Clinical Consultant - Transcultural Mental Health

Sydney, New South Wales, au
Company: Western Sydney Local Health District
Category: Community and Social Service Occupations
Published on 2021-06-12 06:06:11
<div style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"><b>Employment Type<b>:&nbsp;Permanent&nbsp;Full Time<br > <b>Position Classification<b>:&nbsp;Occupational Therapist Level 3, Social Worker Level 3<br > <b>Remuneration<b>: Dependent on qualifications<br > <b>Hours Per Week<b>:&nbsp;38<br > <b>Requisition ID<b>:&nbsp;REQ236653<br > <strong>Location:<strong> Cumberland Hospital<br > <br > <b>Where you&#39;ll be working<b><br > Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) is responsible for providing primary and secondary health care for people living in the Auburn, Blacktown, and The Hills Shire, Holroyd and Parramatta Local Government Areas (LGAs) and tertiary care to residents of the Greater Western Region. We are committed to our vision of &#39;better health services for the people of western Sydney and beyond&#39; and to the delivery of health care or related services in line with our core values of collaboration, openness, respect and empowerment.<br > <br > <b>What you&#39;ll be doing<b> <div style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"><span>The Transcultural Mental Health Centre (TMHC) is a NSW Health state-wide service hosted in WSLHD. TMHC provides specialist transcultural mental health services that supplement public mental health services through policy, planning and clinical consultation, professional development, mental health literacy programs and resources. &nbsp;<span><br > <span>&nbsp;<span><br > <span>This role sits within the clinical team responsible for providing over the phone advice, information and resources to a broad range of service providers and community agencies on mental health with a focus on culturally and linguistically diverse communities. A key function of the role is to provide culturally responsive and safe clinical consultation, information, advice, and short term clinical intervention to<span> <span> <span> <span>NSW Health mental health teams (hospital and community). The role supports referring teams, <span> <span>&nbsp;<span> <span>both via telehealth and face-to-face, with transcultural mental health clinical components of care for their clientele from CALD populations, including: expert clinical consultancy and advice; support for ongoing care and therapeutic interventions; culturally sensitive psychosocial assessments; cultural clinical formulation, culturally informed clarification of diagnosis; culturally effective care and treatment recommendations; psycho-education for consumers and families provided in a culturally meaningful and linguistically accessible manner.<span><br > <br > People with disabilities who meet the selection criteria are encouraged to apply; and where required, WSLHD will implement reasonable adjustment consistent with industry standard.<br > <br > Stepping Up aims to assist Aboriginal job applicants by providing information about applying for roles in NSW Health organisations.&nbsp; For more information, please visit: <a href=""><a> &nbsp;Aboriginal andor Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.<br > <br > <strong>Please note: <strong>To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.<br > &nbsp;<div> <div> <div style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"> <p style="font-family: Arial"><strong>Essential Criteria:<strong><br > <br > Qualification: Degree in Social Work or Occupational Therapy<br > Registration:&nbsp;Full Registration with AHPRA for Occupational Therapy or eligibility to be a member of AASW for Social Workers<br > <br > <strong>Selection Criteria:<strong><p> <ol> <li>Clinical experience in mental health (or related) setting.<li> <li>Demonstrated understanding of mental health experiences related to migrant and refugee populations.<li> <li>Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships with a wide range of service providers across various NSW Health settings.<li> <li>Effective interpersonal skills and ability to engage and communicate with people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.<li> <li>Experience in cross cultural practice, utilising interpreters andor bilingual skills in mental health practice.<li> <li>Excellent time management and organisational skills with attention to detail and an Ability to work with minimal supervision and use initiative.<li> <li>High level of verbal and written communication skills in English and in one or more other languages.<li> <li>Current Valid Australian Drivers Licence<br > &nbsp;<li> <ol> <div> <div style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"> <p style="font-family: Arial">

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