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PiR Coordinator

Advertiser: Mental Illness Fellowship QueenslandMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
22 Jun 2018
Location
Brisbane, CBD & Inner Suburbs
Work Type
Part Time
Classification
Community Services & Development, Other

PiR Coordinator

About MIFQ & PIR

MIFQ provides specialised programs and services for people living with mental illness, and their families and carers. Our work encompasses metropolitan, regional and rural Queensland, supporting thousands of people each year. At MIFQ we believe in recovery and our team applies an empowerment approach to support.

MIFQ are currently seeking two part-time (0.5FTE) PiR Coordinators to join our team based in Herston until 30 June 2019.

The objective of the PiR initiative is to improve the system response to, and outcomes for, people with severe and persistent mental illness who have complex needs.

PiR is currently operating in the context of two significant mental health reform processes: The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the delivery of improved primary health care through the Primary Health Networks (PHN).

About the Role

Reporting to the PiR Manager, the role of PiR Coordinator is to work with adults who experience severe and persistent mental illness and their carers, families, friends and community supports to identify services and responses they need. The PiR Coordinator will also engage with PiR participants to support and facilitate their transition to the NDIS, including assistance with the NDIA application, NDIA assessment processes and planning processes where requested by the client.

Additionally, PiR Coordinators must transition PiR participants who are not eligible for the NDIS to appropriate alternative supports before the end of the NDIS transition phase.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Promoting a community-based recovery model as a foundation for all clinical and community support services delivered to people experiencing severe and persistent mental illness.
  • Building productive and supportive relationships between clinical and community support organisations providing services to the PIR target group, including health, housing, employment, education, social, respite and lifestyle organisations.
  • Identifying natural support and community resources that can assist participants
  • Communicate with PiR participants about the NDIS and transition, including appropriate messaging around testing of eligibility, transition processes and timeframes.
  • Engage with PiR participants to support and facilitate their transition to the NDIS, including assistance with the NDIA application (such as obtaining required documentation and assessments), NDIA assessment processes and planning processes where requested by the client.
  • Transition PiR participants who are not eligible for the NDIS to appropriate alternative supports before the end of the transition phase.
  • Engage with NDIA regional contacts, including Local Area Coordinators, to support the transition of PiR clients to the NDIS.
  • Engage with a wide range of planning tools, workbooks or other resources that can assist in the transition to NDIS Individual Funded Packages.

About You

To be successful in this role you will possess:

  • Minimum Certificate IV in mental health, community services or similar.
  • An ability to adopt a recovery-focused approach with participants with severe and persistent mental illness.
  • An ability to engage effectively with participants and carers, families, friends and community supports.
  • an ability to use strategies such as assertive outreach to engage participants who are disconnected from the service system.
  • a demonstrated high level ability to establish, develop and coordinate multiple productive working relationships and networks, focusing on better participant outcomes through improving and changing the service system.
  • highly developed interpersonal, negotiation and problem solving skills including demonstrated ability to build productive working relationships with participants and stakeholders to achieve required outcomes.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the values of human rights, social justice and social inclusion.
  • Comprehensive IT knowledge and record keeping skills.
  • Licensed to drive in the state of Queensland.
  • Ability to utilise personal vehicle, please note full comprehensive insurance is mandatory and work-related mileage is reimbursed at relevant rates.
  • 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 believe you have what it takes to succeed in this role,  Apply Now to join the MIFQ team!

Applications close Sunday 8 July 2018 and will be considered upon submission. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. 

Applications will be held for a period of six months unless advised otherwise in writing. All applications will be dealt with in the strictest confidence and personal information will be handled in accordance with MIFQ's Privacy Policy

Mental Illness Fellowship Queensland (MIFQ)
www.mifq.org.au

About MIFQ & PIR

MIFQ provides specialised programs and services for people living with mental illness, and their families and carers. Our work encompasses metropolitan, regional and rural Queensland, supporting thousands of people each year. At MIFQ we believe in recovery and our team applies an empowerment approach to support.

MIFQ are currently seeking two part-time (0.5FTE) PiR Coordinators to join our team based in Herston until 30 June 2019.

The objective of the PiR initiative is to improve the system response to, and outcomes for, people with severe and persistent mental illness who have complex needs.

PiR is currently operating in the context of two significant mental health reform processes: The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the delivery of improved primary health care through the Primary Health Networks (PHN).

About the Role

Reporting to the PiR Manager, the role of PiR Coordinator is to work with adults who experience severe and persistent mental illness and their carers, families, friends and community supports to identify services and responses they need. The PiR Coordinator will also engage with PiR participants to support and facilitate their transition to the NDIS, including assistance with the NDIA application, NDIA assessment processes and planning processes where requested by the client.

Additionally, PiR Coordinators must transition PiR participants who are not eligible for the NDIS to appropriate alternative supports before the end of the NDIS transition phase.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Promoting a community-based recovery model as a foundation for all clinical and community support services delivered to people experiencing severe and persistent mental illness.
  • Building productive and supportive relationships between clinical and community support organisations providing services to the PIR target group, including health, housing, employment, education, social, respite and lifestyle organisations.
  • Identifying natural support and community resources that can assist participants
  • Communicate with PiR participants about the NDIS and transition, including appropriate messaging around testing of eligibility, transition processes and timeframes.
  • Engage with PiR participants to support and facilitate their transition to the NDIS, including assistance with the NDIA application (such as obtaining required documentation and assessments), NDIA assessment processes and planning processes where requested by the client.
  • Transition PiR participants who are not eligible for the NDIS to appropriate alternative supports before the end of the transition phase.
  • Engage with NDIA regional contacts, including Local Area Coordinators, to support the transition of PiR clients to the NDIS.
  • Engage with a wide range of planning tools, workbooks or other resources that can assist in the transition to NDIS Individual Funded Packages.

About You

To be successful in this role you will possess:

  • Minimum Certificate IV in mental health, community services or similar.
  • An ability to adopt a recovery-focused approach with participants with severe and persistent mental illness.
  • An ability to engage effectively with participants and carers, families, friends and community supports.
  • an ability to use strategies such as assertive outreach to engage participants who are disconnected from the service system.
  • a demonstrated high level ability to establish, develop and coordinate multiple productive working relationships and networks, focusing on better participant outcomes through improving and changing the service system.
  • highly developed interpersonal, negotiation and problem solving skills including demonstrated ability to build productive working relationships with participants and stakeholders to achieve required outcomes.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the values of human rights, social justice and social inclusion.
  • Comprehensive IT knowledge and record keeping skills.
  • Licensed to drive in the state of Queensland.
  • Ability to utilise personal vehicle, please note full comprehensive insurance is mandatory and work-related mileage is reimbursed at relevant rates.
  • 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 believe you have what it takes to succeed in this role,  Apply Now to join the MIFQ team!

Applications close Sunday 8 July 2018 and will be considered upon submission. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. 

Applications will be held for a period of six months unless advised otherwise in writing. All applications will be dealt with in the strictest confidence and personal information will be handled in accordance with MIFQ's Privacy Policy

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