51645, several - 01VUF

Eating Disorders Service Co-ordinator
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 20 May 2021

Classification: Health Professional Level 3
Salary: $95,883 - $101,033 plus superannuation
Position No: 51645, several - 01VUF
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 04 May 2021
Contact Officer: Kalvinder Bains on kalvinder.bains@act.gov.au 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

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‚Äźbased 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/

The Eating Disorder Clinical Hub is part of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) Program within the Division of Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services (MHJHADS)

The Eating Disorder Clinical Hub is a specialist outpatient tertiary service that provides assessment and treatment for children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing an eating disorder as their primary presenting issue. The Eating Disorder Clinical Hub also, provides education and training, coordination, and system integration to strengthen eating disorders services across the Territory.

Under the direction of the Senior Manager of the Eating Disorders Clinical Hub, the Service Co-ordinator will provide clinical leadership, service planning and coordinate timely access to Eating Disorder Services. This role will also ensure that health and community-based services have, and are familiar with, the mechanisms for referral, processes for specialist consultation and escalation of care options, as well as training and supervision. This position will be required to work across the life span, subspecialty, and service setting.

Service Co-ordinators within the unit will be actively involved in professional development and supervision, participate in quality initiatives, and contribute to the multidisciplinary team. The Eating Disorder Clinical Hub team is made up of multi-disciplinary mental health professionals who work within a recovery framework. Additionally, the role is required to be available to work within all program areas of CAMHS, as service needs arise.

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 encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

  • Commitment to achieving positive outcomes for all people and their families and carers.
  • Ability to respond to and prioritise competing demands in a calm and efficient manner while maintaining high work standards.
  • High level written and oral communication skills. Additionally, ability to communicate at different levels with multiple stakeholders i.e. from consumers to other health professionals.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

Mandatory for all disciplines:

  • Relevant degree in social work/psychology/occupational therapy qualifications and a minimum of three years’ post-qualification experience working professionally in respective field, five plus years’ post qualification experience is preferred.
  • 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 mustbe registered or be eligible for general registration as a Psychologist with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Highly Desirable for Psychology:

  • Approved or eligible for approval as a Psychology Board of Australia Supervisor.
  • Mental Health Psychologist Allowance: Psychologists employed by MHJHADS may be eligible for the Mental Health Psychologist Allowance under the provisions of the ACT Public Sector Health Professional Enterprise Agreement 2018-2021. Refer to Annex C of the Agreement or speak to the Contact Officer listed to find out if you could be eligible.

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 and or knowledge of Eating Disorders
  • Experience working with children, young people, and adults with a Mental Illness.
  • The successful applicant will need to be available for occasional after-hours work, with access to time off in lieu.
  • 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.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

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

Note: There are two permanent positions available. One full-time at (36:45) hours per week and one part-time at 29:40 hours per week the full-time salary noted above will be pro-rata.

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There are two permanent positions available. One full-time at (36:45) hours per week and one part-time at 29:40 hours per week.

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services