Clinical Lead - Head to Health Kids - CAMHS (528420d)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Jul 1, 2024
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

The Department of Health is seeking interest from suitably qualified applicants for a Clinical Lead (528420d) vacancy.
Please note this position is also being advertised as a Clinical Nurse Consultant - Clinical Lead (528420) and only one position will be filled on merit.


Our aim:
We are seeking a passionate and dedicated professional to establish and lead the Head to Health Kids Tas Service multidisciplinary team in Northern Tasmania. The senior clinician will have a passion for working collaboratively with existing child and family services to deliver evidence based early interventions. The Clinical Lead will establish and lead a multidisciplinary team to deliver secondary level mental health assessment and intervention for infants, children, and their families and caregivers, experiencing emerging complexity regarding emotional, social, relational, and behavioural functioning.
As one of three pilot services, the Clinical Lead will play a key role in the creation of the first and foundational H2HK services in Tasmania, integrated with Child and Family Learning Centres (CFLCs) and other relevant child and family services, with a view for further expansion on successful implementation of the collaborative care model.

The role will:

What you will be creating:

The National H2HK initiative is being rolled out in Tasmania with three locations to be established in each region (South, North West, North) in partnership with existing CFLCs, DECYP Professional School Support Services and other relevant services.

H2HK Tas will be an integrated secondary level mental health service for emerging complexity for 0-12 year age group, and will represent an important addition to a child and family mental health stepped care model in Tasmania. This early intervention service will enable families to access a range of evidence based individual and group interventions and supports for mild to moderate emotional, behavioural, social, relational, and developmental challenges. The Head to Health Kids Tas service will work with families, and universal, secondary, and tertiary service providers, to provide integrated and holistic care.

The North H2HK Tas Service will be operationally and clinically managed by CAMHS North. It is being established in partnership with the Department of Education, Children and Young people, CFLCs, Professional Support Services, Child and Family Services, and will work closely with other government, non-government, and primary care programs and services.

Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

Details of Appointment

Fixed term full time day worker position (with on call) working 76 hours per fortnight, commencing as soon as possible until 30 June 2026.

*notwithstanding hours to be negotiated with the successful applicant

Salary: $120,114 - $130,181 per annum + 11.5% superannuation + access to salary packaging

You’ll have access to salary package a range of benefits including living expenses up to $9,010 + $2,650 in meal entertainment each FBT year + other benefits if eligible.


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

  1. Satisfactory completion of an appropriate allied health professional course of study at a recognised tertiary institution and registered with the relevant Board or, in the case of unregulated professions, eligible for membership of the relevant professional association.
  2. Current Working with Children Registration

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

  1. A minimum of 3 years current post graduate experience in child, adolescent and/or youth mental health or relevant field.
  2. Training in relevant and appropriate evidence-based therapeutic interventions that are developmentally appropriate such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Family Therapy or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  3. Current Driver’s Licence

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:
  1. Identification check
  2. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide, Statement of Duties, prior to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.

Statement of Duties

Applicant Guide

How to Apply

Apply Online. Please click the "Apply" button on this screen. This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete a 1-2 page application detailing your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the attached Statement of Duties.

Please note:

For more information

Marc Nicklason

Position: A/Team Leader – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services North
Phone: 6777 2277

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