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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Credentialing

  • Apply your research skills within a growing and friendly non-profit organisation
  • Opportunity to shape the future of the eating disorder workforce
  • Part time (o.8 fte) role to June 2023
  • Flexible work practices.
  • Sydney based preferred but locations throughout Australia considered.

 ABOUT US: The Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED) is the peak body representing and supporting the activities of all professionals working in the field of eating disorders and related issues in prevention, treatment, and research. ANZAED provides opportunities for collegial interaction, sharing of knowledge and resources, networking, and advocacy to support researchers, clinicians and others working with eating disorders.

We want to see a properly skilled and valued workforce delivering safe and effective eating disorders research, prevention, treatment, and support to all who need it.

ABOUT THE ROLE: The ANZAED Eating Disorder Credential is an innovative program to formally recognise clinicians with the qualifications, knowledge, training, and professional development profile to meet minimum standards for delivery of safe and effective eating disorder treatment. The Credential includes a program of research activity to inform and support the credential program and further develop the knowledge base in this field.

The Post-doctoral Research Fellow leads the delivery of impactful research projects related to the credential program. This includes:

  • Designing and implementing research projects to deliver outcomes within agreed timelines and budget.
  • Developing suitable research methodologies and protocols to conduct quality, ethical research.
  • Managing the development and delivery of high impact research publications and presentations
  • Translating research findings to accessible and actionable insights for the credentialing program, government, and sector stakeholders.
  • Providing guidance and support to the Research Assistant, Credentialing and any volunteers or students directly engaged in credentialing research projects.
  • Provide advice and ongoing support across ANZAED on issues relating to research, evaluation, and the implementation of findings.

A full position description is available here.

ABOUT YOU: This role requires a confident and capable professional who thrives in an independent environment.

A highly skilled research leader with experience managing research projects from planning and design through implementation to publication you will bring:

  • A PhD qualification in health, social sciences, or another related field with demonstrated skills in designing studies, developing protocols and data collection tools, and undertaking research.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with a track record of peer-reviewed published research and presentation to a wide range of audiences
  • Understanding of ethical, practice and methodology considerations related to health and human services research.
  • Well-developed project management skills with the ability to determine priorities and achieve outcomes within limited timeframes and resources.
  • Experience supervising the work of researchers, students, or other project staff.
  • A flexible and solution focused approach to problem solving.

While it is not required, experience in eating disorders research will be highly regarded.

HOW TO APPLY: To be considered for the role you should submit a written application outlining your suitability for the position along with your current resume. In writing your application you should address the criteria in the position description as well as the role advertisement. Please send your application to [email protected].

Please note there is no application close date and applications will be reviewed as they are received. We invite you to apply as soon as possible.

Research Assistant, Credentialing

  • Opportunity to bring your research skills to shaping the future of the eating disorder workforce
  • Part time (o.8 fte) role to June 2023
  • Flexible work practices
  • Preferably Sydney based with potential for other locations around Australia.

ABOUT THE ROLE: The ANZAED Eating Disorder Credential is an innovative program to formally recognise clinicians with the qualifications, knowledge, training, and professional development profile to meet minimum standards for delivery of safe and effective eating disorder treatment. The Credential includes a program of research activity to inform and support the credential program and further develop the knowledge base in this field.

The Research Assistant is dedicated to supporting the smooth implementation of the credential program research projects. Working closely with the Post-Doctoral Research Fellow you will:

  • Undertake a wide range of research activities to deliver research projects using a range of qualitative and quantitative methods.
  • Review and summarise academic literature complementing the research work being undertaken.
  • Contribute to building an active research record, preparing findings for oral and written communication including publications.
  • Be a point of contact for research participants and stakeholders.
  • Keep accurate and up-to-date records of all research processes, activity, and data.

A full position description is available here.

ABOUT YOU: This role requires an adaptable, skilled professional with a proactive and positive approach to their work. As a tertiary qualified researcher with previous experience in a similar role you will bring:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Understanding of a range of research methodologies and their application in a health or social sciences context.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a research environment and contributing to the development and delivery of research projects and publications.
  • The ability to be flexible and creative in managing multiple tasks and problem solving.

HOW TO APPLY: To be considered for the role you should submit a written application outlining your suitability for the position along with your current resume. In writing your application you should address the criteria in the position description as well as the role advertisement. Please send your application to [email protected].

Please note there is no application close date and applications will be reviewed as they are received. We invite you to apply as soon as possible.

ANZAED Communications Manager

  • Opportunity to make a difference in mental health.
  • Part time (0.6 fte negotiable), 1 year contract with potential for extension.
  • Sydney based with flexible work practices.
  • Supportive culture in a growing organisation.

ABOUT THE ROLE: This is a great opportunity to join a well-respected peak body at an exciting time of change for the organisation.

The Communications Manager will take the lead in growing and developing our communications activities, seeking out innovative ideas and new platforms for ANZAED to achieve its strategic priorities and promote a valued, skilled and thriving eating disorders workforce across Australia and New Zealand.

This is a multifaceted role working across varied platforms to reach our diverse member, sector stakeholder and public audiences.

Working closely with the Director Business Strategy and other senior staff, you will:

  • Develop communications, engagement, and marketing plans to achieve strategic priorities and support project teams.
  • Manage the day-to-day communications and engagement activities of ANZAED including the maintenance of website and social media channels.
  • Marketing and promotion of key activities including ANZAED’s annual conference, professional development events, consultation program and credentialing project.
  • Identify and act on strategic communications opportunities and partnerships.
  • Contribute to the development of member communication materials to support connection with members and potential members.
  • Manage strategic communications and engagement projects.

Click here to view the position description.

Any experience you have with media or public relations, or working in a non-profit, membership or health environment will also be well regarded.

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Please note there is no application close date and applications will be reviewed as they are received. We invite you to apply as soon as possible.

SCHN Eating Disorder Service | Department of Adolescent Medicine

Staff Specialist Paediatrician – 24 hours per week for 12 months
Note: This position is likely to move to permanent after this time

The primary purpose of the Staff Specialist in Adolescent Medicine is to provide specialist medical care for patients within the Eating Disorder Service. The Staff Specialist position works collaboratively with the Psychological Medicine Staff Specialists and multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive medical treatment and psychological care for patients and their families. It includes, inpatient and outpatient services, clinical supervision for junior medical staff, contribution to Adolescent Medicine on Call service and specialist medical cover for various clinical services within the Department as required. The position will contribute to strategic planning, service development, quality improvement, teaching and education, supervision of junior medical staff.   
 
SCHN Eating Disorder Service (EDS) provides treatment for children and adolescents with anorexia nervosa and other eating disorders from across New South Wales. Comprehensive programs at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick include Inpatient re-feeding admissions, outpatient treatment, intensive day treatment, family admission program, parent groups and extensive family therapy program. The EDS also has a well-established clinical research program and regularly provides training, education and supervision to other services. The EDS is jointly managed and staffed by the Department of Psychological Medicine and Department of Adolescent Medicine. The service has a medical and allied health co-lead who are responsible for the strategic direction and daily management of the staff and programs.

Apply here: https://jobs.health.nsw.gov.au/jobs/schn-staff-specialist-adolescent-medicine-eating-disorders-ecredential-133153

Enquiries: Dr Andrew Wallis, 0403004423 or [email protected]

Closing Date: Monday 31 January 2022

Clinical Coordinator CAMHS Eating Disorder Services | Department for Health and Wellbeing

Job reference: 780357
Location: 5006 – NORTH ADELAIDE
Job status: Long Term Contract
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

  • Women’s and Children’s Health Network – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
  • Clinical Coordinator CAMHS Eating Disorder Services  – North Adelaide
  • Total Indicative Remuneration – $108,943 – $116,784 p.a – Full Time –
    Temporary Contract Up to 30Dec 2022 – AHP3

Within the framework of the National Mental Health Policy and the Standards for Mental Health Services and in a manner consistent with the stated Vision and Values of the Women’s and Children’s Health Network (WCHN) the Clinical Coordinator CAMHS Eating Disorders Service team, uses their clinical knowledge and experience to provide pivotal coordination of the CAMHS Eating Disorders Service.  This position is focused on leading the team through the provision of  clinical direction, and the  coordination of the nursing, allied health and administrative staff activities to achieve continuity and quality patient/client care, for children and adolescents experiencing mental health issues in the context of their eating disorder.  It liaises closely with the WCHN Eating Disorder Service and various SPEDS teams across South Australia to contribute to the planning, delivery and evaluation of eating disorder care.

Enquiries: Lee Marling, Manager CAMHS Statewide Services; P: 8161 7198; [email protected]

Closing Date: Friday 18 February 2022

Senior Nurse CAMHS Eating Disorders Service | Department for Health and Wellbeing

Job reference: 783757
Location: 5006 – NORTH ADELAIDE
Job status: Ongoing
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

  • Women’s and Children’s Health Network – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
  • Senior Nurse CAMHS Eating Disorders Service – North Adelaide
  • Total Indicative Remuneration – $126,387 – $132,037 pro-rata – Part Time- Ongoing /Permanent – RN/M3
  • .6 fte role, 24 hours per week.

The CAMHS Senior Nurse in Eating Disorders works at the interface of acute and chronic illness, injury and disability and mental health, providing direct expert care for an individual or group of clients and clinical leadership to multidisciplinary staff within community settings. The Senior Nurse is a person who through education and experience is able to effectively ensure and provide quality mental health clinical services to children, adolescents and their families experiencing complex, social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, in the context of health concerns, within a multidisciplinary and interagency team context.

Employees in this role accept accountability for their mental health nursing practice, the outcomes of nursing practices for the specific client group, the professional advice given, delegations of care made and for addressing inconsistencies between practice and policy. This role will provide the pivotal leadership and co-ordination of patient/client mental health care delivery in a defined ward/unit/service/ program to achieve continuity and quality of patient/client care and outcomes and efficient patient/client flow.

Employees classified at this level provide clinical nursing expertise for patients and families experiencing an eating disorder, in line with the Statewide Paediatric Eating Disorders Services (SPEDS) Model of Care, 2020. The CAMHS Nurse Consultant – Eating Disorder Service works collaboratively with the WCHN Eating Disorder Service and various SPEDS teams across South Australia to contribute to the planning, delivery and evaluation of eating disorder care.

Various practice models may be used to enact this role, including but not limited to:

  • Coordination and leadership of team clinical activities / programs that contribute clinical expertise/ coordination  to improve patient/client/service outcomes;
  • Providing mental health nursing care

See more information here:

Enquiries: Lee Marling, Manager CAMHS Statewide Services; P: 8161 7198; [email protected]

Closing Date: Friday 18 February 2022

Mental Health Social Worker/Psychologist/Clinical | Psychologist/Counsellor/Dietitian (Eating Disorders) | South Brisbane 

EDQ is recruiting Eating Disorder Practitioner(s) with a PROVIDER number, to provide therapeutic/dietetic services to people with a range of eating disorders.

There are options for Practitioners without provider numbers as well, state funded positions.

This position operates within a collaborative team environment that is responsive to the needs of service users and is committed to continuous improvement and best practice principles. The practitioner is also required to work within the Vision and Mission of Eating Disorders Queensland (EDQ) and contribute to organisational objectives.

The Mental Health Social Worker/Psychologist/Clinical Psychologist/Counsellor/Dietician (Eating Disorders) provides therapeutic/dietetic services to people with a range of eating disorders who have either have a Mental Health Care Plan or an Eating Disorder Plan billed through Medicare or an NDIS funding package. This role has the option to be on salary or on a contractor basis.

  • Eating disorder experience not essential but is preferred, with demonstrated transferable skills.
  • Trauma-informed practice is highly regarded
  • Strong Social Justice approach

See further information here.

Closing Date: Friday 18 February 2022

Allied Health Professional

Allied Health Professionals – start your ideal job in youth mental health today!

Looking for a variety of clinical practice in a collaborative team environment?

Want opportunities to learn, grow and thrive with professional development?

Ready to make a positive contribution to the lives of young people?

About Us: headspace works from an early intervention framework with young people who have mental health issues or emerging issues. We deliver four core services which include general health, mental health support, vocational services, and alcohol and other drug services.

We are not just invested in young people, we are invested in providing opportunities for our team to learn, grow and thrive! Organised professional development, supervision and extracurricular activities bring our team closer, making our work environment inviting and inspiring!

headspace offers a busy and supportive team environment. As a contracted practitioner, you receive referrals from the headspace team and we will provide full comprehensive administration support. As a contracted practitioner you will be part of our very supportive team of clinicians and professionals.

About You: 

  • Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Nursing, or Occupational Therapy.
  • Eligible for Medicare Provider Number
  • Current Full AHPRA registration (General or Clinical), or Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, or Mental Health accredited Nurse or relevant registration
  • Working with Children Check
  • National Police Check

If you are looking for an opportunity to work with our collaborative multidisciplinary team to provide early intervention to young people, read on! https://headspace.org.au/careers/3168/

Closing Date: Thursday 31 March 2022