NSW Clinical Consultant/Camp Counsellor
We are looking for a number of energetic and creative mental health clinicians to provide clinical support during AKKF’s recreational and educational camps. AKKF camps provide young people (aged 8-18) living in families affected by mental illness with psychoeducation, support, and social networking opportunities in a fun, positive, and safe environment. Camps also involve a number of creative and adventurous outdoor activities such as canoeing, go carts, craft, and laser tag. AKKF camps are typically held over a weekend at various locations in NSW, ACT and will soon be expanding to QLD and the NT!
Clinicians will also be offered the opportunity to travel interstate. Successful applicants will be required to attend a minimum of three camps per year. The ability to work on weekends is essential.
The Clinical Consultant/Camp Counsellor role is a casual position.
Prior to and During Camp:
- Review participant files and relevant documentation to identify areas of clinical concern prior to departure
- Support camp leaders to monitor and manage clinical issues during camp and to record daily progress notes
- Provide individual support to participants where emotional/behavioural/social difficulties are identified
- Consult with Camp Coordinators, Clinical & Research Manager and National Program Manager regarding areas of clinical importance (e.g. risk management)
Competencies and Experience Required:
- Provide clinical follow-up (as required) within 5 days following camp. For example, providing handover to referrers, arranging follow up support services, making child protection reports
- Complete relevant forms (i.e. camper follow up template, incident report forms, surveys) and send to the Clinical & Research Manager or National Program Manager
- Ensure all clinical information is appropriately documented on the database and/or emailed to relevant manager(s)
- Post-graduate study in Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or Nursing with current AHPRA/ AASW/ ACMHN registration
- Experience working in child and adolescent community mental health, at or above: Clinical Psychologist, Occupational Therapist Level 3, Social Worker Level 3, Clinical Nurse Specialist
- Demonstrated skills in assessment, treatment, and care planning of child and adolescent mental health problems and family relationship problems.
- Demonstrated experience in multidisciplinary teamwork including leadership, supervision and liaison skills
- Computer literacy and demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Willingness to attend a minimum of three camps per calendar year
A Police Check and Working With Children’s check will be undertaken on successful applicants.
Via the link on Seek.com or email [email protected] with CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria.