Youth Mental Health Rehabilitation Clinician (Social Worker Level 1/2 or Occupational Therapist 1/2 or RN or Psychologist)

South Eastern Sydney, NSW

Permanent Full Time

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Registered Nurse

Purpose of Position

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) is committed to improving the care provided to our consumers in line with our vision of Working together to improve the health and wellbeing of our community. All staff are expected to promote culture and supporting practices that reflect the NSW Health CORE values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment, and that are guided by the National Mental Health Recovery Framework. The Youth Mental Health Rehabilitation Clinician will plan, coordinate and deliver high quality consumer focused, individually tailored, clinical rehabilitation services to support the recovery process for young people (14-24) with mental health challenges, consistent with South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) policies, procedures and standards. This position forms part of the Rehabilitation Service and works closely with the Mental Health clinicians across Adult and Child and Adolescent service settings to facilitate seamless care and build the capacity of rehabilitation services to work effectively with youth and their families. This clinician works within a partnerships model that promotes collaborative partnerships with other government and non-government organisations and service providers such as Educational and Vocational Agencies and the Youth Sector.

Selection Criteria

Professional qualification in either Social Work (eligible for membership of AASW), Occupational Therapy with Current registration with AHPRA, Registered Nurse with Current registration with AHPRA; Psychologist with Current registration with AHPRA.

Demonstrated competency in mental health rehabilitation with an ability to plan, implement and evaluate individual and group clinical rehabilitation interventions

Demonstrated commitment to consumer participation, and a strengths based and recovery focused approach to service provision

Demonstrated knowledge of and sensitivity to the mental health and developmental needs of young people (14-24 years) and their families

Ability to develop partnerships and community linkages with community organisations and to build capacity within these services and within mental health services in working with young people (14-24) with a mental illness

Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate effectively within the multi-disciplinary team and with a diverse range of stakeholders including consumers, families and service providers

Current, unrestricted NSW Driver’s licence and computer skills (proficient in MS Office applications & relevant health databases).