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Mental Health Clinician - Hamilton

  • : South West Healthcare
  • : 15-May-2020
  • : Hamilton VIC 3300

Primary Purpose:

Located within the Community Adult team, this position will be responsible for providing recovery oriented and trauma informed management utilising natural and existing community supports. The team provides mental health assessment and treatment services to consumers which includes direct engagement based treatment inclusive of the person with the identified mental health concern,, families and Services aim to provide individual biological, psychological and social interventions based on a persons expressed needs and goals.

Accountability and Key Results Areas

Provide mental health screening and assessment. Engage with individuals and their support people to develop and review an individualised recovery and treatment plan in a manner that promotes hope, self-identity, meaning and personal responsibility. Maintain a caseload of people experiencing mental health concerns. Provide direct clinical treatment to consumers, families and carers, including assessment, short and long term intensive case management, including evidence based treatment interventions of a high standard. Deliver outreach support to consumers in their own environment, and/r in other settings as indicated by clinical guidelines. Work effectively within a multidisciplinary team. Arrange and coordinate referrals appropriate to the needs of the consumer and their support people Liaise with other community groups, agencies, individual and networks to enhance service integration and educate other services about mental health issues. Participate as possible in the community development activities of the service including liaison, consultation, education for other health care professionals, consumer groups and community agencies. Actively develop and participate in service related continuous improvement projects Document all interventions in an electronic mental health record according to legislative and service requirements. Participate in own discipline specific and other staff training and development as appropriate. Develop and deliver training and education programs as required. Ensure that high standards of professional practice are maintained. Adhere to professional requirements, including relevant Code of Conduct, and registration with appropriate regulatory bodies. Participate in formal clinical supervision, line management supervision and annual performance appraisal program. Contribute discipline specific expertise to the team, consumers and families and other professionals as required.

Selection Criteria:

Appropriate qualifications and registration with relevant Board or Association. Demonstrated skills and broad experience in mental health clinical services including proven ability to work within a team based multi-disciplinary model. An understanding of Recovery Oriented practices in relation to the role. An understanding of trauma informed care in relation to the role. Excellent written, communication and interpersonal skills and initiative with proven ability to work autonomously and within a multidisciplinary team. Demonstrated good judgement, work planning, decision-making abilities and organisational skills. An ability to provide initiative and innovation and to work in a changing environment with flexibility and problem solving skills. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in computer skills is required. Victorian driver’s licence is required.


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Mental Health Clinician - Hamilton
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South West Healthcare
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Highest Education
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Hamilton VIC 3300
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