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Access and Intake Worker - headspace Gympie

Advertiser: United Synergies2.8 out of 52.8 overall rating (27 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
12 Jan 2020
Location
Hervey Bay & Fraser Coast
Work Type
Part Time
Classification
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

Access and Intake Worker - headspace Gympie

headspace is Australia's National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds. The service is designed to make it as easy as possible for a young person and their family to get the help they need for problems affecting their wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, vocational support, and alcohol and other drug services. To find out more about headspace visit www.headspace.org.au

United Synergies has been funded by headspace as the lead agency to establish and operate the headspace Centre in Gympie, working closely with a consortium of local health and community partner organisations to provide a holistic, wrap around primary health care service for young people with mild to moderate mental health problems. You'll find out more about United Synergies at: www.unitedsynergies.com.au

The purpose of the Access and Intake Worker position is to effectively engage, screen, assess, refer, provide brief interventions and coordinate care for young people aged 12-25 years that contact or are referred to headspace Gympie.  This role will also undertake engagement activities and facilitate group sessions to build relationships with youth and provide support to the community. This is a Part time position.

The Access and Intake Worker will work as part of a multidisciplinary team and will be an experienced professional with knowledge and experience in working with youth and mental health.

For more information about this role download the position description.

Selection Criteria:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or Mental Health Nursing are essential.
  • Knowledge and understanding of mental health, evidence-based interventions and clinical practice as well as demonstrated excellence in the practical application of such, in the areas of youth mental health and alcohol and drug use
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake initial screening activities and a comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessment to determine client care needs, and provide appropriate follow up support
  • Experience in the delivery of brief therapeutic interventions, counselling services and holistic treatment planning
  • Highly developed communication (including written) and interpersonal skills, and the ability to engage with young people, advocate on their behalf and establish and maintain effective relationships with staff, clients, carers and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver individual or group based skills training activities to assist clients' psychosocial functioning (eg, life skills, anger management, problem solving, conflict resolution, etc).
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct a risk assessment, including suicide risk and violence
  • Ability to use a desktop computer, with familiarity with the Microsoft Windows environment and Microsoft Office applications and capacity to learn how to use a new clinical software package for keeping of electronic client records.

HOW TO APPLY

Before you apply for this position, please read the position description carefully to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position. You will be required to answer a few questions that relate to the selection criteria. You will also be asked to attach your current resume which should include two recent employment related referees. Please note that you cannot submit your application without attaching your resume.

Please note: Applications that have not addressed the Selection Criteria will not be considered.

Please note before continuing: It is advisable that you prepare your responses in a separate word or text document, saving your work as you go and that you then copy and paste this prepared information in the form before completing the application process. Please keep your responses to a maximum 300 words for each question.

CLOSING DATE:  Friday 31 January 2020

CLOSING TIME:   3.00pm

headspace is Australia's National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds. The service is designed to make it as easy as possible for a young person and their family to get the help they need for problems affecting their wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, vocational support, and alcohol and other drug services. To find out more about headspace visit www.headspace.org.au

United Synergies has been funded by headspace as the lead agency to establish and operate the headspace Centre in Gympie, working closely with a consortium of local health and community partner organisations to provide a holistic, wrap around primary health care service for young people with mild to moderate mental health problems. You'll find out more about United Synergies at: www.unitedsynergies.com.au

The purpose of the Access and Intake Worker position is to effectively engage, screen, assess, refer, provide brief interventions and coordinate care for young people aged 12-25 years that contact or are referred to headspace Gympie.  This role will also undertake engagement activities and facilitate group sessions to build relationships with youth and provide support to the community. This is a Part time position.

The Access and Intake Worker will work as part of a multidisciplinary team and will be an experienced professional with knowledge and experience in working with youth and mental health.

For more information about this role download the position description.

Selection Criteria:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or Mental Health Nursing are essential.
  • Knowledge and understanding of mental health, evidence-based interventions and clinical practice as well as demonstrated excellence in the practical application of such, in the areas of youth mental health and alcohol and drug use
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake initial screening activities and a comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessment to determine client care needs, and provide appropriate follow up support
  • Experience in the delivery of brief therapeutic interventions, counselling services and holistic treatment planning
  • Highly developed communication (including written) and interpersonal skills, and the ability to engage with young people, advocate on their behalf and establish and maintain effective relationships with staff, clients, carers and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver individual or group based skills training activities to assist clients' psychosocial functioning (eg, life skills, anger management, problem solving, conflict resolution, etc).
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct a risk assessment, including suicide risk and violence
  • Ability to use a desktop computer, with familiarity with the Microsoft Windows environment and Microsoft Office applications and capacity to learn how to use a new clinical software package for keeping of electronic client records.

HOW TO APPLY

Before you apply for this position, please read the position description carefully to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position. You will be required to answer a few questions that relate to the selection criteria. You will also be asked to attach your current resume which should include two recent employment related referees. Please note that you cannot submit your application without attaching your resume.

Please note: Applications that have not addressed the Selection Criteria will not be considered.

Please note before continuing: It is advisable that you prepare your responses in a separate word or text document, saving your work as you go and that you then copy and paste this prepared information in the form before completing the application process. Please keep your responses to a maximum 300 words for each question.

CLOSING DATE:  Friday 31 January 2020

CLOSING TIME:   3.00pm

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