First listed on: 27 January 2020

Pathways to Community Living Initiative (PCLI) Coordinator

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time maternity relief to 14/2/21 with possibility of an extension at same/reduced hours
Position Classification: Health Manager Level 3
Remuneration: $113,735 - $129,658 pa
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ146951

Location: Shellharbour
Closing Date: 23 February 2020

What you'll be doing
The Pathways to Community Living (PCLI) Coordinator will work to ensure people with enduring and complex mental illnesses who have been in an inpatient setting for over 365 days, or have been identified as being at risk of remaining in an inpatient setting for more than 365 days, move into an appropriate supported accommodation setting in the community. This could include: independent accommodation options with in-reach supports and services, specifically designed accommodation support services and/or specialist aged care centres.

The PCLI Coordinator will work with the Operations Manager to provide management support to the Kalparrin team and service where a number of long length of stay consumers currently reside.

This role provides an opportunity for a highly motivated and skilled mental health professional to lead the implementation of the Pathways to Community Living Initiative (PCLI) in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District. The PCLI is a State wide Ministry of Health initiative to develop models of care and work to ensure people with enduring and complex mental illness who have been consumers in an inpatient setting for over 365 days move into an appropriate supported accommodation setting in the community.

The PCLI Coordinator will work closely with all teams and services within the ISLHD Mental Health Service to implement an assessment, planning and support process to identify the support needs of consumers, identify appropriate accommodation options and support services to meet those needs to facilitate the transition of the consumer from an inpatient setting to a community accommodation option and specialist support services in line with the broader state-wide Mental Health PCLI being coordinated and managed by the Ministry of Health through MHDAO.

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.           

An eligibility list will be created for future temporary and permanent full-time and part-time positions.

Please note: Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.

National Police Checks will be undertaken on successful applicants.

Successful applicants to the role must provide certified documentation of vaccination history and pathology as part of their recruitment documentation. The applicant must be certified as compliant with before employment can commence.

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Selection Criteria

  1. Relevant health related qualification (e.g. registered or clinical psychologist, registered nurse, occupational therapist, social work or equivalent) or relevant experience in a Mental Health Service setting.
  2. Demonstrated experience working in a mental health service setting with people with enduring and complex mental illness.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge and experience of recovery focused best practice within mental health services.
  4. Demonstrated ability to initiate and lead evidence based practice in the assessment, care planning and care delivery of people with complex mental health issues in a recovery setting.
  5. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership, management and mentoring of multi-disciplinary clinical teams to support improved outcomes for people with a mental illness, including working collaboratively with a range of internal and external key partners.
  6. Current knowledge and high level of understanding of Mental Health Strategic Plans, Standards, Circulars and Policy Frameworks which have an impact on current mental health practice, in the NSW Mental Health Act (2007).
  7. Demonstrated high level written and oral communication and presentation skills.
  8. Unrestricted Class C driver’s licence.

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