Mental Health Clinician (RPN) - Youth Ararat

Job posted: 27/09/2023
Applications close: 29/02/2024 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Western Region | Ararat

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Grampians Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Reference: 17748

Reference: 17748

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Western Region | Ararat

Senior Mental Health Clinician Youth OR Mental Health Clinician Youth

Register Psychiatric Nurse, Psychologist, Social Work or Occupational Health Therapist

80 hours per fortnight + a monthly ADO
Both positions available

Senior Mental Health Clinician Youth

About the role

In conjunction with the Team Leader, the senior mental health clinician’s role will provide clinical leadership in developing clinical expertise within the team through mentoring, teaching, supervising and contributing to the organisation of the day to day operational functioning of the team.

 Key accountabilities:

  • Proactive clinical leadership and participation in the clinical activities of a multidisciplinary clinical team.  Expertise in the provision of evidence-based and best practice. A level of expertise commensurate with the role and years of experience.
  • The facilitation of the clinical team meetings, coordination of the clinical case reviews, and daily operational coordination with appropriate delegation of responsibilities as needed.
  • Provide direct and indirect support for complex presentations within the team and carry a caseload in consideration of other portfolio responsibilities.

Mental Health Clinician Youth

About the role

The Youth Mental Health Service (YMHS) provides timely access to secondary consultation, comprehensive mental health assessment, early intervention and evidence-based treatment for young people aged 15 to 25 years, their families and other services within the community.

The mental health clinician provides comprehensive and proficient bio-psycho-social clinical assessments and treatments to youth and their families that are evidence-based and/or best practice to enhance the young person’s recovery from mental disorder.

Clinicians who undertake a career with Youth Mental Health Service will find the role is both challenging and rewarding, with exposure to a wide range of mental health disorders and treatments.

 Key Responsibilities

  • Undertake comprehensive mental health assessments, identify and prioritise patient and family needs and/or referral options.
  • Clinically treat patients as the primary treating clinician within a multi- disciplinary team that emphasises, practices and continually seeks to improve patient-centred, family-inclusive, community-based, evidence-based and best practices.
  • Develop, administer, implement and review clinical treatment plans that target identified biological, psychological, and social needs of patients and their families and include targeted evidence-based treatment strategies consistent with GH-MHS policies, procedures and discipline- specific standards.
  • Evaluate the effects of implemented treatment of all patients and their families.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in daily clinical practice with respect to the routine, active involvement of families in the delivery of clinical treatments.

Skills and experience

  • Ideally the candidate will have experience working in a Community Mental Health team
  • High levels of assessment skills
  • Experience working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team structure.

Clinicians who undertake a career with Youth Mental Health Service will find the role is both challenging and rewarding, with exposure to a wide range of mental health disorders and treatments.

Please check the corresponding position descriptions for all accountabilities and selection criteria.

Ararat Region

Ararat Rural City has a population of over 11,000 and is situated 198km west of Melbourne on the Western Highway which connects the region to Adelaide. Ararat sits at an important road junction with the Pyrenees Highway which connects north western Victoria with the Port of Portland in the south.

Ararat Rural City is the gateway to the world-renowned Grampians Region and is characterised by huge horizons, spectacular mountain scapes and a vibrant sense of community health and wellbeing.

Advanced manufacturing, agriculture, food and wine production, construction, healthcare and tourism experiences underpin the economy.

Grampians Health Culture & Benefits

At Grampians Health, we recognise our staff are our greatest asset.  We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our staff, patients, residents, visitors, volunteers and contractors at all sites.

  • Flexible work arrangements and purchase leave opportunities
  • Salary packaging for living expenses such as rent/mortgage plus meals, entertainment & holidays
  • Access to discounted health club membership
  • Staff rewards and recognition programs

 How to apply

Click APPLY or contact Allister Williamson Acting Team Leader Ararat MHS, on 53529710.

All appointments are subject to a satisfactory police records check, immunisation clearance and Working with Children check and/or NDIS Worker Screening Check.

All employees must be willing and able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when required, which at a minimum is a surgical mask.  Additional PPE requirements are role-dependent.

Grampians Health is a child safe organisation, committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people.

Grampians Health is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or questioning), intersex and asexual LGBTQIA+.

Mental Health Clinician (RPN) - Youth Ararat

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Allister Williamson - 0400755366
Dennis Carter - 0428493627

Mental Health Clinician (RPN) - Youth Ararat