43845 - 01JPS


Therapist
Part-time Temporary

Closes: 30 January 2019

Classification: Health Professional Level 3
Salary: $87,257 - $91,942 (up to $96,502 on achieving a personal upgrade)
Position No: 43845 - 01JPS
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 14 May 2019
Contact Officer: Nikki O'Dwyer on nikki.o'dwyer@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 1750


About us
Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based 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.
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 Therapist (psychological interventions) position is based in the Therapies Team of the Adult Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS) program area. The key function of the Therapies Team is to provide high-intensity, evidence-based psychological and psychosocial interventions to people, including psychological interventions, family-based interventions, and functional and occupational interventions. The Therapies Team aims to maximize the application of concentrated psychological and psychosocial interventions and enhance available treatment options for people who are clinically managed by a Community Recovery Service (CRS). As a function established under the ACMHS Model of Care, the Therapies Team provides targeted interventions that are unavailable elsewhere in the ACT and which are based on highest need within the ACMHS population.
The ACMHS provide services for people aged over 18 years and operate from the five Community Health Centres in the ACT (Gungahlin, Belconnen, City, Phillip, Tuggeranong) with a strong focus on the provision of timely and effective mental health interventions. Allied Health staff working within MHJHADS are required to support people to achieve their personal recovery goals as identified in their Recovery Plan.
The successful applicant of the HP3 Therapist position is responsible for conducting skilled clinical assessments and delivering high-intensity psychological interventions to people. The successful applicant will also be required to undertake professional development and clinical supervision, participate in quality initiatives, and contribute to multidisciplinary team processes. It is an expectation that the successful applicant will provide supervision to staff at the Health Professional 1 and 2 Levels as well as to students and clinically-related staff (such as Allied Health Assistants).
The position will report operationally to the HP4 Team Leader of the Therapies Team. Professional governance of this position will come from the relevant Discipline Principal (MHJHADS).
Eligibility/Other Requirements
For Psychology
Mandatory:
  • Hold General Registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.
  • Minimum of three years (ideal five years) post qualification.
Desirable:
  • Approved or eligible for approval as a Psychology Board of Australia Approved Supervisor.
  • Current driver’s licence.
For Social Work
Mandatory:
  • Degree in Social Work.
  • Professional membership or eligibility for professional membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
  • Registration under the ACT Working with Vulnerable People Act 2011.
  • Minimum of three years (ideal five years) post qualification.
Desirable:
  • Current driver’s licence.
  • Accreditation as a Mental Health Social Worker with the AASW.
For Occupational Therapy
Mandatory:
  • 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.
Desirable:
  • 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:
  • Comply with Canberra Health Servicescredentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for allied health professionals,
  • Comply with Canberra Health Servicesoccupational screening requirements related to immunisation, and
  • Undergo a pre-employment Police check.
  • Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.
Note
This is a temporary position available for a period of 12 months with the possibility of extension. This is a part-time temporary position available at 22.02 hours per week and the full-time salary noted above will be paid pro-rata.

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

Note

This is a temporary position available for a period of 12 months with the possibility of extension. This is a part-time temporary position available at 22.02 hours per week and the full-time salary noted above will be paid pro-rata.

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services

Documents

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