Founded in 1907, Aftercare is a not-for-profit organisation that provides an extensive range of programs and services to assist people who might be experiencing mental illness and/or intellectual disability to allow them to lead happy, fulfilling and independent lives. Aftercare is the longest-serving organisation of its kind in Australia, with services in over 40 locations across Australia, supporting thousands of people aged from 12 to 80 years at any given time.
About the Service
headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds, along with assistance in promoting young peoples' wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services. headspace undertakes a range of activities to increase the awareness of our services and how to access them among young people, their families, friends and the broader community.
About the Opportunity
The Senior Intake Clinician will deliver high quality evidence based clinical care as a member of the multidisciplinary team to achieve better health outcomes for young people seeking to access primary care, mental healthcare, alcohol and drug services and social, educational and vocational services. The role will act as a first point of contact for all people accessing the service and will play a direct role in their engagement and to facilitate an empathic, prompt and responsive service.
Must possess a clinical qualification with either a) Full AHPRA registration or
b) Membership with the AASW
Educational and professional qualifications
- Fulfil the responsibilities of this role in accordance with Aftercares attributes and headspace values, as outlined above.
- Deliver contemporary level of profession specific clinical services assessment, treatment and evaluation within a multidisciplinary team in accordance with prescribed professional and ethical standards and applying clinical protocols including documentation.
- Participate as a member of the mental health team in providing comprehensive mental health assessment, case management, intervention or group work as required.
- Within a multidisciplinary framework undertake routine tasks, ensuring the implementation of individual assessment, diagnosis, treatment, follow up, multidisciplinary consultation, liaison with referring agents, discharge planning and evaluation of care using appropriate outcome and data measurement systems.
- With experience, apply independent clinical judgement to complex decision making under the clinical practice supervision or professional guidance of the Clinical Team Leader.
- Work cooperatively and effectively through active participation within the multidisciplinary mental health team, the profession specific network and with consumers, families and extended agencies.
- Participate in the provision of appropriate mental health education programs for health professionals, community based services and community groups.
- Participation in the identification, development and implementation of quality and service improvement activities that continually improve client care and enhance the delivery of services within a multidisciplinary team and the service.
- Enhance clinical practice knowledge and expertise through active learning within a team and by engaging in professional development activities.
To be considered for the role you will have knowledge, skills, and demonstrated experience in either of the following fields - Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Nursing or Social Work, as well as the qualifications and/or registrations listed below for each respective field.
- The successful applicant must hold a tertiary degree qualification from an accredited tertiary institution in Occupational Therapy
- Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency with a current annual practicing certificate is mandatory
- The successful applicant must possess a degree in Psychology or Social Science (Honours, Graduate Diploma) from an accredited tertiary institution
- Full registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency with a current annual practicing certificate is mandatory
- The successful applicant must hold a tertiary degree qualification from an accredited tertiary institution in Social Work
- Eligibility for full membership to the Australian Association of Social Workers
- The successful applicant must hold a tertiary degree qualification from an accredited tertiary institution in Nursing
Day to day this role will work within a multidisciplinary framework undertake routine tasks, ensuring the implementation of individual assessment, diagnosis, treatment, follow up, multidisciplinary consultation, liaison with referring agents, discharge planning and evaluation of care using appropriate outcome and data measurement systems.
As the senior clinician a level the role works in assisting the Clinical Team leader in the delivery of services in the centre. The Senior Clinician also provides directions and leadership to the team in the absence of the Clinical Team Leader. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. Aftercare is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Current Drivers' License and use of personal car is an essential requirement for this role.
About the Benefits!
Aftercare offers a competitive remuneration package. Benefits include flexible working conditions, salary packaging (of up to $15,899 tax free per year), 9.5% superannuation, leave loading of 17.5%. You'll be joining a leading organisation who truly values their employees and prioritises continuous Learning & Development for all. Comprehensive training and induction will be provided.
For more information about this opportunity and/or to submit an application, visit the Careers section of Aftercare's website www.aftercare.com.au
Closing date for applications: Monday, 9 th October 2017