Youth Health Nurse

$94,409 - $100,061 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT, Australia
  • 10 Nov, 2021
Full time Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Full-time Temporary with a Possibility of Permanency

Closes: 29 November 2021
Classification: Registered Nurse Level 2
Salary: $94,409 - $100,061 plus superannuation
Position No: 41588, several - 01Z2H
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 10 November 2021
Contact Officer: Sarah Cullen on or 0466827495

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

Under current Public Health Emergency Directions all Canberra Health Services staff are required to have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination by 29 October and be fully vaccinated by 1 December 2021.

In order to be eligible for employment with Canberra Health Services you will be required to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 by way of a Vaccination Certificate or provision of an authorised exemption, for consideration. Please ensure you include this information with your application documentation.


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 School Youth Health Nurse (SYHN) Program employs Registered Nurses with knowledge and experience in adolescent health who provide targeted primary health care for students attending ACT Government Secondary Schools.

This is an exciting role for a registered nurse interested in advocating for and supporting young people to access healthcare providers in our community. The successful applicant will be employed in ACT Government Secondary Schools

The Youth Health Nurse plays a vital role in the school community in addressing contemporary health and social issues faced by young people with a focus on health promotion and primary healthcare including individual consultations, health education and small group education.

The program’s core elements are:

  • Adolescent focused individual consultations
  • Small health promoting group work
  • Support for teachers to deliver the health curriculum
  • Support for health promotion activities within the school

The position is based in ACT Government Secondary Schools, with 1 day per week working from the City Health Centre, at 1 Moore Street, Canberra City.

Note: This position is under Schedule 4 of the ACT Public Sector Nursing and Midwifery Enterprise Agreement 2017- 2019.

Note: This program does not provide or teach first aid, care for wounds or administer medication.


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.

You will have the ability to work independently as an integral part of a diverse team within the school community. You will be engaging with young people and enjoy a strong work/life balance. In this role, you will enjoy stand down period during school holiday periods giving you the opportunity to spend time with your family or advance your career.

Behavioural Capabilities

  • Adaptable and flexible to accommodate change and provide a responsive service to meet client’s needs.
  • Able to respond to and prioritise competing and often urgent requests in a calm and efficient manner.
  • Be a strong advocate for the health care needs of young people.
  • Kindness.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:


  • Be Registered or be eligible for Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Experience working in adolescent health.
  • Current Driver’s Licence.
  • Have an understanding of how National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
  • Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.


  • More than 4 years’ experience working in adolescent health.
  • Additional qualifications in Health Promotion, Sexual Health, Mental Health and/or Adolescent Health.

Please note prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening & vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
  • Undergo a pre-employment Police check.

Notes: This is a temporary position available for three months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency.

Job Closing Date

29 Nov, 2021