Dual Diagnosis Clinician

Job posted: 11/05/2022
Applications close: 01/06/2022 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Eastern Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical, Nursing

Reference: 26929

Reference: 26929

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Dual Diagnosis Clinician

  • Permanent Part Time and Permanent Full Time roles

  • SW2, RPN3, P2, OT2

  • Ringwood and Box Hill

Eastern Health

Eastern Health is one of Melbourne’s largest public health services. We provide a range of emergency, surgical, medical and general healthcare services, including maternity, palliative care, mental health, drug and alcohol, residential care, community health and state-wide specialist services to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population and healthcare needs.

About the role

The Eastern Dual Diagnosis Service is looking for the right people to join the service as Dual Diagnosis Clinicians working directly with people and their families/carers experiencing co-occurring mental health and alcohol and drug problems. In these roles, based in Ringwood and Box Hill you will work closely with clinical mental health community and rehabilitation services and consumers and carers within these services providing dual diagnosis assessment and intervention.

You will play an integral role in supporting the implementation of effective and integrated services to people with co-occurring mental health and substance use problems, which includes the development of collaborative working relationships with alcohol and drug services in the eastern region.

The successful applicants will have experience in clinical service delivery in mental health and or alcohol and drug settings and in the provision of intergrated recovery focused ways of working.


About you 

To be successful in this role you will possess:

Experience and skills

  • Specialist knowledge of the issues and complications arising with the assessment and management of consumers experiencing co-occurring mental health and substance use problems.

  • Demonstrated ability to provide a range of services at a high standard, including specialist assessments and therapeutic interventions, to people with a serious mental illness and a serious substance use disorder within a demanding work environment.

  • Experience and demonstrated skills in alcohol and other drug assessments, withdrawal management, counselling and referral.

  • Demonstrated understanding of harm reduction as a key concept underpinning approaches to alcohol and drug problems in Australia; as well as an appreciation of principles of recovery, including social connectedness, holistic care provision and peer based examples of wellness.

  • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of maintenance medication, in particularly opioid pharmacotherapy for the treatment of substance used disorder.

  • An appreciation of the dynamic nature and major trends in drug use in recent years, such as increase in use of pharmaceutical/prescribed agents and growth in abuse of psychostimulants and other illicit synthetic drugs.

  • Demonstrated training and experience in providing evidenced-based treatment interventions including Relapse Prevention, Motivational Interviewing and Brief Intervention.

  • Demonstrated capacity, skills and expertise in working with clients with multiple and complex needs including psychiatric and physical co morbidity.

  • A sound knowledge of the principles and practices of service delivery in mental health settings and drug and alcohol treatment settings.

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of relevant legislation (including Mental Health Act), related policy and an awareness of current trends in service delivery.

  • Experience in the delivery of therapeutic groups and group activities.

  • Experience in working with consumers and carers in the planning and delivery of interventions.

  • Ability to liaise and consult with a broad range of health professionals, community agencies and organizations.

  • Ability and capacity to supervise and support junior staff and/or students.

  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team.

  • Well-developed interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.

  • Current Victorian Driver’s licence.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in computer skills.

  • A satisfactory Police Check is required prior to appointment.

Highly Desirable

  • An ability to provide initiative and innovation, ability to work in a changing environment with flexibility and problem solving skills.

  • Experience in providing education and training.

  • Experience in design and completion of quality projects, clinical audit activities and clinical research

Please refer to the attached position description for further details of the role.

Vaccination against infectious disease is a mandatory requirement of this role.  This offer of employment is conditional on you providing evidence that you are currently vaccinated against COVID-19 & Influenza, prior to commencing employment.

What we offer

Eastern Health offers a variety of fantastic Employee Benefits, view the extensive range here!

  • Diverse and engaging career opportunities

  • Friendly & supportive team

  • Flexible working hours

  • Salary packaging options

  • Career progression in our teaching hospitals

Next Steps

If you believe you have the ability to make a difference in this rewarding industry, apply today!

Please note:

  • All applications must be submitted online via E-Mercury

  • All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Fit2Work Check, where preferred candidates will be required to complete a Criminal History Check at the expense of Eastern Health.

  • You must have Australian work rights to apply for this position.

  • Recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.

Eastern Health Values:  Patients First | Agility | Humility | Respect | Kindness | Excellence

**Please note applications will be screened upon receipt and advertising may close prior to the closing date.**

Dual Diagnosis Clinician

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GAVIN FOSTER - (03) 9843 5864
Sophia Pallis - (03) 9871 3988

Dual Diagnosis Clinician