Community Mental Health Clinician (Psychologist, Occupational Therapist/Social W Sydney Local Health District


Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Occupational Therapist/Social Worker Level 1/2, Psychologist
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ418936

Are you committed to achieving excellence in health care and would like to join our team?


About Us

Sydney Local Health District is one of the fastest growing Local Health Districts in New South Wales. Our facilities and services are world class and our staff are dedicated, innovative and caring.


Where you will be based

The Community Mental Health Service is committed to the provision of quality health services to the mental health community. We aim to deliver mental health services which, through research and innovative commitments, sets standards that are emulated by other national and international organisations. We aim to lead through achievement and innovation in clinical practice, research, teaching, training, and management. We are committed to developing the highest skills in our community mental health staff through structured workplace competency development program, and supervision programs.


About the role

The Acute Care Service model of care provides:

  1. Mental Health assessments to people experiencing acute mental health problems (including a rapid response when indicated) and determining an appropriate pathway to care (eg. community treatment; assist consumers access  and admission to inpatient treatment)
  2. Short term intensive treatment in the community often as an alternative to hospital
  3. In reach to hospital to promote effective follow up post mental health admission
  4. Gatekeeping- developing opportunities for assessment and community treatment at key points (eg; Assessment Unit and Admission Office)
  5. The model provides short term treatment after assessment up until the acute symptoms are resolved or the consumer is effectively transferred and engaged with an appropriate treatment provider.

The clinician will practice in keeping with the standardised Sydney LHD position description for the profession in addition to this position description.

We are looking for someone who… 

  • Holds recognised tertiary qualifications appropriate to profession. Full registration and eligibility for membership to professional association, as appropriate.
  • Can demonstrate competencies to provide contemporary mental health practice.
  • Holds unrestricted NSW Driver’s Licence (P2 licence acceptable).


What we can offer you (for eligible employees)…

  • Accrued Day Off (ADO)
  • Opportunity for extra tax savings through Salary Packaging
  • Novated Leasing
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members
  • Fitness Passport
  • Great education opportunities through the Centre for Education and Workforce Development


For further details, please view the Position Description.

For enquiries, please contact Terri Patton, Nurse Manager, on 0436 669 405 or via email [email protected].


About working for SLHD

This is a Category A position. To be employed by NSW Health you are required to provide evidence of vaccination to comply with the NSW Health Occupational Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases Policy (PD2022_030)


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). Additionally, Category A workers are required to receive a booster dose three months after completing the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations. New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate (IM011 immunisation medical exemption form) certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW. Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations.


SLHD is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disability are encouraged to apply for all internal and externally advertised positions. If you require assistance, please advise the contact person at the time of your application.


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Applications Close: 7 August 2023



Sydney Local Health District

Job Salary

Full time