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Team Leader- Youth Mental Health Team

Central Coast, NSW

Temporary Full Time (up to 17/11/2017)


Registered Nurse

Purpose of Position

The Team Leader in collaboration with the Service Manager and Acute Manager will provide expert clinical and operational leadership and supervision. The Team Leader is responsible for liaising and providing consultation to staff and managers of other mental and general health teams and relevant external agencies. The Team Leader is responsible for ensuring that Youth Mental Health staff comply with professional and organisational obligations in relation to Policies and procedures, risk management and notifications in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements. The Team Leader will also manage a caseload of 3-4 clients  providing direct therapeutic interventions to children and young people.   Grading: Nurse Manager Level 2 Health Professional Level 4 Senior Psychologist Year 1-3

Selection Criteria

Qualifications in mental health related discipline: Social Worker eligible for membership of AASW; Registered Nurse, Registered Psychologist, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist

Demonstrated leadership skills and experience in clinical practice, multidisciplinary supervision of clinical staff, team coordination and conflict resolution.

Experience taking a lead role in service development planning and quality improvement including documenting the process, report writing and evaluation of activities/initiatives

Demonstrated partnership building and negotiation skills with a broad range of service providers eg FACS, NGOs other health service Departments

Extensive experience as a clinician in the provison of mental health, child & adolescent mental health and/or drug & alcohol services.

Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communication skills

Current driver's licence

Demonstrated commitment to Caring for the Coast vision, goals and strategies, with demonstrated behaviours which align with the NSW Health CORE values and CCLHD Values and behaviours charter.