Senior Clinician

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, Nursing

Reference: 19434

Reference: 19434

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Various

 Saltwater Clinic has an opportunity to join the Community Mental Health Team. This is a unique team providing clinical mental health care to residents of the Maribyrnong and Hobsons Bay municipalities.  This position is operationally responsible to the Saltwater Clinic Program Manager, clinically to the consultant psychiatrist and professionally accountable to senior of discipline for all matters relating to professional practice.

We are dedicated to providing a caring and high quality range of specialist, community mental health services for youth & adult people who are experiencing, or are at risk of developing a serious mental illness.

  • Saltwater Clinic is centrally located in the heart of Footscray close to all amenities, free carpark and close to public transport.
  • Friendly and supportive staff.
  • Salary sacrificing available

About you:

The senior clinician works with a multidisciplinary community mental health team providing recovery focused care and OT specific assessments to consumers experiencing mental illness. The chance to be a part of a friendly and skilled team at the Saltwater Clinic, Footscray. We are passionate about providing high quality service to a diverse community living in the Maribyrnong and Hobsons Bay municipalities.

  • Demonstrate behaviours that support a Recovery approach to care
  • Negotiate multiple complex systems of care to the benefit of service users and their families
  • Ensure that treatment and care is delivered in a manner, which is sensitive to language, family needs, cultural gender and individual differences and  within the regulatory framework applicable to clinical mental health services.
  • Ensure that service users and families are aware of their rights and responsibilities and are provided with information about their treatment and care.
  • Provide user-friendly, accurate, relevant information to service users, carers and families.
  • Participate in the review of therapeutic goals, treatment and care within the clinical review setting.
  • Contribute to the ongoing development and maintenance of a therapeutic environment and a collaborative team atmosphere.
  • Deliver, participate in and contribute to ongoing professional development activities and in-service training. 
  •  Registration under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act (2009) with the Occupational Therapy Board of      Australia.
  • Comply with all legal requirements pertaining to the position including responsibility for maintaining current registration as required by your professional organisation or other applicable Acts.
  • 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 and carer groups and other community agencies.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • Computer literacy is essential
  • Current 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

  • Manager: Lily Rodriguez
  • Phlone: 99287493

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Senior Clinician

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Lilian Rodriguez - 9928 7493

Senior Clinician