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Mental Health Clinician

About The OrganisationProudly serving Australians since 1928, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) provides emergency aero medical and health services for people in rural and remote Australia. In Victoria, the RFDS works in partnership with a number of community health organisations across the State to improve the health and well-being of our rural and regional communities. We believe in creating opportunities so all Victorians have the choice to access essential primary health care services.About The RoleFull-time maximum term position available until 30/06/2022 with the possibility of extension, 85-95K base salary (dependent on qualifications and experience) plus superannuation and salary packaging.Flying Doctor Wellbeing are now accepting applications from suitably qualified Mental Health Clinicians to deliver essential wellbeing services to rural communities in Western Victoria. With a negotiable work location (WFH options will be considered), the successful candidate will be flexible to deliver regular outreach services to several rural/ isolated communities in the area.This diverse role will involve regular travel providing counselling/mental health consultation to clients via a blend of face-to-face and telehealth and will work within a passionate and supportive multi-disciplinary team of clinicians, with opportunities for professional development and regular clinical supervision available. A car, mobile phone and laptop will be provided for the successful applicant.Please note - this role will require regular travel region and as such, a driver’s licence will be essential. RFDS does not conduct home visits so all outreach will be conducted within a community health setting.About youAn experienced clinician, you are comfortable with regular travel and working autonomously to provide outreach services.You are familiar with the unique challenges of working with rural and remote communities and can demonstrate experience working with trauma presentations and high prevalence disorders (including substance use problems).You have a passion for helping others and understand the mission of the Flying Doctors, and as such can demonstrate a high degree of presentation and professionalism in your daily dealings with both internal and external stakeholders.Drawing on your experience and understanding of rural communities, you understand the importance of community engagement, development and education in wellbeing space and have the natural interpersonal skills required to build strong stakeholder relationships.As a values driven individual, you pride yourself on your ability to positively contribute to a supportive team culture and thrive on working within passionate and professional multidisciplinary group.Key Selection CriteriaTertiary qualification which includes one or more of the following:Social WorkPsychologyMental Health NursingOccupational Therapy (Mental Health)Please note all candidates must be fully registered, and meet the required qualifications and standards/accreditations for their field of practice to provide psychological therapies (including continuing professional development requirements).Demonstrated understanding of mental health and wellbeing issues in rural settings.Experience working across diverse teams and locations, with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively.Experience in working with trauma presentations, as well as high prevalence disorders (including substance use problems).This is a rare opportunity to work for an iconic Australian organisation that promotes a supportive and inclusive working culture. If this sounds like the role for you please provide your CV and a cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria above (no more than 2 pages) by COB Friday, 16 April 2021.Please note that due to the large volume of applications received RFDS will only be contacting those shortlisted for interviews. We reserve the right to close this ad prior to the advertised date if the right candidate is found. RFDS is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.PD - Mental Health Clinician 85000 AUD Melbourne