Job Details
  • Reference367836A_1610057152
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted14 days ago
  • ConsultantIain Cameron

As one of the Australia's largest providers of human resources solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in people and companies. For over 40 years Chandler Macleod's recruitment business has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding business professionals.

Our Federal Government client is seeking to engage an APS6 Clinical Care and Information Officer on a contract for 12 Months, with potential extension.

Position Overview

In accordance with the principles of workplace diversity, work health and safety, participative work practices, Australian Public Service (APS) values and APS Employment Principles, the Clinical Care officer:

Will be part of the Clinical Quality and Policy Team in Open Arms. The Clinical Quality and Policy Team is responsible for supporting Open Arms service provision around the country.

The Clinical Care officer provides high quality clinical support and information management services within Open Arms to both national and regional offices. The Clinical Care officer will be have experience in working with at risk clients, and providing support to geographically dispersed clinical teams.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Reviewing client files for client safety and care matters.
  • Coordinate the processing of legal notices and the required release of client information.
  • Making contact with clients to assess risk and coordinate responses.
  • Coordinating the acquisition of organisational legal advice in relation to clinical services.
  • Liaison with internal and external stakeholders in relation to clinical and legal follow-up actions.
  • Ensuring that cases identified as complex or high-risk are referred to the appropriate Open Arms office for follow-up and connection to support services.
  • Provision of high level clinical guidance and advice.
  • Support the conduct of case and file audits.
  • Provide exceptional record-keeping and documentation.
  • Support a range of clinical and legal quality improvement activities.
  • Assist in the development of clinical program policy advice and procedures.
  • Other duties as determined by the Assistant Director.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • T Qualifications and relevant registration with AHPRA as a Psychologist, Mental Health Nurse or with AASW as a Mental Health Social Worker, OR a minimum of 3 year's clinically relevant experience.
  • Current Police Check, or ability to obtain one
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to liaise with and develop productive working relationships with other teams and organisations
  • Experience in clinical service provision (Desirable)
  • Experience in coordinating and assisting in the management of a caseload of complex and potentially at-risk clients (Desirable)
  • Community or Defence mental health team experience (Desirable)
  • Experience in treating substance abuse, mood, and anxiety disorders (including PTSD) (Desirable)

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Iain Cameron on 02 6268 9931 or email for further discussion.