Overview

NSW Government

It’s a great time to join Hunter New England Local Health District. Apply now for one of our eligible regional and rural positions. You could benefit under the NSW Health Rural Workforce Incentive Scheme!
Remuneration: $67k-$109k Dependant on Qualifications and Experience
Location: Armidale Community Health Service
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classifications: Clinical Nurse Specialist Grade 2, Counsellor Level 3, Occupational Therapist Level 3, Psychologist, Social Worker Level 3
Hours per Week: 38
Closing Date: 6th February 2024

Have you got experience in Mental health care? Grow your career with us. This is a great opportunity for a mental health clinician interested in gaining experience on an Acute Mental Health Team in a rural setting.

About the job:

  • We are looking for an experienced clinician with high-level skills in assessment, treatment planning, and the ability to work independently as well as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • As the successful candidate, you will have/be developing a broad range of clinical skills and the ability to effectively manage time and prioritise tasks.
  • The position is a 7-day rotating shift roster working between the hours of 0830-1700.

Where you’ll be working:

  • The Tablelands Acute Care Team is co-located with the Armidale CMHT and general health services at Armidale CHC, less than 1 km from the CBD.
  • As part of the Tablelands Acute Care Team, you will be responsible for the provision of initial assessment and intensive follow-up interventions working from a trauma-informed and recovery-focused framework.
  • This will include engagement and communication with key stakeholders, GP, family, NDIS, and other private practitioners/services.

Requirements:

  • If you have an interest in Mental Health and are AHPRA registered in one of the following professions, we’d love to hear from you.
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Nursing
  • Social Work
  • Counsellor (Degree in Bachelor of Health Science Mental Health, or Djirruwang Program)

Rural Health Workforce Incentive Scheme
This vacancy is eligible for an Attraction and Relocation package that includes the following*:

  • Attraction incentive paid as a Rural and Regional fortnightly allowance of up to $5,000 for the first 12-months
  • Retention incentive of up to $5,000 thereafter annually
  • PLUS 3 months accommodation assistance (e.g. rent payments, mortgage re-payments, payments for commercial accommodation)

*All payments and reimbursements made to part time employees will be on a pro-rata basis.

Attraction incentives will be paid as a Rural and Regional fortnightly allowance on top of your base salary.

Other forms of payment/package options (where you are eligible) need to be negotiated with the Convenor and may include**: ??

  • Additional annual professional development days (up to 5 more per year)
  • Additional personal leave (up to 5 more per year)
  • Computer/internet reimbursement (e.g. laptop, wi-fi costs)
  • Return airfare to and from your work base (or equivalent motor vehicle allowance) so you can still visit family and friends

**The total value of your incentive package would remain the same. Employees are responsible for seeking independent financial advice before accepting an Attraction and Retention Incentive package as part of their offer.

Benefits:

  • There will be a period of orientation based on the applicant’s needs, access to professional development and training as identified.
  • The applicant will be supported by the Service Manager and senior clinicians of the Mental Health Service.
  • All NSW employees have access to the following:
  • Four weeks annual leave (pro-rata for part-time employees)
  • Up to 13 allocated days off each year (for full-time employees)
  • Superannuation contributions 11%

– Up to $9k for living expenses + $2.6k meal & entertainment + Novated leasing. * Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members

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The Fine Print:

  • Attraction incentives will be paid as a Rural and Regional fortnightly allowance on top of your base salary.
  • Other forms of payment/package options (where you are eligible) need to be negotiated with the Convenor and may include**:
  • Additional annual professional development days (up to 5 more per year).
  • Additional personal leave (up to 5 more per year)
  • Computer/internet reimbursement (e.g. laptop, wi-fi costs)
  • Return airfare to and from your work base (or equivalent motor vehicle allowance) so you can still visit family and friends
  • **The total value of your incentive package would remain the same. Employees are responsible for seeking independent financial advice before accepting an Attraction and Retention Incentive package as part of their offer. ?

An eligibility list will be created for future permanent full or part-time and temporary full or part-time vacancies. * All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine that has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). Additionally, Category A workers are required to receive a booster dose three months after completing the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations. New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate (IM011 immunisation medical exemption form) certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.

  • Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate. Booster doses are highly recommended for all healthcare workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations.
  • Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specific Diseases – this is a Category A position. Please read and understand NSW Health policy directive

. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in the policy. * Applicants will be assessed against the essential requirements and selection criteria contained within the position description (link below). For assistance addressing selection criteria visit:

  • Stepping Up Website: this is a resource designed to help indigenous job applicants apply for positions in NSW Health. For more information, please visit

. * Salary Packaging: is beneficial to most HNELHD employees and may increase your take-home pay! Salary package a range of personal expenses including novated motor vehicle leases, relocation expenses, and HECS/HELP debt. Find out more by contacting
via or 1300 40 25 23. * HNE Health employees may be eligible for a range of
such as allocated days off (ADO) for full-time employees, long service leave, paid maternity leave, and salary packaging options including meal expenses.

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