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Job Number : 33856
Type and Location : Counselling / Melbourne
Listed By : Monash Health on 8 Jun 2021
Mental Health Clinician
  • Opportunity to work in Monash Health's Wellness and Recovery Inpatient Unit
  • Become part of a supportive and dedicated team
  • Provide excellence in care to individuals with an Eating Disorder

Acknowledging the vital role they play in providing healthcare to our community, Monash Health proudly supports the WHO 2021 International Year of Health and Care Workers.

About Monash Health

Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service. We are proud to provide healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire life-span from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 18,000 employees work at over 40 care locations across south eastern Melbourne, including Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children’s Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston Centre, Cranbourne Centre, and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities. For more information please visit www.monashhealth.org.

Mental Health Program

Monash Health Mental Health Services provides a range of community, bed-based services covering the Casey, Cardinia, Greater Dandenong, Kingston and Monash LGAs – a population of nearly one million.  It has an operational budget of $130 million and employs approximately 820 EFT, representing over 1000 staff.

Psychology and Specialist Services (PsySS) in the Mental Health Program runs a number of programs across Monash Health including the Wellness and Recovery Centre. The Monash Health Wellness and Recovery Centre (WRC) Eating Disorder Service is a service operating across Monash Health Campuses.  The service offers comprehensive Eating Disorder assessment, diagnosis and evidence-based treatment to individuals affected by Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge eating Disorder, and Other Specified Feeding & Eating Disorder (OSFED).

Services include:

  • Adults (18-65yo) Inpatient Treatment
  • Adults (18-65yo) Outpatient Treatment
  • Day Program (12-24yo)

About the Monash Health Wellness and Recovery Adult Inpatient Unit

The Monash Health Wellness and Recovery Inpatient Unit is a structured, inpatient program operating on West 4, Dandenong Hospital, Victoria. The program comprises four beds and provides:

  • Medical monitoring and supervision
  • Nutritional rehabilitation
  • Weight restoration
  • Supportive therapies
  • Inhibition of eating disordered behaviours
  • Meal supervision
  • Structured daily activities

About the Role

The Mental Health Clinician position is a part time (0.4EFT) ongoing position with the Wellness and Recovery Centre Inpatient Unit at Dandenong Hospital. Shifts are rostered across a 7 day week.

The Mental Health Clinician operates as part of a wider, multidisciplinary team providing treatment to individuals with eating disorders.

This role would suit an experienced mental health clinician who is passionate about supporting the recovery of individuals with an eating disorder.

The ability to engage and work with adults on an individual level will be highly regarded. This role will suit someone who wants to be part of the ongoing development of a service to improve the health and wellbeing of people with an eating disorder in a service known for innovation.

What you need:

  • Current registration with AHPRA
  • Working with Children’s Check
  • Relevant post-graduate qualifications in mental health
  • Proven significant clinical experience

What’s in it for you?

  • A rare opportunity to join a leading Eating Disorder program at Monash Health
  • Support, mentoring and development from a highly experienced and well regarded leadership team
  • An opportunity to focus in the field of Eating Disorders

As an employee of the largest public health service in Victoria, you will have access to salary packaging, onsite discounted staff car parking and gym and a generous Employee Assistance Program.

How to Apply

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System – e-mail applications will not be considered. 
Existing Monash Health employees should apply using their Monash Health employee account. Please call Recruitment Services on 9265 2776 for assistance.

Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed. These include:

  • reference checks
  • a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months
  • a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same)
  • proof of immunisation.

A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview. 

To view the full position description and to APPLY NOW, click here 

Contact Details
Paige Stimpson

Manager, Wellness and Recovery Centre

Tel: 0427 326 731

Email: paige.stimpson@monashhealth.org



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