Social Worker - Older Persons Community Mental Health (Multiple positions) — Adelaide CBD, Adelaide

Northern Adelaide Local Health Network – Modbury- Community Salary : $86,950 - $100,729 p.a. – AHP2 Permanent Full-Time (Multiple Positions) About Us: The Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN) provides care for more than 400,000 people living in the northern metropolitan area of Adelaide and boasts newly redeveloped wards and Emergency and Outpatient Departments, with plans for the addition of more brand-new facilities in the near future. NALHN provides a full range of high-quality medical, surgical, maternity, diagnostic, emergency and support services. NALHN offers a range of primary health care services across the northern metropolitan area of Adelaide, with a focus on providing preventive and health promoting programs in the community, and transition and hospital substitution and avoidance programs targeted at chronic disease and frail aged. With a workforce of almost 6,500 employees, NALHN works to ensure quality and timely delivery of health care, whilst building a highly skilled, engaged and resilient workforce based on a culture of collaboration, respect, integrity and accountability. Our core values of respect, integrity and accountability underpin our commitment to provide excellence in care, innovation, creativity, leadership and equity in service provision and health outcomes to the Northern area communities. At NALHN Everyone Has a Story, Everyone Matters, Everyone Contributes and Everyone Grows. Benefits of working at NALHN: From salary packaging to flexible working arrangements, a large range of opportunities for movement and career progression, you’ll find there are lots of benefits of working with Northern Adelaide Local Health Network. Salary packaging is an option for saving money by paying for some of your everyday expenses from your salary before it is taxed. Across SA Health there are always opportunities for you to develop your skills and career at any of our metropolitan or regional sites. Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants from interstate or overseas. About You: Are you dedicated, compassionate and enthusiastic looking for an opportunity to join a dynamic, growing healthcare network where you will be part of a supportive team delivering high quality care to the community? If so, then this could be the opportunity for you. This position will offer you professional growth opportunities within a supportive and inclusive culture. About the Role: The incumbent will be accountable to the Team Leader of NALHN (Northern Adelaide Local Health Network) Community Older Persons Mental Health Service (OPMHS). Your role will be to work within the NALHN OPMHS Community Team, providing therapeutic engagement and coordination of care to the range of older people receiving community based mental health services. You will be comfortable working as a member interdisciplinary team, spending time out and about with consumers living in the community. You will also be ready to be part of nurturing the NALHN OPMHS growth culture, built around developing a values-based workforce, facilitating excellence in care, and providing transparent accountability. You will work in partnership with the other members of the team within an aspirational organisational change process. NALHNs purpose is to deliver exceptional health and wellbeing services that enhances the quality of life for our community. The social worker will undertake social work assessment and interventions for consumers with current positions across community. The social worker, in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team works to optimise health outcomes and to ensure a high standard of consumer-centred care and safe and timely transfer of care to primary health. In this role you will apply clinical experience, knowledge and professional competence to plan, implement and evaluate comprehensive and integrated Social Work services to the needs of consumers of OPMHS. You will work under clinical supervision and may provide direction and support to less experienced staff, allied health assistants and students. You will work collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary team and liaise directly with health services and community agencies. You will be accountable to the Senior Social Worker, for your professional practice and development. Social worker in community will have specialist knowledge in the following areas: Advance Care Directives, Guardianship and Administration matters, Elder Abuse, Domestic Violence, My Aged Care, National Disability Insurance Scheme, and community support services. Social workers serve as care coordinators and will be matched with consumers with significant psycho-social needs. Social Workers provide their discipline related expertise to the multi-disciplinary team. To be eligible for this position, you must have an appropriate Degree or equivalent qualification which gives eligibility for full membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers 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. Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check. Check(s) National Police Certificate (NPC) for employment involving unsupervised contact with vulnerable groups required for this position (E.g. aged care employment or work involving vulnerable clients) DHS Aged Care Sector Employment Screening Immunisation Risk for this position is – Category B (indirect contact with blood or body substances) SA Health Services are required to implement the Addressing vaccine preventable disease: Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination policy in the workplace. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply. Job Ref: 849528 Enquiries Nicole Banfield Team Leader Phone: (08) 7452 6300 - Option 1 or 0468 603 362. E-mail: Application Closing Date 1 December 2023 - 11.55PM Attachments 849528 - Social Worker - Older Persons Community Mental Health (Multiple positions) - Role Description.pdf Refer to the SA Health Career Website - How to apply for further information

Applications close Sunday, 10 December 2023
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