• : Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
  • : 24-Aug-2020
  • : Warrawong NSW 2502
Organisation/Entity: Job Category: Job Location: Job Reference Number: Work Type: Total Remuneration Package: Closing Date:
Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
  • Mental Health, Drug & Alcohol | Mental Health Clinician
  • Illawarra & South Coast / Wollongong & The South Coast
$97251 - $119265
06/09/2020 - 11:59 PM

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time to 27/6/21 with possibility of an extension dependent on funding
Position Classification: CNS2 / Psychologist / Clinical Psychologist / Allied Health Professional Level 3
Remuneration: $67,889 - $119,265 pa
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ183160

Location: Nowra

Closing Date: 6 September 2020

What you'll be doing

In line with the Premiers Priorities the role will work to develop processes and provide intervention for Homelessness, Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, all of which will be impacted by COVID-19.   This position has a specific focus on mental health consumers with complex care needs and will work in close collaboration with the Department of Communities and Justice, NGO’s and General Practitioners. 
As a senior clinician the role will provide leadership, mentorship and supervision, to ensure the delivery of evidence-based, strengths focused, recovery orientated assessment and treatment within a multi-disciplinary team, and in collaboration with external partners for consumers of the mental health service.
Carry a clinical caseload, appropriate to the needs of the service. Align professional conduct with those of the NSW Health CORE Values.



Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.           

An eligibility list will be created for future temporary and permanent full-time and part-time positions.

Please note: Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.

National Police Checks will be undertaken on successful applicants. This position is designated as child-related employment and you will be required to obtain a Working With Children clearance from the Office of the Children’s Guardian. To apply, please go to https://wwccheck.ccyp.nsw.gov.au/Applicants/Application#

Successful applicants to the role must provide certified documentation of vaccination history and pathology as part of their recruitment documentation. The applicant must be certified as compliant with http://www1.health.nsw.gov.au/pds/Pages/doc.aspx?dn=PD2018_009 before employment can commence.

For further information visit: https://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/


Selection Criteria

  • Relevant qualifications as an Occupational Therapist / Clinical Nurse Specialist 2 / Psychologist or Clinical Psychologist - currently registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), or a qualified Social Worker eligible for registration with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). The CNS2 must have relevant post-registration qualifications and at least 3 years’ experience working in the clinical area of their specified post-graduate qualification. Clinical Psychologists must be fully registered with a Masters’ degree or higher in Clinical Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology or some other recognised clinical area in psychology that the employer deems relevant.
  • Demonstrated experience providing advanced evidence based, strengths focused, recovery orientated assessment and treatment for consumers of the mental health service.
  • Experience in the establishment, development or enhancement of links and partnerships between the mental health service, other government and health services, NGOs and the community sector with demonstrated benefits for consumers.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the philosophy and practice of consumers’ families and natural supports participating within the treatment process, as appropriate and in accordance with the NSW Mental Health Act 2007.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, problem solving skills and personal resilience, including its use in leadership and clinical supervision, within a multi-disciplinary treatment setting.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including Computer literacy and understanding of relevant health related information systems.
  • Demonstrated leadership in planning, implementing and evaluating local service delivery and associated partnerships, incorporating the quality improvement process.
  • Current unrestricted NSW driver's licence.
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    Allied Health Practice
    Job Title
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    $80k to $90k
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    Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
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    Warrawong NSW 2502
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