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Child and Youth Mental Health Clinician


We have an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Nurse (CN) in Community Mental Health to join our team. The Clinical Nurse practices autonomously and within a multidisciplinary team to provide mental health nursing services within a rural / remote health service setting.

Job details

Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Health - Mental Health Clinicians
Classification Nurse Grade 6 (1)
Workplace Location South West Qld
Job ad reference QLD/SW394912
Closing date 07-Dec-2021
Job duration Remuneration up to $118,395 p.a.
Contact person Sonia Doolan
Contact details 0417 254 987
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Your opportunity

In this role you will be responsible for the provision of high quality specialist community based child and youth mental health assessment, treatment, intervention and education to children and youth (to the age of 17) who have mental health issues that are impacting on their lives and the lives of those around them.

Working in a rural and remote setting you will provide mental health outreach services to Charleville and surrounding areas within the South West Hospital and Health Service in keeping with national and state standards and requirements. High levels of engagement with community and non-government services is an important component of the role. Familiarity and ability to develop high levels of proficiency with digital health solutions will also be required. 

Professionals with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds are encouraged to apply. For Cultural enquiries please contact Amy McNamara 07 4624 2700.

The very nature of what we do and who we are is the real opportunity. Providing health care in the bush is full of challenges, however, it remains the most rewarding of human experiences.

Escape the city crowds and discover the red dirt wonderland where the skies are as big as the characters you will meet. Charleville is the largest town in South West Queensland, situated on the banks of the Warrego River in the heart of Mulga Country. Charleville is a reminder that the good things in life shouldn't be hurried, it's a chance to embrace the simple things in life and a celebration of community spirit with the annual Charleville Cup Races the highlight of summer. 

What we can do for you

Ultimately, we provide you a platform to leapfrog your career with more opportunities to experience a wider scope of practice with less competition due to location and population.

Nowhere else will you experience the vast diversity of nursing career advancement other than in rural and remote Queensland.

  • Professional development and locality allowances available! 
  • People focused role which allows you to give back to the community! 
  • Scuff your toes in the red dirt and experience a rural community! 

Be a part of something bigger

South West Hospital and Health Service are part of Queensland Health and partner with many influential and leading organisations to boost partnerships and deliver world-class health care and services. We service an area of more than 310,000 square kilometres, are bordered by three states and cover 21% of Queensland. We provide services to a population of 26,000 via 26 healthcare facilities, consisting of Hospitals, Multipurpose Health Services, Community Clinics, Aged Care Facilities and General Practice Services.

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.


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