Therapist

$99,819 - $105,180 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT Government Offices, London Circuit, Canberra ACT, Australia
  • 21 Jun, 2022
Full time Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Classification: Health Professional Level 3
Salary: $99,819 - $105,180 (up to $110,398 on achieving a personal upgrade) plus superannuation
Position No: 40924 - 023MC
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 20 June 2022
Contact Officer: Suzanne Vivian on suzanne.vivian@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 1750

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 be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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.

POSITION OVERVIEW
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: www.canberrahealthservices.act.gov.au

The Therapist (psychological interventions) position is based in the Therapies Team of the Adult Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS) program area. The key function of the Therapies Team is to provide high-intensity, evidence-based psychological and psychosocial interventions to people, including psychological interventions, family-based interventions, and functional and occupational interventions. The Therapies Team aims to maximize the application of concentrated psychological and psychosocial interventions and enhance available treatment options for people who are clinically managed by a Community Recovery Service (CRS). As a function established under the ACMHS Model of Care, the Therapies Team provides targeted interventions that are unavailable elsewhere in the ACT and which are based on highest need within the ACMHS population.

The ACMHS provide services for people aged over 18 years and operate from the five Community Health Centres in the ACT (Gungahlin, Belconnen, City, Phillip, Tuggeranong) with a strong focus on the provision of timely and effective mental health interventions. Allied Health staff working within MHJHADS are required to support people to achieve their personal recovery goals as identified in their Recovery Plan.

The successful applicant of the Health Professional Level 3 (HP3) Therapist position is responsible for conducting skilled clinical assessments and delivering high-intensity psychological interventions to people. The successful applicant will also be required to undertake professional development and clinical supervision, participate in quality initiatives, and contribute to multidisciplinary team processes. It is an expectation that the successful applicant will provide supervision to staff at the Health Professional 1 and 2 Levels as well as to students and clinically-related staff (such as Allied Health Assistants).

The position will report operationally to the HP4 Team Leader of the Therapies Team. Professional governance of this position will come from the relevant Discipline Principal (MHJHADS).

ABOUT YOU
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

  • Ability to manage confidential and sensitive information.
  • Ability to respond to and prioritise competing and often urgent requests in a calm and efficient manner while also maintaining high work standards and accuracy.
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team and adapt quickly to a changing environment.
  • Commitment to achieving positive outcomes for mental health consumers.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:
For Psychology
Mandatory:

  • Hold General Registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.
  • Minimum of three years (ideal five years) post qualification.

Desirable:

  • Approved or eligible for approval as a Psychology Board of Australia Approved Supervisor.
  • Current driver’s licence.

For Social Work
Mandatory:

  • Degree in Social Work.
  • Professional membership or eligibility for professional membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
  • 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 - Working with vulnerable people (WWVP) registration (act.gov.au)
  • Minimum of three years (ideal five years) post qualification.

Desirable:

  • Current driver’s licence.
  • Accreditation as a Mental Health Social Worker with the AASW.

For Occupational Therapy
Mandatory:

  • Hold registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.
  • Professional membership or eligibility for professional membership of Occupational Therapy Australia (OTA).
  • Minimum of three years (ideal five years) post qualification.

Desirable:

  • Current driver’s licence.
  • Endorsement as a Better Access to Mental Health Occupational Therapist with OTA.
  • Have an understanding of how the 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.

Note: This position is part-time at 14:42 hours per week and the full-time salary noted above will be pro-rata.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
  • Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening, and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
  • Comply with CHS credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for allied health professionals.
  • Reference checks
  • Have an understanding of how the 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.

Job Closing Date

08 Jul, 2022