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Allied Health Team Leader

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

The Team Leader, Allied Health Services, is an integral role that provides both clinical and team leadership, supervision and operational management of a multidisciplinary allied health team providing mental health, disability and rehabilitation services in a Correctional Centre.

This role is accountable for the provision of a high-level clinical services, including services of a more complex nature, to improve individual health and wellbeing.

Job details

Position status Permanent
Position type Flexible full-time
Occupational group Health - Mental Health Clinicians
Classification PO5
Workplace Location Toowoomba region,Ipswich region
Job ad reference QLD/570955/24
Closing date 01-Jul-2024
Job duration
Contact person Jared Fielding
Contact details Phone: 3231 7014
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  • Demonstrated experience in providing clinical services of a complex nature.
  • Advanced level clinical expertise, skills and ability to apply contemporary evidence-based clinical practice within a complex environment including a high level of knowledge and skills in assessment and intervention.
  • Ability to initiate and evaluate service improvement initiatives.
  • Competence to provide clinical practice supervision to less experienced practitioners.
  • High calibre engagement and interpersonal skills at a level that enables you to represent the work unit in collaborating with colleagues, supervisors, managers and stakeholders regarding service delivery, improvement opportunities and offender outcomes within a rehabilitative framework.
  • High level communication strengths: written, verbal and presentation.
  • Be able to work flexibly to respond to changing work priorities and provide high level advice regarding professional standards.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, complimented by resilience to respond to the dynamics of demanding work in a correctional environment.
  • Team management and leadership skills / experience including knowledge of and demonstrated ability to implement contemporary human resource management practices.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the ethical and legal obligations and professional accountability of your discipline.
  • Well-developed knowledge of the needs of:
  • prisoner populations and common mental health, substance abuse, risk of suicide and self-harm and other offending related needs.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in relation to culturally appropriate service delivery that can be applied to a correctional environment.

Mandatory Requirements:

Please see role description for further mandatory requirements.

For Psychologists:

  • Mandatory possession of a tertiary degree qualification in Psychology from a recognised tertiary institution and full general registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA).

For Social Workers:

  • It is a mandatory requirement for all Social Work positions that the candidate is eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). Eligibility is dependent on the candidate having completed a University Level Social Work degree accredited by the AASW and the candidate does not have any other outstanding professional competency or ethical issues, or complaints known to the AASW which may preclude membership to the association.

For Occupational Therapists:

  • The possession of a tertiary degree in Occupational Therapy from a recognised tertiary institution and registration as an Occupational Therapist with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (AHPRA) is a requirement for this role.

Applications to remain current for 12 months.

Job Ad Reference:  QLD/570955/24

Closing Date:  Monday, 1st July, 2024

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