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Therapy Aide

Metro North, QLD

Fixed Term Temporary

$2355.90 - $2476.60

Psychologist

• Do you have a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance or Mental Health Work and are looking for a new opportunity to contribute to consumer care?

• The Acute Care Team provides a central point of access, particularly through 1300 MH-CALL and Emergency Department (ED) assessments. The service delivers triage, intake, acute response, assessment, coordination of emergency services, short term treatment interventions (4-6 weeks) and facilitates discharge to primary or continuing care. The team is predominantly community based for adults, operating on an extended hour basis.

• This is a short-term temporary opportunity up to 15 October 2022 with possibility of extension

This role contributes to consumer care by providing clinical support tasks delegated under the direct or indirect supervision of a Mental Health Clinician or Allied Health Professional (Occupational Therapist, Psychologist, Social Worker) within the Acute Care Team. The role provides support for consumers to achieve their identified recovery goals.

About you

Our ideal candidate will be someone who can demonstrate the following:

  • Ability to acquire and apply knowledge to support allied health service provision, such as knowledge of the health care system, basic computer literacy, medical terminology, general mental health and medical conditions.
  • Ability to acquire knowledge of the roles of Allied Health Professionals and delegation principles.
  • Demonstrated self-management skills, including time management, an ability to organise and prioritise tasks and complete duties in a timely manner with limited supervision and able to follow directions and work in a team environment.
  • Ability to apply recovery focused practice by working in collaboration with consumers, encouraging their progress towards meeting their own life goals.
  • Ability to meet a range of consumer need within organisational constraints.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with consumers and work within a team with a good understanding of scope of practice.
  • A commitment to operational and professional supervision and a commitment to continuous professional development

Mandatory Requirements:

About West Moreton

West Moreton Health is one of the most rapidly evolving health services in the south east corner, with a community growth expected to almost double to more than 588,000 by 2036. Our vision is for a robust hospital and health service that includes fit-for-purpose spaces, interconnected buildings, multi-disciplinary health services, research, education and community partnerships.

To read more on how West Moreton Health are committed to transforming and optimising our care, to meet the health care needs of our growing and diverse community –  Follow this link 

Benefits

17.5% annual leave loading (Additional allowances/ entitlements may apply), 12.75 % employer contribution to superannuation. Other employment benefits may include:

professional development, salary sacrificing options, wellness programs and the Employee Assistance Service (EAS).

To apply

Further information regarding this role please download and read the attached Role Description and Information Packages. You will need to submit your Cover Letter, CV or Resume including the names and contact details of two referees and a short response (maximum 1-2 pages) on how your experience, abilities, knowledge and personal qualities are relevant to the role.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for all West Moreton Health vacancies.

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

Documents

Before applying for this vacancy please ensure you read the documents below.

Job Ad Reference QLD-WM435618_08
Date Listed 06 August 2022
ContactRachael McLucas
34137532
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