MACNI Specialist Assessment and Service Plan Practitioner

Sunshine, Australia

Reference: 5283992

So why cohealth?

At cohealth, we're passionate about human rights and health equity. We strive to have a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community we're serving, as we know that makes us a stronger and better performing organisation.

We value people of all experiences and identities, including all cultural backgrounds, faiths, gender identities, sexualities and abilities. Our inclusive workplace culture enables staff to bring their whole selves to work, where uniqueness is valued, and people experience a feeling of belonging.

We're committed to enabling staff's full participation through promoting workplace flexibility and the provision of reasonable adjustments for staff that require modifications.

About the role

Indigo is a state-wide service providing assessment, service plan development and care plan coordination for clients with complex needs. The Indigo Program currently provide the following services, DHHS MACNI Care Plan Coordination, TAC MACNI Care Plan Coordination, NDIS Support Coordination & Specialist Support Coordination and NDIS Occupational Therapy.

Clients receive funded packages from the Multiple & Complex Needs Initiative (MACNI), National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the Transport Accident Commission (TAC).

The program is comprised of a Program Facilitator, a multidisciplinary team of Specialist Assessment and Service Plan Practitioners, NDIS Support Coordinators and NDIS allied health professionals. Our NDIS Allied Health currently consists of occupational therapists however we well be expanding this offering with the support of the NDIS specialist team support role.

Our focus on the most disadvantaged, underpinned by our understanding of the social determinants of health, inform our efforts to enable service delivery to the people who need it most.

Your daily duties will vary but will include:

  • Ensure best practice by consulting with clients, current service providers and key stakeholders to ensure: a collaborative, responsive and planned support system for clients to deliver high quality interventions in accordance with the service plan.
  • Monitor Care Plans and facilitate regular care team meetings whilst providing support and advice to service providers identified in the client's Care Plan.
  • Develop Service Agreements and requests in addition to managing client brokerage.
  • Prepare and provide high quality reports and documentation in addition to verbally presenting (in consultation with Team Leader) reports to DHHS MACNI Divisional Panels.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with key stakeholders including DHHS services, DHHS MACNI Divisional Panels, National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) Multiple and Complex Needs program.
  • Assist services identify training needs and support to develop skills and expertise in working with the client group.
  • Work effectively with outcome measures. Embed work practices that meet accountability and reporting requirements and actively participate in regular supervision and reflective practice.
  • Develop Assessment and Service Plan Development skills.
  • Contribute to sector development and capacity building by delivering Care Coordination training with our partner organisation Vicserv.

Additional information can be obtained from the attached position description.

About You:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in a relevant field eg, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Psychology and extensive experience in the mental health, general health, housing, disability, drug & alcohol, justice, youth or welfare sectors.
  • Extensive experience working with people with complex needs; including mental illness, homelessness, disability, substance abuse, ABI or clients with current or previous involvement in the forensic system.
  • Demonstrated experience in the planning and management of client directed packages and community services and programs.
  • Ability to conduct comprehensive assessments and make sound recommendations, or a willingness to develop these skills.
  • Experience in, or willingness to develop skills in care coordination and care planning for people with complex needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage, liaise, negotiate and work collaboratively with a range of internal and external services and stakeholders - displaying a high level of interpersonal skills, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent report writing skills, proven administrative and organisational skills and the ability to manage competing priorities within specified and tight timelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver training and/or a willingness to develop the skills to deliver training.
  • A sound understanding and the ability to work with people from CALD backgrounds, different genders and ages.
  • Current Victorian driver's licence.

Application Process

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Applications Close: 04 Dec 2020