Categories: Allied Health and Medical Science, Occupational Therapy
Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory, to inpatient and home and community based services.
Senior Mental Health Clinician (OT3, SW3 or RPN4), NDIS Lead
Part-time, Fixed-term until July 2019
The NDIS is a significant social change for individuals with disabilities nationally. The NDIS represents a move away from a welfare-based support system to an insurance system where choice, control and an individualised approach are paramount.
The objective of this position is to build an effective operational interface between Alfred Mental and Addiction Heath and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), to ensure consumers and carers are supported to access and participate in the NDIS. NDIS was introduced to Alfred Mental and Addiction Health catchment in April 2018. Understanding of NDIS pathways, language and supports available is essential for Alfred Mental and Addiction Health in order to support NDIS participants, families and the wider community with the transition to NDIS
Fantastic opportunity for Senior Mental Health Clinician (OT3, SW3 or RPN4) to lead NDIS support and implementation at Alfred Mental and Addiction Health Services.
The Mental Health NDIS lead will work autonomously and collaboratively with staff and managers of identified services to lead NDIS transition support. In this role, you will have the opportunity to develop relationships with a number of key stakeholders, continue to build on the workforce capabilities and capacity and support client and supports engagement with the scheme.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
Relevant professional qualification in a health-related discipline (psychology, nursing, social work, occupational therapy or speech pathology) with current registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) where applicable.
Demonstrated experience working in the human services sector, for example, mental health, disability, child services, allied health, social work, community development or education.
Demonstrated understanding of mental health policy and legislation including the National Mental Health Plan and National Standards for Health Services 2010.
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the disability sector and associated legislation, and the Mental Health Community Support Service sector.
Understanding of the NDIA and NDIS principles and roll out.
Demonstrated clinical experience particularly in relation to assessment and planning.
Strong knowledge of the principles of person-centred care and demonstrated ability to apply this approach.
A commitment to improving the way services are delivered for consumers and carers.
Understanding of the application of quality principles in Health.
Understanding of clinical IT systems and applications relevant to the management of rostering and risk management reporting.
Easy public transport access
Information or enquiries can be directed to Kate Andrews Occupational Therapy Manager, Alfred Mental and Addiction Health: 9076 4700
Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.