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Mental Health Social Worker - Townsville

Health Workforce Queensland - Aitkenvale, QLD

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Facility Information: Mates4Mates is one of Australia's most respected charities for veterans and is recognised nationally for providing the most progressive, integrated support programs in the country, helping to rebuild and save lives. Mates4Mates provides support and rehabilitation to current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force members who have been impacted as a result of their service, and their families. All services are bulk billed through Medicare and DVA.
Providing a laid back tropical lifestyle that is complemented by capital city comforts, no other Australian city boasts the resilience, diversity, lifestyle and economic potential that the Townsville North Queensland Region enjoys. Known as the Second Capital of Queensland and with a population of approximately 193,601 people, Townsville offers a dynamic lifestyle coupled with strong economic prosperity. Townsville is a thriving precinct with access to a variety of world class education facilities, leading edge health care, affordable housing, unique retailing, spectacular events and entertainment, dining precincts and a wide range of outdoor recreation options. With over 300 days of sunshine each year, Townsville's lifestyle is second to none. Position Description: Work within a multidisciplinary team to support the delivery of psychological services to our Mates and/or their families to address mental, emotional and behavioural issues.

  • Conduct Expression of Interest screens for Mates/Family members applying for Skills for Recovery programs and eligibility to be a member of Mates4Mates
  • Contribute to the evaluation of service programs through administration of psychometric, surveys and analysis of data
  • Provide individual and group interventions and psychological interventions to Mates/Family members using evidence informed and evidence-based therapies
  • Liaise with relevant internal and external providers.
  • Externally promote our service offerings to relevant stakeholders to ensure our targeted client cohort are engaged and aware of the ongoing support they can receive through our service offerings; and
  • Participate in short term residential programs, from time to time with our Mates and their families
After Hours: Yes, limited to some residential retreats and possible after hours sessions. After hours work will be discussed at the time of interview Qualifications and Experience: Essential for success
  • Tertiary qualification in Psychology or Social Work with membership of AASW and/or full registration with AHPRA.
  • Experienced in the treatment and management of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.
  • Ability to develop and implement treatment and recovery plans for individuals and families, as required.
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills and computer proficiency, including
  • the ability to use client information management systems.
  • Capacity to work effectively both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team, demonstrate
  • accountability and proficiency in clinical report writing.
  • Experience and /or knowledge of experiential therapies and the development of psychological programs
Advantageous
  • Direct experience in delivering Psychological or related services to current or past serving Defence personnel and their families.
  • Demonstrated clinical skills in delivering evidence-based treatment to people across the lifespan presenting with a wide variety or presentations.
  • Experience working in a multidisciplinary team.
  • For social workers;
    • accreditation as a Mental Health Social Worker;
    • registered with Medicare and DVA as a Mental Health Social Worker or eligibility to be registered.
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