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Community Child And Youth Mental Health Clinician

Job Classification
Job Type
Full Time
Salary / Pay Type
Salary / Pay Range
$100k to $120k
Start timeframe
Sydney NSW 2000
Posted By
Northern Sydney Local Health District

An exciting opportunity exists for a community clinician to join the experienced and dedicated Lower North Shore Child and Youth Mental Health Service


Employment Type: Temporary Full Time until 8 March 2021
Position Classification: Dependent on qualification
Remuneration: $1,863.81 - $2,285.71 per week
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ166442

Salary per week:

Social Worker/Occupational Therapist Level 3: $1,919.39 - 1,983.64

Clinical Nurse Specialist Grade 2: $1,930.80 - $1,994.20

Clinical Psychologist: $1,863.81 - $2,285.71

Where you'll be working

The Lower North Shore Child Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS) provides a comprehensive range of assessment and treatment for infants, children and adolescents aged 0-18 living in the Ryde and Lower North Shore catchment areas and affected by mental health problems or having significant emotional and behavioural problems. The team provides consultation liaison mental health services for children and adolescents admitted to Royal North Shore Hospital  (RNSH) or attending RNSH Emergency.

What you'll be doing
Working with the multidisciplinary team and in partnership with other service providers, the CYMHS clinician provides mental health assessment and therapy for children and adolescents with severe and complex mental health problems and their families. This involves evidence-based assessment and treatment through individual, family, parenting and group therapy programs. Participation in group programs may require some late afternoon and early evening work.


Candidates will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Consistently demonstrates behaviours that reinforce the CORE Values of our organisation; Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment. Demonstrates these behaviours with all stakeholders; colleagues, direct reports, as well as our patients and consumers, and those that care for them.
  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work, Clinical Psychology, Occupational Therapy or Nursing, and current full registration with APHRA (or for Social Work membership of relevant professional body) and extensive clinical experience. The Clinical Psychologist must hold a Masters degree or higher in Clinical Psychology. The Clinical Nurse Specialist must have relevant post-registration qualifications and at least 3 years’ experience working in the clinical area of their specified post-graduate qualification.
  • Demonstrated experience, knowledge and skills in family therapy and broader systemic work with young children and adolescents with mental health problem, their families and wider systems 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in the psycho-social assessment, formulation and treatment of infant, child and adolescent mental health problems and family relationship problems.
  • Demonstrated capacity for multi-disciplinary work.
  • Computer literacy and demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills and sound administrative methods.
  • Current NSW Drivers licence.


Job Location (Area or Region)
Job Type
Business Type
Health District / Area Health Service
Job Title
Community Child And Youth Mental Health Clinician
Posted By
Northern Sydney Local Health District
Candidate Criteria
Highest Education
Experience Years
Sydney NSW 2000
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