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The Community Mental Health Worker is responsible for providing integrated mental health support and coordination for people with complex conditions, including mental illness and alcohol and other drug use, in clinic-based and outreach settings. The position will support the existing services provided by the local Pathways program.
- Work within a harm reduction framework to undertake comprehensive mental health assessments that inform development of individual treatment and support plans to address concurrent comorbidities, in collaboration with clients, their treating doctor, other clinicians involved in their care and the Pathways team
- Provide integrated, trauma informed clinical care, mental health treatment, brief interventions, case management and other support services in accordance with the client’s individual treatment and support plans
- Build relationships with mental health services, primary health services and other health and community service providers, and work collaboratively to ensure effective coordination and continuity of care
- Ensure documentation and data collection is timely, complete and of an appropriate standard, including assessments, client case notes, treatment outcomes measures, reports and other written communication, and ensure effective handover of information when required
To be considered you will have:
- Qualification or currently studying towards a qualification, in Counselling/Social Work/
- Psychology/Nursing/other relevant field and/or
- Post Graduate Mental Health qualification
- Cert IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs or equivalent (or willingness to undertake)
- Minimum of 2 years post graduate experience, preferably in a community or general practice setting
- Proven clinical competency in undertaking mental health assessments, treatment and case management
All appointments will be conditional upon a satisfactory National Police Check, Working with Children Check and Australian citizenship or suitable rights to work in Australia.
For more information regarding the position please contact Carolyn Andreae on 02 6132 4800.