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CAMHS Acute Clinician

Clinical Psychologists
Contract Full Time
15 days ago

Classification: Health Professional Level 3
Salary: $97,177 - $102,397 (up to $107,476 on achieving a personal upgrade) plus superannuation
Position No: 49491
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 10 September 2021
Contact Officer: Delia O'Shea on delia.o' or 0435 652 168


Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together
Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community
Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website:

Mental Health, Justice Health and Alcohol and Drug Services (MHJHADS) provide health services directly and through partnerships with community organisations. The services provided range from prevention and treatment to recovery, maintenance and harm minimisation. Consumer and carer participation is encouraged in all aspects of service planning and delivery. The Division works in partnership with consumers, carers and a range of government and non-government service providers to ensure the best possible outcomes for clients.

The Division delivers services at a number of locations, including hospital inpatient and outpatient settings, community health centres, detention centres, other community settings including peoples’ homes. These services include:

  • Rehabilitation and Speciality Services
  • Adult Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS)
  • Adult Acute Mental Health Services (AAMHS)
  • Alcohol and Drug Services (ADS)
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
  • Justice Health Services (JHS)

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) provides assessment and treatment for young people up to the age of 18 years who are experiencing moderate to severe mental health issues. This role will be based within CAMHS Acute Services, primarily the newly established Day Program which will offer short term intensive support to adolescents and their families/carers aged between 12- 18 years with mental health vulnerabilities who have had a recent mental health admission/presentation to The Canberra Hospital.

The Day Program will offer a mixture of group and individual interventions to support the young person and their families/carers during a period of high mental health acuity.

CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities
To be successful in this position, it is expected that the successful candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team and adapt quickly to a changing environment.
  • Commitment to achieving positive outcomes for young people and their families and carers.
  • Ability to respond to and prioritise competing demands in a calm and efficient manner while maintaining high work standards.
  • Be flexible, adaptable and comfortable with a changing working environment.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:
For Occupational Therapy:

  • Degree (or recognised equivalent) in Occupational Therapy
  • Registration or eligibility for registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Eligibility for professional membership of Occupational Therapy Australia
  • Must hold a current ACT driver’s license

For Psychology:

  • Be registered or be eligible for general registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Must hold a current ACT driver’s license

Highly Desirable:

  • Approved or eligible for approval as a Psychology Board of Australia Principal and/or Secondary Supervisor for 4+2 interns and/or Higher Degree Students

For Social Work:

  • Degree in Social Work
  • Eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers
  • Registration or eligibility for registration under the Working with Vulnerable People Act 2011
  • Must hold a current ACT driver’s license

Highly desirable for all disciplines:

  • Minimum of 3 years (ideally 5 years) post qualification
  • Experience working with young people

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Comply with ACT Health credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for allied health professionals
  • Comply with ACT Health occupational screening requirements related to immunisation
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police check

Note: The successful candidate will be required to;

  • Be available for weekend work on a regular basis
  • Be available to work within all program areas of CAMHS as service needs arise

Note: An order of merit may be established to fill future permanent and temporary vacancies at level, which may arise over the next 12 months.

For more information on this position and how to apply “click here

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services

Salary Details*
Salary Type Normal Wages
Base Salary $97,177
Superannuation 9.5%
Bonus offered No
Total Package $106,409
* Salary details are calculated without bonus and monthly payout as per tax bracket without tax threshold and other allowances. Its always good to confirm these details with the employer or recruiter.
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