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Clinical supervisor occupational therapy

East Maitland, New South Wales
Job Type
Full Time
13 Oct 2021

Canberra Health Services
Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services
Allied Health Central Management

Clinical Supervisor - Occupational Therapy

Health Professional Level 4
Salary Range:
$111,887 - $120,436 (PN: 37791)

Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together.
Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community.
Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind.

Position Overview:
Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website:

The Division of Mental Health, Justice Health and Alcohol and Drug Services (MHJHADS) is a clinical division of Canberra Health Services. The Division provides a range of health services directly and through partnerships with community organisations. The services provided range from acute crisis support through to treatment, rehabilitation, recovery and harm minimisation. Services are provided across a range of inpatient and outpatient settings across the ACT.

The Clinical Supervisor - Occupational Therapy - position reports to the Principal Occupational Therapist, MHJHADS and is based in the Office of the Director of Allied Health.

The successful candidate will provide clinical supervision to Occupational Therapists and other Allied Health staff consistent with Canberra Health Services (CHS), MHJHADS and Occupational Therapy Board of Australia policies, procedures and standards. They will have high level knowledge, expertise and skills in the provision of occupational therapy services and will be expected to apply this knowledge both to discipline specific and broader allied health contexts. In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to demonstrate a well developed understanding of quality and safety systems and a commitment to meeting standards and managing job demand.

The position holder is expected to operate within the Public Sector Management Act (1994), the ACT Public Service Code of Conduct and relevant professional discipline Code of Conduct.

Under limited direction of the Principal Occupational Therapist you will:

  • Provide clinical supervision, clinical expertise and clinical leadership to Occupational Therapists (and other allied health clinicians as directed) working in MHJHADS in accordance with the requirements of Occupational Therapy Board of Australia Supervision Guidelines and Standards, the MHJHADS Clinical Supervision Procedure and the CHS Operational Guideline for Clinical Supervision for Allied Health Clinicians.
  • Exercise independent professional judgement in solving problems and managing cases where principles, procedures and techniques require expansion, adaptation or modification.
  • Be responsible to the Principal Occupational Therapist to ensure an integrated clinical supervision service for Occupational Therapists within MHJHADS, including the coordination of supervision plans for Occupational Therapy supervisors and supervisees within MHJHADS and the dissemination of information about clinical supervision to Occupational Therapists.
  • Complete clinical supervision records to standards required and meet reporting and data collection requirements. Provide reports to the Principal Occupational Therapist on both systemic and individual issues identified through supervision that impact on the safety and quality of care for consumers.
  • Participate in clinical supervision, continuing professional development and education and performance review processes. Actively promote and facilitate research and/or quality projects to support the development of evidence based clinical supervision.
  • Consult and liaise with the Clinical Educator, Profession Lead and relevant educational institutions in relation to clinical teaching, curriculum development and research relevant to clinical supervision. Contribute to the planning, development and evaluation of supervision programs and services.
  • Undertake other duties appropriate to this level of classification which contribute to the operation of the organisation.

About You:
CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are particularly encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

  • Ability to mentor and guide diverse teams and external parties in a collaborative and influential manner.
  • Be flexible, adaptable and comfortable with a changing working environment.
  • Competent negotiation and influencing skills in dealing with complex situations.
  • Ability to synthesise, analyse complex information and make decisions that demonstrates critical thinking skills and forms defensible conclusions based on evidence based sound judgement.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:
Relevant degree (or recognised equivalent) in Occupational Therapy and registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia. A minimum of five years' experience in occupational therapy practice is preferred.

The successful applicant will:

  • Have an understanding of how the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
  • Fulfil the responsibilities of this role in alignment to the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.

Please note prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Comply with CHS credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for allied health professionals.
  • Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.

Note: This is a temporary part time position available at 7.35 hours per week up until 28 July 2023 with the possibility of extension.

How to Apply: For further information, please visit (Ref 01X35)

Contact Officer: Rebecca Phillips

Applications Close: 26 October 2021

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  • Job Reference: 396317145-2
  • Date Posted: 13 October 2021
  • Employer: Canberra Health Services
    Canberra Health Services
  • Location: East Maitland, New South Wales
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Other, Therapy Services
  • Job Type: Full Time