Indigenous Allied Health Professional

  • Company:
    MAX Solutions
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    3 days ago
  • Category:
    Healthcare

Overview

MAX Solutions is committed to improving the lives of others. Providing employment, health, training and humanitarian services in more than 250 locations around Australia, MAX Solutions invests strongly in the development of our people. We foster strong relationships between staff, clients and the community and are driven to make a difference.

We are committed to increasing the number and representation of Australian Indigenous people amongst our staff.

In this role as an Indigenous Allied Health Professional, you are responsible for linking quality, professional, health services to the occupational goals of our Indigenous (and non-Indigenous) customers. Allied health professionals are focused on improving customer outcomes and star ratings within the offices they work. You will work in conjunction with a range of stakeholders to deliver health solutions to Government and private industry. You will conduct a variety of functions including assessments, individual and group interventions, case reviews, peer support to our stakeholders and sustainability programs with employers.

This is a permanent part time position working 3 days each week. You can be based in either WA or the NT. If based in WA, work one day at Morley, one day at Midland and a 3rd day at either office. If based in the NT, work 3 days a week in our Casuarina office. Either location will involve providing telehealth / outreach services to remotely based customers. We offer competitive salary, an additional annual PD fund, staff benefits, work-life balance, PD days, ongoing clinical support, an amazing culture and many other benefits of working with MAX!

Responsibilities

  • Engage and build relationships with our Indigenous (and non-Indigenous) customers 
  • Deliver individual and group, discipline specific services, including assessments, clinical intervention, vocational assessments, vocational planning and counselling services (where discipline appropriate) that are consistent with MAX Solutions philosophy and quality standards
  • Providing services that are evidence based and solution focused for customers returning to work
  • Working as part of an employment team to achieve the goals of the organisation
  • Contribute to a multidisciplinary team of Allied Health professionals
  • Performing quality services consistent with the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business (DESSFB) & Department of Social Services (DSS) contractual and legislative requirements
  • Opportunity to deliver a range of services to external contracts including Occupational Rehabilitation, Employee Assistance programmes and Assessments for the National Panel of Assessors
  • Ensuring all administrative requirements are adhered to including written reports, case notes and processes
  • Marketing and promotion of MAX Solutions services whilst maintaining a high profile and professional company image
  • Developing relationships with key agencies and organisations including community service providers and employers to facilitate positive and effective relationships
  • Maintaining professional registration and resources necessary for the provision of discipline specific services (where applicable)
  • Maintaining and reporting statistics relating to the provision of services
  • Participating in professional development, case review meetings and training as required
  • Liaise with external service providers, health professionals and community organisations to increase social inclusion for customers
  • Comply with all WHS procedures ensuring that team members including volunteers and contractors abide by all relevant health and safety procedures
  • Act as a role model by demonstrating safe work behaviours and report all accidents, incidents or near misses immediately
  • Other Discipline Specific Duties and Responsibilities

    Psychologists (Provisional Psychologists and Registered Psychologists)

  • Assessments for psychological work capacity including an awareness of multidisciplinary barriers
  • Clinical and intellectual testing using psychometric testing where appropriate
  • Clinical and vocational counselling for customers returning to work
  • Solution focused clinical intervention which links to employment
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy and other modes of evidence based practice
  • Occupational Rehabilitation and liaison with case managers, worksites and customers
  • Employee Assistance Program including counselling and critical incident debriefing
  • Social Workers

  • Assessments for work capacity including an awareness of multidisciplinary barriers
  • Solution focused and evidenced based intervention which links to employment
  • Counselling and social casework for customers which links to employment
  • Occupational Rehabilitation and liaison with case managers, worksites and customers
  • Rehabilitation Counsellors, Counsellors and Mental Health Accredited Registered Nurses

  • Assessments for work capacity including an awareness of multidisciplinary barriers
  • Vocational counselling for customers which links to employment
  • Counselling and other modes of evidence based practice
  • Occupational Rehabilitation and liaison with case managers, worksites and customers.
  • Personal Attributes

  • A flexible, positive and innovative approach to delivering a range of services
  • An understanding of the role employment has in maintaining good health
  • An empathetic, supportive and motivating approach and ability to build trust, rapport and engage with people
  • A team player, with a demonstrated ability to show initiative possessing a solution focussed, can-do attitude
  • A demonstrated ability for innovative thinking to ensure customers are assisted to move forward towards appropriate employment outcomes.
  • Key Skills

  • Have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders
  • Be able to demonstrate experience in discipline specific evidenced based assessments, intervention and rehabilitation
  • Have a solution focused, evidence based, innovative approach to practice which links to sustainable employment solutions
  • Have a level of knowledge and confidence in linking clients to internal and external resources
  • Have a sound understanding of co-occurring mental health; substance use and/or physical health challenges
  • Demonstrated ability to work to Key Performance Indicators
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills including ability to work to schedules and reporting deadlines
  • Have computer skills including intermediate typing skills.
  • Required Experience

  • Demonstrated experience working closely with Australian Indigenous individuals and / or remote communities
  • Knowledge or experience in employment services or other occupational rehabilitation fields would be highly regarded
  • A detailed understanding of barriers to employment and effects of unemployment
  • Confidence providing telehealth interventions i.e. phone / skype / video conferencing 
  • Experience facilitating group interventions will also be highly regarded
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation including; anti-discrimination, equal employment opportunity, occupational health and safety, privacy and freedom of information and relevant WorkCover or accident compensation legislation
  • Qualifications/Requirements – Mandatory

  • Tertiary qualification in your discipline of either AHPRA Registered Psychologist OR Social Worker OR Rehabilitation Counsellor OR Counsellor OR Registered Nurse with Mental Health Accreditation
  • Registration / Membership with relevant state or national professional body is essential (i.e. AHPRA / AASW / RCAA / ACA)
  • You are required to continue to engage in professional development activities as defined by the professional registration requirements of your relevant profession
  • We adhere to the National Principles for Child Safety and require all team members to be committed to child safety and wellbeing. Our induction and training will provide you with an understanding of these principles, including having an understanding of children’s developmental needs and culturally safe practices.
  • Hold or have the ability to obtain a current Police Clearance and Working with Children Check.
  • Qualifications/Requirements – Preferred but not essential

  • Current Driver’s License.
  • For all enquiries about this role inlcuding remuneration, please call Jemma in our Brisbane based Recruitment team on (07) 3727 1474.