Wellbeing Clinicians – Mental Health

Mt Isa, QLD |

$68680 (Provisional Psychologists) up to $90000 commensurate with skills and experience

NWRH now has multiple opportunities available for full-time Wellbeing Clinicians - Mental Health, to join their professional team. The ideal candidates will be based in Mount Isa, however if preferable, candidates could be based from either Townsville or Normanton.

Reporting to the Integrated Mental Health Manager, you will be responsible for planning, delivering and evaluating discipline specific clinical services and community education activities across the North West Queensland catchment, in accordance with organisational and program funding guidelines.

Your day to day responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):

  • Providing individuals with information on vocational, relationship, social and educational difficulties and issues;
  • Working with clients to identify and define their emotional issues through therapies such as cognitive behaviour therapy, interpersonal therapy and other talking therapies;
  • Investigating, assessing and providing treatment/counselling to foster optimal personal, social, educational and occupational adjustment and development;
  • Assessing the social needs of individuals, families and groups, to assist and empower people to develop and use the skills and resources needed to resolve social and other problems;
  • Using skills and knowledge to further human wellbeing and human rights, social justice and social development; and
  • Assisting health and community groups to improve the health of individuals and the community by raising awareness of healthy lifestyles, disease and disability, and other health-related issues

Skills and Experience:

NWRH is looking for professional, culturally sensitive and tenacious mental health professionals with the ability to work independently and autonomously.

Suitable candidates would include:

•Provisional Psychologists,

•Accredited Mental Health Social Workers,

•Mental Health Occupational Therapists; or

•Registered Nurses with mental health specialisation

Candidates must have current registration with AHPRA, or eligibility to apply; and Social Workers must be registered with the AASW.

To be considered, you will have demonstrated experience in providing high-quality discipline-specific assessment, prevention, treatment and intervention to achieve maximal outcomes for a broad range of clients.

Your high-level communication and interpersonal skills, along with knowledge, or the motivation and ability to gain knowledge, of Primary Health Care principles and issues in rural and remote communities will be pivotal to your success.

Candidates with additional experience working for not-for-profits and/or experience working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds will be highly regarded.

In addition, competency in the use of the Microsoft Office suite will be advantageous.

Important to note: Fortnightly travel to communities within your catchment area will be required, as such you must be comfortable with travelling by light aircraft or road and possess a current, unrestricted Australian Driver's Licence.

How to apply:

Please go to 'Work for Us' on our website www.nwrh.com.au 

Starting date: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Closing date: 
Friday, October 19, 2018
Organisation: 
North and West Remote Health
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