Mental Health Clinician - Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement (HOPE) (As per award)

Job posted: 24/03/2021
Applications close: 27/06/2021 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: South West Region | Warrnambool

Job type: Full time

Organisation: South West Healthcare

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical and Nursing

Reference: VG/1522643

Reference: VG/1522643

Occupation: Medical and Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: South West Region | Warrnambool

Located on the beautiful Great South Coast, South West Healthcare offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and psychiatric services. The organisation serves a catchment in excess of 110,000 and comprises of a total of 282 beds and an extensive range of primary and community services. Warrnambool boasts excellent sporting, education (pre-school to university), social and cultural facilities. The city’s award winning foreshore promenade is a 5.7km path that stretches from the breakwater along the coastline to the Hopkins River mouth.

An exciting opportunity exists for suitably qualified health professionals (Social Worker, Registered Nurse, Psychologist or Occupational Therapist) to join the newly funded Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement (HOPE) program within our Mental Health Directorate.

About the role

The role involves clinically supporting consumers who have been referred to the program.

The aim of HOPE program is to provide support and aftercare for people at the point of discharge following a suicide attempt or presenting with acute suicidal ideation.

The program will work in partnership with The Way Back Support Service (WBSS) providing recovery-oriented and trauma informed mental health intake and treatment follow-up to consumers, family and carers across the South West Mental Health catchment inclusive of Warrnambool, Portland, Hamilton, Camperdown and surrounding regions.

HOPE clinicians will provide evidence based individual biological, psychological and social interventions based on a persons expressed needs and goals for a period of up to 3 months working in partnership with WBSS.

Part time and full time applicants are encouraged to apply.

What you bring

As a health professional you will be able to demonstrate skills and broad experience in mental health clinical services including proven ability to work within a team based multi-disciplinary model. A working knowledge of recovery-oriented practices, trauma informed care, current mental health trends, legislation and relevant policy directions of mental health services also is essential for this role.

The successful applicants will have excellent written communication and interpersonal skills and initiative with proven ability to work autonomously and with a multidisciplinary team, as well as an ability to work with limited direction, be self-motivated, and provide effective problem-solving, negotiation and change management skills.

What we offer

You will enjoy benefits such as:

  • Excellent salary packaging options including meals & entertainment, novated leasing and additional superannuation contributions;
  • Internal and external professional development opportunities;
  • Ongoing clinical supervision;
  • A range of internal development opportunities focusing on personal development such as resilience and mentoring workshops and comprehensive leadership programs;
  • Excellent terms and conditions of employment. 

Who we are

SWH is the major specialist referral centre for the Barwon South West sub-region, and provides a comprehensive range of acute, sub-acute, specialist, community, mental health and aged services.

With a population of 34,000 and a catchment of 100,000 Warrnambool is the regional centre to Victoria's Great South Coast.

In 2018, the Ipsos Annual Life in Australia study crowned Warrnambool and its surrounding regions the most liveable city as well as region.

To learn about the vibrant town and region please visit: http://www.warrnambool.com/

How to apply

A position description and further details can be found at our website under Careers.

For specific enquiries regarding the roles, please contact Olivia Walker (Manager Warrnambool Adult Mental Health Team) on telephone (03) 5563 4333 or email owalker@swh.net.au

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with the Victorian Public Mental Health Services Enterprise Agreement 2016-2020, or Victoria Public Health Sector (Medical Scientist, Pharmacists & Psychologist) enterprise Agreement 2017-2021 with the appropriate classification Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 3, Social Worker Grade 2, Occupational Therapist Grade 2 or Psychologist Grade 2.

The successful applicants will be required to be eligible for and undergo the following:

  • Police Record Check
  • Employee Working with Children's Check
  • Current Immunisation status

Applications are to be submitted online via our website only under Careers and need to include: an application letter, full personal particulars, qualifications and experience; together with the names of two (2) referees by Sunday 27 June 2021.

Note: If you experience any difficulties with this website, please email: humanresources@swh.net.au

As an organisation SWH prides themselves on their values; Care, Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Leadership and their overall dedication to the local community.

SWH respects all individuals and promote equity and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, racial, cultural and religious backgrounds and socio-economic status.

Mental Health Clinician - Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement (HOPE) (As per award)

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

As per award


Olivia Walker | (03) 5563 4333

Mental Health Clinician - Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement (HOPE) (As per award)