Senior Dual Diagnosis Clinician

Job posted: 10/05/2022
Applications close: 31/05/2022 (Midnight)
12 days remaining

12 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Eastern Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical, Nursing

Reference: 26930

Reference: 26930

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Senior Dual Diagnosis Clinician

  • SW3, RPN4, P3, OT3

  • Upper Ferntree Gully

  • Permanent Full Time with Monthly ADO

Eastern Health

Eastern Health is one of Melbourne’s largest public health services. We provide a range of emergency, surgical, medical and general healthcare services, including maternity, palliative care, mental health, drug and alcohol, residential care, community health and state-wide specialist services to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population and healthcare needs.

About the role

The Eastern Dual Diagnosis Service is looking for the right person to join the service as a Senior Dual Diagnosis Clinician. In this role, based in Upper Ferntree Gully, you will provide clinical leadership and will work closely with key stakeholder services and consumers and carers from across the mental health and alcohol and drug sectors in the eastern metropolitan region; and you will play an integral role in supporting the implementation of effective and integrated services to people with co-occurring mental health and substance use problems.

The successful applicant will have significant experience in clinical service delivery in mental health and or alcohol and drug settings and in the provision of workforce development and quality improvement activities and will have experience in clinical service delivery in mental health and or alcohol and drug settings and in the provision of integrated recovery focused ways of working.


About you 

To be successful in this role you will possess:

Experience and skills

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working in mental health (and/or drug and alcohol) settings

  • Occupational Therapy and Social Work a minimum 4 years with a preference for at least 5 years post graduate experience in a clinical mental health and/or substance abuse setting.

  • Psychology a minimum of 5 years’ experience working as a fully registered Psychologist.

  • Specialist knowledge of the issues and complications arising with the assessment and management of consumers experiencing co-occurring mental health and substance use problems.

  • Demonstrated ability to provide a range of services at a high standard, including specialist assessments and therapeutic interventions, to people with a serious mental illness and a serious substance use disorder within a demanding work environment.

  • Experience and demonstrated skills in alcohol and other drug assessments, withdrawal management, counselling and referral.

  • Demonstrated understanding of harm reduction as a key concept underpinning approaches to alcohol and drug problems in Australia; as well as an appreciation of principles of recovery, including social connectedness, holistic care provision and peer based examples of wellness.

  • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of maintenance medication, in particularly opioid pharmacotherapy for the treatment of substance used disorder.

  • An appreciation of the dynamic nature and major trends in drug use in recent years, such as increase in use of pharmaceutical/prescribed agents and growth in abuse of psychostimulants and other illicit synthetic drugs.

  • Demonstrated training and experience in providing evidenced-based treatment interventions including Relapse Prevention, Motivational Interviewing and Brief Intervention.

  • Demonstrated capacity, skills and expertise in working with clients with multiple and complex needs including psychiatric and physical co morbidity.

  • A sound knowledge of the principles and practices of service delivery in mental health settings and drug and alcohol treatment settings.

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of relevant legislation (including Mental Health Act), related policy and an awareness of current trends in service delivery.

  • Experience in the delivery of therapeutic groups and group activities.

  • Experience in working with consumers and carers in the planning and delivery of interventions.

  • Ability to liaise and consult with a broad range of health professionals, community agencies and organizations.

  • Ability and capacity to supervise and support junior staff and/or students.

  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team.

  • Well-developed interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.

  • Current Victorian Driver’s licence.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in computer skills.

  • A satisfactory Police Check is required prior to appointment.

Highly Desirable

    • Well-developed systems consultancy and change management skills.

    • Experience in staff education and training.

    • Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment and Training or an equivalent training qualification

Please refer to the attached position description for further details of the role.

Vaccination against infectious disease is a mandatory requirement of this role.  This offer of employment is conditional on you providing evidence that you are currently vaccinated against COVID-19 & Influenza, prior to commencing employment.

What we offer

Eastern Health offers a variety of fantastic Employee Benefits, view the extensive range Here!

  • Diverse and engaging career opportunities

  • Friendly & supportive team

  • Flexible working hours

  • Salary packaging options

  • Career progression in our teaching hospitals

Next Steps

If you believe you have the ability to make a difference in this rewarding industry, apply today!

Please note:

  • All applications must be submitted online via E-Mercury

  • All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Fit2Work Check, where preferred candidates will be required to complete a Criminal History Check at the expense of Eastern Health.

  • You must have Australian work rights to apply for this position.

  • Recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.

Eastern Health Values:  Patients First | Agility | Humility | Respect | Kindness | Excellence

**Please note applications will be screened upon receipt and advertising may close prior to the closing date.**

Senior Dual Diagnosis Clinician

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GAVIN FOSTER - (03) 9843 586_
Sophia Pallis - (03) 9871 3988

Senior Dual Diagnosis Clinician