Position Details
Reference Number 15480
Position Title Clinical Nurse - Community Mental Health Services
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Entity UCH Group Office
Enterprise Agreement NURSE - Nurses Enterprise Agreement - Registered Nurse - Level 2
Position Summary

UnitingCare Queensland (UCQ) Child and Family Services is currently seeking to appoint 2 part time Clinical Mental Health Nurses to work with children and young people in the care of the Department of Child Safety as well as provide practice leadership to team members within a newly established Brisbane Recovery Service.


The Role:

Working closely with the Service Leader, the Clinical Nurse provides direct intervention and support to children and young people in care as well as offer support and practice leadership to team members implementing recovery oriented principles, as applied to young people who have experienced trauma and display mental health and substance misuse concerns.

Clinical practice in Child and Family Services is evidence based, guided by the principles of Child and Family’s practice frameworks which include Children and Residential Experiences (CARE), Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI), and Transforming Care (TC).

Understanding of evidence based intervention for mental health and substance misuse in young people, who are living in non-family based care, will also be advantageous in this role.


About You:

You will be a highly skilled registered clinical mental health nurse who has strong interpersonal and leadership communication capabilities. In addition you will have previous experience working within the health or community services sector where you have worked with children and young people at risk who have been impacted by trauma and who suffer from mental health and/or substance abuse issues. Additionally it would be advantageous if you have previous experience or exposure to the Child Protection system and knowledge of service delivery within a 24 hour setting. Please note as this is a residential service you will be required to participate in after hours on call work where required.


About Us:

As one of the largest employers in the sector and the state, UnitingCare Queensland (UCQ) offers the opportunity to develop your skills within a values based organisation that promotes child and young person centric practice.

UCQ offer a variety of benefits including values based work environment, discounted products and services, attractive salary packaging, career development and lifestyle benefits.


To Apply

So don’t hesitate to meet this exciting challenge! Take the next step in your career with UCQ and apply now by submitting your cover letter, attach your resume and, with no more than two pages, response to the role description’s success criteria.


For further information relating to the Clinical Nurse position please contact  Karla Hume 07 32534271

Contact Person Karla Hume
Contact Number 0732534271
Contact Email karla.hume@ucareqld.com.au
Closing Date 25/02/2018
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