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Job Number : 30215
Type and Location : Psychologist / Sydney
Listed By : Parramatta Mission on 15 May 2020
Group Coordinator - Psychologist / Social Worker / Nurse / OT - 2 positions

The “Continuing to be Me” (C2bMe) program is an exciting new program of Parramatta Mission, providing a comprehensive in reach person centred model of care designed to enable residents living within aged care facilities with mental illness to access mental health services like those available in the community.  C2bMe offers low and medium intensity interventions through therapeutic groups & individual clinical care led by skilled allied health professionals and co-facilitated by Residential Aged Care Facilities RACF staff.

  • 2 Full time position in South Western Sydney
  • Opportunity to promote hope & recovery in people's lives
  • Attractive salary + Generous salary packaging benefits

Job Description

The position of Group Coordinator will involve the development, implementation, and facilitation of group programs at partnering RACFs. The aim of delivering group programs is to improve functioning, facilitate recovery, promote wellbeing and empower older people who experience mental health issues.

Essential Criteria
1. Relevant tertiary qualifications in Psychology (must be provisionally registered as a minimum), Social Work, Registered Nursing, or Occupational Therapy including current registration or eligibility to register with respective professional body. 
2. Experience in developing, facilitating and evaluating group programs
3. Demonstrated experience and a good understanding of working with older persons, and in supporting older people’s mental wellbeing
4. Demonstrated skills in decision making, problem solving, negotiation and crisis management.
5. Demonstrated knowledge of and sensitivity to the mental health needs of elderly people (65+ years and 50+ for Aboriginal Elders) and aged care facilities
6. An understanding of recovery model principles and ability to implement these in clinical practice
7. Ability to effectively engage consumers and their families, as well as other stakeholders, including the ability to be creative and flexible
8. A high level of interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), problem solving and negotiation skills and demonstrated ability to consult, liaise and negotiate within a multidisciplinary team.
9. Demonstrated ability to collaboratively plan and deliver group programs to meet the needs of consumers based on a case formulation approach
10. Ability to use relevant information technology, electronic recording systems and data management tools
11. Knowledge of relevant legislation such as the Mental Health Act (2007) 
12. Compulsory Influenza vaccine compliance
13. Current NSW Driver’s License 

To Apply, click the Red Link below & attach your Resume and Cover Letter addressing the Essential criteria.

What we offer:

A competitive salary with generous NFP salary sacrificing options, along with professional development and training opportunities in a friendly work environment.

This is your opportunity to promote hope and recovery in peoples lives!

Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted and must be prepared to undergo a Criminal Check and provide Working with Children Clearance.

Parramatta Mission encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds.

To Apply click on the Link below:
Group Coordinator - Psychologist / Social Worker / Nurse / OT - 2 positions 

Enquiries only to Apply Click on the above red Link mentioning PsychXchange in your letter. Ref 656

No agencies please 

Contact Details
Rose Rivera, Recruitment Partner (02) 8188 7426


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