Bushfire Recovery - Specialist Mental Health Clinician



Employment Type : Temporary Full Time until 27/6/21 with the possibility of an extension dependent on funding Position Classification : Mental Health Professional (Allied Health Level 4 / Clinical Psych / CNC3) Remuneration : $97,251 - $126,553.90 pa Hours Per Week : 38 Requisition ID : REQ161534 Location : Nowra Closing Date : 31 May 2020 What you'll be doing Work as part of a whole of government response to the bushfires that occurred in NSW during the 2019-20 bushfire season. Work collaboratively with existing health services, regional hospitals and emergency services agencies in the fire affected communities.

Work within a stepped care framework in collaboration with general practitioners, allied health professionals, schools, public mental health services, and private psychologists and psychiatrists. Work closely with the ISLHD Mental Health Bushfire Recovery Coordinators to ensure people are able to access the right level of mental health care for their individual needs. The objectives of the NSW Bushfires Mental Health Program are to: ensure that fire-affected individuals can access appropriate and timely clinical services to deal with mental health needs arising from the fires target vulnerable population groups across the region ensure emergency services staff and volunteers can access appropriate and timely clinical services to deal with mental health needs arising from the fires.

As the position is time limited, finishing in June 2021, a key function will be planning for transfer of care for any service users requiring ongoing mental health treatment and care. 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.


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.


aspx?dnPD2018_009 before employment can commence. For further information visit: https://iworkfor.nsw.

gov.au/ Selection Criteria Qualifica.

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
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$97251 - $126553.9


4 Jun 2020


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