Mental Health Clinician (Homeless Health) St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney


Position Title: Mental Health Clinician (Homeless Health)
Employment Type: Permanent, Full Time
Hours per week: 38 hours
Position Grade:
Registered Nurse (Year 1-8) / Occupational Therapist Level 1-2 / Social Worker Level 1-2 / Psychologist (Year 1 – 9)
Salary: $67,357.32 to $105,895.00 base per annum
Enterprise Agreement: The Named NSW (Non-Declared) Affiliated Health Organisations’ Nurses Enterprise Agreement 2017 or The Named NSW (Non-Declared) Affiliated Health Organisations’ Professional & Associated Staff Agreement 2022
Department Name: Homeless Health Service

About us:
St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney is a leading not-for-profit organisation providing health services to our community. Guided by our values of compassion, excellence, integrity and justice, we promote a culture of diversity and inclusion and empower our people to learn, grow and innovate.

Benefits of working at St Vincent’s include:

  • Generous salary packaging and Fitness Passport for eligible staff
  • Opportunity to access a large range of clinical and non-clinical education programs
  • Supported post graduate opportunities within applicable fields
  • Career development opportunities across the St Vincent’s Health Australia Network
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Work/Life balance

About the role:
A vacancy exists in the above unit for a highly motivated Mental Health Clinician with appropriate knowledge and skills to join our friendly and supportive Homeless Outreach Team. Our progressive and innovative Homeless Health Service offers development opportunities for our staff in a caring environment for the delivery of high quality patient centred care. Working within a strengths based, trauma informed framework, the successful applicant will perform mental health assessment, brief intervention, referral and care planning to people experiencing or at risk of homelessness by the provision of outreach healthcare clinics in local homelessness services. The position also provides outreach mental health support to people sleeping rough.

The position is permanent, full time, Monday – Friday. There will be occasional early start times. This position will be classified as a multigrade so Registered Nurses, Psychologist, Social Workers and Occupational Therapists are invited to apply.

Our Culture:
St Vincent’s is committed to employing a workforce that reflects the community we care for. We strongly encourage applications from people that are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, culturally diverse, sexuality or gender diverse and/or living with disability.
Employment with St Vincent’s is subject to you having current immunity status that complies with the Occupational Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases – NSW Health Policy Directive (PD2022_030). Appointment and ongoing employment will be subject to continued compliance with this policy directive.

About you:
We are seeking a skilled and energetic Mental Health Clinician who possesses a passion for person centred care. We welcome applications from expert clinicians who are passionate about improving health outcomes for people experiencing homelessness.

Application Instructions:
To have you application considered you are required to upload a current CV/Resume as well as a separate cover letter/document addressing the ‘Selection Criteria’ as below. Internal applicants i.e. current employees of St Vincent’s Hospital or an entity of SVHA are required to apply via their Workday account.

Selection Criteria:
1. Personal integrity and demonstrated commitment to the Philosophy, Mission and Values of Mary Aikenhead Ministries and St Vincent’s Health Australia
2. Current registration with the Australian Health Professionals Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Registered Nurse, Psychologist or Occupational Therapist, or eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
3. Demonstrated ability to provide mental health assessment, brief intervention, referral and care planning for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness living with a mental illness
4. Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to issues relating to homelessness, the principles of trauma-informed care and the utilisation of a strengths-based framework.
5. Demonstrated ability to work within the interdisciplinary team and with internal and external stakeholders.
6. Demonstrated commitment to clinical supervision, ongoing professional development and demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills
7. Demonstrated effective computer literacy with email and an electronic patient record system
8. Current NSW Driver’s License

Applications close on: 22 September 2023

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St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney

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