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Peninsula Health
Reference Number 24517
Position Title Mental Health/ Care Coordinator, Forensic Mental Health in Community Health Program
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Location PH Community Health - Frankston, PH Community Health - Rosebud
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Peninsula Health provides public healthcare services to residents of the Mornington Peninsula.

Our hospitals and emergency departments are located at Frankston and Rosebud, and we provide a wide range of community health, dental, rehabilitation, mental health, palliative care ad aged care services from campuses at Frankston, Hastings, Mornington and Rosebud.

Person centered care is at the heart of everything we do, guided by our values of Services, Integrity, Compassion, Respect and Excellence.

For more information on Peninsula health please feel welcome to visit our website http://www.peninsulahealth.org.au/

Position Summary

The Forensic Mental Health in Community Health (FMHiCH) program is designed to support the delivery of collaborative, safe, high quality primary forensic mental health services and facilitate referral and engagement with other relevant health services to support improved mental and physical health outcomes for our clients. Individuals eligible for referral from Community Corrections Service (CCS) into the FMHiCH program are adults (over 18 years).

The overall aim of the Program is to proactively engage eligible individuals and deliver a forensic mental health service to address their mental health needs. As part of offering a holistic service other health issues should be identified and appropriate referrals made to services offered by the community health service and to other relevant providers. Health issues that could be identified include chronic illnesses such as respiratory disease, diabetes, heart disease, dental issues, and social support needs such as housing, employment, family issues. Collaborative Practice with the Community Correction Services case manager about care planning and referrals for social support will be essential as part of the framework for successful service delivery.

Key Responsibilities

• Deliver evidence-based forensic mental health assessment, interventions and treatment services to individuals in the defined cohort that are timely, culturally safe and responsive
• Positions at this level utilise advanced clinical knowledge and skills to provide quality mental health services within their professional scope of practice
• Assess, plan, implement, evaluate and document comprehensive care within the area in accordance with evidence based best practice standards and Peninsula Health Values
• Ensure adequate prioritisation of referrals and good time management skills
• Work collaboratively with Community Corrections Service in both Frankston & Rosebud to deliver flexible service responses to clients of the Forensic Mental Health in Community Health program. This will at times include co-location with Corrections and outreach based client work to meet the needs of this cohort.
• Be responsible for up to date knowledge of legal and ethical issues relevant to the role.
• Work effectively within a multidisciplinary setting
• Ensure professional best practice and the provision of appropriate assessments and interventions relevant to diagnosis, discharge planning and competency
• Undertake and coordinate multi-dimensional, comprehensive psychosocial and mental health assessments, treatment planning and care in accordance with clients’ recovery goals
• Participate in multidisciplinary teamwork, at an advanced level, utilising a coordinated approach to client care
• Advanced individual, family work and discharge planning skills. This includes the ability to liaise, actively engage and collaborate with health professionals, family members and community agencies
• Create and sustain strong inter-agency connections and integrated service responsive to the holistic needs of clients
• Work with clients, their families and other key stakeholders to develop Individual Recovery Plans that:
- are informed by the FMHiCH Intake Assessment
- identify a clear treatment pathway where multiple interventions are required
- identify service coordination activities
- set out specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-limited goals so that treatment and recovery can be monitored and reviewed
- address the associated needs of the client their family
• Work collaboratively with Community Corrections to support client’s engagement and treatment needs and compliance with Community Corrections orders. This will include co-location at Community Corrections offices (including Frankston and Rosebud) when required.
• The position involves the provision of community outreach

Essential Criteria

Please refer to the Position Description for more information.


• Generous Salary Packaging - maximise an employee’s net salary by directing some of their pre-tax salary to pay for certain benefit items, such as rent, personal loan or mortgage
• Parking – On-site, low cost parking facilities at all sites
• Beautiful Mornington Peninsula location
• Career development opportunities

How to apply

To apply for this position via Seek, please click on 'Apply for this Position' which will re-direct you to our careers page. From our Careers page, to apply or to continue with your application from Seek please click on 'Apply Now' and follow the below steps to finalise your application:

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4. Re click 'Apply Now’ and follow the prompts to upload your Resume and Cover letter

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If you have any questions specific to the position you are applying for, please feel welcome to contact the hiring manager via the contact details below

Other Information
• Ensuring the health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff is at the heart of everything we do. As part of this commitment, all new members of our team must complete a National Criminal History Records Check, meet the immunisation requirements of their role and demonstrate evidence of current work rights to work in Australia prior to commencement. You may also be required to provide a Working With Children Check card. To find out more about our quality employment standards and to prepare your application to join our team please visit: https://www.peninsulahealth.org.au/careers/working-preparing-employment/
Peninsula Health is committed to providing positive employment opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.
• Peninsula Health believes in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce where each person’s uniqueness is valued. Peninsula Health believes that by embracing the diverse life experiences and perspectives of our people, we will provide high-quality health care to all members of our community – regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, cultural background, disability, religion or sexual orientation.

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Selection Criteria Essential: A Tertiary Qualification in Social Work, Member (or eligibility for membership) of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
Essential: Proven ability in the management of clients with a major mental illness and in the techniques of assessment, crisis intervention, counselling and psychosocial rehabilitation.
Essential: Demonstrated theoretical frameworks and relevant experience in providing clinical supervision of clinicians.
Essential: Extensive experience in the mental health field and/or community mental health care
Essential: Demonstrated working knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Mental Health Act 2014, the National Standards for Mental Health Services 2010, the National Practice Standards for the Mental Health Workforce 2013 and the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards including EQuIP.
Essential: Current Victorian Drivers Licence
Desirable: Sound understanding of the criminal justice and forensic mental health systems and issues faced by clients who have mental illnesses and have contact with the criminal justice system.
Desirable: Knowledge of evidence-based risk assessment and management tools that utilise the structured professional judgement approach within forensic settings
Desirable: Relevant postgraduate qualifications.
Desirable: Knowledge of evidence-based interventions within forensic settings.
Contact Person Deb Webster
Contact Number 0466946379
Alternate Contact Person Tony Merrett
Alternate Contact Number 00417517621
Closing Date 31/01/2019
Position Description FMHiCH - Mental Health Clinician-Care Coordinator,.pdf