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Allied Health Clinician


Lockyer Valley Correctional Centre; Custodial Operations; Statewide Operations; Gatton, Lockyer Valley

The Allied Health Clinician is a member of a multidisciplinary team responsible for the provision of clinical services, including discipline specific assessment, case management and interventions that promote the mental health, well-being and safety of adults accommodated in correctional centres.

Job details

Position status Permanent
Position type Flexible-full-time,Flexible-part-time
Occupational group Psychology, Counselling & Social Work
Classification PO3
Workplace Location Toowoomba region,Ipswich region
Job ad reference QLD/545417/24
Closing date 16-Aug-2024
Job duration
Contact person Jared Fielding
Contact details Phone: 07 3231 7014
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***6 Month Continuous Applicant Pool***

In this role you will:

Clinical/Technical

• Provide quality clinical services, including assessment and tailored therapeutic interventions to support health and wellbeing within a multi-disciplinary context.
• Conduct independent risk assessments of harm to self or others, including acute or chronic risk.
• Conduct functional assessment of behaviours of concern adversely affecting the adult's quality of life to inform individual management strategies.
• Administer, score and interpret discipline specific assessments to identify appropriate treatment and support strategies
• Provide advice regarding the safe management of adults with a heightened risk of suicide or self- harm, including acute or chronic risk.
• Provide of psychoeducation related to mental health conditions, symptoms and treatment options to individuals
• Deliver individual or group-based brief, skill acquisition focused interventions aimed at developing coping skills and building resilience.
• Manage a caseload using effective time management and prioritisation skills, including clinical and non-clinical responsibilities and the maintenance of accurate records and documentation.
• Possess the ability to collaborate and work effectively and sensitively with a diverse range of clients.
• Maintain a high level of knowledge and contemporary understanding of psychopathology, diagnostic classification systems and clinical and psychometric assessment tools.
• Develop clinical practice knowledge and expertise through active learning within the team and by engaging in professional development activities and clinical practice supervision.
• Maintain own level of knowledge of contemporary offender programs research and practices, and legislation, policy and procedures in relation to offender management.

Service Improvement

• Participate in quality improvement activities and workplace education that enhance the delivery of psychology/social work/occupational therapy services and promote patient centred care.
Collaboration and Team Work
• Actively participate in professional and multidisciplinary team meetings including clinical case conferences and case management activities
• Demonstrate sound communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to document accurately, write clearly and succinctly.
• Consult effectively with others and develop collaborative partnerships with a range of stakeholders.
• Actively participate in performance appraisal and development plans in order to develop and maintain professional skills and deliver high quality mental health care.
• Contribute as an effective member within a multidisciplinary allied health team
• Commensurate with the level of experience, provide education/training, direction and supervision for routine tasks to less experienced staff, students and support staff, with the support of senior staff.

Applications to remain current for 12 months.

Job Ad Reference: QLD/545417/24

Closing Date: Friday, 16th August 2024

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***6 Month Continuous Applicant Pool***

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