Senior Initial Assessment and Referral Intake Clinician

Penrith, NSW |

Newly created opportunity available for suitably qualified mental health professional to provide leadership to our IAR intake team.

This is an exciting opportunity for a mental health clinician with drive, energy and a commitment to the local community, to provide their expertise and leadership to emerging and expanding mental health services in the Nepean Blue Mountains region.
This newly created role is responsible for coordinating the provision of a responsive telephone triage and assessment services for people presenting with a range of primary health needs, including mental health and substance use disorders and their families. 
This role will provide leadership and operational clinical supervision to our Initial Assessment and Referral (IAR) Intake Clinicians; and will be responsible for managing the service establishment of the Head to Health IAR Intake Service, Psychological Therapy Services (PTS) and other mental Health services as required.
Set to commence early September, this position offers the flexibility to be based at our Werrington Park Corporate Centre office, with the opportunity to work from home available.

This position is being offered in either a full time or part time capacity (min. 4 days per week) and is funded until June 2023. Future employment is subject to ongoing funding.

Essential Criteria:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or Mental Health Nursing, including full registration with AHPRA or equivalent professional body.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in clinical services or a related function.
  • Demonstrated and extensive brief assessment and triage skills in mental health and ability to co-ordinate care for people.
  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of clinical supervision.
  • Proven ability to utilise information technology tools and products to an intermediate level, including learning and adopting a suite of digital platforms for data collection, reporting and evaluation purposes.
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication and engagement skills with the ability to liaise with a range of people from diverse organisational and professional levels within established parameters
  • Demonstrated skills in decision making, problem solving, negotiation and crisis management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and sensitivity to the mental health needs of people and their supports.

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Starting date: 
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Closing date: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Wentworth Healthcare Limited
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