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Counsellor - LIFT Program

Heidelberg

Reference: 4145174

  • Part time or Full Time
  • Fixed term - 30 June 2019
  • Salary packaging available

Banyule Community Health, health Ability and Nexus Primary Health have formed a partnership to deliver new community based, recovery oriented, stepped mental health care for people at risk of developing mental illness and those who are experiencing moderate to severe mental illness. The Eastern Melbourne PHN has funded the services, referred to as "LIFT", which is being delivered across the City of Banyule, City of Whittlesea, Shire of Nillumbik and townships of Kinglake and Wallan by

  • Credentialed Mental Health Nurses
  • Psychologists and Mental Health Social Workers
  • Care Coordinators
  • Peer Support Workers

The partnership is uniquely placed within community health settings to engage consumers in psychosocial rehabilitation - working to promote self-determination and empowerment, re-learning and skill development, and striving for personal growth and resilience.

We are seeking to recruit a recovery-focussed, enthusiastic and experienced Psychologist or Mental Health Social Worker who will work with clients living in the Cities of Banyule and Whittlesea. The Counsellor will provide integrated, consumer and community focussed psychological strategies to individuals and groups. The role provides a unique opportunity to engage consumers in psychosocial rehabilitation, working to promote self-determination and empowerment, re-learning and skill development, and striving for personal growth and resilience.

The incumbent will provide low - moderate intensity psychological care to clients with low, moderate and severe mental health concerns. The successful candidate will work in their Banyule Community Health team and also as a virtual team with the partners. Integration with other services delivered in community health and beyond is vital as the model works with the whole person, including their physical and psycho-social needs. Suitable applicants will have a sound understanding of the social model of health and have the skills and knowledge to work collaboratively to implement the shift to a stepped model of mental health care.

If you meet the selection criteria outlined in the Position Description and have a passion for working with vulnerable people, we would like to hear from you.

Applications must meet address the key selection criteria.

For further information please contact the LIFT Project Coordinator Jo Southwell on 0436 019 201 or 9405 2696

Interviews will be held on 7th June 2018


Applications Close: 27 May 2018