Please note that this position is multi-classified as either a AHP2 or RN/M2C.
You will apply your clinical experience, specialised knowledge and professional judgement to plan, implement and evaluate a comprehensive and integrated range of mental health services appropriate to the needs of the Yorke & Northern community. Working within National Mental Health Standards, and supporting the implementation of the Mental Health Reform, you will work under limited supervision to co-manage complex cases with other mental health workers. You may provide direction to less experienced professional officers, para professionals and students working within a recovery framework in mental health. As a member of the multidisciplinary team including health professionals and service providers from other sectors, you will utilise a combination of preventative, early intervention and treatment/therapy based approaches to ensure good clinical outcomes are achieved by the consumer group. Yorke & Northern Mental Health embraces strength based approaches and the principles of positive psychology, and aims to be a flourishing mental health service that impacts meaningfully and positively on the community it serves. Employees of Yorke & Northern receive access to professional development opportunities, salary sacrifice arrangements and may also be eligible for relocation support.
For appointment at the AHP2 level, you must hold a recognised qualification in Social work or Occupational Therapy, and be eligible for practicing membership of the relevant Professional Association. For appointment at the RN/M2 level, you will be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and hold a current practicing certificate, along with a relevant postgraduate qualification in Mental Health practice. Creative, innovative and flexible when approaching issues in a mental health care setting, you will bring the ability to write accurate consumer care plans and maintain other relevant documentation.
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 and compliant Immunisation screening.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.
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