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Job Number : 24172
Type and Location : Psychologist / Melbourne
Listed By : Melbourne Health on 13 Apr 2018
Senior Clinician PACE, Sunshine Contract 0.8 EFT

Life with us:

OYH is a sub-program of NorthWestern Mental Health, Melbourne Health and is integrated with Orygen, National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, an extensive research program, with a focus on the translation of sound evidence into clinical practice at local, state, national and international levels.

The Clinical Program offers specialist interventions for a range of disorders including psychosis and mood disorders, co-morbid substance use and personality disorders. Clients attending the PACE Clinical Stream are young people (15 -25 years) who are considered to be at ultra-high risk of developing a psychotic illness or have begun to experience a first episode of psychosis.


A job to be proud of:

  • Ensure clinical processes are effectively managed, including; allocation of clients, critical incident responses, clinical review, discharges, business and team meetings in consultation with the Continuing Care Team Coordinator and the Clinical Stream Leader
  • Manage and undertake mental health and risk assessment, psychological treatment, crisis intervention, family work and systems containment, for the client/carers/system;
  • Provide high-quality clinical care based on clinical experience working with young people with serious mental illness
  • Undertake case management and associated documentation
  • Ensure high standards of clinical care that are congruent with OYH aims – client focused, accessible, responsive and consistent with best practice

Your contribution:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in clinical practice within the mental health field, including young people experiencing mental health disorders
  • Ability to develop, implement and evaluate client-centred individual service plans, risk assessments and diagnostic formulations
  • Capacity to provide, or develop skills in, integrated assessment, treatment and care for dual diagnosis clients
  • Ability to work independently and effectively within a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to participate in policy and service development within the program and in continuous quality improvement through ongoing evaluation of services delivered to clients

Our commitment to you:

  • NWMH boasts a sophisticated learning structure and we pride ourselves on supporting continuing professional development.
  • We are a values based organisation. A career with us is a rewarding experience, offering great prospects for career diversity and professional advancement
  • Attractive salary and working conditions including annual and CPD leave, salary packaging
  • Comprehensive Health & Wellbeing Programs including; staff health service, peer support program and EAP
  • Reward & Recognition Programs


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Contact Details
Enquiries to:

John Stratford Phone No: 93422800 or Richard Bell Phone No: 03 9342 8765

Applications Close: 23.04.18

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