33951 - 01KZ2

Health Professional Officer
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 26 July 2019

Classification: Health Professional Level 3
Salary: $92,103 - $101,862
Position No: 33951 - 01KZ2
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 11 July 2019
Contact Officer: Angie Mosely on angie.mosely@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 0150

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focused 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.
  • Three 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.
Canberra Health Services is a partner in teaching with the Australian National University, the University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University.
Mental Health, Justice Health, 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 peoples home. These services include:
  • Adult Acute Mental Health Services
  • Adult Community Mental Health Services
  • Alcohol and Drug Services
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
  • Justice Health Services, and
  • Rehabilitation and Specialty Mental Health Services
Overview of the work area and position
The Adult Mental Health Day Service (AMHDS) is a specialist team within MHJHADS that delivers effective evidence-based and recovery-focused interventions to people living in the community to help enhance their quality of life and/or improve their functional status. The AMHDS offers a variety of programs, including a number of group-based interventions and other specialist services that target people who are living in the community and who are experiencing moderate to severe mental health conditions. The team aims to provide collaborative care involving the person, their families/carers and community support services.
The AMHDS is located at the University of Canberra Hospital.
Eligibility/Other Requirements
For Occupational Therapy:
  • Be registered or eligible for registration with Occupational Therapy Board of Australia
  • Be eligible for professional membership of Occupational Therapy Australia
  • Have a minimum of three years (ideally five years) experience post qualification.
For Psychology:
  • Be registered or eligible for general registration with Psychology Board of Australia
  • Have a minimum of three years (ideally five years) experience post qualification.
  • Be approved or eligible for approval as a Psychology Board of Australia Principal and/or Secondary Supervisor for 4+2 interns and/or Higher Degree Students
For Social Work:
  • Hold a degree in Social Work
  • Be eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers
  • Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.
  • Have a minimum of three years (ideally five years) experience post qualification.
Other Requirements:
  • Must hold a current driver’s licence.
Highly Desirable:
  • Have a strong understanding of working in an adult community mental health service.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Comply with CHS credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for allied health professionals,
  • Comply with CHS occupational screening requirements related to immunisation, and
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.
This is a temporary position available for 16 months with possibility of extension.

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This is a temporary position available for 16 months with possibility of extension.

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services