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  • Use your experience  to make a difference in our region
  • Salary Sacrificing benefits available
  • Flexible working hours
  • Professional Development budget
  • Paid supervision
  • Rural location with many services available
  • Supportive, family-friendly and inclusive work environment
  • Established, value-focused, Not for Profit Organisation
  • HealthWISE is a value-led organisation. Our values guide our day-to-day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community.
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Vision – Healthy Communities

Purpose – Creating better health for our communities

HealthWISE provides primary health care programs and clinical services across the New England North West area of NSW and an increasing range of services and programs in the Darling Downs West Moreton regions. HealthWISE has been delivering federally funded primary health and social services for over 13 years. We are a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to creating healthy communities.

By employing skilled and experienced local healthcare providers and a dedicated support team, we provide efficient and effective programs that improve access, increase awareness, decrease cost, empower communities and foster long term health.

HealthWISE is a flexible and inclusive organisation and is dedicated to providing a welcoming and culturally appropriate environment for everyone and promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children.

We currently have no positions advertised.

Mental Health Team Leader; NSW

  • Part-time position: 60 hours per fortnight
  • Location: by negotiation at one of our HealthWISE NSW offices

Reports to: Mental Health Programs Manager

Direct reports: Mental Health Clinicians, Mental Health Workers, Lived Experience workers.

The HealthWISE Mental Health team provides a variety of non-crisis mental health services across the region and the New England North West area of NSW and an increasing range of services and programs in the Darling Downs West Moreton regions of QLD.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The purpose of the Mental Health Team Leader: NSW role is to:

  • Provide line management and leadership for the Mental Health team in NSW in delivering services;
  • Provide a comprehensive and integrated multi-disciplinary approach to primary health care;
  • Provide oversight and direction in referral and client management for staff  
  • Work with the mental health program and data manager to ensure sub-contracted services are compliant with contractual and clinical governance requirements;
  • Assist the mental health programs manager to recruit and negotiate sub-contracts with health professionals;
  • Ensure program planning, development, implementation, promotion, evaluation and reporting are in accordance with the strategic goals of the Mental Health programs and the organisation;
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the Mental Health services and activities, with particular regard to health outcomes and cost-effectiveness; and
  • Ensure the Mental Health services and activities in NSW meet contractual and organisational requirements on time and within budget.

ESSENTIAL

  • A relevant qualification in a mental  health related discipline with AHPRA or AASW registration
  • Relevant qualification in business or a health-related discipline and/or demonstrated program management experience, preferably in a primary care or integrated care setting.
  • Demonstrated practical experience in program planning, development, implementation, management and evaluation, including budget management skills.
  • Demonstrated line management experience, including an ability to supervise and support staff remotely.
  • Demonstrated ability to work positively and co-operatively within a multi- disciplinary team environment, including
  • with General Practitioners, Medical Specialists and Allied Health Professionals.
  • Demonstrated cultural competence
  • Demonstrated commitment to the delivery of quality, consistent and continuous health services to local communities
  • Current unrestricted and unencumbered NSW Driver’s Licence
  • Willingness to travel and work  after hours if required
  • Willingness to consent to a National Police Check
  • Current Working With Children Check held or willingness to obtain

To apply for this position: The essential role criteria must be addressed in your cover letter, accompanied by your latest CV. 
Applications without a cover letter addressing the essential role criteria accompanied by your CV will not be considered. The essential role criteria are in the full Position Description.

To request a full position description please email: mentalhealth@healthwise.org.au 
Attention Anne Galloway

Applications close 25.9.2020​​​​​​​

Or, contact Sally Urquhart  
(02) 6766 1394
  or  sally.urquhart@healthwise.org.au, to discuss the requirements and to obtain a position description.

Please send all applications to Sally Urquhart sally.urquhart@healthwise.org.au,  by closing date:
5 pm, Friday, 11 September 2020.

Suicide Prevention Lived Experience Worker

  • Part-time position – 3 day per week
  • To be based by negotiation at one of our HealthWISE offices in Glen Innes, Inverell  Armidale, Tamworth or Gunnedah.
  • Servicing towns and regional areas across the HealthWISE footprint in NSW

The HealthWISE Mental Health team offers non-crisis mental health services. Due to business growth, HealthWISE is recruiting suitable candidates to provide services in the New England region.

The Lived Experience Worker will use a coordinated and strengths-based approach, working as part of the mental health team developing and delivering programs that support the psychosocial needs of clients impacted by Suicide.

The Lived Experience Worker will assist clients to link with clinical services provided by mental health clinicians and support an integrated team approach to meeting the needs of the client.

An essential role requirement is ‘lived experience’ of managing recovery from the impact of suicide.

The Lived Experience Workers will be suitably qualified and trained people with lived experience of the impact of Suicide and recovery from mental health difficulties. 

Mental Health Qualifications apply. 

The role of the Lived Experience Worker is to provide psychosocial support services to people who have been impacted by Suicide. This position, in partnership with families and carers (as appropriate), will provide a range of non-clinical community-based support to individuals and groups with a focus on the development of post-vention at a community level.

Lived Experience Workers will provide person-centered, relationship-focused, trauma-informed support to clients to assist with their recovery. This is achieved by providing a range of non-clinical supports that can be provided at individual or group levels.

Lived Experience workers draw on their lived experience to play unique roles in encouraging and supporting the recovery of people experiencing mental health issues.

Applicants must have a genuine interest in providing support to people.

All applications must address the essential criteria listed in the position description.

To request a position description please email: mentalhealth@healthwise.org.au 
Attention Anne Galloway

 

Applications close 18.9.2020

Interested in working with us?

HealthWISE provides a range of primary health care services across New England North West New South Wales.

We are always interested in hearing from allied health and mental health professionals who may be interested in working with us.

Please email a copy of your CV to: anne.williams@healthwisenenw.com.au

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