Recovery Clinician

Job posted: 28/02/2023
Applications close: 28/03/2023 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Mercy Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Reference: 19485

Reference: 19485

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

A new full time (part time considered) permanent position as a Senior Clinician 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 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. 

  • Permanent Role - Full Time 1.0 EFT
  • RPN 4 or Allied Health 3
  • Full Time / Part time permanent Senior Clinician role, OT3/RPN4/SW3
  • Great opportunity to maximise your skills as a Clinician, 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 Clinician 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 intervention and management planning, supporting other clinicians’ development and understanding of supervision and mentoring. Clinical governance is provided by weekly clinical review meetings.


  • An AHPRA Registration Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Registered Nurses would also have a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Practice (Mental Health) or; a Social Worker with a recognised degree in Social Work and eligibility for membership for the Association of Australian Social Workers.
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team.
  • The ability to think critically and problem solve effectively
  • A good working knowledge of the Victorian Mental Health Act 2014 and relevant legislation
  • Good leadership skills and be able support the CMHT Manager, Team Leader and Clinical Seniors within the CMHT
  • An ability to engage with the culturally and linguistically local community in our catchment area and willingness to hold the transcultural portfolio highly desirable
  • Experience in managing a case load of clients experiencing a diverse range of diagnosis
  • A current valid Victorian Driver’s License


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

  • Lily Rodriguez - Manager
  • Phone Number: 9928 7493

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Recovery Clinician

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Lilian Rodriguez - 9928 7493

Recovery Clinician