Closes: 04 May 2021
Classification: Health Professional Level 2
Salary: $67,892 - $93,203 plus superannuation
Position No: 20503 - 01V2H
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 06 April 2021
Contact Officer: Gilllian Sharp on Gillian.Sharp@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 1813
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: https://www.health.act.gov.au/
Forensic Mental Health Services is a unit of Justice Health Services which is responsible for the delivery of high quality mental health care to mental health clients who have a history of, are currently involved with, or are at high risk of becoming involved with, the criminal justice system.
FMHS provides mental health care across the lifespan and across a range of settings, including a centralised community health facility, youth and adult custodial facilities, off campus community liaison, and court settings. The care provided is underpinned by the National Principles for Forensic Mental Health Services. The service aims to provide collaborative care guided by principles of Recovery and involving the consumer, their carers and other key services.
FMHS is one united service with three distinguishable yet integrated service components as follows:
As a specialist area, clinicians working with FMHS are supported via access to structured clinical supervision, a collaborative and multidisciplinary team environment, and regular professional development opportunities.
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.
Notes: This is a temporary position available for 12 months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency. Part-time hours will be considered at a minimum of 0.6 FTE and the above full-time salary will be pro-rata. This position is based at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC). Successful applicants will also be required to undergo ACTCS vetting and security awareness training. AMC permits smoking by detainees. Staff working on site may be exposed to intermittent secondary exposure to cigarette smoke.
The Government of the Australian Capital Territory, also referred to as the Australian Capital Territory Government or ACT Government, is the executive authority of the Australian Capital Territory, one of the territories of Australia.