Senior Mental Health Clinician

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time (Up to 30/06/2022)
Position Classification: Social Worker Level 4, Occupational Therapist Level 4, Senior Psychologist, Clinical Nurse Consultant Grade 1
Remuneration: Dependent on Qualifications
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ167116

Where you'll be working

Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) is responsible for providing primary and secondary health care for people living in the Auburn, Blacktown, and The Hills Shire, Holroyd and Parramatta Local Government Areas (LGAs) and tertiary care to residents of the Greater Western Region. We are committed to our vision of 'better health services for the people of western Sydney and beyond' and to the delivery of health care or related services in line with our core values of collaboration, openness, respect and empowerment.

What you'll be doing

The Primary Purpose of the Senior Mental Health Clinician position is to provide evidence based acute clinical mental health care to people in the community; to lead and champion practice improvement through participation in strategic and operational planning, quality improvement, and service development; to provide leadership in mentoring, clinical supervision, education and training; and to participate in evaluation, research and other activities.


People with disabilities who meet the selection criteria are encouraged to apply; and where required, WSLHD will implement reasonable adjustment consistent with industry standard.

Stepping Up aims to assist Aboriginal job applicants by providing information about applying for roles in NSW Health organisations.  For more information, please visit:  Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Please note: A person who is not an Australian citizen or a permanent resident is only eligible for temporary employment for a period not longer than the duration of their current visa or a period not shorter than the duration of the advertised position.


Essential Criteria:

Qualification: Bachelor Degree in Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Social Work & Clinical Nurse Consultant - at least 5 years full time equivalent post registration experience and in addition who has approved post registration nursing/midwifery qualifications relevant to the field in which he/she is appointed, or such other qualifications or experience deemed appropriate by the public hospital or public health organisation
Registration: Full Registration with AHPRA; Eligibility to be a member of AASW for Social Workers


Selection Criteria:

  1. Experience and clinical skills in community mental health triage, comprehensive assessments, including risk and safety planning as well as experience in provision of collaborative care and discharge planning.
  2. Demonstrated ability to collaborate with consumers/carers/families and has experience working with families who are coping with Mental Health Illness.
  3. Highly developed interpersonal communications skills, effective verbal, written and negotiation skills and intermediate computer skills.
  4. Experience and knowledge in acute mental health intervention, early intervention, and CALD issues.
  5. Understanding of the recovery philosophy and trauma informed care in Mental Health with the ability to implement these in clinical practice.
  6. Experience in mentoring, clinical supervision, education and training; experience in developing and implementing quality improvement activities/projects.
  7. Understanding of NSW Mental Health Act (2007).
  8. Current Drivers Licence valid within Australia (P2 acceptable) willing to use it for work purpose.

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For role related queries or questions contact Sara Dharmakumar on 9682 3133.

Applications Close: 2nd June 2020