Expression of Interest - Psychologist, Mental Health Social Worker, Social Worker, Mental Health Nurse or Occupational Therapist.

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Expression of Interest - Psychologist, Mental Health Social Worker, Social Worker, Mental Health Nurse or Occupational Therapist.


Job Description

MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS - EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Psychologist, Mental Health Social Worker, Social Worker, Mental Health Nurse or Occupational Therapist.

ABOUT THE ROLES:

• We are seeking a fully registered Psychologist, Mental Health Accredited Social Worker, Social Worker,

Mental Health Nurse or Occupational Therapist (must be registered with the appropriate governing body).

• Various positions, part time and full time.

• Short term contract with possibility of extension.

• Centrally based in Canberra – close to Braddon.

POSITION OVERVIEW

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary counselling and wellbeing team, the Mental Health Professional (MHP) is

responsible for providing ethical, high quality, inclusive, person-centred mental health interventions to LGBTIQ+

people. Utilising a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches, the position includes psychosocial needs

assessment, case conceptualisation within a stepped care approach, and a focus on strength and resilience building

for Meridian’s communities. The role will also involve advocacy, referral pathways and crisis interventions where

appropriate.

The MHP supports clients with complex presentations and intersectional issues including: the exploration and

affirmation of gender identity, expression and presentation; sexuality; general emotional wellbeing; a traumainformed

approach to the impacts of minority stress; and other support contexts such as managing substance use,

LGBTIQ+ ageing and domestic and family violence.

ABOUT MERIDIAN - HTTPS://MERIDIANACT.ORG.AU/

Meridian is Canberra’s leading LGBTIQ and HIV+ community organisation. Formerly the AIDS Action Council,

Meridian was established in 1983 in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and has a strong and proud history of

working with and representing diverse groups of people. This includes gay and bisexual and other men who have sex

with men, lesbian and queer women, transgender and gender diverse people, people with disability, sex workers,

people who use drugs, and people in custodial settings. Over this time, we have learnt to be dynamic, intersectional,

and progressive with our approach to tackling complex social health issues such as HIV/AIDS and the health and

wellbeing of sexuality, sex and gender diverse people. Our vision is to build strong, connected and supportive

communities that are free of new HIV transmission, marginalisation, discrimination and stigma. We create

opportunities for our communities to live their healthiest lives and be their true selves.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Salary package will be negotiated with the successful applicant/s and will be commensurate with skills and

experience. Meridian offers very attractive salary and workplace benefits including additional leave for gender

affirmation and parental leave. You may also elect to salary package a portion of your salary tax-free.


HOW TO APPLY

All those considering applying should phone Tom Skelton (0412 882 855) to discuss the position in the first instance.

To apply please submit a written application of no more than three pages, responding to the Skills, Knowledge,

Experience and Key Attributes in the Position Description, a current resume, and contact details of at least two

professional referees. Please send your application to executive@meridianact.org.au

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