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Job Number : 31253
Type and Location : Health / Melbourne
Listed By : Melbourne Health on 14 Sep 2020
Community Mental Health OT or Clinical Psychologist
  • Mid West Community Mental (Outer Team) -Clinical Psychologist or Occupational Therapist
  • Full Time 80hrs with an ADO based at Melton Community Health Services centre

The Outer Community Mental Health Team Is a welcoming and supportive diverse group of multi-disciplinary clinicians including a Nurse Practitioner, Forensic Clinical integrated onsite with Drug and Alcohol, Family Services and Community Health at the newly built Melton Community Health Services centre.

The team values the specific contributions of clinical psychologists and occupational therapists to the treatment of our consumers with often challenging and complex mental health presentations. 

Life With Us:

  • Offers rich opportunities to develop your skills and grow your career as a OT and Clinical psychologist for a broad range of clinical presentations within a recovery model.
  • Will support you with discipline specific supervision, have access to MW Area discipline monthly meetings that incorporate peer reflective practice and promotion of high quality Continuing Professional Development covering the annual requirements for Clinical Psychologists and OTs.
  • Will provide the opportunity to work in an integrated community model of care that offers you flexible work hours over 7 days a week with a combination of acute / brief interventions and ongoing / longer term clinical care depending on your individual areas of experience and interest.
  • NWMH has a strong track record of conducting psychiatric research and the multi discipline team including OT and psychologists have a significant role as leaders and contributors.. NWMH encourages and actively supports clinicians to propose and be involved in evaluation and research to enhance our standing as a leader in public mental health.

A Job To Be Proud Of:

  • Participate in regular individual and group supervision, have access to high quality in-house and external training, be able to contribute to the development and delivery of targeted OT and psychological interventions (individual and group-based) for consumers referred to the Intensive Support Program, MWAMHS OT and Psychology Clinic
  • Working in a multidisciplinary team with psychiatrists, social workers, nurses and consumer peer workers will see you develop your holistic understanding of mental health and add significantly to the breadth of your skills
  • Carrying a case-load and working with consumers from multicultural backgrounds with a broad range of low and high-prevalence psychiatric presentations
  • Liaising with other service providers internally and externally to establish comprehensive and consistent best-practice responses
  • Being part of the NWMH community, including clinical psychologists and clinical neuropsychologists and occupational therapists provides opportunities to learn from other psychologists and OTs and develop your career in a variety of clinical settings.

Your Contribution:

  • Experience in working within a team environment and with a range of consumers from varied cultural backgrounds and psychiatric presentations 
  • You are a motivated clinician committed to continued learning and developing your clinical skills
  • You have a passion for caring and making a genuine difference in the lives of public mental health consumers 
  • Knowledge of relevant treatment models and interventions for high and low prevalence psychiatric illnesses Understanding of legislative and policy directions within the Victorian public mental health services including, but not limited to, the Recovery Framework and the Mental Health Act (2014) 
  • Skilled in engaging consumers and family members, developing rapport and forming therapeutic relationships

Our Commitment to You:

  • Being part of the large NWMH Psychology and OT workforce and the MWAMHS Outer Community Team with a well-established and cohesive leadership group
  • Working with a broad range of psychiatric presentations enabling development / enhancement of clinical and case-management skills
  • Rich opportunities for professional development, training and research
  • Attractive salary and working conditions including annual and CPD leave and salary sacrifice

Interested?

Get to know us at www.nwmh.org.au and if you have any questions or want to know more we would love you to connect with us. We look forward to hearing from you.

We are a diverse workforce that is reflective of the community we care for. We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity, ethical practice, and the principles of Cultural Diversity and social inclusion. We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and experience, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with disability, and people who identify as LGBTI.

We build teams that embrace our values – caring, excellence, integrity, respect, and unity.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working With Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment prior to commencement.

Contact Details
Jane Pinnuck on 0401 600 911 or Erin Finch on 97321600



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