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Team Leader - Enhanced Eating Disorders Team

Job posted: 04/04/2022
Applications close: 07/06/2022 (Midnight)
11 days remaining

11 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Eastern Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical, Nursing

Reference: 26318

Reference: 26318

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Team Leader – Intensive Eating Disorders (Family Therapy) Team



  • Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS)

  • Grade 4 opportunity 

  • Full time, ongoing.  Part time applications will be considered.


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 statewide specialist services to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population and healthcare needs.


About the role


Eastern Health’s Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS) is seeking a Team Leader with qualifications in occupational therapy, social work, clinical psychology or mental health nursing, with a particular interest and experience in working with young people, and their families, with an eating disorder.  A qualification and significant experience in family therapy would be an advantage.


As the successful applicant, you will bring considerable experience in the provision of public, specialist mental health care of young people and families presenting with complex mental health difficulties, and in operational, financial and clinical leadership.


As the Team Leader, you will have a key role in partnership with the Team Consultant Psychiatrist, leading the team in providing an innovative model of care that supports the provision of effective evidence based interventions for young people up to the age of 25 years presenting with an eating disorder.


Key components of the team’s functions will include:



  • provision of direct, intensive clinical case management and treatment for referred young people and their families, principally family based treatment (FBT), but may also include individual therapies and group therapies.  It may also include outreach, and in-home meal support;

  • assessment and care planning;

  • clinical consultation and support to CYMHS (and AMHS) teams;

  • coordination and delivery of multifamily therapy for anorexia nervosa;

  • development of improved pathways of care for people within the mental health program experiencing a severe and complex eating disorder;

  • delivery of secondary consultations and community education to key stakeholders across the eastern metropolitan region.


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 evidence of 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

  • Applications will be screened upon receipt


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.**



Team Leader - Enhanced Eating Disorders Team

Job type:

Not provided

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

SARAH GARDNER - (04) 0089 8124
Ann Pratt - (03) 9871 3899

Team Leader - Enhanced Eating Disorders Team