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Position Details
Reference Number 428272
Position Title COPMI Coordinator
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Entity Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
Geographical Location Penrith
Award Classification Dependent on qualifications
Hours per Week 24
Number of FTE 0.63
Purpose of Position

This district wide position aims to address complex health and social needs to improve family wellbeing and health, educational and social outcomes for children, in families where a parent has a mental illness. To achieve this aim, the COPMI Coordinator:

  • Provides leadership for the mental health service in meeting national and state mental health policy and strategic requirements
  • Develops, leads and evaluates initiatives to build the capacity of the mental health service to provide family focused services that are responsive to the needs of children
  • Promotes prevention, early identification and early intervention for children of parents with a mental illness

Develops inter-agency partnerships to promote a wrap-around approach to family focused interventions and meeting the needs of children.



Together, Achieving Better Health

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District will drive innovation and excellence in health service delivery that provides safe, equitable, high quality, accessible, timely and efficient services that are responsive to the needs of patients and the community


  • A part time vacancy exists for a COPMI Coordinator. This role is part of a team that leads the Mental Health Service implementation plan for the Children of Parents with Mental Illness framework
  • he successful applicant will be an experienced mental health clinician with strong skills and knowledge in family inclusive practice, recovery oriented practice and trauma informed care
  • Experience working with families where parents live with mental illness including providing evidence based interventions to reduce impacts on children is an advantage

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively encourages diversity and inclusion within our workforce.  We encourage applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.


About Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District

The Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District provides world-class clinical care, research and innovation, and is committed to providing a workplace culture that values and promotes the growth of high performing teams and individuals.  We are passionate about the work we do, and are committed to improving the health of our local community and enhancing the experience of all our patients. 

See why people like you join our local health district – and welcome to the family!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2FVDzrwYZI


To check out our diverse workforce and see some of our recent innovative and community-focused achievements, browse our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/NepeanBlueMtsLHD

If you would like more information about our Local Health district, please visit our website: http://www.nbmlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/


About Applying

If you read this and think “Wow – that’s me!” then please review the position description and selection criteria for the role.  You will need to submit an application electronically by clicking on the “Apply Now” button.  So that we truly understand how perfect you are for this role, please ensure that you detail your experience, skills, knowledge and any other relevant information by responding to each selection criteria.


To apply, you need to be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or hold an appropriate work visa.

Selection Criteria Recognised tertiary qualifications in occupational therapy, psychology or social work with current AHPRA registration (occupational therapy, psychology) or eligibility for membership of AASW (social work).

At least 3 years full time equivalent experience working in mental health with demonstrated advanced practice skills in this field.

Commitment to champion, educate and lead multidisciplinary care to improve consumers’ outcomes while working effectively as part of a team.

Demonstrated advanced reasoning, ability to exercise independent professional judgement, problem solving and decision making, in line with best practice in family focused mental health.

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with consumers, carers and a diverse range of health care providers.

Demonstrated commitment to clinical practice development, including a sound understanding of quality improvement methods and techniques.

Ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision maintaining involvement within the wider multidisciplinary team.

Current unrestricted NSW Drivers Licence (P1 or above) and willingness to use same for work purposes.
This position requires a Working With Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check
Contact Person Karen Arblaster
Contact Number 47343178
Closing Date 21/12/2017
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view