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Family Worker - Anglicare NT - Darwin

  • Are you looking to develop and progress in your career?
  • Do you want to work within a multidisciplinary team?
  • Are you a driven and motivated professional?

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Rural Workforce Agency Northern Territory (RWA NT) are partnering with Anglicare NT to find a Family Worker within the headspace Early Psychosis program in Darwin. Anglicare NT is one of the largest providers of welfare, social justice and community development programs across urban, regional and remote areas of the Northern Territory. Within the headspace Darwin service at Anglicare NT you will be responsible for the oversight of the family work model being implemented. This involves the provision of psychoeducation forums, direct clinical treatment for young people and their families, support and training for clinicians in family work best-practice interventions; and the ongoing development and provision of the family work clinical service model.

This fantastic opportunity is based in Darwin in the Northern Territory (NT). The city itself has a lot to offer from quality restaurants in top class locations, shopping centres, multi-cultural events and shows, excellent sporting facilities and a range of great accommodation. With all the city has to offer it is coupled by the incredible national parks, waterfalls, fishing and camping spots. The top end is host to the Kakadu National Park for instance which is the largest and potentially most spectacular in Australia. The NT is a multicultural and multifaceted location which not only offers a great way of life but also great career opportunities for development and progression.

Key Responsibilities, but not limited to:

  • Provide oversight and direction for the family work model across the clinical program and facilitate a culture that is inclusive and collaborative with families/significant others to ensure that family work is embedded within the headspace Early Psychosis program and the broader headspace service.
  • Development of expertise in the Australian Early Psychosis Program (AEPP) Family Work approach in order to identify opportunities, goals and strategies for evidence-based family work across different phases of recovery.
  • Demonstrate positive team behaviours that contribute to a high performing, engaged youth friendly, family inclusive, optimistic and hardworking team.
  • Ability to maintain the philosophy, standards and policies of the AEPP model of care within headspace Early Psychosis, to promote the recovery of young people, and to create a team culture underpinned by hope, optimism and a recovery framework.
  • Commitment to contributing to quality improvement projects, including continuing to improve and streamline clinical systems, and mental health research.

Essential Criteria:

To be considered for this opportunity, you must meet the below essential criteria:

  • Approved tertiary qualifications in a relevant allied health discipline and current membership with AHPRA, or membership of and adherence to the AASW standards for social workers. Postgraduate qualifications in Family Therapy and or family counselling or equivalent training preferred.
  • Demonstrated advanced practice skills providing a range of family work interventions and approaches within a mental health setting including providing family systems approaches, CBT, or other evidence-based approaches.
  • Excellent mental health clinical skills for engagement, assessment, a holistic care approach, crisis response, case management, therapeutic interventions, as well as individual, family and group, therapeutic interventions for young people and their families presenting with a range of emotional, social or developmental difficulties, including psychosis and alcohol and other drug issues.
  • Demonstrated passion and commitment to improving the social and emotional well-being of young Aboriginal people and their families.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within structures of supervision and clinical accountability in line with the National Standards of Mental Health Services and all relevant NT legislation and service procedures

For more detailed information please see attached Position Description.

What’s in it for you?

  • Highly supportive career development and progression opportunities.
  • Education support grants and relocation support may be available for eligible candidates.
  • Opportunity to work within an experienced and multidisciplinary team.
  • Opportunity to work on a varied caseload.
  • Rewarding and positive work environment.

If you are looking for a change of scenery and seeking an opportunity to develop your career, we would love to hear from you!

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If you want to find out more about this unique opportunity or to find out other opportunities within Allied Health Industry in the Northern Territory, please contact Tom Richmond on 08 8982 1070 for a confidential discussion.

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