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Child And Youth Mental Health Service (Cymhs) Clinician.

I work for NSW - Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


An exciting opportunity exists for a clinican with a strong interest in and commitment to providing high quality mental health assessment and therapy for children, youth and their families to join the very experienced and dedicated Lower North Shore CYMHS team.

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time until 15 April 2022


Classification: Dependant on qualification

Remuneration: $1233.80 - $2292.57

Hours Per Week: 38

Requisition ID: REQ233558

Salary Per Week

Registered Nurse: $1233.80 - $1732.40

Clinical Psychologist: $1869.41 - $2292.57

Allied Health Professional level 3/4: $1925.14 - $2141.26

Where you'll be working

The Lower North Shore CYMHS Service is a specialised child and youth mutli-disciplinary team with psychiatrity, nursing, social work, occupational therapy, psychology and peer work staff. The service provides assessment, individual, group and family therapy services to children, youth and their families with mental health concerns living in the Lower North Shore area, and consultation-liaision services to young people presenting to Royal North Shore Hospital Emergency Department or admitted within the Hospital. LNS CYMHS has a supportive team culture with excellent supervision, clinical governance, learning, development and clinicial practice improvement processes.

What You'll Be Doing

The CYMHS community service provides a comprehensive range of assessment and treatments for infants, children and adolescents affected by moderate to severe or complex mental health problems, or experiencing significant emotional and behavioural problems.The team also provides consultation liaison mental health services for children and adolescents presenting to Hospital Emergency Departments and inpatient wards.

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 qualifications in Clinical Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy and Nursing to match grading of position. Clinical Psychologists must have a postgraduate Masters or Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from an accredited University and current registration with AHPRA. Demonstrated extensive experience as Health Professional. Social worker must eligible for membership of AASW. CNS 2 must have relevant post-registration qualifications and at least 3 years’ experience working in the clinical area of their specified post-graduate qualification.
  • Relevant clinical mental health experience in a community setting which includes working with children and/or adolescents and their families.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in the assessment, formulation and treatment of infant, child and adolescent mental health problems and family relationship problems.
  • Demonstrated comprehensive training/qualifications and experience in providing treatment for children and adolescents affected by mental health problems, their families/carers and broader system of care through evidenced-based individual, group and parent-focused therapies such as CBT, DBT, attachment–based therapies and family therapy.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to the teaching and learning capacity of the team including student supervision and training, and quality improvement.
  • Computer literacy and demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills and sound administrative methods.
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For role related queries or questions contact Diana Simes on Diana.Simes@health.nsw.gov.au or 02 9448 6877

Applications Close: 03 June 2021

Agency: Health

Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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