KRS PLACEMENT INFORMATION & APPLICATION PACKAGE

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INFORMATION & APPLICATION PACKAGE

The following information package contains the application forms for the Kedesh

Rehabilitation Services (KRS) Student Placement. A KRS student placement provides

valuable practical experience for individuals wishing to gain experience in the psychology

field.

Places in the placement programme are competitive. Upon receipt of your application,

individuals will be selected for an interview. Interviews will be held during the week

beginning Monday 1

st

December. If successful in the interview process, applicants must

attend 4 days of orientation training before they can commence with the service.

Please ensure you can attend the training times prior to completing your

application.

Applications Close:

Monday 21

st

November 2014

Please send completed applications to:

Tracy Maylin

Phone:

0242607110

Kedesh Rehabilitation Service

Fax:

0242711698

PO Box 43

Berkeley NSW 2506

Or alternatively email to:

tracy@kedesh.com.au

Interviews will be held:

Thursday 4

th

December 2014

Friday 5

th

December 2014

Compulsory Training Dates will be:

Monday 12

th

January 2015 9.00am – 4.00pm

Tuesday 13

th

January 2015 9.00am – 4.00pm

Monday 19

th

January 2015 9.00am – 4.00pm

Tuesday 20

th

January 2015 9.00am – 4.00pm

Shifts will commence:

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Vision Statement

To be a centre of excellence in co-occurring substance use and

mental illness rehabilitation

Mission Statement

Kedesh Rehabilitation Services exists to facilitate positive growth

through the empowerment of people affected by co-occurring

substance use and mental illness

Principles

Client Focus in all aspects of operation

To address the needs of the community

To promote and provide Best Practice

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KRS PLACEMENT PACKAGE 2014 Page 3 of 9 Kedesh Rehabilitation Services (KRS) is a community-based charity organisation established to assist individuals with substance misuse or gambling problems. The organisation has been in operation since 1975, providing the largest drug and alcohol residential rehabilitation service within the Illawarra and Shoalhaven regions.

The service is partially funded through Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) and is managed by a Board of Directors made up of local community members. KRS works in partnership with community-based stakeholders, other drug and alcohol agencies and ISLHD to provide an innovative statewide drug, alcohol and gambling dependency treatment service.

KRS has well-established links with the University of Wollongong and local TAFE facilities. KRS provides both a 6 month, and 1-year Student Placement for students wishing to develop skills to work within the Drug and Alcohol field. This involves training individuals from a variety of disciplines including Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Welfare and Youth Work.

KRS completed a Quality Management review in July 2010 and maintains accreditation through The Australian Council of Healthcare Standards, ACHS.

Kedesh Rehabilitation Services consists of a number of integrated treatment services:

KEDESH ADULT PROGRAMME

 Caters for clients 18 years and over and offers 14 male and 8 female beds  Has been in operation since 1975

 9 week programme (can be altered depending on client needs)  Approx 70% of clients are classified as dual diagnosis

KEDESH ADOLESCENT PROGRAMME (KAP)

 KAP commenced in 2000

 Adolescent Rehabilitation Service catering for individuals aged 16 years and over  Accepts clients directly from detention facilities

FAMILY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

 Commenced 1999

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PHOENIX TREATMENT FACILITY – MANLY

 KRS operates a 10 bed facility in the grounds of Manly Hospital.  The facility commenced operation in February 2011

 KRS students have the opportunity to gain experience across all KRS facilities

TREATMENT PROVIDED

 Group work – psycho-educational and interpersonal

 Individual Counselling and tailored treatment plans – collaboratively developed with the client  Harm minimisation education (HEP C, HIV, safe using, STI’s)

 Health Promotion (activities, nutrition) and Individual Case management  Family Therapy

OUTLINE OF THE PLACEMENT

Stage One: Recruitment Placement Part A and Induction

Recruitment Placement Part A

 Students are selected on the basis of a review of written applications and interviews  The placement is a voluntary position

 Placement Part A

Students are required to attend 14 hours per week for 25 weeks totalling 350 hours. This may include day, evening or weekend shifts depending upon availability and the roster. In addition a 2 hours training session will be conducted on a weekly basis. These sessions will be comprised of set training, formal feedback sessions and supervision (totalling 72 hrs over six months) 80% attendance is required. Students receive a performance grading of unsatisfactory/satisfactory and may apply for six (6) credit points.

Induction Training

 Students are taken through Orientation (four days training). Orientation training covers the essential policy and procedure necessary to be on KRS premises

Stage Two:

Placement Part A -

Core Training

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KRS PLACEMENT PACKAGE 2014 Page 5 of 9 reports required for the clients admission

 implement the Policies and Procedures of KRS and work effectively with clients and staff

Stage Three: Placement Part A - Group facilitation

Students will have the opportunity to co-facilitate and then facilitate groups. During this stage and throughout the placement, students learn:

 the purpose and benefits of group therapy and underlying dynamics of therapeutic group-work  to develop a clear understanding of the group components of the programme at KRS

 to deliver a number of group modules to the clients of KRS

Stage Four: Placement Part A - Case Management

Students will be given the opportunity to assist in the Case Management of clients and work in collaboration with the Clients Counsellor. During this stage, students will learn how to:

 establish a positive therapeutic alliance with the client

 conduct a needs assessment with a client and work collaboratively to identify goals and tasks  assess a client’s progress towards their goals and assist with problem solving, re-evaluation

of goals and assist in Case conferencing

End of Placement Part A

Stage Five: Recruitment – Placement Part B and Counselling

Recruitment Placement Part B

 Students are selected on the basis of a review of written applications, past performance and interviews. It is a pre-requisite that students complete Placement Part A at a satisfactory level.  The placement is a voluntary position

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Counselling

Students will be given the opportunity to move onto Individual Counselling. During this stage students will be exposed to and learn:

 general counselling skills and administration and scoring of assessments

 initial history taking interview including case conceptualisation and treatment planning  establishing positive therapeutic alliance with clients

 how to work collaboratively with clients to establish counselling goals and set tasks

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Application Form Placement Part A

Name:

Phone:

Mobile:

Email:

1. Please indicate shifts that you would be available to attend

Please include all times that you may be available to attend

Students are required to complete 14 hours of voluntary shifts per week over 6 months. You must attend one day shift Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm and either a weekend 12pm to 8.00pm or week night shift 4.30pm to 10.30pm each week.

A two hour training / debrief session will be held weekly

Day Shift

(8.00am – 4.00pm)

Afternoon Shift

(Mon-Fri: 4.30 – 10:30pm.)

Weekend Shift

(Sat & Sun: 12.00 – 8.00pm)

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

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4. What do you believe are the skills and qualities that you could offer Kedesh

Rehabilitation Services?

5. Do you hold a current Driver’s License?

□ Yes

□ No

6. Do you hold a first aid certificate?

□ Yes

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