25286 - 01JQF

Manager, Mental Health Service for People with Intellectual Disability
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 28 May 2019

Classification: Health Professional Level 4
Salary: $100,462 - $108,140
Position No: 25286 - 01JQF
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 14 May 2019
Contact Officer: Jaime Bingham on jaime.bingham@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 1744

About us
Canberra Health Services is a values led directorate. Our values guide our day-to-day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community. The core values of Care, Excellence, Collaboration and Integrity were developed by us, for us and are unique to our work.
Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services provides health services directly and through partnerships with community organisations. The services provided range from prevention and treatment to recovery and maintenance and harm minimisation. Consumer and carer participation is encouraged in all aspects of service planning and delivery. The Division works in partnership with consumers, carers and 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 peoples home. These services include:
  • Rehabilitation and Specialty Mental Health Services
  • Adult Acute Mental Health Services
  • Adult Community Mental Health Services
  • Alcohol and Drug Services
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
  • Justice Health Services
Overview of the work area and position
The Mental Health Service for People with Intellectual Disability (MHS-ID) team is a specialist, cross-agency, consultation liaison service providing comprehensive clinical assessment and psychiatric treatment to consumers with a known or suspected intellectual disability and a known or suspected mental illness/disorder. The team provides mental health expertise, training and education to community professionals and support persons assisting people with an intellectual disability and a known or suspected mental illness. This multidisciplinary service collaborates with treating practitioners, families, support persons and other relevant agencies.
As Manager of the MHS-ID team, you will provide senior leadership for the clinical and administrative operations of MHS-ID and the maintenance of the multidisciplinary environment. This includes the day to day management of human, financial and material resources allocated to ensure the provision of safe, efficient, cost effective, high quality service to consumers of MHS-ID and their carers. You will be responsible for supporting the key strategic directions of the service, promoting change and contributing to service development.  In collaboration with medical staff, you will support the provision of evidence-based clinical interventions within standardised clinical processes.  You will report against key performance indicators and promote a learning environment for the team.
In addition, the Manager of the MHS-ID team is also required to undertake an active clinical role, where you will undertake comprehensive clinical assessments of complex persons referred to the team.  The Manager will also engage in consultation / liaison, advocacy and negotiations with a range of service providers and stakeholders to establish and maintain collaborative inter-agency working relationships and to promote optimal outcomes for consumers of this service.
The position is supported by a cohesive multidisciplinary team of Nurses, Psychologists, an Administration Service Officer and Consultant Psychiatrists.
Eligibility/Other Requirements
  • Approved tertiary qualifications or equivalent in nursing, psychology, social work or occupational therapy with
  • Current registration or eligibility for registration through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Minimum of 12 months leadership or management experience.
  • Strong understanding of mental health services and
  • Current driver’s license.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Comply with ACT Health occupational screening requirements related to immunisation
  • Comply with ACT Health credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for Allied Health professionals
  • Have current registration issued under the ACT Working with Vulnerable People Act 2011 (non AHPRA registered employees); and
  • Undergo a pre-employment Police check.
This is a temporary position available for a period of four months.

How to Apply
Applicants must apply online via the Health website here.


This is a temporary position available for a period of four months.

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services
Leaders and Senior Management


No documents have been supplied for this position.