• Eyre and Far North Local Health Network, Mental Health, Port Lincoln
  • Salary: $84,399 – $97,774 p.a – AHP2; $79,998 – $101,120 p.a – RN/RM2 – Ongoing Full Time

Joining the Community Mental Health Team, you will plan, implement and evaluate a comprehensive and integrated range of mental health services appropriate to the needs of consumers in the Eyre & Far North Local Health Network (EFNLHN).  As a member of the multidisciplinary community team including health professionals and service providers from other sectors, you will utilise a combination of preventative, early intervention, therapeutic/intervention and evaluation approaches including individual and family therapeutic approaches, group programs, health promotion and community development projects.

This will include working directly with consumers and their network and with the wider community to enhance recovery and self-determination in the least restrictive practice.  Working under reduced clinical direction, you may contribute to the clinical supervision of less experienced mental health professionals, assistants and students.  EFNLHN embraces strength-based approaches and the principles of positive psychology and aims to be a flourishing mental health service that impacts meaningfully and positively on the community it serves.  Employees of EFNLHN receive access to professional development opportunities, salary sacrifice arrangements and may also be eligible for relocation support.

Please note that this position is multi-classified as either an AHP2 or RN/M2C.  For appointment at the AHP2 level, you will hold a recognised qualification within the Social Work, Occupational Therapy or Psychology profession, and be eligible for membership of the relevant professional association.  For appointment at the RN2 level, you will be registered as a Nurse by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and hold a current practicing certificate along with a qualification in Mental Health practice.  Demonstrating a commitment to providing consumer and family centered care within an evidence-based, recovery-orientated framework, you will be creative, innovative and flexible when approaching issues within a mental health setting.

Eyre and Far North Local Health Network is a progressive organisation supporting people in their community. Port Lincoln is an ideal location to raise a family; is well serviced and offers a temperate climate.

In addition to the annual salary package we also offer salary sacrifice benefits, employer superannuation contributions and leave loading

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Screening/Check and specific immunisation requirements. COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement under the Emergency Management (Healthcare Setting Workers Vaccination) (COVID-19) Directions 2021 to work in SA Health/health care setting.

Suitably qualified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given preference as a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and sections 34(2) and 56(2) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA).

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

For further information and to apply visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 793134

Closing Date for Applications: 19 May 2022
Name of Contact Person: Jenni Thyer
Telephone Number of Contact Person: 08 7669 1083