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Mental Health Clinician (RPN4 or SW/OT/Psy3) - Child & Youth

LocationAlfred Health
Work TypeFull Time - Fixed Term
Positions1 Position
Job no: 67698
Category: Allied Health and Medical Science, Other Allied Health / Medical Science

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.

Join the passionate team at headspace Early Psychosis pioneering mental health services

  • Full Time with monthly ADO to end Jan 2025
  • Based in Bentleigh
  • Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 4 or Social Worker / Occupational Therapist / Psychologist Grade 3
  • Numerous opportunities for ongoing employment within Alfred Health

What's in it for you

  • An opportunity to be involved in changing perceptions and reducing stigma surrounding mental health issues! 
  • A supportive and fun team working environment
  • Frequent professional development opportunities and regular professional supervision

About us

headspace Early Psychosis is one of the world’s most comprehensive youth early psychosis programs being delivered through one program in each Australian state.

Through this new initiative, young people and their families have timely access to comprehensive evidence-based early psychosis services. This program aims to intervene early with young people who have unusual sensory experiences and/or beliefs and their families and supporters. The service builds on strengths and resilience, uses the wisdom of lived experience and fosters hope, potential, and recovery.

Alfred Health is the lead agency for this program and offers the opportunity to work in a growing dynamic healthcare environment. 

What you’ll be doing

In this role, you will be the first point of contact with the service and will provide the initial screening response to those making contact with primary headspace and headspace Early Psychosis.

You will be capable of providing high quality customer service that is highly engaging and responsive to the needs of young people and their families. Referrers will be assisted to find the right service where other options are more appropriate. Streamlined entry to headspace Early Psychosis services will be supported by timely decision-making and case allocation.

In this position, you will also provide case management and other clinical services to clients and families up to 50% of the time.

Qualification & Experience Required

  • Approved tertiary qualifications in relevant discipline and eligibility for membership with the appropriate professional body (Nursing and Midwifery Board/Occupational Therapy Board/Psychology Board via AHPRA or eligibility with AASW
  • Post graduate qualifications desirable
  • Experience providing assessment and treatment of mental health disorders and alcohol and other drug disorders to young people and their families

Other Benefits

  • Portable long service leave from other public health services
  • Disounted gym membership for numerous gyms across Melbourne - Fitness Passport
  • Great employment benefits as part of Alfred Health - Wellbeing initiatives, access to salary packaging, novated leasing and discounted health insurance and banking
  • Opportunity to participation in the Discovery College
  • Located close to public transport and cafes

All enquiries to Catherine Keen Team leader – Continuing Care Team headspace Early Psychosis on 0408 187 895 or [email protected]

Applications Close: 11pm AEST, Sunday 2 June 2024

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.

In accordance with the Health Minister's Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all Alfred Health employees are required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Furthermore, in accordance with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, health care workers in Category A or B roles (as determined by the department’s risk ratings) are required to be vaccinated against influenza or hold an acceptable medical exemption.