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Team Leader - Nepean Youth Severe Program

Advertiser: Parramatta Mission3.1 out of 53.1 overall rating (11 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
28 Jun 2018
Location
Sydney, Parramatta & Western Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Healthcare & Medical, Psychology, Counselling & Social Work

Team Leader - Nepean Youth Severe Program

About Us

Parramatta Mission offers community-managed programs and services. We are largely funded by the Commonwealth and NSW governments, and we work to assist people living with mental illness, family members or carers of people with mental illness, young people, those living in crisis (e.g. financial or emotional crisis), and  vulnerable communities or groups. We also provide food, accommodation, and support services to assist the most vulnerable people in our community. This includes crisis and transitional accommodation, meals, and emergency food assistance.

The Nepean Youth Severe Program is a mobile and assertive outreach treatment service. It provides multidisciplinary case management to young people aged 12 to 25 years old who reside in the Nepean Blue Mountains (NBM PHN) region who have, or are at risk of, severe mental illness, and can be supported in a primary care setting.

This project focuses on supporting young people with an emerging borderline personality disorder, with moderate to severe anxiety, or with emerging mood, conduct, or eating disorders, that cannot access NBMLHD services as they do not reach the LHD Mental Health Service’s threshold for care.

Purpose of the position

The service aims to provide early intervention services to young people aged 12 to 25 with emerging, serious mental illness. The service provided to these young people, and to their families, will be youth-friendly, accessible, consistent, and seamless. The service will assist young people with an emerging borderline personality disorder, with moderate to severe anxiety, or with emerging mood, conduct, or eating disorders. Such assistance will be in the form of early identification, and effective, evidence-based interventions, delivered by primary care and specialist providers working together within a collaborative, accessible, and integrated service framework. 

The Team Leader will provide leadership and line management for staff within the team, and ensure adherence to the specialist clinical standards of the service. Alongside the Consultant Psychiatrist, they will contribute to the development of innovative clinical services, which will involve the development of partnerships with key agencies in the community.

In addition, the team leader will ensure that program area resources are managed effectively and efficiently, and will hold responsibility for the operational management, administrative management, and systems maintenance of the service.

The role involves the coordination of comprehensive, evidence-based clinical care coordination, psychological, and psychosocial interventions, consistent with the model of care.

Team Leader Position

The overall aims of clinical care are:

  • To provide early intervention in order to minimise the impact of severe mental illness on the normal developmental trajectory of the young person
  • To minimise the subjective distress of young people and their families associated with the experience of early onset of severe or complex mental health conditions
  • To screen and reduce the incidence of metabolic syndrome
  • To enable both symptomatic and functional recovery from a first episode of illness
  • To provide a responsive and seamless access to service for young people and their families/significant others.

Selection criteria

Candidates must meet the following selection criteria. Please address each of these in written form: 

 

  1. Approved tertiary qualifications in relevant discipline and eligibility for membership of AHPRA or the appropriate professional body

    Registered Nurse - Bachelor Degree in Nursing or equivalent; Mental Health Nursing experience favourable or equivalent. Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

    Psychologist - Current full registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

    Social Worker - Approved degree in Social Work and eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.

    Occupational Therapist - Current full registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

  2. This is a multigrade position at a senior Team Leader level. The incumbent would have significant clinical leadership experience of a minimum for 5 years.

  3. Demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively within a multi-disciplinary clinical team.

  4. Demonstrated ability to motivate teams to high performance, ensuring key performance indicators (KPIs) are met. Demonstrated ability to utilise performance management processes when KPIs are not met
  5. Ability to create a team culture and performance that is based on hope, optimism, and a recovery framework for young people
  6. Proven expertise in the application of evidence based clinical practice within the mental health field. A minimum of 3 years relevant experience working with young people at ultra-high risk (UHR) of psychosis, those with emerging borderline personality disorders, those with moderate to severe anxiety, emerging mood, and eating disorders, and their families, in both a case management and therapeutic role.
  7. Highly developed and demonstrable interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), problem solving and negotiation skills
  8. Demonstrated commitment to clinical supervision and ongoing professional development
  9. Current NSW drivers license

 

Interested applicants should submit their applications addressing the above criteria to recruitment@parramattamissiona.org.au quoting ref: HSPCWS-SY-TL

 

Only applications that address the selection criteria will be considered. Only applicants successful in making it to interview will be contacted. To apply, please email recruitment@parramattamission.org.au Applications close 13 July 2018.

About Us

Parramatta Mission offers community-managed programs and services. We are largely funded by the Commonwealth and NSW governments, and we work to assist people living with mental illness, family members or carers of people with mental illness, young people, those living in crisis (e.g. financial or emotional crisis), and  vulnerable communities or groups. We also provide food, accommodation, and support services to assist the most vulnerable people in our community. This includes crisis and transitional accommodation, meals, and emergency food assistance.

The Nepean Youth Severe Program is a mobile and assertive outreach treatment service. It provides multidisciplinary case management to young people aged 12 to 25 years old who reside in the Nepean Blue Mountains (NBM PHN) region who have, or are at risk of, severe mental illness, and can be supported in a primary care setting.

This project focuses on supporting young people with an emerging borderline personality disorder, with moderate to severe anxiety, or with emerging mood, conduct, or eating disorders, that cannot access NBMLHD services as they do not reach the LHD Mental Health Service’s threshold for care.

Purpose of the position

The service aims to provide early intervention services to young people aged 12 to 25 with emerging, serious mental illness. The service provided to these young people, and to their families, will be youth-friendly, accessible, consistent, and seamless. The service will assist young people with an emerging borderline personality disorder, with moderate to severe anxiety, or with emerging mood, conduct, or eating disorders. Such assistance will be in the form of early identification, and effective, evidence-based interventions, delivered by primary care and specialist providers working together within a collaborative, accessible, and integrated service framework. 

The Team Leader will provide leadership and line management for staff within the team, and ensure adherence to the specialist clinical standards of the service. Alongside the Consultant Psychiatrist, they will contribute to the development of innovative clinical services, which will involve the development of partnerships with key agencies in the community.

In addition, the team leader will ensure that program area resources are managed effectively and efficiently, and will hold responsibility for the operational management, administrative management, and systems maintenance of the service.

The role involves the coordination of comprehensive, evidence-based clinical care coordination, psychological, and psychosocial interventions, consistent with the model of care.

Team Leader Position

The overall aims of clinical care are:

  • To provide early intervention in order to minimise the impact of severe mental illness on the normal developmental trajectory of the young person
  • To minimise the subjective distress of young people and their families associated with the experience of early onset of severe or complex mental health conditions
  • To screen and reduce the incidence of metabolic syndrome
  • To enable both symptomatic and functional recovery from a first episode of illness
  • To provide a responsive and seamless access to service for young people and their families/significant others.

Selection criteria

Candidates must meet the following selection criteria. Please address each of these in written form: 

 

  1. Approved tertiary qualifications in relevant discipline and eligibility for membership of AHPRA or the appropriate professional body

    Registered Nurse - Bachelor Degree in Nursing or equivalent; Mental Health Nursing experience favourable or equivalent. Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

    Psychologist - Current full registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

    Social Worker - Approved degree in Social Work and eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.

    Occupational Therapist - Current full registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

  2. This is a multigrade position at a senior Team Leader level. The incumbent would have significant clinical leadership experience of a minimum for 5 years.

  3. Demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively within a multi-disciplinary clinical team.

  4. Demonstrated ability to motivate teams to high performance, ensuring key performance indicators (KPIs) are met. Demonstrated ability to utilise performance management processes when KPIs are not met
  5. Ability to create a team culture and performance that is based on hope, optimism, and a recovery framework for young people
  6. Proven expertise in the application of evidence based clinical practice within the mental health field. A minimum of 3 years relevant experience working with young people at ultra-high risk (UHR) of psychosis, those with emerging borderline personality disorders, those with moderate to severe anxiety, emerging mood, and eating disorders, and their families, in both a case management and therapeutic role.
  7. Highly developed and demonstrable interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), problem solving and negotiation skills
  8. Demonstrated commitment to clinical supervision and ongoing professional development
  9. Current NSW drivers license

 

Interested applicants should submit their applications addressing the above criteria to recruitment@parramattamissiona.org.au quoting ref: HSPCWS-SY-TL

 

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