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Team Lead - Mental Health

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Student Services

  •  $125k - $132K + 17% super
  • 3 year contract
  • Full time position 35 hours / week
  • Located - Kensington, Sydney NSW

About the Triage Unit:

UNSW is transforming its Mental Health Services to a stepped care model to ensure students experiencing mental health concerns can access the appropriate care at the right time.

As part of this exciting transformation, UNSW is creating a Mental Health (MH) Triage Unit to provide UNSW students, staff members and external enquirers support to manage mental health concerns. The MH Triage Unit will provide a central point of contact for students and other stakeholders to seek advice and support regarding student mental health and wellbeing.

The MH Triage Unit will provide timely assessment and brief interventions within a shared care model, working alongside other internal and external stakeholders.

About the role:

The Team Lead will manage the MH Triage Unit and Clinicians to respond flexibly and creatively with students to enhance engagement and reduce barriers to care. The MH Triage Unit will work alongside the existing Counselling service and assist students to access new and existing supports within UNSW and the wider community.

The Team Lead will provide management of staff  and  expert mental health interventions, including; assessment, initial risk management and recommendations for on-going care. There will be a focus on seamless transition into and out of the service with accessible and sustainable follow-up arrangements in place.

There may also be opportunities to work within the wider UNSW mental health and wellbeing support program for periods of time and to provide on-going care.

About the Successful Candidate

The role of Team Lead is to manage and facilitate efficient and effective service delivery and provide leadership and direction for the service. The MH Triage clinician may carry an ongoing case load if needed. To be successful in the role you must have:

  • A relevant qualification plus demonstrated extension of contemporary clinical practice gained through substantial and relevant postgraduate experience and supervision; or an equivalent level of knowledge gained through any other combination of higher education, professional training and/or applied clinical experience in assessment and therapeutic intervention.
  • Full and current AHPRA registration as a Psychologist/Clinical Psychologist, or Registered Nurse (ACMHN Credentialed), or Occupational Therapist (BAMH Endorsement), or Mental Health Social Worker (AASW Accredited).
  • Experience in coordinating a multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals.
  • Demonstrated experiencing in developing policies and procedures and implementing best practice guidelines.
  • At least five years full time equivalent post registration experience working within a relevant mental health clinical setting. 
  • A strong understanding of triage processes and risk assessment in a tertiary education setting would be advantageous.
  • Demonstrated empathy for, and understanding of, the psychosocial issues and potential crises experienced by students undertaking university level studies.
  • Demonstrated competence in assessment and clinical interventions that are trauma informed and culturally appropriate with individuals of different ages and backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide consultation, advice, and support to key stakeholders, including family members, primary carers, academic teaching staff and other internal/external support services, whilst confidently balancing safety and confidentiality.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to liaise at all levels with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures relevant to the UNSW community.
  • Demonstrated high level organisational skills including an ability to undertake a range of diverse tasks, to work independently, accurately, and with attention to detail and on-time delivery.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication across numerous modalities.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.
  • Ability to speak a language, other than English, is desirable but not essential.

To Apply: Please apply online by submitting your Resume with a cover letter to note your suitability to this position.

Kim Symons, Talent Acquisition Consultant

Applications close:  Sunday 20th September before 11pm

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

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