27001 - 01PV4


Clinical Lead, Mental Health Community Policing Initiative
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 08 June 2020

Classification: Health Professional Level 4
Salary: $107,475 - $115,687 plus superannuation
Position No: 27001 - 01PV4
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 21 May 2020
Contact Officer: Jade Nolan on Jade.Nolan@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 1567


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‚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.
  • Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services provide a range of health services from prevention and treatment through to recovery and maintenance at a number of locations and in varied environments for people suffering from mental health issues.
  • Four Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
  • Seven 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, Alcohol and Drug Services.

Overview of the work area and position:

Mental Health, Justice Health, and Alcohol and Drug Service is a contemporary evidence based service providing high quality mental health care guided by principles of Recovery.  The service aims to provide collaborative care involving the consumer, their carers and other key services.  At this level it is expected that you will contribute your expertise to the multidisciplinary team, provide supervision to staff at Levels HP 1, 2 and 3 level, and support the Operational Director of Adult Community Mental Health Services, in change processes.

The Clinical Lead will work as a member of the Mental Health Community Policing Initiative (MHCPI) and may be based in a Police setting.  The mental health professional will contribute to the collective tasks of the MHCPI, and reports to the Operational Director of Adult Community Mental Health Services Health Services.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:

Mandatory:

Nursing:

  • Be registered or eligible for registration with Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia under AHPRA.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of five years post-qualification experience.

Occupational Therapy:

  • Be registered or eligible for registration with Occupational Therapy Board of Australia under AHPRA.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of five years post-qualification experience.

Psychology:

  • Be registered or be eligible for general registration with Psychology Board of Australia under AHPRA.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of five years post-qualification experience.

Social Work:

  • Degree in Social Work
  • Professional membership or eligibility for professional membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
  • Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of five years post-qualification experience.

Highly Desirable:

  • Reasonable knowledge of the mental health system and the complex interface between mental illness and law enforcement.
  • Skills in group training or show potential for the same.
  • Hold a current driver’s license.

    Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Comply with CHS credentialing requirements for allied health.
  • Comply with CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.

Note:

This is a temporary position available for five months.

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Note

This is a temporary position available for five months.

Career interest categories:

Education, Teaching and Training
Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services