NNSW Mental Health Services Bushfire Recovery Clinician Northern NSW Local Health District


Employment Type: Temporary Full Time (36weeks)
Position Classification: Mental Health Professionals
Remuneration: $53.23 – $63.67 per hour – dependent on qualification
Hours Per Week: 38 hours per week
Requisition ID: REQ439902

Working as part of a whole of government response to the natural disasters in NSW. 
Working collaboratively with existing health services, regional hospitals and emergency services agencies in the affected communities.
Working within a stepped care framework in collaboration with general practitioners, allied health professionals, schools, public mental health services, and private psychologists and psychiatrists.
Working closely with the local Primary Health Network to ensure people are able to access the right level of mental health care for their individual needs.
The objectives of the Disaster Recover Team are to:

  • Ensure that disaster affected individuals can access appropriate and timely clinical services to deal with mental health needs arising from the disasters.
  • Target vulnerable population groups across the region.
  • Ensure emergency services staff and volunteers can access appropriate and timely clinical services to deal with mental health needs arising from the disasters.

The position is currently funded until June 2024.

If you have:

  • Tertiary qualifications and, where applicable, membership of the relevant association or registration with the relevant board, in one of the following disciplines: Social Work, Occupational Therapist, Psychology, Nursing. To be appointed to a specific discipline and grade/level, please refer to the Essential Requirements section for registration and qualification requirements
  • Expertise and advanced practice skills with the ability to provide an expert consultancy and clinical service for people experiencing mental health problems as a result of a disaster event
  • Advanced communication and interpersonal skills across a variety of mediums, including effective negotiation skills with a range of stakeholders and proven application of practice development frameworks to improve clinical practice
  • Ability to foster interagency collaboration to support coordinated and integrated mental health services within a stepped care model

We can offer you:

  • Flexible and supportive work environment
  • Diverse career pathways
  • Professional and personal development
  • Opportunities to start or build a career, or re-enter the workforce
  • Challenging, inspiring and rewarding roles, and
  • The opportunity to make a difference!


Northern NSW Local Health District embraces the diverse skills and perspectives that our people bring to the workplace. We foster inclusiveness and diversity to help us deliver quality care to our community.


NNSWLHD is committed to reconciliation and strongly encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this position. All applications from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people will be viewed most favourably.  For help with your application to this role visit Stepping Up, our online recruitment resource for Aboriginal people.

  • To apply for this position, you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or be able to independently, legally live and work in Australia.  For more information please see www.border.gov.au
  • You may be subject to a probationary period of three months from the date of appointment to this position.

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For role related queries or questions contact Louise Sheehan on [email protected]

Applications Close: 26th October 2023



Northern NSW Local Health District

Job Salary

Full time