Mental Health Professional – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service Hunter New England Local Health District


Join the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service in Armidale with this fantastic opportunity for an experienced Mental Health Professional to work within a skilled and supportive service. 

Employment Type: Temporary Part Time until May 2023 (with job share consideration)
Position Classification: Occupational Therapist Level 3, Social Worker Level 3, Counsellor Level 3, Clinical Psychologist/Clinical Psychologist in Training, Psychologist, Clinical Nurse Specialist Grade 2 & Registered Nurse
Remuneration: Dependant on Qualifications
Hours Per Week: 32
Requisition ID: REQ228319

Mental Health Professional – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
Armidale Community Health Service

This position is graded as an Occupational Therapist Level 3, Social Worker Level 3, Clinical Psychologist/Clinical Psychologist in Training, Psychologist, Clinical Nurse Specialist Grade 2 & Registered Nurse. Graduates from the Bachelor of Health Science Mental Health (Djirruwang Program) may be appointed as a Counsellor Level 3.

About the position:

As a Mental Health Professional within the Armidale Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), you will provide efficient and effective assessment and care coordination services for children and young people experiencing mental health concerns and their families, carers and guardians. You will be joining the skilled, multidisciplinary team that is well supported by the broader CAMHS network and Tablelands Mental Health Service. 

Your professional development will be supported in this position through clinical supervision and mentorship from the broader CAMHS network including the Clinical Leader as well as the Service Manager for the Tablelands Mental Health Team. You will also be provided with training and educational opportunities to support your continued career growth whilst in this role. 

About You:

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced clinician who has the ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively as an active member of the multidisciplinary team. Your high level communication, interpersonal and relationship building skills combined with your experience and knowledge in working with children and young people with mental health concerns and their families and carers will be the key to your success in this position. 

Information for Applicants:


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.

An eligibility list will be created for future temporary part time vacancies.

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


Selection Criteria: Please address the selection criteria for this position as thoroughly as possible so your application can be considered for the role.  For assistance with selection criteria, please visit:


Candidates will be assessed against the Essential Requirements and Selection Criteria for this position. Please ensure you read the position description (link in advertisement below) prior to submitting an application. Candidates invited to interview will need to bring originals of qualifications or licenses required for the position for sighting by the panel. 

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Salary Packaging: Salary packaging is beneficial to most Hunter New England 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 SalaryPackagingPLUS! via email at [email protected] or on 1300 40 25 23.

Working with HNE Health you will have access to a number of benefits such as long service leave, paid maternity leave and salary packaging including meal expenses.

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For role related queries or questions contact Elizabeth Kemp on [email protected]

Applications Close: 24 July 2022



Hunter New England Local Health District

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$35 - $55 per hour

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