Mental Health Clinician (OT3/SW3/Psych) – Pathways to Community Living – Coffs H Mid North Coast Local Health District


Employment Type: Temporary Part Time (Until 31/12/2025)
Position Classification: Mental Health Professionals
Remuneration: 102500 – 105932
Hours Per Week: 20
Requisition ID: REQ321853
Advertising Closes: 25th July 2022
What you’ll be doing

The Pathways to Community Living Initiative (PCLI) is a coordinated statewide approach to supporting people with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) and complex needs who have had long hospital stays, are at risk of long stays or experience frequent admissions; to re-establish their lives in the community. 

The PCLI Mental Health Clinician will work in partnership with multidisciplinary mental health teams and develop partnerships with community managed organisations, primary health care and other government and non-government organisations to provide a collaborative approach to development of models, pathways and access to clinical care through PCLI.

The clinician will promote seamless integration and coordination of day to day work practices and will provide advice, assessment and support to multidisciplinary teams.

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).

New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate 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. Please provide proof of booster vaccination if available.

Salary will be accordance with NSW Health State Awards for the advertised classification/s.  These awards are available at


  1. Must hold as a minimum a bachelor’s degree in social work which provides eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers; or must hold qualifications recognised for general registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia; or a four year degree in psychology, being a three year degree with a fourth year honours in psychology and who is registered as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.
  2. Demonstrated ability in the implementation of evidence based therapeutic interventions for people with severe and persistent mental illness.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the NSW Mental Health Act (2007) and Amendments, and National Mental Health Standards (2010), and Best Practice guidelines for service delivery in mental health
  4. Effective communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to consult and liaise effectively with a diverse range of people and teams.
  5. Competent computer skills utilising varied and appropriate software programs (eg word processing, data management systems and spreadsheets)
  6. Current unrestricted Drivers Licence and ability to travel as required
  7. Advanced clinical skills in mental health with assessment, care planning, treatment, discharge planning and review for people with complex mental health issues within a recovery setting.


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Mid North Coast Local Health District

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