Mental Health Housing Liaison Coordinator (Social Worker / Occupational Therapis Sydney Local Health District


Employment Type: Temporary Part Time up to October 2023
Position Classification: Social Worker / Occupational Therapist Level 4
Remuneration: $57.51 – $58.95 per hour plus Superannuation
Hours Per Week: 16
Requisition ID: REQ346277


Would you like to become part of a committed team, always striving to deliver excellence in the health sector?


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

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 the LHD’s pioneering Diploma of Mental Health program, structured workplace competency development program, and supervision programs.


About the role

The Senior Clinician will utilise their expertise in mental health and housing models to support complex care coordination and management of pathways for people with severe and enduring mental illness to ensure community tenure:

  • to and from supported housing models.

  • to public and social housing.

  • to maintain tenancies through support packages such as HASI.

The role will include liaison with key Mental Health Teams, Housing Teams and Community Managed Organisations (CMOs); project management and consultancy. This role forms part of a larger project Better Pathways to Housing for people with severe and enduring mental illness which is a component of Healthy Strong Communities Service Development Reform Project chaired by the Sydney LHD Chief Executive. 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 tertiary qualifications in Occupational Therapy or Social Work with extensive experience and full AHPRA registration or eligibility for professional membership to the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

  • Demonstrates advanced understanding of housing pathways for people with severe and enduring mental illness .

  • Has a current NSW Driver’s Licence (P2 Licence acceptable).

What we can offer you (for eligible employees)…

  • 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


Please view the Position Description for further details.

For enquiries, please contact Merryn Sheather on 0477 755 957 or via email at [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: 19 October 2022



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