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Job Number : 22481
Type and Location : Community / VIC - Other
Listed By : South West Healthcare on 13 Sep 2017
Mental Health and Police Response Initiative Lead Clinician

South West Healthcare invites applications from experienced professionals to plan, develop, deliver and run the Mental Health and Police (MHaP) Response Initiative in conjunction with Victoria Police and other key stakeholders.

The role of the MHaP Lead Clinician is to work collaboratively with Police and other Emergency Services, to fulfill the requirements of the MHaP Response Initiative Implementation Plan. 


Warrnambool Police and the Warrnambool Adult Mental Health Service will roster on a staff member at the same shift time (13:00 – 21:30). These two experienced responders will provide a dual secondary response to incidents in the community involving people who are experiencing mental health crisis. The dual response of Police and Mental Health Clinician will aim to reduce the potential risk of behavioural escalation and provide a more rapid and effective outcome for the individual with mental health issues. 

A reduction in ED presentations and Police transfers to Mental Health Services are two aims of this initiative in an early intervention framework.  The position forms part of the Mental Health Access Team based in Warrnambool and will also involve MH Triage/Intake work.

A position description including the full selection criteria and further details can be found at our website under Careers.

For specific enquiries regarding the role, please contact Rochelle Hine (Manager Warrnambool Adult Mental Health Team) on (03) 5563 4333 or email 

The successful applicant will be required to consent to and undergo a Police Record Check and provide evidence of current Immunisation status in alignment with South West Healthcare’s Immunisation Policy.

Applications are to be submitted online via our website only under Careers and need to include: an application letter, full personal particulars, qualifications and experience; together with the names of three (3) referees by Sunday 1 October 2017.  Other documents you feel are relevant may also be attached: however this is limited to 5 documents and there is also a size limitation of no greater than 2 Mega Bytes.

Note: If you experience any difficulties with this website or completing the application process, please send an email to: Please note this address is for enquiries only and application cannot be submitted via this email.

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