Senior Community Mental Health Clinician

Job posted: 20/11/2023
Applications close: 11/12/2023 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Western Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Reference: 52136

Reference: 52136

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

An opportunity to join Western Health Mental Health and Wellbeing Service, community program based in Sunshine.

A full time ongoing position is available in our community mental health team based in Sunshine. The community team is an integrated program with sub-acute community response with am and pm shifts 7 days per week. Monday to Friday functions include intake / triage, case management and therapies.  This is a multidisciplinary role and is open to Registered Psychiatric Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers and Clinical Psychologists.

To be Successful in this Role, you will:

  • Lead with kindness, role modelling open communication and a desire to support and enhance clinical care across the team
  • Capacity to effectively assess and or screen consumer need/ referrals and make clinically informed decisions regarding the appropriate course of action, consulting colleagues/ external services as required.
  • Ability to coordinate and plan acute crisis urgent assessments and secondary consultation
  • Contribute effectively to a multidisciplinary team with a genuine commitment to working within a client-centred framework
  • Have knowledge and practice in delivering mental health care
  • Have consolidated skills in assessing mental state and risk
  • Be collaborative, responsive and empathic
  • Have the capacity to consult, liaise and negotiate sensitively with clients, their family or carers, treatment teams and community services

About You:

You are a motivated mental health clinician committed to continued learning and developing your clinical skills.

  • You have a passion for caring and making a genuine difference in the lives of public mental health consumers.
  • You enjoy being part of a dynamic team and draw on the experience of your colleagues yet are confident to work autonomously.
  • You communicate clearly, openly and effectively within internal and external stakeholders in verbal and written form.

About Us

Our workforce of over 11,000 employees are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES). We value our people and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience.

Western Health is in a period of rapid growth. Our services comprise of four acute public hospitals: Footscray Hospital, Sunshine Hospital (including Joan Kirner Women's and Children's), Williamstown Hospital and Bacchus Marsh & Melton Hospital. We also operate Sunbury Day Hospital, Hazeldean, Grant Lodge Residential Aged Care, as well as community health centres in Melton, Caroline Springs and Bacchus Marsh and a range of community-based services. We care for a diverse community of more than 1 million people with complex care needs ranging from Neonates to Geriatrics.

Our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Professional development support
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Work-life balance

Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance (including evidence of COVID 19 vaccination) and (if applicable) a Working with Children’s Check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Senior Community Mental Health Clinician

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Christine Brown - 92887000
Ebony Canavan - 0497858376

Senior Community Mental Health Clinician