Mental Health Clinician/Senior Mental Health Clinician (Undefined)

Job posted: 10/05/2024
Applications close: 24/05/2024 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Parkville

Job type: Fixed term - Part time

Organisation: The Royal Children's Hospital

Salary: $92,627 - $121,477

Occupation: Medical and Nursing

Reference: 11718

Reference: 11718

Occupation: Medical and Nursing

Salary Range: $92,627 - $121,477

Work location: Melbourne | Parkville

Mental Health Clinician (Grade 2 Occupational Therapist, Social worker, Speech Pathologist, Psychologist/Grade3 Psychiatric Nurse) or Senior Mental Health Clinician (Grade 3 Occupational Therapist, Social worker, Speech Pathologist, Psychologist/Grade4 Psychiatric Nurse) – Travancore Community Mental Health Team 


  • Located at Travancore site – 50 Flemington Street Travancore 

  • Friendly and supportive team environment 

  • Fixed-term, Part-time, 0.6 FTE, parental leave cover until 25/2/2025

  • Grade 2 or Grade 3 classification depending on qualifications and experience.  



About the Role:


This is a fixed term, part time position to cover parental leave until 25/2/2025, at 45.6 hrs per fortnight within the Travancore Community Mental Health Team. 


Working within a multidisciplinary team, you will provide high quality, tertiary mental health care for infants and children 0 to 15 years and their families through skilled assessment, treatment, and case management.  


You will also be involved in providing consultation to teams and services within the hospital, and external organizations and service providers to promote collaboration and build capacity. You may also be expected to join the clinical team supporting our In2School Day Program for a 6-month rotational period.  



Classification for this position will range from; 

Grade 2 Occupational Therapist (YB20-YB23) 

Grade 2 Psychologist (PK1-PK4) 

Grade 2 Social Worker (YC42-YC45) 

Grade 2 Speech Pathologist (YB47-YB50)


Grade 3 Registered Psychiatric Nurse (NP81-NP74)

Grade 3 Occupational Therapist (YB24-YB27) 

Grade 3 Psychologist (PL1-PL4) 

Grade 3 Social Worker (YC46-YC49) 

Grade 3 Speech Pathologist (YB51-YB54) 

Grade 4 Registered Psychiatric Nurse (NP75-NP77) 



To be successful in this role you will have: 


  • Demonstrated clinical skills and significant experience in the provision of effective and efficient child and adolescent mental health care  

  • Demonstrated ability to practice autonomously, as well as within an interdisciplinary team 

  • Provide high quality clinical supervision to other mental health clinicians and students (Grade 3) 

  • Demonstrated experience in professional supervision of clinicians and students (Grade 3) 

  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to maximise service coordination and cooperation as well as capacity building with community agencies 

  • Demonstrated interest or experience in quality improvement and program evaluation 

  • Demonstrated upholding and promotion of clinical and professional standards of practice.  

  • A commitment and evidence of evidence-based practice and continuing professional development including an ability to find and apply evidence in decision-making 

  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills and inter-personal skills 

  • Demonstrated awareness and understanding of legal obligations when working in a CAMHS context in Victoria 

  • A flexible and adaptable approach to functioning in a team environment that enhances the team’s high performance 



Your skills and experience:


  • Tertiary Qualification or equivalent in relevant discipline 

  • Current Registration as an Occupational Therapist, Psychologist or Registered Nurse with the applicable Health Practitioner Board or a qualified Social Worker or Speech Pathologist. 

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in working in true partnership with other community mental health teams and community/family welfare agencies to plan and implement effective interventions for children and young people experiencing complex mental health problems 

  • Experience in providing quality clinical/professional supervision to staff and students (Grade 3) 

  • Depending on discipline, required years of experience in accordance with the EBA will apply 


If this sounds like you, click here and here to view the position descriptions. 



About the Department


RCH Mental Health is a Level 5 tertiary Infant, Child and Family Area Mental Health and Wellbeing Service and comprises community and hospital-based services. This includes three multidisciplinary community teams which are based in Travancore, Sunshine and Hoppers Crossing.  This position will be primarily based at Travancore however you may be required to work across sites should the needs of the service require this. 


Our Community Mental Health Programs are undergoing an exciting transformation and expansion as we implement the recommendations from the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. The transformation will allow the RCH Mental Health Service to help more infants, children, and their families, and implement contemporary models of care that best meet the needs of the families we serve and support them to use their collective strengths for recovery and hope. As part of this transformation, there will be opportunities for further training, supervision, and development.   


Watch our Mental Health careers video here 


For more information about our Mental Health career pathway click here 



What we offer: 


  • Salary Packaging – Increase your take home pay! 

  • Free parking onsite 

  • Employee Assistance Program 

  • Ability to join Fitness Passport - Your pass to an extensive choice of fitness facilities 



Other requirements: 


  • Current National Criminal Record Check, or willing to obtain 

  • Valid Working with Children Check 

  • Compliance with RCHs “Staff Immunisation - Prevention of Vaccine Preventable Diseases” procedure 



Application process  


To apply, you will need a resume and a tailored cover letter outlining your skills, experience, and suitability for the position in line with the requirements of the position description. 


Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately, we encourage you to apply promptly!  


For more information about this position please contact Sean Ironside, Site Coordinator on 03 9345 6011 or sean.ironside@rch.org.au 

Mental Health Clinician/Senior Mental Health Clinician (Undefined)

Job type:

Fixed term - Part time

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admin.travancore@rch.org.au - Sean Ironside - 03 9345 6011

Mental Health Clinician/Senior Mental Health Clinician (Undefined)