Primary Care Liaison Officer (Senior Mental Health Clinician) – Psychologist or Occupational Therapist or Social Worker – Senior , Queensland Health


Primary Care Liaison Officer (Senior Mental Health Clinician) – Psychologist or Occupational Therapist or Social Worker – Senior , Queensland Health

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Job Position: Primary Care Liaison Officer (Senior Mental Health Clinician) – Psychologist or Occupational Therapist or Social Worker – Senior , Queensland Health

Company: Queensland Government

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Location: Townsville, QLD

Primary Care Liaison Officer (Senior Mental Health Clinician) – Psychologist or Occupational Therapist or Social Worker – Senior , Queensland Health Job Details:

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Townsville Hospital and Health Service is the public healthcare provider for more than 250,000 people across a geographic area of 150,000km2, delivering a comprehensive range of services across 21 facilities, from primary care in regional locations to highly specialised care at the main hospital.

Eligible Health Workers who make the move (interstate or international) to work with us may receive up to $20,000 (pro rata) in incentive payments under the

Job details Position status Permanent
Position type Part-time
Occupational group Health – Mental Health Clinicians
Classification HP4
Workplace Location Townsville region
Job ad reference QLD/TV530528H
Closing date 08-Jan-2024
Yearly salary
Fortnightly salary
Total remuneration
Salary Other
Job duration Permanent Part-time, 64 hours per fortnight
Contact person Stephanie Bushell
Contact details 07 4433 8124
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The Townsville Hospital and Health Service vision is world-class healthcare for northern Queensland.

Our purpose is `great care every day’.

What’s on offer?
Pro rata remuneration package based on full-time equivalent value of up to $152,775 p.a. comprising salary range of $62.75 – $67.53 p.h. (+ applicable allowances/benefits) (HP4), recreational leave loading (17.5%), and employer contribution to superannuation (12.75%).

Additional benefits
On-call and shift allowances (if applicable)
Great professional development opportunities
Attractive salary sacrificing options
Parental leave and flexible working arrangements
Employee assistance and staff wellness programs
Supportive and inclusive workplace environment
Access to corporate discounts

About the role

  • Provide high level strategic advice and support to enhance the capacity of mental health care providers and clinicians from various disciplines to respond to the needs of people with mental health problems. Improve processes and procedures, strengthening linkages and collaborative partnerships with General Practitioners and other primary mental health care providers.
  • Provide education and professional advice, facilitating joint planning, implementing shared care arrangements and leading primary mental health care initiatives and projects in alignment with Commonwealth, State and district mental health policies, plans and projects.

Role requirements

  • For Psychology the successful applicant must possess a four-year degree in Psychology (Honours, Graduate Diploma) from an accredited tertiary institution. Registration with the Psychology Board of Australia is required. Possession of a Masters or Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from an accredited tertiary institution, or significant progress towards this, would be highly regarded.
  • For Occupational Therapy the successful applicant must possess a degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited tertiary institution. Registration with the Psychology Board of Australia is required.
  • For Social Work the successful applicant must hold at least a tertiary degree (or equivalent) qualification from an accredited tertiary institution in Social Work as well as eligibility for full membership to the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). While not mandatory, status as an AASW accredited Mental Health Social Worker is highly regarded. Potential applicants are advised that the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian Act 2000 requires Queensland Health to seek a ‘working with children check’ from the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian prior to appointment to this position.

Highly desirable
Appointment as an Authorised Mental Health Practitioner (AMHP) under the Mental Health Act 2016 would be highly desirable. If not AMHP – then willingness to undertake and complete the requirements for appointment.

Please refer to the role description for further details.

Working with Townsville HHS
We have a proactive approach to fostering a workplace culture that values, supports and develops our workforce involves offering rewarding career progression to our existing employees and encouraging professional development through capability building and higher duties opportunities.

About the location
Townsville is a vibrant, dynamic city; it is the largest urban centre in Northern Australia and is the gateway to the world famous Great Barrier Reef, stunning beaches, rainforests and the Outback. With over 300 days of sunshine a year Townsville offers the perfect laid-back coastal lifestyle with all the benefits of big city living. It is a great place for families, couples and individuals to call home.

Interested?
Enquiries are welcome, for a confidential discussion please contact Stephanie Bushell on (07) 4433 8124. Applications close on Monday, 8 January 2024.

Please note that unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote and .

Please download the Role Description for future reference.

This is a Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD) risk role:
Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella and Pertussis.

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Role Description

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