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Clinical Advisor (The Way Back Support Service)

Advertiser: Mental Illness Fellowship QueenslandMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
21 Jun 2018
Location
Brisbane, CBD & Inner Suburbs
Work Type
Part Time
Classification
Healthcare & Medical, Psychology, Counselling & Social Work

Clinical Advisor (The Way Back Support Service)

  • Unique opportunity for a Registered Psychologist under AHPRA or Social Worker registered under the AASW
  • Career Growth and Development Opportunity
  • Part-time and full time options available
  • Brisbane location

Are you looking to reduce the impact of suicide within your community? Are you passionate about the health and wellbeing of former members of the Australian Defence Force? MIFQ is committed to supporting individuals across the health continuum and we would welcome likeminded professionals to join our growing team.

About MIFQ

MIFQ is a specialist provider of programs and services for people living with a mental illness, their families and carers. Established in 1985, we work in four communities across Queensland.

About the Role

MIFQ is excited to work in collaboration with beyondblue to develop an adaptation of

The Way Back Support Service. This is a new follow-up Suicide Prevention Service in the Brisbane Area and will integrate, complement and work collaboratively with existing services to improve the immediacy of follow-up responses for ex-serving Australian Defence Force personnel who are at a high risk of suicide, or who have recently attempted suicide. Services will focus on the delivery of a wraparound support service provided by a team of Support Coordinators.

We are currently seeking to employ a Clinical Adviser to provide clinical supervision and management to a team of Support Coordinators who provide non-clinical and practical support to individuals in the first three months following a suicide attempt.

Duties include:

  • Participate in the design and development of the service in conjunction with other staff
  • Supervise the clinical management of people presenting with mental health issues and ensuring suitable referral pathways are in place, especially when escalation of care is required
  • Act as a key coordinator of postvention support following critical incidents
  • Meet regularly with Support Coordinators to provide clinical perspective to care coordination and advice and support related to clinical service needs
  • Provide guidance on the delivery of assertive outreach care coordination, ensuring maximum engagement of people who have attempted suicide for ex-serving ADF personnel
  • Participate in staff training and ongoing development opportunities
  • Be available to attend referring hospital/s in office hours to manage handover of referrals to the service in conjunction with Care Coordinators
  • Provide relief for Operations Manager for leave and other days not worked
  • Participate in forums and meetings related to education of stakeholders
  • Participate in all clinical governance aspects of the service

About You

  • A former member of the Australian Defence Force;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • A strong understanding of suicidal ideation and mental illness and their impact;
  • A strong understanding of crisis management in mental health complex presentations;
  • A well proven experience in crisis management, conducting risk assessments and adherence to WHS policies;
  • Advise on, lead, manage and supervise a strengths based, person centred and recovery oriented support as part of a team clinical governance framework;
  • An ability to maintain confidentiality, exercise discretion, show sound judgement and operate within professional boundaries;
  • An understanding of suicide ideation and mental illness and their impact;
  • Licensed to drive in the state of Queensland;
  • Registered Psychologists under the AHPRA or Social Worker registered under the AASW;
  • Employment is subject to completion of a satisfactory Criminal History Screening with the Department of Communities.

MIFQ Offers

  • A culture of trust, respect and collaboration in all that we do;
  • An innovative, supportive and professional team based environment;
  • An opportunity to contribute to the success of a trial service with the aim of continuing the service into the future;
  • An opportunity to grow and develop as a professional;
  • Flexible work arrangements;
  • Competitive remuneration.

How to Apply

If you are ready for a new professional challenge and want to make a significant contribution to your local community, Apply Now with your current resume and cover letter, to join the MIFQ team!

Applications close: Thursday 28 June 2018

Mental Illness Fellowship Queensland (MIFQ)
www.mifq.org.au
  • Unique opportunity for a Registered Psychologist under AHPRA or Social Worker registered under the AASW
  • Career Growth and Development Opportunity
  • Part-time and full time options available
  • Brisbane location

Are you looking to reduce the impact of suicide within your community? Are you passionate about the health and wellbeing of former members of the Australian Defence Force? MIFQ is committed to supporting individuals across the health continuum and we would welcome likeminded professionals to join our growing team.

About MIFQ

MIFQ is a specialist provider of programs and services for people living with a mental illness, their families and carers. Established in 1985, we work in four communities across Queensland.

About the Role

MIFQ is excited to work in collaboration with beyondblue to develop an adaptation of

The Way Back Support Service. This is a new follow-up Suicide Prevention Service in the Brisbane Area and will integrate, complement and work collaboratively with existing services to improve the immediacy of follow-up responses for ex-serving Australian Defence Force personnel who are at a high risk of suicide, or who have recently attempted suicide. Services will focus on the delivery of a wraparound support service provided by a team of Support Coordinators.

We are currently seeking to employ a Clinical Adviser to provide clinical supervision and management to a team of Support Coordinators who provide non-clinical and practical support to individuals in the first three months following a suicide attempt.

Duties include:

  • Participate in the design and development of the service in conjunction with other staff
  • Supervise the clinical management of people presenting with mental health issues and ensuring suitable referral pathways are in place, especially when escalation of care is required
  • Act as a key coordinator of postvention support following critical incidents
  • Meet regularly with Support Coordinators to provide clinical perspective to care coordination and advice and support related to clinical service needs
  • Provide guidance on the delivery of assertive outreach care coordination, ensuring maximum engagement of people who have attempted suicide for ex-serving ADF personnel
  • Participate in staff training and ongoing development opportunities
  • Be available to attend referring hospital/s in office hours to manage handover of referrals to the service in conjunction with Care Coordinators
  • Provide relief for Operations Manager for leave and other days not worked
  • Participate in forums and meetings related to education of stakeholders
  • Participate in all clinical governance aspects of the service

About You

  • A former member of the Australian Defence Force;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • A strong understanding of suicidal ideation and mental illness and their impact;
  • A strong understanding of crisis management in mental health complex presentations;
  • A well proven experience in crisis management, conducting risk assessments and adherence to WHS policies;
  • Advise on, lead, manage and supervise a strengths based, person centred and recovery oriented support as part of a team clinical governance framework;
  • An ability to maintain confidentiality, exercise discretion, show sound judgement and operate within professional boundaries;
  • An understanding of suicide ideation and mental illness and their impact;
  • Licensed to drive in the state of Queensland;
  • Registered Psychologists under the AHPRA or Social Worker registered under the AASW;
  • Employment is subject to completion of a satisfactory Criminal History Screening with the Department of Communities.

MIFQ Offers

  • A culture of trust, respect and collaboration in all that we do;
  • An innovative, supportive and professional team based environment;
  • An opportunity to contribute to the success of a trial service with the aim of continuing the service into the future;
  • An opportunity to grow and develop as a professional;
  • Flexible work arrangements;
  • Competitive remuneration.

How to Apply

If you are ready for a new professional challenge and want to make a significant contribution to your local community, Apply Now with your current resume and cover letter, to join the MIFQ team!

Applications close: Thursday 28 June 2018

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