Community Plus Senior HOPS Nurse

Job posted: 28/02/2023
Applications close: 28/03/2023 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Mercy Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 19393

Reference: 19393

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan


You will be part of the Community Plus team which is like a hybrid of MST and HOPS teams. It's a recovery focused multi-disciplinary team who provides an extended hours clinical service to people who live within the municipalities of Wyndham, Hobson's Bay and Maribyrnong. In addition to experiencing significant mental illness/ mental health problems your clients will have other health and psycho social needs that impact their wellbeing  Notably many of your clients will experience chronic homelessness. The role has a dual purpose. Firstly to provide clinical case management to eligible clients with an emphasis on working with clients who experience homelessness. Secondly to support the housing and homelessness service sectors so they can optimally support people with significant mental health issues. You will facilitate comprehensive responses for your clients’ needs and as senior clinician you will provide support and leadership within the team.

  • fixed term, fulltime RPN4 (80 hrs per fortnight with monthly ADO)
  • Friendly, innovative, professional team who are dedicated to helping people
  • Recovery based service delivering evidence based treatment for mental illness
  • Engage with the housing and homelessness support sectors and homeless population in a meaningful way
  • Based at our Saltwater Clinic in vibrant Footscray


  • Registered with AHPRA as a Clinical Psychiatric Nurse
  • Experience in managing an independent caseload, and delivering treatment or care to people experiencing mental illness using a recovery based framework
  • Experience with and understanding of interventions and services that support clients with complex interconnected needs
  • A willingness to provide support and supervision to junior staff and students


Mercy Mental Health (South West Area Mental Health Service) is a public mental health service supporting people in south west metropolitan Melbourne with severe and complex mental illnesses by providing acute and community-based care. Services are available to adults through acute inpatient programs, residential rehabilitation programs and crisis and community recovery-focused treatment programs. We also deliver inpatient and community specialist perinatal mental health services to women and infants in western Victoria.

Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women's health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.


Mercy Health recognises that many people want to work somewhere that is more than ‘just a job.’ At Mercy Health, we pride ourselves on our values-based culture, and offer a generous range of benefits to support you to maintain a healthy work/life balance. These include: 

  • Salary packaging benefits
  • Opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Health and Wellbeing programs
  • Camp Australia School Holiday Program
  • Career progression and development opportunities
  • A range of discounts available across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services

We focus on caring for our staff members and those important to them. We support all staff to be their authentic selves at work through Whole Self @ Mercy Health - our network group for LGBTIQ staff and allies.

At Mercy Health we pride ourselves on embracing diversity and foster an inclusive culture where individual differences are respected and celebrated. We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

To be the successful candidate you must meet the position requirements as well as provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check.

If you have any questions or require any adjustments to ensure a fair and equitable interview and selection process please contact us on the details below.


  • Maryann Croatto, Manager Community Plus
  • Phone: (03) 9928 7444
  • email : mcroatto@mercy.com.au


  • Annie Dalumpines,
  • Phone: (03) 9319 7000
  • email: ADalumpines@mercy.com.au

Please Note - Candidate shortlisting will commence soon and the advert may close earlier than the closing date if eligible candidates are shortlisted.

To view the position description or submit your application please click the 'Apply Now' button.

Community Plus Senior HOPS Nurse

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Maryann Croatto - 03 9928 7444
Annie Dalumpines - 03 9319 7000

Community Plus Senior HOPS Nurse