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Allied Health Team Leader

Job Description

Allied Health Team Leader

  • Operational Leadership role
  • OT3/SW3
  • Fixed term until January 2023

The Acute Mental Health Inpatient Allied Health Team Leader is an operational leadership role, with the primary function to work closely with the Program Manager to provide operational support and clinical leadership to the IPU team. The role of the Allied Health Team Leader has a specific focus on operational and clinical support of the allied health and lived experience workforce; and to provide senior clinical expertise to SAAPU leadership team in review and planning of complex care for consumers, reducing restrictive interventions, and service improvement and development.  

Your new team:

The Sunshine Adult Acute Psychiatric Unit (SAAPU) is a 29 bed acute mental health unit. The primary function of SAAPU is to provide treatment and support to consumers who present with acute symptoms of mental illness or distress; and where the person is unable to receive treatment and support in the community due to engagement or safety concerns. The 29 beds comprise an 8 bed Intensive Care Area (ICA) and 21 General Care Area beds (GCA or LDU). The SAAPU team is a large multidisciplinary team comprising medical, nursing, allied, peer (lived experience), administration, and environmental services staff.  

Your new role:

  • a member of the multi-disciplinary health care team and is accountable for effective clinician care commensurate with their advanced clinical skills
  • support the Program Manager in activities/tasks related to the safety and quality of services provided by the IPU team
  • respond to Riskman incidents and consumer and carer feedback, identifying opportunities for improvement and/or risk reduction
  • action identified opportunities in collaboration with the clinical team
  • responsible for day to day operational tasks related to the Allied Health and peer workforce such as maintaining rosters and roster-on, recruitment activities, orientation, well-being support, professional development and performance management activities, clinical problem-solving support, and chairing local IPU meetings/forums/reflective practice.   

About you:

  • Comply with all legal requirements pertaining to the position including responsibility for maintaining current registration as required by your professional organisation or other applicable Acts.
  • Knowledge of relevant community services.
  • At least 7 years clinical experience as a Social Worker or Occupational Therapist in public mental health services.
  • Possess sound understanding of relevant legislation and practice frameworks relating to mental health acute practice including but not limited to:
    • Family violence practice, including but not limited to the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme (FVISS), Child Information Sharing Scheme (CISS) and the Family Violence Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework (MARAM)
    • Single Session Family Consultation
    • Safety and Inclusion initiatives
    • NDIS
    • Sensory modulation
    • Reducing restrictive interventions
    • Recovery

Benefit of working with NorthWestern Mental Health:

The Mid West Area Mental Health Service (MWAMHS) is situated in a growth corridor where continuous development, service expansion and innovative new programs are on the rise. Working within our catchment area allows for challenging and rewarding careers, where teamwork, flexibility and achievement are apparent in everything we do. We recognise that it takes a team to run a successful service and we value and support all of our team members. Join our team and embrace the opportunity to work with consumers and carers of all ages and cultural backgrounds.

The RMH is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community. Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.


If you are looking for a challenging role and can demonstrate the above capabilities, connect with us.

For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working with Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment and COVID-19 Vaccination prior to commencement.

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