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Aps6 Counsellor/aps 6 Clinical Care Coordinator

IPA - South Townsville, QLD

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


IPA Townsville are currently recruiting for 2 X APS6 roles for one of our Federal Government clients who provide support to Australian Veterans and their families. This role is a 12-month contract with potential to extend for the right candidate.

APS 6 Clinical care coordinator -


The position of Clinical Care Coordinator entails working collaboratively with clients and internal and external stakeholders to enhance Open Arm's ability to identify and respond to the needs of vulnerable and at-risk veterans, current and former Defence Force members and/or their families.

The position takes a strengths-based, recovery approach to supporting vulnerable and/or at-risk consumers to enhance wellbeing and participation in their community through community engagement, collaborative recovery work, case coordination, complex case management and linkage with group programs and external services.

Mandatory Requirements.

  • Qualifications must be that of a Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, or Nurse with mental health experience.
  • Qualified Psychologists, Occupational Therapists and Nurses must have current registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Agency (AHPRA).
  • Mental health accredited Social Workers must be registered with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
  • Working with Children (WWC) and/or Vulnerable People Checks/Clearance held and maintained while employed.

APS 6 - Counsellor


In accordance with the principles of workplace diversity, Work Health and Safety, participative work practices, APS values and APS Employment Principles the Counsellor will:

  • Provision of high-quality clinical services including assessment and referral, evidence based individual, couple and family counselling, and case management to eligible clients to achieve outcomes identified in care planning processes.
  • Maintaining clinical records according to our clients' standards, collating and analysing data from client records, and preparing reports as required to assist in evaluating and improving service delivery.
  • Facilitating the delivery of our clients counselling and other programs to veterans, ADF personnel and their families in rural and outer metropolitan areas by.
  • applying quality assurance principles and procedures to ensure the clinical practice, reporting and invoicing activities of outreach counsellors meet contractual requirements.
  • ensuring our clients contracted counsellors and other providers are accessing relevant services, resources and supports for Open Arms clients.
  • Liaising and forming partnerships with DVA, the ADF, other government departments, ex-service organisations, community health and welfare agencies, and all other organisations involved in meeting the identified needs of veteran and defence force communities and families.
  • Participation in and contribution to ongoing learning and development activities and maintenance of professional status.
  • Participation in community development and service promotion activities as required.
  • Applying the principles of cooperative and safe working practices consistent with APS Values and the Department's mission, vision, approach, and values.

Mandatory Requirements.

  • Full AHPRA registration in a mental health field (i.e. psychologist, mental health nurse, occupational therapist) or AASW registration (social worker).
  • A minimum of three years' experience providing evidence informed mental health counselling or group program facilitation.
  • A passion or interest for working with clients with complex needs who are best suited to DBT interventions.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, demonstrate drive, integrity, flexibility and be solution focused.
  • Working with Children (WWC) and/or Vulnerable People Checks/Clearance must be obtained prior to commencement.

Highly desirable

  • Accredited training in DBT (introductory or advanced level).
  • Experience in the facilitation of treatment and psychoeducational group programs.
  • Experience working with Australian Defence Force members and/or their families.

Please note that shortlisted candidates will be requested to address a Selection Criteria prior to interview.

South Townsville, QLD

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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