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Community Trainee RPN Grade 2 - Child & Youth Mental Health

LocationAlfred Health
Work TypeFull Time - Fixed Term
Positions1 Position
Job no: 68801
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.


A unique training and skills development opportunity in community youth mental health

  • Full-time with flexible ADO, 12-month contract
  • Based in Bentleigh
  • Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 2 Year 2–8 depending on experience
  • Frequent professional development opportunities and regular professional supervision

What's in it for you

  • Great team culture
  • Supportive multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Fitness Passport (Subscription membership across numerous gyms)
  • Be involved in an innovative youth mental health program that is making a real difference in the community!

About us

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

What you’ll be doing

In this role, you will be supported to gain clinical experience in community youth mental health nursing and develop skills in the assessment, treatment and coordination of care for young people experiencing psychosis and co-occurring mental health/substance use problems.

The role involves the provision of mental health nursing care in a variety of clinic based and outreach settings to young people and their families, as part of a broader multidisciplinary team. Skills in risk/mental state assessment, care planning, relevant legislation and knowledge of community mental and addiction nursing care/practice will be developed and are essential in undertaking this role. Well-developed interpersonal skills are required to effectively consult and with consumers, carers, family members, support persons and other professionals.

About you

  • Approved tertiary qualifications and current unrestricted as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) with the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia via AHPRA
  • At least 12 months previous clinical experience as an RPN 2 and successful completion of the Alfred Mental and Addiction Health Graduate Nurse Program or equivalent mental health graduate nurse program for external candidates
  • commenced or be enrolled in postgraduate study i.e. Diploma of Mental Health Nursing (desirable)
  • Australian working rights and full Covid-19 vaccination
  • Current Victorian Driver License, current Working with Children Check, and be willing to undergo a Background Check

Other benefits

  • Portable long service leave from other public health services
  • Great employment benefits as part of Alfred Health - Wellbeing initiatives, access to salary packaging, novated leasing and discounted health insurance and banking
  • Located close to public transport, shops and cafes

If this opportunity sounds like it is for you, click the APPLY button, include your resume and cover letter. 

For more information regarding the position, please contact Paul Bennetts on ph: 0427 169 615

Closing date: Sunday, 7th April 2024 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.

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.