Senior Mental Health Access Clinician – Adult Mental Health & Wellbeing Services

Job posted: 19/07/2023
Applications close: 10/10/2023 (Midnight)
19 days remaining

19 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time, Part time

Organisation: Eastern Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical, Nursing

Reference: 30695

Reference: 30695

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Senior Mental Health Access Clinician – Adult Mental Health & Wellbeing Services

  • Permanent Full time / Permanent Part Time
  • Multiple Positions available working across Eastern Health Sites
  • Rewarding career development opportunities

Opportunity for a Grade 4 Registered Psychiatric Nurse or a Grade 3 Social Worker, Occupational Therapist or Clinical Psychologist

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

This position is established within the Eastern Health Access Service. The integrated Access service provides:

  • Crisis Assessment and Treatment Services (CATT) within the community incorporating early discharge management, assessment and management of newly referred clients as well as after hour treatment and crisis support to clients of community mental health services.
  • Telephone Triage is the Eastern Health 24 hours telephone triage referral, advice and support service.
  • Mental Health and Police (MHaP) response is a 7 day a week afternoon/evening outreach service working in collaboration with Victoria Police providing acute assessment and advice to Victoria Police as an alternate to transfer of clients to the emergency department under section 351 of the MHA.
  • Emergency Department Response providing Mental Health and/or AOD assessment and interventions. This assessment includes immediate assessment and risk management plans for persons presenting with Behaviours of Concern. Our ED Response is required to provide comprehensive mental health assessment, treatment and planning for those suffering from acute mental health issues.
  • Ambulance Victoria (AV) Teleprompt response is a 7 day a week specialist mental health clinician who works in the AV call centre and responds to calls from AV staff onsite to provide mental health assessments with the aim of avoiding ED presentations. 

 About you

  • Current professional registration with AHPRA or professional association (AASW) 
  • Minimum of 5 years working across mental health settings
  • A strong commitment to high quality care
  • The ability to work as part of a diverse team
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Proven leadership skills and ability to mentor other clinicians

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

Vaccination against infectious disease is a mandatory requirement of this role.  An offer of employment is conditional on you providing evidence that you are currently vaccinated against COVID-19 with booster & 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 is a child safe organisation, committed to promoting the wellbeing and cultural safety of Aboriginal children, children with disabilities and all children in their diversity.

Eastern Health is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment that welcomes and values all people. We recognise that diversity is essential in ensuring Eastern Health provides the best service to its consumers.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women, those from the LGBTIQ+ community, people living with disability and those from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, are strongly encouraged to apply. Those seeking support in submitting an application are welcome to contact the hiring manager listed or feel free to contact the Talent Acquisition team.

Values in Action: Respect for all | Safe always | Partnering in care | Learning and improving every day

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

Senior Mental Health Access Clinician – Adult Mental Health & Wellbeing Services

Job type:

Full time, Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Glenda Harrington - (04) 0050 7317
Karen Waixel - (03) 9847 4777

Senior Mental Health Access Clinician – Adult Mental Health & Wellbeing Services