Senior Mental Health Clinician (Gawler/Barossa)

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Senior Mental Health Clinician (Gawler/Barossa)


Job Description

Do you want to be part of an innovative organisation that makes a real difference?

Who are we?

At Sonder, we’ve been helping people across South Australia to improve their wellbeing and live better lives since 1993. We support thousands of people each year with mental health challenges, drug and alcohol use concerns, chronic disease management and employment.

Why are we hiring?

You may have noticed recently that Sonder has been advertising a large number of role opportunities - this is all due to our significant growth which has resulted in us being able to support more people in more communities. Whilst our growth has led to us now employing over 300 people, we’ve made sure to retain our friendly culture and practical approach.

What benefits can we offer?

When you work with Sonder, you become part of the Sonder family and that provides you with a number of benefits such as:

  • Flexible working arrangements (compressed hours/ opportunity to work at different locations)
  • Extra week of paid leave over Christmas
  • Professional development allowance
  • Generous salary packaging options
  • Meal & entertainment allowances
  • Paid parental leave, and much more!

Sonder are open to negotiating further benefits with the successful applicant to ensure an excellent working environment for you.
  
Learn about the position:

Location: Gawler/ Barossa sites

The Senior Mental Health Clinician plays a pivotal role in the succession planning of Sonder’s Leadership structure within the MH&AOD portfolio. The Clinician is responsible for assisting, leading and coordinating the day to day activities of allocated programs offering a clear development pathway to take on a key clinical or program leadership role within Sonder. The incumbent will assist with ensuring that services provided meet mental health accreditation standards. 
  
Reporting directly to the program specific Clinical Lead, your responsibilities will be:

  • Provide high level clinical mental health services
  • Working assertively with families and carers by ensuring that family and carer input is recognised and their needs addressed.
  • Participate in community education and engagement activities as directed and promote the mental health and wellbeing of the community
  • Research, understand and interpret relevant legislation and policies/procedures in order to provide advice to assigned client groups to ensure compliance and mitigate risks for Sonder and its employees
  • Participate in organisational commitment to their continuing professional development by attending team and all of staff meetings, and staff training and development as required.
  • Liaising and collaborating with other agencies, health care professionals and service providers to determine how to best meet the needs of clients who have a mental health disorder and ensure best outcomes for clients.  

Experience requirements:

  • Experience in a senior clinician &/or leadership role.
  • Substantial experience (5 years) proven clinical practice expertise in mental health treatment and care, preferably providing therapeutic treatment and/or case management and support to people with complex mental health issues.
  • Demonstrated skills in staff supervision and proven ability to contribute to clinical leadership in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Specific experience planning, coordinating and delivery of programs, including group interventions within a mental health setting.

Qualification requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience in using the Microsoft suite of software and databases.
  • Qualified in one of the following disciplines and membership to associated professional body; Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, or Mental Health Nursing.
  • Current DCSI or Working With Children Clearance.
  • Current Child Safe Environments (Through Their Eyes) Training.
  • Meet credentialing requirements of experience, listed above.

*We encourage all applicants to read through the full position description before applying. This can be found at http://sonder.net.au/careers/

Please note: In accordance with the Emergency Management Direction No 2, regarding Healthcare Setting Workers, it is a condition of employment that you have the first dose of COVID-19 vaccination by 8th November 2021 or have an endorsed medical exemption that meets government requirements.

How to apply:

Applicants are requested to send a cover letter and resume to Sonder via our careers email - sondercareers@sonder.net.au

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