Canberra Health Services
Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
Health Professional Level 3
Salary Range: $87,257 - $91,942 (up to $96,502 on achieving a personal upgrade) (PN: 41201, several)
Canberra Health Services is a values-led Directorate. Our values guide our day-to-day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community. They were developed by us, for us and are unique to our work. Canberra Health Services is committed to the delivery of person and family centred, safe and high quality care in a sustainable health system. This will be achieved with key strategic priorities for Canberra Hospital and Health Services (CHHS) which includes ensuring the delivery of Canberra Health Services Quality Strategy and government priorities, and aligning them with Canberra Health Services Territory Wide Services Framework. CHHS provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community-based health services to the ACT and surrounding region. The key strategic priority for acute services is to deliver timely access to effective and safe hospital care services. The hospital delivers a full range of medical, surgical and obstetric services, including complex procedures in areas such as cardiac surgery, neurosurgery and neonatal intensive care. Strong links exist between hospital and community-based services, as many of the operational divisions deliver services across the continuum of care to ensure continuity of care for patients. The community based services of Canberra Health Services include Early Childhood, Youth and Women’s Health; Dental Services, Rehabilitation and Community Care; Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug Services. In addition, Justice Health Services are provided within the Territory’s detention facilities. Canberra Health Services is a partner in teaching with the Australian National University, the University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University. Mental Health, Justice Health, 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) and Justice Health Services (JHS).
Overview of the work area and position: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) provides assessment and treatment for children and young people who are experiencing moderate to severe mental health issues. Under the direction of the Manager of CAMHS Adolescent Mobile Outreach Service (AMOS), the Health Professional Officer positions work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary assertive outreach team to provide assessment and therapeutic intervention to young people at high risk of developing serious, long term mental illness. Health Professional Officers within the unit are expected to be actively involved in professional development and supervision, participate in quality initiatives and contribute to the multidisciplinary team. Additionally, the role is required to be available to work within all program areas of CAMHS, as service needs arise.
Eligibility/Other Requirements: Mandatory: For Occupational Therapy: Be registered or eligible for registration with Occupational Therapy Board of Australia; eligibility for professional membership of Occupational Therapy Australia; applicants must have a minimum of three years (preferable five years) paid work experience, post qualification, in a related/relevant organisation/service; must hold a current driver’s licence. For Psychology: Be registered or be eligible for general registration with Psychology Board of Australia; applicants must have a minimum of three years (preferable five years) paid work experience, post qualification, in a related/relevant organisation/service; must hold a current driver’s licence. For Social Work: Degree in Social Work. Applicants must have a minimum of three years (preferable five years) paid work experience, post qualification, in a related/relevant organisation/service; eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers; must hold a current driver’s licence. Highly desirable for all disciplines: Experience in working with children and young people. Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to undergo a pre-employment Police check; be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011; obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specified infectious disease; comply with Canberra Health Services credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for registered nurses.
Note: These roles are required to work rotating shifts including weekends and public holidays.
Contact Officer: Melina Tsembis (02) 5124 1407 firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information, please visit www.health.act.gov.au reference 01HWB
Applications Close: 21 February 2019