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Mental Health Clinician - Occupational Therapist

  • Alfred Health Full Time - Permanent
  • Closed a day ago a
    Published on 9 Jan 2019

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  • Job no: 18376
  • Categories: Allied Health and Medical Science, Occupational Therapy

Alfred Health

Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory, to inpatient and home and community based services.

  • ​​​​Community Mental Health Clinician - Occupational Therapist Grade 2
  • Full time – 80 hours per fortnight, including an ADO
  • Excellent professional development opportunities
  • Amazing benefits


Alfred Mental and Addiction Health provides a supportive, creative, team focused culture and work environment that fosters professional growth and development. Our workforce development team runs a comprehensive training and development program that is the envy of other services.

We have introduced an exciting new model of care (MOC) designed to create better ways for clients and their families to enter, navigate and exit our service. The new MOC is characterised by easier access, smoother pathways, collaborative decision making, recovery and evidence based practices, with a focus on physical health and linkages with primary care. The new MOC will result in improved staff, client and family experiences, reduced caseloads for staff, and greater opportunity for discipline specific work and therapeutic interventions.

The position is located at St Kilda Road Clinic.


The role of the Mental Health Clinician – Occupational Therapist Grade 2 is based at St Kilda Road and sits within the Community Mental Health Team (CMHT). The CMHT is a multidisciplinary Team comprising approximately 20 clinical EFT made up of Consultant Psychiatrists, Registrars, Psychiatric Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers and Clinical Psychologists. The incumbent will be expected to provide discipline specific, clinical and community treatment for clients with broad and complex needs. Clients of the St Kilda Road Clinic Mental Health Service at Alfred Psychiatry have primary mental health issues, and may also have housing, drug and alcohol, forensic and general health problems.

The successful applicant will provide case management to a small targeted client group, provide discipline specific assessment and interventions and in conjunction with colleagues complete recovery plans with the clients of the Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) located at St Kilda Road Clinic. The CMHT utilises a biopsychosocial model to provide clinic based and outreach assessment, treatment and support services to clients aged 25-64 years who experience serious and/or enduring mental illness, and who require specialist clinical services. The CMHT staff aim to work in partnership with consumers and carers, enabling them to be involved in their care in order to achieve best possible outcomes. The staff of the CMHT are clinically divided into three multi-disciplinary sub-teams, each with its own Consultant Psychiatrist, discipline representation and allocated client load.


  • A valid Working with Children Check or willing to obtain one 
  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant field
  • Registration with AHPRA 


  • Access to Salary Packaging and Novated Leasing
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives in addition to discounted health insurance
  • Great work/life balance


Valerie Grueva, Nurse Manager, St Kilda Road Clinic or Ian Oliver. Manager St Kilda Road Clinic, 9076 9888




Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.


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  • Closed a day ago - 22 Jan 2019
  • Published on 09 Jan 2019, 1:59 AM