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Calling all mental health professionals!

The Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN) is seeking enthusiastic mental health professionals who are interested in a rewarding career where they can make an impact.

You will have a positive opportunity to work in a supportive and developing environment, where you can help to improve mental health outcomes for people from diverse backgrounds.

This is an exciting time to be a part of the mental health workforce and participate in the development and reform of adult, older persons and statewide forensic mental health services.

A career in Mental Health at NALHN will give you the opportunity to:

  • Work in an innovative model of care
  • Play a positive role in the statewide mental health reforms
  • Work in an environment focused on providing dignity and wellbeing, compassion and best-practice care
  • Provide mental health care which is respectful and responsive to client's needs and values, and of those who care for them
About us
NALHN Mental Health services are provided across the following three streams:

1.  Adult Inpatient and Community Services

NALHN Adult and Community Services are provided through a range of services. These include:
  • active services in the emergency departments of both the Lyell McEwin Health Service and Modbury Hospital
  • consultation liaison services in both hospitals
  • two acute inpatient units including a psychiatric intensive care unit at the Lyell McEwin Health Service
  • a residential community recovery centre
  • two community-based psychosocial rehabilitation programs
  • three community mental health teams providing acute and longer-term care to consumers requiring specialist mental health support
The NALHN Adult Acute Mental Health Inpatient Units are located at Modbury Hospital and Lyell McEwin Hospital. The services provided include:
  • Acute Comprehensive Assessment, Observation and Treatment
  • Multi-disciplinary Client Centre-Care
  • Recovery based therapies
  • Group and Diversional Therapies
Adult Acute Community Teams provide a comprehensive assessment, treatment, rapid response crisis intervention, and assertive and intensive community case management.

This service is to provide care in the least restrictive environment that allows consumers to have the opportunity to live, work, and participate in the community to the full extent of their capabilities.


There are three Adult Acute Community teams in NALHN:   
  • Playford Community    
  • Salisbury Community
  • NE Community
2.  Older Persons Mental Health Services
NALHN Older Persons Mental Health Service is currently developing and implementing new models of care for older people, with the vision:

"Together with our older people, their carers and communities, the NALHN Older Persons Mental Health Service will support dignity and wellbeing through compassionate, best-practice, person-centred care."

Older Persons Mental Health Service will reflect a fundamental commitment to person centred care. Person centred care is a philosophical approach to service development and service delivery that sees services provided in a way that is respectful of and responsive to the preferences, needs and values of people.

This is an exciting time to be a part of the mental health workforce and participate in the development and reform of adult, older persons and statewide forensic mental health services.


The NALHN Older Persons Mental Health Service is provided across three services:


  • Ward 1H, the acute inpatient unit at the Lyell McEwin Health Services with 20 places of care
  • A community team providing services for older people living at home and also in-reach to people living in residential aged care
  • Northgate House, which provides up to 16 statewide places for older people with complex needs resulting from dementia or mental illness
3.  Forensic Mental Health Services
NALHN provides statewide Forensic Mental Health Services, with three inpatient units situated in Adelaide's north-eastern region, including an acute unit, James Nash House, a new high-quality sub-acute unit, the Ken O'Brien Centre and a community-based residential recovery centre, Ashton House.

In addition to this the Forensic Community Team provides support to consumers living in the community and also supports other service providers delivering care to forensic consumers.

The Forensic Mental Health Service also provides a court liaison service that manages the interplay between legal and mental health services.

Inpatient Unit and Community Services are located at Oakden.

Martin


"I can enjoy a satisfying and rewarding career in mental health where I can build real relationships with my clients and their families.

I can feel safe and protected in a highly secure working environment and enjoy a highly diverse career path."


Current Opportunities - Apply Now
NALHN are looking to recruit to the following positions:

Adult Inpatient and Community Services

Older Persons Mental Health Services

Forensic Mental Health ServicesApplications close: Friday 28 September 2018

For more information please contact:
Older Persons Mental Health Services
Jacky Rowan

0411 442 156
jacky.rowan@sa.gov.au

Adult Mental Health Services
Melissa Francis

0414 802 674
melissa.francis@sa.gov.au

Forensic Health Services
Tim Fawce
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0407 785 787
tim.fawcett@sa.gov.au

Wendy Sheehy
Executive Assistant
08 7485 4369
wendy.sheehy@sa.gov.au






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