Western Healthis in a period of rapid growth. Our services comprise of four acute public hospitals: Footscray Hospital, Sunshine Hospital (including Joan Kirner Women's and Children's), Williamstown Hospital and Bacchus Marsh & Melton Hospital. We also operate Sunbury Day Hospital, Hazeldean, Grant Lodge Residential Aged Care, as well as community health centres in Melton, Caroline Springs and Bacchus Marsh and a range of community-based services. We care for a diverse community of more than 1 million people with complex care needs ranging from Neonates to Geriatrics.
The HOPE team will sit with the broader community mental health team based in Melton. The HOPE initiative has been developed to provide support to individuals discharged from the Emergency Department, medical ward or inpatient units post a suicide attempt or displaying serious suicide ideation, intent or planning in the Melton and parts of Hume (Sunbury) and Brimbank catchment area. HOPE will support clients for a period of 12 weeks, providing assertive and coordinated care post-discharge. Engagement will take place via both outreach and clinic based therapeutic interventions to reduce the risk of suicide re-attempts and deaths by suicide.
- Job Description:
Provide direct assistance to consumers, carers and families
Work collaboratively with other community agencies
Work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team to ensure the delivery of a positive and safe experience to at-risk consumers.
Communicate effectively with consumers carers and families
An understanding of crisis intervention and management skills, and ability to escalate concerns if deterioration occurs.
Skills in engaging with key welfare, health and other support agencies and working collaboratively to improve consumer’s outcome and recovery.
Skills in working with cultural and linguistically diverse communities.
A current Victorian Driver’s License, and ongoing ability to use this form of transport.
Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies.