Senior Clinician - Mental Health AOD

Job posted: 08/03/2023
Applications close: 29/03/2023 (Midnight)
10 days remaining

10 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time

Organisation: The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical, Nursing

Reference: 69669

Reference: 69669

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Senior Clinician - Mental Health & Alcohol and Other Drugs (MHAOD)

  • Part Time role | 12 months Fixed Term
  • Deliver AOD assessments and interventions to mental health consumers
  • Work in MWAMHS Residential Bed Based Mental Health Teams (CCU, Burnside PARC and Women’s PARC)

Your Team:

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced mental health and/or AOD Clinician to join the MWAMHS residential bed based mental health teams.

The Senior Clinician will deliver AOD assessments and interventions to mental health consumers of the service

You will support the treating teams to both develop skills in formulation and planning for consumers with co-occurring substance use and to integrate AOD treatment into consumer care.

Your new role:

  • Delivery of integrated AOD treatment and interventions to consumers working alongside MWAMHS clinical teams
  • Primary consultation to consumers with co- occurring substance use
  • Secondary consultation to treating team where a consumer may not wish to engage in further AOD assessments.
  • Provision of education to clinical staff about drug and alcohol treatments, interventions, and services.
  • Participate in supervision and team reflective practice
  • Provide expert opinion regarding diagnostic impressions, formal diagnostic assessments, feedback on process considerations and treatment planning considerations /advice

About you:

This is a multidisciplinary role and is open to Registered Psychiatric Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers and Psychologists.

  • You will have a qualification as a Social Worker, Registered Psychiatric Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Clinical Psychologist
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the mental health and/or AOD sector delivering assessment, interventions and care planning
  • You are committed to developing your practice as a professional in clinical mental health and alcohol and other drug
  • You can contribute and function effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and enjoy working autonomously
  • You are confident in the provision of support and treatment for consumers experiencing drug and alcohol related issues and their families
  • Excellent organisation, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in computer software systems
  • Hold a current Victorian Driver’s Licence

Benefits of working with NorthWestern Mental Health:

  • Mid West Area Mental Health Service offers a vibrant, dynamic, collaborative, and supportive work environment
  • We are a passionate group of people who love to work hard offering evidenced based services
  • We specialise in providing consumers and carers with serious mental illness assessment, diagnosis, and appropriate evidenced based treatment.
  • You will help us achieve the highest standards of care and recovery for our consumers
  • In return, you will be supported to undertake continuous professional development and enjoy the work that you do
  • We have good processes and supports in place to help you organise your day and do it well

The RMH is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community. Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.


If you are looking for a challenging role and can demonstrate the above capabilities, connect with us via the details below.

Please note: recruitment is ongoing, with interviews commencing as soon as suitable applications are received. Advertising may cease prior to the closing date.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check, and where applicable, Working With Children Check. All RMH employees are required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment including evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 (3 doses) prior to commencement. This is in accordance with the Victorian Minister of Health’s Mandatory Vaccination Orders for COVID-19.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are highly encouraged to apply along with individuals who have experience in working with ACCHO and Aboriginal Communities and Families.

Senior Clinician -  Mental Health AOD

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Debra Matorere - 93653000
Christine Brown - 92887000

Senior Clinician -  Mental Health AOD