Mental health Clinician

$95,883 - $101,033 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT, Australia
  • 10 Jun, 2021
Part time Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Part-time Permanent

Closes: 25 June 2021
Classification: Health Professional Level 3
Salary: $95,883 - $101,033 (up to $106,044 on achieving a personal upgrade) plus superannuation
Position No: 49488 - 01W9H
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 08 June 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.

Mental Health, Justice Health and Alcohol and Drug Services (MHJHADS) provides 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 people's home. These services include:

  • ACT Wide Mental Health Services (ACT Wide MHS)
  • 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)

Overview of the work area and position

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.
The CAMHS community teams are made up of multi-disciplinary mental health professionals who provide assessment treatment and clinical management within a recovery framework.

This role will be to conduct assessment and clinically manage children and young people with mental health issues, facilitate group work and to provide support to (Health Professional) HP1 and HP2 clinicians.
The role will also require the team member to undertake professional development and supervision, participate in quality initiatives and contribute to the multidisciplinary team processes.

Eligibility/Other Requirements


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 driver’s licence.

For Psychology:

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

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
  • Prior to commencing this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to -
  • Must hold a current driver’s licence.
  • Highly desirable for all disciplines:
  • Minimum of three years (ideal five years) post qualification.
  • Experience in working with children and young people.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
  • 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.


This is a part-time position available at 32 hours per week and the full-time salary noted above will be paid pro-rata. The position based at The Canberra Hospital. An order of merit will be established from this process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies at level over the next 12 months. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.

Job Closing Date

25 Jun, 2021