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Health Professional Level 4 - Dhalwa Allied Health Manager

Alternative Health Therapists
7 days ago


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
Position Overview
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:
The Justice Health Services, Dhulwa Mental Health Unit (Dhulwa) and Gawanggal (GMHU) provides high quality inpatient mental health care to people from 18 to 65 years of age.
Dhulwa is a secure mental health facility that first opened in November 2016. Dhulwa provides 24-hour, contemporary, evidence-based clinical mental health care for people who require secure inpatient treatment. Dhulwa provides a therapeutic and recovery-based approach, focused on individually tailored treatment programs to maximise mental health care outcomes for patients. The service aims to provide collaborative care involving the person, their carers and other key services.
GMHU is a specialist mental health facility adjacent to Calvary Hospital in Bruce. GMHU sits within the Stepped Care Model of mental health care, providing medium term residential care for people who require rehabilitation and support to transition into the community setting. GMHU provides a range of contemporary, community focused rehabilitation interventions, programs and services.
Dhulwa offers 10 acute care beds and 15 rehabilitation beds and GMHU has 10 beds for community transition. Both units are managed by the Justice Health Services (JHS) program in the MHJHADS Division.
In this position it is expected that you will provide clinical leadership and guidance to the Allied Health workforce, as well as provide oversight and apply quality improvement processes to the therapy program undertaken within Dhulwa and GMHU. You will provide regular input into, and form an integral part of, the multidisciplinary team of Dhulwa and GMHU. You will be required to undertake professional development and supervision, participate in quality initiatives and contribute to the multidisciplinary team processes.
  • Provide day to day leadership for Allied Health staff. Lead best practice clinical standards through handover, multidisciplinary meetings, therapy program development and clinical reviews.
  • Monitor daily clinical requirements and allocate clinical resources including appropriate allocation of staff and appropriate skill mix and expertise on duty at all times.
  • Provide professional supervision for clinical staff as well as students and interns; and support and drive staff participation in orientation programs, therapy, professional development and other training activities.
  • Ensure best practice principles are utilised and evidenced in the delivery of clinical services by assisting in the development and review of operating procedures as well as participating in program evaluation and monitoring (for example by achieving and reporting against key performance indicators).
  • Lead and participate in clinical governance, quality improvement projects, research programs and health promotion programs.
  • Develop and foster an environment which is physically safe, non-judgmental, culturally-sensitive, responsive to feedback and promotes high quality customer service. Appropriately model and promote commitment to the organisation’s values.
  • Develop and maintain liaison, consultation and education with other government and non-government agencies, families and carers.
  • Undertake other duties appropriate to this level of classification which contribute to the operation of the organisation.
About You
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
  • Strong planning and organisational skills with a high degree of drive.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet clients needs.
Position Requirements/Qualifications:
Social Work:
  • 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 five years post-qualification experience
Occupational Therapy:
  • Be registered or eligible for registration with Occupational Therapy Board of Australia under AHPRA.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of five years post-qualification experience.
  • Be registered or be eligible for general registration with Psychology Board of Australia under AHPRA.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of five years post-qualification experience.
  • Current driver’s licence.
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.
  • 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.
What You Require
These are the key selection criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your resumé and experience:
1.Proven ability to effectively manage multi-disciplinary teams in collaboration with senior clinicians and lead teams using professional development activities, clinical supervision and performance monitoring frameworks.
2.Provision of high-quality clinical services with advanced clinical knowledge and understanding of therapeutic goals and program targets in the provision of mental health care within a secure environment.
3.Proven leadership and accountability with the ability to lead by example and deliver high quality mental health services in compliance with legislative requirements and national standards.
4.Ability to communicate with influence and demonstrate strong negotiation and influencing skills in dealing with complex situations.
5.Demonstrates a commitment to Work, Health and Safety (WHS) and the positive patient experience and displays behaviour consistent with Canberra Health Service’s values of Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind.

How to Apply
Applications must be submitted through the e-recruitment system. Applications must include a copy of a current resumé, and
  • A pitch of no more than two pages outlining your skills, knowledge and experience and why you should be considered for this role. You should take into consideration the selection criteria under “what you require” when drafting your response.
Where possible include specific relevant examples of your work.
Job: Allied Health
Salary Range: 111,887.00 - 120,436.00
Closing Date: 29/Sep/2021, 8:59:00 AM
Salary Details*
Salary Type Normal Wages
Base Salary $111,887
Superannuation 9.5%
Bonus offered No
Total Package $122,516
* 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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