Clinical Manager

$111,887 - $120,436 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT, Australia
  • 08 Sep, 2021
Full time Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Full-time Permanent

Closes: 21 September 2021
Classification: Health Professional Level 4
Salary: $111,887 - $120,436 plus superannuation
Position No: 44783 - 01XJ8
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 02 September 2021
Contact Officer: Jennifer Harland on or 0413 312 841

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

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 Alcohol and Drug Services is a part of the division of Mental Health, Justice Health and Alcohol and Drug Services (MHJHADS), which is contemporary, evidence, based service providing high quality Alcohol and Drug Services (ADS) guided by the principles of harm minimisation. The ADS incorporate 6 areas including the Opioid Treatment Services, Medical Services, Consultation and Liaison Service, 10 bed Inpatient Withdrawal Service, Police and Court Drug Diversion Service and Counselling and Treatment Services.

The ADS are seeking a senior health professional to provide professional supervision and clinical leadership to staff supporting people with substance use disorders in the public health sector, specifically the Drug and Alcohol Sentencing List (DASL). This includes providing clinical expertise, contribute to policy development and support for professional development in consultation with senior clinicians/professionals. The position includes liaison with services within the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) sector, Justice Services and other stakeholders.

The successful applicant requires recent clinical experience, knowledge of the AOD sector and issues impacting on this client group, excellent communication skills and ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.

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 encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

  • Ability to lead, manage, mentor the DASL team in a collaborative and influential manner.
  • Be flexible, adaptable and comfortable with a changing working environment.
  • Competent negotiation and influencing skills in dealing with complex situations.
  • Ability to synthesise, analyse complex information and make decisions that demonstrates critical thinking skills and forms defensible conclusions based on evidence-based sound judgement.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Be registered or be eligible for general registration with Psychology Board of Australia under AHPRA.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of 5 years post-qualification experience.


  • 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 5 years post-qualification experience.

Highly desirable:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the AOD sector and issues impacting on this client group
  • Recent clinical experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Reference checks
  • 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: This is a temporary position available for a period of four months with the possibility of extension.

Job Closing Date

21 Sep, 2021