Statewide Specialty Director - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (525286)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Nov 12, 2020
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

The Tasmanian Health Service seeks a Statewide Specialty Director - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

With multiple reforms unfolding these are exciting times for the Statewide Mental Health Service. As a newly funded position, the Statewide Specialty Director for CAMHS constitutes an exciting and rare opportunity to be involved in the transformation of mental health care in Tasmania.

We are seeking an expert in the field of child, adolescent and youth mental health service provision to work in partnership with our leadership team to deliver government commitments to:

  • Create a standardised Statewide model of service delivery where geographical boundaries do not represent barriers to care
  • Develop new and inclusive services for children in out-of-home care, a specialist youth forensic mental health service and a Youth Early Intervention Service
  • Introduce an assertive mobile outreach approach
  • Expand and build on existing services to develop a comprehensive all ages eating disorder service

As an applicant for this position you will:

  • have a proven track record in reform and change management
  • have exceptional leadership skills, vision and the ability to lead change in structure, practice and culture
  • ensure a consumer and community focus throughout service planning and provision
  • relish the opportunity to lead and foster research and evaluation activities
  • enjoy providing and supporting clinical training, education and professional development and the opportunity to help develop staff capabilities.


A remuneration package comprising the Agreement base salary, relevant allowances and other entitlements will be negotiated with the successful applicant dependent on clinical experience and seniority.


Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 1 to Senior Specialist Medical Practitioner Level 3 in accordance with the Salaried Medical Practitioners (Tasmanian State Service) Agreement 2017

  • Access to the Senior Specialist Medical Practitioner salary range is subject to the successful applicant satisfying the criteria for Senior Specialist Medical Practitioner Levels 1, 2 and 3 as described in the Medical Practitioners (Public Sector) Award.


Medical Practitioners (Public Sector) Award

Period of Employment

Permanent full-time day work, working 76 hours per fortnight.


Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service


The Statewide Specialty Director - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) will:

  • Provide leadership to all aspects of service delivery for the assigned clinical service, to ensure the provision of high standard, consumer focused and cost effective clinical services to the Tasmanian community, in accordance with Tasmanian Health Service (THS), Department of Health (DoH) and Tasmanian government policies and priorities.
  • Work in partnership with the Group Director, the Statewide Specialty Director - CAMHS is accountable to the Medical Director - Statewide Mental Health Services (SMHS) for the statewide delivery of services, including meeting performance targets and responding to population needs in the context of delivering better patient access and better patient outcomes.
  • Be responsible for providing high level specialist advice in relation to clinical practice, strategic direction, policy and relevant legislation to Senior Management within the THS and DoH and to other government and community sector agencies.
  • Work in partnership with and report to the Medical Director - SMHS, to ensure the delivery of safe, evidence-based patient care and the ongoing strategic development of statewide clinical services within the CAHMS.

Essential Requirements

  • Specialist or limited registration with the Medical Board of Australia in a relevant specialty
  • Current Tasmanian Working with Children Registration

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:
1. Conviction checks in the following areas:
a) Crimes of Violence
b) Sex Related Offences
c) Serious Drug Offences
d) Crimes involving dishonesty
2. Identification check
3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience working in Child and Adolescent psychiatry.
  • Membership of RANZCP section of Child and Adolescent psychiatry.
  • Ability to gain recognition by the RANZCP as an accredited supervisor.

Applicants should note that, for a period of 12 months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar full time and part time vacancies.

(image) 525286 Statewide Specialty Director - CAMHS SMP1-11 (September 2020) WWCT.pdf

(image) 525286 Statewide Specialty Director - CAMHS SMP1-11 (September 2020) WWCT.docx

(image) THS Jobs Website Applicant Guide.pdf

(image) THS Jobs Website Applicant Guide.docx

What do I submit with my application?

Please ensure your application includes:

  • A current CV
  • A statement addressing the selection criteria
  • Qualifications

How do I submit my application?

Online applications are preferred as this ensures you answer important questions about yourself. Please click the blue "Apply now" button on this screen.

You will be prompted to complete an online application form, add or upload your selection criteria responses, CV and supporting documents. Attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Referee details are submitted as part of the online application so ensure you have the contact details for two referees before applying.

Please do not send hard copy applications to the contact person. If you are unable to apply online, send your application with the completed application form to:

Medical Workforce Unit
GPO Box 1061

PLEASE NOTE: Applications submitted by an Agency on behalf of an applicant will not be considered at this time.

For more information contact

Dr Ben Elijah
Medical Director
Phone: (03) 6777 4179
Email: [email protected]


Adie Gibbons
Clinical Executive Director
Phone: (03) 6777 4179
Email: [email protected]

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