Mental Health Professionals (Expression of Interest) - McKellar Mental Health & Wellbeing Centre

Job posted: 03/02/2022
Applications close: No closing date

No closing date

Job Description

Location: Geelong

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Barwon Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical, Nursing, Aged Care

Reference: 173026

Reference: 173026

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical, Nursing, Aged Care

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Geelong

  • Medical, nursing, allied health and peer worker opportunities across variety of levels

  • Start building a high quality career & enjoy a high quality life in Barwon region

  • Work the hours that work for you. Permanent Full Time & Part Time Hours available

  • Relocation package & assistance available for suitable candidates

Our Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Directorate is currently recruiting for our newly developed McKellar Mental Health & Wellbeing Centre. The 16 bed unit has been codesigned in response to the Royal Commission, with purpose-built facilities and an innovative model of care. The unit will provide specialised mental health care for older adult (50 years +), including those with complex mental health and general health co-morbidities. In this new era of mental health service reform, Barwon MHDAS are transforming our services and we are seeking expressions of interest from all interested mental health professionals who are curious, passionate, and eager to advance their career.

About the new facility

Barwon Heath Mental Health Drugs & Alcohol Services are actively building upon our nationally recognised reputation for innovative clinical programs and integrated models of practice that are consumer centred, accessible and family inclusive. From the recent Royal Commission, we have been fortunate to receive funding for a new 16 bed Older Adult Acute Mental Health Unit, which is currently being built on our McKellar site. This new contemporary facility has a codesigned model of care that is collaborative, recovery oriented and trauma informed. It will provide clinical inpatient care for consumers aged 50 years+ with acute and sub-acute needs, with onsite facilities for outpatient appointments.

About the Roles

The new McKellar Mental Health & Wellbeing Centre will have a recovery oriented, consumer centred approach to service delivery, with an active therapeutic group program, a range of multidisciplinary assessments and treatments, and a peer support program.

We have a variety of opportunities suitable for mental health professionals to assist us in implementing this vision across a range of experience levels.

Opportunities include:

  • Medical (Consultant Psychiatrists, Registrars and Hospital Medical Officers)

  • Nursing Leadership ( Clinical Nurse Consultant, RPN2-RPN4)

  • Allied Health ( Senior AH, SW, OT, Pharmacy and Lived Experience)

  • Psychiatric Nurses ( RPN2; ANUM & PEN)

We are an inclusive service and encourage all interested Psychiatrists, Registered Psychiatric Nurses, Mental health Allied Health Clinicians and Peer workers to apply. The new unit means we can provide candidates with career opportunities and working arrangements that can suit their individual circumstances and professional goals. Please indicate on your cover letter the role in which you are interested

About the culture

This is a new service within the established Mental Health Acute Intervention Services team. You will have the opportunity to be part of a highly skilled, professional, friendly and dedicated workforce who take pride in providing high quality service. You will have support and guidance from fellow team members and management who exhibit our Barwon Health values, respect, compassion, commitment, accountability and innovation.

What we offer

  • Relocation Package & assistance available for suitable interstate candidates

  • Located in the centre of Geelong's CBD, we also offer an easier commute from the Western Suburbs of Melbourne, rather than travelling across the city

  • Flexible working arrangements

  • Professional development

  • Access to 24/7 employee wellness facility

  • Attractive salary packaging benefits! Living Expenses capped at $9,010 and includes repayments on mortgages, credit cards, personal loans and rental payments / Meal Entertainment & Accommodation capped at $2,650 and includes food and drink consumed in a social or entertainment settings and some accommodation expenditure

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the Mental Health Recruitment team via email at mentalhealth.recruitment@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

This role must be fully vaccinated for Covid -19 and influenza and meet the requirements of the Barwon Health immunisation policy.You will be required to upload your Immunisation History with evidence of influenza vaccination from March 2022 in the application process. Please use the "free text document" upload function for this purpose.


Mental Health Professionals (Expression of Interest) - McKellar Mental Health & Wellbeing Centre

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Kayleigh Butler - 0403990356

Mental Health Professionals (Expression of Interest) - McKellar Mental Health & Wellbeing Centre