Psychologist - Primary Mental Health Team

Job posted: 28/06/2024
Applications close: 21/07/2024 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: South West Region | Warrnambool

Job type: Full time

Organisation: South West Healthcare

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Community Services

Reference: VG/1803998-4

Reference: VG/1803998-4

Occupation: Community Services

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: South West Region | Warrnambool

If you're passionate about mental health and eager to contribute to a collaborative, multidisciplinary team, we encourage you to apply!

About the Role:

Are you passionate about making a difference in mental health? As a Primary Mental Health Team (PMHT) clinician, you'll be at the forefront of providing essential assessment, treatment, and consultancy support for consumers experiencing high-prevalence mental health disorders, including depression and anxiety.

This role, based at our Warrnambool Campus, provides the opportunity to support Warrnambool clients and deliver outreach services to our Camperdown Campus.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate closely with primary care, particularly GPs.
  • Offer primary and secondary consultation to consumers and or their GPs
  • Undertake assessment and implement treatment
  • Provide supportive interventions for short to medium-term care episodes

Position Overview

  • Permanent, Full-Time (80 hours per fortnight with a monthly accrued day off)

What You Bring:

We are seeking individuals with robust clinical skills and extensive experience in mental health services. Knowledge of Recovery-Oriented practices, trauma-informed care, and contemporary mental health trends is crucial. Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills are pivotal for success in this position.


This role is open to candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Registered Psychiatric Nurse: AHPRA registration with a minimum of 2 years' experience in mental health services (Desirable). Completion of a Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing or a specialist undergraduate Mental Health Nursing program.
  • Occupational Therapist: Registration from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
  • Social Worker: Eligible for membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers.
  • Psychologist: Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

Salary Ranges

  • Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 3: $99,739.60 - $102,278.80 pro rata, + super
  • Occupational Therapist Grade 2: $86,304.40 - $99,210.80 pro rata, +super
  • Social Worker Grade 2: $86,304.40 - $99,210.80 pro rata, + super
  • Psychologist Grade 2: $92,627.60 - $104,811.20 pro rata, + super

This position is eligible for incentive payments for rent, childcare, relocation costs, and more, as part of the Workforce and Incentive Grants Program administered by Rural Agency Workforce Victoria (RWAV).

If you're passionate about mental health and eager to contribute to a collaborative, multidisciplinary team, we encourage you to apply!

What we offer

You will enjoy benefits such as:

  • Excellent salary packaging options including meals & entertainment, novated leasing and additional superannuation contributions
  • Internal and external professional development opportunities
  • A range of internal development opportunities focusing on personal development such as resilience and mentoring workshops and comprehensive leadership programs
  • Excellent terms and conditions of employment

Who we are

As an organisation SWH prides themselves on their values; Care, Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Leadership and their overall dedication to the local community. Learn more about SWH here.

SWH respects all individuals and promote equity and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, racial, cultural and religious backgrounds and socio- economic status.

SWH is the major specialist referral centre for the Barwon South West sub-region, and provides a comprehensive range of acute, sub-acute, specialist, community, mental health and aged services.

With a population of 39,000 and a catchment of 100,000 Warrnambool is the regional centre to Victoria's Great South Coast.

To learn about the vibrant town and region please visit: http://www.warrnambool.com/

How to apply

Submit your application by selecting the Apply button below and include a cover letter and resume by Sunday 21 July 2024. Please ensure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the position description.

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with the Victorian Public Mental Health Services Enterprise Agreement 2020-2024 or Medical Scientists, Pharmacists and Psychologists Victorian Public Sector (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2021-2025 

The successful applicant will be required to be eligible for and undergo the following:

  • Police Record Check
  • Employee Working with Children's Check
  • Current Immunisation status

Note: If you experience any difficulties with this website, please email: humanresources@swh.net.au











Psychologist - Primary Mental Health Team

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

As per advertisement


Nicholas Place. Manager Primary Mental Health Team | 03 55 646001 or nplace@swh.net.au

Psychologist - Primary Mental Health Team