The purpose of this role is to provide culturally sensitive mental health and social and emotional wellbeing services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men residing in Woodford Correctional Centre. The role is responsible for the provision of clinical care to a caseload, working as part of a multidisciplinary team, and in partnership with stakeholders.
Under s25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991, there is a genuine occupational requirement for the incumbent to be Indigenous to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community
Metro North Hospital and Health Service is the biggest and most diverse Hospital and Health Service in Queensland, delivering the best care by the brightest healthcare professionals.
Two of our five hospitals – Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) and The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH) – are tertiary/quaternary referral hospitals, providing state-wide super specialty services, such as heart and lung transplantation and burns treatment. Redcliffe and Caboolture are major secondary hospitals, and Kilcoy is a regional community hospital.
This is your opportunity to join the dedicated team of professionals at Metro North Health and be part of a world-class, dynamic and growing health service that embraces technology, excellence in health care, teaching, research and empowering our people to be the best in serving our community.
About the Role
Use a combination of clinical skills and cultural knowledge to inform assessment, treatment and care planning within a mental health and social emotional wellbeing model.
Manage a case load of clients with varying needs and identified issues including substance use (alcohol and other drugs), cultural, trauma, grief and social support needs.
Conduct biopsychosocial assessment and planning, deliver a range of mental health and social and emotional wellbeing services, and implement interventions appropriate to clients with complex and varied health needs within prescribed professional and ethical standards.
Apply communication skills to liaise with relevant clinical and non-clinical stakeholders within the correctional and community environments to facilitate a holistic approach to wellbeing.
Maintain relationships with a range of government and non-government agencies, including Prison Mental Health Services, Offender Health Services (OHS) and Queensland Corrective Services for the care and treatment of clients.
Maintain effective communication and collaboration with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community groups, and non-government and government health and support services. This includes collaborative care coordination of clients being transitioned to community, education and training, and representation at inter-agency meetings for clients being transitioned.
Job ad reference number: MH356567 Close date: Wednesday, 28th January 2021
Find out about the role in more detail and how to apply in the attached Role Description.
Why work for us?
We offer rewarding career opportunities across a wide range of clinical and non-clinical areas across our health service and pride ourselves on providing a work environment that is safe, satisfying, flexible, and promotes a healthy work-life balance.
As a Metro North employee you will benefit from a higher than standard employer contribution to Superannuation of up to 12.75%, access to salary packaging, flexible working arrangements and competitive salary rates with annual incremental increases.
We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace for our people and our community. We encourage people of all genders, races, ages and abilities to apply for roles within our Health Service.
You can find out more about why it’s so great to work at Metro North here: https://metronorth.health.qld.gov.au/careers
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