Job Details
  • Reference376865A_1625462599
  • LocationMelbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
  • Salary+ Super
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted28 days ago
  • ConsultantVedangi More

Our Federal Government client supports a better life for thousands of current and former defence force members and their families taking on a strengths-based, recovery approach to supporting vulnerable and at risk clients to foster wellbeing.

About the role:
An unparalleled opportunity has arisen for a motivated individual to help shape and lead an engagement and support strategy for a Federal Government department that makes genuine positive impacts in the lives of veterans and their families. The position entails working collaboratively with key internal and external stakeholders to enhance the Department's ability to identify and respond to the needs of vulnerable and at-risk veterans, current and former defence force members and/or their families. You will design and implement innovative strategies to using multi-channel content approaches integrated with tailored community event planning to achieve enormous positive influence on the lives of people living with disability.

Key Duties:

  • Direct provision of high quality, evidence informed clinical services including intake, assessment and referral, complex case management, and case coordination to a caseload of clients (veterans, serving defence force members, and eligible family members) with identified complex and/or multiple needs. Provide other evidence informed clinical services relevant to professional qualification as required.
  • Maintain clinical records according to standards, collating and analysing data from client records, and preparing reports as required to assist in evaluating and improving service delivery.
  • Liaise and form partnerships with the Department, the Defence Force, other government departments, ex-service organisations, community based mental health and welfare agencies, and all other organisations involved in meeting the identified needs of veteran and defence force communities and families, in particular where there is a need for both acute care and longer term rehabilitation of clients. This includes the development of a shared knowledge base that helps inform appropriate practice and referral pathways for service access.
  • Work systemically with key internal and external stakeholders to influence a recovery approach to service delivery within a stepped care model for vulnerable or at risk veteran and defence force communities and families, in accordance with Department policy and procedures. Participate in internal and external meetings as directed.

Skills & Experience:

  • Qualifications must be that of a psychologist, accredited metal health social worker, mental health nurse or occupational therapist.
  • Qualified psychologists, registered or mental health nurses, and occupational therapists must have current, unrestricted registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Agency (AHPRA).
  • Mental health accredited social workers must be registered with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
  • Working with Children (WWC) and/or Vulnerable People Checks/Clearance must be obtained prior to commencing in the position.
  • Candidates must have extensive and relevant clinical and case management experience.
  • Relevant experience within hospital and acute mental health settings (Desirable)
  • Management experience within clinical settings (Desirable)

Culture & Benefits:

  • A highly competitive contracting rate will be available to the successful candidate.
  • Opportunity to work with a team making a incredible impacts on peoples' lives Unparalleled career development opportunities domestically.

How to Apply
*Only Australia Citizens may apply*

Chandler Macleod is an equal opportunity employer as part of our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, disability and culturally and linguistics candidates are also encouraged to apply.

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