NSW Government Hunter New England Local Health District

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!

Employment Type: Permanent Full-time
Location: Narrabri Community Health Service
Position Classification: Clinical Nurse Specialist Grade 2, Registered Nurse, Counsellor Level 3, Occupational Therapist Level 3, Psychologist, Social Worker Level 3
Remuneration: $35.33 – $56.54 Per Hour + 11% Super + Salary Packaging
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ460762

Applications Close: 7th February 2024
Mental Health Clinician – CAMHS – Incentives Offered

Moree or Narrabri, you choose!

Where you’ll be working:

The service is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of Consultant Psychiatrists, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, and Occupational Therapists who are dedicated to providing excellent care for every patient, every time.
Live and work in Moree or Narrabri, NSW for a close-knit community, affordable living, and a laid-back lifestyle. Experience the rich agricultural heritage, with vast farming opportunities and a thriving local economy. Enjoy the beautiful countryside, friendly locals, and a slower pace of life, all while being surrounded by natural beauty and a strong sense of community spirit.

About the role:

  • You will provide efficient and effective assessment, treatment, and care coordination services for children and young people, targeting young people experiencing Mental Health concerns and their families, carers, and guardians
  • You will be supported in this position by clinical supervision, ample education/training opportunities, and a thorough orientation program to ensure your professional development and success in this role. You will have access to regular supervision and a supportive onboarding process

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 $10,000 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.

  • Sustainable Healthcare:Together towards zero
  • 4 weeks annual leave (pro-rata for part-time employees)
  • Salary packaging options
  • Fitness Passport
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members
  • Opportunity to work and collaborate with a range of non-clinical and clinical professionals
About you:
  • You will possess significant experience and knowledge in working with children and or young people with mental health concerns and their parents/guardians and family
  • You will also have high-level communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to adapt your communication style to suit children/young people and their parents/guardians and families
  • Your strong relationship-building skills and ability to work effectively both within a multidisciplinary team and autonomously will be the key to your success in this position
  • You will have a strong passion for working with rural and remote communities to ensure timely access to healthcare

Requirements for this position:

  • Must hold a qualification in one of the following: Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Nursing, Social Work, Counsellor (Degree in Bachelor of Health Science Mental Health, Djirruwang Program), which provides eligibility or membership of the relevant professional association general registration through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. For a CNS2: relevant post-registration qualifications and at least 3 years experience working in the clinical area of a post-graduate qualification
  • Eligibility to drive in NSW and interstate and the willingness to travel in the course of employment

Need more information?

  • Find out more about applying for this position
For role-related queries or questions contact Jennifer Gallagher at Jennifer.Gallagher@health.nsw.gov.au

Information for Applicants:

  • We are unable to accommodate visa sponsorship for applicants requiring a visa for this position.
  • Job share and/or part-time arrangements will be considered.
  • An eligibility list will be created for future permanent part-time and temporary part-time vacancies.
  • Applicants will be assessed against the essential requirements and selection criteria contained within the position description (link below). For assistance addressing selection criteria visit: https://bit.ly/3vL5fq2
  • Stepping Up Website is a resource designed to help indigenous job applicants apply for positions in NSW Health. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/HNEHealthSteppingUp.
  • This is a Category A position. Recommended applicants will be reviewed for compliance with NSW Health policy directive PD2023_022: Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specific Diseases for Category A positions prior to offer. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in the policy.
  • 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). New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate (AIR Immunisation History Statement) certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.
  • Acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement (IHS), or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate, or AIR COVID-19 and Influenza IHS. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations.
  • 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 SalaryPackagingPLUS! via nswhealth@salarypackagingplus.com.au or 1300 40 25 23.
  • HNE Health employees may be eligible for a range of benefits 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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