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Specialist Rehabilitation Clinician

Central Coast, NSW

Temporary Part Time (up to 01/06/2018)

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Occupational Therapist

Purpose of Position

The Mental Health Rehabilitation Programme (MH-RP) was established to provide specialist rehabilitation services (SRS). The SRS was structured to provide additional support (beyond that of care coordination) for those existing consumers of adult mental health service referred to SRS. The Service was to target consumers with chronic and complex mental health issues who frequently have histories of high level use of both community and inpatient mental health services. The SRS aims to facilitate individual’s personal recovery (as distinct from clinical recovery) and it is expected that as individuals experience improved quality of life, gains in wellbeing will follow, with a concurrent reduction in overall use of mental health services. These SRS deliver individually targeted assessment, interventions and community linkages for people whose mental illness significantly impairs their ability to function in daily life (due to difficulties in social, psychological or cognitive functioning). The SRS include:  Expert individual rehabilitation assessment and program development and delivery Consultation and support for community mental health clinicians in rehabilitation assessment, program development and delivery Planned and coordinated integrated service delivery through enhanced service integration with the Mental Health Service and its partners. The role may include working shift work at times.

Selection Criteria

Tertiary qualification in Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Social work or Nursing and subsequently licensed to practise as a Registered Occupational Therapist, Registered Nurse or Registered Psychologist / Clinical Psychologist or Social Worker eligible for membership to the AASW

Extensive clinical experience and specialist knowledge in assessment of a Mental Health Consumer’s capacity to engage in meaningful occupation and provide rehabilitation that is goal orientated, facilitates living skills, life role development and promotes social inclusion in consumers’ lives.

Experience with evidence based practice, work experience providing mental health rehabilitation services within a recovery paradigm, clinical experience with a variety of psychosocial interventions to assist in consumer goal attainment including but not limited to psycho-education, family work, motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioural therapy.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and extensive experience in working collaboratively with key stakeholders including Health, NGO and local government to provide services to mental health rehabilitation consumers.

Sound knowledge and practical computer skills including MS office suite.

Demonstrated advanced time management skills including an ability to effectively prioritise workloads with limited resources and the complexities of multiple site communications and service delivery.

Current NSW motor vehicle drivers licence.

Demonstrated commitment to Caring for the Coast vision, goals and strategies, with demonstrated behaviours which align with the NSW Health CORE values and CCLHD Values and behaviours charter.