Mental Health Clinical Lead - Getting On Track In Time GOTIT !

MHDA Team Lead
REQ126024 Requisition #

Are you an experienced Clinical Nurse Consultant Grade 1; Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, Dietitian, Speech Pathologist, Welfare Officer (incl. Djirruwang Graduate) Level 4 or Clinical Psychologist?


Employment Type: Permanent Full Time (job share may be considered)
Position Classification: Health Clinician Level 4
Remuneration: $97,251.00 - $132,111.00 pa plus super
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ126024

Number of FTE: 1.00
Orange, NSW
Applications Close: 18 Sep 2019 - 11.59pm

About the Program
The GOTIT! Program is a specialised Mental Health early intervention program for children in Kindergarten to Year 2 who display emerging conduct problems. The targeted clinical program is delivered in the school setting in conjunction with universal GOTIT! Interventions at a point in children’s development when interventions are likely to be effective. Locating the program in the school setting supports engagement with children and families.

What we can offer you

  • Country living with a meaningful career path
  • Paid leave entitlements
  • Monthly ADO’s for full time staff
  • Generous salary packaging options and other fringe benefits
  • Flexible work practices
  • Corporate wellbeing programs, including the Fitness Passport
  • Opportunities for learning and development, including in-house training with RTO My Health Learning
  • Professional growth and accelerated career progression

Where you'll be working
Bloomfield - Orange, a part of the Western NSW Local Health District.

With a population of 40,000 people, Orange is truly a major regional city with a true provincial feel. Located in the central west of New South Wales, and just over three hours from the capital and nearby coastlines, Orange has a regional airport which runs regular flights to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.


For more information on living and working in our beautiful region, visit our website Western NSW Health Careers.

What you'll be doing
The successful applicant will bring energy and enthusiasm to the role, work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team and have a focus on ensuring the delivery of the GOTIT! Program. The Clinical Lead will lead and promote the delivery of the GOTIT! Program through expert clinical input, workforce capability development, quality improvement strategies and in collaboration with Department of Education.

The GOTIT! Team engages with each participating school for a period of six months. During this time screening, universal whole-of-school and targeted interventions are provided. GOTIT! Clinicians also support Education staff to strengthen capacities within the school so that child behaviour issues can be better identified and managed in the longer term. This collaboration is intended to promote positive family and school interaction and capacity building in the school community that supports social-emotional skill development in children. This team works across the LHD to deliver the GOTIT! Program.

To apply, please address the following Selection Criteria

  1. Hold appropriate qualifications and registration where applicable for employment as Clinical Nurse Consultant Grade 1, Occupational Therapist Level 4, Social Worker Level 4, Dietitian Level 4, Speech Pathologist Level 4, Psychologist (Clinical or Clinical Psychology Registrar), Welfare Officer Level 4 (incl. Djirruwang Graduate) with skills and experience to meet the requirements of the NSW Health Professionals Award Level 2.  Please refer to position criteria for full requirements.
  2. Significant clinical MHDA skills with the ability to expertly manage complex clinical situations, think critically and solve problems effectively.
  3. Comprehensive understanding of contemporary MHDA practice relevant to the service/ program/ speciality, rural/ remote service provision and practical application of relevant MHDA legislation and policy.
  4. High level communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to document accurately, write proficiently, consult effectively with others, negotiate and develop collaborative partnerships with a range of stakeholders.
  5. Competency in the use of information and communication technology, including standard office software, for email, internet searches, analysis of clinical data, presentations and clinical documentation.
  6. Ability to lead individuals and teams, contributing to capability development, clinical engagement and team culture.
  7. The ability to collaborate and work effectively and sensitively with a diverse range of clients, including remote communities and Aboriginal people.
  8. Licence to drive in NSW and the ability to drive regularly for work purposes including overnight stays.

Need more information?

Talent Pool
If the selection panel identifies a surplus of suitable candidates for the role, an eligibility list may be created where candidates may be offered casual, permanent or temporary full-time or part-time positions within the next 12 months.

Targeted Role
This is a targeted position in accordance with GSE Rule 26: Employment of eligible persons. Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply and preference will be given to suitable Aboriginal applicants in order to improve access to employment and career opportunities. Aboriginal applicants will be required to demonstrate Aboriginality in addition to addressing the selection criteria. Applicants can upload their Confirmation of Aboriginality as an attachment to their application.

Stepping Up – Close the Gap
Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES) is working in partnership with the Western NSW Local Health District to support Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander applicants wishing to apply to this role. For more information please contact Ashleigh Knight or Katelyn Atkinson on (02) 6882 8100, or at the Dubbo Western NSW Area Office. Alternatively, applicants can visit our website

Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases
If you are applying for a Category A position, please read and understand NSW Health Policy Directive PD2018_009. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy.

Merit Selection
NSW Health follows a merit-based recruitment and selection process per Policy Directive PD2017_040. To be considered for this position, please ensure you address the selection criteria as thoroughly as possible. For guidance with the application process, please visit:

Working Visas

Applicants holding a visa with working rights may be considered for temporary appointment (up to the expiry date of their visa) where no suitable applicant for permanent appointment is identified.

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