Closes: 27 April 2021
Classification: Health Professional Level 3
Salary: $95,883 - $101,033 (up to $106,044 on achieving a personal upgrade) plus superannuation
Position No: 23960 - 01V5W
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 09 April 2021
Contact Officer: Daniel Panozzo on firstname.lastname@example.org or (02) 5124 2591
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)—a catchment of approximately 400, 000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley. CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:
Overview of the Work Area and Position
Mental Health, Justice Health and Alcohol and Drug Services (MHJHADS) provide health services directly and through partnerships with community organisations. The services provided range from prevention and treatment to recovery, maintenance of wellbeing and harm minimisation. The participation of people accessing our services, their families and carers is encouraged in all aspects of service planning and delivery. The Division works in partnership with a range of government and non-government service providers to ensure the best possible outcomes for clients.
The Division delivers services at a number of locations, including hospital inpatient and outpatient settings, community health centres, detention centres, other community settings including people’s home. These services include:
The Alcohol and Drug Services (ADS) is a part of the division of Mental Health, Justice Health and Alcohol and Drug Services (MHJHADS), which is a contemporary, evidence-based service providing high quality alcohol and other drug services that are guided by the principles of harm minimisation. The ADS provides a range of specialist services for people affected by alcohol and other drug use incorporating 6 areas including:
The allied health team works with voluntary clients within a harm minimisation framework.
These positions provide support to the 10-bed inpatient unit, Comorbidity Clients, and the outpatient Opioid Treatment Service. The Allied Health Team provide biopsychosocial assessments, psychosocial support and evidence-based interventions designed to address client’s substance use issues and related psychosocial needs. This may involve direct intervention or counselling, group work, advocacy, or referral to other agencies for more specialised support.
These positions work within a larger team of doctors, nurses, allied health, an art therapist, and administration staff who work collaboratively to provide service to people seeking treatment for Drug use issues. You may be called upon to participate in and provide training to, consultation and support for, other CHS staff when needed.
These roles are mandatory qualified positions and will require recent demonstrated experience in the provision of comprehensive assessments, and group work to adults.
All team members are required to undertake professional development and supervision, participate in quality initiatives, and contribute to the multidisciplinary team processes.
Note: This position(s) may be required to participate in an overtime, on call and/or rotation roster. This duty statement outlines a range of possible duties that staff are expected to perform at this level.
Please note: If practising clinically (providing direct clinical care to patients or supervising staff providing direct clinical care to patients) as an allied health professional in any capacity at any time in Canberra Health Services facilities, the person occupying this position will be required to comply with Canberra Health Services credentialing requirements for allied health professionals. Initial credentialing is completed following a pre-offer for a position, prior to any appointment being made.
Applicants must have a minimum of three years (ideal five years) post-qualification experience.
For Occupational Therapy
For Social Work:
Minimum five-year full-time (or part-time equivalent) sequence of study made up of:
Please note prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
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.