- 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.
- 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
Connect With Us:
Get to know us at www.nwmh.org.au and ‘Apply Now’.
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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.