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Reference Number 11596
Position Title Senior Intake and Assessment Advisor
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time
Department Psychological Therapies Program
Location Rocklea
Classification SCS Social Community, Home Care and Disability - SCS Level 5
Hours 76
Position Summary

SENIOR INTAKE AND ASSESSMENT ADVISER - PSYCHOLOGICAL THERAPIES TEAM

Wesley Mission Queensland (WMQ) is a large and dynamic organisation with more than 65 locations throughout South East Queensland supporting 100,000 Queenslanders every year. As a not-for-profit organisation with over 100 years' experience in delivering aged care, Wesley Mission Queensland has a history steeped in hope, respect, compassion, empowerment, innovation, justice and integrity. To learn more about our organisation, please see www.wmq.org.au & https://www.youtube.com/user/wmbmedia.

The Senior Intake and Assessment Advisor works within a small team administering the Psychological Therapies Program for Brisbane South region. This role is responsible for overseeing and conducting the intake/triage, assessment and referral services for eligible and non-eligible clients of the program, including suicide prevention referrals.
The role is responsible for supporting the Program Manager as a senior member of the team, ensuring high quality service provision of intake, outreach and subcontracted staff to increase service access by targeted vulnerable and socioeconomically disadvantaged populations and actively seeking feedback on the quality of service provision.

The role is Full Time, Fixed Term for 3 years.

Key Responsibilities Include:

1.Align one's workplace behaviour in accordance with the WMQ Model of Care, the Wesley Charter and Wesley Mission Queensland's Vision, Mission and Values.
2. Provide leadership to the intake team ensuring all individuals who contact the Psychological Therapies team (primarily by phone and email) have a positive experience and are serviced appropriately.
3. Undertake preliminary assessments of customers to determine their eligibility for the program and risk assessment including suicide risk screen.
4. Where customers are ineligible or at risk, provide warm referrals to other more suitable supports in the stepped care continuum.
5. Create and maintain accurate records of intake, assessment, referrals, feedback and any follow-up actions required.
6. Listen to and understand the needs of customers and use problem solving skills to work with them to identify any barriers to accessing therapy.
7. Manage a database of service providers, understanding their target client groups and provide warm referrals accordingly in line with KPI timelines.
8. Prepare and distribute resource and information packs (electronic and hard copy) to customers and service providers.
9. Facilitate and build effective and positive relationships with all internal and external stakeholders.
10. Work effectively as part of the Psychological Therapies team including the Program Manager and Administration Officer and provide senior support to the team in the Program Manager's absence.
11. Undertake general administration and reporting tasks as required.
12. Ensure all communication and interaction with customers is respectful, empathetic and reflects the WMQ values.
13. Maintain a high level of discretion and confidentiality through all interactions.
14. Record and action any complaints, compliments


Applications must address the 'Qualifications, Knowledge and Requirement' for this role (contained within the attached position description) and are to be submitted online at www.wmq.org.au by 4pm, Tuesday 17th September 2019. 


For more information, please contact Vicki Hunt, Program Manager at v.hunt@wmq.org.au or (07) 3717 7007


Wesley Mission Queensland's Vision is a compassionate, just and inclusive society for all.  We are committed to EEO, OH&S, Ethical Practices and the principles of Cultural Diversity.  We are a preferred employer for older workers.  Successful applicants are expected to abide by the WMQ Code of Conduct.  Relevant criminal record checks will be undertaken on recommended applicant.  To view our Privacy Policy, please click here.  Salary Packaging is available to permanent Staff to potentially enhance remuneration.

Essential Requirements Essential: Must have a current Drivers licence and willingness to drive in the course of work.
Contact Person Vicki Hunt
Contact Number (07) 3717 7007
Contact Email VHunt@wmq.org.au
Alternate Contact Person Shele Liddle
Alternate Contact Number
Alternate Contact Email SLiddle@wmq.org.au
Closing Date 17/09/2019
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