Educator - Dual Disability Senior Clinician

Job posted: 14/09/2023
Applications close: 28/09/2023 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training, Health and Allied Health, Family Violence Workers, Medical, Nursing

Reference: 62939

Reference: 62939

Occupation: Education and Training, Health and Allied Health, Family Violence Workers, Medical, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Working in Healthcare has never been more important or meaningful

Our Journey

The Mental Health Intellectual Disability Initiative - Adults (MHIDI-A)/Stronger together team is part of the Casey Adult Mental Health program and is located in Thomas Street, Dandenong. We provide consultation, multidisciplinary specialist assessment and treatment to people who have been diagnosed over the age of 16 years, with developmental-intellectual disability and a co-existing diagnosed mental health condition or suspected mental health condition (dual disability), many of whom will have complex presentations and challenging behaviours. We now have an exciting opportunity available for an Dual Disability Senior Clinician to join us, working full time, 76 hours per week, fixed term until the 11/3/24.

A Day in the Life:

  • This role works in collaboration with the clinical team and a range of internal and external stakeholders, to assist in improved outcomes for consumers with diagnosed or suspected mental illness and co-existing intellectual disability (dual disability). 
  • This will be achieved by developing, implementing and evaluating education and training as in relation to the MHIDI-A program objectives. This role will also carry a small clinical case load.
  • A key requirement of this post is education and capacity building of health and disability care professionals.
  • This opportunity is full time role ongoing role working Monday to Friday. 
  • The position will also work in collaboration with other team members to consolidate the Model of Care, formulate clear service policy and guidelines and ensure the service is compliant with Quality & Safety, OHS and all other areas of reporting.

About You

Outline skills / experience / attitude:

  • You are a suitably qualified Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist or Speech Pathologist with exceptional clinical knowledge and assessment skills, experience in capacity building and ability to work with a range of stakeholders. 
  • You have experience in or have a keen interest in the intellectual disability sector.  Whilst you can work autonomously you are also a strong team player and work efficiently in a team environment and are passionate to achieve outstanding outcomes for our consumers. You are also an advocate of Monash Health’s Strategic Guiding Principles.

What you need:

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications in a discipline such as Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology and/or Social Work
  • Current Victorian Drivers Licence
  • Experience working with people with a Dual disability; Mental Health and Intellectual Disability is highly desirable but not essential


  • Refer to attachment
  • Registered Nurse with current registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA)
  • Post Graduate Masters qualification in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing or completion of a specialist undergraduate psychiatric nursing program

Speech Pathology:

  • Bachelor or entry level Masters Speech Pathology Qualification
  • Eligibility for certified practising membership of Speech Pathology Australia (SPA)
  • Minimum seven years’ experience as a qualified Speech Pathologist.

Occupational Therapy:

  • B. App Sc (OT), B. Occupational Therapy, or Master of Occupational Therapy
  • Must be registered under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Minimum seven years’ experience as a registered OT.

Social Work:

  • An Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) accredited Bachelor Degree or entry level Masters Degree of Social Work which provides eligibility for membership of the AASW.
  • Requires a minimum of 7 years’ experience in the field of clinical mental health.
  • Written evidence of eligibility for AASW membership for overseas qualifications as required
  • Application Guide

In Return:

  • An exciting learning opportunity
  • A welcoming, collegial and flexible working environment
  • A real opportunity to make a difference

For a confidential discussion and to explore the opportunity further, please call Jessica O’Sughrue (Service Manager) on 0481 902 710.

Monash Health is a great place to work

In 2022 Monash Health was nominated by LinkedIn as one of the top 25 organisations in Australia to grow your career. Our employees enjoy a range of benefits including:

  • salary packaging options that increase your take-home pay
  • a comprehensive Health and Wellbeing program
  • free vaccinations
  • private health insurance at discounted rates
  • health imaging services
  • + more

Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service and proudly provides healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire lifespan from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers.  More than 22,000 of us work at over 40 care locations across south-eastern Melbourne.

We recognise the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles and our five ICare values.

How to Apply

Applications are only accepted that are submitted via the Monash Health online Mercury System (e-recruit).

For information including how to apply and probity check requirements, please refer to attached ‘Application Guide’ located under Position Documents.

Educator - Dual Disability Senior Clinician

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Jessica O'Sughrue - 0481902710

Educator - Dual Disability Senior Clinician