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Job Number : 26437
Type and Location : Clinical / Sydney
Listed By : Parramatta Mission on 11 Jan 2019
Senior Clinician - North Sydney Karrikin

Senior Clinicians x 2: Mental Health Service for Young People, Chatswood

  • Chatswood location
  • Competitive remuneration and generous NFP salary packaging options
  • 2 roles available: 1x PT/FT and 1 X PT/FT Maternity Leave cover
  • Contract ends 30 June 2019, to continue in line with funding

About Us

North Sydney Karrikin, Aboriginal word for seed growth after bushfires, is a mobile and assertive outreach treatment service providing multidisciplinary case management for young people aged 12 to 25 years old which have, or areat risk of, severe mental illness and can be supported in a primary care setting.

This service focuses on young people at ultra-high risk (UHR) of psychosis; those with emerging borderline personality disorders; and those with moderate to severe anxiety, or emerging mood or eating disorders that cannot access NSLHD services as they may not reach the LHD Mental Health Service's threshold for care. Karrikin will offer assistance in the form of early identification and effective, evidence-based interventions delivered by primary care and specialist providers working together within a collaborative, accessible and integrated service framework.

About the role

The Karrikin Senior Clinician role is an integral part of the multidisciplinary team. The role involves the provision of comprehensive, evidence-based clinical case management, psychological and psychosocial interventions tailored to meet the individual needs of young people within a Recovery Framework.

The clinician will also provide long-term case management, which includes intake, assessment, engagement, psycho-education, clinical intervention, attendance at psychiatric review appointments, liaison, with an over-arching focus on care co-ordination.

Selection Criteria

  • Approved tertiary qualifications in relevant discipline and full registration with AHPRA or eligible for membership with the AASW.
  • Psychologists; Occupational Therapists; Social Workers; Mental Health Nurses
  • Substantial experience (minimum 5 years) in clinical practice within the mental health field, with specific experience working with young people.  Ideally with experience in early psychosis, emerging borderline personality disorders; and/or moderate to severe anxiety, or emerging mood or eating disorders.
  • Sound knowledge of contemporary evidence-based practices and therapeutic interventions for young people.
  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership in clinical supervision, education, training, ongoing professional development and any student clinical placements, orientation and mentoring roles. Ability to contribute to clinical leadership in a multidisciplinary team and on a one to one basis.
  • Substantial experience in acute mental health care, including completion of mental health and bio-psycho-social assessments, crisis interventions and short term psychosocial treatment for young people experiencing mental health difficulties and their families.
  • A high level of interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), problem solving and negotiation skills and demonstrated ability to consult, liaise and negotiate with team members, other professionals and external agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and function autonomously while being able to effectively work in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to maintain and influence a team culture and performance that is based on hope, optimism and a recovery framework for young people.
  • Current NSW Driver's License.

Parramatta Mission welcomes applications from people of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background and people with a lived experience of mental illness.

Interested applicants should submit their applications addressing the above criteria to recruitment@parramattamission.org.au

Only shortlisted applicants who address all selection criteria will be contacted for interview.



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