Our values guide our day-to-day actions, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community.
Summary about this job
Government - Federal
Company: ACT Health
Work type: Full Time
Salary: $61,784 - $84,816
Detail information about job Clinical Manager. Terms and conditions vacancy
- Canberra Hospital and Health Services
- Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services
- Adult Community Mental Health Services
Canberra Hospital and Health Services
Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services
Adult Community Mental Health Services
Health Professional Level 2
Salary Range: $61,784 - $84,816 (PN: 19711)
ACT Health 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 and 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: Rehabilitation and Specialty Services; Adult Acute Mental Health Services; Adult Community Mental Health Services; Alcohol and Drug Services; Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), and Justice Health Services. Overview of the work area and position: The allied health temporary position is based in the City Mental Health Team, a multidisciplinary team that is part of Adult Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS). Allied health staff working within MHJHADS are required to support people to achieve their personal recovery goals as identified in their Recovery Plan. 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. The program is in the final stages of implementing a new model of care (MoC) which will improve the responsivity and diversity of services offered to people. The new MoC is underpinned by principles of recovery and aims to: Increase standardisation of procedures, processes and practices to promote more internal consistency in service delivery and best practice interventions. Clarify and delineate of the role and service functions to reduce duplication and inefficiencies, reduce administrative burden on staff and promote more direct clinical contact. Provide optimal treatment for people in their homes and community as effective hospital diversion. The successful applicant will be required to work as a member of the multidisciplinary team providing assessment and management of people experiencing mental illness. The applicant will be highly motivated to engage in consultative and educative practices with families, carers and other agencies. The successful applicant will also be required to undertake professional development and clinical supervision, participate in quality initiatives, and contribute to multidisciplinary team processes. Importantly the new MoC will allow greater opportunity for clinicians’ to deliver discipline specific interventions, with case-loads reflecting strengths based models of care. The position reports to a Team Leader who is based on site in the health centre and is supported by a cohesive multidisciplinary team (including Nurses, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists and Psychiatrists, Allied Health Assistants). This is an exciting opportunity for someone who may be interested in a working in a program that comprises access, hospital diversion, assertive outreach, and community recovery and therapy services.
Eligibility/Other Requirements: Mandatory Qualifications: For Occupational Therapy: Be registered or eligible for registration with Occupational Therapy Board of Australia. Eligibility for professional membership of Occupational Therapy Australia. Applicants must have a minimum of 12 months paid work experience, post qualification, in a related/relevant organisation/service. For Psychology: Be registered or be eligible for general registration with Psychology Board of Australia. Applicants must have a minimum of 12 months paid work experience, post qualification, in a related/relevant organisation/service. 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 Working with Vulnerable People Act 2011. Applicants must have a minimum of 12 months paid work experience, post qualification, in a related/relevant organisation/service. Current driver’s licence. Please note prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to: Comply with ACT Health credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for allied health professionals. Comply with ACT Health occupational screening requirements related to immunisation. Current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People Act 2011; and undergo a pre-employment Police check.
Contact Officer: Zoe Pope 0466518813 [email protected]
For further information, please visit www.health.act.gov.au
Applications Close: 26 July 2018