Music Therapist - Custodial Forensic Youth Mental Health (FYMHS)

Job posted: 05/06/2024
Applications close: 15/06/2024 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Parkville

Job type: Part time

Organisation: The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 75041

Reference: 75041

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Parkville

Music Therapist

Custodial Forensic Youth Mental Health Service (FYMHS)

  • Part time, fixed term (2-years) opportunity | Salary Packaging
  • Based in Parkville with some travel to Cherry Creek Youth Justice Precinct
  • Excellent team culture, training, supervision and professional development opportunities

Your new team

Forming part of the Orygen Specialist Program (OSP), a program of The Royal Melbourne Hospital, the Custodial Forensic Youth Mental Health Service (FYMHS) team provides specialist youth mental health care in custodial settings (Parkville and Cherry Creek sites) to young people and their families/carers.

Custodial FYMHS is in an exciting period of significant growth as a result of the Royal Commission and evolution of Victorian Mental Health Services. Our specialist multidisciplinary team provide enhanced services to young people in custody, with a focus on recovery-oriented care.

Your new role

Join us in a newly created specialist role supporting with the expansion of the specialist team within Custodial FYMHS. We are excited to welcome an enthusiastic, passionate and experienced Music Therapist to play a crucial role in enhancing the care and assistance provided to young people in custody, focusing on developing relationships that foster hope and optimism.Feel supported as you work amongst a passionate, inclusive and supportive multidisciplinary team and have access to regular professional development (internal & external) and supervision.

In this role, you will:

  • Provide a service that facilitates music as a therapeutic tool that meets the needs of young people in custody and Custodial FYMHS.
  • Have the opportunity to participate in music therapy directed OSP-wide projects.
  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of key methodologies that are evidence-based, including the provision of therapeutic live music, guided original song writing, guided relaxation, music skill building and studio therapy, while exploring associated mental health concepts.
  • Based across Parkville & Cherry Creek Youth Justice Precincts. As such, travel to the workplace destination can be included within the working hours.

About You:

  • Relevant Australian Music Therapy Association registration and qualifications (see position description for details)
  • Comprehensive experience in music therapy within the mental health field, ideally including young people experiencing mental health challenges.
  • Knowledge of the youth justice and/or criminal justice system and other relevant settings is desirable.

Benefit of working with us:

  • Join us during this incredibly exciting time of growth within an established and reputable organisation
  • Excellent training, education and professional development support and opportunities
  • Enjoy a flexible work-life balance working in a supportive and collaborative team
  • Salary packaging and monthly ADO's in full-time positions!

The RMH is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community. Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.


If you are ready to make a real and positive impact amongst the youth justice population, we would love to discuss this exciting role with you in more detail. For a confidential conversation, please connect with us via the details below.

Please note: recruitment is ongoing, with interviews commencing as soon as suitable applications are received. Advertising may cease prior to the closing date.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check, and where applicable, Working With Children Check (WWCC). All RMH employees are required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment including evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 (3 doses) prior to commencement. This is in accordance with the Victorian Minister of Health’s Mandatory Vaccination Orders for COVID-19.

Music Therapist - Custodial Forensic Youth Mental Health (FYMHS)

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Elle Crisp - 0407311076
Ingrid Cranston - 0417822204

Music Therapist - Custodial Forensic Youth Mental Health (FYMHS)