Mental Health Clinician - Eating Disorder Specialist

Job posted: 30/03/2022
Applications close: No closing date

No closing date

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Mercy Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Reference: 16868

Reference: 16868

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

ABOUT THE ROLE: The Specialist Eating Disorder clinician will focus to improve access and provision of support and treatment for consumers experiencing an eating disorder. The Specialist role will further provide a standard of high clinical care and workforce development across the mental health services. It is a wonderful opportunity to work within a multidisciplinary community mental health team, providing recovery framework of care to consumers experiencing mental health issues and psychosocial problems  The team peruses excellence to provide an accessible high quality service to the rapid growing, diverse Wyndham community. Located within walking distance to an Aquatic centre and the Werribee Plaza

  • Permanent Part-time position, three day per week, business hours
  • Registered Psychiatric Nurse 4 or Allied Health 3
  • Based at Wyndham Clinic, Hoppers Crossing
  • Work across sites to provide specialist supports and consultation services
  • Provide specialist eating disorders assessments and formulation for MMH consumers to guide treatment planning
  • Provide time limited evidence based interventions
  • Strengthen and develop pathways for interagency collaboration within Mercy Mental health and external stakeholders 
  • A welcoming, supportive, dedicated high performing team
  • Opportunity to gain further experience as a Senior clinician.


  • Registered Nurse with AHPRA and a Bachelor degree in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing or equivalent, or, Bachelor of Nursing plus a Postgraduate qualification in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, or
  • An approved degree in Social Work and eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers, or
  • An approved degree in OT/Psychology and registration under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act (2009) with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia / Psychology Board of Australia
  • Previous experience working with consumers with an eating disorder diagnosis
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


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.

Mercy Health is committed to the safety of all children across our services. We recognise the importance of listening to the voice of children and have a zero tolerance of any form of child abuse.

Mercy Health has a duty of care under work health and safety legislation to eliminate and/or control the risk of transmission of vaccine preventable diseases in healthcare settings. You may therefore be required to undergo mandatory immunisations/vaccinations (including flu vaccinations).

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. Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation.

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.


Mental Health Clinician - Eating Disorder Specialist

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Abby Mzungu - 80077200
Kaylene Rowe - 99287444

Mental Health Clinician - Eating Disorder Specialist