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Health Professional Level 3 - Eating Disorders Clinical Hub

ACT Government Health - Canberra, ACT

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Health Professional Level 3 - Eating Disorders Clinical Hub (Job Number: 01WBQ)


Job Title: Eating Disorders Clinical Hub
Classification: Health Professional 3
Position Number: 52119, several
Annual Salary: $95,883 - $101,033 (up to $106,044 on achieving a personal upgrade)
Branch: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
Section: Eating Disorders Clinical Hub
Vacancy Type: Temporary, one full time and one part time
Duration: Six months with possibility of extension and/or permanency
Closing Date: 25 June 2021
Contact Officer: Kalvinder Bains (02) 5124 3133 kalvinder.bains@act.gov.au

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.

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: https://www.health.act.gov.au/

Mental Health, Justice Health and Alcohol and Drug Services (MHJHADS) provide health services directly and through partnerships with community organisations. The services provided range from prevention and treatment to recovery, maintenance and harm minimisation. Consumer and carer participation is encouraged in all aspects of service planning and delivery. The Division works in partnership with consumers, carers and a range of government and non-government service providers to ensure the best possible outcomes for clients.

The Division delivers services at several locations, including hospital inpatient and outpatient settings, community health centres, detention centres, other community settings including peoples’ homes. These services include:

  • Rehabilitation and Speciality Services.
  • Adult Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS).
  • Adult Acute Mental Health Services (AAMHS).
  • Alcohol and Drug Services (ADS).
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).
  • Justice Health Services (JHS).
The Eating Disorder Clinical Hub (The Hub) is part of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) Program within the Division of Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services (MHJHADS)

The Hub is a specialist community based single point of entry service for children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing an eating disorder as their primary presenting issue. The Hub’s core business includes, assessment and treatment, group psychotherapy, consultation and liaison, education and training and system integration to strengthen eating disorders services across the Territory.

The successful applicants will be based within The Hub and will provide clinical support to the newly developed eating disorders day program and The Hub. This will include, conduct comprehensive assessments, provide single session therapy, evidence-based interventions delivered within a multidisciplinary and recovery framework. The ability to provide meal supervision and develop and facilitate therapeutic group interventions to educate and promote healthy living behaviours is essential.

The Day Program will focus on supporting individuals to establish regular and adequate eating, through the provision of supported meals and group psychotherapy focusing on psychoeducation, motivation, distress tolerance, and improving quality of life. The Day program will have in-reach and step-down capabilities from medical wards and step up from the specialist eating disorder program.
The role will also require team members to undertake professional development and supervision, participate in quality initiatives and contribute to the multidisciplinary team processes.

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 encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities
  • Commitment to achieving positive outcomes for all people and their families and carers.
  • Ability to respond to and prioritise competing demands in a calm and efficient manner while maintaining high work standards.
  • High level written and oral communication skills. Additionally, ability to communicate at different levels with multiple stakeholders i.e. from consumers to other health professionals.
Eligibility/Other Requirements:Mandatory for all disciplines:
Occupational Therapists
  • Be registered or eligible for registration with Occupational Therapy Board of Australia under AHPRA.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of three years (ideal five years) post-qualification.
  • Be registered or be eligible for general registration with Psychology Board of Australia under AHPRA.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of three years (ideal five years) post-qualification experience.
Social workers
  • Degree in Social Work.
  • Professional membership or eligibility for professional membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
  • Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011. Applicants must have a minimum of three years (ideal five years) post qualification experience.
Highly desirable for all disciplines:
  • Experience and or knowledge of Eating Disorders
  • Experience working with children, young people, and adults with a Mental Illness.
  • The successful applicant will need to be available for occasional after-hours work, with access to time off in lieu.
  • 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:
  • Comply with CHS credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for allied health professionals.
  • Undergo reference checks.
  • Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
Note: These are two temporary position’s available one full time and the other at 18.37 hours per week, both for a period six months with a possibility of extension and/or permanency. The full-time salary noted above will be paid pro-rata for the part time role. The successful candidate will be required to be available to work within all program areas of CAMHS as service needs arise and be available for weekend and on call work when necessary. Selection may be based on written application and referee reports only.

Under limited direction of the Senior Manager for the Eating Disorders Clinical Hub the Service Co-ordinator will:
  • Conduct recovery orientated clinical assessment and evidence-based interventions, including group psychotherapy for people with eating disorders and co-morbid mental health presentations within a community and hospital setting, including developing treatment plans in collaboration with individuals and their families/carers and multidisciplinary team
  • Provide meal supervision and promotion of collaborative evidence-based treatment approaches within a recovery and multidisciplinary framework.
  • Develop and facilitate in-services, training and education on eating disorders, comorbid mental health issues and health promotion to stakeholders, carers/families, government and non-government organisations
  • Provide clinical leadership, support, consultation and liaison to carers/ families and other Government, Non-Government, and external community service providers
  • Maintain high quality health care records, including accurate and timely completion of risk assessments, file notes and outcome measurement tools as to data retention policies and procedures.
  • As an active team member, participate in clinical supervision, professional development activities, clinical governance, quality improvement, monitoring, research, and evaluation of care.
  • Work within the Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation.
  • Undertake other duties appropriate to this level of classification which contribute to the operation of the organisation.
What You Require
These are the key Selection Criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your curriculum vitae and experience:
1.Proven ability to conduct recover orientated assessment and provide evidence-based treatments, for individuals with eating disorders and/or complex comorbidity mental health presentations in a hospital and/or community setting.
2.Proven ability to develop and facilitate education, training, and group psychotherapy regarding eating disorders and co-morbid mental health conditions.
3.Proven experience in effective collaboration with cares/families’ other relevant service providers, through development of effective working relationships and communication.
4.Demonstrated participation and willingness to participate in clinical governance, research, quality improvement activities, training, teaching and clinical supervision.
5.Demonstrated 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.

The Eating Disorders Clinical Hub (The Hub) is seeking Health Professional Level 3 Psychologist (1.0FTE) and an Occupational Therapist (0.50FTE) for the Eating Disorder Day Program and conduct clinical tasks for The Hub.
Applications must be submitted through the e-recruitment system. Applications must include a copy of a current curriculum vitae, and
  • A pitch of no more than two pages outlining your skills, knowledge and experience and why you should be considered for this role. You should take into consideration the Selection Criteria under “what you require” when drafting your response.
Where possible include specific relevant examples of your work.
CHS Contact: Kalvinder Bains, Senior Manager, 5124 3133
Where possible include specific relevant examples of your work.

Job: Allied Health
Salary Range: 95,883.00 - 106,044.00
Closing Date: 25/Jun/2021, 8:59:00 AM

Canberra, ACT

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