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Eating Disorders Clinical Hub - Health Professional

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Eating Disorders Clinical Hub - Health Professional
Full-time Temporary with a Possibility of Permanency

Closes: 06 July 2022

Classification: Health Professional Level 3
Salary: $99,819 - $105,180 plus superannuation
Position No: 52119 - 023ME
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 21 June 2022
Contact Officer: Sarah Toohey on or 5124 6543


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
Under current Public Health Emergency Directions all Canberra Health Services staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
In order to be eligible for employment with Canberra Health Services you will be required to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 by way of a Vaccination Certificate or provision of an authorised exemption, for consideration. Please ensure you include this information with your application documentation.
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 several 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)
The Eating Disorder Clinical Hub (The Hub) is part of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) Program within the Division of Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services (MHJHADS)
The Eating Disorder Clinical Hub (The Hub) is a newly established central referral point for access to all public eating disorder services in the ACT. The Hub will provide and support a range of coordinated eating disorder services within the ACT that shift the focus of eating disorders management away from acute inpatient treatment towards a more flexible, appropriate and efficient “Stepped Care” treatment model. The Hub’s core business includes, assessment and treatment, group psychotherapy, consultation and liaison, education and training and system integration to strengthen eating disorders services across the Territory.
The Eating Disorders Transitional Clinician’s role will be to ensure timely discharge from hospital and provide eating disorders intervention where appropriate outpatient supports have not yet been established.
The Community Transitional Clinician will support the transition and coordination of care for people presenting with a moderate to severe eating disorder exiting from Hospital into the community setting and a hospital diversion service. You will contribute your expertise to the multidisciplinary team, provide support to the Duty Officer at the Eating Disorders Clinical Hub.
The role will also require team members to undertake professional development and supervision, participate in quality initiatives and contribute to the multidisciplinary team processes.
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 particularly encouraged to apply.
Behavioural Capabilities
  • Commitment to achieving positive outcomes for all 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.
  • High level written and oral communication skills. Additionally, ability to communicate at different levels with multiple stakeholders i.e. from consumers to other health professionals.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate will be required to;
  • Be available to work within all program areas of CAMHS as service needs arise
  • Be available for weekend and on call work when necessary.

Mandatory for all disciplines:

Occupational Therapists

  • Be registered or eligible for registration with Occupational Therapy Board of Australia under AHPRA.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of three years (ideal five years) post-qualification


  • Be registered or be eligible for general registration with Psychology Board of Australia under AHPRA.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of three years (ideal five years) post-qualification experience.

Social workers

  • Degree in Social Work
  • Professional membership or eligibility for professional membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
  • Registration under the ACT Working with Vulnerable People Act 2011
  • Applicants must have a minimum of three years (ideal five years) post-qualification experience.

Highly desirable for all disciplines:

  • Experience and or knowledge of Eating Disorders
  • Experience working with children, young people, and adults with a Mental Illness.
  • The successful applicant will need to be available for occasional after-hours work, with access to time off in lieu.
  • Have an understanding of how the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
  • Fulfil the responsibilities of this role in alignment to the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.

Please note prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Comply with CHS credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for allied health professionals.
  • Undergo reference checks.
  • Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
Note: This is a temporary position available for six months with possibility of extension and/or permanency. Appointment can be made upon written application only.

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This is a temporary position available for six months with possibility of extension and/or permanency.

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services

Salary Details*
Salary Type Normal Wages
Base Salary $99,819
Superannuation 9.5%
Bonus offered No
Total Package $109,302
* 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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