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Mental Health Nurse

Branch: Canberra

Join a large team of multidisciplinary allied health professionals


Competitive salary and benefits


Full Time and/or Part Time positions available


CatholicCare Canberra & Goulburn is a leading not-for-profit organisation with a presence in the community for over 60 years providing a range of services. We are looking for an enthusiastic Mental Health Nurse to join our team of clinicians. This position offers variety and will work with our diverse team of allied health clinicians.


The Role


The Mental Health Nurse will work closely with a multidisciplinary team including general practitioners (GPs), psychiatrists and allied health staff to facilitate the provision of coordinated clinical care and treatment. Providing coordinated services to people with a range of mental health disorders, the Mental Health Nurse will undertake assessments and ongoing care in accordance with best practice and clinical guidelines for the treatment of that disorder. The Mental Health Nurse will also provide general health checks for people and where required assist in administering and monitoring medication adherence. These services may be delivered at our clinic or on an outreach basis.


What we offer


Rewarding opportunities exist for enthusiastic people seeking meaningful careers. CatholicCare's employment benefits include a generous salary packaging option and professional development in a family friendly environment.


About us


CatholicCare is the social services arm of the Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn. Our mission is to provide quality services to people by promoting healthy, inclusive communities through relationships, partnerships and collaboration while adhering to our values of Solidarity, Stewardship, Respect and Excellence.


Selection Criteria


The ideal person we are looking for has:

  • Current nursing registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA);
  • Current credentialing as a mental health nurse with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN), or eligibility to become credentialed;
  • Extensive experience in the provision of mental health care, including completion of mental health assessments, crisis management, general health checks, psycho-education and treatment interventions that use current evidence-based approaches;
  • Experience working with people experiencing a range of mental health, substance use, and/or social challenges;
  • Proven track record at working effectively in a multidisciplinary team.
To be considered for this role you will be also required to hold:
  • a current drivers licence,
  • a Working with Vulnerable People’s Card (if working in the ACT) and
  • a Working with Children Check (if working in NSW).
You will also be required to undergo a National Police Check. To apply you must:
  • Attach an updated resume
  • Attach a covering letter
  • Address each area in the selection criteria.
Applications that do not meet the above requirements will not be considered. Previous applicants need not apply.


Please download the selection criteria:CC Mental Health Nurse PD


Please send your applications to: sue.pobjie@catholiccare.cg.org.au



Closing Date: Until position is filled


*Please note shortlisting and interviews will be ideally undertaken within two weeks of the closing date. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


CatholicCare is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are strongly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people with a disability; people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.