CAMHS Clinician - AHP2 or RN2 - Pt Pirie

Job no: 858211
Work type: Full time
Location: Yorke and Mid North
Categories: Allied and Scientific Health, Nursing/Midwifery
  • Women's and Children's Health Network, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) – Port Pirie (5540)
  • Salary
    • Classification - AHP2 - Allied Health Professional L2 - (Social Worker/Clinical Psychologist/Occupational Therapist) - $86,950 to $100,729
    • Second Classification - RN/M2C - Clinical Nurse/Midwife LV2 - $84,870 to $107,249
  • Employment Full time - Term Contract (temporary 2-year contract)


The Women’s & Children’s Health Network provides state of the art health care for women, babies, children and young people across South Australia.  We are the state’s leading provider of specialist care for children with acute and chronic conditions as well as being SA’s largest maternity and obstetric service. 

Our community-based services also reach hundreds of thousands of babies, children and young people, their families and communities across South Australia through our various services and programs in areas such as our Mental Health, Child & Family Health services, Youth Health and Aboriginal Health services.

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is a free community-based tertiary mental health service provided through the WCHN across South Australia, providing care to those with severe and/or complex mental health needs. CAMHS provides services to: infants / children / young people up to 18 (16 in some areas) for community, statewide and hospital-based services for perinatal women.

Join our team and contribute to providing South Australia’s women, babies, children and young people with the best health care through both within our hospital or via our many and varied community services and programs.

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity exists within CAMHS, Port Pirie to join us as CAMHS Clinician on a full-time, 2-year contract. 

The CAMHS Clinician is responsible for:

  • Provide high quality mental health services for children, adolescents and their families that are culturally sensitive or safe, flexible and meets the needs of a diverse population.
  • Working in partnership with consumers, carers and external agencies within a developmental context.
  • Providing a range of specialist, evidence-based interventions that address the mental health needs of children, young people and their families.
  • Collaborating with other members of the multi-disciplinary team and key stakeholders to identify community needs, plan, implement and evaluate mental health services to address the mental health needs of children, youth and their families.

To find out the specifics, including the key selection criteria and special conditions, please go to the attached role descriptions for each role. 

Benefits of Joining us

Not only will you be able to use your skills and abilities in a both a challenging and rewarding role contributing to some of South Australia's most vulnerable women, babies, children and young people, you will also receive and attractive annual salary package with employer superannuation contributions and leave loading as well as the opportunity to maximise your salary through salary sacrifice arrangements. 

Application Instructions 

You will be required to attach a 1-2 page cover letter addressing the key selection criteria of the role and a current résumé/curriculum vitae prior to clicking 'Submit Application'. It is recommended to allow enough time to complete the whole application as the system times out after one hour of inactivity.

Why Port Pirie, South Australia?

The coastal city of Port Pirie boasts a picturesque setting along the Spencer Gulf, providing residents with stunning waterfront views and recreational opportunities. Port Pirie is also known for its affordable cost of living, making it an attractive option for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of larger cities. The community's strong sense of camaraderie and friendly atmosphere fosters a welcoming environment for newcomers. Moreover, the city is home to a range of amenities, including quality healthcare facilities, educational institutions, and a variety of cultural and outdoor activities.

Working for CAMHS York and Mid North offers numerous benefits for professionals in the mental health field. Firstly, it provides the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the lives of young individuals by delivering essential mental health services in a diverse and dynamic community. CAMHS prioritises professional development, offering continuous training and support to its employees, fostering growth and expertise in the field. We value work-life balance, promoting employee well-being through flexible scheduling and a supportive work environment. Additionally, competitive compensation packages and comprehensive benefits further make this a rewarding place to work, we strongly encourage dedicated individuals who are passionate about improving the mental health of York and Mid North Country SA’s youth to apply.

Other Important Information

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working part-time.

Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and appropriate immunisation requirements.


  • DHS Working With Children Check (WWCC)
  • National Police Certificate (NPC) for employment involving unsupervised contact with vulnerable groups required for this position (E.g. aged care employment or work involving vulnerable clients)

Immunisation Risk for this position is - Category B

SA Health Services are required to implement the Addressing vaccine preventable disease: Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination policy in the workplace.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply. Job ref: 858211


Dianne van Giesen

Position: Admin Coordinator 

Phone: 7117 3700


Application Closing Date: Sunday 28 April 2024 - 11.55PM


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