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Senior Mental Health Clinician Full-time Job

1 week ago   Nursing   Townsville region   3 views
Job Details

The Townsville Hospital and Health Service vision is world-class healthcare for northern Queensland.

Our purpose is `great care every day'.

About your opportunity

Permanent full-time 76 hours p.f. The Senior Mental Health Clinician Position at Youth Peoples Early Intervention Team, will provide collaborative system based care to young people with Early Psychosis. This position will deliver high level clinical mental health services as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to optimise emotional health, occupational and psychosocial outcomes for adolescents, young people, their families and carers. This position is a permanent full time appointment into the Mental Health Service Group.

Generous remuneration package value up to $141,250 p.a. comprising:

  • Salary range of $115,049 to $123,799 p.a. (HP4)
  • Annual leave with 17.5% loading
  • 12.75% employer contribution to superannuation.

Other employment benefits may include: professional development, salary sacrificing options ( ), shift and locality allowances, employee wellness and assistance programs, and access to corporate discounts.

The successful candidate will be someone who has proven ability and can demonstrate the following

  • Demonstrated skills and experience relevant to early intervention in psychosis.
  • Demonstrated ability in working with people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds and/or other Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate, monitor and evaluate service unit initiatives and provide a high level of clinical supervision and advice to unit and service managers within this specialised area of practice (Early Psychosis)


  • It is a mandatory requirement to be and to remain vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • For Occupational Therapy: the successful applicant must hold a tertiary degree (or equivalent) qualification from an accredited tertiary institution in Occupational Therapy. Registration with the Occupational Therapist Board Australia (AHPRA) is required.
  • For Psychology: the successful applicant must possess a four-year degree in Psychology (Honours, Graduate Diploma) from an accredited tertiary institution. General registration with the Psychology Board of Australia is required. Possession of a Master or Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from an accredited tertiary institution, or significant progress towards this, would be highly regarded.
  • For Social Work: the successful applicant must hold at least a tertiary degree (or equivalent) qualification from an accredited tertiary institution in Social Work as well as eligibility for full membership to the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). While not mandatory, status as an AASW accredited Mental Health Social Worker is highly regarded.
  • Proof of qualification and registration or membership (if applicable) with the appropriate registration authority or association.
  • This position requires the incumbent to operate a class C motor vehicle and an appropriate license endorsement to operate this vehicle is required. Proof of this endorsement must be provided prior to the commencement of duty.
  • Appointment as an Authorised Mental Health Practitioner (AMHP) under the Mental Health Act 2016 would be highly desirable. If not AMHP then willingness to undertake and complete the requirements for appointment.
  • This is a Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD) risk role: Hepatitis A/B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, and Pertussis.
  • 6 month probation period.
  • Pre-employment checks will be conducted.

Please refer to the Role Description for further details.

Why make the change?

Townsville is one of the main gateways to the Great Barrier Reef, with the natural wonders of Magnetic Island a short boat ride away. The coastal hub of Townsville is an ideal base for exploring the Great Barrier Reef. Townsville is a dynamic neighbourhood with access to a variety of top-notch educational facilities, cutting-edge medical facilities, affordable housing, distinctive retail stores, great events, and a wide range of recreation opportunities.

Company Description
Queensland Health is a dynamic organisation committed to providing a range of services aimed at achieving good health and wellbeing for all Queenslanders. Through a network of 16 Hospital and Health Services and the Mater Hospitals, Queensland Health delivers a range of integrated services including hospital inpatient, outpatient and emergency services, community and mental health services, aged care services and public health and health promotion programs.