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Mental Health Clinical Support Coordinator


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“Full citizenship for all people living with mental health issues in Australian society”

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Mental Health Clinician to join our team in Cairns Connect to Wellbeing service

  • Clinical Assessment and Service Navigation
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with local service providers
  • Ability to lead and work in a Recovery Based Framework

About the Role

  • Part Time (0.5FTE); Maximum term contract until June 2021 (with possibility of extension)
  • Cairns Location
  • Flexible working arrangements on offer

** Pls note: Applicants who wish to work full time can do so across the Clinical Lead and Clinical Support Coordinator positions which are currently being advertised Part Time (0.5FTE).

The Connect to Wellbeing Program is a Neami service located in Cairns, Townsville and Mackay in partnership with the NQPHN.

Core duties

  • Engage consumers and develop trusting and professional relationships
  • Triage and assessment of mental health referrals
  • Participate in psychiatric assessment with consumers where appropriate
  • Foster and maintain relationships with external stakeholders to ensure good communication flow and clear referral pathways
  • Participate in community engagement activities as directed and promote the mental health and wellbeing of the community

What will you bring to the role?

The Mental Health Clinical Support Coordinator will be part of a multidisciplinary mental health team delivering high quality mental health intake, assessment and triage services for individuals in the region who experience mental health issues and are seeking support.

As a Mental Health Clinical Support Coordinator you will have a background in, and be registered in, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Mental Health Nursing and/or Psychology. At the Intake, Assessment and Triage Service, you will be part of a team of Mental Health Support Coordinators who provide clinical assessments, risk assessments and care planning and facilitate access to appropriate clinical and community services.

Other skills essential skills and experiences we are looking for include:

  • Be a resilient and motivated leader and team member
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in coordinating a team of staff and working as a member of a multi-disciplinary team with the ability to inspire and facilitate team commitment and cooperation
  • Knowledge and experience in clinical practice frameworks and governance
  • Knowledge of local/regional services particularly relevant to wellbeing and health programs

Mandatory requirements:

  • Relevant Clinical qualifications and registrations – Refer to PD
  • Working with Children checks (are required before commencement of work - Blue Card with Yellow Card Exemption or Blue & Yellow Cards (employee responsibility)
  • Australian Working Rights
  • Drivers licence
  • Police check (refer to PD) – disclosable outcomes considered

Incentives include:

  • Diverse and inclusive organisation
  • Induction and extensive Learning and Development Program
  • Regular Practice Development sessions and coaching with your supervisor
  • Salary Packaging providing tax benefits available for living and entertainment expenses
  • Excellent conditions including paid parental leave, a monthly accrued day off, generous long service leave, wellness and gratis leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Flexible working (full and part time roles) arrangements are available
  • Pet friendly environment

How to apply:

If you feel you have the skills and experience to succeed in this role, then please click the APPLY button now before Sunday 25 April 2021.

The terms and conditions of the role are listed in the position description. If you have any further questions not addressed in the advertising words or position description please contact:

Name: Peta O’Neill

Phone number: 0428 120 274

We respectfully request no recruitment agency applications.

We celebrate multidisciplinary teams and value the rich skills and experiences brought by applicants from a range of sectors and professional backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.