Psychologist, P3

Job posted: 28/02/2023
Applications close: 28/03/2023 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan, Various

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Mercy Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Reference: 19453

Reference: 19453

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan, Various


Opportunity to work with a range of psychological presentations within a multidisciplinary team and an amazing step towards building a career in public mental health.

  • P3 Clinical Psychologist
  • Based at the Clare Moore Building – Psychiatric Assessment and Planning Unit and Intensive Care area at Werribee Mercy Hospital
  • Award winning state of the art building, recovery orientated environment and model of care
  • Permanent Part time 0.6 EFT
  • PAPU - 4 beds providing accelerated access to specialist psychiatric assessment and planning within 72 hours to determine the appropriate clinical pathway 
  • Intensive Care Area – 10 bed specialist intervention for clients in the acute phase of illness
  • Provide psychological input in recovery planning, relapse prevention, discharge planning and increasing independence within the multidisciplinary team
  • Senior member of the multidisciplinary team, contributes to the development of specialised group therapy programs
  • Supervise P2 Psychologists and lead the process of improving psychological input in client care


  • Masters or Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology
  • Current registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Psychologist with Clinical endorsement and PBA approved Supervisor status
  • Highly developed and up to date clinical and theoretical knowledge
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Experience and understanding of the usefulness of group based interventions in acute care
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with people at all levels and work collaboratively with a diverse multidisciplinary team


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.


Aiyesha Melnicenko

Senior Clinical Psychologist/Psychology Lead

Mercy Mental Health

Email: AMelnicenko@mercy.com.au

Phone: 9928 7444

Psychologist, P3

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Aiyesha Melnicenko
Ash Prosser (Nurse Unit Manager) - 8754 3560

Psychologist, P3