Mental Health Clinician, Clinical Suicide Prevention Service Grand Pacific Health

JOB DESCRIPTION

About us

Grand Pacific Health is a not-for-profit, primary health care organisation – providing locally-tailored, high quality services. Services focus on physical health, mental health, youth health, Aboriginal health & chronic disease management.

Grand Pacific Health covers a large portion of South Eastern NSW, the A.C.T and Murrumbidgee region delivering a broad range of programs.

We welcome and encourage applications from people who have a lived experience of mental illness and recovery, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse culture and linguistic backgrounds and people with disability.

Others of other backgrounds are also encouraged to apply.

About the position

Based primarily at our Campbelltown office we are seeking Mental Health Clinicians to join our Clinical Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS).

This is a short-term support program that supports people who after a suicide attempt, have been discharged into the care of a GP or other referrer from an emergency department; those who have presented to a GP, or eligible referrer after a suicide attempt; or people who have expressed strong suicidal ideation.

The core focus of the role is to provide safety to people when needed most. Key responsibilities include assessing safety and collaborating with consumers in creating a care plan which identifies goals in treatment to address drivers of suicide and self-harm.

Treatment primarily involves safety planning, family support, referrals to longer term services as required, and counselling most suited to issues identified in the care plan.

The program delivers services across Campbelltown, Liverpool and Fairfield.

Who we are looking for

We are seeking workers with AHPRA or ASW registration, this includes

  • Psychologists with full or provisional registration
  • MH accredited social workers, and social workers who have an interest in mental health and are considering working towards full MH accreditation
  • Occupational therapists, MH nurses, and Aboriginal Health workers

We offer a supportive team environment where you will work alongside psychologists, social workers, peer workers, and other professionals who run a range of programs offered for free or a low cost to the community.

You will receive regular supervision from your team leader who is an AHPRA accredited supervisor and engage in training to develop counselling skills.

All new staff will be provided APS suicide prevention training, SafeSide assessment suicide prevention training, and additional training depending on your individual needs. We also provide a library of resources, and a treatment menu which helps new clinicians learn to provide interventions to address issues most often identified for clients in the program.

We value support between team members and run regular social events, team days, and case discussions.

Our organisation also assists by providing internal individual supervision, group supervision, or assisting with the cost of external supervision depending on employee preference.

Why work for us?

  • Flexible work arrangements to find your best work life balance, be in control of your own calendar and appointments
  • Continuous learning and development opportunities.
  • Regular supervision and support Free and confidential access to our Employee Assistance Program
  • Generous salary packaging options
  • We make a positive difference to the lives of those we support!

Selection Criteria

Essential
1. Current registration as below

  • AHPRA accredited registered & provisional psychologist.
  • Provisional psychologists close to registration will also be considered
  • AHPRA accredited occupational therapist, mental health nurse, or Aboriginal health worker
  • AASW mental health accredited social worker, or accredited social worker.

2. Demonstrated skills and experience in providing evidence-based therapy

3. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, communication and consultation skills.

4. Current full covid-19 vaccination and willingness to be vaccinated in future if required to by the government while working in the position

Desirable
5, Demonstrated understanding of suicide and self-harm risk and best practice guidelines for treatment of these issues

6. Understanding of key issues impacting the health and wellbeing needs of young people

7. Understanding of key issues in the health and wellbeing needs of Indigenous Australians; people of gender and sexually diverse backgrounds; and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

8. Well-developed skills and knowledge of MS Office software and ability to use or learn to use clinical information systems

How to Apply

Visit our website www.gph.org.au/employment to download Position Description and Employee Benefits Information.

In your cover letter you must address the selection criteria found in the Position Description. Not addressing the selection criteria may mean that you do not progress to the next step in our recruitment process.Use the apply now button on our website.

For more information contact Jaci Smith, Manager, Primary Mental Health on 4220 7600 or [email protected]

 Selected applicants will be asked to provide evidence of compliance with COVID-19 Vaccination.There is no formal close date for this position.

Applications will be evaluated as they are received.

We welcome and encourage applications from people who have a lived experience of mental illness and recovery, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse culture and linguistic backgrounds and people with disability.

 

JOB SUMMARY

Organisation

Grand Pacific Health

Job Salary

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