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Allied Health Team Leader

Lockyer Valley Correctional Centre; Custodial Operations; Statewide Operations; Spring Creek (near Gatton)

The Team Leader, Allied Health Services, is an integral role that provides both clinical and team leadership, supervision and operational management of a multidisciplinary allied health team providing mental health, disability and rehabilitation services in a Correctional Centre. This role is accountable for the provision of a high-level clinical services, including services of a more complex nature, to improve individual health and wellbeing.

Job details

Position status Permanent
Position type Flexible full-time
Occupational group Health - Mental Health Clinicians
Classification PO5
Workplace Location Toowoomba region,Ipswich region
Job ad reference QLD/524792/23
Closing date 08-Dec-2023
Job duration
Contact person Jared Fielding
Contact details Phone: 3231 7014
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In this role you will be responsible for:

Clinical Service Delivery

  • Providing clinical leadership, consultation and expertise in the planning and provision of clinical services by the multidisciplinary allied health team who deliver mental health assessment, intervention, and provision of safe high-quality person-centred care
  • Coordinating the process of referral, crisis management, assessment, reviews and transition planning within a case management framework
  • Demonstrating advanced clinical reasoning skills in the provision of clinical care, and maintain a client caseload commensurate with responsibilities of the role
  • Operating independently with minimum direct clinical supervision, to provide a high-quality clinical services, including the ability to exercise professional judgement in solving problems and managing complex situations.
  • Promoting consistency, quality and safety of services by providing clinical supervision and support within your area of clinical practice to Allied Health Clinicians, Allied Health Assistants, and students.
  • Identifying and act on opportunities for improvement in clinical practice; develop and lead ongoing quality improvement activities to enhance clinical care.
  • Chairing and leading multi-disciplinary meetings, for example, those that oversee centre decision-making regarding suicide risk assessment and management, and case management of prisoners with complex needs.
  • Collaborating with key stakeholders to develop partnerships that contribute to operational and clinical outcomes including:
    • external stakeholders Queensland Health and National Disability Insurance Agency. 
    • internal stakeholders such as Centre operational teams, Psychological Services Unit and other Specialist Operations Business Units.


  • Enhancing the skills and knowledge of the multidisciplinary allied health team through training, education, policy and guideline development.
  • Contributing to ongoing operational service integrity by observing and providing feedback to the team on their delivery of assessments, and group and individual interventions, in conjunction with other Allied Health Team Leaders
  • Actively participating in clinical supervision and professional development in order to develop and maintain your professional skills
  • Maintaining own registration and accreditation for professional specific requirements including Board Supervision (where relevant).
  • Embedding a high performing team culture through good team leadership, management and administration; tasks include team meetings, knowledge sharing, managing recruitment activities, onboarding, coaching, addressing performance issues, monitoring fatigue and work balance, and developing a robust succession plan.

Applications to remain current for 12 months.

Job Ad Reference:  QLD/524792/23

Closing Date: Friday, 8th December 2023

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