- $115,005 (plus super)
If you are a highly motivated Mental Health Professional with a
minimum of 3 years post graduate experience as a Psychologist, Clinical
Psychologist or Mental Health Registered Nurse and have an interest in
providing a continuum of healthcare to Australian Defence Force personnel who
are every bit as committed and focused as you, then this position would suit
As the Senior Mental Health Advisor (SMHA) you will be responsible for the
provision of high quality mental health advice and reporting to the Commanding
Officer, Joint Health Unit-Central Australia. You will be responsible for the
governance, monitoring and reporting of mental health & psychology service
delivery, implementation of the mental health and psychology service delivery
model, processes and procedures and assist with the prioritisation of staff
effort and provide supervision on complex case management.
Defence provides a fair, flexible, safe and rewarding workplace with a focus on
achieving outcomes, committed to investing in you, by providing a range of
learning and development programs to help you reach your full potential while
enjoying experiences and opportunities that you simply wouldn’t get with any
other organization. Your working hours will be conducive to fostering work/life
balance with additional leave benefits in line with government positions
including paid and unpaid leave options.
You’ll be joining a team of people who are caring and supportive by nature. You
will add value with a similarly positive, optimistic and open-minded approach.
You must be able to work autonomously but will value teamwork and the support
of those around you. Under the One Defence leadership you will be part of a
White ribbon accredited, culturally sensitive workplace which is respectful,
trusted and proven to deliver always.
The SMHA is responsible for the provision of high quality mental health advice
and reporting to support the proactive and wholistic health management of
Australian Defence Force personnel.
This position reports to the Commanding Officer Joint Health Unit – Central
Australia (CO JHU-Connel.A) who is responsible for the delivery of health care
to Australian Defence Force members across South Australia, the Northern
Territory and Malaysia. There are two SMHAs within the Unit (one is responsible
for South Australia and one is responsible for the Northern Territory). Each
SMHA acts as the Technical Advisor to the local Officer in Charge / Manager of
the Mental Health and Psychology Section (OIC / Manager MHPS) who is
responsible for the mental health intake service and the delivery of services
in their region. The SMHA is also responsive to a technical authority in Joint
Health Command Headquarters, the Staff Officer Grade One Mental Health and
Psychology Garrison Health (SO1 MH&P GH).
SMHA will perform the following tasks as outlined below, on an ongoing basis as
directed by the Commonwealth. Specific duties include, and are not limited to:
Provision of high quality mental health advice and guidance to the
CO JHU to enable mental health service delivery within the JHU.
In consultation with the SO1 MH&P, GH, provide technical
advice, guidance and support to the OIC / Manager MHPS and other mental health
personnel including promulgation, training, implementation and monitoring of
technical / policy updates.
Undertake clinical services (as appropriate) including provision
of case coordination advice for complex mental health presentations including
attendance at Case Review and Health Care Coordination Meetings where
Undertake Quality Assurance and Governance activities including
supervision of Mental Health Professionals (where appropriate), auditing of
process and service delivery outcomes, and compilation of statistics / trends /
mandatory returns data and feed-back.
Provide clinical advice and support to Mental Health Professionals
involved in delivery of mental health and psychology services, including
coaching / mentoring for medics / nursing staff in Patient Care Unit caring for
members with complex mental health conditions.
Responsible for the coordination and oversight of regional
Critical Incident Mental Health Support (CIMHS), and other regional mental
health responses, Reduced Activity Period monitoring of at-risk personnel,
Induction of new MHP, and supervision and placement arrangements for Mental
Health Professionals, Provisional Psychologists and Psychologist Registrar.
Establish and maintain a mental health professional network
through liaison with key stakeholders including OIC / Manager MHPS, commanders,
chaplaincy, Mental Health providers, external inpatient facilities and the ADF
Centre for Mental Health.
current position is ongoing however we will be creating a merit pool to fill
similar ongoing and non-ongoing positions that become available within the next
Application Closing Date: Monday 6 April, 2020
further information please review the job information pack, reference
JCG/00623/20 on www.defence.gov.au/apscareers.
For further information please review the job information pack, reference JCG/00623/20 on www.defence.gov.au/apscareers.