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Psychiatric Enrolled Nurse

Advertiser: Youth Projects LtdMore jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
18 Nov 2020
Melbourne, CBD & Inner Suburbs
Work Type
Part Time
Healthcare & Medical, Nursing - Psych, Forensic & Correctional Health

About Us:

Youth Projects is an Australian-based independent, registered charity who recognise the complex and varying needs of our clients and offer a holistic model of care and provide pathways into our award winning employment, education and social enterprise programs.

Located at two sites (Hosier Lane and the vibrant Northern region of Melbourne) Youth Projects provides front line support to individuals experiencing disadvantage, unemployment, homelessness, alcohol and other drug issues and young people looking to re-engage with learning and employment.

Our mission is to provide high impact support, no judgement, full stop.

About the Role

Youth Projects is now on the lookout for a dynamic ‘Mental Health Nurse’. This role will form part of a multi-disciplinary outreach team to provide high quality, compassionate, person-centred care and work in collaboration with clients and the multidisciplinary team to achieve identified goals and outcomes. The position will be critical to providing a health-focused outreach response which engages service users in order to create linkages with our Living Room Primary Health Service and a range of external health, outreach and housing services. 

As this is a unique role you will have demonstrated in past:

  • Provide comprehensive mental health assessments and short-term case management to assist clients who either experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
  • To provide clinical support and expertise to members of the AHOS team, including the Secondary consultations, joint care planning and discharge planning as required
  • Conduct assertive clinical outreach to engage and assess people sleeping rough in Melbourne’s CBD utilising appropriate nursing interventions
  • Ensure high-quality care coordination processes for people engaged through the program interventions with a focus on linkages with Living Room services and programs
  • Triage and assess new clients, conduct clinical assessment and screening,
  • Liaise with Area Mental Health Services, community and allied health services to ensure care planning and appropriate referrals and support to individuals with multiple and complex healthcare needs.
  • Actively participate in relevant networks and external meetings

Ideal candidate will possess:

  • Enrolled Nurse with current AHPRA registration with further qualifications in Mental Health, or other relevant qualification
  • Enrolled Nurse with minimum of 3 years’ experience in Mental Health
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Experience and/or demonstrated commitment to working with homeless and marginalised populations experiencing psychiatric, medical and substance use conditions within a harm reduction model of care
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in working both autonomously and within a multidisciplinary team
  • An understanding of the issues and implications of homelessness on clients with complex health and social needs
  • Knowledge of current health promotion and harm reduction strategies to reduce the health risks associated with multiple and complex care needs.

What in it for YOU!

  • Flexible work environment
  • Youth Projects have access to generous employee benefits including salary packaging, training and professional development opportunities
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program
  • Continuous growth in owning your own space?
  • Diverse and collaborative team culture. Your success is our success!

If this sounds like you, then APPLY NOW!

Our commitment to diversity

At Youth Projects, we value diversity and believe that a range of backgrounds brings a variety of ideas, perspectives and experiences that will enhance our effectiveness.

We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions and encourage applications from candidates with a disability, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and indigenous candidates

Safety screening

Youth Projects has a zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to the provision of a child-safe organisation. All Youth Projects staff must undergo a Police and Working with Children Checks. Any person with a negative notice on their Working with Children Check will not be eligible for employment with us.

Recruitment for this position will be undertaken as applications are received. The position will be filled when a successful candidate has been selected.

For further information, please contact Youth Projects on (03) 9304 9100.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Are you currently registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?
  • How much notice are you required to give your current employer?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a mental health nurse?

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