Senior Mental Health Clinician (Undefined)

Job posted: 12/05/2024
Applications close: 26/05/2024 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Ongoing - Full Time

Organisation: The Royal Children's Hospital

Salary: $106,158 - $121,477

Occupation: Medical and Nursing

Reference: 11593

Reference: 11593

Occupation: Medical and Nursing

Salary Range: $106,158 - $121,477

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Senior Mental Health Clinician (Grade 3 Occupational Therapist, Social worker, Speech Pathologist, Psychologist/Grade4 Psychiatric Nurse) – St Albans Community Mental Health Team


  • Located at St Albans site – Level 2, 147 Furlong Road, St Albans
  • Friendly and supportive team environment
  • Ongoing, Full-time


About the Role

This is an ongoing, full-time position for a Senior Mental Health Clinician within the St Albans Community Mental Health Team.

Working within a multidisciplinary team, you will provide high quality, tertiary mental health care for infants and children 0 to 15 years and their families through skilled assessment, treatment, and case management.

You will also be involved in providing consultation to teams and services within the hospital, and external organizations and service providers to promote collaboration and build capacity.


Classification for this position will range from;

Grade 3 Occupational Therapist (YB24-YB27)

Grade 3 Psychologist (PL1-PL4)

Grade 3 Social Worker (YC46-YC49)

Grade 3 Speech Pathologist (YB51-YB54)

Grade 4 Registered Psychiatric Nurse (NP75-NP77)


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Demonstrated clinical skills and significant experience in the provision of effective and efficient child and adolescent mental health care
  • Demonstrated ability to practice autonomously, as well as within an interdisciplinary team
  • Provide high quality clinical supervision to other mental health clinicians and students
  • Demonstrated experience in professional supervision of clinicians and students
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to maximise service coordination and cooperation as well as capacity building with community agencies
  • Demonstrated interest or experience in quality improvement and program evaluation
  • Demonstrated upholding and promotion of clinical and professional standards of practice.
  • A commitment and evidence of evidence-based practice and continuing professional development including an ability to find and apply evidence in decision-making
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills and inter-personal skills
  • Demonstrated awareness and understanding of legal obligations when working in a CAMHS context in Victoria
  • A flexible and adaptable approach to functioning in a team environment that enhances the team’s high performance


Your skills and experience

  • Tertiary Qualification or equivalent in relevant discipline
  • Current Registration as an Occupational Therapist, Psychologist or Registered Nurse with the applicable Health Practitioner Board or a qualified Social Worker or Speech Pathologist.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in working in true partnership with other community mental health teams and community/family welfare agencies to plan and implement effective interventions for children and young people experiencing complex mental health problems
  • Experience in providing quality clinical/professional supervision to staff and students
  • Depending on discipline, required years of experience in accordance with the EBA will apply


If this sounds like you, click here to view the position description.


About the Department

RCH Mental Health is a Level 5 tertiary Infant, Child and Family Area Mental Health and Wellbeing Service and comprises community and hospital-based services. This includes three multidisciplinary community teams which are based in Travancore, Sunshine and Hoppers Crossing.  This position will be primarily based in the location listed above however you may be required to work across sites should the needs of the service require this.

Our Community Mental Health Programs are undergoing an exciting transformation and expansion as we implement the recommendations from the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. The transformation will allow the RCH Mental Health Service to help more infants, children, and their families, and implement contemporary models of care that best meet the needs of the families we serve and support them to use their collective strengths for recovery and hope. As part of this transformation, there will be opportunities for further training, supervision, and development. 


Watch our Mental Health careers video here

For more information about our Mental Health career pathway click here


What we offer:

  • Salary Packaging – Increase your take home pay!
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Ability to join Fitness Passport - Your pass to an extensive choice of fitness facilities


Other requirements:

  • Current National Criminal Record Check, or willing to obtain
  • Valid Working with Children Check
  • Compliance with RCHs “Staff Immunisation - Prevention of Vaccine Preventable Diseases” procedure


Application process

To apply, you will need a resume and a tailored cover letter outlining your skills, experience, and suitability for the position in line with the requirements of the position description.

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately, we encourage you to apply promptly!

For more information about this position please contact Hui Yi Wong (Hui), Site Coordinator on 03 9345 4877 or huiyi.wong@rch.org.au


Why work at the RCH?


RCH enjoys high employee engagement and is committed to staff safety and a positive culture through enactment of our Compact. We offer the opportunity to work in world-class facilities,  surrounded by Royal Park and only a short tram trip from the heart of Melbourne city.

We also offer discounted staff parking, salary packaging, and an award-winning health and wellbeing program.

The RCH is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse background,  all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.

It is a requirement of your employment that you be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and Influenza annually for Category A and B roles, in compliance with any public health orders in place at the relevant time, unless you have a medical exception in line with those public health orders, which has been accepted by The Royal Children’s Hospital.  Applicants will be required to provide their Australian Government Immunisation History Statement, it is a requirement of the RCH to collect, record and hold vaccination information.

It is also a requirement of your employment that you comply with any direction given by The Royal Children’s Hospital that you be vaccinated against, or prove immunity to, any other disease, unless you have a relevant exemption


Are you ready to join our team? 

 Apply online by clicking on the “Apply” button

Applications close 26 May 2024

Senior Mental Health Clinician (Undefined)

Job type:

Ongoing - Full Time

Job classification:



huiyi.wong@rch.org.au - Hui Yi Wong - 03 9345 4877

Senior Mental Health Clinician (Undefined)