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Hope Clinician

  • LocationThe Alfred
  • Work TypeFull Time - Fixed Term
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtClosed 2 days ago
    Never published
  • Job no: 61004
  • Category: Nurse, Psychiatry

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.

Hope Clinician - Mental Health (Alfred)

  • RPN3/SW2/OT2
  • Fulltime/Part time negaotiable -
  • Fixed-Term (LSL replacement Oct '22 - Jan '23)
  • Located at The Alfred

The Department

Alfred Mental & Addiction Health (AMAH) is responsible for the operation of services which focus on people with a severe mental illness residing in the Inner South Eastern area of Melbourne.

Services are provided by a number of teams located at the Alfred Hospital (Commercial Road, Prahran) and at St. Kilda Road Clinic, Alma Road CCU (ARCC) in St. Kilda and the Child & Adolescent Service located in Moorabbin and Headspace in Elsternwick, Bentleigh and other satellite sites. Aged Psychiatry is located at Caulfield campus of Alfred Health.

AMAH also works in partnership with relevant local non government and social support agencies.

The single most important goal of AMAH is to create an environment that facilitates clinical recovery, supports individual recovery efforts and strives to minimise service system barriers to the recovery process.

The Role

Hope is established within the Consultation Liaison & Emergency Psychiatry (CLE) Programme. Teams within CLE include:

  • Crisis Assessment and Treatment Services within the community incorporating early discharge management, assessment and management of newly referred clients as well as after hour treatment and crisis support to clients of community mental health services inclusive of Adult, Aged and Child and Youth teams within Alfred Health.
  • Triage (including Triage+) - the Alfred Psychiatry 24-hour telephone triage referral, advice and support service
  • PACER - the 7 day a week afternoon/evening outreach service working in collaboration with Victoria Police providing acute assessment and advice to Victoria Police as an alternate to transfer of clients to the E&TC under section 351 of the MHA.
  • Emergency Psychiatry Service (EPS) - the Consultation Liaison service to the E&TC providing Mental Health and/or AOD assessment and interventions. This assessment includes immediate assessment and risk management plans for persons presenting with Behaviours of Concern.
  • The Mental Health & AOD Hub (the West Wing) within the E&TC, incorporating the Brief Intervention and Short Stay Unit (BISSU). The West Wing is staffed with a Coordinator 7 mornings per week, RPN’s and RN’s to support therapeutic engagement and risk management of clients admitted to the E&TC.
  • Hope - the Suicide Prevention team who provide 3 months’ intensive outreach psychosocial support and brief interventions to individuals discharged from hospital post a suicide attempt or who have presented with serious suicidal ideation.
  • The CL team who provide consultation and guidance regarding the management of patients in the medical and surgical units with mental health problems, behavioural issues and/or AOD issues; and -
  • The Access Manager (Psychiatry) who ensures access to specialist psychiatric in-patient beds is maintained; coordinates and prioritises all requests for in-patient care from within the service and external requests for the repatriation of patients from and to other AMHS and takes responsible for 7-day post discharge follow-up of all patients discharged external to AMAH community teams.
  • The Alfred Mental Health & Gambling Harm Program (AMHGHP) whose goal is to increase the knowledge and capacity of existing services in Victoria to provide optimal outcomes for clients presenting with co-occurring gambling harms and mental illness.

Qualifications & Experience Required

  • Approved Social Work degree or qualification acceptable for eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers, or
  • Registration with the Nurses’ Board Victoria through AHPRA. Tertiary qualifications in mental health nursing – post graduate diploma equivalent as a minimum, or
  • Registration with the AHPRA with Tertiary qualifications in occupational therapy and post graduate certificate equivalent in mental health as a minimum.
  • Minimum of 3 years post graduate experience including having worked within a community setting
  • Other relevant tertiary qualification or working towards, in relevant areas such as drug and alcohol or psychosocial or therapeutic interventions, highly regarded
  • Be familiar with and adhere to relevant professional codes of ethics, the values of Alfred Health, and relevant legislation, in particular the Mental Health Act (2014) and the Guardianship & Administration Act (1986).
  • A current Victorian Drivers Licence is essential.


  • Salary Packaging
  • Discount Health Insurance
  • Staff Parking
  • Child Care Services
  • On-Site Gym

Enquiries to Brooke Seebohm (Team Leader) 0457 451 834


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.

All Alfred Health employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and Influenza with a TGA approved vaccine and must provide evidence of their vaccination status. This is in accordance with the Victorian Minister of Health’s Mandatory Vaccination Orders for COVID-19 and legislated requirement for influenza vaccination.    

Website: www.alfredhealth.org.au

  • Closed 2 days ago - 26 Sep 2022