Mental Health Clinician – Nepean Hospital – Perm PT Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District


Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
Position Classification: SW Lvl 1/2, OT Lvl 1/2, Psych, RN
Remuneration: Dependent on Qualifications
Hours Per Week: 19
Requisition ID: REQ326255
Applications Close: 07/08/2022

This position is dependent on Qualifications:

  • Social Worker Level 1/2 – $33.17 – $48.06 per hour
  • Occupational Therapist Level 1/2 – $33.17 – $48.06 per hour
  • Psychologist – $35.04 – $52.08 per hour
  • Registered Nurse – $33.13 – $46.51 per hour

Working with NBMLHD Health gives you access to a great range of benefits: 

  • Sustainable Healthcare: Together towards zero 
  • Proximity to shopping and other services 
  • Accrued Day Off (ADO) each month (for full time employees) 
  • 4 weeks annual leave each year (pro-rata for part time employees) 
  • Superannuation contributions 
  • Salary packaging options 
  • Fitness Passport 
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members 
  • Opportunity to work and collaborate with a range of non-clinical and clinical professionals 
  • Innovative career options available  
  • Multiple career development opportunities on offer 

Salary Packaging:  
Salary packaging is beneficial to most Nepean Blue Mountains Health staff. You can potentially salary package a range of your personal expenses including but not limited to novated motor vehicle lease, relocation expenses and HECS/HELP debt. Find out more information by contacting Smartsalary via email at [email protected] or on 1300 476 278

What you will be doing: 
We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate Mental Health Clinician to work in the local health district’s Plains Access team. This is a permanent part time assignment and will be working collaboratively with the Nurse Unit Manager and a supportive team of clinical professionals. The Mental Health Clinician will provide clinical mental health interventions and care coordination to people with a mental disorder to improve their health, well-being and quality of life. In this position, you will seek to assess, plan, implement, facilitate, and evaluate mental health care in collaboration with individuals, their families and carers, other health care agencies and the multidisciplinary mental health team to achieve quality consumer care outcomes.

This position is critical in providing quality care to people who are distressed, suicidal, and/or experiencing an exacerbation of Mental Health symptoms. The interventions in a comprehensive, integrated, and coordinated approach within a recovery orientated framework that this role provides must be consistent with the NSW Mental Health Act.

We invite you to apply and share your experience and dedication in championing the cause of your local health community.  

This position is dependent on qualifications and is a Multi Discipline position. The classifications are as followed:

  • NSW Health Service Health Professionals (State) Award – Social Worker Level 1/2
  • NSW Health Service Health Professionals (State) Award – Occupational Therapist Level 1/2
  • Health and Community Employees Psychologists (State) Award –  Psychologist
  • Public Health System Nurses’ & Midwives’ (State) Award – Registered Nurse

An eligibility list may be created for future vacancies.  

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD):  
Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) is a wonderful place to expand your career and grow your skills and knowledge. As a recognised leader in the healthcare industry, we provide a range of public health services to the Nepean and Blue Mountains and Lithgow Region. 

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. 

What we can offer you:  
Being the largest employer in the region we can offer salary packaging options, educational opportunities and support from a broad network of health professionals. With CORE Values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment your professional life is provided every opportunity to succeed and develop in your chosen profession. 

Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specific Diseases:  
If you are applying for a Category ‘A’ position, please read and understand NSW Health policy directive PD2020_017. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy 

All NSW Health workers are now required to have received 2 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. 

To be eligible for employment with NBMLHD you must be an Australian Citizen, or a permanent resident of Australia, or a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand Passport, or a citizen of another country with an appropriate visa that allows you to work in Australia. If you currently hold a temporary visa that allows you to live and work in Australia, you may only be offered employment in line with the conditions and expiry date of your visa.

Selection Criteria to be Addressed:

  1. Relevant tertiary qualifications as a Registered Nurse (including completion of a new graduate RN program or equivalent experience working as a registered nurse), Psychologist, Occupational Therapist/Social Worker Level 1/2 and currently registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), or for social workers — eligibility for membership to the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
  2. Demonstrated experience in the assessment and management of people presenting with acute mental health disorders
  3. Demonstrated excellent negotiation skills and verbal and written communication skills
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of the NSW Mental Health Act and related legislation
  5. Understanding of recovery oriented care with demonstrated ability to meaningfully collaborate with consumers and their family and carers regarding mental health service provision
  6. Current Driver’s Licence and willingness to use for work purpose travel
  7. Computer competency including demonstrated knowledge and skills in the use of information technology systems used in Health settings


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For role related queries or questions contact Steven Capouski on [email protected]



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