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Bluehub Mental Health Clinician - Assessment And

$107,547 to $127,706
Job Type
Full Time
4 Jun 2021

Job Number : 33646 Type and Location : Clinical / Melbourne Listed By : Phoenix Australia-Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Healt on 19 May 2021 BlueHub Mental Health Clinician - Assessment and Treatment About the Business The mission of Phoenix Australia - Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health (Phoenix Australia) is to be an international leader in building the capability of individuals, communities and organisations to understand, prevent, reduce and recover from the adverse mental health effects of trauma. Phoenix Australia aims to achieve its mission through research, education and training, policy advice and service development, and continuous improvement. The staffing profile includes experienced clinicians and researchers, and Phoenix Australia is internationally recognised for its work in the field. Position Summary Phoenix Australia is seeking to recruit a Mental Health Clinician (Psychologist or Mental Health Social Worker) to provide assessment, treatment and support services for Victoria Police and Victorian-based Australian Federal Police members, as part of an exciting new pilot service called BlueHub. The BlueHub service offers clinicians interested in working with Police a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative evidence informed clinical program, that aims to provide streamlined and timely assessment and treatment. This pilot program has been initiated by The Police Association of Victoria (TPAV) and is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health. TPAV has appointed Phoenix Australia as the Primary Service Provider (PSP) to develop and oversee the BlueHub mental health services pilot program. Phoenix Australia will be responsible for monitoring the quality of care provided by independent service providers (ISPs) appointed by BlueHub to provide evidence-based assessment and treatment. The ISPs include existing mental health care facilities in public and private hospitals and/or suitably qualified independent mental health practitioners in private practice. BlueHub has been set up as a three year pilot service with the intention of being expanded to meet the needs of all emergency service personnel nationally if successful. This service aims to provide increased access to mental health services for police members; reduced delays and associated stress obtaining access to mental health services for members; increased confidence of members to seek treatment; and an increased mental health treatment success rate. The broader BlueHub project objectives are to: * Address the service delivery gap members currently experience between requesting assistance, obtaining a referral, and commencing treatment for mental health related illness and issues. * Establish a specialised mental health assessment, referral and treatment program utilising evidence-based treatments for members. * Establish a quality assured service provider network incorporating training and research functions. * Develop a mental health referral and treatment program model that could be used by other police associations and organisations. A further aim of the pilot is to test out the clinical procedures and protocols, as well as the newly developed client file record and data management system, as well as to test the model of using private practitioners as ISPs. Phoenix Australia will act as a central intake point for all referrals to BlueHub and conduct eligibility intake assessments on every referral. Police members deemed eligible and appropriate will be allocated to a clinician for clinical assessment and treatment. As an assessing and treating clinician you will have clinical responsibility for the assessment and treatment of your allocated clients, with clinical oversight by the PSP Consultant Psychiatrist or PSP manager. You will be required to comply with the clinical protocols and standards of service delivery laid out by Phoenix Australia in the BlueHub Manual. The position would ideally suit an experienced Mental Health Clinician (Psychologist or Mental Health Social Worker) with a background and interest in working with police and emergency service personnel, and experience in the area of posttraumatic mental health. This role offers the successful candidate: * A minimum of seven days free professional development training in treating trauma related mental health disorders, delivered by Australian and international experts in posttraumatic mental health * Being part of a nationally recognised Community of Practice for treating police, offering peer support, supervision and ongoing professional development opportunities. This is a full-time position (part-time applications will be considered) and is based at Phoenix Australia in the Department of Psychiatry, the University of Melbourne, located in Carlton. There will also be a requirement to work regularly from Phoenix Australias Clinic, based at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Park campus, in Parkville. During the current COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria the successful candidate may be required to work from home where needed. The position will report to the Clinical Services Director, although line management may be delegated. Key Responsibilities BLUEHUB * Conduct comprehensive clinical assessment and treatment planning with police members (in person and/or via telehealth), including clinical risk assessment and management planning (according to the BlueHub protocol). * Make clinical decisions regarding suitability of police members to commence psychological treatment under the BlueHub service. Arrange for police members, identified as being at risk or not suitable for BlueHub, to be referred to alternative programs/services. * Deliver evidence based psychological therapy and contribute to the implementation of best practice in posttraumatic mental health through the BlueHub project more broadly. * Maintain timely clinical records via the patient management software program. * Prepare assessment reports, treatment plans and discharge plan protocols in collaboration with clients. * Prepare and send clinical correspondence to the insurer/funding agencies, GP and other identified members of the treatment team as required. * Use routine outcome measurement monitoring throughout the episode of care and three months post discharge. * Participate in monthly online community of practice supervision sessions and comply with the BlueHub training requirements. * Participate in quality assurance and practice improvement initiatives for the Blue Hub project and Phoenix Australia more broadly. * Undertake training relevant to the role, as directed by Clinical Services Director and or Phoenix Australia management. * Participate in BlueHub project and Phoenix Australia staff meetings as appropriate. * Perform Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) and Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) responsibilities as outlined in section 4. Selection Criteria Essential * AHPRA Registered Psychologist or Mental Health Social Worker with endorsement in the state of Victoria, and a minimum of three years clinical experience. * Eligible for registration as a provider with Medicare and WorkCover. * Clinical experience in mental health assessment, case formulation, treatment planning and evidence-based treatment approaches with adult clients. * Proven ability to work autonomously under pressure and as part of a team, exercising sound professional judgement and seeking advice and consultation when appropriate. * Excellent interpersonal skills; with an ability to build and maintain relationships with multidisciplinary teams and to effectively liaise with key stakeholders (internal and external). * Strong interpersonal, communication, organisational and time management skills. * Excellent analytical and problem solving skills and the ability to set priorities. * Demonstrated competency with working with commonly used computer programs such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Desirable * Clinical experience in working with Police and other emergency service or first responder personnel using evidence-based approaches. * Training and demonstrated competency in the delivery of evidence-based trauma related mental health and effective strategies and interventions to promote recovery, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and at least one of either Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Processing Therapy or EMDR. * Knowledge of clinical and research literature in relation to posttraumatic mental health. * Experience working with practice management software, learning management software and statistical programs such as SPSS or REDCap. * As a Phoenix Australia employee you will have professional indemnity insurance coverage. We also strongly recommend that employees have their own professional indemnity insurance as individual practitioners with cover up to $20 Million dollars cover. Special Requirements * This position is based at Phoenix Australia however the incumbent will be required to work regularly from the Phoenix Clinic at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Park campus, in Parkville and/or from home during COVID-19 restrictions. * Metropolitan and regional travel may be required. Salary * $107,547-$127,706 p.a. plus 10% superannuation CLOSE DATE: WEDNESDAY 2 JUNE 11.59pm To apply for this position, please submit your CV and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria via email to Tilly Crozier at Contact Details Tilly Crozier, Acting Director of Clinical Services Tel 3 Email

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  • Job Reference: 299722285-2
  • Date Posted: 4 June 2021
  • Employer: Government of Victoria
  • Location: Melbourne
  • Salary: $107,547 to $127,706
  • Sector: Mental Health, Other
  • Job Type: Full Time