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Health Professional Level 2 - Health Professional, Eating Disorder Unit

ACT Government Health - Canberra, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency
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Health Professional Level 2 - Health Professional, Eating Disorder Unit (Job Number: 01WD3)

Description

Job Title: Health Professional, Eating Disorder Unit
Classification: Health Professional Level 2
Position Number: 46795
Annual Salary: $67,892 - $93,203
Branch: Mental Health, Justice Health and Alcohol and Drug Services
Section: Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Vacancy Type: Temporary full-time (Part-time hours considered)
Duration: Until 4 February 2022 with the possibility of extension.
Closing Date: 25 June 2021
Contact Officer: Zoie Fortington (02) 5124 1235 zoie.fortington@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

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: https://www.health.act.gov.au/
The Eating Disorder Program (EDP) is a specialist outpatient tertiary service that provides assessment and treatment for children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing an eating disorder as their primary presenting issue. The CAMHS EDP team is made up of multi-disciplinary mental health professionals who provide assessment and treatment within a recovery framework.
This is a full time temporary position available until 04/02/2022 with the possibility of extension. Part time will be considered and selection may be based on application and referee reports only.

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 work within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Commitment to achieving positive outcomes for children and young people, their families and/or carers.
  • Ability to respond to and prioritise competing demands in a calm and efficient manner while maintaining high work standards
  • Be flexible, adaptable and adapt to a changing working environment
Eligibility/Other Requirements:
Relevant tertiary qualifications and appropriate years of experience working professionally in one of the following disciplines:

For Occupational Therapy:
Mandatory:
  • Be registered or eligible for registration with Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.
  • Eligibility for professional membership of Occupational Therapy Australia.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of 12 months paid work experience, post qualification, in a related/relevant organisation/service.
  • Must hold a current driver’s license.
For Psychology:Mandatory:
  • Be registered or be eligible for general registration with Psychology Board of Australia.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of 12 months paid work experience, post qualification, in a related/relevant organisation/service.
  • Must hold a current driver’s license.
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 Social Work:Mandatory:
  • Degree in Social Work.
  • Professional membership or eligibility for professional membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
  • Registration under the ACT Working with Vulnerable People Act 2011.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of 12 months paid work experience, post qualification, in a related/relevant organisation/service.
Highly desirable for all disciplines:
  • Experience and or knowledge of working with people with Eating Disorders is desirable, however not essential.
  • Experience in working with children and young people
  • 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 Canberra Health Services credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for allied health professionals
  • Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening & vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
  • Must hold a current driver’s license.
Notes: This is a temporary position available until 4 February 2022 with the possibility of extension. Part time will be considered, and selection may be based on application and referee reports only.

DUTIES
Under limited direction of the Manager for the Eating Disorders Program you will conduct assessments, and provide evidence-based intervention to children, adolescents and adults with an eating disorder, including family and individual work. You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team and provide support and supervision to HP1 clinicians, and undertake professional development, supervision, participate in quality initiatives and contribute to the multidisciplinary team processes.

You will:
  • Undertake, with required level of supervision, training and support, the clinical assessment and evidence-based intervention, including meal therapy, of children, adolescents and adults with an eating disorder, including those with complex needs. Develop recovery plans in cooperation with people and their families/carers where appropriate.
  • Participate within a multi-disciplinary team, which includes involvement in the clinical review of current clients.
  • Assist in the provision of liaison, consultation and education with other agencies, families and carers in regard to Eating Disorders.
  • As an active team member contribute to team development and initiatives.
  • Undertake clinical supervision and professional development activities.
  • Be involved in service development through membership of committees and working parties.
  • Work within the mental health and other relevant legislation. Including assist in the preparation and implementation of CAMHS Eating Disorder Program run clinical groups.
  • 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 resumé and experience:
1. Proven ability to provide assessment, and evidence-based treatment in a community service to children, adolescents and adults with eating disorders and complex needs within a recovery framework.
2. Demonstrated ability to effectively liaise and consult with families, carers and other health professionals and agencies.
3. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team and to provide consultation on professional issues to non-clinical staff
4. Demonstrated participation and willingness to participate in clinical research, quality improvement activities, training, teaching and clinical supervision.
5. Demonstrates understanding of, and adherence to, safety and quality standards, work, health and safety (WH&S) and the positive patient experience. Displays behaviour consistent with CHS’s values of reliable, progressive, respectful and kind.

HOW TO APPLY / OR WANT TO KNOW MORE?
Applications must be submitted through the e-recruitment system. Applications must include a copy of a current resumé, 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.

Job: Allied Health
Salary Range: 67,892.00 - 93,203.00
Contact Name: Zoie Fortington
Contact Email: zoie.fortington@act.gov.au
Closing Date: 25/Jun/2021, 8:59:00 AM

Canberra, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency




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