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Parramatta Mission offers community-managed programs and services. We work to assist people living with mental illness, family members or, carers of people with mental illness, young people, those living in crisis (e.g. financial or emotional crisis), and vulnerable communities or groups. This includes crisis and transitional accommodation, meals, and emergency food assistance.

About the Program

Under the lead agency Parramatta Mission, the Nepean Youth Severe Program is a mobile and assertive outreach treatment service. It provides multidisciplinary case management to young people aged 12 to 25 years old who reside in the Nepean Blue Mountains (NBM PHN) region who have, or are at risk of, severe mental illness, and can be supported in a primary care setting. It focuses on emerging borderline personality disorder, moderate to severe anxiety, or with emerging mood, conduct, or eating disorders, that cannot access NBMLHD services as they do not reach the LHD Mental Health Service’s threshold for care.

About the Role

The Team Leader will provide leadership and line management for staff within the team, and ensure adherence to the specialist clinical standards of the service. Alongside the Consultant Psychiatrist, they will contribute to the development of innovative clinical services, which will involve the development of partnerships with key agencies in the community.

In addition, the team leader will ensure that program area resources are managed effectively and efficiently, and will hold responsibility for the operational management, administrative management, and systems maintenance of the service.

The role involves the coordination of comprehensive, evidence-based clinical care coordination, psychological, and psychosocial interventions, consistent with the model of care.

Selection criteria

Candidates must meet the following selection criteria. Please address each of these in written form:

1. Approved tertiary qualifications in relevant discipline and eligibility for membership of AHPRA or the appropriate professional body

  • Registered Nurse - Bachelor Degree in Nursing or equivalent; Mental Health Nursing experience favourable or equivalent. Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Psychologist - Current full registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Social Worker - Approved degree in Social Work and eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.
  • Occupational Therapist - Current full registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

2. Clinical leadership experience of a minimum for 5 years demonstrating application of evidence based clinical practice within the mental health field.

3. A minimum of 3 years relevant experience working with young people at ultra-high risk (UHR) of psychosis, emerging borderline personality disorders, moderate to severe anxiety, emerging mood, and eating disorders, and their families, in both a case management and therapeutic role.

4. Demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively within a multi-disciplinary clinical team.

5. Demonstrated ability to motivate teams to high performance, ensuring key performance indicators (KPIs) are met.

6. Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), problem solving and negotiation skills

7. Current NSW drivers license

Interested applicants should submit their applications addressing the above selection criteria to [email protected] 'quoting ref: HSPCWS-SY-TL

* Only applications that address the selection criteria will be considered

* Only applicants successful in making it to interview will be contacted.

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