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Title: NSW Mental Health Services Competency Framework (Draft)

NSW Mental Health Services Competency Framework
(Draft) Statewide Consultation
Welcome and Overview
  • History Alignment
  • Development and Approval
  • Consultation Approach
  • Framework Format
  • Consultation Questions

History Alignment
  • No overarching national competency frameworks for
    the Australian mental health workforce
  • NSW CAMHS Competency Framework the NSW Core
    Competencies for SMHSOP Community Clinicians
  • International Activates
  • NZ, Lets get real Real Skills for people
    working in MH and addiction
  • UK, the Capable Practitioner, the Sainsbury
  • Professional Competencies and Codes of Practice

Development and Approval
  • The Framework has been developed by the Mental
    Health Workforce Development Sub-Committee of the
    Mental Health Program Council.
  • The purpose of a Competency Framework is to
    provide a coordinated approach to further
    developing the knowledge and skills of the mental
    health workforce and to enhance service
  • The Framework is intended for use by both new and
    experienced NSW public sector mental health
    professionals working in mental health services
    across the lifespan.

Consultation Approach
Consultation Approach Cont.
  • All consultation materials are available on the
    NSW Health Website, including the Draft Framework
    and the Written Submission Template
  • The website allows for an open consultation
    process where any staff member, consumer or carer
    can provide input.
  • Consultation closes on the 28 November 2012.

Framework Format Part 1 Overview
  • Introduction
  • Background
  • Purpose
  • Scope
  • Alignment
  • Format
  • Guiding Principles
  • Values and Attitudes
  • Underpin the application of knowledge skills
  • Mental Health Service Context inc Life Stages
  • Infant and Early Childhood (0 - 4 yrs)
  • Child (5 - 11 yrs)
  • Adolescent (12 - 17 yrs)
  • Young Adulthood (18 - 25 yrs)
  • Adult (26 - 40 yrs)
  • Middle Years (41 - 64 yrs)
  • Older People (65 - 84 yrs)
  • Very Old People (85 yrs plus including

Part 2 - The Competencies
  • Universal Competencies
  • Responsible, safe and ethical practice
  • Working with clients, families and carers in
    recovery-focussed ways
  • Meeting diverse needs
  • Working with Aboriginal people, families and
  • Communication
  • Continuous quality improvement
  • Partnership, collaboration and integration
  • Clinical Competencies
  • Intake
  • Assessment, formulation and care planning
  • Interventions
  • Transfer of Care
  • Population Approach Competencies
  • Mental health promotion and primary prevention

Part 3 Implementation Guide Competency
Review Tools
  • Implementation guide
  • Guidelines for individuals, managers, supervisors
    and resource developers
  • Target audience for the Framework
  • Defines some of the possible uses
  • Competency Review Form (CRF) (page 38)
  • Competency Development Plan (CDP) (page 66)

  • Consultation Questions

Question 1
  • What is your overall impression of the Framework?

Question 2
  • Do you have any general suggestions for
    improvements to the Framework?

Question 3
  • Does Section 4 (Context Section) adequately
    describe the developmental contexts for working
    across age groups?

Question 4
  • Are the Competencies targeted at the right level
    to reflect actual practice?

Question 5
  • Does the framework adequately describe
    sub-specialty practice, i.e. CAMHS and SMHSOP?

Question 6
  • Is there anything missing that should be included
    within the Competencies?

Question 7
  • Do you anticipate the Implementation Tools will
    be useful? (Part 3 of the Framework) Do you
    suggest any changes?

Question 8
  • Do you have any suggestions that would assist
    with implementing the framework?

Question 9
  • What do you see as the greatest barriers to
    implementing the framework?

Question 10
  • Are there any other comments?

Where to from here?
  • Thank you for your input
  • Written Submissions
  • Next step
  • For any further information on the process please
    contact Amy Shearden on 02 9424 5834 or email
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