NSW Government

Remuneration: $70,049.73 – $128,653 per annum + super + salary packaging
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Social Worker Lvl 1, Social Worker Lvl 2, Dietitian Lvl 1, Dietitian Lvl 2, Occupational Therapist Lvl 2, Psychologist, Registered Nurse
Location: Tamworth Hospital
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ461548
Applications close: 12th February 2024

Where you’ll be working:

  • Based at Peel Mental Health Service on the Tamworth Hospital site. Travel as part of the role may be required up to approx. 2.5-hour radius.
  • Peel Mental Health Services provides acute mental health care across the Peel Sector and comprises of a multidisciplinary team including Psychiatrists, Resident Medical Officers, Nurses, and Allied Health Professionals.
  • Be part of a contemporary and innovative service that is responsible for the provision of mental health assessment and treatment across the communities of the Peel sector.
  • The service maintains a strong clinical governance structure to ensure the provision of high quality, excellent mental health care for every patient, every time.
  • The team is passionate about leading change and innovation in the delivery of ambulatory mental health services and has a strong leadership team which consists of multidisciplinary roles and offers a number of different supports which will complement you in this role.

About the role:

  • As a Mental Health Clinician with Peel Mental Health Service, you will be working within our Adult Community Mental Team providing care co-ordination for consumers with moderate to severe mental illness.
  • Use a trauma informed approach to recovery orientated practice to provide high-quality care of the Peel community.
  • In your role, you will support patients and their families and carers to ensure clinical interventions and service delivery processes are understood and enable patients to make informed decisions in relation to their health needs.
  • You will be supported by the Line Manager and Professional Leads, through regular governance meetings, regular structured clinical supervision, and professional development.

About you:

  • As a successful applicant, you will have experience working in a mental health setting with the ability to work across the lifespan within Adult Community Mental Health.


  • 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), Nutrition, and Dietetics which provides eligibility or membership of the relevant professional association / provisional or general registration through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
  • Eligibility to drive in NSW and interstate and the willingness to travel in the course of employment.


  • Four weeks annual leave (pro-rata for part-time employees)
  • Up to 12 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

Additional information:

  • An eligibility list will be created for future permanent full or part time and temporary full or part time vacancies.
  • This position is full time; however, job share and/or part time arrangements will be considered.
  • We are unable to accommodate visa sponsorship for applicants requiring a visa for this position.

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For role related queries or questions contact Gina Blyton on Gina.Blyton@health.nsw.gov.au

Information for Applicants:
Applicants will be assessed against the essential requirements and selection criteria contained within the position description (link below). For assistance addressing selection criteria visit:

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This is a Category A position. Recommended applicants will be reviewed for compliance with NSW Health policy directive 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 which 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 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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