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Childhood Early Intervention Clinical  ACT Government Canberra ACT ACT Government Canberra ACT

Childhood Early Intervention Clinical – ACT Government Canberra ACT

Canberra ACT
2021-01-08 20:51:30
Childhood Early Intervention Clinical – ACT Government Canberra ACT
Childhood Early Intervention Clinical

Full-time Temporary with a Possibility of Permanency

Closes: 11 December 2020

Classification: Health Professional Level 3

Salary: $94,606 – $99,687 (up to $104,631 on achieving a personal upgrade) plus superannuation

Position No: 25959 – 01T04

Directorate: Canberra Health Services

Advertised (Gazettal date): 26 November 2020

Contact Officer: Therese Foster on [email protected] or 0410 293 245

Our Vision: Creating exceptional health care together.

Our Role: To be a health service that is trusted by our community.

Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind.

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community?based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)—a catchment of approximately 400,000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega Valley... Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley.

CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:
• The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services.
• University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services.
• Four Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
• Six community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.
• A range of community based health services including Early Childhood Services, Youth and Women’s Health, Dental Health, Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Services.

Overview of the Work Area and Position

The Health Professional Officer 3 position is in Childhood Early Intervention Program. This program sits within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. The teams consist of Social Workers, Occupational Therapist, Psychologist, and Allied Health Assistant. This program provides specialist mental health early intervention assessment, education for teachers, targeted group work, single session and family interventions. It provides secondary consultation and works closely with the Department of Education, Australian National University and Child and Family Centres. The Childhood Early Intervention Program works with primary schools within the ACT.

The Health Professional will be working within the setting of a multidisciplinary team to provide a high standard of practice in the provision of a school based early intervention- social, emotional and behaviour program for children in primary schools. Under the supervision of the early intervention program coordinator the clinician will collaborate with various schools to develop and deliver services which ensure the consistent early detection, treatment and prevention of emerging severe social, emotional and behavioural difficulties in primary school aged children.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:

Mandatory:

For Occupational Therapy:
• Degree (or recognised equivalent) in Occupational Therapy
• Registration or eligibility for registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
• Eligibility for professional membership of Occupational Therapy Australia
• Must hold a current driver’s license.

For Psychology:
• Be registered or be eligible for general registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
• Must hold a current driver’s license.

Highly Desirable:
• Approved or eligible for approval as a Psychology Board of Australia Principal and/or Secondary Supervisor for 4+2 interns and/or Higher Degree Students

For Social Work:
• Degree in Social Work
• Eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers
• Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.
• Must hold a current driver’s license.

Highly desirable for all disciplines:
• Minimum of three years (ideal five years) post qualification
• Experience in working with children and young people.
• Experience running groups like tunning into kids, circles of security, attachment based programs.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
• Comply with CHS credentialing requirements for allied health.
• Comply with CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).
• Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.

Note:

This is a temporary position available for 12 months with possibility of permanency. Part time will be considered. An Order of Merit may be used to fill future identical vacancies within a 12-month period. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.

For more information on this position and how to apply “click here”
Note

This is a temporary position available for 12 months with possibility of permanency.
Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services
Canberra ACT Australia (+1 other)
Childhood Early Intervention Clinical – ACT Government Canberra ACT ACT Government Canberra ACT
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