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Mental Health Worker

Advertiser: Hunter Primary Care3 out of 53.0 overall rating (3 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
29 Nov 2019
Location
Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter
Work Type
Part Time
Classification
Community Services & Development, Other

Mental Health Worker

  • Fixed-term part-time - 3 days per week
  • Supportive and friendly team
  • Opportunities for development

At Hunter Primary Care, we support people to live a healthy life. As a not-for-profit organisation, Hunter Primary Care have been providing quality health care and wellbeing services to the Hunter community for almost 30 years. We understand that everyone’s heath care journey is different and listen to each individual’s needs and goals. We deliver a range of health and wellbeing services in collaboration with our network of trusted health professionals. We listen. Care. Connect.

At Hunter Primary Care, we encourage flexible working and aim to create a work environment where all employees are valued, and can contribute, regardless of gender, age, culture, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity, Indigeneity, family and caring responsibilities or religion. 

Hunter Primary Care (HPC) is offering an exciting opportunity to be part of a newly established team that will be responsible for delivering intake and triage services for primary mental health services across the Hunter and Mid Coast regions of NSW.

 The successful candidate will apply their strong understanding of the mental health sector across primary and tertiary sectors, as well as NGOs, to process primary mental health referrals and facilitating allocating to appropriate providers. Given that this is a newly established service, the role will also actively participate in activities that inform triage processes, resources and workflows.

 In return, this role will provide:

  • Experience working with other clinicians in a primary mental health setting
  • Experience in assessment of people referred for common primary mental health issues, and liaise with referrers such as GPs and other health providers
  • Support and supervision from senior clinical staff
  • Opportunity to work in a leading primary care organisation that is focused on best practice and innovation in delivering primary mental health services.

The position will be available part-time, 3 days/week and will be based at HPC in Warabrook (Newcastle). The successful applicant will need to be able to work Wed - Fri. The position is currently funded for a period three years until 30 June 2022.

The salary will be dependent on the successful applicant’s level of qualifications, skills and experience. 

Essential Criteria

  • Tertiary level qualifications in Social Work, Psychology, Occupational Therapy or Mental Health Nursing or Diploma in Mental Health or Certificate IV in Mental Health.
  • Experience in intake, triage or care planning in a community or mental health service.
  • Experience working with and/or liaising with GPs and other Allied Health providers.
  • Good understanding of the mental health sector across primary and tertiary sectors, as well as non-government organisations.
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication, as well as negotiation skills.
  • Excellent clinical documentation skills and attention to detail.
  • Effective problem solving skills, with the ability to support evidence based decision making.
  • Skilled in the use of computers/clinical software including Microsoft programs.

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience working in the primary mental health sector.
  • Experience in the use of Client Management Systems.
  • Understanding of stepped care frameworks in a mental health setting
  •  Experience working with/or awareness of the issues impacting on Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples, and diverse communities, including LGBTIQ and CALD groups. 

The successful applicant for this position will be asked to consent to a police check.  Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position.  Each application will be considered on its merits.

If you believe you are a good fit for the role and share our values of respect, excellence, integrity and recognition, and have a strong interest in working with a team who are committed to improving health in our community, please apply today.

For further information regarding this position, please contact Philip Carr, Service Manager Psychology Services, on 02 4925 2259 or email pcarr@hunterprimarycare.com.au  

Applications close: 10am Monday 16 December 2019

Further information regarding this opportunity can be found in the position description at the About Us / Careers page of our website - http://hunterprimarycare.com.au. All applications must include a cover letter individually addressing the essential and desirable selection criteria found in the position description. 

To apply for this position, click on Apply Now below to upload your resume and application.

Hunter Primary Care is an equal opportunity employer. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People are encouraged to apply.

www.hunterprimarycare.com.au

At Hunter Primary Care, we support people to live a healthy life. As a not-for-profit organisation, Hunter Primary Care have been providing quality health care and wellbeing services to the Hunter community for almost 30 years. We understand that everyone’s heath care journey is different and listen to each individual’s needs and goals. We deliver a range of health and wellbeing services in collaboration with our network of trusted health professionals. We listen. Care. Connect.

At Hunter Primary Care, we encourage flexible working and aim to create a work environment where all employees are valued, and can contribute, regardless of gender, age, culture, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity, Indigeneity, family and caring responsibilities or religion. 

Hunter Primary Care (HPC) is offering an exciting opportunity to be part of a newly established team that will be responsible for delivering intake and triage services for primary mental health services across the Hunter and Mid Coast regions of NSW.

 The successful candidate will apply their strong understanding of the mental health sector across primary and tertiary sectors, as well as NGOs, to process primary mental health referrals and facilitating allocating to appropriate providers. Given that this is a newly established service, the role will also actively participate in activities that inform triage processes, resources and workflows.

 In return, this role will provide:

  • Experience working with other clinicians in a primary mental health setting
  • Experience in assessment of people referred for common primary mental health issues, and liaise with referrers such as GPs and other health providers
  • Support and supervision from senior clinical staff
  • Opportunity to work in a leading primary care organisation that is focused on best practice and innovation in delivering primary mental health services.

The position will be available part-time, 3 days/week and will be based at HPC in Warabrook (Newcastle). The successful applicant will need to be able to work Wed - Fri. The position is currently funded for a period three years until 30 June 2022.

The salary will be dependent on the successful applicant’s level of qualifications, skills and experience. 

Essential Criteria

  • Tertiary level qualifications in Social Work, Psychology, Occupational Therapy or Mental Health Nursing or Diploma in Mental Health or Certificate IV in Mental Health.
  • Experience in intake, triage or care planning in a community or mental health service.
  • Experience working with and/or liaising with GPs and other Allied Health providers.
  • Good understanding of the mental health sector across primary and tertiary sectors, as well as non-government organisations.
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication, as well as negotiation skills.
  • Excellent clinical documentation skills and attention to detail.
  • Effective problem solving skills, with the ability to support evidence based decision making.
  • Skilled in the use of computers/clinical software including Microsoft programs.

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience working in the primary mental health sector.
  • Experience in the use of Client Management Systems.
  • Understanding of stepped care frameworks in a mental health setting
  •  Experience working with/or awareness of the issues impacting on Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples, and diverse communities, including LGBTIQ and CALD groups. 

The successful applicant for this position will be asked to consent to a police check.  Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position.  Each application will be considered on its merits.

If you believe you are a good fit for the role and share our values of respect, excellence, integrity and recognition, and have a strong interest in working with a team who are committed to improving health in our community, please apply today.

For further information regarding this position, please contact Philip Carr, Service Manager Psychology Services, on 02 4925 2259 or email pcarr@hunterprimarycare.com.au  

Applications close: 10am Monday 16 December 2019

Further information regarding this opportunity can be found in the position description at the About Us / Careers page of our website - http://hunterprimarycare.com.au. All applications must include a cover letter individually addressing the essential and desirable selection criteria found in the position description. 

To apply for this position, click on Apply Now below to upload your resume and application.

Hunter Primary Care is an equal opportunity employer. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People are encouraged to apply.

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