Intensive Clinician, EPPIC, Sunshine, FT 12 month Contract

Job posted: 16/07/2021
Applications close: 30/07/2021 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Melbourne Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Reference: 58059

Reference: 58059

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Intensive Mental Health Clinician – Early Psychosis Stream

Orygen Youth Health


  • Full-Time, 12 Month Contract, based primarily at Sunshine, Visy Cares Hub and Melton Satellite Service

  • Attractive Salary, excellent work-life balance, great team environment!

  • Provide high-quality clinical care based on clinical experience working with young people with serious mental illness

The Early Psychosis Stream is searching for an Occupational Therapist Grade 2, Social Worker Grade 2, Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 3 or Psychologist Grade 2 to be their Clinical Case Manager. The Intensive Clinician is responsible for the delivery of outreach based intensive mental health care to a small caseload of clients with psychotic disorders who have been identified as being at high risk due to poor engagement in treatment, prolonged recovery and risk to self or others.  The role also supports other members of the clinical team by engaging in shared care with clients requiring short-term intensive interventions


About us:


OYH also works alongside Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health which operates four primary mental health care headspace services in the catchment area.

  • Specialist clinical streams offer targeted interventions for psychotic disorders (including young people at ‘ultra-high risk’ of psychosis), mood disorders, and personality disorders; and also manage the co-morbid substance use disorders, eating disorders, and neurodevelopment disorders

  • A specialist forensic stream also supports those youth in custodial care, transitioning to and from alongside supporting clinicians with clients with forensic specialist needs

  • Streams are supported by the Psychosocial Recovery program and the Community Development program

  • The Early Psychosis clinical stream consists of the EPPIC and PACE programs.  The Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre (EPPIC) provides an early intervention service for young people presenting with symptoms of first episode psychosis. The primary intervention is Cognitive Behavioural Case Management (CBCM) which includes the provision of assertive case management and general psychiatric care; functional recovery and interventions to support family/significant others.

  • Additional information is available at www.oyh.org.au


Your success in this role, will be in your ability to


  • Provide comprehensive clinical case management and intensive interventions to clients of the Early Psychosis Stream. These clients are young people who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis and may also present with a range of co-morbid mental health issues.

  • Work within a specialist multidisciplinary team environment as a Case Manager who is responsible for devising, implementing and evaluating an appropriate treatment plan for each young person and their family. This involves provision of highly skilled clinical assessments, psychological treatments, home-based assertive outreach to facilitate engagement and case management tasks, such as liaison with other agencies and advocacy on behalf of the young person. The incumbent is expected to function autonomously, carry a caseload of clients, participate in clinical review meetings and practice according to the philosophy and protocols of the service.

  • May be required to provide interventions to clients from a range of Clinical Streams and spend time working within other programs such as the Youth Access Team

Your Contribution

  • Qualifications in a relevant area of practice

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in provision of mental health treatment, including with young people

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and respectfully with young people & families

  • Ability to work independently and as an effective member of a multidisciplinary team

  • Knowledge of the rationale and evidence for early intervention in mental illness

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills


Our Commitment to you

  • Work alongside highly trained staff whilst providing compassionate and supportive care for all members of the community.

  • Career progression opportunities to suit your professional development goals.

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.




For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.


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 prior to commencement.

Intensive Clinician, EPPIC, Sunshine, FT 12 month Contract

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Intensive Clinician, EPPIC, Sunshine, FT 12 month Contract