Employer: Uniting Recovery
Deadline: 26/09/2017 12:00am
Clinician - Functional Recovery Team, Youth Early Psychosis Program
Salary: base salary + superannuation + generous salary packaging benefits, salary is competitive with NSW Health
Hours: full-time 38 hours per week, 9am – 5:00pm weekdays. Some flexibility will be required
Location: Mount Druitt hub and across the cluster (Parramatta & Penrith)
The headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (hYEPP) aims to provide early intervention services to young people with emerging serious mental illness, and their families, that are youth-friendly, accessible, consistent and seamless, and that provide ongoing care and support.
The hYEPP service will assist young people aged 12 to 25 who are experiencing a first psychotic episode or who meet criteria that indicate they are at ultra-high risk of developing a psychotic disorder. Such assistance will be in the form of early identification and effective, evidence-based interventions delivered by primary care and specialist providers working together within a collaborative, accessible and integrated service framework.
About The Role
We are seeking highly motivated and dynamic Allied Health Professionals (including Clinical or Registered Psychologists, Social Workers, Arts Therapists, Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Occupational Therapists) and Nurses to be a part of the Functional Recovery Team (FRT) within hYEPP, providing services to young people, their families or carers, and the wider community.
The Functional Recovery Clinician engages with and supports young people in their psychosocial recovery through involvement with a variety of interventions, revolving around but working beyond group and psychosocial programming. The FRT works collaboratively with young people, their families and wider support networks, including educational, vocational or other relevant community and social services. The FRT Clinicians carry a small clinical caseload and coordinate psychosocial interventions tailored to meet the individual needs of young people referred to the service.
Candidates must meet the following selection criteria. Please address each of these in written form:
- Current qualification as a Psychologist, Social Worker, Arts Therapist, Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Occupational Therapist, or Nurse
- Current full registration with AHPRA, PACFA, ANZATA or eligibility for registration with AASW
- Current NSW drivers licence
- Experience delivering contemporary, evidence-based practices and therapeutic interventions for young people presenting with first episode psychosis and ultra-high risk clients
- An understanding of the stress-vulnerability model, and the recovery framework for young people
- Ability to effectively engage young people and their families, including the ability to be creative and flexible
- Experience working collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team
- A knowledge of relevant legislation such as the Mental Health Act and the Children (2007), Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act (1998), and other relevant legislation
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), problem solving and negotiation skills, and a demonstrated ability to consult, liaise and negotiate with team members, other professionals and external agencies
- The ability to use relevant information technology, electronic recording systems and data management tools
To be eligible to apply for this position you must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa. Successful appointment to this position is subject to a satisfactory National Criminal History check and the candidate's provision of a valid Working With Children Check.
Parramatta Mission welcomes applications from people of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background and people with a lived experience of mental illness.