Social Worker Team Leader - Mental Health Drug and Alcohol and Intellectual Disability Team

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Social Worker Team Leader - Mental Health Drug and Alcohol and Intellectual Disability Team

Job Description

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Social Worker Level 3
Remuneration: $1,919.39 - $1,983.64 per week
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ190310

Where you'll be working

Royal North Shore Hospital

Northern Sydney’s vision is to be "leaders in healthcare, partners in community wellbeing". Our purpose is “embracing discovery and learning, building partnerships and engaging our community to deliver excellent health and wellbeing.”

What you'll be doing
The team leader for the Mental Health Drug and Alcohol (MHDA) and Intellectual Disability Team, will provide leadership, management and accountability for staff within the portfolio and will ensure clinical practice is consistent and in accordance with evidenced based practice. The incumbent will play a central role in the operational management of the MHDA intellectual disability team across Northern Sydney Local Health Distirct (NSLHD) and ensure timely, appropriate, flexible, high quality care is provided. The incumbent will liaise closely with the other intellectual disability service providers both internal and external to NSLHD to ensure seamless integration and coordination of care. The team leader of the Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Team will work Monday to Friday and carry a clinical caseload.

As a clinician, the Social Worker Team Leader will utilise their skills and be actively involved in the assessments of consumers and in the development and provision of planned therapeutic interventions. Care is targeted and includes a variety of social, vocational, clinical rehabilitation and living skills programs as necessary in collaboration with other members of the Mental Health and Intellectual Disability team.

Candidates will need to meet the following criteria:

  1. Consistently demonstrates behaviours that reinforce the CORE Values of our organisation; Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment. Demonstrates these behaviours with all stakeholders; colleagues, direct reports, as well as our patients and consumers, and those that care for them.
  2. A Bachelor or post graduate degree in Social Work and eligibility for the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). Evidence of extensive clinical experience, inclusive of extensive experience as a Social worker or equivalent.
  3. Demonstrated clinical leadership skills, an ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary framework across multiple teams with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in clinical practice and customer service.
  4. Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills. An ability to lead clinicians enhancing their knowledge and understanding of the speciality pathways and partnerships for consumers with an intellectual disability and mental illness within a person cantered care approach.
  5. Demonstrated ability to undertake quality improvement and research activities that influence and enhance clinical practice and implement change within the speciality of Intellectual Disability and MHDA.
  6. Demonstrated advanced clinical skills in Intellectual Disability and MHDA illness clinical assessment, management planning and recommending improvements to minimise impacts across the organisation.
  7. A comprehensive clinical understanding on the impact of specialist care to people with an Intellectual Disability and MHDA issues across operational frameworks of community managed organisations and the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
  8. Advanced computer and information technology skills with familiarity of health information data systems. Current NSW Driver’s Licence.

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For role related queries or questions contact Kelley Yates on, 9462 9115 or 0413 941 676

Applications Close: 12 December 2020

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