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A career in Mental Health at Country Health SA

Country Health SA Local Health Network (CHSALHN) is leading the way in mental health reform, providing a range of inpatient and community based services for individuals with moderate to severe mental health issues residing in Country South Australia (SA).
We provide a range of services in a number of community and hospital based settings:
  • Community Mental Health Teams
  • Intensive (sub-acute) Community Programs
  • Community Mental Health Rehabilitation Service
  • Integrated Mental Health Inpatient Units
To support this, we are establishing a centralised candidate pool enabling you to register your details for ongoing, long term or short term positions. As part of the Team, you will be supporting continuity of care for consumers with colleagues either in community based or inpatient settings.

This is your chance to work in a therapeutic environment, as part of a holistic and integrated model of care within Country SA.

Available roles

Over the next 6 months we will be recruiting to clinical positions at AHP1 or AHP2 and RN1 or RN2 classification levels:

The main Community Mental Health Teams are located in:
  • Mount Barker
  • Gawler
  • Victor Harbor
  • Kingscote
  • Port Lincoln and Ceduna
  • Port Augusta
  • Whyalla  - includes Intensive Community Program and Community Mental Health Rehabilitation Service
  • Port Pirie
  • Clare
  • Kadina
  • Berri
  • Murray Bridge
  • Mount Gambier - includes Intensive Community Program
The Integrated Mental Health Inpatient Units are located in:
  • Berri
  • Mount Gambier
  • Whyalla
What are the benefits of working in Country SA?
One of the benefits of working in a regional centre, apart from the pleasures of living the country life and enjoying a strong sense of community, is that you will gain exposure to a broad range of clinical experiences and the opportunities to build relationships and to work closely with other healthcare professionals.

You will receive great support from SA Health, including greater access to training, discipline-specific supervision and ongoing professional development. You may also benefit from flexible working arrangements, including compressed hours, you'll be able to make the most of your country lifestyle.

If you're at the beginning of your career, you'll benefit from taking on additional responsibilities, developing your skill set faster, and if you're looking for lifestyle change, you will enjoy a real work-life balance in a friendly SA community.
CHSALHN - Mental Health embraces strength based approaches, principles of positive psychology and aims to be a flourishing mental health service that impacts meaningfully and positively on the community it serves.

The five key benefits are:
  • Be part of an innovative model of care
  • Join a multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Enjoy a friendly country lifestyle
  • Help individuals that you work with navigate their own path and achieve wellness
  • Build positive long-term relationships with the individuals that you work with and their local communities
In addition, employees of CHSALHN receive access to salary sacrifice arrangements and may be eligible for relocation support.

Follow Lucas, Sue and Mieka's lead and take the opportunity to register your details and explore a career in Country Mental Health.


Lucas, Clinical Senior Occupational Therapist / Mental Health Clinician, Nuriootpa

"SA Health provides a great springboard for a career in mental health." more


Mieka, Occupational Therapist

"I'm privileged and grateful to have joined as a graduate here.

I'm supported by my team leader and manager, not just as a clinician but also as a person." more


Sue, Acute Mental Health Nurse

"I enjoy being part of such a cohesive and passionate group of people, team mates who really care about what they are doing, within an organisation that cares." more

Frequently Asked Questions
For more information please read the Frequently Asked Questions

How to Apply

Register your interest for a new career in Country Health SA Mental Health Candidate Pool

Registrations of interest close:  30 November 2018

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