Job Type






Health Professional Level 3 - Clinical Manager Canberra ACT

Canberra Health Services

Canberra Health Services Canberra ACT Australia

3 months ago


Canberra Health Services


Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services


Adult Community Mental Health Services

Position Number

21870, several

Position Title

Clinical Manager


Health Professional Level 3

Vacancy Type

Permanent Full-time


The Canberra Hospital, Garran ACT

Base Annual Salary

$99,819 - $105,180 (up to $110,398 on achieving a personal upgrade)

Contact Officer

Erica Campbell (02) 5124 4294 [email protected]

Closing Date

06 March 2023

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

Position Overview

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) and surrounding region. More... information can be found on the CHS website:

The position is situated within Adult Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS), which is a specialist mental health service that provides services for people aged over 18 years. The Service has teams operating from Gungahlin, City, Tuggeranong, Phillip, and Belconnen Community Health Centres.

Within the service there is strong focus on the provision of timely and effective mental health interventions that are collaborative and inclusive of families and carers. People are supported to achieve their personal recovery goals as identified in their Care Plan.

The New MoC Is Underpinned By Principles Of Recovery And Aims To

The program recently implemented a new model of care which aims to improve the responsivity and diversity of services offered to people.
• Increase standardisation of procedures, processes, and practices to promote more internal consistency in service delivery and best practice interventions
• Clarify and delineate of the role and service functions to reduce duplication and inefficiencies, reduce administrative burden on staff and promote more direct clinical contact
• Provide optimal treatment for people in their homes and community as effective hospital diversion

The successful applicant/s will enjoy working as a member of the multidisciplinary team providing assessment and care planning for people experiencing mental illness. They will be highly motivated to engage in consultative and educative practices with families, carers and other agencies.

The successful applicant/s will undertake professional development and clinical supervision, participate in quality initiatives, and contribute to multidisciplinary team processes. It is an expectation that the applicant will contribute their expertise to the multidisciplinary team; provide supervision to staff at the Health Professional 1 and 2 Levels as well as students.

The position reports to a Team Leader who is based on site in the relevant community health centre. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who may be interested in a working in a program that comprises access, hospital diversion, assertive outreach, and community recovery and therapy services.


You Will

Under limited direction of the Team Leader you will perform clinical management activities in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team and the people who access the service.
• Provide a high level of appropriate skilled clinical assessment and interventions exercising independent professional judgement.
• Provide intensive support and management planning to stakeholders to assist in the ongoing care of people with complex needs.
• Actively engage in educative practices around mental health issues with key agencies, carers, and other service providers to facilitate effective service provision.
• Contribute to the development, evaluation and analysis of policies, procedures and quality improvement activities applicable to professional practice.
• Access and provide professional supervision and training to Health Professionals Level 1 and 2, technical and other support staff.
• Complete case and program records to standards required and meet reporting and data collection requirements.
• Undertake other duties appropriate to this level of classification which contribute to the operation of the organisation.

About You

CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are particularly encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities
• Ability to manage confidential and sensitive information whilst working towards achieving positive outcomes for people who access the service.
• Ability to respond to and prioritise competing and often urgent requests in a calm and efficient manner while also maintaining high work standards and accuracy.
• Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team and adapt quickly to a changing environment.


Position Requirements/Qualifications:

For Psychology
• Be registered or be eligible for general registration with Psychology Board of Australia
• Minimum of three years (ideal five years) post qualification

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 Occupational Therapy
• Be registered or eligible for registration with Occupational Therapy Board of Australia
• Eligibility for professional membership of Occupational Therapy Australia
• Minimum of three years (ideal five years) post qualification

For Social Work
• Degree in Social Work
• Professional membership or eligibility for professional membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
• Prior to commencing this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to - Working with vulnerable people (WWVP) registration (
• Minimum of three years (ideal five years) post qualification

• Have an understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
• Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.

Prior To Commencement Successful Candidates Will Be Required To
• Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
• Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening, and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
• Hold a current driver’s licence
• Comply with CHS credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for allied health professionals.

What You Require

These are the key selection criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your resumé and experience:
• Proven clinical competence in collaborative assessment, planning, treatment, and intervention of people with complex mental illnesses or disorders.
• Demonstrated understanding of principles of Recovery and implications for practice.
• Understanding of the National Standards for Mental Health Services and evidence of a sound knowledge of contemporary mental health issues and best practice approaches in mental health, and a working knowledge of current mental health and other relevant legislation.
• Proven effective communication skills, and demonstrated ability to provide supervision, undertake research, staff education and quality initiatives.
• Demonstrates understanding of, and adherence to, safety and quality standards, Work, Health, and Safety (WHS) and the positive patient experience. Displays behaviour consistent with CHS’s values of Reliable, Progressive, Respectful, and Kind.


Applications must be submitted through the e-recruitment system. Applications must include a copy of a current curriculum vitae, and
• A response to the selection criteria under “What You Require” in no more than 5 pages.

Where possible include specific relevant examples of your work.

CHS Contact: Erica Campbell (02) 5124 4294 [email protected]
Canberra ACT Australia

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