Job posted: 28/02/2023
Applications close: No closing date

No closing date

Job Description

Location: Various

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Mercy Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical, Nursing

Reference: 19442

Reference: 19442

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Various

A new full time (part time considered) permanent position as a Senior Clinical Psychologist is available at Saltwater Clinic. Located in the heart of Footscray, you will work in a recently refurbished building with great access to public transport and diverse local food. You will be providing a psychological lens and interventions as part of a collaborative multi-disciplinary community team, who work with people experiencing mental health problems living within the Maribyrnong and Hobson’s Bay areas. You will be working in a psychology-specific role, within a recovery focused framework, delivering comprehensive assessments, evidence-based therapy, and clinical supervision. 

  • Full Time / Part time permanent Senior Clinical Psychology role, P3
  • Great opportunity to maximise your skills as a Clinical      Psychologist, contributing to senior clinical work, program development, and supervision of staff
  • Exciting time to be part of innovative and consumer-centred changes in the public mental health system


The Senior Clinical Psychologist works within a multidisciplinary team dedicated to providing recovery support. Clinical services are provided across all mental illnesses. Working closely with the Consultant Psychiatrist, this role is integral as a role model and champion of best practice for the clinical team.  Duties include elements of psychological assessment, formulation, intervention and management planning, psychological therapies, with the potential for individual and group therapy, supporting other clinicians’ development and understanding of psychological principles, supervision and mentoring. Clinical governance is provided by weekly clinical review meetings.


  • Registration under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act (2009) with the Psychology Board of      Australia.  General registration with a clinical psychology practice endorsement.
  • Compliance with all legal requirements pertaining to the position including responsibility for maintaining current registration      as required by your professional organisation or other applicable Acts.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in evidence-based psychological therapies, such as CBT, ACT, DBT, CFT and/or Schema Therapy.
  • Interest in working with consumers with experiences of psychosis, mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, personality disorders.
  • Extensive experience in conducting a holistic  assessment of the person and their informal and formal systems, inclusive of case formulation and treatment planning.
  • Advanced skills in working within a Recovery Model inclusive of family sensitive practice.
  • Highly developed written and verbal skills.
  • Highly developed organisational skills, inclusive of advanced time management.
  • Continuous ability to problem solve, negotiate and communicate with staff and other service providers.
  • Demonstrated advanced capacity for initiative and an ability to work appropriately with limited direction.
  • Extensive background in working with people and their families where mental illness is a component of their lives.
  • Knowledge of Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation.
  • Commitment to working with service users from various ethnic backgrounds.
  • Reputation for inspiring others to deliver high quality clinical care that is timely and person centred.
  • Skills in liaison, collaboration and negotiation with other service providers, service users, carer groups and other community agencies.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • Current Driver’s Licence.


Mercy Mental Health (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 to adults through 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

Dr Aiyesha Melnicenko

Senior Clinical Psychologist / Psychology Lead

Phone Number: 0403 917 099

Email: AMelnicenko@mercy.com.au

To view the position description or submit your application please click the 'Apply Now' button.


Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Aiyesha Melnicenko - 0403 917 099
Lily Rodriguez - 99287444