Allied Health Professional – Assertive Response Outreach (ARO) Team Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District


Employment Type: Temporary Full Time (until 31 July 2024)
Position Classification: Occupational Therapist Level 1/2, Psychologist, Social Worker Level 1/2
Location: Nepean Hospital
Remuneration: Dependent on Qualifications
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ414480
Applications Close: 03/09/2023

This position is dependent on Qualifications:

Social Work Level 1/2 – ($1,292.52 – $1,872.58) per week
Occupational Therapist 1/2 - ($1,292.52 – $1,872.58) per week
Psychologist – ($1,365.31 – $2,029.47) per week

With CORE Values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment,  

working with us will ensure your professional life is provided every opportunity to succeed and develop in your chosen career role. 



What we can offer you (for eligible employees):


·         Accrued Day Off (ADO) (for full time employees) 

·         Opportunity for extra tax savings through Salary Packaging  

·         Novated Leasing 

·         Great education opportunities through Education Training Service which offers over 110 courses each year  

·         Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members 

·         Fitness Passport 


What you will be doing:

The purpose of this role is to provide mobile community acute mental health services for children and young people under 18 years of age and their families who require an assertive community mental health response. This includes providing rapid, developmentally appropriate intervention to prevent crisis situations, and providing care as close to home as possible to reduce disruption to family, community supports and schooling. Additionally, a primary aim of this role is to prevent avoidable hospital presentations and admissions, and to facilitate early discharge where admission has been necessary.
If you are a team player, thrive in a clinical environment, and want to make a difference in your community, apply today!

An eligibility list may be created for future vacancies.  


About us: 

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District will drive innovation and excellence in health service delivery that provides safe, equitable, high quality, accessible, timely and efficient services that are responsive to the needs of patients and the community. 
Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively encourages diversity and inclusion within our workforce.  In the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District Mental Health Service, we value and strive for a diverse and inclusive workplace. We aim to enrich our working environment and deliver excellent care to all consumers, their families and carers, no matter their background or needs. We encourage and welcome applications from people from diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders; people living with disability; people from a Cultural and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) background; people who identify as LGBTQI+, people with a lived experience of mental health concerns and people of mature age.


All NSW Health workers are now required to have received 3 doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine or have an approved medical contraindication certificate. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful.  

Selection criteria to be addressed:

  1. Recognised tertiary qualification in psychology, social work or occupational therapy, with current registration AHPRA (psychology, occupational therapy) or eligibility for membership with AASW.
  2. Demonstrated skills to apply professional knowledge and skills in a complex child and youth mental health setting, including evidence-based therapeutic interventions.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of family systems and ability to work therapeutically with families to improve mental health outcomes for children and young people.
  4. Demonstrated understanding of childhood trauma, child protection and domestic and other violence as they relate to child and youth mental health.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  6. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to utilise a range of information systems.
  7. Demonstrated skills in evidence-based practice, quality improvement and capacity to participate in research projects to evaluate and develop practice.
  8. Current unrestricted NSW driver’s licence and willingness to use same for work purposes (P2 acceptable).

Need more information?

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For role related queries or questions contact Kathryn Lambert on [email protected]



Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District

Job Salary

Full time