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Health Professional Level 2

ACT Government - Canberra, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
Full-time Permanent
Closes: 11 June 2021

Classification: Health Professional Level 2
Salary: $67,892 - $93,203 plus superannuation
Position No: 22447 - 01W5Q
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 27 May 2021
Contact Officer: Peter Sheils on peter.sheils@act.gov.au or (02) 51242212

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.

Position Overview

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website: https://www.health.act.gov.au/

MHJHADS provide health services directly and through partnerships with community organisations. The services provided range from prevention and treatment to recovery and maintenance of well-being and harm minimisation. The participation of people access sour service is encouraged in all aspects of service planning and delivery. MHJHADS works in partnership with individuals, carers and a range of government and non-government service providers to ensure the best possible outcomes for clients.

MHJHADS 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.
Justice Health Services.
Rehabilitation and Specialty Mental Health Services.

The Adult Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS) provide services for people aged over 18 years with a strong focus on the provision of timely and effective mental health interventions in the community. ACMHS consists of Community Recovery Services operating from the five Community Health Centres in the ACT (Gungahlin, Belconnen, City, Woden, Tuggeranong) and Access and Specialty Teams that provide specialised services such as triage and comprehensive assessment, therapies, assertive outreach, and acute response

Relevant to this position the HAART team provides community in-reach into inpatient units to facilitate early discharge, hospital diversion, outreach assessment and treatment to people experiencing and living with a severe mental illness and complex needs in a community setting.

HAART operates as an extended hour’s service, operating seven days a week from 08:00 to 22:00 and the position holder will be required to work a rotating roster including morning, evening, and weekend shifts, on call arrangements and public holidays.

The position reports to a Team Leader who is based on site and is supported by a cohesive multidisciplinary team (including Nurses, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists and Psychiatrists, Allied Health Assistants).

About You

CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

Good customer service skills to provide helpful and professional experiences to people who access the service.
Administration skills to be able to provide quality work outputs.
Organisational skills to be able to manage workload.
Flexibility and initiative to be able to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:
For Occupational Therapy:
Be registered or eligible for registration with the 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 ACT 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.

Other qualifications:
The successful applicant will need to have a current driver’s licence.
The successful applicant will need to be available for weekend, on call and after-hours work.
Have an understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
Provide referee report from current or previous line manager (if previous within the last 18 months).

How to Apply

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Career interest categories:
Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services

Canberra, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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