Working in specialist forensic mental health service, you will have the opportunity to contribute to service innovation and development whilst supporting consumers to re-integrate into the community. Ashton House provides a range of recovery orientated and treatment services, therapy and educative programs to forensic consumers during the period of transition from a secure inpatient setting and the community. It also provides services to consumers in the community requiring an intervention to reduce risk of a readmission to a secure unit. Ashton House works closely with the inpatient treating team, community mental health services and other community systems of support and care across the justice system. The unit offers clinical case assessment and management, rehabilitation and preventative intervention services to consumers who are found Not Guilty By Reason of Mental Impairment under s269 of the Criminal Law Consolidation (Mental Impairment) Amendment Act 1995. As part of the multidisciplinary team, you will provide high quality, recovery-oriented care to mental health consumers with complex needs. This will encompass clinical care coordination and clinical review, forensic risk assessment, and medication management including depot, as well as physical health monitoring of consumers. You will also have the ability to establish long term therapeutic working relationships with consumers and their carers and families.
You will be registered or eligible for registration as a Nurse by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, and hold or be eligible to hold a current practicing certificate. You must be enrolled in an approved Mental Health course or hold a qualification in Mental Health practice. With experience working with a rehabilitation model of care, you will bring the ability to work autonomously, including roles of shift coordination and working with non-clinical staff.
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.
Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.
Applications close: 25 October 2019
For further information and to apply visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 705650