Senior Clinician

Job posted: 18/09/2023
Applications close: 02/10/2023 (Midnight)
10 days remaining

10 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Austin Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Reference: 49581

Reference: 49581

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Mental Health Senior Clinician, Youth Brief Intervention Service (YBIS), Austin Health ICYMHS (Infant, Child, and Youth Mental Health Services)

  • Open to: Grade 3 Occupational Therapist/Psychologist/Social Worker/Speech Pathologist, or 
  • Grade 4 Registered Psychiatric Nurses  
  •  Permanent part time (22.8 hours per week)  

About the Youth Brief Intervention Service (YBIS)

The Youth Brief Intervention Service (YBIS) is part of Austin Health’s Infant, Child, and Youth Mental Health Service (ICYMHS). The team services young people aged 12 – 25 years (who may not require specialist mental health services but are experiencing psychological distress/mental health difficulties) and their families. These are young people who have been referred by community agencies (such as Headspace or school)for early, community-based, brief assessment and intervention sessions. Primary and secondary consultation with referring agencies also form part of the work the team offers.

All work is informed by a developmental and systemic framework and takes place via outreach/face-to-face sessions at the referring agency site, or via telehealth.

About the role

This Senior Mental Health Clinician provides high-quality, expert clinical care for young people aged 12 – 25 years experiencing psychological distress/mental health difficulties and their families. This role will collaboratively work with referring agencies to support young people referred for early, community-based, brief assessment and intervention sessions.

As a senior staff member, this role will also assist and support the multidisciplinary team and its leaders (Team Manager and Consultant Psychiatrist), contributing to a healthy, productive, and dynamic team culture.

The Senior Clinician will provide high quality professional supervision within their specific discipline and offer guidance and support to their immediate team and to the broader ICYMHS service. Contributions to staff learning and skill development and research are expected.

About you

You will be someone with excellent communication, interpersonal and collaboration skills, who takes a supportive team approach to their work. You'll have strong organisational and time management skills, as shown by a dynamic and flexible approach to time and caseload management.

To be successful in this role you will bring with you:

  • A relevant professional qualification in a health-related discipline (social work, occupational therapy, psychology, psychiatric nursing, or speech pathology) and current registration with the relevant professional board, association, or college, with minimum years of clinical experience for a senior role according to the Enterprise Agreement, specific to experience with children and young people within a tertiary mental health setting. 
  • Experience in working systemically with children and adolescents who have mental illness and difficulties engaging in recovery, as well as their families and their system of care and support, including individual, outreach and carer-focused clinical services 
  • Knowledge of recovery and collaborative clinical practice including complex crisis assessments and clinical formulation and diagnosis informed by a developmental/systemic perspective 
  • Experience in developing individualised service plans for the mental health case management and therapeutic treatment of young people and their families/carer systems 

A career with Austin Health

  • We foster a culture that celebrates and respects each and every person 
  • Attractive rates matched to your experience and Accrued Day Off every month for full time staff 
  • $11,660 in salary packaging benefits, for living expenses, meals, and holiday accommodation 
  • Conveniently located in the suburbs near public transport 
  • A commitment to assist with career development opportunities 
  • Ongoing clinical support with individualised professional development plans 
  • We offer a range of great benefits, rewards and discounts for staff including private health insurance, local fitness centres, travel and many local business goods and services. 
  • Employees and their direct family members can receive free professional, confidential counselling through the Austin Health Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Mindfulness meditation classes are available for employees at all three main hospital sites. 
  • A list of benefits which can be found via: https://www.austin.org.au/careers/benefits/ 

Inclusion at Austin:

We celebrate, value, and include people of all backgrounds, genders, identities, cultures, bodies, and abilities. We welcome and support applications from anyone identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, physically or culturally diverse, LGBTQIA+, and people of any age.

Work with us!

If you feel this role is right for you, we encourage your early application. All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and if required, a Working With Children Check. If you require any reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process, please feel free to reach out to the hiring manager.

Senior Clinician

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Rowan Chipchase - (04) 0384 5898 - (__) ____ ____

Senior Clinician