Team Manager Canberra Health Services


Canberra Health Services

CHS Clinical Services

Mental Health, Justice Health and Alcohol and Drug Services

Team Manager


Health Professional Level 4

Salary Range: $114,928 – $123,710 (PN: 25579 – 02BNZ)


Details: Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together

Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community

Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind


Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person-centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary, and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website:

Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol & Drug Services (MHJHADS) provide health services directly and through partnerships with community organisations. The services provided a range from prevention and treatment to recovery, maintenance, and harm minimisation. Consumer and carer participation is encouraged in all aspects of service planning and delivery. The Division works in partnership with consumers, carers and a range of government and non-government service providers to ensure the best possible outcomes for clients.

The Division delivers services at a number of locations, including hospital inpatient and outpatient settings, community health centres, detention centres, other community settings including peoples’ homes. 

These services include:

  • Adult Community & Older Persons Mental Health Services
  • Adult Inpatient Mental Health Services
  • Alcohol & Drug Services (ADS)
  • Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
  • Justice Health Services (JHS)
  •  CAMHS provides assessment and treatment for young people up to the age of 18 years who are experiencing moderate to severe mental health issues. CAMHS also provides high quality tertiary mental health care for young people aged 14-25 experiencing first onset psychosis.

CAMHS Acute Services is made up of multidisciplinary mental health professionals who provide assessment treatment and clinical management within a recovery framework.

The permanent full time clinical team manager role will provide clinical leadership to a front-line mental health team – Adolescent Day Program and Allied Health staff at the CAMHS Adolescent Unit. The Team Manager role will include the daily management of a multidisciplinary service.   

The role will also require the team member to undertake professional development and supervision, participate in quality initiatives and contribute to the multidisciplinary team processes and provide clinical supervision to HP2, HP3, RN’s and allied health assistants.   

Additionally, the role is required to be available to work within all program areas of CAMHS, as service needs arise.

The role is a permanent Full-time role, 5 days per week


CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are particularly encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

To be successful in this position, you will have a demonstrated track record of working in a multi-disciplined team environment and supporting and contributing to a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, encourages collaborative teamwork, and complies with all the applicable regulatory and legislative requirements set out for such a role. 

To be successful in this position, it is expected that the successful candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team and adapt quickly to a busy changing environment. 
  • Commitment to achieving positive outcomes for children and young people, their families and/or carers.
  •  Ability to respond to and prioritise competing demands in a calm and efficient manner while maintaining high work standards. 
  •  Be flexible, adaptable, and comfortable with a changing working environment. 

Position Requirements/Qualifications:


For Occupational Therapy:

  • Relevant Tertiary qualifications and a minimum of 5 years’ experience working professionally in a related/relevant organisation/service
  • Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

For Psychology:

  • Relevant Tertiary qualifications and a minimum of 5 years’ experience working professionally in a related/relevant organisation/service
  • Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

For Social Work:

  • Relevant Tertiary qualifications and a minimum of 5 years’ experience working professionally in a related/relevant organisation/service
  • Eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.

For All:

CHS is leading the drive to digitally transform health service delivery in Australia through the implementation of a territory wide Digital Health Record. Computer literacy skills are required which are relevant to this role as you will be responsible for completing required documentation and becoming a proficient user of the Digital Health Record and/or other Information Technology systems; once proficient, you will need to remain current with changes, updates and contingencies. 


  • Experience in working with children and young people
  • Have an understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
  •  Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to: 

  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
  • Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening, and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
  •  Prior to commencing this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to – Working with vulnerable people (WWVP) registration (
  • Comply with CHS credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for allied health professionals.

Note: This is a temporary position available for 12 months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency. 

Contact Officer: Sarah Toohey (02) 5124 6543 [email protected]

How to apply: For further information, please visit

Applications Close: 03 August 2023




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