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Bushfire Recovery Clinician - Moruya Wollongong NSW

Wollongong NSW
2021-09-18 07:27:37
Bushfire Recovery Clinician - Moruya Wollongong NSW
Employment Type: Temporary Full Time to 30 June 2023

Position Classification: Dependent on Qualifications


Clinical Nurse Consultant Level 3: $127716.28 pa to 129524.28

Occupational Therapist Level 4: $111227.68 to $114728.00 pa

Clinical Psychologist: $108 582 to $119 623 pa

Social Worker Level 4: $111227.68 to $114728.00 pa

Welfare Officer Level 4: $111227.68 to $114728.00 pa

Hours Per Week: 38

Requisition ID: REQ255974

Applications Close: 25 September 2021

Interview Details: Interviews will be scheduled within 21 days of closing

Where you'll be working

At Southern NSW Local Health District we are working to help our communities lead healthy lives. Our mission is that all people across our diverse societies are able to have timely access to the right healthcare in the right setting to maximise their health, wellbeing and independence.

To see what it is like to live and work in Moruya – click here: Imagine Rural - Southern NSW Local Health District

Moruya... 305 kilometres south of Sydney and 175 kilometres from Canberra. Moruya has charm and secrets to share with those ready to explore. The coastal drive from Broulee is stunning, with the road running alongside the Moruya River, before opening to reveal a wide flood plain tracking down from the Deua Mountains.

There is an abundance of lifestyle benefits available to you in country NSW and you will be amazed at what you will have access to - and it all comes without the queues and crowds of a big city. For more information visit our website

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 Bushfire Recovery Coordinator embedded in the local Primary Health Network 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.

Selection Criteria
• Demonstrate how you meet the Essential Requirements.
• Demonstrated expertise and advanced practice skills with the ability to provide an expert consultancy and clinical service for people experiencing mental health problems as a result of bushfires.
• Demonstrated organisational skills and ability to work autonomously with a broad scope, and to manage a demanding workload with competing priorities
• Demonstrated ability to foster interagency collaboration to support coordinated and integrated mental health services within a stepped care model.
• Demonstrated leadership in clinical service planning and an ability to work within an interagency framework to contribute to service development, including developing innovative responses to unique needs.
• Demonstrated advanced communication and interpersonal skills across a variety of mediums including effective negotiation skills with a range of stakeholders and proven application of practice development frameworks to improve clinical practice.
• Evidence of a current unrestricted drivers’ licence and the ability to maintain. Ability and willingness to drive/travel as the role requires. This may involve driving long distances and overnight stays.

Please note that to apply for this position you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia, or be able to independently and legally live and work in Australia by way of your own Temporary Visa. We do not offer sponsorship in this position for applicants requiring a temporary visa. For more information, please see

Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specific Diseases

This is a Category ‘A’ position, please read and understand NSW Health policy directive PD2020_017 . All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy.

OASV requirements also include proof of vaccination against influenza and is compulsory for NSW Staff that enter any Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF) or who work in NSW Health owned and operated RACFs

All NSW Health workers are required to have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 30 September 2021 and two doses by 30 November 2021 or have an approved medical contraindication certificate. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful.

Need more information?
• Click here for the Position Description
• Find out more about applying for this position

For role related queries or questions contact Jodie Quinnell on 02 44744 1561 or email [email protected]

Agency: Health
Wollongong NSW Australia
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