First listed on: 18 November 2017

Mental Health Clinician

Canberra Hospital and Health Services
Mental Health Justice Health Alcohol and Drug Services
Justice Health Services


Health Professional Level 2
Salary Range: 
$61,784 - $84,816  (PN: 29221 (expected vacancy))

ACT Health is a values-led Directorate. Our values guide our day-to-day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community. They were developed by us, for us and are unique to our work. Overview of the work area and position: The Forensic Mental Health Service (FMHS) is a specialist mental health assessment and treatment service for consumers who have a history of, are currently involved with, or are at high risk of becoming involved with, the criminal justice system. FMHS provides mental health care across the lifespan and across a range of settings, including a centralised community health facility, youth and adult custodial facilities, off campus community outreach and court settings. FMHS is one united service with five distinguishable yet integrated service components as follows: FMHS Community Outreach Service (FCOS); FMHS Court Assessment and Liaison (FCAL); FMHS Bimberi Youth Justice Centre (FMHS BYJC); FMHS at Alexander Maconochie Centre (FMHS AMC); Fixed Threat Assessment Team (FTAT). The service aims to provide collaborative care involving the consumer, their carers and other key services. At this level it is expected that you will provide, under limited supervision, high quality care to achieve sound outcomes for consumers across the lifespan and in a variety of settings. You will be required to undertake professional development and clinical supervision, participate in quality initiatives and contribute to the multidisciplinary team process. Clinicians working with FMHS will be supported via structured clinical supervision, a collaborative and multidisciplinary team environment and through professional development. Professional development will be provided with regards to forensic frameworks, psychometrics and therapeutic interventions. Clinicians may be provided with the opportunity to undertake specialist tasks such as forensic risk consultations, court assessments and therapeutic interventions including addressing crimininogenic factors. Clinicians are employed by FMHS and will therefore be skilled across the distinct areas within the service.

Eligibility/Other Requirements: Mandatory: Tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Social Work or Occupational Therapy with current unconditional ACT registration where applicable and/or eligibility for membership of the appropriate professional organisation; applicants must have a minimum of 12 months paid post graduate professional work experience in a related/relevant organisation/service; current driver's licence. Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to undergo a pre-employment Police check; be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 and comply with ACT Health Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).

Notes: This is a permanent expected position.

Contact Officer: Jaime Bingham (02) 6205 1551 jaime.bingham@act.gov.au

For further information, please visit www.health.act.gov.au Req: 01A5A

Applications Close: 23 November 2017




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