New Clinical Director for Sydney’s Jewish House

July 10, 2015 by J-Wire Staff
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Sydney’s Jewish House has appointed Dr Kieran Le Plastrier as its Clinical Director.

Dr John Le Plastrier

Dr Kieran Le Plastrier

In welcoming Dr Le Plastrier, CEO of Jewish House Rabbi Kastel said “ I am pleased to announce the appointment of a full-time clinical director to join with me as a key member of the leadership team at Jewish House. With Kieran’s background in evidenced based medicine we can greatly benefit from his expertise as we grow and develop our programs.”

“In addition to our core services for people in accommodation crisis, we are working towards enhanced choices for clients with drug and alcohol and mental health issues, as well as our support for families, including children and young adults who come from broken homes as well as those escaping domestic violence,” Rabbi Kastel said. “Our new clinical director gives focus and expertise to delivering these services at Jewish House”.

Dr Le Plastrier said “ I am enthusiastic about the possibilities for innovation at Jewish House and in working to ensure we meet the needs of clients. The future of support for those in crisis is to underpin the foundations of a purposeful life with the application of best practice, timely professional services. Jewish House is one of the lead agencies in the provision of these services.”

“Jewish House is an organisation that really makes a difference and it is the reason I have decided to join and be part of the passionate team of professionals and volunteers, led by Rabbi Kastel and the Board,” Dr Kieran Le Plastrier said.

Dr Le Plastrier arrives from full-time clinical practice in public hospital psychiatry having served as a senior medical practitioner in psychiatric services over the past 4 years across Australia and a decade of training within some of Australia’s busiest public hospitals. He brings significant research and academic expertise to the organisation as he pursues his PhD in health services evaluation at the University of Western Sydney. His clinical training has been complemented by roles within corporate health environments for private enterprise and government, along with success in building and delivering award-winning professional development to the medical profession.

Jewish House looks forward to this new phase of its service to the community with an increased emphasis on highest quality clinical care supporting clients’ recovery and reintegration into our communities.

 

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One Response to “New Clinical Director for Sydney’s Jewish House”
  1. Rabbi Pinchos Woolstone says:

    Great development.
    Good strategic thinking.
    I extend my mazel tov Mendel, Roger and Gary.
    A good service getting even better.

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