Grampians Community Health

Mental Health Clinician PTS, NDIS, EAP

Job Description

Position title Mental Health Clinician PTS NDIS EAP

Position holder Vacant

Program Counselling and Support

Funded by Grampians Community Health

Based at location Stawell

Responsible to • Program Leader Counselling and Behaviour Change

  • Manager Counselling and Support
  • General Manager People and Community Support
  • Chief Executive Officer

Direct reports • Nil

Award Community Health Centre (Stand Alone Services) Social and

Community Service Employees Multi Enterprise Agreement 2017


Nurses and Midwives (Victorian Public Health Sector) (Single

Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2016-2020

Classification SACS 5.1 or Community Health Nurse RN Grade 3

Hourly rate SACS $42.94 Annual $84,849

RN $50.25 $99,294

Status Full time

Hours per week 38

PD last updated and January 2022

approved by CEO

Position summary

The Mental Health Clinician will provide an efficient, effective and quality counselling service

for the communities across the Grampians and Wimmera regions, including Horsham,

Stawell and Ararat.

Key responsibilities

1. Psychological Therapy Services Counselling for people across the Wimmera region

following specific guidelines:

a) On acceptance of a referral the provider must contact the client within 2 weeks and

schedule a first appointment within 4 weeks of referral being accepted.

b) Provide approved FPS for time limited sessions (45 mins) for up to 5 sessions within

six months of date of first appointment.

c) Administer an Outcome Tool (DASS21, Kessler 10 (K10), Edinburgh Post Natal

Depression Scale or other as agreed, at initial and final session.

d) Assist the client if appropriate, to make a return appointment with their referring GP

for a mental health review during their final session.

e) Completion of all session data, including clinical measures, in the CMS

f) Provide a Clinical Outcomes Report to the referring GP within 1 week of the final


2. Provide counselling for people through the Grampians Community Health Employment

Assistance Program (EAP).

3. Counselling for participants who have an active NDIS plan.

4. Attend relevant meetings, conferences and training programs related to the field as

negotiated with management.

5. Attend monthly management supervision reviews, external supervision and peer

supervision sessions as scheduled.

6. Promptly report any potentially problematic client-related issues if/as they arise.

7. Work collaboratively with key stakeholders to determine areas of collaboration and

develop a solution focused approach.

8. Ensure that clients and community members are included in the decision making and

work of GCH programs and projects.

9. Use well developed communication, consulting and negotiation skills, and a flexible

approach when dealing with issues and people, based on sound risk management.

10. Write and present reports as requested and ensure up to date and accurate collection,

recording and reporting of statistical and service data as required by the Department of

Health and Human Services, Primary Health Network and GCH.

11. Provide supervision and support to students as required.

12. Other duties commensurate with current skills and experience as agreed with the

Program Leader, Manager, General Manager or the Chief Executive Officer.

Key selection criteria


  • Registered Nurse/Psychiatric Nurse, Psychologist, Social Worker or Counsellor

qualifications and experience.

  • Relevant Undergraduate Degree with appropriate post graduate qualifications or

extensive empirical knowledge and work history.


  • Membership with AHPRA, ACA, APS, ASWA etc.
  • Clinical and forensic experience, knowledge of therapeutic interventions.


  • Resilience to work with and support clients who present with a range of presenting

complex issues, challenging behaviours and persons involved with the criminal justice


Demonstrated skills, experience and/or understanding of:

  • Knowledge and implementation of a range of evidence based holistic and evidence

based therapeutic interventions to support clients to achieve optimal psychological and

physical wellbeing.

  • Specific therapeutic interventions for a range of mental health issues including

depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss and co-occurring mental health and

substance misuse issues.

  • Client centred practise including counselling, trauma informed care, case management,

complex assessment skills, care planning, collaborative shared care planning and

conducting care planning meetings.

  • Demonstrated attention to detail with well-developed administrative and organisational

skills to effectively manage high volumes of work and determine priorities, meet targets

and deadlines.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of computer software, including Microsoft

Office and the Internet.

  • High level verbal and written communication skills that enable effective and appropriate

communication with a broad range of people at all levels.

  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to positive workplace culture and practices.

Licences and registrations

  • Current Victorian driver licence
  • Current National police check (less than 3 months old)
  • Clear NDIS Worker Screening Check

Personal attributes

  • Ethical and inclusive
  • Self-disciplined
  • Collaborative and supportive
  • Flexible and resilient

Conditions of employment

This position is full time ongoing and is subject to:

  • Successful completion of a six-month probationary period
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination status from MyGov or Medicare or
  • Certified evidence of medical exemption for COVID-19 vaccination

And requires the following checks:

  • Satisfactory police check
  • Clear NDIS Worker Screening Check

Note: Checks must be obtained and provided prior to commencement as a condition of

employment at Grampians Community Health. Where check results are unsatisfactory in

relation to the role to be carried out, the offer of employment will be withdrawn.

Job Summary

Stawell Location
Full Time Job Type


Grampians Community Health


Email: [email protected] Phone: 0353587400