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Mental Health Clinician - Youth Forensic Specialist

  • LocationAlfred Health
  • Work TypePart Time - Permanent
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtClosed 10 days ago
    Published on 7 Oct 2020

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  • Job no: 30653
  • Categories: Allied Health and Medical Science, Psychology

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.

Youth Forensic Specialist Mental Health Clinician - Alfred Child and Youth Mental Health Service

  • Part-time (3 days p/wk) ongoing
  • Based in Moorabbin
  • RPN Grade 4, PSY/SW/OT Grade 3
  • Help create new services for young people with mental health and offending risks and their families


Alfred CYMHS provides clinical services and supports an integrated system of care across a wide platform of service providers to achieve the best possible outcomes for children, young people, and their families.  Active participation by families and young people in designing, evaluating and improving services is integral to specialist mental health service provision. Direct services are offered along with consultation and system integration to achieve the best outcomes.

This new Community Youth Forensic Mental Health Service will support the work of key agencies to deliver more effective services youth with mental health conditions and who at risk of or who are engaged in offending behaviours.


The Forensic Specialist Mental Health Clinician - Youth will support an integrated intake process within Alfred Health CYMHS and headspace programs along with providing specialist support advice and direction to other services in the south of Victoria.  Specialist consultation, support, and assistance will be provided to enhance an integrated system and service response.  A key emphasis will be to support the skill development of clinicians and workers to expand capacity to intervene early and prevent escalation of offending behaviours. This may occur through service development, education, and/or primary and secondary consultation.


  • Demonstrated competence in the provision of forensic mental health assessment and treatment 
  • Extensive skills and experience in the assessment of young people, and skills in working engaging with young people and their families and providing effective interventions
  • Ability to provide clinical & professional leadership 
  • Ability to help lead and support supervision and clinical accountability
  • High level of interpersonal skill and demonstrated ability to consult, liaise and negotiate 


  • Appropriate qualifications and relevant Registration with Registering Body
  • Appropriate work visa
  • Current Victorian Driver's License
  • Current Working with Children Check or willing to obtain one and be willing to undergo a Background Check


  • Access to Salary Packaging and Novated Leasing
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives in addition to discounted health insurance
  • Great work/life balance
  • Public transport and cafes/restaurants close by

To apply click the APPLY button, and include your resume and cover letter. 

For more information regarding the position please contact Denise Fry on ph: 0427 152 851

Applications close Wednesday 21 October 2020 by 11pm AEST

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.


  • Closed 10 days ago - 21 Oct 2020
  • Published on 07 Oct 2020, 8:05 AM