Full- time, Part -Time and Contract
About the role:
Opportunity to work in an innovative
program as part of Community Options Australia’s Wellbeing in Aged Care
This role offers the successful
candidate the opportunity to work in a supportive work environment including the provision of administrative
support, scheduling and coordinating of client’s services, a diverse
client referral base and to be part of a collaborative team with progressive
values and a positive organisational culture.
The primary role of the Mental Health
Clinician is to work within a Wellbeing in Aged Care team providing short-term mental
health interventions and support to residents of aged care facilities living with
mental health conditions within the Western Sydney area.
This will include undertaking mental
health assessments, counselling and developing care plans in conjunction with
the older person (resident) and identified family, residential aged care staff
and other professionals.
Provide evidence-based, focused
psychological therapy (CBT, ACT, psycho-education, relaxation strategies,
skills training, interpersonal therapy) either face to face or via Telehealth
to clients aged 65 to 95 years who have been referred by a residential aged
care facility (RACF) under a GP Mental Health Care Plan or under other funding
Maintain accurate case notes for clients
using an electronic clinical record and according to Practice protocols and professional standards.
Contribute to service planning, development
of policy and procedures relevant to assessment and service provision. Contribute
to care plans and participate in case review meetings and planned case
conferences with GPs and other health professionals involved in the client’s
care as required.
Provide written reports
to the client’s Aged Care Providers, family and/ or referring GP with
information regarding assessments undertaken, treatment provided; and recommendations on future management of the client's disorder, according to
Tertiary Qualifications in Psychology or Social Work
Current registration with AHPRA as a
Psychologist/ Clinical social worker
Current registration with Medicare as an
· Experience in assessment and diagnosis of
mental health disorders and provision of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and other
evidence-based focused psychological strategies
Demonstrated understanding of key issues
in comprehensive Primary Health Care, particularly in relation to the health
and wellbeing needs of older adults and residents of aged care facilities.
Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of
issues related to Culturally and linguistically diverse clients and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and culturally appropriate frameworks for
delivery of Recovery- Based therapy.
Bilingual (Arabic, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hindi, Filipino/Tagalog, Urdu, Greek, Spanish)
Applications from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged.
We welcome applications from members of our local Aboriginal community.
Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including
National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check or
similar (where relevant to the role).
Please email your current CV and
cover letter addressing the essential and desirable criteria.
To apply for the position, request additional
information and a more detailed position description please contact Debora Burak, OPMH Program Coordinator email@example.com
Applications close August 15, 2020