• Northern Adelaide Local Health Network – Adult Community Mental Health – Salisbury
  • Salary: $72,651 – $99,129 p.a. – RN1 – Ongoing Full-Time

About Us:

The Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN) provides care for more than 400,000 people living in the northern metropolitan area of Adelaide and boasts newly redeveloped wards and Emergency and Outpatient Departments, with plans for the addition of more brand-new facilities in the near future. NALHN provides a full range of high-quality medical, surgical, maternity, diagnostic, emergency and support services. NALHN offers a range of primary health care services across the northern metropolitan area of Adelaide, with a focus on providing preventive and health promoting programs in the community, and transition and hospital substitution and avoidance programs targeted at chronic disease and frail aged.

With a workforce of almost 6,500 employees, NALHN works to ensure quality and timely delivery of health care, whilst building a highly skilled, engaged and resilient workforce based on a culture of collaboration, respect, integrity and accountability.

Our core values of respect, integrity and accountability underpin our commitment to provide excellence in care, innovation, creativity, leadership and equity in service provision and health outcomes to the Northern area communities.

At NALHN Everyone Has a Story, Everyone Matters, Everyone Contributes and Everyone Grows.

Benefits of working at NALHN:

From salary packaging to flexible working arrangements, a large range of opportunities for movement and career progression, you’ll find there are lots of benefits of working with Northern Adelaide Local Health Network.

Salary packaging is an option for saving money by paying for some of your everyday expenses from your salary before it is taxed.

Across SA Health there are always opportunities for you to develop your skills and career at any of our metropolitan or regional sites.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants from interstate or overseas.

About You:

Are you a dedicated, compassionate and enthusiastic Registered Mental Health Nurse looking for an opportunity to join a dynamic, growing healthcare network where you will be part of a supportive team delivering high quality care to the community? If so, then this could be the opportunity for you. This position will offer you professional growth opportunities within a supportive and inclusive culture.

You will be part of a growing Local Health Network (LHN) that provides an expanding suite of treatment modalities in contemporary, modern facilities.

This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to a passionate, highly driven, dedicated and progressive team.

About the Role:

An exciting opportunity is presented to work within the Northern Adelaide Local Health Network as a Registered Nurse within Adult Community Mental Health (Youth Team).

The Northern Community Mental Health Service is seeking a Registered Mental Health Nurse to join the Youth Stream. The role will involve working collaboratively within a Multi-Disciplinary Team to support young people within the Northern Suburbs of Adelaide between the ages of 18 to 25 years.

The Mental Health Clinician within the Youth Stream at NAHLN will have a passion for supporting young people and further develop their skills and competencies with this youth cohort. The NAHLN Youth Stream also boasts a NALHN Award winning integration model of care which enhances collaboration with both State and Commonwealth funded mental health services in the Northern region. This collaboration across State and NGO youth mental health services is unique and therefore provides a great opportunity for the incumbent to work in a truly wholistic manner which focuses of the needs of young people and supports a “no wrong door’ policy to help seeking youth. Therefore, the incumbent will have strong interpersonal skills and enjoy working in an interagency manner to support the best possible outcomes for young people.

In this role you will have the opportunity to work with innovative international practice models within the Youth Stream such at the Adaptive Mentalization Based Integrative Treatment (AMBIT) which is a specialised international approach to support teams. AMBIT utilises mentalisation practice to clients, teams, networks and leaning at work. The successful incumbent will have the opportunity to receive complementary supervision from the Anna Freud Institute in London over the next six months to support them with learning and implementing the AMBIT model.

As the Registered Nurse you will be supported with additional training to support your orientation to the NAHLN Youth Stream and be provided with opportunities to meet and collaborate with youth orientated mental health workers across the youth mental health Sector. The incumbent will also be provided with disciplinary supervision from Senior Staff.

The Youth Stream Mental Health Clinicians pride themselves on developing an inclusive, supportive, collaborative, digitally smart, and professionally enriching work environment and the incumbent will also be responsible for adhering to these same values and principles. In this role you will work in partnership with fellow staff members and the Sector Manager.

The Youth Stream have a research focus to assess, evaluate and further disseminate learnings from working with vulnerable young people within the community mental health setting to ensure continuous improvement and learning across the youth mental health sector.

To be eligible for this position, you must be registered as a Nurse by the Nursing/Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) and hold a current practicing certificate. You must be enrolled in an approved mental health course or hold a qualification in mental health practice.

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check.


  • National Police Certificate (NPC) for employment involving unsupervised contact with vulnerable groups required for this position (E.g. aged care employment or work involving vulnerable clients)

Immunisation Risk for this position is – Category A (direct contact with blood or body substances)

SA Health Services are required to implement the Addressing vaccine preventable disease: Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination policy in the workplace.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.  Job Ref: 862361


Gerald Yeoh
Nurse Manager
Phone: 0435 962 408
E-mail: gerald.yeoh@sa.gov.au

Application Closing Date: 19 July 2024 – 11.55PM


862361 – Registered Nurse – Adult Community Mental Health (Youth Team) – RN1 – role description.pdf

* Refer to the SA Health Career Website – How to apply for further information.

For further information and to apply visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 862361

Closing Date for Applications: 19 July 2024
Name of Contact Person: Gerald Yeoh
Telephone Number of Contact Person: 435 962 408