Community Mental Health Professional – Infant, Child and Adolescent (Pool) – Per South Western Sydney Local Health District


Employment Type: Permanent Full Time, 38 hours per week
Liverpool Hospital Mental Health Service & Fairfield Community Health Centre
Position Classification:
Occupational Therapist Level 1/2
Social Work Level 1/2
Registered Nurse
Dependent on Classification
Occupational Therapist Level 1/2:  $67,442.00 – $97,709.00 per annum
Social Work Level 1/2: $67,442.00 – $97,709.00 per annum
Registered Nurse: $67,357.32 – $94,568.44 per annum
Psychologist: $71,240.00 – $105,895.00 per annum


Requisition ID: REQ427994
Application Close Date:
Interview Date Range:
13/09/2023 – 20/09/2023
Contact Details:
Kate Davies – 02 9827 8011 | [email protected]


Are you looking to make the move into NSW Health? We are looking for talented clinicians who want to join our team! Prior experience in relevant roles from the private sector can be reviewed towards commencing salary level (subject to approval).


About the Opportunity
We are excited to be recruiting Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Registered Nurses and Psychologists to become part of a team of professionals that support people living within the community with mental health issues.


What We can Offer You:

  • An opportunity to work in a supportive and collaborative environment where initiative and hard work are recognised.
  • Further education and development to support your growth as a clinician through our Foundations of Community Mental Health program.
  • Access to an additional day off (ADO) for full time employees, as well as other benefits such as salary packaging, novated leasing and Fitness Passport.
  • Opportunity to progress and develop into senior clinical positions, as well as team leader positions.
  • A conveniently located office a short walk from the main Liverpool Hospital with close access to public transport.


We have current opportunities in the Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (ICAMHS)

Our team is seeking experienced candidates who are passionate about providing mental health assessment and therapeutic intervention to children and young people living with moderate to severe mental illness and their parents & carers in the Liverpool and Fairfield regions.

If you have experience in the field of mental health and/or experience working with children and young people and their families, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity! 

Being a pool clinician is unique! You will be filling a vacancy in ICAMHS; as other vacancies arise throughout our service you may be required to transfer into another position and share your skills within our service!

This position is suited to clinicians who enjoy working within a supportive environment, are willing to learn and who are seeking to work on weekdays!

You will be based at Liverpool, however future opportunities may also present at Ingleburn, Campbelltown, Ambarvale, Bankstown, Fairfield, Bowral and Wollondilly based mental health services.

The CMH Team are committed to providing a supportive environment where staff are empowered to achieve their full potential.

Life at South Western Sydney Local Health District is rewarding, progressive and diverse and is always focused on achieving our Vision of Leading Care, Healthier Communities.


Pool positions are vital to our service, we want to take the time to get the right fit. Please feel free to call to discuss your suitability:

Kate Davies Team Leader ICAMHS on 02 9827 8011 or contact via email at [email protected]


IMPORTANT Info for Applicants:  Your claim against the Selection Criteria is the most important part of your application as it will help determine whether or not you have met the standard of response required by the panel to be eligible for an interview. You should address the Selection Criteria detailed above in light of service outline in the above link and the position description.


What You’ll be Doing
The Mental Health Professional is responsible for providing evidence-based, strengths focused, recovery orientated assessment and treatment within a multi-disciplinary team and coordinating consumers’ recovery plans. The role is also responsible for non-clinical tasks including participation in quality improvement activities, clinical supervision and participation in administrative responsibilities as required.  


Where You’ll Be Working 
South Western Sydney is rapidly growing and is a great place for young people and families to build a life. We are close to public transport, a short drive to the beach and the natural wonders of the Blue Mountains and Royal National Park.

The area is growing exponentially with many major shopping centers, great entertainment venues and the development of Sydney’s new airport all located within minutes of new housing estates.

As part of the greater Sydney area, we have bustling metropolitan hubs as well as areas that maintain their rural heritage. It is an incredible place to explore with adventure or relaxation are at your fingertips.


How to Apply
To be considered for this position, please ensure you address the selection criteria as thoroughly as possible.

  1. Relevant qualifications as a Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Psychologist currently registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), or qualified Social Worker eligible for registration with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), or CSU Graduates: Bachelor of Health Science (Mental Health).
  2. Demonstrated experience in providing evidence based, strengths focused, recovery orientated assessment and treatment for consumers of the mental health service.
  3. Demonstrated commitment to the philosophy and practice of consumer’s families and natural supports participating within the treatment process, as appropriate and in accordance with the NSW Mental Health Act 2007.
  4. Effective interpersonal skills, problem solving skills and personal resilience.
  5. Highly developed written and verbal communication skills and competence in the use of information technology systems.
  6. Ability to work independently and in consultation with the multidisciplinary team.
  7. Knowledge of and the demonstrated ability to implement the quality improvement process.
  8. Current unrestricted Australian drivers licence (P2 Licence Acceptable) subject to obtaining NSW drivers licence within 3 months of appointment.

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Additional Information

Stepping Up – Close the Gap
Stepping Up aims to assist Aboriginal applicants understand how to apply for roles with NSW Health by clarifying the recruitment and onboarding process. If you are an Aboriginal person and wish to obtain more information about applying for a role within South Western Sydney Local Health District, please contact the SWSLHD Aboriginal Workforce Team on [email protected]  




South Western Sydney Local Health District

Job Salary

Full time