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Mental Health Clinician

NSW Statewide, NSW

Temporary Full Time (up to 8 months)



Employment Type: Temporary Full Time (up to 8 months)
Position Classification: Social Worker Level 3, Occupational Therapist Level 3, Clinical Nurse Consultant Grade 1, Clinical Psychologist, Psychologist
Remuneration: Dependent on qualifications
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ70851

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
Getting On track In Time (Got It) is a school-based mental health early intervention service for children in years Kindergarten to Year 2 who display disruptive behaviours and emerging conduct disorders. The program targets children, parents, carers and school staff and aims to prevent mental illness and behavioural disorders in later life and improve educational outcomes. Got It! will provide opportunities for partnering with local services. In particular, Family Referral services will assist in providing linkages with appropriate NGO’s and family support services, including NGO in Brighter Futures. A shared approach to child wellbeing and is aligned to the NSW School-Link Initiative. The program is informed by the CAMHS and Schools Early Action ( CASEA) program first piloted in Victoria in 2004.

This is funded under NSW Government’s Keep Them Safe (KTS) Funding.
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:


Vaccination Category: A
Checks: National Criminal Record Check and Working with Children Check
Qualification: Relevant tertiary qualifications as a Registered Nurse, Psychologist, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker.
Registration: Full registration with AHPRA as an Occupational Therapist, Nurse or Psychologist, or eligibility to be a member of the AASW as a Social Worker. (Registered Nurse: requires at least 5 years full time equivalent post registration experience and approved post registration nursing qualifications relevant to the position).




Selection Criteria:

  1. High level of interpersonal skills and commitment to working closely with other members of a multi-disciplinary team.
  2. Clinical skills and experience in the assessment and treatment of children and their families presenting with complex mental health needs, using evidence-based approaches.
  3. Experience and skill in developing, implementing and evaluating programs including clinical groups.
  4. Commitment to and skill in working collaboratively and systemically with many key stakeholders.
  5. Demonstrated ability to provide support and training to other professionals at individual and group levels.
  6. Current Drivers Licence valid within Australia and willingness to use for work.

Need more information?
  1) Click here for the Position Description
  2) Find out more about applying for this position
  3) For role related queries or questions contact Jeffrey Randall on 0427 795 828 or email

Applications Close: 1st November 2018