Minimum 3 years experience in a similar role.
  3. Demonstrated engagement, collaboration and negotiation skills, with the capability to build and maintain positive working relationships.
  4. Demonstrated experience in leading the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of clinical supports.
  5. Demonstrated experience in planning and ensuring that all documentation requirements are finalised in a timely manner.
  6. Current Australian Driver’s Licence.

Desirable:

  1. A personal lived experience of a mental health issue.
  2. Demonstrated understanding of the challenges faced by people with complex mental health issues and how providing a recovery-oriented, trauma informed service is of benefit to people.

Appointments will be subject to satisfactory previous employment checks, Australian residency/visa, National Criminal Record checks, and Working With Children Check.

 

THE BENEFITS

  • Superannuation, leave loading and salary packaging available up to $15,900;
  • Family-friendly and flexible working conditions; and
  • Comprehensive infrastructure including laptops, mobile phones and other resources for work purposes.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Flourish Australia

Flourish Australia is one of Australia’s most experienced community mental health organisations. Our vision is to create communities where everyone’s mental health and wellbeing flourishes. Our purpose is to support people to flourish, believe in their futures, and become contributing members of the community.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Mental Health Clinician via Pro Bono Australia.


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