Community Safety & Wellbeing Officer – Intake Coordinator

  • 1 x Full Time
  • Ongoing Term
  • Designated Position*
  • Shoalhaven regions

The Intake Coordinator will be required to work closely with a broad range of SCMSAC services including GP’s, nurses, health workers, psychologists, counsellors and caseworkers to provide specialised consultation and screening to assist Aboriginal people to access and prioritise services required in order to improve health outcomes.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE:
 22 June 2017

The purpose of the position is to conduct intake screening and referral coordination within South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation to improve comprehensive case management and service integration. The Intake Coordinator will work as part of a responsive and dedicated multi-disciplinary Social Health team to provide intake and screening to Aboriginal people referred for services provided by the organisation, incorporating substance use, mental health, and child, family and disability programs and services. The position will primarily undertake culturally appropriate and holistic health screening considering the social, physical, cultural, spiritual, emotional and psychological needs or Aboriginal people.

The Intake Coordinator will be required to work closely with a broad range of SCMSAC services including GP’s, nurses, health workers, psychologists, counsellors and caseworkers to provide specialised consultation and screening to assist Aboriginal people to access and prioritise services required in order to improve health outcomes.

KEY COMPETENCIES

Essential Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:

  • A sound knowledge of Aboriginal/ Torres Strait Islander communities and relevant organisations within Shoalhaven and have demonstrated understanding of mental health and social wellbeing issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Extensive knowledge of services available for Aboriginal people relating to domestic and family violence, mental health, substance use and disabilities.
  • Demonstrated experience in the delivery of case management and/or intensive case management in the areas of social work, substance use, mental health and disabilities.
  • Knowledge of relevant validated screening tools and demonstrated experience in conducting client screening and assessments to Aboriginal people with complex issues.
  • Relevant qualifications in Social Work, Mental Health, Substance Use or Primary Health and/or willingness to upgrade qualifications to include the following: Certificate IV in Counselling (as a minimum requirement) and Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol and Other Drugs & Mental Health).
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills including the ability to manage time effectively and efficiently using personal and technical skills, including establishing priorities and meeting deadlines.
  • Computer proficiency and the ability to use basic computer programs and client information and data management systems, including the capacity to write reports, collect statistical data and conduct research.
  • Knowledge and commitment to policy, practice and legislation of child protection including Workplace Health & Safety, Equal Employment Opportunity and how they apply in the workplace.
  • Current NSW Driver’s License
  • Aboriginality*

REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL VACANCIES

Applications must address the key competencies (selection criteria):  For an Information Package containing position description, selection criteria and an employment application, please contact Human Resources via email hr@southcoastams.org.au or call 02 4448 0200.

Preferred applicants will also be required to undergo a National Police Check and obtain a new paid employee Working with Children Check (as required by the Act) prior to appointment with South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation.

Salary will be in accordance with the South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation Enterprise Agreement 2012 – 2015.

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