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Occupational Therapist Clinical Lead, Child & Youth, Mental Health Program

Job posted: 05/08/2022
Applications close: 26/08/2022 (Midnight)
11 days remaining

11 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Eastern Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial, Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Reference: 27786

Reference: 27786

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial, Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Occupational Therapist Clinical Lead, Child & Youth, Mental Health Program



  • Permanent Full Time with Monthly ADO

  • $118,232.40 - $130,270.40 p.a (paid pro rata) based on experience

  • Generous Salary Packaging + Employee Benefits

  • Work for a Values Based Organisation


Eastern Health


Eastern Health is a dual winner of the Premier’s Health Service of the year award and one of Melbourne’s largest health services.


Eastern Health provides healthcare services across 2816 square kilometres, the largest geographical areas of any metropolitan health service in Victoria with larger sites in Box Hill, Ringwood, Upper Ferntree Gully, Healesville, Wantirna, Lilydale and Burwood.  Eastern Health workforce is made up of approximately 11,000 staff and 600 volunteers with representation from 101 nationalities.


Mental Health Program


Eastern Health’s Mental Health Program is a leader in care delivery, innovation, research and education.


The Infant, Child and Youth Mental Health Service is comprised of multidisciplinary teams across acute inpatient and community settings.  The service provides specialist mental health care and treatment for infants, children and young people, aged 0 to 25 years and their families, with the aim of promoting their social, and psychological development and well-being.   Additionally, as the lead provider of infant, child and youth mental health in the region, we support partner agencies and services, through a vibrant Secondary Consultation and Community Education program.


The Adult and Older Adult Mental Health Service works in partnership with consumers (aged 26+), carers, families and other service providers, to provide high quality mental health assessments, clinical case management and therapeutic interventions, within a recovery oriented model of care, alongside the provision of discipline specific clinical work.  The model of care includes working in close collaboration with family and carers as well as in the partnership with a range of community services to support the consumer’s recovery journey.  The Older Adult speciality stream provides a range of specialist treatments to support people with a complex mixture of psychological, cognitive, functional, behavioural, physical and social problems usually related to ageing.


About the role


The Professional Clinical Lead is accountable for the profession-specific standards of practice for Occupational Therapy and for the clinical expertise of their profession in the Child & Youth services across the mental health program.  The Professional Lead will apply superior consolidated clinical leadership skills to foster a culture of excellence, achievement and innovation in the Occupational Therapy workforce.


The Professional Lead will provide expert professional specific advice, leadership and support.  They will be a key innovator and contributor in the areas of clinical governance and safety, quality, and workforce development for the profession and will drive these initiatives within the context of the Child & Youth mental health program strategic plan.  Through the established supervision structures, they will ensure professional practice within the program is evidenced based informed and contemporary.  Building and maintaining effective relationships and collaborations with the Associate Program Directors, Managers and Team Leaders is pivotal to the success of this role and to ensuring that actions are consistent with the Mental Health Programs strategic plan.


What we offer:


Eastern Health’s Mental Health Program prides itself on:



  • Supporting colleagues in clinically complex situations through a strong professional culture, with access to regular professional and clinical supervision as well as extensive opportunities for professional development and training.

  • Career advancement opportunities

  • Friendly, supportive workplace with locations across the eastern suburbs of Melbourne

  • Generous salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing

  • Access to a range of leave entitlements including study and purchased leave to support you to manage family, study or other commitments

  • Health and wellbeing incentives including discounted health insurance.


About you



  • Extensive post-graduate experience working as a  Occupational Therapist (minimum 10 years).

  • Registration as an Occupational Therapist with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia, Australian Health Practitioners Registration Agency.

  • A high level of clinical expertise, including in the provision of biopsychosocial assessment, formulation and evidence based therapeutic interventions within public Infant, Child & Youth Mental Health services for both of them.

  • Extensive leadership, education and administrative experience within a health setting.

  • The ability to work effectively as part of a diverse team

  • An established track record of highly developed interpersonal skills


Next Steps


If you believe you have the ability to make a difference in this rewarding industry, apply today!


Please note:



  • All applications must be submitted online via E-Mercury

  • All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Fit2Work Check, where preferred candidates will be required to complete a Criminal History Check at the expense of Eastern Health.

  • You must have Australian work rights to apply for this position.

  • Recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.


Eastern Health is a child safe organisation, committed to promoting the wellbeing and cultural safety of Aboriginal children, children with disabilities and all children in their diversity.



Eastern Health is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment that welcomes and values all people. We recognise that diversity is essential in ensuring Eastern Health provides the best service to its consumers.



Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, those from the LGBTIQ+ community, people living with disability and those from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, are strongly encouraged to apply. Those seeking support in submitting an application are welcome to contact the hiring manger listed or feel free to contact the Talent Acquisition team.


Eastern Health Values:  Patients First | Agility | Humility | Respect | Kindness | Excellence


**Please note applications will be screened upon receipt and advertising may close prior to the closing date.**

Occupational Therapist Clinical Lead, Child & Youth, Mental Health Program

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Contact:

EMMA BEER - (04) 1832 3712
Lynne Allison

Occupational Therapist Clinical Lead, Child & Youth, Mental Health Program