CAMHS Hospital Liaison Team

$68,809 - $94,461 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT, Australia
  • 02 Sep, 2021
Full time Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Full-time Permanent

Closes: 22 September 2021
Classification: Health Professional Level 2
Salary: $68,809 - $94,461 plus superannuation
Position No: 49493 - 01XOK
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 02 September 2021
Contact Officer: Delia O'Shea on Delia.O' or 0435652168

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 & 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 & Drug Services (ADS)
  • Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
  • Justice Health Services (JHS)

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.

This role will be based within CAMHS Acute Services, primarily the newly established Day Program. The Day Program offers short term intensive support to adolescents and their families/carers aged between 12- 18 years who have had a recent mental health admission/presentation to The Canberra Hospital.

The Day Program will offer a mixture of group and individual interventions to support the young person and their families/carers during a period of high mental health acuity.

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.


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

To be successful in this position, it is expected that the successful candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Strong organisational skills with a high degree of drive
  • Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet clients’ needs
  • Team work and ability to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team

Position Requirements/Qualifications:


Exercise/Sports Science degree (or equivalent) from a recognised tertiary institution

  • Current accreditation with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)
  • Registration under the ACT Working with Vulnerable People Act 2011
  • Minimum 12 months paid work experience, post qualification, in a related/relevant organisation/service
  • Current Drivers Licence.


  • Experience in working with adolescents with moderate to severe mental health conditions.
  • Previous experience working in mental healthy.

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.

Note: The successful candidate will be required to;

  • Be available to work within all program areas of CAMHS as service needs arise
  • An order of merit may be established to fill future permanent and temporary vacancies at level, which may arise over the next 12 months.

Job Closing Date

22 Sep, 2021