Mental Health Clinical Intern - Links to Wellbeing
Enthusiastic Mental Health Clinical Interns required to join our Links to Wellbeing team
- Multiple positions available across consortium agencies
- Maximum Term Contracts available until 30 June 2019
- Extensive Supervision and Training program provided
- Develop skills in multiple aspects of stepped care model
- Under appropriate supervision, deliver psychological interventions
- Excellent opportunity for an allied health graduate with a passion for developing skills as a mental health clinician.
“Full citizenship for all people living with a mental illness in Australian society”
The Mental Health Clinical Intern will work as part of a multidisciplinary mental health team to deliver focused psychological interventions for individuals with mental health disorders in a primary care setting. You will be responsible for providing clinical therapeutic services (individual and group) to clients across a range of teams (adult, people at risk of suicide or self-harm) within the Central and Southern Metropolitan Adelaide.
The Mental Health Clinical Intern under appropriate supervision will be responsible for:
About the Role
- Located: Links to Wellbeing- Central / Southern Adelaide region
- Hours of work between Monday to Friday 8:00am to 9:00pm, roster may include weekends and public holiday shifts
- Plan and implement assessment and treatment services
- Participate in triage of referrals including obtaining information from referral sources and obtaining historical and collateral information
- Participation in individual and group supervision, and attendance at team meetings and external meetings
Neami celebrates diversity brought by those from diverse cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal heritage and those with lived experiences of mental illness and recovery, all of whom are strongly encouraged to apply for any positions at Neami that match their skills and interest.
The Links to Wellbeing (LTWB) consortium is a group of mental health and community service providers, consisting of:
• Neami National
• Mind Australia
• Mental Illness Fellowship of South Australia (MIFSA)
• Uniting Care Wesley Bowden (UCWB)
The organisations have built upon existing strong partnerships in the primary health and community service sectors.
The Adelaide Primary Health Network have commissioned the Links to Wellbeing consortium to provide Primary Mental Health Services that will provide clinical support and psychological services across the stepped care continuum, incorporating and expanding upon the services previously provided through Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS).
Interventions range from low intensity, for those with mild presentations, psychological therapies for people with mild to moderate conditions through to clinical care coordination for people with chronic and complex mental health conditions. Suicide Prevention Services for people suitable for primary mental health care management are also available.
The LTWB consortium service hosts a Clinical Decision Making Unit (CDMU) which will undertake clinical triage and allocation of clients seeking treatment in order to tailor the right services to the individual. As primary sources of referral, GPs, GP practices and nine specialised services including Brian Burdekin Clinic, PANDA and PsychMed will be key partners in the delivery of the program
Neami National is a community-based recovery and rehabilitation service supporting people living with mental illness and psychiatric disability to improve their health, live independently and pursue a life based on their own strengths, values and goals.
To discuss the position, please contact:
Linda Sims or Sharon Dyson - Mental Health Clinical Lead: Ph (08) 8326 3591