Homelessness to a Home - Dual Diagnosis Clinician

Full Time until March 2023

Footscray, Australia

Reference: 5653277

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.

About the role

cohealth is seeking a Dual Diagnosis Clinician to join the Homelessness to a Home Program. In partnership with Unison and Melbourne City Mission and other agencies, the Dual Diagnosis Clinician will use multi-disciplinary, assertive, integrated and flexible approaches which addresses immediate crisis support needs, through to longer term support to establish safe and affordable long-term housing with Mental Health, AOD and other health supports in place.

Additional information can be obtained from the attached position description.

Your daily duties will vary but may include:

  • Provide direct service delivery to clients with a complex dual diagnosis, either individually or in group settings. Support may include brief interventions, case management/care coordination practices
  • Provide high quality, recovery-oriented, evidence-based primary care services to clients, and groups of clients, with a dual diagnosis
  • In conjunction with H2H team, provide crisis intervention management for complex and challenging clients
  • Work flexibly to meet peoples varying needs, including on an outreach basis
  • Provide secondary consultations to other cohealth staff as required and assist in developing strategies to effectively manage clients with complex needs

We are looking for someone with:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Nursing / Psychiatric Nursing / Social work / Psychology and eligibility to join the relevant professional body (including AHPRA)
  • At least three years of mental health and/or AOD sector experience
  • Relevant professional and/or lived experience and a sound understanding of the key issues affecting people experiencing homelessness/harm reduction principles
  • Highly developed communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team, as well as independently
  • A good understanding of Community Health, its principles and organisational forms
  • Ability to speak a relevant community language would be an advantage

Application process

Click on apply now to be directed to our careers page. You will be asked to upload your CV/ resume, and answer the questions provided on Talent Propeller.

For any questions about the role please contact Emma Littlewood by email on emma.littlewood@cohealth.org.au

Applications Close: 31 Dec 2021