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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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HealthWISE Mental Health offers non-crisis mental health services. Our services are available across NSW New England North West and Darling Downs West Moreton Queensland, with our footprint currently expanding.
 
Due to business growth, HealthWISE is recruiting suitable candidates throughout our NSW service region and in to provide services in the South Burnett and Southern Downs Local Government Areas.
 

CREDENTIALED MENTAL HEALTH NURSE

The HealthWISE Mental Health team offers non-crisis mental health services. Due to business growth, HealthWISE is recruiting a Credentialed Mental Health Nurse to be based in our Ipswich office.

Utilising a hub and spoke model to service LGAs in Southern Downs and South Burnett & Cherbourg, this full-time position will provide clinical services in the Darling Downs West Moreton region based from Ipswich. Travel is a requirement of this position.

Candidates must have:

  • A genuine interest in rural primary mental health care
  • Experience with suitable qualifications in mental health nursing
  • Current and full AHPRA registration
  • Experience delivering programs which support the clinical and psychosocial needs of clients with severe mental illness in Primary Care setting
  • A willingness to travel
  • Be able to work autonomously, but also work in partnership to develop and deliver programs

HealthWISE utilises a new model of Mental Health Nurses working in partnership with Lived Experience Program Workers offering Tele health, group sessions and one on one support.
Using a coordinated and strengths-based approach, you will work as part of the wellbeing team developing and delivering programs which support the clinical and psychosocial needs of clients with severe mental illness who can be appropriately managed in Primary Care setting via a General Practitioner and/or a Psychiatrist.

To apply for this position, we encourage you to contact Anne Galloway on 02 6766 1394 or mentalhealth@healthwise.org.au, to discuss the requirements and obtain a position description. The essential role criteria must be addressed in your cover letter, accompanied by your CV.

Position closes 13 September 2019. This advertisement may be withdrawn prior to the closing date if we find the right candidate for this position during this time.

SENIOR MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN – Primary Mental Health Access and Referral Service. 

Part-time. New England North West
The Senior Mental Health Clinician will support the development and implementation of a regional primary mental health access & referral program in the New England North West. This role will facilitate clinical assessment and triage of mental health referrals and ensure an integrated and inclusive approach which supports the provision of appropriate levels of care. 

We are inviting applications from experienced and suitably qualified applicants with current AHPRA Full Registration or AASW membership. 

For information on the above position, please email: mentalhealth@healthwisenenw.com.au or phone Anne Galloway on 02 6766 1394.

Integrated Team Care Care Coordinator

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  • Use your experience to make a difference in our region
  • Salary Sacrificing benefits available
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous Professional Development budget
  • 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. HealthWISE delivers health and community services in New England North West region of NSW, Goondiwindi LGA and Darling Downs West Moreton Queensland.

Due to business growth, HealthWISE is recruiting an Integrated Team Care (ITC) Care Coordinator to be ideally based in our Goondiwindi office, or our Moree office for the right candidate.

This full-time position will provide services in the Goondiwindi LGA, in particular the towns of Goondiwindi and Inglewood. Travel is a requirement of this position.

The ITC Care Coordinator will be responsible for working collaboratively with patients, general practitioners, practice staff, Aboriginal Health Services and allied health practitioners to provide appropriate multidisciplinary care and services for Aboriginal people. The position will assist to increase the capacity of GPs and other health professionals in delivering a holistic health care service to Aboriginal patients while working within the guidelines of the Integrated Team Care program across identified communities within the HealthWISE region. The position will provide delivery of ‘best practice’ care in the area of health education and promotion, and Chronic Disease Management in the Aboriginal Communities throughout the Goondiwindi LGA.

The ITC Care Coordinator will be required to work closely with other members of the Aboriginal Health team, as well as the broader HealthWISE team to achieve the outcomes of this program in an effective and patient focussed manner. This service will be provided on an “as requested” basis to support GP’s across the area as well as to facilitate delivery of best practice care for people across the Goondiwindi LGA. The ITC Care Coordinator is required to work both independently and as part of a team, applying their expertise to ensure the delivery of appropriate and safe clinical support to clients of the service. The successful person shall apply their community knowledge, skills, competence and training to achieve the HealthWISE goals within timeframes and approved budget. The position shall add value to all activities and services of HealthWISE, working collaboratively within a broader team environment to assist in facilitating and achieving HealthWISE vision and mission.

It is essential that Candidates have:

  • Minimum Certificate IV Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Primary Health Care or other relevant qualifications/skills related to this position such as; qualified health workers (nurses, allied health professionals).
  • A demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Primary Health Care as it applies to preventative strategy and chronic disease management
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal people and their health
  • Demonstrated ability to:
  • Communicate sensitively and to effectively engage with Aboriginal people and Communities in a way that fosters mutual respect and regard
  • to work independently, as well as work positively and co-operatively within a team environment as well as within tight time schedules and in accordance with variable workload demands
  • work remotely and autonomously with accountability
  • Demonstrated experience using a computer, in particular Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook software packages
  • Demonstrated high level written and oral communication skills including facilitating activities with a wide range of individuals and groups
  • Demonstrated organisational and high level problem-solving skills as well as the ability to support staff, consult, liaise and negotiate with GP’s and other health professionals
  • Hold a current unrestricted Driver’s License and willingness to travel
  • Demonstrated commitment to the delivery of quality, consistent and continuous health services to local communities
  • Demonstrated attitude and behaviours that are in keeping with the company’s values (innovation, respect, empathy, leadership, accountability,
    transparency, effectiveness)

It would be desirable that the candidate have:

  • Experience and understanding of the completion of Health Assessment and Care Plans relevant to the primary care setting
  • Practical experience in program development, implementation, management and co-ordination
  • Have experience working with health service agencies, non-government organisations, community groups and medical professionals at all levels
  • Identify as being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and be an active member within your community

To apply for this position, we encourage you to contact Glenn Allan on 02 6766 1394 or glenn.allan@healthwise.org.au, to discuss the requirements and obtain a position description.

The essential role criteria must be addressed in your cover letter, accompanied by your latest CV. Applications without a cover letter addressing the role criteria and CV will not be considered.

Position closes 16 September 2019.

Team Leader – Aboriginal Mental Health.
Part time, 48 hours per fortnight
Based in Tamworth or Armidale (preferred) or Ipswich.

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. HealthWISE delivers health and community services in New England North West region of NSW and Darling Downs West Moreton Queensland.

The HealthWISE Mental Health team offers non-crisis mental health services. Due to business growth, HealthWISE is recruiting a part time Team Leader – Aboriginal Mental Health to be based in either our Tamworth, Armidale or Ipswich office.

The Team Leader – Aboriginal Mental Health, is responsible for the clinical oversight, line management, leadership for HealthWISE staff and contractors and program management of the HealthWISE Aboriginal Mental Health services and activities approved by the Manager – Aboriginal Health Services, in accordance with contractual requirements and the strategic goals of HealthWISE.

They will apply specialised clinical skills relevant to the role, will work within their scope of practice, and utilise their skills, competence and training to provide a standard of services as required by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or relevant professional organisations, such as the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

Candidates must have:

  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) in a relevant discipline, and relevant clinical experience as a mental health clinician working with adults, children and adolescents with mental health disorders.
  • Membership of a professional association.
  • Demonstrated competency in the delivery of evidence-based therapies in the treatment of mental health disorders.
  • Evidence of training and experience in Aboriginal mental health and demonstrated understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal people and their health.
  • Demonstrated practical experience in program management, planning, development, implementation, management, reporting and evaluation, including budget management skills preferably in a primary care or integrated care setting.
  • 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 General Practitioners, Medical Specialists and Allied Health Professionals.
  • Demonstrated attitude and behaviours that are in keeping with the company’s values (empowerment, equality, community, client focus, passion for excellence, visionary).
  • Demonstrated high level communication, time- management, organisational and problem-solving skills, including the ability to meet timeframes and manage priorities in order to meet the requirements of the role and the organisation.
  • Demonstrated skill and experience using a range of computer software packages, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Best practice.  
  • Ability and willingness to work at occasional weekend and after-hour events.
  • Current unrestricted Driver’s Licence and a willingness to travel.

It would be desirable that the candidate:

  • Identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander or a person of Aboriginal heritage. HealthWISE considers that being Aboriginal is a genuine occupational qualification under s14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).
  • Is familiar with the national PMHC MDS.

To apply for this position, we encourage you to contact Jay Ramirez on 02 6766 1394 or jay.ramirez@healthwise.org.au, to discuss the requirements and obtain a position description.

The essential role criteria must be addressed in your cover letter, accompanied by your latest CV.

Applications without a cover letter addressing the role criteria and CV will not be considered.

Position closes 16 September 2019.

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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