What you'll be doing
The Mental Health Rehabilitation Program (MH-RP) 2005 was established to provide specialist rehabilitation staff to deliver individually targeted assessment and interventions and community linkages for people whose mental illness significantly impairs their ability to function in daily life (due to difficulties in social, psychological or cognitive functioning) including:
Expert individual rehabilitation assessment and program development and delivery
Consultation and support for community mental health clinicians in rehabilitation assessment & program development and delivery
Planned and coordinated integrated service delivery through enhanced service integration with MHDA and its partners.
The position will be sector based: working within non-acute community adult mental health teams including CAMHS and other early intervention programs; to provide psychosocial rehabilitation services (assessment, comprehensive care plan development and intervention support) to consumers of the Sector Adult Mental Health Services and to work in collaboration with community service providers.
People of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background encouraged to apply.
Candidates will need to meet the following criteria:
Consistently demonstrates behaviours that reinforce the CORE Values of our organisation; Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment. Demonstrates these behaviours with all stakeholders; colleagues, direct reports, as well as our patients and consumers, and those that care for them.
Relevant tertiary qualification in Nursing or Occupational Therapy with current AHPRA registration. Clinical Nurse Specialists must have relevant post-registration qualifications and at least 3 years' experience working in the clinical area of their specified post-graduate qualification. Social workers must have relevant tertiary qualifications and must be eligible for membership to the AASW. Clinical experience at minimum Level 2 is required. Clinical Psychologists must have minimum postgraduate Masters in Clinical Psychology and current registration with AHPRA.
Extensive clinical experience and specialist knowledge in assessment of a Mental Health Consumer’s capacity to engage in meaningful occupation and provide rehabilitation that is goal orientated, facilitates living skills, life role development and promotes social inclusion in consumers’ lives.
Experience with evidence based practice, work experience providing mental health rehabilitation services within a recovery paradigm, clinical experience with a variety of psychosocial interventions to assist in consumer goal attainment including but not limited to psycho-education, family work, motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioural therapy.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and extensive experience in working collaboratively with key stakeholders including Health, NGO and local government to provide services to mental health rehabilitation consumers.
Sound knowledge and practical computer skills including MS office.
Demonstrated advanced time management skills including an ability to effectively prioritise workloads with limited resources and the complexities of multiple site communications and service delivery.
Current NSW motor vehicle drivers licence.