Referral Manager and Early Support Counsellor Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District


Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Psych, Clin Psych, Snr Psych, SW Lvl 3
Location: Lemongrove Campus
Remuneration: Dependent on Qualifications
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ429264
Applications Close: 1/10/2023

This position is dependent on Qualifications:  

Psychologist – ($71,240.00 – $105,895.00 per annum) 
Senior Psychologist - ($111,673.00 – $121,301.00 per annum) 
Clinical Psychologist – ($102,051.00 – $125,151.00 per annum) 
Social Worker Level 3 – ($105,093.00 – $108,612.00 per annum)  

With CORE Values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment,  
working with us will ensure your professional life is provided every opportunity to succeed
​​​​​​​and develop in your chosen career role.

What we can offer you (for eligible employees): 

·         Accrued Day Off (ADO) (for full time employees) 

·         Opportunity for extra tax savings through Salary Packaging  

·         Novated Leasing 

·         Great education opportunities through Education Training Service which offers over 110 courses each year  

·         Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members 

·         Fitness Passport 

What you will be doing:
An exciting opportunity is available for a Health Clinician to join the Integrated Violence Prevention & Response Services on a permanent full time basis.  Integrated Violence Prevention & Response Services (IVPRS) are responsible for strategic leadership, clinical service provision and capacity building for the portfolio areas of sexual assault, domestic violence, child protection, children under 10 with problematic and harmful sexualised behaviours and victims of crime.

The RMES counsellor will work in conjunction with the Sexual Assault Service Clinical Senior to ensure seamless service delivery that is timely in nature and will maintain effective interagency partnerships with referring agencies and other key stakeholders including the Police, DCJ, Forensic Medical Unit, local Aboriginal organisations and the Joint Child Protection Response Program team.                  

The successful candidate will join a highly supportive and passionate team of trauma counsellors that work together to support people affected by sexual assault. The RMES role will entail working collaboratively with several key team members to provide high quality care and support for people referring to the Sexual Assault Service for consultation or support. This this will entail crisis counselling, advocacy, comprehensive assessment, counselling, case work, facilitating training and community development work. Relevant professional development and training will be provided to the right applicant who will bring with them trauma informed clinical skills and the ability to drive client-centred care with a focus on client rapport building and external network development. You will also be provided with substantial internal and external clinical supervision, peer support and cultural supervision to increase skills and support continued wellbeing in a role that handles much sensitive information. This role will be suitable for someone with high level task prioritisation skills, who can apply attention to detail in ensuring that appropriate service protocols take place, has high level documentation and report writing skills and a desire to fully participate in service improvements. You will work closely with the Sexual Assault Service Clinical Lead to provide a timely and organised front of house experience for our referring clients, families and professionals. The Sexual Assault Service is aligned with the Integrated Prevention and Response to Violence Abuse and Neglect (IPARVAN) which develops policy and supports services for children, young people and adults who are victims of violence, abuse or neglect. In the NBMLHD Primary Care and Community Health Service, we value and strive for a diverse and inclusive workplace. We aim to enrich our working environment and to deliver excellent care to all consumers, the families and carers, no matter their background or needs. We encourage and welcome applications from people from diverse backgrounds including: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders; people living with a disability; people from a Cultural and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) background; people who identify as LGBTQI+ and people of mature age. This is a female identified role and will also participate in the provision of a 24/7 crisis counselling roster.

An eligibility list may be created for future vacancies.  

About us: 
​​​​​​​Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) is a wonderful place to expand your career and grow your skills and knowledge. As a recognised leader in the healthcare industry, we provide a range of public health services to the Nepean and Blue Mountains and Lithgow Region.  

NBMLHD: is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and welcome applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, refugees, people of diverse genders and sexuality, and people with disability. 

All NSW Health workers are now required to have received 3 doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine or have an approved medical contraindication certificate. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful.  

Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified and must not exceed the duration or conditions associated with the current visa.  

Selection Criteria to be Addressed:

  1. Bachelor degree in Social Work with eligibility for membership to the Australian Association of Social Work or Psychologists, a degree in Psychology and general registration as a psychologist by the Psychology Board of Australia. Being female is recognised as a genuine occupation qualification for this position and is authorised under section 31(2h) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.
  2. Demonstrated high level understanding of the dynamics and effects of sexual assault and demonstrated extensive experience in best practice models for working with children, young people and adults who have experienced sexual abuse and/or trauma. Knowledge of the dynamics of harmful or problematic sexualised behaviours in children under 10 years.
  3. Demonstrated and extensive specialist assessment, case management and counselling skills with children, young people and adults who have experienced trauma with proven ability to make independent professional judgements about case planning and clinical management of complex client groups.
  4. Demonstrated high level of understanding of the intersection between issues of sexual assault, domestic violence and child protection and knowledge of the current policies, frameworks and legislation relating to sexual assault, child protection, domestic violence and children under 10 with problematic and harmful sexualised behaviours
  5. Highly developed verbal and written communication skills including writing of clinical notes, specialist reports and presentations for training and community education.
  6. Demonstrated high level experience/knowledge of Child Protection responding and reporting responsibilities in NSW health and the statutory system in NSW.
  7. Experience in, or commitment to, working with individuals and families from indigenous backgrounds and/or diverse cultural backgrounds
  8. Current NSW Drivers Licence and willingness to travel across the District

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