Senior Psychosocial Engagement Lead

Job posted: 10/11/2023
Applications close: 08/12/2023 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time, Part time

Organisation: Eastern Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services, Community Services, Health and Allied Health, Family Violence Workers, Nursing

Reference: 31816

Reference: 31816

Occupation: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services, Community Services, Health and Allied Health, Family Violence Workers, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Senior Psychosocial Engagement Lead - Brief Intervention Team (incorporating HOPE)

  • Brief Intervention Team, Adult Mental Health
  • Permanent Full Time/ Permanent Part Time (considered)
  • Forest Hill

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

Eastern Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing Program has created and developed a Brief Intervention Team (BIT) which incorporates a suicide prevention stream (HOPE).  BIT see people who appear to be experiencing mental ill health or psychological distress, who require a brief period of assessment, recovery-focused planning, therapy and specialist clinical mental health and psychosocial support. The role requires an experienced and highly skilled mental health professional, ideally with a background in working with people to address psychosocial issues, in order to support their recovery striving towards their preferred future.  The role will provide leadership, supervision and support to other psychosocial engagement workers.

About you

To be successful in this role you will possess:

  • Qualifications and registration, as specified in the position description
  • Substantial experience in community mental health practice
  • Have a strong background in psychosocial engagement work in mental health.
  • Demonstrated high level of ability to provide linkage and referral for consumer to relevant services to support their recovery
  • Demonstrated commitment to and ability to work collaboratively with consumers and carers to promote self-determination and enable progress towards reaching personal recovery goals.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and leadership experience
  • A strong commitment to high quality care
  • The ability to work as part of a diverse team
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Training and experience in Brief Solution Focused Therapy, highly desirable.

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 Psychosocial Engagement Lead

Job type:

Full time, Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Michele Orr - (03) 9040 9500
Rebecca Garbutt - (03) 9040 9500

Senior Psychosocial Engagement Lead