46794 - 01OZD

Service Coordination Clinician
Part-time Temporary

Closes: 02 April 2020

Classification: Health Professional Level 3
Salary: $93,346 - $98,359 (up to $103,237 on achieving a personal upgrade) plus superannuation
Position No: 46794 - 01OZD
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 17 March 2020
Contact Officer: Zoie Fortington on zoie.fortington@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 1235

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.
  • Four 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, 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 people’s 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)
  • Dhulwa Mental Health Unit
  • Justice Health Services, and
  • Rehabilitation and Specialty Mental Health Services
Overview of the work area and position:
The Eating Disorder Program (EDP) 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 CAMHS EDP team is made up of multi-disciplinary mental health professionals who provide assessment and treatment within a recovery framework.
The Service Coordination Clinician will work in the EDP and will provide specialist support services, advice to teams treating people with an eating disorder, provide training and education to clinical pathway development and collaboratively working with health services to coordinate eating disorder services. This role will also ensure that health 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.
Eligibility/Other Requirements:
Mandatory for all disciplines:
  • Minimum three years (ideally five years) post-qualification experience.
  • A current unrestricted drivers’ licence.
  • The required professional qualification for their discipline (see below):
Mandatory for Occupational Therapy:
  • Be registered or eligible for registration with Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.
  • Eligibility for professional membership of Occupational Therapy Australia.
  • (HP3) Minimum of three years (ideal five years) post qualification
Mandatory for Psychology:
  • Be registered or be eligible for general registration with Psychology Board of Australia.
  • (HP3) Minimum of three years (ideal five years) post qualification
Highly Desirable for Psychology:
  • Approved or eligible for approval as a Psychology Board of Australia Supervisor.
Mandatory for Social Work:
  • 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.
  • (HP3) Minimum of three years (ideal five years) post qualification
Highly desirable for all disciplines:
  • Experience and or knowledge of Eating Disorders
  • Experience working with children, young people, and adults with a Mental Illness.
This is a temporary position available for up to 12 months. This position is part-time at 18.33 hours per week and the full-time salary noted above will be paid pro rata. *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.

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Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services