NSW Government Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District

Employment Type: Temporary Part Time (until 21/02/2025)

Position Classification: SW Lvl 1/2, OT Lvl 1/2, Counsellor Lvl 1/2, RN, Pysch

Location: Lithgow Community Health Centre

Remuneration: Dependent on Qualifications

Hours Per Week: 24

Requisition ID: REQ458841

Applications Close: 04/02/2024

This position is dependent on Qualifications:

Social Work Level 1/2 – ($35.77 – $51.04 per hour)
Occupational Therapist Level 1/2 – ($35.77 – $51.04 per hour)
Counsellor Level 1/2 – ($35.77 – $51.04 per hour)
Registered Nurse – ($35.32 – $49.60 per hour)
Psychologist – ($37.69 – $55.17 per hour)

Values of
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working with us will ensure your professional life is provided every opportunity to succeed

and develop in your chosen career role.

What we can offer you (for eligible employees):

Opportunity for extra tax savings through Salary Packaging

Novated Leasing

Great education opportunities through Education Training Service which offers over 110 courses each year

Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members

Fitness Passport

What you’ll be doing:
This imperative Community role will see you provide comprehensive Clinical Mental Health services to people with a mental illness or mental disorder that is least intrusive, collaborative, recovery oriented, nominated carer and family responsive and inclusive, rehabilitative, encourages self-advocacy, facilitates empowerment and capacity for optimal independent function and utilises evidence-based practice interventions.

Your role will be to work with the Mental Health Service to enhance the cultural sensitivity and accessibility of the service for Aboriginal people and to improve the capacity of service providers to provide culturally sensitive and appropriate responses to the Aboriginal population.

Within this position you will prioritise workload in order to maintain accountability and optimise positive outcomes for consumers and their families and show the ability to maximise use of limited service resources and negotiate access to resources in the community

and other services by managing competing demands in a busy workload within a complex health care environment. At all times you will be aware of the cultural issues related to mental health service provision for Aboriginal people with the aim of providing care within a best practice model.

Apply today to join the amazing Mental Health team located at Lithgow Community Health Centre and help make a difference to our community!

An eligibility list may be created for future vacancies.

About us:

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) is a wonderful place to expand your career and grow your skills and knowledge. As a recognised leader in the healthcare industry, we provide a range of public health services to the Nepean and Blue Mountains and Lithgow Region.

NBMLHD: Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District will drive innovation and excellence in health service delivery that provides safe, equitable, high quality, accessible, timely and efficient services that are responsive to the needs of patients and the community. Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively encourages diversity and inclusion within our workforce. In the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District Mental Health Service, we value and strive for a diverse and inclusive workplace. We aim to enrich our working environment and deliver excellent care to all consumers, their families and carers, no matter their background or needs. We encourage and welcome applications from people from diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders; people living with disability; people from a Cultural and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) background; people who identify as LGBTQI+, people with a lived experience of mental health concerns and people of mature age.

All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course (2 doses) of a Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved or recognised COVID-19 vaccine (except for the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine which is approved by the TGA as a single dose primary course). New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health or provide an Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW. A NSW Health agency may require further information about the medical contraindication (including but not limited to an Immunisation Medical Exemption form – IM011 form).

Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations.

Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified and must not exceed the duration or conditions associated with the current visa.

Selection criteria to be addressed:

Tertiary qualifications in either Social Worker (where degree provides eligibility for membership for Australian Association of Social Workers) -Counselling (including eligibility for membership of relevant professional body) – Occupational Therapist and registered with AHPRA – Psychology and registered with AHPRA or Registered Nurse Division 1 with AHPRA registration including completion of a new graduate RN program or 12 months experience working as a Registered Nurse.

Demonstrated skills in mental health and discipline specific assessments and interventions and experience working with people with mental illness.

Demonstrated ability to collaborate meaningfully with consumers and carers with a commitment and understanding of recovery principles in mental health service provision

Demonstrated excellent communication skills including verbal, written, good interpersonal skills and computer competence and literacy.

Demonstrated ability to work in collaborative partnerships with a range of service providers to tailor care plans and enhance the cultural sensitivity of service provision

Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to Aboriginal mental health and wellbeing principles and practice improvement

Demonstrated working knowledge of NSW Mental Health Act, 2007

Current Driver’s Licence and willingness to use for work purpose travel

Need more information? 2) Find out more about applying for this position For role related queries or questions contact Rachael Mulley on rachael.mulley@health.nsw.gov.au

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