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Job Number : 27346
Type and Location : Health / Melbourne
Listed By : Melbourne Health on 17 Apr 2019
Youth Mental Health Clinician
  • Youth Mental Health Clinician (OT2, P2, SW2, RPN3)
  •  Full Time position working Monday to Friday
  • Located at The Northern Hospital, Epping


Life with Us:

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Clinician to join our community team. The Northern Community Team provides assessment and treatment for adults aged 16 - 65 years who have a mental illness. The approach to care is based on the 9 domains and best practice for recovery as described in the Victorian Department of Health (2011) Framework for Recovery-oriented Practice.

 A Job to Be Proud Of:

 The community team will be responsible for providing the following special mental health services:

  • Crisis responses with in the community
  • Targeted interventions (both brief and longer term)
  • Consultation to primary care providers
  • Work in partnership with consumers, carers, MHCSS and other services to provide best practice for recovery using a range of evidence-based approaches.

 Offering a very dynamic and supportive work environment, the Northern Community Team is committed to excellence in professional practice and provides phase-specific treatment and support to young people and their families where the young person is aged 16 to 25 years and is experiencing symptoms of early psychosis.

 Your Contribution:

  • Skilled and highly motivated mental health clinician
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and expertise in treating young people who are experiencing a broad range of mental health problems, particularly though not exclusively, first episode psychosis.


  • Demonstrated expertise in the assessment, delivery of treatment and provision of targeted interventions and support to consumers aged with complex mental health related needs and their families/carers
  • Guide and support others in the team, sharing their knowledge and upskilling team members


  • Support and help to build a positive culture, assists the team and other staff in their clinical decision making,
  • Contribute their expertise in clinical meetings
  • Model the competencies outlined within this position summary.


  • Highly developed skills in writing and an ability to promptly prepare documentation and the ability to communicate effectively with consumers, families/carers, colleagues and other service providers


  • Know when to change priorities to meet the needs of the consumer / team / AMHS, adjust quickly to new tasks, be flexible and remain positive in a changing environment


  • Is proactive, looking for opportunities for self-development and improving service delivery
  • Ability to problem-solve without being asked



  • Demonstrate and foster behaviours that support a recovery approach to care
  • Promote a friendly, respectful and supportive environment within the Community Team and across the AMHS



  • Excellent organisational, prioritisation and time management skills



  • Demonstrate behaviours reflective of Melbourne Health’s values

Our Commitment to You:

  • Attractive salary and working conditions including annual and CPD leave, salary sacrifice 
  • Reward & Recognition Programs 
  • Comprehensive Health & Wellbeing Programs including; Staff Gym, staff health service, peer support program and Employee Assistance Programs 
  • Rich opportunities for professional development, training and research


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 Melbourne Health is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity, ethical practice, and the principles of Cultural Diversity and social inclusion.

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 All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working With Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment prior to commencement.

Contact Details
Contact Name Patrick Roe

Contact Phone 0394089510

Alternate Contact Name Lizi Wallace

Alternate Contact Phone 0394089510

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