Vulnerable Older Peoples Mental Health clinician Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District


Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
Position Classification: Allied Health Clinician Level 3 / CNS Grade 2 / Psychologist / Clinical Psychologist
Remuneration: $35.93 – $63.12 per hour + super & packaging
Hours Per Week: 19
Requisition ID: REQ355947
Location: Coniston
Closing Date: 27/11/22

  • Flexible work options – create your ideal work life balance
  • Meaningful work that makes a difference to the health of the community.

What you’ll be doing

This position will enhance existing services to provide an assertive approach to referrals and consultation due to recent events related to isolation and restrictions in the community for the older population.

The role will undertake assessment, provide evidence based treatment and assertive care to Older Adults. The role will work in collaboration with mental health teams, aged care, General Practice and Primary Health Network services.

The role will provide in reach to Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACF) for short term Mental Health treatment and care for older persons experiencing acute severe behavioural disturbance and psychological symptoms by preventing where possible the need for an inpatient admission.


Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.           

Talent Pool – This recruitment may be used to create a talent pool / eligibility list where candidates may be offered casual, permanent, or temporary full-time or part-time positions within the next 12 months.

Please note: Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.

National Police Checks will be undertaken on successful applicants. This position is designated as child-related employment and you will be required to obtain a Working With Children clearance from the Office of the Children’s Guardian. To apply, please go to

Successful applicants to the role must provide certified documentation of vaccination history and pathology as part of their recruitment documentation. The applicant must be certified as compliant with  before employment can commence.

All NSW Health workers are required to have completed an up-to-date course of a COVID-19 vaccine (3 doses for Category A roles, 2 doses for Category B roles) 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. Please provide proof of vaccination if available.

Your claim against the selection criteria is the most important part of your application as it will help determine whether or not you have met the standard of response required by the panel to be eligible for an interview. You should read the Position Description and then address the selection criteria for the role, giving examples where required. Applicants are encouraged to review the following information on Applying for a position within NSW Health at:

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Selection Criteria:

  1. A Registered Nurse with current AHPRA registration and with relevant post-registration qualifications and at least 3 years’ experience working in the clinical area of their specified post-graduate qualification. Allied Health Professionals must have current registration with /or eligibility for membership of a relevant peak body professional association.
  2. Demonstrated recent experience working with consumers with psychological/psychiatric illness.
  3. Demonstrated understanding of and experience in the provision of evidence based interventions for mental illness.
  4. Experience in mental health crisis intervention.
  5. Understanding of NSW Mental Health Act (2007).
  6. Proven high level written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated computer literacy.
  7. Evidence of a Class C driver’s licence.

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For role related queries or questions contact Tinnille Cusack on [email protected]





Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District

Job Salary

$35.93 - $63.12 per hour