Older Adults Clinician

Job posted: 17/05/2023
Applications close: No closing date

No closing date

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time, Part time

Organisation: Mercy Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing, Aged Care

Reference: 19965

Reference: 19965

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing, Aged Care

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan


Summary of the role:

Mercy Mental Health & Wellbeing Service, a provider of Adult and Older Adult Mental Health and Wellbeing services in the southwest metropolitan area of Melbourne, is establishing an Older Adults community based team.  We are seeking mental health clinicians with expertise in the care of older people experiencing mental ill health.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the development of a new community team that will provide mental health support to older adults living within the Wyndham and Hobson’s Bay communities.  You will be an experienced mental health clinician with a passion for caring for older people.  Working as part of a multidisciplinary integrated community-based team that provides outreach services.

The Older Adults Community Team provides the provision of assessment, primary and secondary consultation and case management to adults over the age of 65 referred to the service who are experiencing psychological disorders, mental illness and have aged related physical co-morbidities.  Outreach services are provided to older adults living at home or within Residential Aged Care Facilities. The team also provides support to families and carers.

There are both full time and part-time roles available.  The team will initially be based at Saltwater Clinic in Footscray and will work across sites.  Salary and conditions in accordance with qualifications.

Applications will be reviewed as received and suitable applicants will be interviewed.


  • 5 years’ experience working within mental health
  • Expertise in the care of older adults experiencing mental ill health
  • Registration with AHPRA as a Registered Nurse with successful completion of a specialist undergraduate psychiatric nursing program or a Post Graduate psychiatric / mental health nursing qualification ; or
  • Registration with AHPRA as an Occupational Therapist; or
  • A recognised degree in Social Work and eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers; or
  • Demonstrated clinical competency in mental status and risk assessment and the ability to prioritise workload and coordinate clinical care with other service providers
  • Self-directed, motivated and ability to work autonomously
  • Current Victorian Driver’s licence.
  • Desirable – further study in the care of the older person


Mercy Mental Health and Wellbeing Service (South West Area Mental Health Service) is a public mental health service supporting people in south west metropolitan Melbourne with severe and complex mental illnesses by providing acute and community-based care. Services are available include acute inpatient programs, residential rehabilitation programs and crisis and community recovery-focused treatment programs. We also deliver inpatient and community specialist perinatal mental health services to women and infants in western Victoria.

Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women's health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.


Mercy Health recognises that people are searching for meaning in their work life and finding a workplace that connects with their values is a key motivation when choosing an employer. As a not-for-profit healthcare provider, Mercy Health has a strong mission and clear values that guide us in everything we do. We pride ourselves on:

  • caring for our people and those important to them with generous employee assistance available for employees and their families
  • encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and supporting all staff to be their authentic selves at work through our network group for LGBTIQ+ staff and allies
  • protecting children and vulnerable people in all our services, by listening to them and having zero tolerance of any form of abuse and neglect
  • taking a stand against climate change, which is one of the biggest threats to the health of the world and all humanity, and committing to action that will help make our world fairer and more sustainable
  • offering benefits such as generous salary packaging, purchased leave, career progression and development opportunities, access to health and wellbeing programs and a range of discounts across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services.


  • Candidates are required to meet the position and qualification requirements.
  • Provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check (Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation).
  • Proof of vaccination status consistent with public health orders and with Mercy Health’s policy (includes but is not limited to COVID-19 and seasonal influenza vaccination compliance requirement).

If you have any questions or require any adjustments to ensure a fair and equitable interview and selection process please contact us on the details below.

Contact Details

  • Linda Crossan, Manager Older Adults
  • lcrossan@mercy.com.au
  • 0435 449 957

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Older Adults Clinician

Job type:

Full time, Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Carole Staley - 0435 449 957
Andrea Kavanagh - 0425 706 801

Older Adults Clinician