Within the framework of the National Mental Health Policy and the Standards for Mental Health Services and in a manner consistent with the stated Vision and Values of the Women’s and Children’s Health Network (WCHN) the CAMHS Clinician provides clinical expertise for children, adolescents and their families with mental health issues.
The CAMHS Therapist primarily provides direct expert care for an individual or group of clients and / or providing clinical leadership to multidisciplinary staff.
The CAMHS Clinician is professionally responsible for the outcomes of clinical practice for children, adolescents and their families with mental health issues and for addressing inconsistencies between practice and policy.
The CAMHS Clinician is operationally accountable to the Clinical Services Coordinator, and professionally to the Senior Occupational Therapist, for delivering specialist child and adolescent mental health care to consumers with complex needs.
The CAMHS Clinician is responsible for ensuring optimal consumer care. The provision of assessment, education, counselling and group work is considered essential components of care which is directed towards the attainment of optimum consumer health and recovery.
This involves consultation and liaison with other professional disciplines and non-governmental organisations. The CAMHS Clinician uses clinical knowledge, skills and experience in the application of direction, support, orientation and education to other staff and leads and participates in action research projects, quality improvement activities and policy development within the practice setting.
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.
Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.