Mental Health Clinician – Penrith Community Mental Health Team – Penrith Communi Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District


Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: RN, Psych, SW lvl 1/2, OT lvl 1/2
Remuneration: Dependant on Qualifications
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ318318
Applications Close: 03/07/2022

This position is dependent on Qualifications:

Social Work Level 1 – ($65,778.00 – $95,298.00 per annum)
Occupational Therapist 1 – ($65,778.00 – $95,298.00 per annum)
Registered Nurse – ($65,692.82 – $92,236.06 per annum)
Psychologist – ($69,482.00 – $103,282.00 per annum)

What you’ll be doing
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Community Mental Health Team at Penrith Community Health Centre.  In this role, you will provide comprehensive clinical mental health services to people with a mental illness or mental disorder, that is least intrusive, collaborative, recovery oriented, rehabilitative and also encourages self advocacy, facillitates empowerment and provides capacity for optimal independent function and utilises evidence-based practice interventions.

You will be tasked with providing recovery-oriented services to clients who are experiencing mental distress and their family or carers and prioritising workload in order to maintain accountability and optimise positive outcomes for consumers and their families.  This position calls for excellent problem solving skills that can be taught to clients, an ability to maximise use of limited service resources and negotiating access to resources in the community and other services.

An eligibility list may be created for future permanent full or part time and temporary full or part time vacancies.

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD):
Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) is a great 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.

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.

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.

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.



Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District

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