About the North East Metro Mental Health and Wellbeing Connect Access Health and Community will lead the Northeast Metro Mental Health and Wellbeing Connect in partnership with Self Help Addiction Resource Centre (SHARC), healthAbility and Inspiro, to deliver mental health and wellbeing services for families and carers in Northeast Metro region of Victoria. We aspire to provide a service of hope, recovery and humanity to improve the mental health and wellbeing of families and carers within our community. Our service is codesigned, governed and led by people with lived/living experience as families or carers of people with mental health and/or substance use challenges. The opportunity  The North East Metro Mental Health and Wellbeing Connect Family Clinician will provide support, family counselling and case management for families, carers and supporters of people with mental health and/or substance use challenges. This role aims to provide effective, accessible and quality care to families and carers of people with mental health and/or substance use challenges. This may include undertaking assessments, developing goals with families, carers and other professionals. The Family Clinician will work as a part of the Northeast Metro Mental Health and Wellbeing Connect and deliver educational and support groups to families and carers, providing family single session therapy where appropriate and referral to additional specialist supports and advocacy where required. Services may be delivered in person or via telehealth.This position will sit across the North East Metro Mental Health and Wellbeing Connect hub and/or satellite sites to maximise families’ easy access to services. This position may be required to provide services out of hours or on Saturdays. Supported by the NMMHWC Team Leader and Program Manager, the Family Clinician will work to inspire hope and confidence in families, carers and supporters to achieve improved health and wellbeing with a focus on their strengths and resilience as part of their caring journey.What you will be doingDeliver family counselling to family and carers of people affected by mental health or substance use concerns utilising evidence-based family therapy approaches. Services can be provided inclusive of the person being cared for, or to individual members of the family (without the person being cared for present)Conduct assessments and develop individual and/or family treatment plansProvide brief and medium-term interventions to support families in their role as carers, including provision of single-session family consultation, where indicatedWork from a systemic approach and utilise contemporary family therapy approaches, i.e., solution-focused and narrative approaches, behavioural family therapy etcProvide support and psychoeducation to families and carers to increase an understanding of the symptoms of the mental illness and substance use and their impact on families.Alongside Family and Carer Peer Workers, assist family members in developing an understanding of the concept of recovery and change process, while fostering a sense of hopeAssess risk and develop collaborative and trauma-informed risk management plans for family members and carers utilising AccessHC Local ProtocolsFacilitate family members’ skills building in areas such as self-care, personal resilience, positive communication, problem-solving and negotiating healthy boundaries while promoting a notion of connection, compassion and capacity to repair relationship raptures if occurParticipate in the development and delivery of therapeutic/support group programsUtilise client engagement strategies that are flexible and include a collaborative approach with other family members and other services.Participate in shared care with internal and external services, including attendance at care team meetings, case coordination and clinical reviews where appropriateWork within the scope of practice defined for the role and as agreed with line managerProvide services in both face-to-face and telehealth modalities, including at satellite locationsWhat you will bring  Tertiary qualifications in social work, psychology, counselling, alcohol and other drugs or related disciplinesRelevant qualifications and /or experience in family counselling or family therapy with minimum 2 years' experience Lived/Living experience as a family or carer is highly desirable (although this is not a designated lived/living experience role)Demonstrated understanding of trauma informed practice, recovery-oriented and strengths-based approaches and family-inclusive practiceDemonstrated understanding of the key issues affecting families, carers and supporters of people with mental health and/or substance use challenges, and how these may intersect with physical health, gambling, neurodevelopmental conditions, intellectual and physical disabilities AttributesDemonstrated empathic, innovative and professional therapeutic styleExcellent communication, listening and engagement skills and commitment to a collaborative, shared care approachDemonstrated behaviours consistent with North-East Metro Mental Health and Wellbeing Connect valuesEffective time management, prioritization and problem-solving skillsHigh level of cultural sensitivity and awareness, and the ability to work safely and effectively with people from diverse backgrounds, including First Nations, culturally and linguistically diverse and LGBTIQA+ communitiesCommitment to accepting people’s differences and to respecting the rights of others to make their own choicesAbility to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary teamComputer literacy, including proficiency in Microsoft programs such as Word and OutlookWillingness to expand your current skillset to meet the needs of the serviceNorth East Metro Mental Health and Wellbeing Connect Culture & Benefits We offer more than just a fulfilling career, we provide an environment where you can thrive in a culture of collaboration and support. Our team members share a common commitment and passion to make a positive impact, and we believe that this shared ethos creates a range of benefits for all who work with us. From opportunities for personal and professional growth to a sense of purpose and belonging, our culture promotes an environment of success and fulfilment.Come join us and experience the rewards of a career where you truly make a difference. Please review the Northeast Metro Mental Health and Wellbeing Connect : https://accesshc.org.au/FCLC-benefits   Apply Now If you are excited about this new opportunity, please forward your resume and cover letter responding to the key selection criteria.  Please refer to the position description for the key selection criteria information on our careers website: https://accesshc.org.au/careers/ For further information and/or the opportunity to discuss this role. Please contact Manager, North East Metro Mental Health and Wellbeing Connect : Katherine Cameron: katherine.cameron@accesshc.org.au  P: 03 9420 9147  Apply now so not to miss this opportunity, as we will be assessing applications as they are submitted and may appoint position before closing date.Applications close date:  8th December 2023North East Metro Mental Health Wellbeing Connect is a Child Safe Organisation that values inclusivity and diversity. We encourage applications form people with disabilities, those with mental health and/or AOD recovery experience, and those with diverse genders and sexualities.Our vision for reconciliation is an Australia where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples experience equitable health and social outcomes. Our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) will contribute to achieving reconciliation. We will seek an understanding of and acknowledging histories and injustices, support the active expression of culture, build strong, trusting relationships, and apply culturally appropriate practices within our work. We will work in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to create a welcoming and safe place for everyone at our services. We acknowledge the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people, who are the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work and we pay our respects to Wurundjeri Elders past, present, and future, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.As a vaccine positive organisation, we encourage COVID-19 vaccinations and offer disability services, requiring successful applicants to undergo a NDIS Workers Screening Check, Working With Children Check, Police Check and potentially an International Check.Position Description AUD Hawthorn 3122