Psychosocial Information and Linkage Officer

Campbelltown, NSW |

Job Description:

South Western Sydney PHN (SWSPHN) is a not-for-profit health organisation which is responsible for identifying and addressing the primary health needs in South Western Sydney through strategic planning, commissioning services, supporting general practices and other health care providers and supporting the integration of local health care services.

At SWSPHN you can make a difference. We are dedicated to enhancing and connecting primary health care so residents and patients achieve better health outcomes. We thrive on creating and maintaining a friendly, supportive and flexible work environment that promotes high quality service delivery with opportunities for personal and professional growth.

About the Role

SWSPHN as a commissioner of  psychosocial support services across the region aim to assist people with severe mental illness resulting in reduced psychosocial functional capacity who are not eligible for assistance through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The Psychosocial Information and Linkage Officer role has been established to support mental health consumers and services to best navigate the currently available psychosocial supports in South Western Sydney (SWS).

You will be responsible for acting as a key source of psychosocial support information for consumers, carers and service providers within the SWS region.

About You

The successful applicant will meet the following selection criteria:

  1. Tertiary qualifications in mental health, health or related field.
  2. High level of knowledge of the regional mental health sector and an in-depth understanding of the support needs of people living with severe mental illness
  3. High-level communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to engage with a broad range of stakeholders, referrers and community members in a collaborative manner
  4. Knowledge of and commitment to primary care mental health principles and practice, and a thorough understanding of the SWS primary mental health system;
  5. Ability to provide a general assessment of psychosocial need and ensure appropriate referral to PHN clinical and psychosocial commissioned services
  6. Understanding of the NDIS and the processes of testing eligibility, as it applies to psychosocial disability for people living with severe mental illness.

How to Apply:

To make a positive difference as part of the SWSPHN team, submit your:

  1. Resume
  2. A separate document addressing each of the selection criteria, providing specific examples (Note: ONLY applications addressing the criteria will be considered
    For more information contact Rachel Smith on 02 4632 3025.

To submit an application email  

Salary: $68,000 - $78,000 (plus super & tax-free salary packaging)

Closing date: Wednesday 17th July 2019

SWSPHN is an equal opportunity employer. Preferred applicants must have the right to work in Australia and will be subject to a National Criminal Record Check. Please note that only applicants successful in making it to the interview stage of the recruitment process will be contacted.

Starting date: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Closing date: 
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Organisation: 
South Western Sydney Primary Health Network
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