Senior Clinician - Youth Mental Health

Job posted: 17/02/2023
Applications close: 26/03/2023 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Geelong

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Barwon Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Reference: 177616

Reference: 177616

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Geelong

  • Identify symptoms of mental illness, substance abuse issues, assist with facilitating recovery and assist to establish service linkages for young people
  • Open to Registered Psychiatric Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers and Psychologists
  • Great work/life balance - Permanent Part Time – 60 hours per fortnight

About the facility

Jigsaw provides specialist early intervention for young people with or at risk of developing a psychotic disorder and treatment services for young people with drug and alcohol and/or high prevalence disorders. Under the auspice of the wider Barwon Health Mental Health & Drug Alcohol Service, it also forms a central component of the Headspace Geelong Consortia and is actively involved in service development and innovation to assist in the national campaign to promote early and effective mental health and drug and alcohol interventions for young people.

About the Homeless Youth and Dual Diagnosis Initiative (HYDDI)

The role of HYDDI is to improve cross sector partnerships and improve upon integrated service delivery through capacity building, education, support to guide treatment and primary and secondary consultation. The HYDDI program aims to identify symptoms of mental illness, substance abuse issues, assist with facilitating recovery and assist to establish service linkages for the young person.

About you

  • Formal professionally-recognised qualifications in Psychiatric Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work or Clinical Psychology
  • Current Victorian Driver Licence
  • Qualification specialising in Alcohol and Other Drugs or Addiction studies, equivalent or above the Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs work, or a willingness to work towards this
  • A demonstrated level of advanced clinical skills in the assessment and treatment of young persons with mental health disorders in a community setting
  • Knowledge of the underlying principles, clinical care and best practice models associated with youth mental health, in particular those pertaining to evidence-based treatment for mental illness occurring during youth
  • Knowledge of key homelessness policy frameworks and strategic plans

What we offer

  • 5 weeks annual leave with the option to purchase additional leave
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Doorstep to the Great Ocean Road, Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast
  • Attractive salary packaging benefits!
    • Living Expenses capped at $9,010 and includes repayments on mortgages, credit cards, personal loans and rental payments
    • Meal Entertainment & Accommodation capped at $2,650 and includes food and drink consumed in a social or entertainment settings and some accommodation expenditure

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the Mental Health Recruitment team via email at mentalhealth.recruitment@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

#Melbourne, Victoria

Senior Clinician - Youth Mental Health

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Natalie Lanyon - 0422 626 256

Senior Clinician - Youth Mental Health