Vacancy Details

Vacancy Info:

Attention Line
Vacancy Type
Position Title
Hours Per Week
Eligible 3GA placement?
Eligible OMPS placement?
Position From
15 Feb 2019
Ad Expiry Date
31 Jul 2019
Date Posted
15 Feb 2019
Date Updated
15 Feb 2019


Position Description

Position One: Mental Health Clinician - Based in Tamworth

You will need to have experience and a genuine interest in mental health care in older people and will ideally be located in Tamworth and will service Barraba, Gunnedah, Quirindi, Tamworth and Walcha aged care facilities. Flexible working hours - full time or part time, hours negotiable.

Position Two: Mental Health Clinician - Based in Narrabri or Moree

This position requires experience and a genuine interest in rural mental health care, and will be located in either Narrabri or Moree, servicing rural areas. Candidate must be eligible for MBS billing. Flexible working hours - full time or part time, hours negotiable.

Position Three: Mental Health clinician - Based in the Ipswich area, location can be flexible.

This position requires a passion for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing and willingness to provide outreach services. Our office is located in Ipswich, however due to our expansion, you may wish to be located in the Darling Downs West Moreton area. 

 The purpose of the Mental Health Clinician role is to:

• Provide mental health care services to referred individual clients or groups of clients through Government funded programs such as ATAPS and MHSRRA programs, as well as MBS services and privately billed clinical services These services will be provided to support General Practitioners and community members, and to facilitate the delivery of best practice care for people across the New England North West region.

• Provide a comprehensive and integrated multi-disciplinary approach to mental health care;

• Ensure clients are referred to the most appropriate HealthWISE mental health service in a timely manner; and

• Evaluate the effectiveness of the mental health programs and activities, with particular regard to health outcomes and cost effectiveness.

The Mental Health Clinician will possess and apply specialised clinical skills relevant to the role, will work within their scope of practice, and apply their skills, competence and training to provide a standard of services as required by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or relevant professional organisations, such as the Australian Association of Social Workers(AASW).

 The Mental Health Clinician will work collaboratively with health practitioners (including general practitioners, medical specialists and allied health professionals), health services (including the Local Health District and Aboriginal Health Services), and other support services to provide an integrated and inclusive approach to mental health care. 

For a more detailed position description, please see our website:

Essentials Description

Narrabri/Moree candidate must be eligible for MBS billing.

• Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) in a relevant discipline, and relevant clinical experience as a mental health clinician working with adults, children and adolescents with mental health disorders.

• Membership of a professional association.

• Demonstrated competency in the delivery of evidence-based therapies in the treatment of mental health disorders.

• Demonstrated ability to provide high quality and responsive client / carer / customer service.

• Commitment to ethical practice, professional conduct and professional development.

• Demonstrated ability to work autonomously in the delivery of clinical services, as well as an ability to work positively and co-operatively within a multi-disciplinary team environment, including with General Practitioners, Medical Specialists and Allied Health Professionals.

• Demonstrated attitude and behaviours that are in keeping with the company’s values (empowerment, equality, client focus, community, passion for excellence, visionary).

• Demonstrated commitment to the delivery of quality, consistent and continuous health services to local communities.

• Demonstrated time-management, organisational and problem-solving skills, including the ability to meet timeframes and manage priorities in order to meet the requirements of the role and the organisation.

• Demonstrated high-level interpersonal skills, including written and oral communication skills.

• Demonstrated skill and experience using a range of computer software packages, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

• Ability and willingness to work at occasional weekend and after-hour events.

• Current unrestricted NSW/QLD Driver’s Licence and a willingness to travel.

For a more detailed position description, please see our website:

Desirables Description

• Experience working remotely with accountability.

• Demonstrated understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal people and their health

• Demonstrated understanding of Primary Health Care.

• Demonstrated understanding of the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) as it relates to the provision of mental health services.

Description of Facilities

HealthWISE mental health offers non-crisis mental health services. Our services are available across NSW New England North West and Darling Downs West Moreton Queensland, with our footprint currently expanding. Due to business growth, HealthWISE is recruiting suitable candidates throughout our service region. We are looking for clinicians with a person-centered approach who enjoy working autonomously, but who will also contribute readily to our team.

Description of Benefits

·         Use your experience in Mental Health to make a difference in our region

·         Salary Sacrificing benefits available

·         Flexible working hours

·         Professional Development budget

·         Paid supervision

·         Rural location with many services available

·         Supportive, family-friendly and inclusive work environment

·         Established, value-focused, Not for Profit Organisation

·         HealthWISE is a value-led organisation. Our values guide our day-to-day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community.

  • May be eligible for Rural Doctors Network relocation assistance. Please see:


Contact Details:

Practice Name
Contact Name
Lynn Hall
Main Phone
Secondary Phone


213 Peel Street
Tamworth, NSW, 2340