Perinatal Mental Health Clinician

$99,819 - $105,180 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT Government Offices, London Circuit, Canberra ACT, Australia
  • 21 Jun, 2022
Part time Customer Service, Receptions, and Complaints 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: 23995 - 023K1
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 20 June 2022
Contact Officer: Bridget Dillon on or (02) 5124 3133

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.


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 Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Consultation Service (PIMHCS) is a community based, multidisciplinary service for women with moderate to severe mental health problems who are planning pregnancy, are pregnant, and in the first year after birth. We aim to provide specialist perinatal consultation, mental health assessment and advice to clients and to referring services.

The role will require the team member to provide triage, assessment and clinical interventions to perinatal women and their families, experiencing mental health with complex psychosocial issues.

Health Professional Officers within the CAMHS are expected to be actively involved in professional development and supervision, participate in quality initiatives and contribute to the multidisciplinary team. Additionally, the role is required to be available to work within all program areas of CAMHS, as service needs arise.


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:

  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team and adapt quickly to a changing environment.
  • Commitment to achieving positive outcomes for mother, their infants, families and/or carers.
  • Ability to respond to and prioritise competing demands in a calm and efficient manner while maintaining high work standards.
  • Be flexible, adaptable and comfortable with a changing working environment.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

Mandatory for all disciplines:

  • Relevant degree in social work/psychology/occupational therapy qualifications and a minimum of 1 years’ post-qualification experience working professionally in respective field.
  • A current Driver’s Licence.

Occupational Therapists must be registered or eligible for registration with Occupation Therapy Board of Australia and eligible for professional membership of Occupational Therapy Australia.

Psychologists must be registered or be eligible for general registration as a Psychologist with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Social workers must have professional membership or be eligible for professional membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and must have registration under the ACT Working with Vulnerable People Act 2011

Highly desirable for all disciplines:

  • Experience working with mothers, infants and adults with a mental illness.
  • 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 is a permanent part-time position available at 29.40 hours per week, the full-time salary noted will be paid pro-rata. An Order of Merit may be used to fill future identical full time and part time temporary vacancies across CAMHS within a 12-month period. Selection may be based on written application and referee reports only

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.
  • Undergo reference checks.

Job Closing Date

04 Jul, 2022