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Position Details
Reference Number 429357
Position Title Clinical Coordinator: Assertive Response and Outreach, and Early Psychosis Intervention Teams
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Entity Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
Geographical Location Penrith
Award Classification Dependent on qualifications
Number of FTE 1.00
Purpose of Position

Provide leadership, day to day operational management and coordination of clinical caseloads. Ensure timely response to referrals in line with relevant models of care and prioritisation criteria.



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 new position within the Child and Youth Mental Health Service has been established to lead two of the teams - the Assertive Response and Outreach (ARO) Team and the Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) Team. The position also includes clinical work within the EPI Team
  • Both teams are involved in a program to implement the Open Dialogue approach, so an interest in this would be valuable
  • The teams are based in Penrith and provide outreach services across the District. CYMHS is co-located with headspace
  • If you're passionate about providing innovative, evidence-informed mental health care to children and young people, and want to be part of a supportive and forward-looking service, then this job might be just what you're looking for

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 Tertiary qualifications, professional registration/membership and significant clinical experience as follows:
a) Occupational Therapy - minimum Bachelor Degree and general registration with AHPRA; minimum 3 years clinical experience in a child and youth mental health setting or
b) Social Work - minimum Bachelor Degree and eligibility for membership of AASW; minimum 3 years clinical experience in a child and youth mental health setting or
c) Nursing – Registered Nurse Division 1 with AHPRA; demonstrated experience in a child and youth mental health setting, or
d) Senior Psychologist - a four year degree in psychology, being a three year degree with a fourth year honours in psychology; or qualifications deemed equivalent by the employer, full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia and 9 years’ experience including clinical experience in a child and youth mental health setting.
e) Clinical Psychology – Masters Degree or higher in clinical psychology plus full registration

Demonstrated experience in frontline leadership/ management of a clinical service. This includes the ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team, to work independently, and to exercise independent judgement on issues requiring advanced clinical reasoning.

Demonstrated understanding of the impact of social and cultural factors on social and emotional wellbeing for Aboriginal people, and to work with Aboriginal and other culturally diverse communities in culturally competent ways.

Demonstrated competence in evidence based clinical assessment and intervention with children and young people experiencing mental health problems, including family-focused approaches, acute care and early psychosis.

Demonstrated partnership building and negotiation skills with a wide range of service providers and well developed understanding of the interface between services.

Demonstrated understanding of the legal and policy framework which governs mental health and child protection within NSW.

Evidence of an advanced level of verbal/written communication skills, analytical and interpersonal skills and ability to apply these to both clinical and management related tasks.

Current NSW Driver 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 Carolyn Durrant
Contact Number 47259800
Contact Email carolyn.durrant@health.nsw.gov.au
Closing Date 20/02/2018
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view