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Position Details
Reference Number 429573
Position Title Team Leader, Substance Use in Pregnancy & Parenting Service (SUPPS) and Other Programs
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Entity Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
Geographical Location Various
Award Classification Dependent on qualifications
Number of FTE 1.00
Purpose of Position

The Team Leader is responsible for the operational management of human, physical and financial resources and provision of routine management reports as required. 


The position holder is responsible for the clinical and corporate governance and the ongoing professional development of staff within these teams.


The core functions of this position are:

  • Undertake extensive consultation with the Women and Children's Health, Child and Family Health, Mental Health, Family & Community Services and other relevant service providers as part of establishing the new SUPPS team and proposed Model of Care.
  • Facilitating and leading the writing of the Model of Care and treatment pathways based on evidence based practices, current government policies and Ministry of Health's KPIs, and consideration of patient quality and safety needs.
  • Organising regular meetings with key health and welfare service providers to resolve emerging issues including issues around accessing treatment services. 
  • Ensuring that the psychosocial and health interventions adopted by the SUPPS team are acceptable to a group of highly socially disadvantaged patients.
  • Promoting the principles of harm minimisation and the recovery model of addiction as well as a culture of safety and child protection within the Service.
  • Provide team leadership to facilitate the development of linkages and referral pathways between the D&A Service and a range of service providers within the NBMLHD region.
  • Contributing to business and strategic planning as well as the investigation of incidents and complaints as required.
  • Providing expert consultation to internal and external service providers as well as key stakeholders.
  • Providing clinical supervision sessions to clinical staff and supporting them at interagency meetings.
  • Responsible for the day to day operational management of staff.
  • Managing a client case load including taking direct referrals from Family & Community Services (FACS) and providing a sustained home visiting program to patients and their families.


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


  • The position will be remunerated as a Social Worker - Level 4, Occupational Therapist - Level 4, Senior Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist or Nurse Unit Manaher - Level 2

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 and professional registration/membership as follows: (a) Occupational Therapy - minimum Bachelor Degree and general registration with AHPRA; or (b) Social Work - minimum Bachelor Degree and eligibility for membership of AASW; or (c) Nursing – minimum Bachelor Degree and Division 1 registration as a registered nurse with AHPRA and relevant post graduate qualifications; or (d) Senior Psychologist - a four year degree in psychology and general registration with AHPRA; or (e) Clinical Psychologist – an accredited post-graduate degree and registered as an endorsed Clinical Psychologist with AHPRA.

Demonstrated understanding of current principles, policies and practices of health service delivery and extensive previous experience working in an interagency environment within an area of complex health care such as drug and alcohol and/or child protection.

Extensive clinical experience working, for at least 5 years, in a relevant area such as drug and alcohol, mental health, women's health, child health or child protection.

Demonstrated experience in frontline leadership including implementing interagency programs, developing referral pathways, communicating effectively with a range of service providers, promoting systems change and delivering outcomes.

Demonstrated experience including the ability to work collaboratively with clients when developing and reviewing care plans, conflict resolutions skills, advocacy and negotiation skills and escalation of issues to line managers.

Demonstrated application of professional and ethical boundaries when working with complex situations and a willingness to work within a medically led multi-disciplinary team.

Demonstrated experience with using advanced reasoning skills including the preparation of high quality written and oral reports. This includes experience with using patient/client electronic record systems and other office based computer applications.

Current driver’s licence (NSW eligibility) and the willingness to travel 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 Rick Turner
Contact Number 0413808721
Closing Date 19/03/2018
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view