20828 - 01MT8

Childhood Early Intervention Officer
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 29 November 2019

Classification: Health Professional Level 3
Salary: $92,103 - $97,049 (up to $101,862 on achieving a personal upgrade
Position No: 20828 - 01MT8
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 08 November 2019
Contact Officer: Charmaine Nicoll on charmaine.nicoll@act.gov.au or (02) 6207 6040

Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together

Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‚Äźbased 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:

  • The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services.
  • University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services.
  • Four Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
  • Six community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.
  • A range of community based health services including early childhood services, youth and women’s health, dental health, mental health and alcohol and drug services.

Overview of the Work Area and Position

The clinician will be working within the setting of a multidisciplinary team to provide a high standard of practice in the provision of a school based early intervention- social, emotional and behaviour program for children in primary schools. Under the supervision of the early intervention program coordinator the clinician will collaborate with various schools to develop and deliver services which ensure the consistent early detection, treatment and prevention of emerging severe social, emotional and behavioural difficulties in primary school aged children.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:

For Psychology


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


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

For Social Work


  • Degree in Social Work.
  • Professional membership or eligibility for professional membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
  • Minimum of three years (ideal five years) post qualification.


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

For Occupational Therapy


  • 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.


  • Current driver’s licence.
  • Endorsement as a Better Access to Mental Health Occupational Therapist with OTA.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
  • Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.
  • Comply with CHS credentialing requirements for allied health. 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 CHS facilities, the person occupying this position will be required to comply with CHS credentialing requirements for allied health professionals. Initial credentialing is completed following a pre-offer for a position, prior to any offer of employment being made.
  • Comply with CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).

For more information on this position and how to apply “click here

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services