Clinical Specialist/Family Worker - HYPE Stream

Job posted: 07/09/2023
Applications close: 27/09/2023 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Parkville

Job type: Part time

Organisation: The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical, Nursing

Reference: 72686

Reference: 72686

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Parkville

Family Work Clinical Specialist – HYPE

  • Exciting career opportunity for an experienced Family Worker and Senior Clinician
  • Ongoing part-time (0.5 EFT) multidisciplinary role – open to OT4, SW4, P4 and RPN5
  • Based in Parkville

Your new team

Orygen Specialist Program provides mental health services to young people aged 15-25 (soon to be 12-25) and their families/carers in Melbourne's northwest and western suburbs.

The Helping Young People Early (HYPE) team provides evidence-based early intervention for young people experiencing borderline personality disorder (BPD) and other personality disorders, and other co-occurring mental health difficulties. HYPE’s model of Relational Clinical Care comprises assertive clinical case management, general psychiatric care, individual psychotherapy (using Cognitive Analytic Therapy), family work and other supports such a vocational-educational support.

About your new role:

  • Provide high-quality family-inclusive consultations, based on clinical experience working with young people experiencing personality disorders and other complex mental health illnesses
  • Provide clinical leadership, support, supervision, primary and secondary consultations to members of the multidisciplinary team regarding family-inclusive practice principles and approaches
  • Provide high-quality clinical care for the families/supports of young people in HYPE
  • Manage and undertake mental health and risk assessment, psychological treatment, crisis intervention, family work and systems containment, for the client/carers/system
  • Be a knowledge resource for Personality Disorders and Family Work and build the role of family work within the HYPE Stream and the wider Orygen service
  • Participate in training and research pertaining to family-inclusive pratice, personality disorders and youth mental health

About You:

  • Comprehensive experience in clinical practice within the mental health field, including young people with personality disorders
  • Qualification in Family/Systems Therapy, training in Single Session Family Consultation Framework, and knowledge and training in family-focused approaches in mental health
  • Ability to develop, implement and evaluate client-centred individual service plans, risk assessments and diagnostic formulations
  • Knowledge of the rationale and evidence for early intervention in mental illness

Benefits of working with Orygen Specialist Programs:

  • Join us during this inspiring time of growth and transformation – career progression opportunities to suit your professional development goals.
  • Enjoy excellent work-life balance working in a supportive and collaborative team
  • Salary packaging, onsite car parking and close to public transport.

The RMH is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community. Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.


If you are looking for a varied and interesting role with scope to develop a range of skills, and you can demonstrate the above capabilities, connect with us for a confidential discussion.

Please note: recruitment is ongoing, with interviews commencing as soon as suitable applications are received. Advertising may cease prior to the closing date.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working with Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment and COVID-19 Vaccination prior to commencement.

Clinical Specialist/Family Worker - HYPE Stream

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Kate Wapling - 0399276200
Ben McKechnie - 0399669100

Clinical Specialist/Family Worker - HYPE Stream