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Job Number : 29813
Type and Location : Health / Melbourne
Listed By : Melbourne Health on 14 Feb 2020
Intensive Mental Health Clinician - Early Psychosis Service
  • Work in Orygen Youth Health Early Psychosis
  • Provide mental health services for young people aged 15 to 24
  • Allied Health Grade 2 (Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Clinical Psychologist) & Grade 3 Registered Psychiatric Nurse

Life With Us:

Orygen Youth Health (OYH) a program of NorthWestern Mental Health, provides mental health services for young people aged 15 to 24 and focuses on providing early intervention to young people with severe and complex mental illness. OYH also works alongside Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health which operates four primary mental health care headspace services in the catchment area.

Multidisciplinary teams deliver individually tailored services that comprise assessment and crisis intervention, case management, medication, psychotherapy, family support, inpatient care, group work, vocational support, educational assistance, and intensive outreach. Clinical streams offer targeted interventions for psychotic disorders (including young people at ‘ultra-high risk’ of psychosis), mood disorders, and personality disorders; and also manage the co-morbid substance use disorders, eating disorders, and neurodevelopment disorders. A forensic stream is under development. Streams are supported by the Psychosocial Recovery program and the Community Development program.

A Job to Be Proud Of:

  • 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
  • Ensure high standards of clinical care that are congruent with OYH aims – client-focused, accessible, responsive and consistent with best practice
  • Timely completion of mental health assessments including formulation, individual service plans, crisis management plans, outcome measures, documentation of client’s progress in client files, discharge summaries and contact sheets
  • Provision of case management or family work to selected clients and associated documentation

The incumbent may be required to provide interventions to clients from a range of Clinical Streams and spend time working within other programs such as the Youth Access Team or the Outreach team. The service operates over a number of sites and staff may be required to work from Parkville, Footscray, Wyndham, Sunshine, Melton, Craigieburn or other sites within the catchment.

Your Contribution: 

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in clinical practice within the mental health field, including young people experiencing mental health disorders
  • Experience and expertise in providing case management
    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
  • Knowledge of the rationale and evidence for early intervention in mental illness
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with young people and their families

Our Commitment To You: 

  • We are a values based organisation, a career with us is a rewarding experience offering great prospects for career diversity and professional advancement
  • NorthWestern Mental Health boasts a sophisticated learning structure and we pride ourselves on supporting continuing professional development
  • Attractive salary and working conditions including annual and CPD leave, salary sacrifice
  • Rich opportunities for professional development, training and research

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Contact Details
Contact Name Donna Gee

Contact Phone 0399669100

Alternate Contact Name Niki Garland

Alternate Contact Phone 0399669100


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